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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 32 55 40
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -15
Contract jobs citing QA 33 19 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 5.57% 2.48% 1.97%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 55.93% 44.19% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 13 9
Median daily rate £425 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £196 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £458 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.42% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £37.25 £19.13
% change year-on-year
-58.38% +94.77%
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
59 43 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 9.97% 5.61% 6.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 24 27
Median daily rate £438 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £182 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £469 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Median hourly rate £40.50 - £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +7.14%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 +8 13 £425 +6.25% 2
Kidlington - 5 £450 - 1
Banbury - 3 £290 -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 26 (57.78%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (51.11%) Project Management
3 22 (48.89%) Java
4 17 (37.78%) Jenkins
5 16 (35.56%) SQL
6 15 (33.33%) JUnit
6 15 (33.33%) Change Management
6 15 (33.33%) Scrum
6 15 (33.33%) Process Improvement
6 15 (33.33%) Performance Testing
6 15 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (33.33%) Kanban
7 14 (31.11%) Test Planning
7 14 (31.11%) Maven
7 14 (31.11%) JIRA
8 13 (28.89%) Web Services
8 13 (28.89%) Continuous Improvement
8 13 (28.89%) Root Cause Analysis
8 13 (28.89%) Confluence
9 12 (26.67%) Product Management
9 12 (26.67%) SoapUI
9 12 (26.67%) Talend Open Studio
9 12 (26.67%) Talend
9 12 (26.67%) API Testing
10 11 (24.44%) Time Management
10 11 (24.44%) Computer Science
10 11 (24.44%) Microsoft Azure
10 11 (24.44%) Amazon AWS
10 11 (24.44%) PRINCE2
10 11 (24.44%) SOAP

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 13 (28.89%) Confluence
2 4 (8.89%) Tomcat
3 3 (6.67%) Apache Solr
4 2 (4.44%) Apache
4 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 11 (24.44%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (24.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.44%) Google Analytics
3 1 (2.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) Firewall
2 1 (2.22%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (2.22%) Network Security
2 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) MongoDB
2 4 (8.89%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.44%) Big Data
4 1 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.22%) Pentaho
4 1 (2.22%) QlikView
4 1 (2.22%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 17 (37.78%) Jenkins
2 15 (33.33%) JUnit
3 14 (31.11%) JIRA
3 14 (31.11%) Maven
4 12 (26.67%) SoapUI
4 12 (26.67%) Talend Open Studio
5 5 (11.11%) IntelliJ
6 4 (8.89%) Selenium
7 2 (4.44%) HP UFT
7 2 (4.44%) QARun
7 2 (4.44%) TestDirector
7 2 (4.44%) WebDriver
7 2 (4.44%) WinRunner
8 1 (2.22%) Appium
8 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
8 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
8 1 (2.22%) Protractor
8 1 (2.22%) SpecFlow
8 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.22%) Xcode
General
1 10 (22.22%) Finance
2 9 (20.00%) Publishing
3 2 (4.44%) Marketing
4 1 (2.22%) Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (48.89%) Analyst
2 20 (44.44%) Test Analyst
3 8 (17.78%) Agile Test Analyst
4 7 (15.56%) Project Manager
5 6 (13.33%) Automation Test Analyst
5 6 (13.33%) QA Analyst
6 5 (11.11%) QA Test Analyst
6 5 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (8.89%) Senior QA Analyst
7 4 (8.89%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (8.89%) SQL Analyst
8 3 (6.67%) Architect
8 3 (6.67%) Project Assistant
8 3 (6.67%) Project Support Assistant
8 3 (6.67%) Senior QA Test Analyst
8 3 (6.67%) Support Assistant
9 2 (4.44%) IT Manager
9 2 (4.44%) Service Manager
9 2 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (4.44%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (28.89%) Web Services
2 11 (24.44%) SOAP
3 4 (8.89%) Node.js
3 4 (8.89%) Spring Boot
4 3 (6.67%) PostGIS
5 1 (2.22%) CSS
5 1 (2.22%) Dropwizard
5 1 (2.22%) HTML
5 1 (2.22%) HTML5
5 1 (2.22%) Hystrix
5 1 (2.22%) Play Framework
5 1 (2.22%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (2.22%) Scalatra
5 1 (2.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (24.44%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.67%) PMI
3 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.44%) FlexPod
3 2 (4.44%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.44%) Social Media
3 2 (4.44%) User Experience
4 1 (2.22%) CCTV
4 1 (2.22%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.22%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.67%) Windows
2 1 (2.22%) Android
2 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (57.78%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (51.11%) Project Management
3 15 (33.33%) Change Management
3 15 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (33.33%) Kanban
3 15 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 15 (33.33%) Process Improvement
3 15 (33.33%) Scrum
4 14 (31.11%) Test Planning
5 13 (28.89%) Continuous Improvement
5 13 (28.89%) Root Cause Analysis
6 12 (26.67%) API Testing
6 12 (26.67%) Product Management
7 11 (24.44%) PRINCE2
7 11 (24.44%) Time Management
8 9 (20.00%) Change Control
8 9 (20.00%) Data Validation
8 9 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
8 9 (20.00%) IT Audit
8 9 (20.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 22 (48.89%) Java
2 16 (35.56%) SQL
3 2 (4.44%) C
3 2 (4.44%) C++
4 1 (2.22%) C#
4 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.22%) Python
4 1 (2.22%) Ruby
4 1 (2.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) Degree
2 4 (8.89%) PMI Certification
2 4 (8.89%) PMP
3 3 (6.67%) ISEB
3 3 (6.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.22%) APMP
4 1 (2.22%) CCNA
4 1 (2.22%) CCNP
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (4.44%) Firmware
3 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (26.67%) Talend
2 4 (8.89%) HP
3 2 (4.44%) Cisco
3 2 (4.44%) Facebook
3 2 (4.44%) Google
3 2 (4.44%) Twitter
4 1 (2.22%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.22%) Fortinet
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.22%) NetApp
4 1 (2.22%) New Relic
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle
4 1 (2.22%) SAP
4 1 (2.22%) VMware
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