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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 40 36 40
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing QA 11 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.05% 2.88% 2.54%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 54.17% 51.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 3
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £290 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £430 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £12.12
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £26.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-30.76% +92.59%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
33 24 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 6.15% 5.32% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 11
Average daily rate £160 £344 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.45% -14.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 8
Average hourly rate £11.00 £10.00 £12.12
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -17.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%
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 18 April 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

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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

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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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Oxford 0 2 £194 -40.38% 10
Faringdon - 2 - - 1
Kidlington - - - -
Abingdon - - - - 1
Banbury - - - - 1
Witney - - - -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (40.74%) C#
2 8 (29.63%) .NET
2 8 (29.63%) Finance
3 7 (25.93%) Scrum
3 7 (25.93%) JavaScript
3 7 (25.93%) PRINCE2
4 6 (22.22%) Oracle
4 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 6 (22.22%) TDD
4 6 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 6 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (18.52%) Scala
5 5 (18.52%) Hadoop
5 5 (18.52%) Hibernate
5 5 (18.52%) HTML5
5 5 (18.52%) Escenic
5 5 (18.52%) BDD
5 5 (18.52%) CSS3
5 5 (18.52%) Big Data
5 5 (18.52%) Spring
5 5 (18.52%) JSF
5 5 (18.52%) Ajax
5 5 (18.52%) Ruby on Rails
5 5 (18.52%) WebSphere
5 5 (18.52%) Project Planning
5 5 (18.52%) jQuery
5 5 (18.52%) WebLogic
5 5 (18.52%) MS Project
5 5 (18.52%) HTML
5 5 (18.52%) Java

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Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (18.52%) Escenic
1 5 (18.52%) WebSphere
1 5 (18.52%) WebLogic
1 5 (18.52%) Tomcat
1 5 (18.52%) MQSeries
1 5 (18.52%) CMS
1 5 (18.52%) Adobe CQ
2 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
2 4 (14.81%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MS Project
2 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 4 (14.81%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
1 1 (3.70%) SaaS
1 1 (3.70%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 5 (18.52%) Hadoop
2 5 (18.52%) Big Data
2 5 (18.52%) MySQL
3 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.70%) Pentaho
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (11.11%) NUnit
3 2 (7.41%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (7.41%) CruiseControl
3 2 (7.41%) TestComplete
3 2 (7.41%) TeamCity
3 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
3 2 (7.41%) MSBuild
General
1 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
2 1 (3.70%) Back Office
2 1 (3.70%) Legal
2 1 (3.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Analyst
2 6 (22.22%) QA Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Java Programmer
3 5 (18.52%) Senior Java Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Developer Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Senior Programmer
3 5 (18.52%) Senior Java Programmer
3 5 (18.52%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Java Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Test Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Senior Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Programmer
4 4 (14.81%) Software Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Test Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) PMO Lead
6 2 (7.41%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Quality Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (29.63%) .NET
2 5 (18.52%) Hibernate
2 5 (18.52%) HTML5
2 5 (18.52%) CSS3
2 5 (18.52%) Spring
2 5 (18.52%) JSF
2 5 (18.52%) Ajax
2 5 (18.52%) Ruby on Rails
2 5 (18.52%) jQuery
2 5 (18.52%) HTML
2 5 (18.52%) J2EE
2 5 (18.52%) EJB
2 5 (18.52%) CSS
2 5 (18.52%) Struts
2 5 (18.52%) LAMP
2 5 (18.52%) XML
2 5 (18.52%) Java RMI
3 2 (7.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Mathematics
1 3 (11.11%) Physics
1 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.70%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.70%) EPoS
2 1 (3.70%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Scrum
1 7 (25.93%) PRINCE2
2 6 (22.22%) TDD
2 6 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 5 (18.52%) BDD
3 5 (18.52%) Project Planning
3 5 (18.52%) UML
3 5 (18.52%) OOP
3 5 (18.52%) OOA/OOD
3 5 (18.52%) RUP
3 5 (18.52%) OOD
3 5 (18.52%) Programme Management
3 5 (18.52%) Risk Management
4 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
5 3 (11.11%) Test Management
5 3 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 3 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (11.11%) Regression Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) C#
2 7 (25.93%) JavaScript
3 5 (18.52%) Scala
3 5 (18.52%) Java
4 3 (11.11%) SQL
5 2 (7.41%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.70%) ISEB
2 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Oracle
2 5 (18.52%) JBoss
3 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
3 4 (14.81%) HP
4 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.70%) Informatica
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