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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 38 50 37
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -13
Contract jobs citing QA 23 21 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 3.88% 2.80% 2.49%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 47.92% 38.18% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 8
Median daily rate £450 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £203 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £448 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £38.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-63.15% +76.74%
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
48 55 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 8.09% 7.34% 8.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 27 25
Median daily rate £408 £358 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.98% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £188 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £364
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 4
Median hourly rate £47.50 £25.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.00% +127.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £22.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.17% +8.33%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 -1 6 £463 +42.30% 4
Kidlington - 4 £450 -
Banbury - 2 £288 -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 14 (35.90%) Project Management
1 14 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (30.77%) Java
3 11 (28.21%) Finance
4 10 (25.64%) PRINCE2
5 8 (20.51%) Change Management
5 8 (20.51%) Change Control
5 8 (20.51%) Jenkins
6 7 (17.95%) Process Improvement
7 6 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (15.38%) Load Testing
7 6 (15.38%) Kanban
7 6 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (15.38%) Scrum
7 6 (15.38%) Web Services
7 6 (15.38%) Test Planning
8 5 (12.82%) IntelliJ
8 5 (12.82%) ETL
8 5 (12.82%) E-Commerce
8 5 (12.82%) JavaScript
8 5 (12.82%) SQL
8 5 (12.82%) Publishing
8 5 (12.82%) Migration
8 5 (12.82%) Risk Management
8 5 (12.82%) Talend Open Studio
8 5 (12.82%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (12.82%) Performance Testing
8 5 (12.82%) JIRA
8 5 (12.82%) Computer Science

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 (12.82%) Node.js
2 4 (10.26%) Apache
2 4 (10.26%) Confluence
2 4 (10.26%) Tomcat
3 3 (7.69%) Apache Solr
4 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.82%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.13%) GitHub
3 2 (5.13%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) Firewall
2 1 (2.56%) Bluetooth
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) MongoDB
2 4 (10.26%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (7.69%) Big Data
4 2 (5.13%) MySQL
5 1 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.56%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.56%) Pentaho
5 1 (2.56%) QlikView
5 1 (2.56%) SAP BI
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (20.51%) Jenkins
2 5 (12.82%) IntelliJ
2 5 (12.82%) JIRA
2 5 (12.82%) Talend Open Studio
3 4 (10.26%) JUnit
3 4 (10.26%) Maven
3 4 (10.26%) SoapUI
4 3 (7.69%) HP UFT
4 3 (7.69%) QARun
4 3 (7.69%) TestDirector
4 3 (7.69%) WinRunner
5 2 (5.13%) Selenium
5 2 (5.13%) Subversion
5 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.56%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.56%) Gradle
6 1 (2.56%) Travis CI
6 1 (2.56%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (28.21%) Finance
2 5 (12.82%) Publishing
3 2 (5.13%) Billing
3 2 (5.13%) Marketing
3 2 (5.13%) Retail
4 1 (2.56%) Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (38.46%) Analyst
2 14 (35.90%) Test Analyst
3 6 (15.38%) Project Manager
4 5 (12.82%) Agile Test Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Architect
5 4 (10.26%) QA Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) QA Test Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Project Assistant
6 3 (7.69%) Project Support Assistant
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Support Assistant
6 3 (7.69%) Web Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Web Test Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Data Centre Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Data Centre Project Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Digital Project Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Migration Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) Web Services
2 4 (10.26%) SOAP
2 4 (10.26%) Spring Boot
3 3 (7.69%) CSS
3 3 (7.69%) HTML
3 3 (7.69%) PostGIS
4 2 (5.13%) AngularJS
4 2 (5.13%) EDI
4 2 (5.13%) LAMP
4 2 (5.13%) REST
4 2 (5.13%) Symfony
4 2 (5.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (5.13%) XML
5 1 (2.56%) .NET
5 1 (2.56%) Dropwizard
5 1 (2.56%) HTML5
5 1 (2.56%) Hystrix
5 1 (2.56%) jQuery
5 1 (2.56%) Play Framework
5 1 (2.56%) Scalatra
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Computer Science
2 4 (10.26%) Mobile App
3 3 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.69%) PMI
4 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.13%) FlexPod
4 2 (5.13%) Social Media
4 2 (5.13%) User Experience
5 1 (2.56%) Data Integration
5 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.56%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.26%) Windows
2 3 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (35.90%) Project Management
2 10 (25.64%) PRINCE2
3 8 (20.51%) Change Control
3 8 (20.51%) Change Management
4 7 (17.95%) Process Improvement
5 6 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (15.38%) Kanban
5 6 (15.38%) Load Testing
5 6 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (15.38%) Scrum
5 6 (15.38%) Test Planning
6 5 (12.82%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (12.82%) E-Commerce
6 5 (12.82%) ETL
6 5 (12.82%) Migration
6 5 (12.82%) Performance Testing
6 5 (12.82%) Risk Management
6 5 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (10.26%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.77%) Java
2 5 (12.82%) JavaScript
2 5 (12.82%) SQL
3 4 (10.26%) C++
4 3 (7.69%) C
5 2 (5.13%) PHP
5 2 (5.13%) Python
6 1 (2.56%) C#
6 1 (2.56%) Perl
6 1 (2.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) ISTQB
2 3 (7.69%) ISEB
2 3 (7.69%) PMI Certification
2 3 (7.69%) PMP
3 2 (5.13%) Degree
4 1 (2.56%) APMP
4 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 3 (7.69%) Firmware
2 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) Talend
2 4 (10.26%) HP
3 3 (7.69%) SAP
4 2 (5.13%) Facebook
4 2 (5.13%) Google
4 2 (5.13%) Twitter
5 1 (2.56%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.56%) Cisco
5 1 (2.56%) Fortinet
5 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.56%) NetApp
5 1 (2.56%) New Relic
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle
5 1 (2.56%) VMware