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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 61 33 49
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +16
Contract jobs citing QA 7 40 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.92% 4.39% 2.78%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.72% 36.70% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 20 14
Average daily rate £300 £344 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% +12.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £295 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £400 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £11.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.30 £35.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-46.02% +43.00%
QA
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
72 109 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 9.49% 11.95% 9.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 51 36
Average daily rate £400 £355 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% +18.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £290 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £11.50 £40.00 £10.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.25% +288.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +41.46%

QA
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 28 April 2016.

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

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 (64.29%) Finance
1 18 (64.29%) SQL
2 16 (57.14%) SAP
3 11 (39.29%) ISEB
3 11 (39.29%) Oracle
3 11 (39.29%) PL/SQL
4 10 (35.71%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (35.71%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (32.14%) Software Testing
5 9 (32.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (32.14%) Oracle Database
6 8 (28.57%) SDLC
6 8 (28.57%) Relational Database
6 8 (28.57%) Data Mining
6 8 (28.57%) XML
6 8 (28.57%) V-Model
6 8 (28.57%) Waterfall
6 8 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (21.43%) Digital Marketing
7 6 (21.43%) Marketing
7 6 (21.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
7 6 (21.43%) Manufacturing
7 6 (21.43%) Programme Management
7 6 (21.43%) Electronics
7 6 (21.43%) Telecoms
8 5 (17.86%) SAP BW
8 5 (17.86%) SAP BI
8 5 (17.86%) MS Office

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Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 2 (7.14%) SAS
2 1 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MS Office
2 2 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (7.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (21.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (7.14%) SAP FI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (32.14%) Oracle Database
2 8 (28.57%) Data Mining
2 8 (28.57%) Relational Database
3 5 (17.86%) SAP BI
3 5 (17.86%) SAP BW
4 3 (10.71%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (7.14%) Big Data
5 2 (7.14%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 2 (7.14%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (7.14%) Qlik Sense
5 2 (7.14%) QlikView
5 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
6 1 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (3.57%) Data Mart
6 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Toad
2 2 (7.14%) Android Studio
2 2 (7.14%) Eclipse
2 2 (7.14%) Rational Rose
2 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.57%) Selenium
3 1 (3.57%) Subversion
3 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (64.29%) Finance
2 6 (21.43%) Electronics
2 6 (21.43%) Manufacturing
2 6 (21.43%) Marketing
2 6 (21.43%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 21 (75.00%) Analyst
2 16 (57.14%) Test Analyst
3 8 (28.57%) SQL Analyst
4 6 (21.43%) Developer
4 6 (21.43%) SAP Analyst
4 6 (21.43%) SAP Test Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) Manual Test Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) QA Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) QA Test Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) Report Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) SQL Reporting Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) Tester
6 3 (10.71%) Android Developer
6 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) Java Developer
6 3 (10.71%) QA Tester
6 3 (10.71%) SAP BI Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) SAP BW Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) SAP Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) XML
2 3 (10.71%) Android SDK
2 3 (10.71%) SOAP
3 2 (7.14%) .NET
3 2 (7.14%) Middleware
4 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.57%) HTML
4 1 (3.57%) J2EE
4 1 (3.57%) REST
4 1 (3.57%) Spring
4 1 (3.57%) WSDL
4 1 (3.57%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Contactless
1 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
1 1 (3.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Android
2 2 (7.14%) Unix
3 1 (3.57%) Windows
3 1 (3.57%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (35.71%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (32.14%) Software Testing
2 9 (32.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (28.57%) SDLC
3 8 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (28.57%) V-Model
3 8 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 6 (21.43%) Digital Marketing
4 6 (21.43%) Programme Management
5 4 (14.29%) Data Modelling
5 4 (14.29%) Project Management
6 3 (10.71%) Data Reconciliation
7 2 (7.14%) Analytics
7 2 (7.14%) Android Development
7 2 (7.14%) Business Continuity Planning
7 2 (7.14%) Data Architecture
7 2 (7.14%) Integration Testing
7 2 (7.14%) System Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (64.29%) SQL
2 11 (39.29%) PL/SQL
3 5 (17.86%) Java
4 2 (7.14%) C#
5 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (39.29%) ISEB
2 2 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.57%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 10 (35.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (57.14%) SAP
2 11 (39.29%) Oracle
3 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.57%) HP
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