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 23 July 2016 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 39 34 24
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -10
Contract jobs citing QA 14 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 4.08% 4.07% 2.37%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 48.28% 77.78% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 5
Median daily rate £425 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.50 £35.00 £19.13
% change year-on-year
-70.00% +83.00%
QA
Oxfordshire

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 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 8.45% 5.23% 6.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 11
Median daily rate £413 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £199 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £446 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £47.50 - £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.00 £20.13
% change year-on-year
+27.27% +9.31%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016.

QA Daily Rate Histogram 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 23 July 2016, 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 14 (73.68%) Java
1 14 (73.68%) Project Management
1 14 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (68.42%) Continuous Improvement
3 11 (57.89%) Process Improvement
3 11 (57.89%) Kanban
3 11 (57.89%) Product Management
3 11 (57.89%) Scrum
4 10 (52.63%) Change Management
4 10 (52.63%) SQL
4 10 (52.63%) JUnit
4 10 (52.63%) Maven
4 10 (52.63%) Performance Testing
5 9 (47.37%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (47.37%) Computer Science
5 9 (47.37%) Confluence
5 9 (47.37%) Root Cause Analysis
5 9 (47.37%) Jenkins
5 9 (47.37%) Test Planning
5 9 (47.37%) JIRA
5 9 (47.37%) Web Services
6 8 (42.11%) SOAP
6 8 (42.11%) Validation
6 8 (42.11%) API Testing
6 8 (42.11%) Defect Tracking
6 8 (42.11%) IT Audit
6 8 (42.11%) Talend
6 8 (42.11%) SoapUI
6 8 (42.11%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (42.11%) Amazon AWS

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 9 (47.37%) Confluence
2 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.26%) Apache
3 1 (5.26%) Apache Solr
Cloud Services
1 8 (42.11%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Network Security
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) MongoDB
2 2 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (5.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (52.63%) JUnit
1 10 (52.63%) Maven
2 9 (47.37%) Jenkins
2 9 (47.37%) JIRA
3 8 (42.11%) SoapUI
3 8 (42.11%) Talend Open Studio
4 3 (15.79%) IntelliJ
5 1 (5.26%) Appium
5 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
5 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
5 1 (5.26%) Gradle
5 1 (5.26%) Protractor
5 1 (5.26%) Robotium
5 1 (5.26%) Selenium
5 1 (5.26%) SpecFlow
5 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
5 1 (5.26%) Xcode
General
1 3 (15.79%) Publishing
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Analyst
1 11 (57.89%) Test Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Project Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Agile Test Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) QA Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) QA Test Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Senior QA Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Senior QA Test Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Data Centre Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Data Centre Migration Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Data Centre Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Data Migration Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Data Migration Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Migration Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Migration Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Product Owner
4 2 (10.53%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) Web Services
2 8 (42.11%) SOAP
3 2 (10.53%) Node.js
3 2 (10.53%) Spring Boot
4 1 (5.26%) CSS
4 1 (5.26%) Dropwizard
4 1 (5.26%) HTML
4 1 (5.26%) HTML5
4 1 (5.26%) Hystrix
4 1 (5.26%) Play Framework
4 1 (5.26%) PostGIS
4 1 (5.26%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (5.26%) Scalatra
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.53%) PMI
2 2 (10.53%) User Experience
3 1 (5.26%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Android
2 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (73.68%) Project Management
2 13 (68.42%) Continuous Improvement
3 11 (57.89%) Kanban
3 11 (57.89%) Process Improvement
3 11 (57.89%) Product Management
3 11 (57.89%) Scrum
4 10 (52.63%) Change Management
4 10 (52.63%) Performance Testing
5 9 (47.37%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (47.37%) Root Cause Analysis
5 9 (47.37%) Test Planning
6 8 (42.11%) API Testing
6 8 (42.11%) Data Validation
6 8 (42.11%) Defect Tracking
6 8 (42.11%) IT Audit
6 8 (42.11%) Time Management
6 8 (42.11%) Validation
7 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
7 3 (15.79%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) Java
2 10 (52.63%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) Python
3 1 (5.26%) Ruby
3 1 (5.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Degree
2 3 (15.79%) PMP
3 2 (10.53%) PMI Certification
4 1 (5.26%) CCNA
4 1 (5.26%) CCNP
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Talend
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco
2 1 (5.26%) New Relic
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday