The median contractor rate for a QA Tester was £320 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 3 months to 27 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 Tester
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 - 88
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 14 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.37% - 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% - 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Median daily rate £320 - £219
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £295 £350
% change year-on-year +11.01% -15.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year - +100.00%  

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 988 920 1168
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 96.58% 96.34% 96.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 479 592
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 31 38
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £16.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -28.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £19.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA Tester in Buckinghamshire over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 June 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
Milton Keynes - 11 £320 -
High Wycombe - 1 - -
QA Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 20 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (100.00%) QA
2 19 (95.00%) Test Automation
3 17 (85.00%) SQL
3 17 (85.00%) Java
3 17 (85.00%) SOAP
4 15 (75.00%) Web Services
4 15 (75.00%) TDD
4 15 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (75.00%) REST
4 15 (75.00%) Jenkins
5 14 (70.00%) JIRA
6 13 (65.00%) Git (software)
7 12 (60.00%) Internet
7 12 (60.00%) Mobile App
8 10 (50.00%) SDLC
9 9 (45.00%) QA Automation
9 9 (45.00%) Protractor
9 9 (45.00%) Node.js
9 9 (45.00%) Banking
9 9 (45.00%) Selenium
10 8 (40.00%) RESTful
10 8 (40.00%) Mocha
10 8 (40.00%) AngularJS
10 8 (40.00%) Karma Test Runner
10 8 (40.00%) Chai
11 7 (35.00%) Retail
11 7 (35.00%) Corporate Banking
12 6 (30.00%) Workflow
12 6 (30.00%) Scrum

QA Tester 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 6 (30.00%) OpenShift
2 5 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (5.00%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 12 (60.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) MongoDB
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.00%) Big Data
3 1 (5.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (5.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 15 (75.00%) Jenkins
2 14 (70.00%) JIRA
3 13 (65.00%) Git (software)
4 9 (45.00%) Protractor
4 9 (45.00%) Selenium
5 8 (40.00%) Karma Test Runner
5 8 (40.00%) Mocha
6 6 (30.00%) GitLab
7 5 (25.00%) Calabash
7 5 (25.00%) Cucumber
7 5 (25.00%) WebDriver
8 4 (20.00%) LoadRunner
8 4 (20.00%) SoapUI
9 1 (5.00%) Appium
9 1 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (5.00%) Bitbucket
9 1 (5.00%) Bugzilla
9 1 (5.00%) Jasmine
9 1 (5.00%) PhantomJS
General
1 9 (45.00%) Banking
2 7 (35.00%) Corporate Banking
2 7 (35.00%) Retail
3 3 (15.00%) Finance
4 1 (5.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (85.00%) SOAP
2 15 (75.00%) REST
2 15 (75.00%) Web Services
3 9 (45.00%) Node.js
4 8 (40.00%) AngularJS
4 8 (40.00%) Chai
4 8 (40.00%) RESTful
5 4 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (60.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Android
1 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (95.00%) Test Automation
3 15 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (75.00%) TDD
4 10 (50.00%) SDLC
5 9 (45.00%) QA Automation
6 6 (30.00%) Build Automation
6 6 (30.00%) Dependency Management
6 6 (30.00%) Open Source
6 6 (30.00%) Scrum
6 6 (30.00%) Workflow
7 5 (25.00%) API Testing
8 4 (20.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 4 (20.00%) Functional Testing
8 4 (20.00%) Software Testing
8 4 (20.00%) Unit Testing
9 1 (5.00%) Data Entry
9 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
9 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
9 1 (5.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (85.00%) Java
1 17 (85.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (25.00%) Python
2 5 (25.00%) Ruby
2 5 (25.00%) VB
3 4 (20.00%) C#
3 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.00%) Apple Swift
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) IBM
2 1 (5.00%) HP
2 1 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (5.00%) SAP