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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Buckinghamshire / High Wycombe
Rank 4 8 13
Rank change year-on-year +4 +5  
Contract jobs citing QA 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in High Wycombe 13.04% 2.70% 5.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 75.00% 20.00% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £236
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -1.35% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £16.09 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £39.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year -32.05% +6.84%  

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 4 5 9
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in High Wycombe 17.39% 13.51% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 7
Median daily rate - - £306
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £24.55 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £42.00 £27.13
% change year-on-year -52.61% +54.83%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in High Wycombe

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in High Wycombe citing QA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in High Wycombe

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA in High Wycombe.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in High Wycombe

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Top 19 Related IT Skills in High Wycombe

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) SOAP
1 3 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 3 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 3 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 3 (100.00%) API Testing

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Top Related 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 3 (100.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) QA Tester
1 3 (100.00%) Tester
1 3 (100.00%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) API Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (100.00%) SQL