Period
to 21 October 2018

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 6 months to 21 October 2018 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
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 16 9
Rank change year-on-year -1 -7 +15
Contract jobs citing QA 5 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in High Wycombe 5.10% 3.90% 3.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.25% 18.75% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
High Wycombe median daily rate £425 £550 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.73% +124.49% +122.73%
10th Percentile £311 £525 £243
90th Percentile £475 £575 £248
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £328 £338 £298
% change year-on-year -2.96% +13.45% -7.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
High Wycombe median hourly rate - £17.00 -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - £17.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - -32.00% -55.36%

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following 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 or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
High Wycombe
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 16 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in High Wycombe 16.33% 20.78% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 4
High Wycombe median daily rate £425 £220 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +93.18% -22.81% +159.09%
10th Percentile £316 £118 £182
90th Percentile £523 £579 £422
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £350 £425
% change year-on-year +14.29% -17.65% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
High Wycombe median hourly rate £50.00 £27.43 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +82.27% -50.12% +400.00%
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.03 £18.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -22.08% +20.00% -21.05%

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in High Wycombe

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in High Wycombe over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA in High Wycombe.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in High Wycombe

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the High Wycombe region with a requirement for QA.

1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) Migration
3 2 (40.00%) Data Management
3 2 (40.00%) WinForms
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (40.00%) System Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Data Migration
3 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) ETL
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) WCF
3 2 (40.00%) Data Structures
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) API Testing
4 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) Web Development
4 1 (20.00%) JIRA
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) CSS
4 1 (20.00%) Delphi

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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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Software Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Software Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Delphi Developer
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (40.00%) WCF
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) WinForms
3 1 (20.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Data Management
2 2 (40.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (40.00%) ETL
2 2 (40.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) System Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) API Testing
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Delphi
4 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) DevExpress
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft