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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 38 22 29
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +7
Contract jobs citing QA 11 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 3.07% 3.21% 0.49%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 57.89% 63.64% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 1
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£413 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.95% +5.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.68 £13.71 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+36.25% -31.45%
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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
19 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 5.31% 5.05% 5.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 6
Average daily rate £370 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.94% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £268 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £495 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
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 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

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 28 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 28 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 9 (45.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (40.00%) E-Commerce
3 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (35.00%) Magento
4 6 (30.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Scrum
6 4 (20.00%) Publishing
6 4 (20.00%) JIRA
6 4 (20.00%) Selenium
6 4 (20.00%) Python
6 4 (20.00%) HP
6 4 (20.00%) Java
7 3 (15.00%) C#
7 3 (15.00%) PHP
7 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
7 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
7 3 (15.00%) AngularJS
7 3 (15.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
8 2 (10.00%) WebDriver
8 2 (10.00%) Functional Testing
8 2 (10.00%) REST
8 2 (10.00%) CA LISA
8 2 (10.00%) Coaching
8 2 (10.00%) User Experience
8 2 (10.00%) Subversion
8 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
8 2 (10.00%) Electronics
8 2 (10.00%) Programme Management
8 2 (10.00%) Project Planning

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Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 2 (10.00%) Apache
2 1 (5.00%) CMS
2 1 (5.00%) Drupal
2 1 (5.00%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) SMTP
1 1 (5.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) MySQL
2 1 (5.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) JIRA
1 4 (20.00%) Selenium
2 2 (10.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (10.00%) Subversion
2 2 (10.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (20.00%) Publishing
2 2 (10.00%) Electronics
3 1 (5.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) QA Leader
2 4 (20.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Test Leader
4 2 (10.00%) PHP Developer
4 2 (10.00%) PMO Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Automated Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Testing Manager
5 1 (5.00%) PHP LAMP Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Junior Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Junior
5 1 (5.00%) LAMP Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Digital Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Front-End Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (10.00%) HTML
2 2 (10.00%) CSS
2 2 (10.00%) SOAP
2 2 (10.00%) JSON
2 2 (10.00%) REST
3 1 (5.00%) Backbone.js
3 1 (5.00%) Sass
3 1 (5.00%) Ember.js
3 1 (5.00%) Dojo
3 1 (5.00%) jQuery
3 1 (5.00%) HTML5
3 1 (5.00%) Web Services
3 1 (5.00%) XML
3 1 (5.00%) XHTML
3 1 (5.00%) LAMP
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle ADF
3 1 (5.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (10.00%) User Experience
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Android
2 1 (5.00%) CentOS
2 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (40.00%) E-Commerce
3 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (30.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Scrum
6 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
6 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (10.00%) Coaching
7 2 (10.00%) Manual Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Functional Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Project Planning
7 2 (10.00%) Web Development
7 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
7 2 (10.00%) Programme Management
8 1 (5.00%) TDD
8 1 (5.00%) Pair Programming
8 1 (5.00%) Migration
8 1 (5.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) Java
1 4 (20.00%) Python
2 3 (15.00%) PHP
2 3 (15.00%) C#
3 2 (10.00%) C++
3 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.00%) SQL
3 2 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) ISEB
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Firmware
2 1 (5.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) CA LISA
2 1 (5.00%) Nagios
2 1 (5.00%) Puppet
2 1 (5.00%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) HP
2 2 (10.00%) CA
3 1 (5.00%) Perforce
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle