Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 59 69
Rank change year-on-year +17 +10 -13
Contract jobs citing QA 83 35 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 4.72% 2.74% 2.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.72% 17.24% 13.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 33 32
Milton Keynes median daily rate £323 £290 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.21% -7.20% +4.17%
10th Percentile £209 £213 £283
90th Percentile £421 £470 £436
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £325 £290 £305
% change year-on-year +12.07% -4.92% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £13.85 - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.00 £25.00 -
% change year-on-year -32.00% - -

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 289 203 346
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 16.42% 15.90% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 134 177
Milton Keynes median daily rate £350 £431 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.79% +23.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £186 £209 £202
90th Percentile £538 £538 £477
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £350 £425 £350
% change year-on-year -17.65% +21.43% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 8
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £18.00 £14.68 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.66% -11.58% +10.65%
10th Percentile £15.82 £9.31 £11.63
90th Percentile £18.60 £20.38 £27.90
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +23.08%

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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 23 November 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 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 23 November 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 41 (49.40%) Test Automation
2 39 (46.99%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (43.37%) Git (software)
3 36 (43.37%) Jenkins
4 32 (38.55%) Java
5 28 (33.73%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (31.33%) TDD
7 25 (30.12%) SQL
7 25 (30.12%) JIRA
8 23 (27.71%) Web Services
8 23 (27.71%) Finance
9 20 (24.10%) Selenium
10 19 (22.89%) Windows
10 19 (22.89%) SDLC
11 17 (20.48%) Cucumber
12 16 (19.28%) Docker
12 16 (19.28%) Change Management
13 15 (18.07%) SOAP
13 15 (18.07%) REST
13 15 (18.07%) Open Source
14 14 (16.87%) Hadoop
14 14 (16.87%) Security Cleared
14 14 (16.87%) Redis
14 14 (16.87%) Microsoft
14 14 (16.87%) Scrum
14 14 (16.87%) Banking
15 13 (15.66%) Workflow
15 13 (15.66%) Internet
15 13 (15.66%) Big Data
15 13 (15.66%) WebDriver

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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 10 (12.05%) Confluence
2 5 (6.02%) Cloud Foundry
2 5 (6.02%) OpenStack
3 4 (4.82%) CMS
3 4 (4.82%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (2.41%) Alfresco
5 2 (2.41%) Apache Pig
5 2 (2.41%) Drupal
5 2 (2.41%) Liferay
6 1 (1.20%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.20%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (13.25%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (8.43%) OpenShift
2 7 (8.43%) Sauce Labs
3 4 (4.82%) BlazeMeter
3 4 (4.82%) npm
4 2 (2.41%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 13 (15.66%) Internet
2 2 (2.41%) SMS
3 1 (1.20%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.87%) Hadoop
1 14 (16.87%) Redis
2 13 (15.66%) Big Data
3 5 (6.02%) MySQL
4 4 (4.82%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.41%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.20%) DB2
6 1 (1.20%) GIS
6 1 (1.20%) Hazelcast
6 1 (1.20%) Power BI
6 1 (1.20%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 36 (43.37%) Git (software)
1 36 (43.37%) Jenkins
2 25 (30.12%) JIRA
3 20 (24.10%) Selenium
4 17 (20.48%) Cucumber
5 13 (15.66%) WebDriver
6 12 (14.46%) Appium
6 12 (14.46%) Maven
7 10 (12.05%) Bitbucket
8 9 (10.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (9.64%) Protractor
10 6 (7.23%) JUnit
11 5 (6.02%) Calabash
11 5 (6.02%) Visual Studio
12 4 (4.82%) JMeter
12 4 (4.82%) Karma Test Runner
12 4 (4.82%) Mocha
12 4 (4.82%) Mockito
12 4 (4.82%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (4.82%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (27.71%) Finance
2 14 (16.87%) Banking
3 7 (8.43%) Corporate Banking
3 7 (8.43%) Retail
4 6 (7.23%) Retail Banking
4 6 (7.23%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.20%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.20%) Games
5 1 (1.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (27.71%) Tester
2 20 (24.10%) Automation Tester
3 15 (18.07%) Developer
4 13 (15.66%) QA Tester
5 11 (13.25%) QA Automation Tester
6 10 (12.05%) Architect
7 9 (10.84%) Test Architect
8 7 (8.43%) Java Developer
9 6 (7.23%) Analyst
9 6 (7.23%) Java Automation Tester
9 6 (7.23%) Senior Tester
10 5 (6.02%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (6.02%) Senior Automation Tester
10 5 (6.02%) Senior QA Tester
11 4 (4.82%) 2nd Line Support
11 4 (4.82%) Project Manager
11 4 (4.82%) QA Automation Engineer
11 4 (4.82%) QA Engineer
11 4 (4.82%) QA Leader
11 4 (4.82%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (27.71%) Web Services
2 15 (18.07%) REST
2 15 (18.07%) SOAP
3 12 (14.46%) RESTful
3 12 (14.46%) Spring
4 8 (9.64%) Node.js
5 6 (7.23%) Spring Boot
5 6 (7.23%) XML
6 5 (6.02%) RabbitMQ
6 5 (6.02%) Spring Integration
6 5 (6.02%) Velocity
7 4 (4.82%) AngularJS
7 4 (4.82%) Taurus
7 4 (4.82%) XSLT
8 3 (3.61%) .NET
8 3 (3.61%) JSON
9 2 (2.41%) Cascading
9 2 (2.41%) CSS
9 2 (2.41%) jQuery
9 2 (2.41%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.05%) Mobile App
2 5 (6.02%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.41%) User Experience
3 2 (2.41%) W3C
4 1 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.20%) iPad
4 1 (1.20%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.20%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 19 (22.89%) Windows
2 11 (13.25%) Android
3 10 (12.05%) Apple iOS
4 9 (10.84%) Mac OS X
4 9 (10.84%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.41%) Linux
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (1.20%) Solaris
6 1 (1.20%) Unix
6 1 (1.20%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (49.40%) Test Automation
2 39 (46.99%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (33.73%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (31.33%) TDD
5 19 (22.89%) SDLC
6 16 (19.28%) Change Management
7 15 (18.07%) Open Source
8 14 (16.87%) Scrum
9 13 (15.66%) Workflow
10 12 (14.46%) BDD
11 11 (13.25%) ITIL
12 10 (12.05%) Microservices
13 9 (10.84%) Continuous Delivery
13 9 (10.84%) ITIL V3
13 9 (10.84%) Test Strategy
14 8 (9.64%) Data Entry
14 8 (9.64%) Disk Encryption
14 8 (9.64%) Mentoring
14 8 (9.64%) Performance Testing
15 7 (8.43%) Cross-Browser Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (38.55%) Java
2 25 (30.12%) SQL
3 10 (12.05%) Apple Swift
3 10 (12.05%) JavaScript
4 7 (8.43%) Ruby
5 5 (6.02%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.61%) C#
7 2 (2.41%) HiveQL
7 2 (2.41%) Python
7 2 (2.41%) VB
8 1 (1.20%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.20%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (16.87%) Security Cleared
2 12 (14.46%) SC Cleared
3 11 (13.25%) DV Cleared
4 5 (6.02%) Degree
5 2 (2.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.20%) APMP
6 1 (1.20%) CGEIT
6 1 (1.20%) CISM
6 1 (1.20%) CISSP
6 1 (1.20%) CRISC
6 1 (1.20%) HNC
6 1 (1.20%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.61%) PMO
2 2 (2.41%) COBIT
2 2 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.41%) WAI
3 1 (1.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 16 (19.28%) Docker
2 9 (10.84%) Active Directory
3 5 (6.02%) BitLocker
4 2 (2.41%) Apache Flume
5 1 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (6.02%) McAfee ePO
1 5 (6.02%) SCCM
2 3 (3.61%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.61%) WSUS
3 2 (2.41%) Oozie
4 1 (1.20%) Ansible
Vendors
1 14 (16.87%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.64%) McAfee
3 6 (7.23%) HP
4 5 (6.02%) Lumension
5 4 (4.82%) Oracle
6 3 (3.61%) IBM
7 2 (2.41%) MapR
7 2 (2.41%) OpenText
8 1 (1.20%) Cisco
8 1 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.20%) VMware