The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire 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 47 46 29
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -17
Contract jobs citing QA 13 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.38% 2.07% 3.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.71% 25.49% 48.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 4
Average daily rate £343 £388 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.61% +34.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £196 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £500 £357
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £39.00 £25.00 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.00% -25.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £33.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+18.18% +78.37%
QA
South East

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 Oxfordshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
41 51 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 7.50% 8.13% 7.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 29 14
Average daily rate £285 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.75% +8.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 1
Average hourly rate £39.00 £25.00 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.00% -25.92%
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 Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

QA Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

QA
Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

QA Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

QA
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -3 6 £443 -11.50% 1
Faringdon - 2 £300 -
Banbury - 1 - -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 (31.58%) JavaScript
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 5 (26.32%) Linux
2 5 (26.32%) REST
2 5 (26.32%) AngularJS
3 4 (21.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 4 (21.05%) Symfony
3 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (21.05%) Mentoring
3 4 (21.05%) OO
3 4 (21.05%) Apache
3 4 (21.05%) EDI
3 4 (21.05%) ERP
3 4 (21.05%) PHP
3 4 (21.05%) C++
3 4 (21.05%) HTML
3 4 (21.05%) Java
3 4 (21.05%) SAP
3 4 (21.05%) CSS
3 4 (21.05%) MySQL
3 4 (21.05%) XML
3 4 (21.05%) LAMP
3 4 (21.05%) Billing
3 4 (21.05%) Subversion
3 4 (21.05%) Document Management
4 3 (15.79%) C
4 3 (15.79%) Firmware
4 3 (15.79%) Selenium
4 3 (15.79%) SDLC
4 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 (21.05%) Apache
2 1 (5.26%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Bluetooth
1 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) MySQL
2 1 (5.26%) Big Data
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Subversion
2 3 (15.79%) Selenium
3 2 (10.53%) HP UFT
3 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
3 2 (10.53%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.26%) Protractor
4 1 (5.26%) QARun
4 1 (5.26%) TestDirector
4 1 (5.26%) WinRunner
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Billing
3 2 (10.53%) Marketing
3 2 (10.53%) Publishing
3 2 (10.53%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Angular Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Test Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Digital Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Development Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Project Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Project Support Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) QA Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) QA Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Web Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) AngularJS
1 5 (26.32%) REST
2 4 (21.05%) CSS
2 4 (21.05%) EDI
2 4 (21.05%) HTML
2 4 (21.05%) LAMP
2 4 (21.05%) Symfony
2 4 (21.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 4 (21.05%) XML
3 1 (5.26%) .NET
3 1 (5.26%) jQuery
3 1 (5.26%) SOAP
3 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Document Management
1 4 (21.05%) ERP
1 4 (21.05%) Mentoring
1 4 (21.05%) OO
1 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (15.79%) Analytics
2 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
2 3 (15.79%) SDLC
2 3 (15.79%) Test Automation
2 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
3 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Automation Testing
3 2 (10.53%) BDD
3 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Pay per click
3 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
3 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
3 2 (10.53%) SEO
3 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
2 4 (21.05%) C++
2 4 (21.05%) Java
2 4 (21.05%) PHP
3 3 (15.79%) C
4 2 (10.53%) C#
4 2 (10.53%) Python
5 1 (5.26%) Perl
5 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) CA LISA
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) SAP
2 2 (10.53%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) CA
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