Period
to 18 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 44 65
Rank change year-on-year -8 +21 +4
Contract jobs citing QA 56 77 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 4.01% 4.58% 2.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.59% 28.41% 14.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 31 26
Milton Keynes median daily rate £303 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.92% +4.00% +0.81%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £213
90th Percentile £429 £400 £500
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £328 £338 £300
% change year-on-year -2.96% +12.50% -6.98%
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% -56.14%

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 203 271 201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 14.52% 16.11% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 153 132
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £350 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -19.40% +24.07%
10th Percentile £200 £184 £200
90th Percentile £629 £510 £538
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £350 £425
% change year-on-year +14.29% -17.65% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 6
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £13.50 £18.00 £14.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +22.66% -22.76%
10th Percentile £9.75 £15.46 £10.03
90th Percentile £16.46 £18.75 £20.38
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.03 £18.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -22.08% +20.00% -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 18 October 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 October 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 31 (55.36%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (42.86%) Java
2 24 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 21 (37.50%) Windows
4 16 (28.57%) Change Management
5 15 (26.79%) TDD
5 15 (26.79%) Banking
5 15 (26.79%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (26.79%) Active Directory
5 15 (26.79%) SQL
5 15 (26.79%) ITIL
5 15 (26.79%) Security Cleared
5 15 (26.79%) Jenkins
6 14 (25.00%) JIRA
7 13 (23.21%) Microsoft
7 13 (23.21%) ITIL V3
8 12 (21.43%) Office 365
8 12 (21.43%) Git (software)
8 12 (21.43%) Windows 7
8 12 (21.43%) Cucumber
8 12 (21.43%) McAfee
8 12 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
8 12 (21.43%) SCCM
9 11 (19.64%) Selenium
9 11 (19.64%) MCSA
9 11 (19.64%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (19.64%) Android
9 11 (19.64%) Appium
9 11 (19.64%) SDLC
10 10 (17.86%) SC Cleared

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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 5 (8.93%) Confluence
2 3 (5.36%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.57%) Apache
3 2 (3.57%) IIS
3 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.57%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.79%) CMS
4 1 (1.79%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.79%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.79%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (1.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) SAP FI
1 2 (3.57%) SAP MM
1 2 (3.57%) SAP SD
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 12 (21.43%) Office 365
2 3 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.36%) Sauce Labs
3 2 (3.57%) npm
3 2 (3.57%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.29%) Internet
2 3 (5.36%) Firewall
3 2 (3.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) Redis
2 3 (5.36%) DB2
3 2 (3.57%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (26.79%) Jenkins
2 14 (25.00%) JIRA
3 12 (21.43%) Cucumber
3 12 (21.43%) Git (software)
4 11 (19.64%) Appium
4 11 (19.64%) Selenium
5 6 (10.71%) Calabash
6 5 (8.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (8.93%) SoapUI
6 5 (8.93%) WebDriver
6 5 (8.93%) Xcode
7 4 (7.14%) Bitbucket
8 3 (5.36%) GitLab
8 3 (5.36%) Zephyr
9 2 (3.57%) Axure RP
9 2 (3.57%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 2 (3.57%) Eclipse
9 2 (3.57%) IntelliJ
9 2 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.79%) Mocha
General
1 15 (26.79%) Banking
2 10 (17.86%) Finance
3 6 (10.71%) Retail
4 3 (5.36%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.57%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.79%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (32.14%) Tester
2 17 (30.36%) Automation Tester
3 14 (25.00%) Analyst
4 11 (19.64%) QA Automation Tester
4 11 (19.64%) QA Tester
5 10 (17.86%) Java Automation Tester
6 5 (8.93%) Desktop Support
6 5 (8.93%) Developer
7 4 (7.14%) Desktop Analyst
7 4 (7.14%) Mobile Tester
7 4 (7.14%) Test Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Active Directory Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Consultant
8 3 (5.36%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 3 (5.36%) Selenium Tester
8 3 (5.36%) Service Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Technical Manager
8 3 (5.36%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.29%) SOAP
2 7 (12.50%) REST
2 7 (12.50%) Web Services
3 5 (8.93%) AngularJS
3 5 (8.93%) Node.js
3 5 (8.93%) RESTful
3 5 (8.93%) Spring Boot
4 3 (5.36%) LDAP
5 2 (3.57%) HTML
5 2 (3.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (3.57%) XSLT
6 1 (1.79%) Android SDK
6 1 (1.79%) Chai
6 1 (1.79%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (1.79%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.79%) Middleware
6 1 (1.79%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.07%) Mobile App
1 9 (16.07%) Self-Motivation
2 7 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.36%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.36%) Mainframe
3 3 (5.36%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.57%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.57%) User Experience
4 2 (3.57%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.79%) CMDB
5 1 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 21 (37.50%) Windows
2 12 (21.43%) Windows 7
3 11 (19.64%) Android
4 10 (17.86%) Apple iOS
5 5 (8.93%) Linux
6 4 (7.14%) Mac OS X
7 3 (5.36%) Solaris
7 3 (5.36%) Unix
8 2 (3.57%) Windows Server
8 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (55.36%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 16 (28.57%) Change Management
4 15 (26.79%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (26.79%) ITIL
4 15 (26.79%) TDD
5 13 (23.21%) ITIL V3
6 11 (19.64%) SDLC
7 9 (16.07%) Functional Testing
7 9 (16.07%) Open Source
8 8 (14.29%) QA Automation
9 7 (12.50%) BDD
9 7 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (8.93%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (8.93%) Test Management
11 4 (7.14%) Android Development
11 4 (7.14%) Deployment Automation
11 4 (7.14%) OO
11 4 (7.14%) OOP
11 4 (7.14%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 24 (42.86%) Java
2 15 (26.79%) SQL
3 7 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 6 (10.71%) C#
4 6 (10.71%) Ruby
5 4 (7.14%) Apple Swift
5 4 (7.14%) C++
5 4 (7.14%) Python
5 4 (7.14%) VB
6 2 (3.57%) Groovy
6 2 (3.57%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (26.79%) Security Cleared
2 11 (19.64%) MCSA
2 11 (19.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (17.86%) SC Cleared
4 9 (16.07%) DV Cleared
5 3 (5.36%) Degree
5 3 (5.36%) Master's Degree
6 2 (3.57%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (1.79%) HNC
7 1 (1.79%) HND
7 1 (1.79%) ISEB
7 1 (1.79%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 15 (26.79%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.71%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (7.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (21.43%) SCCM
2 10 (17.86%) WSUS
3 2 (3.57%) SCOM
4 1 (1.79%) HP ALM
4 1 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (23.21%) Microsoft
2 12 (21.43%) McAfee
3 8 (14.29%) Citrix
4 6 (10.71%) Oracle
5 3 (5.36%) VMware
6 2 (3.57%) Cisco
6 2 (3.57%) SAP
7 1 (1.79%) Adobe
7 1 (1.79%) HP
7 1 (1.79%) hybris
7 1 (1.79%) IBM
7 1 (1.79%) New Relic
7 1 (1.79%) Xamarin