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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 55 31 46
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +15
Contract jobs citing QA 12 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.60% 3.05% 0.65%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.38% 70.59% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
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£475 £333 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £220 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £361 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 £33.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.92% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +15.70%
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
29 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 3.87% 4.31% 3.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 7
Average daily rate £425 £333 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.81% +2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £158 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.05 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.27% +120.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.55 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.07% -7.25%

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
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 19 December 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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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 -13 8 £500 +83.48% 5
Wallingford - - - -
Faringdon - - - - 1
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 8 (28.57%) Migration
2 6 (21.43%) SQL
2 6 (21.43%) ETL
2 6 (21.43%) HP
2 6 (21.43%) Test Strategy
3 5 (17.86%) Data Migration
3 5 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (14.29%) Automated Testing
4 4 (14.29%) SAP XI
4 4 (14.29%) SAP BW
4 4 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (14.29%) Middleware
4 4 (14.29%) SAP
4 4 (14.29%) Windows
4 4 (14.29%) Selenium
4 4 (14.29%) SAP Implementation
4 4 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (14.29%) SAP PI
5 3 (10.71%) Test Automation
5 3 (10.71%) JIRA
5 3 (10.71%) Performance Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (10.71%) Change Control
5 3 (10.71%) Performance Metrics
5 3 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (10.71%) IIS
5 3 (10.71%) LoadRunner
5 3 (10.71%) Project Management
5 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development

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Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 4 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (10.71%) IIS
3 1 (3.57%) MS Project Server
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.57%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Project
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) Wireless
2 1 (3.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SAP BW
2 3 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.57%) Pentaho
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Selenium
2 3 (10.71%) JIRA
2 3 (10.71%) LoadRunner
3 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.57%) PHPUnit
3 1 (3.57%) Mercurial
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Marketing
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Advertising
3 1 (3.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) PMO Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Test Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Technical Architect
3 4 (14.29%) SAP Technical Architect
3 4 (14.29%) Architect
3 4 (14.29%) SAP Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Test Leader
4 3 (10.71%) Tester
5 2 (7.14%) QA Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Test Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Test Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Integration Test Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Integration Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Coordinator
6 1 (3.57%) Business Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) QA Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) SAP XI
1 4 (14.29%) Middleware
1 4 (14.29%) SAP PI
2 1 (3.57%) CSS
2 1 (3.57%) Web Services
2 1 (3.57%) HTML
2 1 (3.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Performance Metrics
2 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Migration
2 6 (21.43%) ETL
2 6 (21.43%) Test Strategy
3 5 (17.86%) Data Migration
3 5 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (14.29%) Automated Testing
4 4 (14.29%) SAP Implementation
4 4 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (10.71%) Test Automation
5 3 (10.71%) Performance Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (10.71%) Change Control
5 3 (10.71%) Project Management
5 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (10.71%) Workflow
6 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
6 2 (7.14%) E-Commerce
6 2 (7.14%) Test Scripting
6 2 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.57%) PHP
2 1 (3.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) ISEB
1 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) P3O
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) HP
2 4 (14.29%) SAP
3 2 (7.14%) Adobe
3 2 (7.14%) Marketo
3 2 (7.14%) Aprimo
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
Oxfordshire
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
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