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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 33 27 28
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing QA 10 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.97% 1.73% 3.00%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 55.56% 23.53% 43.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 3
Average daily rate
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£325 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £191 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £388 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £21.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+72.09% -19.62%
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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
18 17 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 5.34% 7.36% 6.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 8
Average daily rate £313 £120 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+160.41% -71.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £100 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £11.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +20.00%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 7 (31.82%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (27.27%) PRINCE2
3 5 (22.73%) PHP
3 5 (22.73%) Python
3 5 (22.73%) Risk Management
3 5 (22.73%) Programme Management
3 5 (22.73%) Project Planning
3 5 (22.73%) JIRA
3 5 (22.73%) Test Strategy
3 5 (22.73%) Coaching
4 4 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (18.18%) Project Management
4 4 (18.18%) HP
5 3 (13.64%) Linux
5 3 (13.64%) Apache
5 3 (13.64%) MySQL
5 3 (13.64%) Migration
5 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (13.64%) Change Control
5 3 (13.64%) Test Management
5 3 (13.64%) System Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Data Mapping
6 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
6 2 (9.09%) Marketing
6 2 (9.09%) Drupal
6 2 (9.09%) Aprimo
6 2 (9.09%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (9.09%) User Experience
6 2 (9.09%) Marketo

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Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (13.64%) Apache
2 2 (9.09%) Drupal
3 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.55%) CMS
3 1 (4.55%) Apache Solr
3 1 (4.55%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.55%) MS Project
1 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Adobe Campaign
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) SMTP
1 1 (4.55%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) MySQL
2 2 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) JIRA
2 2 (9.09%) Subversion
3 1 (4.55%) Selenium
General
1 2 (9.09%) Marketing
2 1 (4.55%) Games
2 1 (4.55%) Electronics
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) PMO Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Test Manager
3 5 (22.73%) Developer
4 3 (13.64%) PHP Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Testing Manager
5 2 (9.09%) QA Leader
5 2 (9.09%) Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) QA Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Junior
6 1 (4.55%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Junior Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) PHP LAMP Developer
6 1 (4.55%) AWS Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.55%) LAMP Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) HTML
1 2 (9.09%) CSS
2 1 (4.55%) XHTML
2 1 (4.55%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) XML
2 1 (4.55%) LAMP
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle ADF
2 1 (4.55%) Ajax
2 1 (4.55%) JSON
2 1 (4.55%) HTML5
2 1 (4.55%) CSS3
2 1 (4.55%) Sass
2 1 (4.55%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) User Experience
1 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Social Gaming
2 1 (4.55%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) UNIX
3 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.55%) Android
3 1 (4.55%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (27.27%) PRINCE2
3 5 (22.73%) Risk Management
3 5 (22.73%) Programme Management
3 5 (22.73%) Project Planning
3 5 (22.73%) Test Strategy
3 5 (22.73%) Coaching
4 4 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (18.18%) Project Management
5 3 (13.64%) Migration
5 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (13.64%) Change Control
5 3 (13.64%) Test Management
5 3 (13.64%) System Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Data Mapping
6 2 (9.09%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 2 (9.09%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) PHP
1 5 (22.73%) Python
2 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.55%) SQL
3 1 (4.55%) Java
3 1 (4.55%) C
3 1 (4.55%) C#
3 1 (4.55%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) ISEB
2 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) P3O
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Firmware
1 1 (4.55%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Nagios
1 1 (4.55%) Puppet
1 1 (4.55%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) HP
2 2 (9.09%) Aprimo
2 2 (9.09%) Marketo
2 2 (9.09%) Adobe
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) Perforce