The median contractor rate for a QA Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Quality Assurance Engineer
South East > Buckinghamshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 77 -
Rank change year-on-year -14 -  
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.20% 0.10% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Buckinghamshire median daily rate - £188 -
South East median daily rate £319 £350 £345
% change year-on-year -8.92% +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 989 926 1183
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 96.58% 96.26% 97.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1630 1892 2626
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
10th Percentile £247 £250 £213
90th Percentile £525 £527 £506
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 86 229
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.70 £12.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.83% -25.65%  
10th Percentile £11.75 £9.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £62.50 £19.50 £43.75
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £16.14
% change year-on-year -8.21% +21.49%  

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings that featured QA Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for QA Engineer in Buckinghamshire

QA Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA Engineer in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Engineer in Buckinghamshire

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, QA Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Buckinghamshire region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) Java
1 9 (100.00%) QA
1 9 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (88.89%) Selenium
3 7 (77.78%) JIRA
3 7 (77.78%) Finance
3 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (66.67%) Cucumber
5 5 (55.56%) Jenkins
5 5 (55.56%) Mobile App
5 5 (55.56%) Git (software)
5 5 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (55.56%) TDD
5 5 (55.56%) Internet
5 5 (55.56%) SOAP
5 5 (55.56%) Web Services
5 5 (55.56%) REST
6 4 (44.44%) SQL
6 4 (44.44%) JMeter
7 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
7 3 (33.33%) XML
7 3 (33.33%) Functional Testing
7 3 (33.33%) QA Automation
8 1 (11.11%) SDET
8 1 (11.11%) Python
8 1 (11.11%) VB
8 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
8 1 (11.11%) Banking
8 1 (11.11%) Ruby
8 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing

QA Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) Internet
Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) Selenium
2 7 (77.78%) JIRA
3 6 (66.67%) Cucumber
4 5 (55.56%) Git (software)
4 5 (55.56%) Jenkins
5 4 (44.44%) JMeter
6 1 (11.11%) Calabash
6 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (77.78%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) REST
1 5 (55.56%) SOAP
1 5 (55.56%) Web Services
2 3 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (55.56%) TDD
4 3 (33.33%) Functional Testing
4 3 (33.33%) QA Automation
4 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
5 1 (11.11%) API Testing
5 1 (11.11%) BDD
5 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) SDET
5 1 (11.11%) SDLC
5 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
3 1 (11.11%) Python
3 1 (11.11%) Ruby
3 1 (11.11%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (100.00%) QA