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 3 months to 22 March 2017 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 49 60 36
Rank change year-on-year +11 -24  
Contract jobs citing QA 22 9 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 2.98% 1.21% 4.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.15% 9.18% 27.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 19
Median daily rate £375 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £265 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £360 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -1.35% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £39.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year -32.05% +6.84%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 104 98 127
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 14.07% 13.23% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 45 59
Median daily rate £416 £400 £326
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.06% +22.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £219 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.10 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.28% +4.13%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £42.00 £27.13
% change year-on-year -52.61% +54.83%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes citing QA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA in Milton Keynes.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Milton Keynes

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Milton Keynes region with a requirement for QA.

1 18 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (35.90%) Selenium
2 14 (35.90%) SQL
2 14 (35.90%) Finance
3 13 (33.33%) Java
4 12 (30.77%) PL/SQL
4 12 (30.77%) SC Cleared
4 12 (30.77%) Security Cleared
4 12 (30.77%) Defect Management
5 11 (28.21%) ITIL
5 11 (28.21%) Regression Testing
6 10 (25.64%) Test Scripting
6 10 (25.64%) JIRA
6 10 (25.64%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (23.08%) QA Automation
7 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
8 8 (20.51%) XML
8 8 (20.51%) Performance Testing
9 7 (17.95%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (15.38%) BDD
10 6 (15.38%) WebDriver
10 6 (15.38%) Test Strategy
10 6 (15.38%) Automated Testing
10 6 (15.38%) SAP
10 6 (15.38%) Windows
11 5 (12.82%) Biometrics
11 5 (12.82%) Change Management
11 5 (12.82%) Integration Testing
11 5 (12.82%) DV Cleared
11 5 (12.82%) Operational Acceptance Testing

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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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.56%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (2.56%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS Office
2 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.56%) MS Project
2 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (5.13%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.56%) GitHub
1 1 (2.56%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (10.26%) SAP Data Services
2 3 (7.69%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 3 (7.69%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 14 (35.90%) Selenium
2 10 (25.64%) JIRA
3 6 (15.38%) WebDriver
4 4 (10.26%) Cucumber
4 4 (10.26%) Git (software)
4 4 (10.26%) Jenkins
4 4 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (7.69%) Calabash
6 2 (5.13%) Appium
6 2 (5.13%) MSTest
6 2 (5.13%) SpecFlow
6 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.56%) Bitbucket
7 1 (2.56%) Bugzilla
7 1 (2.56%) Genymotion
7 1 (2.56%) GitLab
7 1 (2.56%) Gradle
7 1 (2.56%) IntelliJ
7 1 (2.56%) JUnit
7 1 (2.56%) Maven
General
1 14 (35.90%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Retail
4 1 (2.56%) Automotive
4 1 (2.56%) Electronics
4 1 (2.56%) Games
4 1 (2.56%) German Language
4 1 (2.56%) Legal
4 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.56%) Marketing
4 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Analyst
2 8 (20.51%) QA Engineer
3 7 (17.95%) Automation Engineer
3 7 (17.95%) QA Automation Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Java Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Informatica Developer
5 4 (10.26%) PL/SQL Developer
5 4 (10.26%) QA Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) SQL Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Tester
6 3 (7.69%) SAP Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Test Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Business Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Desktop Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Desktop Support
7 2 (5.13%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) QA Tester
7 2 (5.13%) Strategy Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) XML
2 2 (5.13%) REST
2 2 (5.13%) SOAP
2 2 (5.13%) Web Services
3 1 (2.56%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.64%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.56%) EPoS
3 1 (2.56%) iPad
3 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.56%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Windows
2 4 (10.26%) Android
2 4 (10.26%) Windows Server
3 3 (7.69%) Apple iOS
4 2 (5.13%) Windows 10
4 2 (5.13%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.56%) Linux
5 1 (2.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (30.77%) Defect Management
3 11 (28.21%) ITIL
3 11 (28.21%) Regression Testing
4 10 (25.64%) Test Scripting
5 9 (23.08%) QA Automation
6 8 (20.51%) Performance Testing
7 7 (17.95%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (15.38%) Automated Testing
8 6 (15.38%) BDD
8 6 (15.38%) Test Strategy
9 5 (12.82%) Biometrics
9 5 (12.82%) Change Management
9 5 (12.82%) Integration Testing
9 5 (12.82%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 4 (10.26%) Data Modelling
10 4 (10.26%) ETL
10 4 (10.26%) Project Management
10 4 (10.26%) Software Testing
10 4 (10.26%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (35.90%) SQL
2 13 (33.33%) Java
3 12 (30.77%) PL/SQL
4 3 (7.69%) Python
4 3 (7.69%) Ruby
5 2 (5.13%) VB
6 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (30.77%) SC Cleared
1 12 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.82%) DV Cleared
3 4 (10.26%) ISEB
3 4 (10.26%) ISTQB
3 4 (10.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.13%) Chartered Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Degree
4 2 (5.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.56%) APMP
5 1 (2.56%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) SDET
2 2 (5.13%) EFQM
3 1 (2.56%) ISO 9000
3 1 (2.56%) PMO
3 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.13%) BitLocker
3 1 (2.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (5.13%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (5.13%) SCCM
1 2 (5.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.38%) SAP
3 4 (10.26%) Citrix
3 4 (10.26%) HP
3 4 (10.26%) Informatica
3 4 (10.26%) Intel Security
3 4 (10.26%) Lumension
3 4 (10.26%) Oracle
4 3 (7.69%) Compaq
5 1 (2.56%) AppDynamics
5 1 (2.56%) Splunk
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