The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the High Wycombe region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 15 - 9
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in High Wycombe 1.16% - 2.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% - 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £210
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £162.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +712.50%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the High Wycombe region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
High Wycombe
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
79 58 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in High Wycombe 91.86% 93.55% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 33 13
Average daily rate £263 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £135 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 9 8
Average hourly rate £11.00 £28.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.71% +75.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £50.00 £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in High Wycombe

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA Tester in the job title across the High Wycombe region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in High Wycombe

QA Tester
Daily Rate Trend in High Wycombe

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA Tester across the High Wycombe region.

QA Tester Daily Rate Trend in High Wycombe

QA Tester
Top 14 Related IT Skills in High Wycombe

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the High Wycombe region that cited QA Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with QA Tester in their job title.

1 2 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) CRM
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in High Wycombe by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the High Wycombe region that cited QA Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with QA Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) CRM
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Management
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
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