The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in High Wycombe with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the 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 (QA)
Buckinghamshire / High Wycombe
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 8 11
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3  
Contract jobs citing QA 2 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in High Wycombe 5.26% 9.62% 9.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.29% 62.50% 62.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Median daily rate £550 £214 £249
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +157.30% -14.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £175 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £247 £366
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £380 £361
% change year-on-year +1.64% +5.19%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year +16.12% -58.38%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in High Wycombe with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
High Wycombe
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 14 8 8
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in High Wycombe 36.84% 15.38% 15.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 2
Median daily rate £275 £240 £249
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.58% -3.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £176 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £584 £374 £366
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £55.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +400.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £21.55
% change year-on-year -10.71% +29.93%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in High Wycombe

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in High Wycombe.

Job vacancy trend for QA in High Wycombe

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in High Wycombe

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in High Wycombe

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the High Wycombe region with a requirement for QA.

1 4 (80.00%) SOAP
1 4 (80.00%) C#
1 4 (80.00%) Java
1 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (80.00%) LoadRunner
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
1 4 (80.00%) Unit Testing
1 4 (80.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (80.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (80.00%) WebDriver
1 4 (80.00%) SoapUI
1 4 (80.00%) API Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 1 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (20.00%) Meraki
2 1 (20.00%) Yammer
2 1 (20.00%) Skype
2 1 (20.00%) OneDrive
2 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) SAP Business One

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Co-occurring IT Skills in High Wycombe 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 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SAP Business One
1 1 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (80.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (20.00%) OneDrive
2 1 (20.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) Skype
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) LoadRunner
1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
1 4 (80.00%) SoapUI
1 4 (80.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (20.00%) Electronics
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) QA Tester
1 4 (80.00%) Tester
1 4 (80.00%) Web Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Deployment Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Office 365 Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
1 4 (80.00%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) API Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
1 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (80.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C#
1 4 (80.00%) Java
1 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (80.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Blue Coat
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco
1 1 (20.00%) McAfee
1 1 (20.00%) Meraki
1 1 (20.00%) SAP
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