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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 36 33 25
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Contract jobs citing QA 6 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.05% 2.82% 1.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.22% 25.00% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
Average daily rate £443 £500 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.50% +100.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £320 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £33.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+18.18% +78.37%
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
27 40 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 9.22% 11.27% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 26 12
Average daily rate £250 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +8.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £67.50 £24.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+181.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

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 5 February 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 5 February 2016, 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 4 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) Selenium
3 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 2 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) C++
3 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (25.00%) Publishing
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) Python
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) BDD
4 1 (12.50%) Digital Signal Processing
4 1 (12.50%) Signal Processing
4 1 (12.50%) Node.js
4 1 (12.50%) REST
4 1 (12.50%) Change Control
4 1 (12.50%) Big Data
4 1 (12.50%) Big Data Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Data Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) GitHub
4 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
4 1 (12.50%) Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (12.50%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Bluetooth
1 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Big Data
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
3 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (12.50%) Protractor
General
1 2 (25.00%) Publishing
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Automated Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Development Manager
3 1 (12.50%) PMO Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Project Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Development Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Web Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Web Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
1 1 (12.50%) jQuery
1 1 (12.50%) REST
1 1 (12.50%) SOAP
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
1 2 (25.00%) BDD
1 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Big Data Analytics
2 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
2 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Release Management
2 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
2 1 (12.50%) Scrum
2 1 (12.50%) Secure Coding
2 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
2 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
2 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) C++
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (12.50%) C
3 1 (12.50%) Perl
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) CA
1 1 (12.50%) HP