Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 62 72
Rank change year-on-year -3 +10 -18
Contract jobs citing QA 46 43 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 2.91% 3.09% 1.98%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 19.91% 25.29% 14.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 25 27
Milton Keynes median daily rate £330 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +25.00% -3.23%
10th Percentile £300 £276 £249
90th Percentile £419 £478 £388
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £325 £355 £300
% change year-on-year -8.45% +18.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £65.00 - £16.09

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 231 170 191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 14.60% 12.22% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 93 109
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +15.94%
10th Percentile £210 £210 £230
90th Percentile £604 £548 £538
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £380 £361 £390
% change year-on-year +5.19% -7.37% +15.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 3
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £11.82 £14.00 £14.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.57% -1.41% -18.12%
10th Percentile £8.79 £14.00 £11.42
90th Percentile £14.98 £14.00 £15.66
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £16.09
% change year-on-year -7.14% -12.99% -20.29%

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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 24 May 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 24 May 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 25 (54.35%) SQL
1 25 (54.35%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (52.17%) Java
3 22 (47.83%) JIRA
4 21 (45.65%) Test Automation
5 18 (39.13%) Selenium
6 17 (36.96%) Git (software)
6 17 (36.96%) TDD
6 17 (36.96%) Jenkins
7 16 (34.78%) Internet
8 15 (32.61%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (30.43%) Finance
10 13 (28.26%) SOAP
10 13 (28.26%) Web Services
10 13 (28.26%) Mobile App
10 13 (28.26%) Cucumber
10 13 (28.26%) REST
11 12 (26.09%) QA Automation
11 12 (26.09%) Windows
12 11 (23.91%) Self-Motivation
13 10 (21.74%) Functional Testing
13 10 (21.74%) WebDriver
13 10 (21.74%) Banking
14 9 (19.57%) Android
14 9 (19.57%) Apple iOS
14 9 (19.57%) SDLC
14 9 (19.57%) Appium
15 8 (17.39%) Docker
15 8 (17.39%) Open Source
16 7 (15.22%) Mac OS X

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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 7 (15.22%) Confluence
2 1 (2.17%) CICS
2 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (13.04%) Sauce Labs
2 4 (8.70%) Office 365
3 3 (6.52%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 16 (34.78%) Internet
2 4 (8.70%) Firewall
2 4 (8.70%) VPN
3 2 (4.35%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) Redis
2 1 (2.17%) Big Data
2 1 (2.17%) DB2
2 1 (2.17%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.17%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 22 (47.83%) JIRA
2 18 (39.13%) Selenium
3 17 (36.96%) Git (software)
3 17 (36.96%) Jenkins
4 13 (28.26%) Cucumber
5 10 (21.74%) WebDriver
6 9 (19.57%) Appium
7 7 (15.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (15.22%) Bitbucket
8 6 (13.04%) Calabash
9 3 (6.52%) Axure RP
9 3 (6.52%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 2 (4.35%) Protractor
10 2 (4.35%) Zephyr
11 1 (2.17%) Capybara
11 1 (2.17%) GitLab
11 1 (2.17%) IntelliJ
11 1 (2.17%) Jasmine
11 1 (2.17%) Karma Test Runner
11 1 (2.17%) Mocha
General
1 14 (30.43%) Finance
2 10 (21.74%) Banking
3 3 (6.52%) Retail
4 2 (4.35%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (4.35%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.17%) Electronics
5 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.17%) Marketing
5 1 (2.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (30.43%) Tester
2 13 (28.26%) Automation Tester
2 13 (28.26%) QA Automation Tester
2 13 (28.26%) QA Tester
3 8 (17.39%) Analyst
4 7 (15.22%) Java Automation Tester
5 5 (10.87%) QA Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Consultant
6 4 (8.70%) Developer
6 4 (8.70%) QA Automation Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Selenium Tester
6 4 (8.70%) Test Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Architect
7 3 (6.52%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 3 (6.52%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Test Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) User Experience Consultant
8 2 (4.35%) Java Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (28.26%) REST
1 13 (28.26%) SOAP
1 13 (28.26%) Web Services
2 4 (8.70%) AngularJS
2 4 (8.70%) Node.js
3 3 (6.52%) HTML
4 2 (4.35%) CSS
4 2 (4.35%) RESTful
4 2 (4.35%) XML
4 2 (4.35%) XSLT
5 1 (2.17%) .NET
5 1 (2.17%) Chai
5 1 (2.17%) CSS3
5 1 (2.17%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.17%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.26%) Mobile App
2 11 (23.91%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (8.70%) Client/Server
3 4 (8.70%) User Experience
4 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (2.17%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (26.09%) Windows
2 9 (19.57%) Android
2 9 (19.57%) Apple iOS
3 7 (15.22%) Mac OS X
4 4 (8.70%) Windows 7
4 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.35%) Unix
6 1 (2.17%) Linux
6 1 (2.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (54.35%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (45.65%) Test Automation
3 17 (36.96%) TDD
4 15 (32.61%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (26.09%) QA Automation
6 10 (21.74%) Functional Testing
7 9 (19.57%) SDLC
8 8 (17.39%) Open Source
9 6 (13.04%) Cross-Browser Testing
10 5 (10.87%) Change Management
10 5 (10.87%) Defect Management
10 5 (10.87%) Test Scripting
11 4 (8.70%) BDD
11 4 (8.70%) E-Commerce
11 4 (8.70%) ITIL
11 4 (8.70%) ITIL V3
11 4 (8.70%) Scrum
11 4 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (8.70%) Wireframes
12 3 (6.52%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 25 (54.35%) SQL
2 24 (52.17%) Java
3 7 (15.22%) Apple Swift
3 7 (15.22%) Ruby
4 5 (10.87%) Python
4 5 (10.87%) VB
5 4 (8.70%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.35%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.17%) Groovy
7 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) DV Cleared
1 4 (8.70%) MCSA
1 4 (8.70%) MCSE
1 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (4.35%) Degree
3 2 (4.35%) HND
3 2 (4.35%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (2.17%) ISTQB
System Software
1 8 (17.39%) Docker
2 5 (10.87%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) SCCM
2 2 (4.35%) HP ALM
3 1 (2.17%) Ansible
3 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.70%) Cisco
2 4 (8.70%) Citrix
2 4 (8.70%) McAfee
3 3 (6.52%) HP
4 2 (4.35%) hybris
4 2 (4.35%) Oracle
5 1 (2.17%) SAP
5 1 (2.17%) VMware
5 1 (2.17%) Xamarin