The median contractor rate for a QA Tester was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Tester
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 79 75 89
Rank change year-on-year -4 +14  
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 6 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.59% 0.19% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.20% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £295 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £310 £320
% change year-on-year +12.90% -3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 955 997 1154
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 93.72% 95.59% 95.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 522 523
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 32 38
Median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.88% +32.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £11.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £38.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire that featured QA Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester in Buckinghamshire

QA Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Tester in Buckinghamshire

QA Tester
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
High Wycombe - 3 - -
Milton Keynes +1 2 - - 1
QA Tester
South East

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, QA Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (83.33%) Java
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) SOAP
3 4 (66.67%) Selenium
4 3 (50.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (50.00%) C#
4 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (50.00%) JIRA
4 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (50.00%) .NET
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (50.00%) LoadRunner
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 3 (50.00%) SoapUI
4 3 (50.00%) Automation Testing
4 3 (50.00%) API Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Calabash
5 2 (33.33%) REST
5 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
5 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (33.33%) QA Automation
5 2 (33.33%) SDLC

QA Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) JIRA
2 3 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 3 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (33.33%) Calabash
3 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (16.67%) Bugzilla
4 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) SOAP
2 3 (50.00%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) REST
3 2 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) API Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) QA Automation
3 2 (33.33%) SDLC
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Smoke Testing
4 1 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Java
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (33.33%) Python
3 2 (33.33%) Ruby
3 2 (33.33%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) HP
1 1 (16.67%) SAP
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