The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 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 Oxfordshire 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 38 42 34
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Contract jobs citing QA 9 8 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.89% 1.62% 3.53%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 38.10% 55.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 13
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£425 £400 £493
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -18.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £275 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £463 £542
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £190.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -46.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
18 21 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 3.77% 4.25% 6.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 17
Average daily rate £425 £388 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -18.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £173 £384
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £101.50 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+534.37% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.70 £16.00 £12.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £172.30 £16.00 £19.44
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.21 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.45% -12.50%
QA
South East

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 31 July 2014.

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
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 31 July 2014. 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
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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 4 £425 +41.66% 5
Banbury +7 2 £330 -2.22% 1
Faringdon - - - -
Kidlington - - - -
Abingdon - - - -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (23.81%) .NET
3 4 (19.05%) C#
3 4 (19.05%) Scrum
4 3 (14.29%) MVC
4 3 (14.29%) Java
4 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 3 (14.29%) MySQL
4 3 (14.29%) SOA
4 3 (14.29%) TDD
4 3 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails
4 3 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 3 (14.29%) SaaS
4 3 (14.29%) BDD
4 3 (14.29%) NoSQL
4 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (9.52%) CSS3
5 2 (9.52%) Ajax
5 2 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (9.52%) Adobe CQ
5 2 (9.52%) Big Data
5 2 (9.52%) Couchbase
5 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
5 2 (9.52%) HTML5
5 2 (9.52%) Escenic
5 2 (9.52%) BPMN
5 2 (9.52%) Scala
5 2 (9.52%) Hadoop
5 2 (9.52%) Test Management
5 2 (9.52%) Selenium

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Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 2 (9.52%) Tomcat
1 2 (9.52%) MQSeries
1 2 (9.52%) CMS
1 2 (9.52%) WebSphere
1 2 (9.52%) Escenic
1 2 (9.52%) Adobe CQ
1 2 (9.52%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.76%) IIS
2 1 (4.76%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) SaaS
2 1 (4.76%) Office 365
2 1 (4.76%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (4.76%) Responsys
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) MySQL
1 3 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 2 (9.52%) Big Data
2 2 (9.52%) Couchbase
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) JIRA
1 2 (9.52%) Selenium
2 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.76%) Mercurial
2 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
2 1 (4.76%) PHPUnit
2 1 (4.76%) Subversion
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Legal
2 1 (4.76%) Advertising
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Test Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Development Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Software Development Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Software Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Domain Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Developer Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Test Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) QA Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Java Programmer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Programmer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Java Programmer
4 2 (9.52%) Java Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) .NET
2 3 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (9.52%) jQuery
3 2 (9.52%) HTML5
3 2 (9.52%) CSS3
3 2 (9.52%) HTML
3 2 (9.52%) J2EE
3 2 (9.52%) EJB
3 2 (9.52%) CSS
3 2 (9.52%) Struts
3 2 (9.52%) XML
3 2 (9.52%) Java RMI
3 2 (9.52%) LAMP
3 2 (9.52%) Hibernate
3 2 (9.52%) Spring
3 2 (9.52%) JSF
3 2 (9.52%) Ajax
4 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.76%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (4.76%) EPoS
2 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) Android
1 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Scrum
2 3 (14.29%) MVC
2 3 (14.29%) SOA
2 3 (14.29%) Integration Testing
2 3 (14.29%) TDD
2 3 (14.29%) BDD
2 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (9.52%) Content Management
3 2 (9.52%) BPMN
3 2 (9.52%) Test Management
3 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (9.52%) Refactoring
3 2 (9.52%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (9.52%) Use Case
3 2 (9.52%) OOD
3 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
3 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
3 2 (9.52%) UML
3 2 (9.52%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) C#
2 3 (14.29%) Java
2 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.52%) SQL
3 2 (9.52%) Scala
4 1 (4.76%) Objective-C
4 1 (4.76%) Ruby
4 1 (4.76%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) ISEB
1 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
1 2 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
1 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle
1 2 (9.52%) JBoss
2 1 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (4.76%) ExactTarget
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