Period
to 17 June 2019

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 17 June 2019 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
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 55 62 61
Rank change year-on-year +7 -1 +12
Contract jobs citing QA 33 51 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 2.94% 3.31% 3.45%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.43% 22.57% 26.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 26 26
Milton Keynes median daily rate £462 £325 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.23% -9.09% +20.17%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £278
90th Percentile £551 £419 £469
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £444 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +36.54% -7.14% +18.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Milton Keynes 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 154 226 192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 13.71% 14.66% 13.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 134 97
Milton Keynes median daily rate £440 £380 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.79% -1.94% -3.13%
10th Percentile £195 £200 £210
90th Percentile £556 £582 £543
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £438 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +16.67% +3.45% -9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 3
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £18.00 £11.82 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.28% -15.57% -4.11%
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.00 £12.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +44.00% -10.71% -12.75%

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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 17 June 2019.

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 17 June 2019, 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 14 (42.42%) Java
2 12 (36.36%) JIRA
2 12 (36.36%) Test Automation
2 12 (36.36%) Jenkins
3 11 (33.33%) Confluence
3 11 (33.33%) Maven
4 10 (30.30%) TDD
4 10 (30.30%) Sonatype Nexus
5 9 (27.27%) QA Automation
5 9 (27.27%) Java 8
5 9 (27.27%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (27.27%) BDD
6 8 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (24.24%) Continuous Delivery
6 8 (24.24%) JSON
6 8 (24.24%) SQL Server
6 8 (24.24%) Windows
7 7 (21.21%) IntelliJ
8 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (18.18%) SDLC
8 6 (18.18%) VMware
8 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (18.18%) SQL
9 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
9 5 (15.15%) Migration
9 5 (15.15%) REST
9 5 (15.15%) Office 365

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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 11 (33.33%) Confluence
2 4 (12.12%) IIS
2 4 (12.12%) WebSphere
3 3 (9.09%) Apache
3 3 (9.09%) JBoss
3 3 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (6.06%) IBM Domino
4 2 (6.06%) MS Exchange
4 2 (6.06%) WebLogic
5 1 (3.03%) CMS
5 1 (3.03%) OpenStack
5 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (15.15%) Office 365
4 2 (6.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (6.06%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (6.06%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (6.06%) Amazon S3
4 2 (6.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (3.03%) IaaS
5 1 (3.03%) OpenShift
5 1 (3.03%) PaaS
5 1 (3.03%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) Firewall
1 2 (6.06%) VPN
2 1 (3.03%) ATM
2 1 (3.03%) DHCP
2 1 (3.03%) DNS
2 1 (3.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (24.24%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (6.06%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (6.06%) MS Access
3 2 (6.06%) MySQL
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.03%) Big Data
4 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (36.36%) Jenkins
1 12 (36.36%) JIRA
2 11 (33.33%) Maven
3 10 (30.30%) Sonatype Nexus
4 7 (21.21%) IntelliJ
5 4 (12.12%) Git (software)
5 4 (12.12%) Selenium
5 4 (12.12%) Visual Studio
5 4 (12.12%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (9.09%) Appium
6 3 (9.09%) FishEye
6 3 (9.09%) JMeter
6 3 (9.09%) Subversion
6 3 (9.09%) TeamCity
7 2 (6.06%) Android Studio
8 1 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (3.03%) Bitbucket
8 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
8 1 (3.03%) PostCSS
8 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Advertising
3 2 (6.06%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (21.21%) Analyst
1 7 (21.21%) Automation Tester
1 7 (21.21%) Java Automation Tester
1 7 (21.21%) QA Automation Tester
1 7 (21.21%) QA Tester
1 7 (21.21%) Tester
2 3 (9.09%) Developer
2 3 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (9.09%) Test Analyst
3 2 (6.06%) Android Tester
3 2 (6.06%) Lead .NET Developer
3 2 (6.06%) Lead Developer
3 2 (6.06%) Mobile Tester
3 2 (6.06%) QA Automation Analyst
3 2 (6.06%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 2 (6.06%) Selenium Tester
3 2 (6.06%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 2 (6.06%) Technical Architect
3 2 (6.06%) Technical Project Manager
3 2 (6.06%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (24.24%) JSON
2 5 (15.15%) REST
3 4 (12.12%) .NET
3 4 (12.12%) .NET Framework
3 4 (12.12%) ASP.NET
4 3 (9.09%) Java EE
4 3 (9.09%) Node.js
5 2 (6.06%) Android SDK
5 2 (6.06%) AngularJS
5 2 (6.06%) iOS SDK
5 2 (6.06%) JMS
5 2 (6.06%) JTA
5 2 (6.06%) Middleware
5 2 (6.06%) Servlets
5 2 (6.06%) SOAP
5 2 (6.06%) Vue.js
6 1 (3.03%) JAXB
6 1 (3.03%) SVG
6 1 (3.03%) Web Services
6 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (12.12%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.06%) Clustering
4 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.03%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.03%) e-Learning
4 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.03%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (3.03%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Windows
2 4 (12.12%) Linux
3 3 (9.09%) Android
3 3 (9.09%) Apple iOS
3 3 (9.09%) Unix
3 3 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 2 (6.06%) Windows 10
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Vista
5 1 (3.03%) AIX
5 1 (3.03%) Mac OS X
5 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) Test Automation
2 10 (30.30%) TDD
3 9 (27.27%) BDD
3 9 (27.27%) QA Automation
4 8 (24.24%) Continuous Delivery
4 8 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (18.18%) SDLC
5 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (15.15%) Migration
7 4 (12.12%) Business Analysis
7 4 (12.12%) Configuration Management
7 4 (12.12%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
7 4 (12.12%) Integration Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Mentoring
7 4 (12.12%) SOLID
7 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (12.12%) Test Strategy
7 4 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (12.12%) YAGNI
Programming Languages
1 14 (42.42%) Java
2 9 (27.27%) Java 8
3 6 (18.18%) SQL
4 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
5 4 (12.12%) C#
6 2 (6.06%) Apple Swift
6 2 (6.06%) Python
7 1 (3.03%) ES6
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) MCITP
2 2 (6.06%) MCSE
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) Degree
3 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.03%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (12.12%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.12%) Docker
3 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Ansible
2 2 (6.06%) Docker Swarm
2 2 (6.06%) Kubernetes
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (6.06%) Nagios
2 2 (6.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (6.06%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (6.06%) SCCM
2 2 (6.06%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) VMware
2 4 (12.12%) IBM
2 4 (12.12%) Micro Focus
3 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.09%) White Clarke
4 2 (6.06%) AppDynamics
4 2 (6.06%) Apple
4 2 (6.06%) Atlassian
4 2 (6.06%) Citrix
4 2 (6.06%) Oracle
4 2 (6.06%) Splunk
5 1 (3.03%) F5
5 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.03%) Salesforce.com