The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Oxford region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 28 29 25
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing QA 4 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.85% 0.48% 4.18%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 66.67% 9.09% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 9
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£425 £300 £493
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -39.08%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -20.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
6 11 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.78% 5.31% 6.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 10
Average daily rate £425 £325 £493
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -34.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £140 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £425 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £20.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -20.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.17 £17.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
+15.22% -6.29%
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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

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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 24 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
1 2 (28.57%) C#
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) TDD
2 1 (14.29%) Subversion
2 1 (14.29%) Ruby
2 1 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) Use Case
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) CRM
2 1 (14.29%) ERP
2 1 (14.29%) Objective-C
2 1 (14.29%) Android
2 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 1 (14.29%) BDD
2 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (14.29%) Android Development
2 1 (14.29%) iOS Development

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Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Subversion
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Project Manager
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) QA Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) QA Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Software Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Android
1 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
2 1 (14.29%) BDD
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (14.29%) Android Development
2 1 (14.29%) iOS Development
2 1 (14.29%) TDD
2 1 (14.29%) Use Case
2 1 (14.29%) CRM
2 1 (14.29%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) Objective-C
2 1 (14.29%) Ruby