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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 52 41 50
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +9
Contract jobs citing QA 23 28 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.29% 3.40% 1.87%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.56% 30.11% 20.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 21 10
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£300 £335 £279
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.44% +20.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £268 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £600 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.68 £13.71 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+36.25% -31.45%
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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
131 93 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 13.03% 11.30% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 47 30
Average daily rate £318 £336 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% +20.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £177 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £13.10 £12.00 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.14% -48.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

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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 31 August 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 31 August 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%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (39.13%) Finance
3 11 (23.91%) SQL
4 10 (21.74%) Programme Management
5 9 (19.57%) Migration
6 8 (17.39%) SAP
6 8 (17.39%) Project Management
6 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
6 8 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (17.39%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (15.22%) .NET
8 6 (13.04%) Oracle
8 6 (13.04%) C#
8 6 (13.04%) UNIX
8 6 (13.04%) Windows
8 6 (13.04%) HP
8 6 (13.04%) BDD
8 6 (13.04%) Data Centre
9 5 (10.87%) SDLC
9 5 (10.87%) Waterfall
9 5 (10.87%) ISEB
9 5 (10.87%) MS Office
9 5 (10.87%) TDD
9 5 (10.87%) Test Management
10 4 (8.70%) Software Testing
10 4 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (8.70%) MVC
10 4 (8.70%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (8.70%) MS Excel
10 4 (8.70%) IBM

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Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 1 (2.17%) JBoss
1 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.17%) ArcGIS
1 1 (2.17%) MS Project Server
1 1 (2.17%) Mule
Applications
1 5 (10.87%) MS Office
2 4 (8.70%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.35%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (2.17%) MS Project
4 1 (2.17%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) SAP FI
1 2 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) SAN
2 1 (2.17%) SDH
2 1 (2.17%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) Crystal Reports
1 4 (8.70%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.35%) SAP BI
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (4.35%) Data Mining
3 2 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.17%) SAP BW
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Selenium
2 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.35%) WebDriver
2 2 (4.35%) SpecFlow
2 2 (4.35%) HP UFT
3 1 (2.17%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.17%) Subversion
3 1 (2.17%) JIRA
General
1 18 (39.13%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.52%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.52%) Retail
3 2 (4.35%) Marketing
3 2 (4.35%) Banking
3 2 (4.35%) Electronics
4 1 (2.17%) Automotive
4 1 (2.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 19 (41.30%) Analyst
2 13 (28.26%) Test Analyst
3 8 (17.39%) Tester
4 7 (15.22%) Agile Test Analyst
5 6 (13.04%) Developer
6 5 (10.87%) Test Manager
6 5 (10.87%) QA Analyst
7 4 (8.70%) Software Test Analyst
7 4 (8.70%) Project Manager
7 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (6.52%) Business Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) Web Test Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) Web Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) QA Test Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) Applications Tester
8 3 (6.52%) PMO Manager
8 3 (6.52%) Web Tester
9 2 (4.35%) Migration Project Manager
9 2 (4.35%) Testing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) .NET
2 3 (6.52%) CSS
2 3 (6.52%) XML
2 3 (6.52%) HTML5
2 3 (6.52%) CSS3
2 3 (6.52%) AngularJS
2 3 (6.52%) HTML
3 2 (4.35%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.17%) Java EE
4 1 (2.17%) Spring MVC
4 1 (2.17%) jQuery
4 1 (2.17%) Hibernate
4 1 (2.17%) Spring
4 1 (2.17%) Ajax
4 1 (2.17%) JSP
4 1 (2.17%) SOAP
4 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.35%) DTV
3 1 (2.17%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.17%) GIS
3 1 (2.17%) SCADA
3 1 (2.17%) CMDB
3 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) UNIX
1 6 (13.04%) Windows
2 3 (6.52%) AIX
2 3 (6.52%) Solaris
2 3 (6.52%) Linux
3 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.17%) Windows Vista
3 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (21.74%) Programme Management
3 9 (19.57%) Migration
4 8 (17.39%) Project Management
4 8 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (13.04%) BDD
6 5 (10.87%) SDLC
6 5 (10.87%) Test Management
6 5 (10.87%) Waterfall
6 5 (10.87%) TDD
7 4 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (8.70%) MVC
7 4 (8.70%) V-Model
7 4 (8.70%) Software Testing
8 3 (6.52%) Integration Testing
8 3 (6.52%) Test Scripting
8 3 (6.52%) Change Management
8 3 (6.52%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (6.52%) Test Strategy
9 2 (4.35%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.91%) SQL
2 6 (13.04%) C#
3 3 (6.52%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.35%) Ruby
5 1 (2.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) ISEB
2 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.17%) SLA
Systems Management
1 8 (17.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (17.39%) SAP
1 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.04%) HP
2 6 (13.04%) Oracle
3 4 (8.70%) IBM
4 3 (6.52%) EMC
4 3 (6.52%) NetApp
4 3 (6.52%) Brocade
4 3 (6.52%) 3PAR
5 1 (2.17%) Remedy
5 1 (2.17%) ESRI
5 1 (2.17%) Citrix
5 1 (2.17%) PeopleSoft