Period
to 14 July 2020

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 14 July 2020 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
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 50 57 48
Rank change year-on-year +7 -9 +6
Contract jobs citing QA 7 34 60
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.58% 3.02% 3.80%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.91% 22.52% 24.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 26 28
Median daily rate £368 £462 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.50% +42.23% -7.14%
10th Percentile £174 £178 £200
90th Percentile £466 £558 £470
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £335 £450 £325
% change year-on-year -25.56% +38.46% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £56.00 -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - £56.00 £65.00
% change year-on-year - -13.85% -

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 44 151 248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 9.91% 13.42% 15.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 91 134
Median daily rate £400 £450 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +13.92% +1.94%
10th Percentile £240 £185 £200
90th Percentile £490 £560 £609
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £439 £395
% change year-on-year -8.83% +11.08% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 16
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +24.53% -5.36%
10th Percentile £16.00 £10.75 £8.89
90th Percentile £44.00 £42.20 £15.03
Median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -5.56% +33.33% -3.57%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

Job postings citing QA as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing QA in Milton Keynes.

Daily rate trend for QA in Milton Keynes

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Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing QA in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for QA in Milton Keynes

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing QA in Milton Keynes.

Hourly rate trend for QA in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 14 July 2020, 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 3 (42.86%) SQL
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
2 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) AWS
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Data Mapping
2 2 (28.57%) Analytics
2 2 (28.57%) Data Transformation
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
2 2 (28.57%) Power BI
2 2 (28.57%) Public Cloud
2 2 (28.57%) ETL Development
2 2 (28.57%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (28.57%) Power Platform
2 2 (28.57%) SAP
2 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (28.57%) Data Modelling
2 2 (28.57%) ETL
2 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (28.57%) Snowflake Schema
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Python
2 2 (28.57%) Automotive
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Google
3 1 (14.29%) Misys Midas
3 1 (14.29%) CAPM
3 1 (14.29%) Degree

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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:

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Misys Midas
1 1 (14.29%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
2 2 (28.57%) AWS
2 2 (28.57%) Power Platform
3 1 (14.29%) Azure
3 1 (14.29%) GCP
3 1 (14.29%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (28.57%) Power BI
1 2 (28.57%) Snowflake Schema
2 1 (14.29%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (28.57%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Business Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Communications Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Deployment Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Deployment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) OAuth
1 1 (14.29%) SAML
1 1 (14.29%) SAP Fiori
1 1 (14.29%) SAP PI
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
1 1 (14.29%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (28.57%) Public Cloud
1 2 (28.57%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (14.29%) Podcast
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (28.57%) Analytics
1 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Data Mapping
1 2 (28.57%) Data Modelling
1 2 (28.57%) Data Transformation
1 2 (28.57%) ETL
1 2 (28.57%) ETL Development
1 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
1 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
2 1 (14.29%) Change Control
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (14.29%) Copywriting
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) OO
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
2 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) Groovy
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
3 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CAPM
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (14.29%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) SAP
2 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
2 1 (14.29%) Google
2 1 (14.29%) Talend