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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 11 18 9
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -9
Contract jobs citing QA 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in High Wycombe 4.60% 1.30% 2.86%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.22% 25.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate
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£210 £250 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +19.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £338 £345
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +16.66%
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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
18 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in High Wycombe 20.69% 5.19% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 1
Average daily rate £278 £263 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £8.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.60% -6.50%

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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

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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

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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 17 December 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in High Wycombe

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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 17 December 2014, 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 7 (50.00%) Finance
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
1 7 (50.00%) Test Management
2 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing
2 4 (28.57%) ISEB
2 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 4 (28.57%) Integration Testing
2 4 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 4 (28.57%) Functional Testing
3 3 (21.43%) JIRA
3 3 (21.43%) Selenium
4 2 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
4 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (14.29%) QMS
4 2 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (14.29%) ISO 9001
4 2 (14.29%) Summit
4 2 (14.29%) Quality Management
4 2 (14.29%) CMMI
5 1 (7.14%) MVC
5 1 (7.14%) Scrum
5 1 (7.14%) WinForms
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.14%) TDD
5 1 (7.14%) Banking
5 1 (7.14%) Ajax
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.14%) C#
5 1 (7.14%) HTML

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Top Related IT Skills in High Wycombe by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 2 (14.29%) Summit
2 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) JIRA
1 3 (21.43%) Selenium
2 2 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
3 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Test Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) QA Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Quality Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Senior QA Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Quality Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) QA Tester
4 2 (14.29%) QA Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Quality Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) WinForms
1 1 (7.14%) Ajax
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.14%) CSS
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
1 1 (7.14%) XML
1 1 (7.14%) XHTML
1 1 (7.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
1 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
1 1 (7.14%) WCF
1 1 (7.14%) WPF
1 1 (7.14%) LINQ
1 1 (7.14%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
1 1 (7.14%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Test Management
2 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 4 (28.57%) Integration Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Functional Testing
3 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (14.29%) QMS
3 2 (14.29%) Quality Management
3 2 (14.29%) CMMI
4 1 (7.14%) MVC
4 1 (7.14%) Scrum
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) TDD
4 1 (7.14%) CRM
4 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
4 1 (7.14%) BDD
4 1 (7.14%) User Stories
4 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) ISEB
1 4 (28.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (14.29%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
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