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 3 December 2016 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 43 59 59
Rank change year-on-year
+16 0
Contract jobs citing QA 25 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 4.04% 0.87% 1.54%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 54.35% 12.82% 20.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 3 4
Median daily rate £385 £300 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.33% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £300 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £349
% change year-on-year
- +7.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.39 £22.75 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-19.16% -31.06%
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
46 39 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 7.43% 6.82% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 25 30
Median daily rate £350 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £155 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £462 £512
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 13
Median hourly rate £18.75 £67.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.22% +285.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.43 £67.50 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £67.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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 3 December 2016.

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 3 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 - 19 £368 - 2
Banbury - 1 £240 -
Kidlington - 1 £388 - 1
Thame - 1 £350 - 1
Witney - 1 £300 -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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 29 (55.77%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 23 (44.23%) Performance Testing
4 22 (42.31%) JIRA
4 22 (42.31%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (42.31%) Java
5 21 (40.38%) Continuous Improvement
6 17 (32.69%) SQL
7 16 (30.77%) Scrum
7 16 (30.77%) Kanban
8 15 (28.85%) Web Services
8 15 (28.85%) Project Management
9 14 (26.92%) JUnit
9 14 (26.92%) TDD
9 14 (26.92%) Web Development
10 13 (25.00%) Degree
10 13 (25.00%) Maven
10 13 (25.00%) Automated Testing
10 13 (25.00%) Time Management
10 13 (25.00%) Product Management
10 13 (25.00%) Process Improvement
10 13 (25.00%) SoapUI
10 13 (25.00%) API Testing
11 12 (23.08%) Data Validation
11 12 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
11 12 (23.08%) Test Automation
11 12 (23.08%) Confluence
11 12 (23.08%) BDD
11 12 (23.08%) Validation
12 11 (21.15%) Microsoft Azure

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 12 (23.08%) Confluence
2 5 (9.62%) JBoss
3 3 (5.77%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (21.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (13.46%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (13.46%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) Network Security
1 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (21.15%) MongoDB
2 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.85%) MySQL
3 2 (3.85%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 26 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 22 (42.31%) JIRA
3 14 (26.92%) JUnit
4 13 (25.00%) Maven
4 13 (25.00%) SoapUI
5 11 (21.15%) Git (software)
6 10 (19.23%) Cucumber
6 10 (19.23%) Selenium
6 10 (19.23%) Talend Open Studio
7 8 (15.38%) SpecFlow
8 7 (13.46%) Gradle
8 7 (13.46%) MSBuild
8 7 (13.46%) NUnit
8 7 (13.46%) TeamCity
9 4 (7.69%) WebDriver
10 3 (5.77%) Protractor
11 2 (3.85%) CMake
11 2 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (3.85%) TestComplete
11 2 (3.85%) Vagrant
General
1 9 (17.31%) Publishing
2 1 (1.92%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (36.54%) Analyst
2 15 (28.85%) Test Analyst
3 11 (21.15%) Test Engineer
4 7 (13.46%) Build Engineer
4 7 (13.46%) QA Leader
4 7 (13.46%) Test Leader
5 6 (11.54%) Automation Test Analyst
5 6 (11.54%) Build Automation Engineer
5 6 (11.54%) Test Automation Engineer
6 5 (9.62%) Product Owner
6 5 (9.62%) Project Manager
7 4 (7.69%) Agile Test Analyst
7 4 (7.69%) Product Manager
7 4 (7.69%) QA Analyst
7 4 (7.69%) Tester
8 3 (5.77%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (5.77%) Project Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) Project Support Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) QA Tester
8 3 (5.77%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (28.85%) Web Services
2 10 (19.23%) Node.js
2 10 (19.23%) SOAP
3 7 (13.46%) AngularJS
4 3 (5.77%) JSON
5 1 (1.92%) .NET
5 1 (1.92%) CSS
5 1 (1.92%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.92%) HTML
5 1 (1.92%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.92%) Spring
5 1 (1.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.23%) Computer Science
2 5 (9.62%) User Experience
3 1 (1.92%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.85%) Linux
2 1 (1.92%) Android
2 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (55.77%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (44.23%) Performance Testing
3 22 (42.31%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (40.38%) Continuous Improvement
5 16 (30.77%) Kanban
5 16 (30.77%) Scrum
6 15 (28.85%) Project Management
7 14 (26.92%) TDD
7 14 (26.92%) Web Development
8 13 (25.00%) API Testing
8 13 (25.00%) Automated Testing
8 13 (25.00%) Process Improvement
8 13 (25.00%) Product Management
8 13 (25.00%) Time Management
9 12 (23.08%) BDD
9 12 (23.08%) Data Validation
9 12 (23.08%) Test Automation
9 12 (23.08%) Validation
10 11 (21.15%) Test Planning
11 10 (19.23%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (42.31%) Java
2 17 (32.69%) SQL
3 8 (15.38%) Python
4 5 (9.62%) JavaScript
4 5 (9.62%) PHP
5 2 (3.85%) C#
5 2 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (1.92%) CCNA
2 1 (1.92%) CCNP
2 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.92%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.54%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (13.46%) Docker
2 2 (3.85%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.85%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 7 (13.46%) Ansible
1 7 (13.46%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (9.62%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (19.23%) Talend
2 7 (13.46%) Perforce
3 1 (1.92%) Cisco