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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 38 45 58
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +13
Contract jobs citing QA 19 29 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 3.09% 3.17% 1.95%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.88% 24.79% 13.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 16
Median daily rate £290 £313 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.20% +7.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £284 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £355
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £348
% change year-on-year
- +7.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £22.75 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-18.68% -31.06%
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
91 117 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 14.82% 12.80% 14.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 53 55
Median daily rate £438 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £268 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £445 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 10
Median hourly rate £9.61 £19.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.42% +26.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +13.63%

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 6 December 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

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 18 (50.00%) SQL
2 14 (38.89%) PL/SQL
2 14 (38.89%) Test Scripting
3 12 (33.33%) Oracle
4 10 (27.78%) SAP
4 10 (27.78%) Finance
4 10 (27.78%) Data Analysis
5 9 (25.00%) Oracle Applications
5 9 (25.00%) Selenium
5 9 (25.00%) Informatica
5 9 (25.00%) Java
5 9 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (25.00%) Data Modelling
5 9 (25.00%) ETL
5 9 (25.00%) SAP Data Services
5 9 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (22.22%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 8 (22.22%) Star Schema
6 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 7 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (19.44%) JIRA
7 7 (19.44%) XML
7 7 (19.44%) ITIL
8 6 (16.67%) Windows
8 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
8 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
8 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 6 (16.67%) Automated Testing
8 6 (16.67%) Defect Management
9 5 (13.89%) QA Automation

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 2 (5.56%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.56%) MS Office
3 1 (2.78%) AutoCAD
3 1 (2.78%) MS Project
3 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (25.00%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 9 (25.00%) SAP Data Services
2 8 (22.22%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 8 (22.22%) Star Schema
3 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.78%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (25.00%) Selenium
2 7 (19.44%) JIRA
3 4 (11.11%) WebDriver
4 3 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (5.56%) Appium
5 2 (5.56%) Cucumber
5 2 (5.56%) Log4j
5 2 (5.56%) MSTest
5 2 (5.56%) SpecFlow
5 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.78%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.78%) Calabash
6 1 (2.78%) Genymotion
6 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.78%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.78%) IntelliJ
6 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.78%) JMeter
General
1 10 (27.78%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Retail
4 1 (2.78%) Automotive
4 1 (2.78%) Electronics
4 1 (2.78%) German Language
4 1 (2.78%) Legal
4 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.78%) Marketing
4 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) Developer
1 9 (25.00%) Informatica Developer
1 9 (25.00%) PL/SQL Developer
1 9 (25.00%) SQL Developer
2 8 (22.22%) SAP Developer
3 5 (13.89%) Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) QA Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) QA Automation Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Applications Support
5 3 (8.33%) Java Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Strategy Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Support Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Test Automation Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Test Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Test Strategy Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Banking Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (19.44%) XML
2 2 (5.56%) J2SE
2 2 (5.56%) XML Schema
2 2 (5.56%) XSLT
3 1 (2.78%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.78%) CMDB
3 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.78%) EPoS
3 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.67%) Windows
2 5 (13.89%) Android
3 4 (11.11%) Apple iOS
3 4 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 3 (8.33%) Linux
5 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.78%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.78%) Unix
6 1 (2.78%) Windows NT
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (38.89%) Test Scripting
2 10 (27.78%) Data Analysis
3 9 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 9 (25.00%) ETL
4 7 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (19.44%) ITIL
5 6 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 6 (16.67%) Defect Management
6 5 (13.89%) Change Management
6 5 (13.89%) QA Automation
6 5 (13.89%) Regression Testing
6 5 (13.89%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (11.11%) Disk Encryption
7 4 (11.11%) ITIL V3
7 4 (11.11%) Project Management
7 4 (11.11%) Waterfall
8 3 (8.33%) BDD
8 3 (8.33%) Functional Testing
8 3 (8.33%) Test Strategy
8 3 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 18 (50.00%) SQL
2 14 (38.89%) PL/SQL
3 9 (25.00%) Java
4 3 (8.33%) Python
5 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.78%) C#
6 1 (2.78%) Ruby
6 1 (2.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.11%) DV Cleared
3 2 (5.56%) Degree
3 2 (5.56%) ISEB
3 2 (5.56%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.78%) APMP
4 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) SDET
2 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.56%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.56%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (5.56%) SCCM
2 2 (5.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (33.33%) Oracle
2 10 (27.78%) SAP
3 9 (25.00%) Informatica
4 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 4 (11.11%) Intel Security
5 4 (11.11%) Lumension
6 2 (5.56%) IBM
7 1 (2.78%) Cisco
7 1 (2.78%) Remedy