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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 38 52 44
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -8
Contract jobs citing QA 32 24 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 3.64% 2.74% 1.61%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.32% 26.09% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 4
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £189 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £418 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £11.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £32.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+11.71% +19.62%
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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
99 92 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 11.28% 10.51% 7.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 35 11
Average daily rate £370 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £168 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £433 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £10.30 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+288.34% +8.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £15.38
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +36.58%

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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

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 22 (43.14%) Finance
2 17 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (31.37%) Waterfall
4 15 (29.41%) HP Quality Center
5 14 (27.45%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (27.45%) V-Model
5 14 (27.45%) ISEB
5 14 (27.45%) SAP
5 14 (27.45%) SQL
5 14 (27.45%) Test Management
6 13 (25.49%) Test Scripting
6 13 (25.49%) XML
7 12 (23.53%) Microsoft
7 12 (23.53%) Software Testing
7 12 (23.53%) Validation
7 12 (23.53%) Relational Database
8 9 (17.65%) MS Excel
9 7 (13.73%) MS Office
9 7 (13.73%) SAP BW
10 6 (11.76%) Project Management
10 6 (11.76%) Oracle
10 6 (11.76%) Programme Management
10 6 (11.76%) Manual Testing
11 5 (9.80%) Migration
11 5 (9.80%) .NET
11 5 (9.80%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (9.80%) SharePoint
11 5 (9.80%) UNIX
11 5 (9.80%) Windows
12 4 (7.84%) Data Mining

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Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 (9.80%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.84%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (3.92%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.96%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.96%) JBoss
4 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.96%) Mule
Applications
1 9 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 7 (13.73%) MS Office
3 3 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (3.92%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.96%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (5.88%) SAP BCA
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (3.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.96%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) Intranet
2 2 (3.92%) SAN
3 1 (1.96%) LAN
3 1 (1.96%) WAN
3 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.96%) OSPF
3 1 (1.96%) EIGRP
3 1 (1.96%) Firewall
3 1 (1.96%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (1.96%) Network Security
3 1 (1.96%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (23.53%) Relational Database
2 7 (13.73%) SAP BW
3 4 (7.84%) Data Mining
4 2 (3.92%) MS Access
4 2 (3.92%) SAP BI
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.96%) DB2
5 1 (1.96%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Selenium
1 3 (5.88%) WebDriver
1 3 (5.88%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.96%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (1.96%) Subversion
2 1 (1.96%) JIRA
General
1 22 (43.14%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.92%) Electronics
3 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.92%) Banking
3 2 (3.92%) Retail
3 2 (3.92%) Marketing
4 1 (1.96%) German Language
4 1 (1.96%) Automotive
4 1 (1.96%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 28 (54.90%) Analyst
2 17 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 12 (23.53%) Test Leader
4 6 (11.76%) Developer
5 5 (9.80%) Test Manager
6 4 (7.84%) QA Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) AWS Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (3.92%) Developer Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Tester
8 2 (3.92%) Compliance Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Governance Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Audit Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Agile Test Analyst
9 1 (1.96%) Testing Manager
9 1 (1.96%) Programme Analyst
9 1 (1.96%) Web Analyst
9 1 (1.96%) MI Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (25.49%) XML
2 5 (9.80%) .NET
3 3 (5.88%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.96%) Java EE
4 1 (1.96%) Spring MVC
4 1 (1.96%) jQuery
4 1 (1.96%) HTML5
4 1 (1.96%) CSS3
4 1 (1.96%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.96%) HTML
4 1 (1.96%) CSS
4 1 (1.96%) JSP
4 1 (1.96%) SOAP
4 1 (1.96%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.96%) Spring
4 1 (1.96%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.92%) DTV
1 2 (3.92%) GIS
1 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.96%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.80%) UNIX
1 5 (9.80%) Windows
2 3 (5.88%) AIX
3 2 (3.92%) Solaris
3 2 (3.92%) Linux
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (31.37%) Waterfall
3 14 (27.45%) V-Model
3 14 (27.45%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (27.45%) Test Management
4 13 (25.49%) Test Scripting
5 12 (23.53%) Validation
5 12 (23.53%) Software Testing
6 6 (11.76%) Project Management
6 6 (11.76%) Manual Testing
6 6 (11.76%) Programme Management
7 5 (9.80%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (9.80%) Migration
8 4 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (5.88%) Change Management
9 3 (5.88%) Integration Testing
9 3 (5.88%) BDD
10 2 (3.92%) Web Testing
10 2 (3.92%) Digital Marketing
10 2 (3.92%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (27.45%) SQL
2 3 (5.88%) Ruby
2 3 (5.88%) C#
3 1 (1.96%) Java
3 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (27.45%) ISEB
2 1 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.96%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.96%) CCNP
2 1 (1.96%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.96%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.96%) vSphere
1 1 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (29.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (27.45%) SAP
2 12 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 6 (11.76%) Oracle
4 3 (5.88%) HP
5 2 (3.92%) EMC
5 2 (3.92%) NetApp
5 2 (3.92%) IBM
5 2 (3.92%) ESRI
5 2 (3.92%) Brocade
5 2 (3.92%) 3PAR
6 1 (1.96%) Cisco
6 1 (1.96%) Apple
6 1 (1.96%) McAfee