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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 46 46 45
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing QA 17 31 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.72% 3.02% 2.91%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.35% 20.81% 22.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 21 17
Median daily rate £375 £300 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £285 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £420 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £17.55
% change year-on-year
-39.13% +31.09%
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
104 149 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 16.61% 14.54% 12.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 72 50
Median daily rate £431 £300 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.66% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £195 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £473 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £376
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +9.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 3
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.10 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.26% +42.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.48 £12.00 £9.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.40 £28.50 £12.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.41 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +50.00%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 14 (53.85%) SQL
2 12 (46.15%) Oracle
3 8 (30.77%) SAP
3 8 (30.77%) ITIL
4 7 (26.92%) XML
4 7 (26.92%) Java
4 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
4 7 (26.92%) Finance
4 7 (26.92%) Data Analysis
4 7 (26.92%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (26.92%) Oracle Database
5 6 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (23.08%) Bash Shell
5 6 (23.08%) Test Scripting
5 6 (23.08%) Log4j
5 6 (23.08%) IBM
5 6 (23.08%) PL/SQL
5 6 (23.08%) Linux
5 6 (23.08%) Tomcat
5 6 (23.08%) Python
5 6 (23.08%) J2SE
5 6 (23.08%) XSLT
5 6 (23.08%) XML Schema
6 5 (19.23%) Star Schema
6 5 (19.23%) Data Modelling
6 5 (19.23%) ETL
6 5 (19.23%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
6 5 (19.23%) Informatica
6 5 (19.23%) Oracle Applications

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 6 (23.08%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) AutoCAD
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (11.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (3.85%) SAP FI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) Oracle Database
2 5 (19.23%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (19.23%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 5 (19.23%) SAP Data Services
2 5 (19.23%) Star Schema
3 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.85%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Log4j
2 3 (11.54%) JIRA
2 3 (11.54%) Selenium
2 3 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (7.69%) MSTest
3 2 (7.69%) SpecFlow
3 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.85%) HP UFT
4 1 (3.85%) JMeter
4 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
2 2 (7.69%) Electronics
2 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.69%) Marketing
2 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Analyst
2 7 (26.92%) Applications Support
3 5 (19.23%) Applications Support Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Informatica Developer
3 5 (19.23%) PL/SQL Developer
3 5 (19.23%) SAP Developer
3 5 (19.23%) SQL Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Support Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Strategy Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Test Automation Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Test Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Test Strategy Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Accountant
5 2 (7.69%) Banking Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Governance Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Active Directory Support
6 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared Application Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) XML
2 6 (23.08%) J2SE
2 6 (23.08%) XML Schema
2 6 (23.08%) XSLT
3 1 (3.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.54%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.85%) CMDB
3 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.85%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Linux
1 6 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (15.38%) Windows
3 3 (11.54%) Android
3 3 (11.54%) Apple iOS
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.85%) Unix
5 1 (3.85%) Windows NT
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) ITIL
2 7 (26.92%) Data Analysis
2 7 (26.92%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (23.08%) Test Scripting
4 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (19.23%) Data Modelling
4 5 (19.23%) ETL
4 5 (19.23%) Software Testing
4 5 (19.23%) Waterfall
5 4 (15.38%) Automated Testing
6 3 (11.54%) CRM
6 3 (11.54%) Defect Management
6 3 (11.54%) ERP
6 3 (11.54%) Scrum
6 3 (11.54%) Test Management
6 3 (11.54%) Test Strategy
7 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (7.69%) Change Management
7 2 (7.69%) Programme Management
7 2 (7.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (53.85%) SQL
2 7 (26.92%) Java
3 6 (23.08%) Bash Shell
3 6 (23.08%) PL/SQL
3 6 (23.08%) Python
4 1 (3.85%) C#
4 1 (3.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) ISEB
2 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) Degree
3 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 2 (7.69%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) Oracle
2 8 (30.77%) SAP
3 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
4 6 (23.08%) IBM
5 5 (19.23%) Informatica
6 2 (7.69%) Intel Security
6 2 (7.69%) Lumension
7 1 (3.85%) Cisco
7 1 (3.85%) HP
7 1 (3.85%) Remedy