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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 37 56 48
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -8
Contract jobs citing QA 27 13 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 3.22% 1.72% 2.53%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.03% 18.31% 55.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 12
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£368 £280 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -14.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £268 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £425 £427
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 £14.61 £16.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-8.71% -36.00%
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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
93 71 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 11.10% 9.37% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 33 17
Average daily rate £339 £280 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.98% -16.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £240 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £23.25 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +82.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -22.22%

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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

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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 22 August 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

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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 22 August 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 16 (37.21%) Finance
2 15 (34.88%) SQL
3 13 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (27.91%) ISEB
5 11 (25.58%) Java
5 11 (25.58%) SAP
5 11 (25.58%) Automotive
6 10 (23.26%) Security Cleared
6 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
7 9 (20.93%) .NET
7 9 (20.93%) Windows
7 9 (20.93%) Migration
8 8 (18.60%) Software Testing
8 8 (18.60%) C#
8 8 (18.60%) Waterfall
9 7 (16.28%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (16.28%) UNIX
9 7 (16.28%) SharePoint
9 7 (16.28%) Document Management
9 7 (16.28%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (13.95%) Resource Management
10 6 (13.95%) VBScript
10 6 (13.95%) Change Management
10 6 (13.95%) ISO 9000
10 6 (13.95%) HP
10 6 (13.95%) DAB
11 5 (11.63%) Web Services
11 5 (11.63%) Selenium
11 5 (11.63%) Java EE
11 5 (11.63%) ISTQB

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Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 7 (16.28%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.98%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (6.98%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.65%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.33%) Lync
4 1 (2.33%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MS Excel
1 3 (6.98%) MS Office
2 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.95%) DAB
2 1 (2.33%) Unified Communications
2 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.65%) DB2
3 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Selenium
2 4 (9.30%) Visual Studio
2 4 (9.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (6.98%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (2.33%) WatiN
4 1 (2.33%) Facilita Forecast
4 1 (2.33%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.33%) JIRA
General
1 16 (37.21%) Finance
2 11 (25.58%) Automotive
3 5 (11.63%) Banking
4 2 (4.65%) Retail
5 1 (2.33%) Electronics
5 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.33%) Marketing
5 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (30.23%) Analyst
2 9 (20.93%) Test Analyst
3 5 (11.63%) Architect
4 4 (9.30%) Technical Specialist
4 4 (9.30%) Developer
4 4 (9.30%) Technical Architect
4 4 (9.30%) Quality Manager
4 4 (9.30%) Coordinator
5 3 (6.98%) Consultant
5 3 (6.98%) Tester
5 3 (6.98%) PMO Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Project Coordinator
5 3 (6.98%) Test Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) SQL Developer
6 2 (4.65%) QA Manager
6 2 (4.65%) SCCM Specialist
7 1 (2.33%) Business Solution Architect
7 1 (2.33%) Technical Editor
7 1 (2.33%) SAP Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.93%) .NET
2 5 (11.63%) Web Services
2 5 (11.63%) Java EE
3 4 (9.30%) XML
4 3 (6.98%) J2EE
5 2 (4.65%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (2.33%) DTV
1 1 (2.33%) EFT
1 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (2.33%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.93%) Windows
2 7 (16.28%) UNIX
3 4 (9.30%) Windows NT
3 4 (9.30%) Windows 7
4 3 (6.98%) AIX
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (20.93%) Migration
3 8 (18.60%) Software Testing
3 8 (18.60%) Waterfall
4 7 (16.28%) Document Management
4 7 (16.28%) User Acceptance 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%) V-Model
8 3 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (6.98%) Web Testing
8 3 (6.98%) Scrum
8 3 (6.98%) TDD
8 3 (6.98%) Data Analysis
9 2 (4.65%) Automated Testing
9 2 (4.65%) Business Analysis
9 2 (4.65%) Test Scripting
9 2 (4.65%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.88%) SQL
2 11 (25.58%) Java
3 8 (18.60%) C#
4 6 (13.95%) VBScript
5 3 (6.98%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.33%) C++
7 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (27.91%) ISEB
2 10 (23.26%) Security Cleared
3 5 (11.63%) ISTQB
4 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.65%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.33%) MCSE
6 1 (2.33%) HND
6 1 (2.33%) Degree
6 1 (2.33%) CITP
6 1 (2.33%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.95%) ISO 9000
2 1 (2.33%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 3 (6.98%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
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 11 (25.58%) SAP
2 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
3 6 (13.95%) HP
4 4 (9.30%) Oracle
5 3 (6.98%) Dundas
6 2 (4.65%) Symantec
7 1 (2.33%) Telerik
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