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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 34 26 25
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs citing QA 11 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 3.01% 1.48% 3.24%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 47.83% 25.00% 53.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 3
Average daily rate
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£300 £200 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £240 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £18.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+102.77% -34.54%
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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
23 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 6.30% 5.91% 6.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 3
Average daily rate £350 £120 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+191.66% -63.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £100 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £215 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.05% +12.12%
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 £22.50 £17.40 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% -5.94%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 6 (30.00%) Project Management
1 6 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (25.00%) Change Control
2 5 (25.00%) Coaching
2 5 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 5 (25.00%) Programme Management
2 5 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (20.00%) PHP
3 4 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (15.00%) Python
4 3 (15.00%) SQL
4 3 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (10.00%) UNIX
5 2 (10.00%) Linux
5 2 (10.00%) Apache
5 2 (10.00%) HTML
5 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (10.00%) MySQL
5 2 (10.00%) CSS
5 2 (10.00%) Adobe
5 2 (10.00%) HP
5 2 (10.00%) Change Management
5 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (10.00%) Finance
5 2 (10.00%) Validation
5 2 (10.00%) Migration
5 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development

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Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) MS Project Server
2 1 (5.00%) Drupal
2 1 (5.00%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Project
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) SMTP
1 1 (5.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (10.00%) MySQL
3 1 (5.00%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) JIRA
2 1 (5.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
1 2 (10.00%) Marketing
2 1 (5.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Analyst
2 10 (50.00%) PMO Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Test Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Tester
4 2 (10.00%) QA Manager
4 2 (10.00%) PHP Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Testing Manager
5 1 (5.00%) AWS Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Business Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) HTML
1 2 (10.00%) CSS
2 1 (5.00%) Ajax
2 1 (5.00%) HTML5
2 1 (5.00%) CSS3
2 1 (5.00%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (5.00%) Open Source
2 1 (5.00%) Social Gaming
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) UNIX
1 2 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Android
2 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Project Management
1 6 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (25.00%) Change Control
2 5 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 5 (25.00%) Coaching
2 5 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 5 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (25.00%) Programme Management
2 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (10.00%) Test Management
4 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (10.00%) System Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Data Mapping
4 2 (10.00%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.00%) Validation
4 2 (10.00%) Migration
4 2 (10.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) PHP
2 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) Python
3 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) P3O
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Adobe
1 2 (10.00%) HP
1 2 (10.00%) Aprimo
1 2 (10.00%) Marketo
2 1 (5.00%) Perforce
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft