The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Oxfordshire region that had QA Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Tester
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 61 - 56
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.16% - 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% - 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £450 - £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
+20.83% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
604 512 615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 98.05% 95.88% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 391 389
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 21 48
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -27.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £8.80 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.19 £34.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Oxfordshire region that featured QA Tester in the job title.

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

QA Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA Tester across the Oxfordshire region.

QA Tester Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

QA Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA Tester across the Oxfordshire region.

QA Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, QA Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Oxfordshire region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (100.00%) QA
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
2 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) HND
3 1 (33.33%) JBoss
3 1 (33.33%) Thin Client
3 1 (33.33%) PHP
3 1 (33.33%) MySQL
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) Subversion
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Workflow
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (33.33%) High Availability
3 1 (33.33%) Data Quality
3 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow

QA Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 1 (33.33%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
3 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) Jasmine
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) Protractor
3 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 1 (33.33%) Subversion
3 1 (33.33%) TeamCity
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 1 (33.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) Fat Client
1 1 (33.33%) Thin Client
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) API Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Front End Development
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) High Availability
3 1 (33.33%) Kanban
3 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) QA Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Data Quality