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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 32 45 41
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -4
Contract jobs citing QA 39 22 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 4.63% 2.73% 2.00%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.39% 26.19% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 3
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£300 £340 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +18.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £18.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+102.77% -34.54%
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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
92 84 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 10.93% 10.42% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 35 11
Average daily rate £328 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.67% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £168 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.05% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £10.50 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+280.95% +10.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% -5.94%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 28 (49.12%) Finance
2 22 (38.60%) ISEB
2 22 (38.60%) Waterfall
3 21 (36.84%) V-Model
3 21 (36.84%) HP Quality Center
3 21 (36.84%) User Acceptance Testing
3 21 (36.84%) SAP
4 20 (35.09%) SQL
4 20 (35.09%) XML
4 20 (35.09%) Software Testing
4 20 (35.09%) Test Management
4 20 (35.09%) Test Scripting
5 19 (33.33%) Relational Database
6 18 (31.58%) Validation
7 13 (22.81%) Microsoft
8 12 (21.05%) SAP BW
8 12 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (19.30%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (15.79%) MS Excel
11 8 (14.04%) MS Office
11 8 (14.04%) Project Management
11 8 (14.04%) Manual Testing
12 7 (12.28%) Oracle
12 7 (12.28%) Migration
13 5 (8.77%) .NET
13 5 (8.77%) SharePoint
13 5 (8.77%) CMS
13 5 (8.77%) Programme Management
14 4 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
14 4 (7.02%) Manufacturing

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Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (8.77%) SharePoint
1 5 (8.77%) CMS
2 4 (7.02%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (3.51%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.75%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 8 (14.04%) MS Office
3 3 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (3.51%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.75%) Fireworks
5 1 (1.75%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (1.75%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) SAP FI
1 3 (5.26%) SAP BCA
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (3.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) Intranet
2 1 (1.75%) Internet
2 1 (1.75%) OSPF
2 1 (1.75%) EIGRP
2 1 (1.75%) Firewall
2 1 (1.75%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (1.75%) Network Security
2 1 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (1.75%) LAN
2 1 (1.75%) WAN
2 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.75%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 12 (21.05%) SAP BW
3 4 (7.02%) Data Mining
3 4 (7.02%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (3.51%) SAP BI
4 2 (3.51%) MS Access
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.75%) DB2
5 1 (1.75%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Selenium
1 3 (5.26%) WebDriver
1 3 (5.26%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.75%) JIRA
General
1 28 (49.12%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.51%) Electronics
4 2 (3.51%) Retail
4 2 (3.51%) Marketing
4 2 (3.51%) Advertising
4 2 (3.51%) Publishing
5 1 (1.75%) Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (57.89%) Analyst
2 22 (38.60%) Test Analyst
3 15 (26.32%) Test Leader
4 6 (10.53%) Developer
5 4 (7.02%) QA Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.26%) Test Manager
6 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 3 (5.26%) AWS Developer
7 2 (3.51%) Compliance Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Technical Editor
7 2 (3.51%) Governance Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Tester
7 2 (3.51%) Audit Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Developer Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Lead Test Analyst
8 1 (1.75%) Web Analyst
8 1 (1.75%) MI Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (35.09%) XML
2 5 (8.77%) .NET
3 3 (5.26%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.75%) jQuery
4 1 (1.75%) HTML5
4 1 (1.75%) CSS3
4 1 (1.75%) Sass
4 1 (1.75%) LESS
4 1 (1.75%) Middleware
4 1 (1.75%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.75%) Spring
4 1 (1.75%) jBPM
4 1 (1.75%) CSS
4 1 (1.75%) SOAP
4 1 (1.75%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.51%) DTV
2 2 (3.51%) GIS
3 1 (1.75%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.75%) Graphic Design
3 1 (1.75%) Data Conversion
3 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.02%) UNIX
1 4 (7.02%) Windows
2 2 (3.51%) AIX
3 1 (1.75%) Solaris
3 1 (1.75%) Linux
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (38.60%) Waterfall
2 21 (36.84%) V-Model
2 21 (36.84%) User Acceptance Testing
3 20 (35.09%) Test Management
3 20 (35.09%) Test Scripting
3 20 (35.09%) Software Testing
4 18 (31.58%) Validation
5 12 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (19.30%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (14.04%) Project Management
7 8 (14.04%) Manual Testing
8 7 (12.28%) Migration
9 5 (8.77%) Programme Management
10 4 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (5.26%) Data Migration
11 3 (5.26%) BDD
11 3 (5.26%) Performance Improvement
12 2 (3.51%) Continuous Improvement
12 2 (3.51%) Digital Marketing
12 2 (3.51%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (35.09%) SQL
2 3 (5.26%) Ruby
2 3 (5.26%) C#
3 1 (1.75%) Java
3 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.75%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (38.60%) ISEB
2 2 (3.51%) Degree
3 1 (1.75%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.75%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (1.75%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.75%) CCNP
3 1 (1.75%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.75%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.75%) vSphere
1 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 21 (36.84%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (36.84%) SAP
2 13 (22.81%) Microsoft
3 7 (12.28%) Oracle
4 4 (7.02%) Business Objects
5 2 (3.51%) HP
5 2 (3.51%) ESRI
6 1 (1.75%) Brocade
6 1 (1.75%) 3PAR
6 1 (1.75%) EMC
6 1 (1.75%) NetApp
6 1 (1.75%) Apple
6 1 (1.75%) McAfee
6 1 (1.75%) Cisco
6 1 (1.75%) IBM
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