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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 47 41 52
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +11
Contract jobs citing QA 14 25 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.29% 3.54% 1.86%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.47% 24.04% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 21 13
Median daily rate £290 £300 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £285 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £375 £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £28.00 £33.45
% change year-on-year
-5.35% -16.29%

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
85 104 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 13.91% 14.73% 11.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 54 38
Median daily rate £450 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Median hourly rate £9.61 £14.20 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.32% -8.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £41.75 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-46.10% +77.65%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 14 (51.85%) SQL
2 13 (48.15%) PL/SQL
3 11 (40.74%) Test Scripting
4 9 (33.33%) Selenium
5 8 (29.63%) Data Analysis
5 8 (29.63%) Finance
6 7 (25.93%) Oracle Applications
6 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (25.93%) Java
6 7 (25.93%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (25.93%) Oracle
6 7 (25.93%) SAP
6 7 (25.93%) Data Modelling
6 7 (25.93%) ETL
6 7 (25.93%) Informatica
6 7 (25.93%) JIRA
6 7 (25.93%) SAP Data Services
6 7 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (22.22%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 6 (22.22%) Star Schema
7 6 (22.22%) XML
7 6 (22.22%) Regression Testing
7 6 (22.22%) Defect Management
7 6 (22.22%) QA Automation
8 5 (18.52%) Automated Testing
8 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
8 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
8 5 (18.52%) Android
9 4 (14.81%) Apple iOS
9 4 (14.81%) WebDriver

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 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) AutoCAD
2 1 (3.70%) MS Office
2 1 (3.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (25.93%) SAP Data Services
2 6 (22.22%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 6 (22.22%) Star Schema
3 1 (3.70%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (33.33%) Selenium
2 7 (25.93%) JIRA
3 4 (14.81%) WebDriver
4 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (7.41%) Appium
5 2 (7.41%) Cucumber
5 2 (7.41%) MSTest
5 2 (7.41%) SpecFlow
5 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.70%) Bitbucket
6 1 (3.70%) Calabash
6 1 (3.70%) Genymotion
6 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.70%) IntelliJ
6 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Retail
4 1 (3.70%) Automotive
4 1 (3.70%) German Language
4 1 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Developer
1 7 (25.93%) Informatica Developer
1 7 (25.93%) PL/SQL Developer
1 7 (25.93%) SQL Developer
2 6 (22.22%) QA Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) SAP Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Automation Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) QA Automation Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Java Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Strategy Manager
5 3 (11.11%) Test Automation Manager
5 3 (11.11%) Test Manager
5 3 (11.11%) Test Strategy Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Desktop Support
6 2 (7.41%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
6 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.70%) CMDB
3 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.70%) EPoS
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Android
2 4 (14.81%) Apple iOS
3 3 (11.11%) Windows
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.70%) Linux
5 1 (3.70%) Ubuntu
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Test Scripting
2 8 (29.63%) Data Analysis
3 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (25.93%) Data Modelling
3 7 (25.93%) ETL
4 6 (22.22%) Defect Management
4 6 (22.22%) QA Automation
4 6 (22.22%) Regression Testing
5 5 (18.52%) Automated Testing
6 4 (14.81%) BDD
7 3 (11.11%) Change Management
7 3 (11.11%) Functional Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Integration Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Performance Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Software Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Test Management
7 3 (11.11%) Test Strategy
7 3 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Waterfall
7 3 (11.11%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (51.85%) SQL
2 13 (48.15%) PL/SQL
3 7 (25.93%) Java
4 1 (3.70%) Python
4 1 (3.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) DV Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) ISEB
2 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.70%) APMP
3 1 (3.70%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) SDET
2 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (7.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Informatica
1 7 (25.93%) Oracle
1 7 (25.93%) SAP
2 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.41%) Intel Security
3 2 (7.41%) Lumension
4 1 (3.70%) Remedy