The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 51 60 57
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -3
Contract jobs citing QA 9 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.37% 2.04% 1.99%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.68% 15.04% 25.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 12
Median daily rate £265 £365 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.39% +33.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £284 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £425 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £11.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £37.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-58.38% +91.02%
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 Milton Keynes region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
71 113 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 10.84% 13.53% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 56 31
Median daily rate £450 £400 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +49.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £313 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £468 £497
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £13.25 £20.19 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.35% +75.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £22.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+26.66% +8.43%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

QA Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Milton Keynes region with a requirement for QA.

1 13 (72.22%) SQL
2 9 (50.00%) Java
2 9 (50.00%) XML
2 9 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (44.44%) Oracle Database
3 8 (44.44%) Oracle
4 7 (38.89%) XSLT
4 7 (38.89%) Finance
5 6 (33.33%) Log4j
5 6 (33.33%) XML Schema
5 6 (33.33%) ITIL
5 6 (33.33%) Linux
5 6 (33.33%) Tomcat
5 6 (33.33%) Python
5 6 (33.33%) J2SE
5 6 (33.33%) SAP
5 6 (33.33%) IBM
5 6 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (33.33%) Bash Shell
6 5 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (27.78%) ISEB
7 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (22.22%) PL/SQL
7 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Marketing
8 3 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
8 3 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (16.67%) V-Model
8 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
8 3 (16.67%) Relational Database

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Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (11.11%) SAP FI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (44.44%) Oracle Database
2 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 3 (16.67%) SAP BW
3 2 (11.11%) Data Mining
3 2 (11.11%) SAP BI
4 1 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (5.56%) Data Mart
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Log4j
2 2 (11.11%) Toad
3 1 (5.56%) Android Studio
3 1 (5.56%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.56%) Subversion
3 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Electronics
2 3 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 3 (16.67%) Marketing
2 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Analyst
2 7 (38.89%) Test Analyst
3 6 (33.33%) Applications Support
4 5 (27.78%) Applications Support Analyst
4 5 (27.78%) Support Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Developer
5 3 (16.67%) Java Developer
5 3 (16.67%) SAP Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) SAP Test Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) SQL Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) Android Developer
6 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) Integration Test Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) Java Android Developer
6 2 (11.11%) QA Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) QA Tester
6 2 (11.11%) SAP BW Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) SQL Reporting Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (50.00%) XML
2 7 (38.89%) XSLT
3 6 (33.33%) J2SE
3 6 (33.33%) XML Schema
4 2 (11.11%) Android SDK
4 2 (11.11%) Middleware
4 2 (11.11%) SOAP
5 1 (5.56%) .NET
5 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
5 1 (5.56%) HTML
5 1 (5.56%) J2EE
5 1 (5.56%) REST
5 1 (5.56%) Spring
5 1 (5.56%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Contactless
1 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Linux
1 6 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (11.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (33.33%) ITIL
3 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 3 (16.67%) SDLC
4 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (16.67%) V-Model
4 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 2 (11.11%) Data Analysis
5 2 (11.11%) Data Modelling
5 2 (11.11%) Data Reconciliation
5 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
5 2 (11.11%) System Testing
5 2 (11.11%) UML
6 1 (5.56%) EAI
6 1 (5.56%) ETL
6 1 (5.56%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 13 (72.22%) SQL
2 9 (50.00%) Java
3 6 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 6 (33.33%) Python
4 4 (22.22%) PL/SQL
5 1 (5.56%) C#
5 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) ISEB
2 2 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Oracle
2 6 (33.33%) IBM
2 6 (33.33%) SAP
3 1 (5.56%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft