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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 44 34 45
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +11
Contract jobs citing QA 16 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.47% 2.47% 1.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.44% 64.71% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 4
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£350 £250 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -20.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £185 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £352 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £16.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+112.50% -41.81%
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
36 17 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 5.56% 3.82% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 4
Average daily rate £350 £325 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £190 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £372 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £9.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 - £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 - £9.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -15.00%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 -6 12 £350 +55.55% 7
Wallingford - - - - 1
Faringdon - - - -
Henley-on-Thames - - - -
Kidlington - - - -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 (25.93%) Test Strategy
2 6 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (22.22%) Project Management
3 5 (18.52%) SQL
3 5 (18.52%) Change Control
4 4 (14.81%) Migration
4 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (14.81%) PHP
4 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2
5 3 (11.11%) UNIX
5 3 (11.11%) HP
5 3 (11.11%) Python
5 3 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (11.11%) ETL
5 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (11.11%) Programme Management
5 3 (11.11%) Software Testing
5 3 (11.11%) Validation
5 3 (11.11%) Risk Management
5 3 (11.11%) JIRA
5 3 (11.11%) Project Planning
5 3 (11.11%) Test Management
5 3 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (11.11%) System Testing
5 3 (11.11%) Data Mapping
5 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 3 (11.11%) Coaching
6 2 (7.41%) Marketo

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Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 2 (7.41%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (7.41%) IIS
2 1 (3.70%) Apache
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) MS Project Server
2 1 (3.70%) Drupal
2 1 (3.70%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Project
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (7.41%) SAP BW
3 1 (3.70%) Pentaho
3 1 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.70%) Subversion
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
1 2 (7.41%) Marketing
2 1 (3.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Analyst
2 9 (33.33%) PMO Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Test Manager
4 4 (14.81%) Test Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Technical Architect
6 2 (7.41%) QA Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Test Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) SAP Technical Architect
6 2 (7.41%) PHP Developer
6 2 (7.41%) SAP Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Testing Manager
7 1 (3.70%) QA Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Software Test Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Business Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) Data Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Software Tester
7 1 (3.70%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) HTML
1 2 (7.41%) .NET
1 2 (7.41%) CSS
1 2 (7.41%) Middleware
1 2 (7.41%) SAP XI
1 2 (7.41%) SAP PI
2 1 (3.70%) HTML5
2 1 (3.70%) CSS3
2 1 (3.70%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.70%) Data Integration
2 1 (3.70%) Open Source
2 1 (3.70%) User Experience
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) UNIX
2 2 (7.41%) Windows
3 1 (3.70%) Linux
3 1 (3.70%) Android
3 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Test Strategy
2 6 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (22.22%) Project Management
2 6 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (18.52%) Change Control
4 4 (14.81%) Migration
4 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2
5 3 (11.11%) ETL
5 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (11.11%) Risk Management
5 3 (11.11%) Validation
5 3 (11.11%) Test Management
5 3 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (11.11%) Software Testing
5 3 (11.11%) Project Planning
5 3 (11.11%) System Testing
5 3 (11.11%) Data Mapping
5 3 (11.11%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) SQL
2 4 (14.81%) PHP
3 3 (11.11%) Python
4 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.70%) C#
5 1 (3.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) ISEB
2 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) P3O
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) HP
2 2 (7.41%) Aprimo
2 2 (7.41%) Marketo
2 2 (7.41%) SAP
2 2 (7.41%) Adobe
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
Oxford, Oxfordshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 5 days ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
QA Limited
Rate: £177.00 per week
Posted: 18 days ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
QA Limited
Rate: Unspecified £150.00 per week
Posted: 18 days ago