Period
to 20 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 20 February 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 > Milton Keynes
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 58 59
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 +8
Contract jobs citing QA 54 30 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 3.35% 2.40% 2.89%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.48% 17.14% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 28 36
Milton Keynes median daily rate £323 £290 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.21% -3.33% +1.69%
10th Percentile £270 £183 £283
90th Percentile £419 £389 £405
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £325 £290 £300
% change year-on-year +12.07% -3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £51.25 - -

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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 230 175 277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 14.26% 14.00% 16.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 111 141
Milton Keynes median daily rate £380 £430 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.63% +22.86% +7.69%
10th Percentile £130 £263 £260
90th Percentile £538 £550 £500
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £380 £425 £350
% change year-on-year -10.59% +21.43% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 7
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £17.75 £9.61 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.70% -49.42% +26.67%
10th Percentile £11.70 £9.31 £12.76
90th Percentile £18.00 £13.18 £28.20
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.00 £11.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +63.64% -45.00% +53.85%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Milton Keynes

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Milton Keynes

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Milton Keynes

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for QA.

1 27 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 25 (46.30%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (42.59%) Java
4 22 (40.74%) Selenium
5 21 (38.89%) JIRA
6 19 (35.19%) SQL
6 19 (35.19%) Jenkins
7 17 (31.48%) Git (software)
7 17 (31.48%) TDD
7 17 (31.48%) Finance
8 16 (29.63%) Cucumber
9 15 (27.78%) WebDriver
10 14 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (24.07%) Web Services
11 13 (24.07%) Windows
11 13 (24.07%) Docker
12 10 (18.52%) Android
12 10 (18.52%) Microsoft
12 10 (18.52%) SOAP
12 10 (18.52%) Apple iOS
12 10 (18.52%) REST
12 10 (18.52%) BDD
12 10 (18.52%) Appium
12 10 (18.52%) Functional Testing
12 10 (18.52%) SDLC
12 10 (18.52%) QA Automation
13 9 (16.67%) Apple Swift
13 9 (16.67%) Bitbucket
13 9 (16.67%) Open Source
13 9 (16.67%) Confluence

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Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 9 (16.67%) Confluence
2 3 (5.56%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (5.56%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (9.26%) Sauce Labs
3 4 (7.41%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.85%) BlazeMeter
4 1 (1.85%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.67%) Internet
2 4 (7.41%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.67%) Redis
2 7 (12.96%) Hadoop
3 6 (11.11%) Big Data
4 3 (5.56%) MySQL
5 1 (1.85%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (40.74%) Selenium
2 21 (38.89%) JIRA
3 19 (35.19%) Jenkins
4 17 (31.48%) Git (software)
5 16 (29.63%) Cucumber
6 15 (27.78%) WebDriver
7 10 (18.52%) Appium
8 9 (16.67%) Bitbucket
9 8 (14.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (9.26%) Visual Studio
11 4 (7.41%) Calabash
12 3 (5.56%) Eclipse
12 3 (5.56%) Gradle
12 3 (5.56%) IntelliJ
12 3 (5.56%) Maven
12 3 (5.56%) NUnit
12 3 (5.56%) PhantomJS
12 3 (5.56%) SpecFlow
12 3 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (3.70%) Protractor
General
1 17 (31.48%) Finance
2 9 (16.67%) Banking
3 6 (11.11%) Telecoms
4 5 (9.26%) Corporate Banking
4 5 (9.26%) Retail
4 5 (9.26%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.85%) Electronics
5 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (25.93%) Tester
2 12 (22.22%) Automation Tester
3 11 (20.37%) QA Tester
4 10 (18.52%) QA Automation Tester
5 9 (16.67%) QA Engineer
6 8 (14.81%) QA Automation Engineer
7 6 (11.11%) Senior Automation Tester
7 6 (11.11%) Senior Tester
8 5 (9.26%) Architect
8 5 (9.26%) Developer
8 5 (9.26%) Java Engineer
8 5 (9.26%) Senior QA Tester
8 5 (9.26%) Test Architect
9 4 (7.41%) QA Leader
10 3 (5.56%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
10 3 (5.56%) Automation Engineer
10 3 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
10 3 (5.56%) Java Automation Tester
10 3 (5.56%) Selenium Tester
10 3 (5.56%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (24.07%) Web Services
2 10 (18.52%) REST
2 10 (18.52%) SOAP
3 4 (7.41%) RESTful
3 4 (7.41%) XML
4 3 (5.56%) .NET
4 3 (5.56%) AngularJS
4 3 (5.56%) JSON
4 3 (5.56%) Node.js
4 3 (5.56%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (5.56%) Spring
4 3 (5.56%) Velocity
5 2 (3.70%) CSS
5 2 (3.70%) jQuery
6 1 (1.85%) J2EE
6 1 (1.85%) Taurus
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.56%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.70%) User Experience
3 2 (3.70%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 13 (24.07%) Windows
2 10 (18.52%) Android
2 10 (18.52%) Apple iOS
3 8 (14.81%) Mac OS X
4 5 (9.26%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 25 (46.30%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (31.48%) TDD
4 14 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (18.52%) BDD
5 10 (18.52%) Functional Testing
5 10 (18.52%) QA Automation
5 10 (18.52%) SDLC
6 9 (16.67%) Change Management
6 9 (16.67%) Open Source
7 8 (14.81%) Continuous Delivery
7 8 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (12.96%) E-Commerce
8 7 (12.96%) Logistics
8 7 (12.96%) Workflow
9 6 (11.11%) Data Entry
9 6 (11.11%) DevOps
9 6 (11.11%) ITIL
9 6 (11.11%) Mentoring
9 6 (11.11%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (42.59%) Java
2 19 (35.19%) SQL
3 9 (16.67%) Apple Swift
3 9 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 7 (12.96%) Ruby
5 3 (5.56%) C#
5 3 (5.56%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.70%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.85%) Python
7 1 (1.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 9 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (11.11%) DV Cleared
3 3 (5.56%) Degree
3 3 (5.56%) HND
4 2 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (3.70%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.85%) APMP
5 1 (1.85%) HNC
5 1 (1.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) WAI
2 1 (1.85%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (24.07%) Docker
2 5 (9.26%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.26%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 5 (9.26%) McAfee ePO
1 5 (9.26%) SCCM
2 4 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (3.70%) Ansible
Vendors
1 10 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 9 (16.67%) HP
3 5 (9.26%) Lumension
3 5 (9.26%) McAfee
4 1 (1.85%) Cisco
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle
4 1 (1.85%) SAP