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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 55 41 42
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +1
Contract jobs citing QA 19 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.52% 2.02% 1.88%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 51.35% 43.48% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 7
Average daily rate
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£375 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £323 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £503 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £19.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+91.02% +16.41%
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
37 23 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 4.91% 4.64% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 20 11
Average daily rate £375 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £189 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £478 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.15 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+3.14% +10.81%

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 July 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 July 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 -10 7 £400 -5.88% 5
Bicester - 3 £375 -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 12 (35.29%) Python
2 10 (29.41%) PHP
2 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (20.59%) JIRA
5 6 (17.65%) Subversion
5 6 (17.65%) JavaScript
5 6 (17.65%) HTML
5 6 (17.65%) CSS
5 6 (17.65%) MySQL
5 6 (17.65%) Linux
5 6 (17.65%) Apache
5 6 (17.65%) User Experience
6 5 (14.71%) PRINCE2
6 5 (14.71%) C#
6 5 (14.71%) Software Testing
6 5 (14.71%) Test Management
6 5 (14.71%) JSON
6 5 (14.71%) Drupal
6 5 (14.71%) System Testing
6 5 (14.71%) Test Strategy
7 4 (11.76%) Vagrant
7 4 (11.76%) OO PHP
7 4 (11.76%) Puppet
7 4 (11.76%) CentOS
7 4 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (11.76%) Project Planning
7 4 (11.76%) Dojo
7 4 (11.76%) Risk Management
7 4 (11.76%) CMS

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 6 (17.65%) Apache
2 5 (14.71%) Drupal
3 4 (11.76%) CMS
4 1 (2.94%) Apache Solr
4 1 (2.94%) Node.js
4 1 (2.94%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.94%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.94%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) SMTP
1 1 (2.94%) DNS
1 1 (2.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) MySQL
2 1 (2.94%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (20.59%) JIRA
2 6 (17.65%) Subversion
3 2 (5.88%) Selenium
4 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (11.76%) Games
2 3 (8.82%) Publishing
2 3 (8.82%) Electronics
3 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) Developer
1 10 (29.41%) Analyst
2 7 (20.59%) PHP Developer
3 5 (14.71%) Tester
3 5 (14.71%) Test Manager
3 5 (14.71%) PMO Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) QA Leader
4 4 (11.76%) QA Tester
4 4 (11.76%) LAMP Developer
4 4 (11.76%) PHP LAMP Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Games Tester
5 3 (8.82%) QA Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Test Leader
6 2 (5.88%) Testing Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Tester
7 1 (2.94%) Junior Project Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Test Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) CSS
1 6 (17.65%) HTML
2 5 (14.71%) JSON
3 4 (11.76%) Dojo
3 4 (11.76%) Web Services
3 4 (11.76%) XML
3 4 (11.76%) XHTML
3 4 (11.76%) LAMP
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle ADF
4 2 (5.88%) HTML5
4 2 (5.88%) Sass
5 1 (2.94%) Ember.js
5 1 (2.94%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.94%) CSS3
5 1 (2.94%) Backbone.js
5 1 (2.94%) Ajax
5 1 (2.94%) jQuery
5 1 (2.94%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) User Experience
2 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.94%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) Linux
2 4 (11.76%) CentOS
3 3 (8.82%) UNIX
4 2 (5.88%) Android
4 2 (5.88%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (14.71%) Test Management
3 5 (14.71%) Software Testing
3 5 (14.71%) System Testing
3 5 (14.71%) PRINCE2
3 5 (14.71%) Test Strategy
4 4 (11.76%) OO PHP
4 4 (11.76%) Mentoring
4 4 (11.76%) Coaching
4 4 (11.76%) OO
4 4 (11.76%) E-Commerce
4 4 (11.76%) Risk Management
4 4 (11.76%) Programme Management
4 4 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (11.76%) Project Planning
5 3 (8.82%) Automated Testing
5 3 (8.82%) Data Mapping
5 3 (8.82%) Game Development
5 3 (8.82%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 12 (35.29%) Python
2 10 (29.41%) PHP
3 6 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 5 (14.71%) C#
5 4 (11.76%) Java
6 3 (8.82%) C
6 3 (8.82%) C++
6 3 (8.82%) SQL
7 1 (2.94%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) Degree
3 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.94%) Firmware
1 1 (2.94%) Varnish
1 1 (2.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) Puppet
1 4 (11.76%) Vagrant
2 1 (2.94%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle
1 2 (5.88%) HP
2 1 (2.94%) Perforce
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
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