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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 42 44 46
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing QA 20 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 3.31% 3.02% 2.45%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.17% 34.04% 26.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 8
Median daily rate £450 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.33% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £39.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-24.05% +16.17%

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
71 47 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 11.74% 8.88% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 34 36
Median daily rate £398 £250 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.00% -35.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £225 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £529
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £380
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
Median hourly rate £18.72 £36.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.72% +46.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.69 £17.50 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.74 £39.00 £28.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £42.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-51.17% +88.88%

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017. 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 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 -1 4 £475 +7.34% 8
Abingdon - 3 £413 - 5
Thame - 2 £350 -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 22 (48.89%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (35.56%) TDD
3 14 (31.11%) BDD
4 13 (28.89%) Selenium
4 13 (28.89%) Automated Testing
5 12 (26.67%) Cucumber
5 12 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 11 (24.44%) Jenkins
7 10 (22.22%) JIRA
7 10 (22.22%) Java
8 9 (20.00%) Regression Testing
9 8 (17.78%) Scrum
9 8 (17.78%) Web Development
9 8 (17.78%) Git (software)
10 7 (15.56%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (15.56%) Load Testing
10 7 (15.56%) Unit Testing
10 7 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (15.56%) JavaScript
10 7 (15.56%) Non-Functional Testing
10 7 (15.56%) Data Quality
11 6 (13.33%) Node.js
11 6 (13.33%) Defect Management
11 6 (13.33%) Kanban
11 6 (13.33%) MongoDB
12 5 (11.11%) Performance Testing
12 5 (11.11%) Degree
12 5 (11.11%) Migration
12 5 (11.11%) PHP
12 5 (11.11%) Web Services

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 5 (11.11%) JBoss
2 3 (6.67%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.44%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (4.44%) PaaS
3 1 (2.22%) Google Analytics
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) MongoDB
2 4 (8.89%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.44%) MySQL
3 2 (4.44%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (28.89%) Selenium
2 12 (26.67%) Cucumber
3 11 (24.44%) Jenkins
4 10 (22.22%) JIRA
5 8 (17.78%) Git (software)
6 4 (8.89%) WebDriver
7 3 (6.67%) Jasmine
7 3 (6.67%) Protractor
7 3 (6.67%) SpecFlow
7 3 (6.67%) TeamCity
8 2 (4.44%) Gradle
8 2 (4.44%) MSBuild
8 2 (4.44%) NUnit
8 2 (4.44%) SoapUI
9 1 (2.22%) FitNesse
9 1 (2.22%) JBehave
9 1 (2.22%) JMeter
9 1 (2.22%) Mocha
9 1 (2.22%) Subversion
General
1 4 (8.89%) Publishing
2 3 (6.67%) Finance
3 2 (4.44%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (20.00%) Analyst
2 8 (17.78%) Test Engineer
3 7 (15.56%) Project Manager
3 7 (15.56%) QA Leader
4 6 (13.33%) QA Engineer
4 6 (13.33%) Test Leader
5 5 (11.11%) Product Manager
6 4 (8.89%) QA Automation Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) Tester
7 3 (6.67%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Automation Test Lead
7 3 (6.67%) Developer
7 3 (6.67%) PMO Support Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Product Owner
7 3 (6.67%) Project Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Project Support Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) QA Tester
7 3 (6.67%) Quality Manager
7 3 (6.67%) Test Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.33%) Node.js
2 5 (11.11%) Web Services
3 4 (8.89%) AngularJS
4 3 (6.67%) JSON
5 1 (2.22%) .NET
5 1 (2.22%) Chai
5 1 (2.22%) CSS
5 1 (2.22%) CSS3
5 1 (2.22%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.22%) HTML
5 1 (2.22%) HTML5
5 1 (2.22%) jQuery
5 1 (2.22%) REST
5 1 (2.22%) RESTful
5 1 (2.22%) Sass
5 1 (2.22%) Spring
5 1 (2.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) User Experience
2 3 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.67%) PMI
3 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.22%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.22%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.22%) Android
1 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (48.89%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (35.56%) TDD
3 14 (31.11%) BDD
4 13 (28.89%) Automated Testing
5 12 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (20.00%) Regression Testing
7 8 (17.78%) Scrum
7 8 (17.78%) Web Development
8 7 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (15.56%) Load Testing
8 7 (15.56%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (15.56%) Unit Testing
8 7 (15.56%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (13.33%) Defect Management
9 6 (13.33%) Kanban
10 5 (11.11%) Migration
10 5 (11.11%) Performance Testing
10 5 (11.11%) PRINCE2
11 4 (8.89%) Project Management
11 4 (8.89%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.22%) Java
2 7 (15.56%) JavaScript
3 5 (11.11%) PHP
4 4 (8.89%) C#
5 3 (6.67%) SQL
6 2 (4.44%) Python
7 1 (2.22%) Ruby
7 1 (2.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (11.11%) Degree
2 3 (6.67%) PMI Certification
2 3 (6.67%) PMP
3 1 (2.22%) HND
3 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.56%) Data Quality
2 3 (6.67%) PMO
3 1 (2.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) Ansible
1 2 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (4.44%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (4.44%) Perforce
2 1 (2.22%) Google
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle