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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 40 27 33
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +6
Contract jobs citing QA 8 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.89% 1.16% 1.18%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 28.57% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Average daily rate
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£500 £273 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+83.48% -14.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +15.70%
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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
16 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 3.77% 4.07% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 5
Average daily rate £450 £273 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.13% -14.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £151 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £566 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £10.34 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.24% +3.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.55 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.07% -7.25%

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
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 19 December 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 6 (33.33%) Migration
1 6 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 5 (27.78%) ETL
2 5 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (22.22%) HP
3 4 (22.22%) SAP
3 4 (22.22%) SAP BW
3 4 (22.22%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (22.22%) Middleware
3 4 (22.22%) SAP XI
3 4 (22.22%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (22.22%) SAP Implementation
3 4 (22.22%) Data Migration
3 4 (22.22%) SAP PI
4 3 (16.67%) JIRA
4 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (16.67%) Project Management
4 3 (16.67%) SQL
4 3 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (16.67%) Change Control
5 2 (11.11%) Marketo
5 2 (11.11%) ISEB
5 2 (11.11%) Adobe
5 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
5 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Aprimo
5 2 (11.11%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 4 (22.22%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.56%) MS Project Server
2 1 (5.56%) IIS
2 1 (5.56%) Apache
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Project
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SAP BW
2 3 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.56%) Pentaho
3 1 (5.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) JIRA
2 2 (11.11%) Selenium
3 1 (5.56%) Mercurial
3 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.56%) PHPUnit
3 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (11.11%) Marketing
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Technical Architect
2 4 (22.22%) Architect
2 4 (22.22%) SAP Technical Architect
2 4 (22.22%) SAP Architect
2 4 (22.22%) PMO Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Tester
3 3 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Test Manager
4 2 (11.11%) QA Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.56%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (5.56%) Business Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) QA Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) Middleware
1 4 (22.22%) SAP XI
1 4 (22.22%) SAP PI
2 1 (5.56%) HTML
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Data Integration
2 1 (5.56%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Migration
1 6 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 5 (27.78%) ETL
2 5 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (22.22%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (22.22%) SAP Implementation
3 4 (22.22%) Data Migration
4 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (16.67%) Project Management
4 3 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (16.67%) Change Control
5 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
6 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.56%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.56%) PHP
2 1 (5.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ISEB
2 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) P3O
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) HP
1 4 (22.22%) SAP
2 2 (11.11%) Marketo
2 2 (11.11%) Adobe
2 2 (11.11%) Aprimo
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
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