Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 43 57
Rank change year-on-year -16 +14 +1
Contract jobs citing QA 38 81 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 3.07% 4.55% 2.78%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.11% 28.13% 17.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 37 34
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £325 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% +5.69% +2.50%
10th Percentile £200 £208 £213
90th Percentile £450 £421 £474
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £325 £290
% change year-on-year +23.08% +12.07% -4.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 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 180 288 195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 14.54% 16.18% 15.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 165 132
Milton Keynes median daily rate £409 £350 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.79% -20.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £209 £200 £208
90th Percentile £644 £550 £538
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £420 £350 £430
% change year-on-year +20.00% -18.60% +22.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 7 5
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.03 £18.00 £14.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.08% +25.44% -13.54%
10th Percentile £10.35 £15.82 £9.31
90th Percentile £18.00 £18.60 £21.45
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £14.68
% change year-on-year -11.11% +22.66% -16.14%

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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 18 December 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 18 December 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 24 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 15 (39.47%) Java
4 12 (31.58%) Windows
4 12 (31.58%) Banking
5 11 (28.95%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (26.32%) Jenkins
7 9 (23.68%) Appium
7 9 (23.68%) Android
7 9 (23.68%) TDD
7 9 (23.68%) Change Management
8 8 (21.05%) Finance
8 8 (21.05%) JIRA
8 8 (21.05%) SQL
8 8 (21.05%) ITIL
8 8 (21.05%) Active Directory
8 8 (21.05%) SDLC
8 8 (21.05%) Cucumber
8 8 (21.05%) Apple iOS
9 7 (18.42%) Open Source
9 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
9 7 (18.42%) JavaScript
9 7 (18.42%) Selenium
9 7 (18.42%) Git (software)
9 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
10 6 (15.79%) C#
10 6 (15.79%) Oracle
10 6 (15.79%) BDD
10 6 (15.79%) ITIL V3
10 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills

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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 3 (7.89%) Confluence
1 3 (7.89%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.26%) Apache
2 2 (5.26%) IIS
2 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.26%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.63%) CMS
3 1 (2.63%) EPiServer
3 1 (2.63%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.63%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (2.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) SAP FI
1 2 (5.26%) SAP MM
1 2 (5.26%) SAP SD
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.16%) Office 365
2 2 (5.26%) npm
2 2 (5.26%) OpenShift
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.63%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) Internet
2 2 (5.26%) Firewall
3 1 (2.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) DB2
2 2 (5.26%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (5.26%) Redis
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (26.32%) Jenkins
2 9 (23.68%) Appium
3 8 (21.05%) Cucumber
3 8 (21.05%) JIRA
4 7 (18.42%) Git (software)
4 7 (18.42%) Selenium
5 5 (13.16%) SoapUI
5 5 (13.16%) Xcode
6 3 (7.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (7.89%) Calabash
6 3 (7.89%) GitLab
6 3 (7.89%) WebDriver
7 2 (5.26%) Bitbucket
7 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (5.26%) Zephyr
8 1 (2.63%) Axure RP
8 1 (2.63%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (2.63%) Capybara
8 1 (2.63%) Eclipse
8 1 (2.63%) Mocha
General
1 12 (31.58%) Banking
2 8 (21.05%) Finance
3 5 (13.16%) Retail
4 3 (7.89%) Financial Institution
5 2 (5.26%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (2.63%) Multimedia
6 1 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (2.63%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (34.21%) Tester
2 12 (31.58%) Automation Tester
3 6 (15.79%) Java Automation Tester
3 6 (15.79%) QA Automation Tester
3 6 (15.79%) QA Tester
4 5 (13.16%) Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) Mobile Tester
6 3 (7.89%) Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Project Manager
6 3 (7.89%) Technical Manager
6 3 (7.89%) Technical Project Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Consultant
7 2 (5.26%) QA Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 2 (5.26%) Selenium Tester
7 2 (5.26%) Software Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Test Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Test Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Application Integration Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) iOS Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) AngularJS
1 5 (13.16%) Node.js
1 5 (13.16%) Spring Boot
2 4 (10.53%) RESTful
2 4 (10.53%) SOAP
3 3 (7.89%) LDAP
3 3 (7.89%) REST
3 3 (7.89%) Web Services
4 2 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (2.63%) Android SDK
5 1 (2.63%) Chai
5 1 (2.63%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (2.63%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.63%) HTML
5 1 (2.63%) Middleware
5 1 (2.63%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.16%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (10.53%) Mobile App
4 3 (7.89%) Mainframe
4 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
5 2 (5.26%) Virtual Team
6 1 (2.63%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.63%) CMDB
6 1 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (31.58%) Windows
2 9 (23.68%) Android
3 8 (21.05%) Apple iOS
4 5 (13.16%) Linux
4 5 (13.16%) Windows 7
5 3 (7.89%) Solaris
5 3 (7.89%) Unix
6 2 (5.26%) Mac OS X
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 11 (28.95%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (23.68%) Change Management
4 9 (23.68%) TDD
5 8 (21.05%) ITIL
5 8 (21.05%) SDLC
6 7 (18.42%) Open Source
7 6 (15.79%) BDD
7 6 (15.79%) Functional Testing
7 6 (15.79%) ITIL V3
7 6 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (13.16%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (13.16%) QA Automation
9 4 (10.53%) Android Development
9 4 (10.53%) Deployment Automation
9 4 (10.53%) OO
9 4 (10.53%) OOP
9 4 (10.53%) Project Management
9 4 (10.53%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 15 (39.47%) Java
2 8 (21.05%) SQL
3 7 (18.42%) JavaScript
4 6 (15.79%) C#
5 4 (10.53%) C++
6 3 (7.89%) Ruby
7 2 (5.26%) Apple Swift
8 1 (2.63%) Groovy
8 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.63%) Python
8 1 (2.63%) VB
8 1 (2.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.53%) MCSA
2 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.89%) Degree
3 3 (7.89%) DV Cleared
3 3 (7.89%) Master's Degree
4 2 (5.26%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (2.63%) HNC
5 1 (2.63%) HND
5 1 (2.63%) ISEB
5 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 8 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.89%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (5.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) SCCM
2 4 (10.53%) WSUS
3 2 (5.26%) SCOM
4 1 (2.63%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.79%) Oracle
3 5 (13.16%) McAfee
4 4 (10.53%) Citrix
5 3 (7.89%) VMware
6 2 (5.26%) SAP
7 1 (2.63%) Adobe
7 1 (2.63%) Cisco
7 1 (2.63%) HP
7 1 (2.63%) IBM
7 1 (2.63%) JD Edwards
7 1 (2.63%) New Relic
7 1 (2.63%) Xamarin