The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 58 59 41
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -18
Contract jobs citing QA 21 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 3.15% 1.86% 2.60%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.86% 22.41% 40.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 9
Median daily rate £450 £413 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +30.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £202 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £422 £349
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £190.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £17.55
% change year-on-year
-39.13% +31.09%
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
49 58 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 7.35% 8.30% 6.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 45 20
Median daily rate £425 £361 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +14.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £254 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £376
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +9.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
Median hourly rate £36.00 £15.77 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.28% -34.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £15.77 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £15.77 £190.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.41 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +50.00%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 September 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
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -10 16 £463 +12.12% 1
Abingdon - 1 £450 - 1
Banbury - 1 £240 -
Kidlington - 1 £450 -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Oxfordshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 28 (52.83%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (49.06%) Jenkins
3 25 (47.17%) Performance Testing
3 25 (47.17%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (47.17%) Java
4 23 (43.40%) Continuous Improvement
5 21 (39.62%) SQL
6 20 (37.74%) Project Management
7 18 (33.96%) Scrum
7 18 (33.96%) JUnit
7 18 (33.96%) Kanban
7 18 (33.96%) Process Improvement
8 17 (32.08%) Test Planning
8 17 (32.08%) JIRA
8 17 (32.08%) Maven
9 16 (30.19%) Web Services
9 16 (30.19%) Root Cause Analysis
9 16 (30.19%) Confluence
10 15 (28.30%) Product Management
10 15 (28.30%) Amazon AWS
10 15 (28.30%) SoapUI
10 15 (28.30%) API Testing
10 15 (28.30%) Change Management
11 14 (26.42%) SOAP
11 14 (26.42%) Computer Science
11 14 (26.42%) Time Management
11 14 (26.42%) Talend
11 14 (26.42%) Talend Open Studio
11 14 (26.42%) Microsoft Azure
12 13 (24.53%) Web Development

QA
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 16 (30.19%) Confluence
2 4 (7.55%) Tomcat
3 3 (5.66%) Apache Solr
4 2 (3.77%) Apache
4 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 15 (28.30%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (26.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (13.21%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (13.21%) PaaS
4 1 (1.89%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) Firewall
2 1 (1.89%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (1.89%) Network Security
2 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (22.64%) MongoDB
2 4 (7.55%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.89%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 26 (49.06%) Jenkins
2 18 (33.96%) JUnit
3 17 (32.08%) JIRA
3 17 (32.08%) Maven
4 15 (28.30%) SoapUI
5 14 (26.42%) Talend Open Studio
6 10 (18.87%) Git (software)
7 8 (15.09%) Gradle
7 8 (15.09%) SpecFlow
8 7 (13.21%) MSBuild
8 7 (13.21%) NUnit
8 7 (13.21%) TeamCity
9 5 (9.43%) IntelliJ
10 4 (7.55%) Selenium
11 2 (3.77%) HP UFT
11 2 (3.77%) QARun
11 2 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (3.77%) TestComplete
11 2 (3.77%) TestDirector
11 2 (3.77%) WinRunner
General
1 9 (16.98%) Publishing
2 7 (13.21%) Finance
3 1 (1.89%) Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (45.28%) Analyst
2 23 (43.40%) Test Analyst
3 9 (16.98%) Agile Test Analyst
3 9 (16.98%) Test Engineer
4 7 (13.21%) Automation Test Analyst
4 7 (13.21%) Build Engineer
5 6 (11.32%) Build Automation Engineer
5 6 (11.32%) QA Analyst
6 5 (9.43%) Product Owner
6 5 (9.43%) Project Manager
6 5 (9.43%) QA Test Analyst
6 5 (9.43%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (9.43%) SQL Analyst
6 5 (9.43%) Test Automation Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Product Manager
7 4 (7.55%) Senior QA Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Architect
8 3 (5.66%) Senior QA Test Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Support Assistant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (30.19%) Web Services
2 14 (26.42%) SOAP
3 12 (22.64%) Node.js
4 7 (13.21%) AngularJS
5 4 (7.55%) Spring Boot
6 3 (5.66%) PostGIS
7 2 (3.77%) CSS
7 2 (3.77%) HTML
8 1 (1.89%) Dropwizard
8 1 (1.89%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.89%) HTML5
8 1 (1.89%) Hystrix
8 1 (1.89%) JSON
8 1 (1.89%) Play Framework
8 1 (1.89%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (1.89%) Scalatra
8 1 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (26.42%) Computer Science
2 7 (13.21%) User Experience
3 2 (3.77%) FlexPod
4 1 (1.89%) CCTV
4 1 (1.89%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.77%) Linux
2 1 (1.89%) Android
2 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (52.83%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (47.17%) Continuous Integration
2 25 (47.17%) Performance Testing
3 23 (43.40%) Continuous Improvement
4 20 (37.74%) Project Management
5 18 (33.96%) Kanban
5 18 (33.96%) Process Improvement
5 18 (33.96%) Scrum
6 17 (32.08%) Test Planning
7 16 (30.19%) Root Cause Analysis
8 15 (28.30%) API Testing
8 15 (28.30%) Change Management
8 15 (28.30%) Product Management
9 14 (26.42%) Time Management
10 13 (24.53%) Web Development
11 12 (22.64%) Data Validation
11 12 (22.64%) Defect Tracking
11 12 (22.64%) IT Audit
11 12 (22.64%) Validation
12 11 (20.75%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 25 (47.17%) Java
2 21 (39.62%) SQL
3 8 (15.09%) Python
4 2 (3.77%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.89%) C#
5 1 (1.89%) PHP
5 1 (1.89%) Ruby
5 1 (1.89%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (20.75%) Degree
2 3 (5.66%) ISEB
2 3 (5.66%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.89%) APMP
3 1 (1.89%) CCNA
3 1 (1.89%) CCNP
3 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.89%) PMP
System Software
1 7 (13.21%) Docker
2 3 (5.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (3.77%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.77%) VirtualBox
4 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (13.21%) Ansible
1 7 (13.21%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (9.43%) Puppet
3 4 (7.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (26.42%) Talend
2 7 (13.21%) Perforce
3 4 (7.55%) HP
4 2 (3.77%) Cisco
5 1 (1.89%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.89%) Fortinet
5 1 (1.89%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.89%) NetApp
5 1 (1.89%) New Relic
5 1 (1.89%) VMware