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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 14 - 9
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing QA 5 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in High Wycombe 5.56% - 3.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.67% - 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
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£195 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £359
% change year-on-year
-0.64% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.34 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-34.64% +25.00%
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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
12 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in High Wycombe 13.33% 7.14% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 2
Average daily rate £195 - £418
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 - £392
10% offered a daily rate of more than £229 - £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £8.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

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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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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 24 October 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 11 (64.71%) SQL
2 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 8 (47.06%) Test Management
3 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
3 4 (23.53%) ISEB
3 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
3 4 (23.53%) Integration Testing
3 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
3 4 (23.53%) Functional Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Analytics
4 3 (17.65%) Master Data Management
4 3 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (17.65%) QlikView
4 3 (17.65%) Data Management
4 3 (17.65%) Data Integration
4 3 (17.65%) iPad
4 3 (17.65%) Big Data
4 3 (17.65%) ISO 9001
4 3 (17.65%) SAP
4 3 (17.65%) CRM
4 3 (17.65%) Cognos
4 3 (17.65%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (17.65%) Project Management
4 3 (17.65%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
4 3 (17.65%) Quality Management
4 3 (17.65%) CMMI
4 3 (17.65%) Publishing
5 2 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (11.76%) QMS

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Top Related IT Skills in High Wycombe by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (11.76%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) QlikView
1 3 (17.65%) Big Data
2 1 (5.88%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (11.76%) JIRA
1 2 (11.76%) Selenium
General
1 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Publishing
2 3 (17.65%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) QA Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Test Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Quality Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Senior QA Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Quality Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Support Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) QA Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Quality Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Support Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) QA Tester
6 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Developer Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst Developer
6 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Data Integration
1 3 (17.65%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Test Management
2 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
2 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
2 4 (23.53%) Functional Testing
2 4 (23.53%) Integration Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Analytics
3 3 (17.65%) Master Data Management
3 3 (17.65%) Data Management
3 3 (17.65%) CRM
3 3 (17.65%) Project Management
3 3 (17.65%) Quality Management
3 3 (17.65%) CMMI
4 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (11.76%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) ISEB
1 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) ISO 9001
1 3 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) SAP
1 3 (17.65%) Cognos
1 3 (17.65%) Salesforce.com