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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 48 49 49
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing QA 14 19 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.12% 2.68% 2.76%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.22% 23.17% 29.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 19 16
Median daily rate £375 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £282 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £375 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.67% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +17.64%

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
63 82 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 9.55% 11.55% 9.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 45 35
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £295 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.20 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% -8.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £43.25 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-53.75% +82.10%

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 23 February 2017.

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

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 11 (35.48%) PL/SQL
1 11 (35.48%) SQL
1 11 (35.48%) Finance
1 11 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (35.48%) Test Scripting
2 9 (29.03%) SC Cleared
2 9 (29.03%) Security Cleared
2 9 (29.03%) Regression Testing
2 9 (29.03%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (29.03%) Defect Management
3 8 (25.81%) ITIL
3 8 (25.81%) Java
3 8 (25.81%) Selenium
4 7 (22.58%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (22.58%) Performance Testing
5 6 (19.35%) Data Analysis
5 6 (19.35%) SAP
5 6 (19.35%) XML
5 6 (19.35%) QA Automation
6 5 (16.13%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 5 (16.13%) Oracle
6 5 (16.13%) Data Modelling
6 5 (16.13%) ETL
6 5 (16.13%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
6 5 (16.13%) Biometrics
6 5 (16.13%) Informatica
6 5 (16.13%) Project Management
6 5 (16.13%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (16.13%) SAP Data Services

QA
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 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.23%) MS Office
1 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (3.23%) MS Project
1 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Oracle Applications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (16.13%) SAP Data Services
2 4 (12.90%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 4 (12.90%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 8 (25.81%) Selenium
2 5 (16.13%) JIRA
3 4 (12.90%) WebDriver
4 3 (9.68%) Cucumber
5 2 (6.45%) Appium
5 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.23%) Bitbucket
6 1 (3.23%) Bugzilla
6 1 (3.23%) Calabash
6 1 (3.23%) Genymotion
6 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.23%) IntelliJ
6 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (35.48%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Retail
4 1 (3.23%) Automotive
4 1 (3.23%) German Language
4 1 (3.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Analyst
2 7 (22.58%) QA Engineer
3 6 (19.35%) Automation Engineer
3 6 (19.35%) QA Automation Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Developer
4 5 (16.13%) Informatica Developer
4 5 (16.13%) PL/SQL Developer
4 5 (16.13%) SQL Developer
5 4 (12.90%) Java Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) QA Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) SAP Developer
6 3 (9.68%) Tester
7 2 (6.45%) Desktop Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Desktop Support
7 2 (6.45%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) QA Manager
7 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
7 2 (6.45%) Support Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Business Change Business Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Public Sector Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) EPoS
2 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Windows
2 2 (6.45%) Android
2 2 (6.45%) Windows 10
2 2 (6.45%) Windows Server
2 2 (6.45%) Windows Vista
3 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.23%) Linux
3 1 (3.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (35.48%) Test Scripting
2 9 (29.03%) Defect Management
2 9 (29.03%) Regression Testing
3 8 (25.81%) ITIL
4 7 (22.58%) Performance Testing
4 7 (22.58%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (19.35%) Data Analysis
5 6 (19.35%) QA Automation
6 5 (16.13%) Biometrics
6 5 (16.13%) Data Modelling
6 5 (16.13%) ETL
6 5 (16.13%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 5 (16.13%) Project Management
7 4 (12.90%) BDD
7 4 (12.90%) Integration Testing
7 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (9.68%) API Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Functional Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (35.48%) PL/SQL
1 11 (35.48%) SQL
2 8 (25.81%) Java
3 1 (3.23%) Python
3 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) SC Cleared
1 9 (29.03%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (9.68%) DV Cleared
4 2 (6.45%) ISEB
4 2 (6.45%) ISTQB
4 2 (6.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (3.23%) APMP
5 1 (3.23%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Degree
5 1 (3.23%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) SDET
2 1 (3.23%) EFQM
2 1 (3.23%) ISO 9000
2 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) SAP
2 5 (16.13%) Informatica
2 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.13%) Oracle
3 4 (12.90%) Citrix
3 4 (12.90%) HP
4 3 (9.68%) Compaq
5 2 (6.45%) Intel Security
5 2 (6.45%) Lumension
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