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 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 37 24 26
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +2
Contract jobs citing QA 9 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.69% 2.31% 0.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 56.25% 62.50% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 1
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£413 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +41.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £16.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+69.69% +22.22%
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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
16 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 4.78% 3.70% 4.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 5
Average daily rate £330 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.35% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £268 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £475 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £13.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.21 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.65% +15.45%

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 2015, 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 11 (45.83%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (29.17%) Magento
4 6 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 5 (20.83%) Python
5 5 (20.83%) PHP
5 5 (20.83%) PRINCE2
6 4 (16.67%) Risk Management
6 4 (16.67%) Scrum
6 4 (16.67%) Programme Management
6 4 (16.67%) Project Planning
6 4 (16.67%) JIRA
6 4 (16.67%) Coaching
7 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy
7 3 (12.50%) Automated Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Test Management
7 3 (12.50%) System Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Apache
7 3 (12.50%) Publishing
7 3 (12.50%) Linux
7 3 (12.50%) HP
7 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
7 3 (12.50%) CSS
7 3 (12.50%) MySQL
7 3 (12.50%) HTML
8 2 (8.33%) Java
8 2 (8.33%) C
8 2 (8.33%) C#
8 2 (8.33%) C++

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Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 3 (12.50%) Apache
2 2 (8.33%) Drupal
3 1 (4.17%) Apache Solr
3 1 (4.17%) Node.js
3 1 (4.17%) CMS
Business Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) SMTP
1 1 (4.17%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) MySQL
2 1 (4.17%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) JIRA
2 2 (8.33%) Selenium
2 2 (8.33%) Subversion
3 1 (4.17%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
General
1 3 (12.50%) Publishing
2 2 (8.33%) Electronics
3 1 (4.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) QA Leader
2 5 (20.83%) Developer
2 5 (20.83%) Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) PMO Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Test Manager
4 3 (12.50%) PHP Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Test Leader
5 2 (8.33%) Testing Manager
6 1 (4.17%) PHP LAMP Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Automated Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Junior
6 1 (4.17%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Web Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Junior Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) LAMP Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Digital Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Front-End Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) HTML
1 3 (12.50%) CSS
2 2 (8.33%) HTML5
2 2 (8.33%) JSON
2 2 (8.33%) Sass
2 2 (8.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.17%) Ember.js
3 1 (4.17%) Dojo
3 1 (4.17%) jQuery
3 1 (4.17%) REST
3 1 (4.17%) CSS3
3 1 (4.17%) Backbone.js
3 1 (4.17%) SOAP
3 1 (4.17%) Web Services
3 1 (4.17%) XML
3 1 (4.17%) XHTML
3 1 (4.17%) LAMP
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle ADF
3 1 (4.17%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) User Experience
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.17%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Android
2 1 (4.17%) CentOS
2 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 5 (20.83%) PRINCE2
6 4 (16.67%) Risk Management
6 4 (16.67%) Scrum
6 4 (16.67%) Programme Management
6 4 (16.67%) Project Planning
6 4 (16.67%) Coaching
7 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy
7 3 (12.50%) Test Management
7 3 (12.50%) System Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Automated Testing
8 2 (8.33%) ITIL
8 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
8 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
8 2 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (8.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) PHP
1 5 (20.83%) Python
2 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.33%) C
3 2 (8.33%) C#
3 2 (8.33%) C++
3 2 (8.33%) Java
4 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) ISEB
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Firmware
2 1 (4.17%) Varnish
2 1 (4.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Nagios
1 1 (4.17%) Puppet
1 1 (4.17%) Vagrant
1 1 (4.17%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (4.17%) CA
2 1 (4.17%) Perforce
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle