The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills 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 over the 3 months to 26 March 2015 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 10 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing QA 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in High Wycombe 8.93% - -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 62.50% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
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£274 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £18.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+102.77% -34.54%
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Buckinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the High Wycombe region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
High Wycombe
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
8 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in High Wycombe 14.29% 4.35% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Average daily rate £300 £254 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.22% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.05% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £12.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.15 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+31.19% -7.29%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in High Wycombe

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the High Wycombe region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in High Wycombe

QA
Daily Rate Trend in High Wycombe

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

QA Daily Rate Trend in High Wycombe

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in High Wycombe

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the High Wycombe region over the 3 months to 26 March 2015.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in High Wycombe

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in High Wycombe

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

QA Hourly Rate Trend in High Wycombe

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in High Wycombe

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the High Wycombe region citing QA also 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 that cited QA.

1 4 (44.44%) CRM
2 3 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (22.22%) WinForms
3 2 (22.22%) C
3 2 (22.22%) C#
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) VB.NET
3 2 (22.22%) .NET
3 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
3 2 (22.22%) Web Services
3 2 (22.22%) GxP
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) TDD
3 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
3 2 (22.22%) Degree
3 2 (22.22%) JIRA
3 2 (22.22%) Pharmacovigilance
3 2 (22.22%) Selenium
3 2 (22.22%) WCF
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) LINQ
3 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (22.22%) CAPA
3 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
3 2 (22.22%) Open Source
3 2 (22.22%) BDD
3 2 (22.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (22.22%) Process Improvement

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Top Related IT Skills in High Wycombe by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the High Wycombe region citing QA also 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 that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Big Data
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (11.11%) QlikView
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) JIRA
1 2 (22.22%) Selenium
1 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
2 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Business Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Quality Manager
2 2 (22.22%) QA Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Process Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) QA Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) WinForms
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
1 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
1 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
1 2 (22.22%) WCF
1 2 (22.22%) LINQ
1 2 (22.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
2 1 (11.11%) jQuery
2 1 (11.11%) WPF
2 1 (11.11%) Ajax
2 1 (11.11%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) XHTML
2 1 (11.11%) CSS
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Pharmacovigilance
1 2 (22.22%) Open Source
2 1 (11.11%) iPad
2 1 (11.11%) Data Integration
2 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) CRM
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) TDD
2 2 (22.22%) Scrum
2 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (22.22%) CAPA
2 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
2 2 (22.22%) BDD
2 2 (22.22%) Process Improvement
2 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
2 2 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) User Stories
3 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Analytics
3 1 (11.11%) Master Data Management
3 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Test Management
3 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) C
1 2 (22.22%) C#
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
1 2 (22.22%) VB.NET
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 1 (11.11%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) GxP
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) ServiceNow
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 1 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (11.11%) SAP
1 1 (11.11%) Cognos
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