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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 6 - 10
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing QA 11 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in High Wycombe 12.36% - 4.65%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% - 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 0
Average daily rate
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£210 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.71 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-31.45% -
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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
22 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in High Wycombe 24.72% 17.74% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 2 2
Average daily rate £210 £313 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.80% -20.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £303 £387
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £323 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -17.64%

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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 29 August 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 29 August 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 (68.75%) SQL
2 8 (50.00%) Finance
2 8 (50.00%) Test Management
3 5 (31.25%) ISTQB
3 5 (31.25%) ISEB
4 3 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (18.75%) Publishing
4 3 (18.75%) ISO 9001
4 3 (18.75%) Quality Management
4 3 (18.75%) CMMI
4 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
4 3 (18.75%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (18.75%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (18.75%) Project Management
4 3 (18.75%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (18.75%) SAP
4 3 (18.75%) CRM
4 3 (18.75%) Cognos
4 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
4 3 (18.75%) Data Integration
4 3 (18.75%) Selenium
4 3 (18.75%) QlikView
4 3 (18.75%) Data Management
4 3 (18.75%) Integration Testing
4 3 (18.75%) iPad
4 3 (18.75%) Big Data
4 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Analytics
4 3 (18.75%) Master Data Management

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Top Related IT Skills in High Wycombe by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (12.50%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) QlikView
1 3 (18.75%) Big Data
2 1 (6.25%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (18.75%) Selenium
2 1 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 8 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Publishing
2 3 (18.75%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) QA Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Senior QA Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Quality Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Support Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) QA Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Quality Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Quality Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Developer Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst Developer
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (6.25%) Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) QA Tester
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Data Integration
1 3 (18.75%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Test Management
2 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
2 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
2 3 (18.75%) Analytics
2 3 (18.75%) Master Data Management
2 3 (18.75%) CRM
2 3 (18.75%) Project Management
2 3 (18.75%) Quality Management
2 3 (18.75%) CMMI
2 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
2 3 (18.75%) Data Management
2 3 (18.75%) Integration Testing
3 2 (12.50%) QMS
4 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) ISEB
1 5 (31.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) ISO 9001
1 3 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) SAP
1 3 (18.75%) Cognos
1 3 (18.75%) Salesforce.com