Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a QA Tester was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 - 136
Rank change year-on-year - +136 -19
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 16 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.68% - 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% - 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £300 - £300
South East median daily rate £400 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +14.29% -3.45% +27.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £40.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies in Buckinghamshire with a recognized job title 2246 1644 2555
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.97% 93.25% 95.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 995 857 1288
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £225 £214 £225
90th Percentile £525 £538 £511
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 77 108
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.00 £9.16
90th Percentile £42.62 £39.25 £31.10
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% +12.50%

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

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 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes - 13 £300 -
Aylesbury - 1 - - 1
QA Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 16 (100.00%) QA
2 15 (93.75%) Test Automation
3 14 (87.50%) Git (software)
3 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (81.25%) Java
4 13 (81.25%) Selenium
4 13 (81.25%) JIRA
5 12 (75.00%) SOAP
5 12 (75.00%) Jenkins
6 11 (68.75%) Cucumber
6 11 (68.75%) SQL
6 11 (68.75%) TDD
7 10 (62.50%) Internet
7 10 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (62.50%) Web Services
7 10 (62.50%) REST
7 10 (62.50%) Bitbucket
8 9 (56.25%) Android
8 9 (56.25%) Apple iOS
8 9 (56.25%) Docker
8 9 (56.25%) Appium
8 9 (56.25%) Apple Swift
8 9 (56.25%) WebDriver
9 8 (50.00%) Open Source
9 8 (50.00%) Confluence
9 8 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (50.00%) Windows
9 8 (50.00%) Mac OS X
9 8 (50.00%) Redis
10 7 (43.75%) Mobile App

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 8 (50.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 7 (43.75%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (37.50%) Sauce Labs
3 2 (12.50%) BrowserStack
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (6.25%) npm
4 1 (6.25%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 10 (62.50%) Internet
2 2 (12.50%) Firewall
2 2 (12.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) Redis
2 5 (31.25%) Big Data
2 5 (31.25%) Hadoop
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
4 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 14 (87.50%) Git (software)
2 13 (81.25%) JIRA
2 13 (81.25%) Selenium
3 12 (75.00%) Jenkins
4 11 (68.75%) Cucumber
5 10 (62.50%) Bitbucket
6 9 (56.25%) Appium
6 9 (56.25%) WebDriver
7 8 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (18.75%) Calabash
8 3 (18.75%) Eclipse
8 3 (18.75%) IntelliJ
8 3 (18.75%) NUnit
8 3 (18.75%) PhantomJS
8 3 (18.75%) Protractor
8 3 (18.75%) SpecFlow
8 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
9 2 (12.50%) LoadRunner
9 2 (12.50%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) Banking
3 4 (25.00%) Corporate Banking
3 4 (25.00%) Retail
3 4 (25.00%) Retail Banking
3 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (75.00%) SOAP
2 10 (62.50%) REST
2 10 (62.50%) Web Services
3 4 (25.00%) RESTful
4 3 (18.75%) .NET
4 3 (18.75%) JSON
5 2 (12.50%) Node.js
6 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
6 1 (6.25%) Chai
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.25%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Android
1 9 (56.25%) Apple iOS
2 8 (50.00%) Mac OS X
2 8 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Test Automation
2 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (68.75%) TDD
4 10 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (50.00%) Open Source
6 6 (37.50%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 5 (31.25%) E-Commerce
7 5 (31.25%) SDLC
8 4 (25.00%) BDD
8 4 (25.00%) Test Strategy
9 3 (18.75%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (18.75%) Data Entry
9 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
9 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
9 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
10 2 (12.50%) Issue Tracking
10 2 (12.50%) QA Automation
10 2 (12.50%) Scrum
10 2 (12.50%) Test Management
10 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) Java
2 11 (68.75%) SQL
3 9 (56.25%) Apple Swift
4 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
5 4 (25.00%) Ruby
6 3 (18.75%) C#
7 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
7 2 (12.50%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) HP
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) IBM