Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 18 17 -
Rank change year-on-year -1 - -
Contract jobs citing QA 4 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in High Wycombe 4.12% 3.45% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.53% 15.79% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
High Wycombe median daily rate £425 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.77% - -
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £323 £290
% change year-on-year +24.03% +11.21% -7.94%
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% -

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 17 19 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in High Wycombe 17.53% 21.84% 11.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 4
High Wycombe median daily rate £381 £220 £156
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +73.30% +40.80% -44.20%
10th Percentile £232 £108 £102
90th Percentile £496 £298 £346
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £345 £438
% change year-on-year +23.19% -21.14% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
High Wycombe median hourly rate £47.25 £26.87 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.88% -18.59% +144.44%
10th Percentile £42.03 £20.57 £14.70
90th Percentile £52.68 £28.44 £52.90
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.66 £18.00 £11.00
% change year-on-year -7.44% +63.64% -31.25%

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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 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 16 January 2019, 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 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) WinForms
2 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (50.00%) ETL
2 2 (50.00%) Data Management
2 2 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) WCF
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (50.00%) System Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (50.00%) Data Structures
2 2 (50.00%) API Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) Firmware
3 1 (25.00%) Python

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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:

Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Software Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Firmware Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Python Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (50.00%) WCF
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
1 2 (50.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) API Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Data Management
2 2 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (50.00%) ETL
2 2 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) System Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle