The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 37 37 31
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs citing QA 4 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.23% 2.26% 3.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 13.79% 27.27% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 6
Median daily rate £475 £443 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.34% +18.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £273 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +10.63%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
29 22 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 8.92% 8.30% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 18 27
Median daily rate £363 £250 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.00% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £380
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.40% -35.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £42.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-51.17% +80.85%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxford region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Oxford region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Oxford region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 Oxford region with a requirement for QA.

1 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (37.50%) Automated Testing
3 8 (33.33%) TDD
3 8 (33.33%) Java
3 8 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (29.17%) Git (software)
4 7 (29.17%) Cucumber
4 7 (29.17%) BDD
4 7 (29.17%) Jenkins
4 7 (29.17%) Web Development
4 7 (29.17%) Selenium
5 5 (20.83%) Performance Testing
5 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (20.83%) MongoDB
6 4 (16.67%) Node.js
6 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 4 (16.67%) Kanban
6 4 (16.67%) Load Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Unit Testing
6 4 (16.67%) JIRA
6 4 (16.67%) Scrum
7 3 (12.50%) JBoss
7 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
7 3 (12.50%) PHP
7 3 (12.50%) SQL
7 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
7 3 (12.50%) Web Services
7 3 (12.50%) JSON
7 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Software Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford 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 (12.50%) JBoss
2 2 (8.33%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (8.33%) PaaS
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) MongoDB
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.33%) NoSQL
4 1 (4.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Cucumber
1 7 (29.17%) Git (software)
1 7 (29.17%) Jenkins
1 7 (29.17%) Selenium
2 4 (16.67%) JIRA
3 2 (8.33%) Gradle
3 2 (8.33%) MSBuild
3 2 (8.33%) NUnit
3 2 (8.33%) SpecFlow
3 2 (8.33%) TeamCity
4 1 (4.17%) FitNesse
4 1 (4.17%) Jasmine
4 1 (4.17%) JBehave
4 1 (4.17%) Protractor
4 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.17%) Subversion
4 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (8.33%) Banking
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
1 2 (8.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Test Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 4 (16.67%) Test Leader
4 3 (12.50%) PMO Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) PMO Support Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Product Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Product Owner
4 3 (12.50%) Project Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Project Support Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) QA Automation Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) QA Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) QA Leader
4 3 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (8.33%) PHP Developer
5 2 (8.33%) QA Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Quality Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) Node.js
2 3 (12.50%) JSON
2 3 (12.50%) Web Services
3 2 (8.33%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.17%) .NET
4 1 (4.17%) REST
4 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) User Experience
2 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Android
1 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (37.50%) Automated Testing
3 8 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (33.33%) TDD
4 7 (29.17%) BDD
4 7 (29.17%) Web Development
5 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (20.83%) Performance Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Kanban
6 4 (16.67%) Load Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Scrum
6 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 4 (16.67%) Unit Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
7 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Manual Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Process Improvement
8 2 (8.33%) Product Management
8 2 (8.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 3 (12.50%) PHP
2 3 (12.50%) SQL
3 2 (8.33%) Python
4 1 (4.17%) C#
4 1 (4.17%) Ruby
4 1 (4.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
2 1 (4.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) Data Quality
1 3 (12.50%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Ansible
1 2 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (8.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Perforce