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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 42 44 52
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +8
Contract jobs citing QA 17 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.97% 2.30% 1.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 47.22% 30.00% 23.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 3
Median daily rate £400 £343 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.78% -31.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £39.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +56.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £28.00 £33.90
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -17.40%

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 40 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 6.29% 7.66% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 28 25
Median daily rate £385 £275 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -32.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £187 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £518 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 7
Median hourly rate £17.43 £39.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.30% +56.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £42.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-45.23% +68.00%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +7 8 £425 -3.95% 4
Kidlington - 1 £388 - 1
Thame - 1 £350 -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 16 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (37.50%) Web Development
2 15 (37.50%) Jenkins
3 14 (35.00%) TDD
4 12 (30.00%) Automated Testing
4 12 (30.00%) Git (software)
4 12 (30.00%) BDD
5 11 (27.50%) MongoDB
5 11 (27.50%) Node.js
5 11 (27.50%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (25.00%) Performance Testing
6 10 (25.00%) Selenium
6 10 (25.00%) JIRA
6 10 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 10 (25.00%) Cucumber
7 9 (22.50%) Test Automation
8 8 (20.00%) AngularJS
8 8 (20.00%) Regression Testing
9 7 (17.50%) Java
9 7 (17.50%) Python
9 7 (17.50%) Perforce
9 7 (17.50%) NUnit
9 7 (17.50%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (17.50%) Build Automation
9 7 (17.50%) MSBuild
9 7 (17.50%) SpecFlow
9 7 (17.50%) PaaS
9 7 (17.50%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (17.50%) TeamCity
9 7 (17.50%) Load Testing

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 (12.50%) JBoss
2 3 (7.50%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.50%) Cloud Computing
1 7 (17.50%) PaaS
2 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (27.50%) MongoDB
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.00%) MySQL
3 2 (5.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 12 (30.00%) Git (software)
3 10 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 10 (25.00%) JIRA
3 10 (25.00%) Selenium
4 7 (17.50%) Gradle
4 7 (17.50%) MSBuild
4 7 (17.50%) NUnit
4 7 (17.50%) SpecFlow
4 7 (17.50%) TeamCity
5 3 (7.50%) Jasmine
5 3 (7.50%) Protractor
5 3 (7.50%) WebDriver
6 2 (5.00%) CMake
6 2 (5.00%) SoapUI
6 2 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (5.00%) TestComplete
6 2 (5.00%) Vagrant
7 1 (2.50%) JBehave
7 1 (2.50%) Mocha
General
1 3 (7.50%) Publishing
2 1 (2.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 7 (17.50%) Analyst
2 7 (17.50%) Build Engineer
2 7 (17.50%) QA Leader
3 6 (15.00%) Build Automation Engineer
3 6 (15.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 6 (15.00%) Test Leader
4 5 (12.50%) Product Owner
4 5 (12.50%) Project Manager
5 4 (10.00%) Product Manager
5 4 (10.00%) QA Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Tester
6 3 (7.50%) Developer
6 3 (7.50%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (7.50%) PMO Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Project Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Project Support Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) QA Tester
6 3 (7.50%) Software Tester
6 3 (7.50%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (27.50%) Node.js
2 8 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 4 (10.00%) Web Services
4 3 (7.50%) JSON
5 1 (2.50%) .NET
5 1 (2.50%) Chai
5 1 (2.50%) CSS
5 1 (2.50%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.50%) HTML
5 1 (2.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) User Experience
2 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.50%) Economics
2 1 (2.50%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.00%) Linux
2 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (37.50%) Web Development
3 14 (35.00%) TDD
4 12 (30.00%) Automated Testing
4 12 (30.00%) BDD
5 11 (27.50%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 10 (25.00%) Performance Testing
7 9 (22.50%) Test Automation
8 8 (20.00%) Regression Testing
9 7 (17.50%) Build Automation
9 7 (17.50%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (17.50%) Load Testing
9 7 (17.50%) Microservices
9 7 (17.50%) Non-Functional Testing
10 6 (15.00%) Unit Testing
10 6 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (12.50%) Defect Management
11 5 (12.50%) Scrum
12 4 (10.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.50%) Java
1 7 (17.50%) Python
2 6 (15.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (15.00%) PHP
3 3 (7.50%) C#
3 3 (7.50%) SQL
4 1 (2.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.50%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.50%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (17.50%) Docker
2 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.00%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) Ansible
1 7 (17.50%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (12.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (17.50%) Perforce