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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 53 40 38
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -2
Contract jobs citing QA 14 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.91% 2.22% 3.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.15% 36.36% 57.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 10
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £193 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £540 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £16.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+96.50% -40.18%
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 33 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 5.59% 6.11% 5.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 15 13
Average daily rate £363 £160 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+126.56% -52.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £100 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £365 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +10.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £11.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% +10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.03 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+22.36% +5.88%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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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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 -7 9 £325 +67.74% 4
Wallingford - - - -
Abingdon - - - - 6
Banbury - - - -
Faringdon - - - - 1
Henley-on-Thames - - - -
Kidlington - - - -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 (26.92%) PHP
1 7 (26.92%) Python
2 6 (23.08%) PRINCE2
2 6 (23.08%) Project Management
2 6 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (19.23%) Change Control
3 5 (19.23%) Test Strategy
3 5 (19.23%) Coaching
3 5 (19.23%) Risk Management
3 5 (19.23%) Project Planning
3 5 (19.23%) Programme Management
4 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (15.38%) Subversion
4 4 (15.38%) Apache
4 4 (15.38%) Linux
4 4 (15.38%) SQL
4 4 (15.38%) MySQL
4 4 (15.38%) Test Management
4 4 (15.38%) System Testing
5 3 (11.54%) Data Mapping
5 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
5 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (11.54%) JIRA
5 3 (11.54%) User Experience
5 3 (11.54%) Drupal
5 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
5 3 (11.54%) CSS
5 3 (11.54%) C#

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Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 (15.38%) Apache
2 3 (11.54%) Drupal
3 2 (7.69%) CMS
4 1 (3.85%) MS Project Server
4 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.85%) Apache Solr
4 1 (3.85%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Project
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Adobe Campaign
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) SMTP
1 1 (3.85%) DNS
1 1 (3.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) MySQL
2 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Subversion
2 3 (11.54%) JIRA
3 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
1 2 (7.69%) Marketing
2 1 (3.85%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (61.54%) Analyst
2 11 (42.31%) PMO Analyst
3 7 (26.92%) Developer
4 5 (19.23%) Test Manager
4 5 (19.23%) PHP Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Test Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) Tester
7 2 (7.69%) QA Manager
7 2 (7.69%) LAMP Developer
7 2 (7.69%) PHP LAMP Developer
8 1 (3.85%) AWS Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Testing Manager
8 1 (3.85%) Data Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Software Tester
8 1 (3.85%) Software Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) CSS
1 3 (11.54%) HTML
2 2 (7.69%) Web Services
2 2 (7.69%) XML
2 2 (7.69%) XHTML
2 2 (7.69%) LAMP
2 2 (7.69%) JSON
2 2 (7.69%) Dojo
3 1 (3.85%) HTML5
3 1 (3.85%) CSS3
3 1 (3.85%) Sass
3 1 (3.85%) Ajax
3 1 (3.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) User Experience
2 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) Open Source
3 1 (3.85%) Social Gaming
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Linux
2 3 (11.54%) UNIX
3 2 (7.69%) Android
3 2 (7.69%) CentOS
3 2 (7.69%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) PRINCE2
1 6 (23.08%) Project Management
1 6 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
1 6 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
1 6 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (19.23%) Change Control
2 5 (19.23%) Test Strategy
2 5 (19.23%) Coaching
2 5 (19.23%) Risk Management
2 5 (19.23%) Programme Management
2 5 (19.23%) Project Planning
3 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (15.38%) Test Management
3 4 (15.38%) System Testing
4 3 (11.54%) Data Mapping
4 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
4 3 (11.54%) Validation
5 2 (7.69%) Migration
5 2 (7.69%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) PHP
1 7 (26.92%) Python
2 4 (15.38%) SQL
3 3 (11.54%) C#
3 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.69%) Java
5 1 (3.85%) Perl
5 1 (3.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) P3O
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.85%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Puppet
1 2 (7.69%) Vagrant
2 1 (3.85%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) Adobe
1 2 (7.69%) HP
1 2 (7.69%) Aprimo
1 2 (7.69%) Marketo
2 1 (3.85%) Perforce
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
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