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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 33 40 29
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -11
Contract jobs citing QA 13 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 4.26% 2.05% 1.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 59.09% 50.00% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 4
Median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £37.25 £19.13
% change year-on-year
-58.38% +94.77%
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
22 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 7.21% 4.11% 7.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 14
Median daily rate £450 £300 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £165 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £47.50 - £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.03 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+27.12% +6.14%

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 13 (72.22%) Project Management
1 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (66.67%) Java
3 9 (50.00%) Scrum
3 9 (50.00%) Kanban
3 9 (50.00%) Product Management
3 9 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 9 (50.00%) Process Improvement
4 8 (44.44%) Jenkins
4 8 (44.44%) Performance Testing
4 8 (44.44%) Maven
4 8 (44.44%) Change Management
4 8 (44.44%) SQL
4 8 (44.44%) JUnit
5 7 (38.89%) Web Services
5 7 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (38.89%) JIRA
5 7 (38.89%) Computer Science
5 7 (38.89%) Confluence
5 7 (38.89%) Test Planning
5 7 (38.89%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (33.33%) Talend
6 6 (33.33%) SoapUI
6 6 (33.33%) API Testing
6 6 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
6 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (33.33%) Talend Open Studio
6 6 (33.33%) Time Management
6 6 (33.33%) Data Validation

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 7 (38.89%) Confluence
2 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.56%) Apache
3 1 (5.56%) Apache Solr
Cloud Services
1 6 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Network Security
1 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 2 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (5.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (44.44%) Jenkins
1 8 (44.44%) JUnit
1 8 (44.44%) Maven
2 7 (38.89%) JIRA
3 6 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 6 (33.33%) Talend Open Studio
4 3 (16.67%) IntelliJ
5 1 (5.56%) Appium
5 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
5 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
5 1 (5.56%) Gradle
5 1 (5.56%) Protractor
5 1 (5.56%) Robotium
5 1 (5.56%) Selenium
5 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
5 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
5 1 (5.56%) Xcode
General
1 3 (16.67%) Publishing
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Analyst
2 9 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Agile Test Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 3 (16.67%) QA Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Senior QA Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Senior QA Test Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Data Centre Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Data Centre Migration Project Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Data Centre Project Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Data Migration Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Data Migration Project Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Migration Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Migration Project Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) PMO Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) Web Services
2 6 (33.33%) SOAP
3 2 (11.11%) Node.js
3 2 (11.11%) Spring Boot
4 1 (5.56%) CSS
4 1 (5.56%) Dropwizard
4 1 (5.56%) HTML
4 1 (5.56%) HTML5
4 1 (5.56%) Hystrix
4 1 (5.56%) Play Framework
4 1 (5.56%) PostGIS
4 1 (5.56%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (5.56%) Scalatra
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.11%) PMI
3 1 (5.56%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Android
2 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (72.22%) Project Management
2 9 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 9 (50.00%) Kanban
2 9 (50.00%) Process Improvement
2 9 (50.00%) Product Management
2 9 (50.00%) Scrum
3 8 (44.44%) Change Management
3 8 (44.44%) Performance Testing
4 7 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (38.89%) Root Cause Analysis
4 7 (38.89%) Test Planning
5 6 (33.33%) API Testing
5 6 (33.33%) Data Validation
5 6 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
5 6 (33.33%) IT Audit
5 6 (33.33%) Time Management
5 6 (33.33%) Validation
6 5 (27.78%) PRINCE2
7 4 (22.22%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) Java
2 8 (44.44%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) C
3 1 (5.56%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) C++
3 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.56%) Python
3 1 (5.56%) Ruby
3 1 (5.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Degree
2 3 (16.67%) PMI Certification
2 3 (16.67%) PMP
3 1 (5.56%) CCNA
3 1 (5.56%) CCNP
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (5.56%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Talend
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco
2 1 (5.56%) New Relic