Period
to 20 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 42 69
Rank change year-on-year -5 +27 -4
Contract jobs citing QA 66 78 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 4.37% 4.74% 2.02%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.61% 30.71% 14.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 35 22
Milton Keynes median daily rate £328 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.43% - +1.82%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £233
90th Percentile £462 £433 £510
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year -7.14% +16.67% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - £13.85 -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - £13.85 £20.55
% change year-on-year - -32.59% -63.96%

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 248 254 199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 16.43% 15.45% 14.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 139 119
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £350 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -18.79% +23.14%
10th Percentile £200 £212 £196
90th Percentile £675 £532 £538
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £340 £415
% change year-on-year +17.65% -18.07% +18.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 5 5
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -6.67% +4.55%
10th Percentile £8.79 £13.81 £12.19
90th Percentile £14.64 £18.90 £21.45
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £13.50 £14.63 £20.55
% change year-on-year -7.72% -28.79% +48.37%

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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 August 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 August 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 35 (53.03%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (39.39%) Windows
3 25 (37.88%) Test Automation
4 24 (36.36%) Java
4 24 (36.36%) SQL
5 21 (31.82%) Change Management
6 20 (30.30%) Active Directory
7 19 (28.79%) ITIL
7 19 (28.79%) JIRA
7 19 (28.79%) Security Cleared
7 19 (28.79%) Jenkins
8 18 (27.27%) Microsoft
9 17 (25.76%) Banking
9 17 (25.76%) ITIL V3
10 16 (24.24%) Office 365
10 16 (24.24%) Git (software)
10 16 (24.24%) SCCM
10 16 (24.24%) Windows 7
10 16 (24.24%) McAfee
10 16 (24.24%) Microsoft Office
11 15 (22.73%) MCSA
11 15 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
11 15 (22.73%) Internet
11 15 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (21.21%) TDD
12 14 (21.21%) Cucumber
13 13 (19.70%) SC Cleared
13 13 (19.70%) DV Cleared
13 13 (19.70%) Mobile App
13 13 (19.70%) SDLC

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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 5 (7.58%) Confluence
2 4 (6.06%) WebSphere
3 3 (4.55%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.03%) Apache
4 2 (3.03%) IIS
4 2 (3.03%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.52%) CICS
5 1 (1.52%) CMS
5 1 (1.52%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.52%) Umbraco
Applications
1 16 (24.24%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) SAP FI
1 2 (3.03%) SAP MM
1 2 (3.03%) SAP SD
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 16 (24.24%) Office 365
2 3 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.55%) OpenShift
2 3 (4.55%) Sauce Labs
3 2 (3.03%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 15 (22.73%) Internet
2 7 (10.61%) Firewall
3 6 (9.09%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.06%) DB2
2 3 (4.55%) MongoDB
2 3 (4.55%) Redis
3 2 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.03%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.52%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 19 (28.79%) Jenkins
1 19 (28.79%) JIRA
2 16 (24.24%) Git (software)
3 14 (21.21%) Cucumber
4 9 (13.64%) Appium
4 9 (13.64%) Selenium
5 8 (12.12%) Calabash
6 5 (7.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (7.58%) SoapUI
6 5 (7.58%) Xcode
7 4 (6.06%) Axure RP
7 4 (6.06%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 4 (6.06%) Bitbucket
7 4 (6.06%) GitLab
7 4 (6.06%) WebDriver
7 4 (6.06%) Zephyr
8 2 (3.03%) Capybara
8 2 (3.03%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (3.03%) Mocha
8 2 (3.03%) Protractor
General
1 17 (25.76%) Banking
2 13 (19.70%) Finance
3 5 (7.58%) Financial Institution
3 5 (7.58%) Retail
4 1 (1.52%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (27.27%) Analyst
1 18 (27.27%) Tester
2 17 (25.76%) Automation Tester
3 11 (16.67%) QA Automation Tester
3 11 (16.67%) QA Tester
4 10 (15.15%) Java Automation Tester
5 6 (9.09%) Consultant
6 5 (7.58%) Desktop Support
6 5 (7.58%) Developer
7 4 (6.06%) Desktop Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) Mobile Tester
7 4 (6.06%) Project Manager
7 4 (6.06%) Technical Manager
7 4 (6.06%) Technical Project Manager
7 4 (6.06%) Test Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) User Experience Consultant
8 3 (4.55%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Active Directory Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 3 (4.55%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.67%) SOAP
2 10 (15.15%) REST
2 10 (15.15%) Web Services
3 7 (10.61%) AngularJS
3 7 (10.61%) Node.js
4 5 (7.58%) Spring Boot
5 4 (6.06%) LDAP
5 4 (6.06%) RESTful
6 3 (4.55%) HTML
7 2 (3.03%) Chai
7 2 (3.03%) CSS
7 2 (3.03%) Gherkin
7 2 (3.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (3.03%) XSLT
8 1 (1.52%) Android SDK
8 1 (1.52%) CSS3
8 1 (1.52%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (1.52%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.70%) Mobile App
2 11 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (9.09%) Client/Server
5 5 (7.58%) User Experience
6 4 (6.06%) Mainframe
6 4 (6.06%) Management Information System
7 2 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (3.03%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.52%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 26 (39.39%) Windows
2 16 (24.24%) Windows 7
3 12 (18.18%) Android
4 11 (16.67%) Apple iOS
5 6 (9.09%) Linux
5 6 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (6.06%) Mac OS X
6 4 (6.06%) Solaris
6 4 (6.06%) Unix
7 2 (3.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (53.03%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (37.88%) Test Automation
3 21 (31.82%) Change Management
4 19 (28.79%) ITIL
5 17 (25.76%) ITIL V3
6 15 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (21.21%) TDD
8 13 (19.70%) SDLC
9 11 (16.67%) Functional Testing
10 7 (10.61%) QA Automation
11 6 (9.09%) Availability Management
11 6 (9.09%) Open Source
11 6 (9.09%) Scrum
11 6 (9.09%) Test Management
12 5 (7.58%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (7.58%) E-Commerce
12 5 (7.58%) Test Scripting
12 5 (7.58%) Wireframes
13 4 (6.06%) Matrix Organization
13 4 (6.06%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 24 (36.36%) Java
1 24 (36.36%) SQL
2 8 (12.12%) Ruby
3 6 (9.09%) Python
3 6 (9.09%) VB
4 4 (6.06%) Apple Swift
4 4 (6.06%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.03%) Groovy
5 2 (3.03%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.52%) C#
6 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (28.79%) Security Cleared
2 15 (22.73%) MCSA
2 15 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (19.70%) DV Cleared
3 13 (19.70%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.06%) MCSE
5 2 (3.03%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (1.52%) HNC
6 1 (1.52%) HND
6 1 (1.52%) ISEB
6 1 (1.52%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 20 (30.30%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (6.06%) Docker
4 1 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (24.24%) SCCM
2 10 (15.15%) WSUS
3 2 (3.03%) SCOM
4 1 (1.52%) HP ALM
4 1 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 16 (24.24%) McAfee
3 12 (18.18%) Citrix
4 7 (10.61%) Oracle
5 6 (9.09%) Cisco
6 4 (6.06%) VMware
7 2 (3.03%) hybris
7 2 (3.03%) SAP
7 2 (3.03%) Xamarin
8 1 (1.52%) HP
8 1 (1.52%) IBM
8 1 (1.52%) New Relic