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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 46 39 46
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +7
Contract jobs citing QA 26 24 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 3.11% 3.12% 1.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 32.88% 19.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 18 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 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.32% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £16.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+120.31% -41.81%
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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
78 73 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 9.34% 9.49% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 28 10
Average daily rate £330 £340 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +2.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £168 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £376 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £368 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +11.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £14.50 £10.50 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.09% +10.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -20.00%

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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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 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 (47.83%) Finance
1 22 (47.83%) User Acceptance Testing
1 22 (47.83%) Waterfall
2 21 (45.65%) ISEB
2 21 (45.65%) SQL
2 21 (45.65%) XML
3 20 (43.48%) Test Scripting
3 20 (43.48%) V-Model
4 19 (41.30%) HP Quality Center
4 19 (41.30%) Test Management
4 19 (41.30%) Software Testing
4 19 (41.30%) SAP
5 18 (39.13%) Validation
5 18 (39.13%) Relational Database
6 11 (23.91%) SAP BW
7 10 (21.74%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (21.74%) Microsoft
8 9 (19.57%) MS Excel
9 8 (17.39%) MS Office
9 8 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (17.39%) Manual Testing
10 5 (10.87%) CMS
10 5 (10.87%) Project Management
10 5 (10.87%) SharePoint
10 5 (10.87%) Oracle
11 4 (8.70%) Business Objects
11 4 (8.70%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (8.70%) Degree
11 4 (8.70%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (6.52%) Document Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (10.87%) SharePoint
1 5 (10.87%) CMS
2 4 (8.70%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.17%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 9 (19.57%) MS Excel
2 8 (17.39%) MS Office
3 2 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.17%) Photoshop
4 1 (2.17%) MS Project
4 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.17%) Fireworks
4 1 (2.17%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) SAP FI
1 3 (6.52%) SAP BCA
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (2.17%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) Intranet
2 1 (2.17%) Internet
2 1 (2.17%) OSPF
2 1 (2.17%) EIGRP
2 1 (2.17%) Firewall
2 1 (2.17%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (2.17%) Network Security
2 1 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (2.17%) LAN
2 1 (2.17%) WAN
2 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (39.13%) Relational Database
2 11 (23.91%) SAP BW
3 4 (8.70%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (6.52%) Data Mining
5 2 (4.35%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) JIRA
1 2 (4.35%) Selenium
1 2 (4.35%) WatiN
2 1 (2.17%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
General
1 22 (47.83%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.35%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.35%) Advertising
2 2 (4.35%) Publishing
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
3 1 (2.17%) Marketing
3 1 (2.17%) Electronics
3 1 (2.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (56.52%) Analyst
2 18 (39.13%) Test Analyst
3 14 (30.43%) Test Leader
4 3 (6.52%) Test Manager
5 2 (4.35%) Project Manager
5 2 (4.35%) Tester
5 2 (4.35%) Developer
5 2 (4.35%) Technical Editor
5 2 (4.35%) Governance Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Audit Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (2.17%) Web Analyst
6 1 (2.17%) MI Analyst
6 1 (2.17%) Quality Analyst
6 1 (2.17%) SAP Test Analyst
6 1 (2.17%) Web Test Analyst
6 1 (2.17%) PMO Manager
6 1 (2.17%) SAP Analyst
6 1 (2.17%) UX Designer
6 1 (2.17%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (45.65%) XML
2 3 (6.52%) .NET
3 1 (2.17%) CSS
3 1 (2.17%) SOAP
3 1 (2.17%) HTML
3 1 (2.17%) Middleware
3 1 (2.17%) Hibernate
3 1 (2.17%) Spring
3 1 (2.17%) jBPM
3 1 (2.17%) jQuery
3 1 (2.17%) HTML5
3 1 (2.17%) CSS3
3 1 (2.17%) Sass
3 1 (2.17%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.17%) Data Conversion
3 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.17%) User Experience
3 1 (2.17%) DTV
3 1 (2.17%) GIS
3 1 (2.17%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.17%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.17%) Windows
1 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (47.83%) User Acceptance Testing
1 22 (47.83%) Waterfall
2 20 (43.48%) Test Scripting
2 20 (43.48%) V-Model
3 19 (41.30%) Test Management
3 19 (41.30%) Software Testing
4 18 (39.13%) Validation
5 10 (21.74%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (17.39%) Manual Testing
7 5 (10.87%) Project Management
8 3 (6.52%) Migration
8 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (6.52%) Document Management
8 3 (6.52%) Data Migration
8 3 (6.52%) Performance Improvement
9 2 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (4.35%) Automated Testing
9 2 (4.35%) Regression Testing
9 2 (4.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 21 (45.65%) SQL
2 3 (6.52%) Java
3 2 (4.35%) C
3 2 (4.35%) C#
3 2 (4.35%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.17%) VB
4 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 21 (45.65%) ISEB
2 4 (8.70%) Degree
3 2 (4.35%) HND
3 2 (4.35%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.17%) CCNP
4 1 (2.17%) CCNA
4 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.17%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.17%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.17%) vSphere
1 1 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (41.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (41.30%) SAP
2 10 (21.74%) Microsoft
3 5 (10.87%) Oracle
4 4 (8.70%) Business Objects
5 2 (4.35%) Telerik
6 1 (2.17%) Cisco
6 1 (2.17%) Apple
6 1 (2.17%) McAfee
6 1 (2.17%) ESRI
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