The median contractor rate for a QA Analyst was £381 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Analyst
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 68 68 67
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 4 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.55% 0.27% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.28% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Median daily rate £381 £295 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.23% -21.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £340
% change year-on-year +16.66% -11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 680 720 786
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 93.15% 95.74% 95.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 397 370
Median daily rate £411 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.75% +12.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £288 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 18 18
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -18.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £11.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

QA Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes that featured QA Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for QA Analyst in Milton Keynes

QA Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA Analyst in Milton Keynes.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Analyst in Milton Keynes

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, QA Analyst 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 Milton Keynes region featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) HP
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) QA
1 4 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Defect Management
2 3 (75.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (75.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Compaq
2 3 (75.00%) Biometrics
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) ISEB
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) Service Management
3 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Vista
3 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (25.00%) Smoke Testing
4 1 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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%) Bugzilla
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows 10
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 4 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Biometrics
2 3 (75.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Service Management
3 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Smoke Testing
4 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) Compaq
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) SAP