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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 33 33 29
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing QA 6 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.17% 3.28% 1.70%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.00% 37.93% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 4
Median daily rate £463 £325 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.30% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £184 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £438 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £37.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-60.13% +72.09%
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
15 29 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 5.43% 8.66% 8.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 16
Median daily rate £380 £300 £181
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% +65.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £170 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £425 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £47.50 £30.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% +172.72%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +19.04%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 6 (50.00%) Java
1 6 (50.00%) Project Management
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 3 (25.00%) Windows
4 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (25.00%) IntelliJ
4 3 (25.00%) Change Management
4 3 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (25.00%) Web Services
4 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (25.00%) Release Management
4 3 (25.00%) Product Management
4 3 (25.00%) MongoDB
4 3 (25.00%) BDD
4 3 (25.00%) Node.js
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (25.00%) Process Improvement
4 3 (25.00%) Change Control
4 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
5 2 (16.67%) IT Audit
5 2 (16.67%) Contingency Planning
5 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) Big Data
5 2 (16.67%) GitHub
5 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
5 2 (16.67%) Spring Boot
5 2 (16.67%) Data Centre

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 3 (25.00%) Node.js
2 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
3 1 (8.33%) Apache
3 1 (8.33%) Apache Solr
3 1 (8.33%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (16.67%) GitHub
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Bluetooth
1 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (16.67%) Big Data
2 2 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) IntelliJ
1 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (8.33%) Gradle
2 1 (8.33%) JIRA
2 1 (8.33%) JUnit
2 1 (8.33%) Maven
2 1 (8.33%) Selenium
2 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (8.33%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (8.33%) Travis CI
2 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Publishing
1 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Data Centre Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Data Centre Migration Project Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Data Centre Project Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Data Migration Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Data Migration Project Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Migration Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Migration Project Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 2 (16.67%) QA Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Senior QA Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Senior QA Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Regression Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Web Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Web Services
2 2 (16.67%) Spring Boot
3 1 (8.33%) .NET
3 1 (8.33%) CSS
3 1 (8.33%) Dropwizard
3 1 (8.33%) HTML
3 1 (8.33%) HTML5
3 1 (8.33%) Hystrix
3 1 (8.33%) jQuery
3 1 (8.33%) Play Framework
3 1 (8.33%) PostGIS
3 1 (8.33%) Scalatra
3 1 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) PMI
3 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Project Management
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 3 (25.00%) BDD
4 3 (25.00%) Change Control
4 3 (25.00%) Change Management
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (25.00%) Process Improvement
4 3 (25.00%) Product Management
4 3 (25.00%) Release Management
4 3 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (16.67%) ETL
5 2 (16.67%) Kanban
5 2 (16.67%) Load Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Migration
5 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) Scrum
5 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (16.67%) C++
3 2 (16.67%) Python
4 1 (8.33%) C
4 1 (8.33%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) Perl
4 1 (8.33%) Scala
4 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) PMI Certification
1 2 (16.67%) PMP
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (8.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) New Relic
1 1 (8.33%) Talend