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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 12 15 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing QA 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in High Wycombe 5.17% 1.59% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 25.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£313 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £19.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+73.68% -37.19%
QA
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
12 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in High Wycombe 20.69% 6.35% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 0
Average daily rate £280 £263 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £8.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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
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

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in High Wycombe

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (50.00%) JIRA
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) Selenium
3 2 (25.00%) WCF
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) TDD
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) WinForms
3 2 (25.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (25.00%) .NET
3 2 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (25.00%) Web Services
3 2 (25.00%) ISEB
3 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (25.00%) LINQ
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Management
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (25.00%) Open Source
3 2 (25.00%) BDD
3 2 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (25.00%) User Stories
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in High Wycombe by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (12.50%) Summit
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) JIRA
2 3 (37.50%) Selenium
3 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) QA Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Developer
4 1 (12.50%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) WCF
1 2 (25.00%) WinForms
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
1 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
1 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (25.00%) LINQ
1 2 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
2 1 (12.50%) jQuery
2 1 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) XHTML
2 1 (12.50%) CSS
2 1 (12.50%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) Ajax
2 1 (12.50%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Open Source
2 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (25.00%) TDD
1 2 (25.00%) Scrum
1 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (25.00%) Test Management
1 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (25.00%) BDD
1 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (25.00%) User Stories
2 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
2 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
2 1 (12.50%) CRM
2 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
2 1 (12.50%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) VB.NET
2 2 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
1 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft