The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 33 27 24
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing QA 9 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.60% 0.52% 1.45%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 52.94% 12.50% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £400 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £400 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £400 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £359
% change year-on-year
-0.64% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.34 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-34.64% +25.00%
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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
17 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 4.91% 4.17% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 4
Average daily rate £315 £400 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.25% +53.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £400 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £400 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £17.05 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.73% +9.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 24 October 2014.

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 5 (38.46%) ETL
1 5 (38.46%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (30.77%) SAP BW
2 4 (30.77%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (30.77%) Middleware
2 4 (30.77%) Migration
2 4 (30.77%) SAP
2 4 (30.77%) SAP XI
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Technical Architecture
2 4 (30.77%) SAP Implementation
2 4 (30.77%) Data Migration
2 4 (30.77%) SAP PI
2 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
3 3 (23.08%) Selenium
4 2 (15.38%) HP
4 2 (15.38%) SQL
4 2 (15.38%) JIRA
4 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Business Analytics
5 1 (7.69%) Analytics
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.69%) Pentaho
5 1 (7.69%) Mercurial
5 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
5 1 (7.69%) PHPUnit
5 1 (7.69%) Systems Analysis

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Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (30.77%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (7.69%) IIS
2 1 (7.69%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SAP BW
2 1 (7.69%) Pentaho
2 1 (7.69%) MySQL
2 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Selenium
2 2 (15.38%) JIRA
3 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
3 1 (7.69%) Mercurial
3 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
3 1 (7.69%) PHPUnit
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Architect
1 4 (30.77%) Technical Architect
1 4 (30.77%) SAP Technical Architect
1 4 (30.77%) SAP Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) QA Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Coordinator
4 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Software Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (7.69%) Business Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) Middleware
1 4 (30.77%) SAP XI
1 4 (30.77%) SAP PI
2 1 (7.69%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Data Integration
1 1 (7.69%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) ETL
1 5 (38.46%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (30.77%) Migration
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Technical Architecture
2 4 (30.77%) SAP Implementation
2 4 (30.77%) Data Migration
2 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
3 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) Workflow
4 1 (7.69%) CRM
4 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.69%) ERP
4 1 (7.69%) Business Analytics
4 1 (7.69%) Analytics
4 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
1 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) SAP
2 2 (15.38%) HP
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