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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 36 45 38
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -7
Contract jobs citing QA 15 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.82% 0.84% 2.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 60.00% 19.05% 37.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 8
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£315 £375 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £315 £474
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £435 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £190.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.71 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-31.45% -
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
25 21 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 4.70% 4.42% 5.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 12
Average daily rate £425 £375 £486
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -22.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £172 £391
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £425 £546
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Average hourly rate £101.50 £16.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+534.37% +1.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.70 £16.00 £13.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £172.30 £16.00 £17.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -17.64%

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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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 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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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 +7 7 £315 +5.00% 4
Banbury - 2 £330 -
Faringdon - - - -
Thame - - - -
Abingdon - - - -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (29.63%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) .NET
2 5 (18.52%) Selenium
3 4 (14.81%) Automated Testing
3 4 (14.81%) C#
3 4 (14.81%) Scrum
3 4 (14.81%) Migration
4 3 (11.11%) SOA
4 3 (11.11%) ETL
4 3 (11.11%) HP
4 3 (11.11%) LoadRunner
4 3 (11.11%) MVC
4 3 (11.11%) Workflow
4 3 (11.11%) Java
4 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 3 (11.11%) MySQL
4 3 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails
4 3 (11.11%) TDD
4 3 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 3 (11.11%) Data Migration
4 3 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 3 (11.11%) SaaS
4 3 (11.11%) BDD
4 3 (11.11%) NoSQL
4 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (7.41%) Test Strategy
5 2 (7.41%) CSS3
5 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (7.41%) Adobe CQ
5 2 (7.41%) Big Data

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Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 2 (7.41%) Adobe CQ
1 2 (7.41%) Escenic
1 2 (7.41%) WebSphere
1 2 (7.41%) WebLogic
1 2 (7.41%) Tomcat
1 2 (7.41%) MQSeries
1 2 (7.41%) CMS
1 2 (7.41%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.70%) Apache
2 1 (3.70%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) SaaS
2 1 (3.70%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (3.70%) Responsys
2 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) MySQL
1 3 (11.11%) NoSQL
2 2 (7.41%) Big Data
2 2 (7.41%) Couchbase
2 2 (7.41%) Hadoop
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) SAP BW
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Selenium
2 3 (11.11%) LoadRunner
3 2 (7.41%) JIRA
4 1 (3.70%) Subversion
4 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.70%) Mercurial
4 1 (3.70%) PHPUnit
4 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Legal
2 1 (3.70%) Advertising
2 1 (3.70%) Back Office
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Test Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Development Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Software Development Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Software Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Test Leader
5 2 (7.41%) Domain Architect
5 2 (7.41%) SAP Architect
5 2 (7.41%) SAP Technical Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Java Programmer
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Java Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Programmer
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Java Programmer
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Developer Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) .NET
2 3 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (7.41%) CSS3
3 2 (7.41%) HTML5
3 2 (7.41%) SAP PI
3 2 (7.41%) jQuery
3 2 (7.41%) SAP XI
3 2 (7.41%) Ajax
3 2 (7.41%) Spring
3 2 (7.41%) JSF
3 2 (7.41%) HTML
3 2 (7.41%) XML
3 2 (7.41%) J2EE
3 2 (7.41%) EJB
3 2 (7.41%) CSS
3 2 (7.41%) Struts
3 2 (7.41%) Java RMI
3 2 (7.41%) LAMP
3 2 (7.41%) Hibernate
3 2 (7.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.70%) EPoS
2 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.70%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Android
2 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.81%) Automated Testing
1 4 (14.81%) Scrum
1 4 (14.81%) Migration
2 3 (11.11%) SOA
2 3 (11.11%) ETL
2 3 (11.11%) MVC
2 3 (11.11%) Workflow
2 3 (11.11%) TDD
2 3 (11.11%) Performance Testing
2 3 (11.11%) Data Migration
2 3 (11.11%) Test Automation
2 3 (11.11%) BDD
2 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (7.41%) Test Strategy
3 2 (7.41%) BPMN
3 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
3 2 (7.41%) Test Management
3 2 (7.41%) Test Scripting
3 2 (7.41%) Refactoring
3 2 (7.41%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) C#
2 3 (11.11%) Java
2 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.41%) Scala
3 2 (7.41%) SQL
4 1 (3.70%) Objective-C
4 1 (3.70%) PHP
4 1 (3.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
1 2 (7.41%) ISEB
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) SCCM
1 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) HP
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle
2 2 (7.41%) JBoss
2 2 (7.41%) SAP
3 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.70%) ExactTarget
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