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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 30 - 39
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing QA 19 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 5.38% - 2.05%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 63.33% - 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 0 4
Median daily rate £368 - £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 - £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 - £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £349
% change year-on-year
- +7.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.45 £22.75 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-18.92% -31.06%
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
30 21 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 8.50% 7.27% 10.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 13 28
Median daily rate £350 £288 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -29.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £117 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £398 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 9
Median hourly rate £20.00 £67.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.37% +285.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.43 £67.50 £11.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £67.50 £24.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.45 £25.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
-10.20% +12.35%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 18 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (48.65%) Performance Testing
1 18 (48.65%) Continuous Improvement
2 17 (45.95%) Jenkins
3 15 (40.54%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (40.54%) Java
4 13 (35.14%) Scrum
4 13 (35.14%) Web Development
4 13 (35.14%) Kanban
5 12 (32.43%) JIRA
5 12 (32.43%) SQL
6 11 (29.73%) Project Management
7 10 (27.03%) Automated Testing
7 10 (27.03%) Web Services
7 10 (27.03%) Test Automation
7 10 (27.03%) Product Management
7 10 (27.03%) Git (software)
7 10 (27.03%) Process Improvement
8 9 (24.32%) MongoDB
8 9 (24.32%) Time Management
8 9 (24.32%) JUnit
8 9 (24.32%) Maven
9 8 (21.62%) TDD
9 8 (21.62%) Validation
9 8 (21.62%) Degree
9 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Azure
9 8 (21.62%) Amazon AWS
9 8 (21.62%) Data Validation
9 8 (21.62%) SoapUI
9 8 (21.62%) Node.js

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 8 (21.62%) Confluence
2 3 (8.11%) JBoss
3 2 (5.41%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.62%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (16.22%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (16.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) Network Security
1 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (24.32%) MongoDB
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.41%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (45.95%) Jenkins
2 12 (32.43%) JIRA
3 10 (27.03%) Git (software)
4 9 (24.32%) JUnit
4 9 (24.32%) Maven
5 8 (21.62%) SoapUI
6 7 (18.92%) SpecFlow
6 7 (18.92%) Talend Open Studio
7 6 (16.22%) Cucumber
7 6 (16.22%) Gradle
7 6 (16.22%) MSBuild
7 6 (16.22%) NUnit
7 6 (16.22%) Selenium
7 6 (16.22%) TeamCity
8 2 (5.41%) Protractor
8 2 (5.41%) WebDriver
9 1 (2.70%) FitNesse
9 1 (2.70%) JBehave
9 1 (2.70%) Subversion
9 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (13.51%) Publishing
2 1 (2.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) Analyst
2 11 (29.73%) Test Analyst
2 11 (29.73%) Test Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Build Automation Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Build Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Test Automation Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Product Owner
4 5 (13.51%) Project Manager
5 4 (10.81%) Product Manager
5 4 (10.81%) Test Leader
6 3 (8.11%) PMO Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) PMO Support Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Project Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Project Support Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) QA Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) QA Leader
7 2 (5.41%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (5.41%) PHP Developer
7 2 (5.41%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.03%) Web Services
2 8 (21.62%) Node.js
3 7 (18.92%) SOAP
4 6 (16.22%) AngularJS
5 2 (5.41%) JSON
6 1 (2.70%) .NET
6 1 (2.70%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Computer Science
2 5 (13.51%) User Experience
3 1 (2.70%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) Android
1 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.70%) Linux
1 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (48.65%) Continuous Improvement
1 18 (48.65%) Performance Testing
2 15 (40.54%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (35.14%) Kanban
3 13 (35.14%) Scrum
3 13 (35.14%) Web Development
4 11 (29.73%) Project Management
5 10 (27.03%) Automated Testing
5 10 (27.03%) Process Improvement
5 10 (27.03%) Product Management
5 10 (27.03%) Test Automation
6 9 (24.32%) Time Management
7 8 (21.62%) API Testing
7 8 (21.62%) Data Validation
7 8 (21.62%) TDD
7 8 (21.62%) Validation
8 7 (18.92%) Change Management
8 7 (18.92%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (18.92%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 15 (40.54%) Java
2 12 (32.43%) SQL
3 7 (18.92%) Python
4 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.11%) PHP
5 2 (5.41%) C#
5 2 (5.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (21.62%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) CCNA
2 1 (2.70%) CCNP
2 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.70%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (16.22%) Docker
2 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.70%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) Ansible
1 6 (16.22%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (13.51%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) Talend
2 6 (16.22%) Perforce
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco