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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 46 54 44
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -10
Contract jobs citing QA 26 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 3.16% 1.63% 2.81%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.53% 18.46% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 15
Average daily rate
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£314 £278 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.06% -14.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £268 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £298 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
- +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.55 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.25% -12.50%
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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
98 65 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 11.92% 8.82% 6.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 26 20
Average daily rate £335 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £448 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £354 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £12.50 £23.25 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.23% +82.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £23.25 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £23.25 £14.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014, 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 18 (41.86%) Finance
2 17 (39.53%) SQL
3 13 (30.23%) ISEB
3 13 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (27.91%) Java
4 12 (27.91%) SAP
5 11 (25.58%) .NET
5 11 (25.58%) Automotive
6 10 (23.26%) C#
7 9 (20.93%) Document Management
7 9 (20.93%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (20.93%) Security Cleared
7 9 (20.93%) Waterfall
8 8 (18.60%) Migration
8 8 (18.60%) Windows
9 7 (16.28%) UNIX
9 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
9 7 (16.28%) Software Testing
9 7 (16.28%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (16.28%) Selenium
10 6 (13.95%) Resource Management
10 6 (13.95%) ISTQB
10 6 (13.95%) ISO 9000
10 6 (13.95%) SharePoint
10 6 (13.95%) XML
10 6 (13.95%) VBScript
10 6 (13.95%) HP
10 6 (13.95%) Change Management
10 6 (13.95%) DAB
11 5 (11.63%) Service Delivery

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Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 6 (13.95%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.98%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (6.98%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MS Excel
1 3 (6.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.33%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.95%) DAB
2 2 (4.65%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.65%) DB2
2 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (16.28%) Selenium
2 4 (9.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (9.30%) Visual Studio
3 3 (6.98%) WatiN
3 3 (6.98%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (6.98%) JIRA
4 1 (2.33%) Facilita Forecast
4 1 (2.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 18 (41.86%) Finance
2 11 (25.58%) Automotive
3 4 (9.30%) Banking
4 2 (4.65%) Publishing
5 1 (2.33%) Electronics
5 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.33%) Legal
5 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.33%) Retail
5 1 (2.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (30.23%) Analyst
2 9 (20.93%) Test Analyst
3 5 (11.63%) Tester
4 4 (9.30%) Technical Specialist
4 4 (9.30%) Quality Manager
4 4 (9.30%) Coordinator
4 4 (9.30%) Architect
5 3 (6.98%) Technical Architect
5 3 (6.98%) Project Coordinator
5 3 (6.98%) Test Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) PMO Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) SQL Developer
6 2 (4.65%) QA Tester
6 2 (4.65%) Consultant
6 2 (4.65%) QA Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Test Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Technical Editor
6 2 (4.65%) SCCM Specialist
7 1 (2.33%) Business Solution Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.58%) .NET
2 6 (13.95%) XML
3 5 (11.63%) Web Services
3 5 (11.63%) Java EE
4 3 (6.98%) J2EE
5 2 (4.65%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.33%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.60%) Windows
2 7 (16.28%) UNIX
3 4 (9.30%) Windows 7
3 4 (9.30%) Windows NT
4 3 (6.98%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (20.93%) Document Management
2 9 (20.93%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (20.93%) Waterfall
3 8 (18.60%) Migration
4 7 (16.28%) Software Testing
5 6 (13.95%) Resource Management
5 6 (13.95%) Change Management
6 5 (11.63%) Service Delivery
6 5 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (9.30%) Test Scripting
7 4 (9.30%) V-Model
7 4 (9.30%) Automated Testing
7 4 (9.30%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (6.98%) Mentoring
8 3 (6.98%) Regression Testing
8 3 (6.98%) Workflow
8 3 (6.98%) Web Testing
9 2 (4.65%) Manual Testing
9 2 (4.65%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (39.53%) SQL
2 12 (27.91%) Java
3 10 (23.26%) C#
4 6 (13.95%) VBScript
5 3 (6.98%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
6 2 (4.65%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.33%) VB
7 1 (2.33%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (30.23%) ISEB
2 9 (20.93%) Security Cleared
3 6 (13.95%) ISTQB
4 3 (6.98%) HND
4 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.98%) Degree
5 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.95%) ISO 9000
2 1 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (16.28%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (9.30%) SCCM
3 2 (4.65%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (4.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 12 (27.91%) SAP
2 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
3 6 (13.95%) HP
4 4 (9.30%) Oracle
5 3 (6.98%) Telerik
6 2 (4.65%) Dundas
6 2 (4.65%) Symantec
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Rate: Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
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Rate: £45000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago