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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 46 31 46
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +15
Contract jobs citing QA 13 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.07% 3.13% 0.64%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 56.52% 68.42% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
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£388 £288 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.78% +0.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £198 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £357 £289
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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 £19.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+73.68% -37.19%
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
23 19 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 3.66% 4.57% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 3
Average daily rate £338 £325 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +5.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £161 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £482 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 3
Average hourly rate £25.00 £33.75 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.92% +237.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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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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 -9 10 £500 +100.00% 4
Wallingford - - - -
Faringdon - - - -
Kidlington - - - - 1
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (25.00%) Migration
2 6 (21.43%) Test Strategy
2 6 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (21.43%) SQL
2 6 (21.43%) HP
3 5 (17.86%) Project Management
3 5 (17.86%) ETL
3 5 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (17.86%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (17.86%) Change Control
4 4 (14.29%) SAP PI
4 4 (14.29%) Selenium
4 4 (14.29%) SAP Implementation
4 4 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (14.29%) JIRA
4 4 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 4 (14.29%) SAP XI
4 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (14.29%) Automated Testing
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
5 3 (10.71%) IIS
5 3 (10.71%) PHP
5 3 (10.71%) LoadRunner
5 3 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Workflow

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Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (10.71%) IIS
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.57%) Apache
3 1 (3.57%) MS Project Server
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%) MySQL
3 1 (3.57%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Selenium
1 4 (14.29%) JIRA
2 3 (10.71%) LoadRunner
3 1 (3.57%) Subversion
3 1 (3.57%) Mercurial
3 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.57%) PHPUnit
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Marketing
3 1 (3.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (46.43%) Analyst
2 7 (25.00%) PMO Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Test Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) SAP Architect
4 4 (14.29%) Technical Architect
4 4 (14.29%) Architect
4 4 (14.29%) Tester
4 4 (14.29%) SAP Technical Architect
5 3 (10.71%) Test Leader
6 2 (7.14%) QA Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Test Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Coordinator
7 1 (3.57%) Business Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) QA Tester
7 1 (3.57%) PHP Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Data Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Software Tester
7 1 (3.57%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) SAP PI
1 4 (14.29%) SAP XI
1 4 (14.29%) Middleware
2 2 (7.14%) .NET
3 1 (3.57%) CSS
3 1 (3.57%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Performance Metrics
2 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) UNIX
3 1 (3.57%) Android
3 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Migration
2 6 (21.43%) Test Strategy
2 6 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (17.86%) Project Management
3 5 (17.86%) ETL
3 5 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (17.86%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (17.86%) Change Control
4 4 (14.29%) SAP Implementation
4 4 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (14.29%) Automated Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Workflow
5 3 (10.71%) Performance Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Test Automation
6 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (7.14%) Manual Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) PHP
3 2 (7.14%) Python
4 1 (3.57%) VBA
4 1 (3.57%) C#
4 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 2 (7.14%) ISEB
2 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) P3O
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) HP
2 4 (14.29%) SAP
3 2 (7.14%) Marketo
3 2 (7.14%) Aprimo
3 2 (7.14%) Adobe
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft