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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 20 28 27
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -1
Contract jobs citing QA 6 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.79% 0.47% 2.62%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 60.00% 9.09% 53.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 6
Average daily rate
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£370 £300 £505
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% -40.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £300 £496
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £300 £550
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 £14.61 £16.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-8.71% -36.00%
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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
10 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 4.65% 5.16% 4.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 6
Average daily rate £425 £350 £505
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -30.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £140 £496
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £400 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +3.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -22.22%

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 21 August 2014.

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 3 (30.00%) Selenium
2 2 (20.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (20.00%) JIRA
2 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) PHP
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) MySQL
3 1 (10.00%) IIS
3 1 (10.00%) Windows
3 1 (10.00%) Apache
3 1 (10.00%) CRM
3 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (10.00%) ERP
3 1 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (10.00%) Workflow
3 1 (10.00%) Objective-C
3 1 (10.00%) TDD
3 1 (10.00%) Subversion
3 1 (10.00%) Ruby
3 1 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (10.00%) Use Case
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Android

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Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 1 (10.00%) IIS
1 1 (10.00%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Selenium
2 2 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (10.00%) Subversion
3 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (10.00%) Mercurial
3 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (10.00%) PHPUnit
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) QA Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) QA Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Coordinator
3 1 (10.00%) Software Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Project Coordinator
3 1 (10.00%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Android
1 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (10.00%) BDD
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (10.00%) Android Development
2 1 (10.00%) iOS Development
2 1 (10.00%) Use Case
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (10.00%) TDD
2 1 (10.00%) Workflow
2 1 (10.00%) CRM
2 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (10.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) PHP
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Objective-C
2 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) HP
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