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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 58 48 60
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +12
Contract jobs citing QA 7 25 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.03% 3.06% 1.74%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.86% 22.32% 17.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 10
Median daily rate £265 £344 £289
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.90% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £289 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £378 £351
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £11.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £38.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-61.18% +76.74%
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
71 112 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 10.49% 13.71% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 51 36
Median daily rate £450 £365 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.28% +21.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £288 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £460 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £11.50 £40.00 £10.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.25% +288.34%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £24.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+17.70% +14.28%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 20 (74.07%) SQL
2 16 (59.26%) SAP
3 15 (55.56%) Finance
4 14 (51.85%) Oracle
5 12 (44.44%) PL/SQL
5 12 (44.44%) Oracle Database
6 11 (40.74%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (40.74%) XML
6 11 (40.74%) ISEB
7 10 (37.04%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (37.04%) HP Quality Center
7 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (33.33%) Software Testing
8 9 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (29.63%) Java
9 8 (29.63%) Data Mining
9 8 (29.63%) V-Model
9 8 (29.63%) Waterfall
9 8 (29.63%) SDLC
9 8 (29.63%) Relational Database
10 6 (22.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 6 (22.22%) Digital Marketing
10 6 (22.22%) Marketing
10 6 (22.22%) Electronics
10 6 (22.22%) Telecoms
10 6 (22.22%) Programme Management
10 6 (22.22%) Manufacturing
11 5 (18.52%) SAP BW
11 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
11 5 (18.52%) SAP BI

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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 3 (11.11%) Tomcat
2 2 (7.41%) SAS
3 1 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (22.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (7.41%) SAP FI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (44.44%) Oracle Database
2 8 (29.63%) Data Mining
2 8 (29.63%) Relational Database
3 5 (18.52%) SAP BI
3 5 (18.52%) SAP BW
4 3 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (7.41%) Big Data
5 2 (7.41%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 2 (7.41%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (7.41%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (7.41%) Qlik Sense
5 2 (7.41%) QlikView
6 1 (3.70%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (3.70%) Data Mart
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Log4j
1 3 (11.11%) Toad
2 2 (7.41%) Android Studio
2 2 (7.41%) Eclipse
2 2 (7.41%) Rational Rose
2 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.70%) Selenium
3 1 (3.70%) Subversion
3 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (55.56%) Finance
2 6 (22.22%) Electronics
2 6 (22.22%) Manufacturing
2 6 (22.22%) Marketing
2 6 (22.22%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.70%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 20 (74.07%) Analyst
2 16 (59.26%) Test Analyst
3 8 (29.63%) SQL Analyst
4 6 (22.22%) Developer
4 6 (22.22%) SAP Analyst
4 6 (22.22%) SAP Test Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) Automation Test Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) Manual Test Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) QA Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) QA Test Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) Report Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) SQL Reporting Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) Tester
6 3 (11.11%) Applications Support
6 3 (11.11%) Applications Support Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Java Developer
6 3 (11.11%) QA Tester
6 3 (11.11%) SAP BW Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (40.74%) XML
2 4 (14.81%) XSLT
3 3 (11.11%) Android SDK
3 3 (11.11%) J2SE
3 3 (11.11%) SOAP
3 3 (11.11%) XML Schema
4 2 (7.41%) .NET
4 2 (7.41%) Middleware
5 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.70%) HTML
5 1 (3.70%) J2EE
5 1 (3.70%) REST
5 1 (3.70%) Spring
5 1 (3.70%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Contactless
1 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Android
1 3 (11.11%) Linux
1 3 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Unix
2 1 (3.70%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (37.04%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 9 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (29.63%) SDLC
4 8 (29.63%) V-Model
4 8 (29.63%) Waterfall
5 6 (22.22%) Digital Marketing
5 6 (22.22%) Programme Management
6 3 (11.11%) Data Modelling
6 3 (11.11%) Data Reconciliation
6 3 (11.11%) ITIL
7 2 (7.41%) Analytics
7 2 (7.41%) Android Development
7 2 (7.41%) Data Analysis
7 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Scrum
7 2 (7.41%) UML
7 2 (7.41%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (74.07%) SQL
2 12 (44.44%) PL/SQL
3 8 (29.63%) Java
4 3 (11.11%) Bash Shell
4 3 (11.11%) Python
5 2 (7.41%) C#
6 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (40.74%) ISEB
2 2 (7.41%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 10 (37.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (59.26%) SAP
2 14 (51.85%) Oracle
3 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
4 3 (11.11%) IBM
5 1 (3.70%) HP