Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 47 61
Rank change year-on-year +9 +14 -15
Contract jobs citing QA 48 27 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 6.76% 3.95% 1.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 61.54% 49.09% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 24 5
Oxford median daily rate £500 £410 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.95% +6.49% +25.20%
10th Percentile £406 £297 £183
90th Percentile £550 £481 £515
Oxfordshire median daily rate £475 £400 £300
% change year-on-year +18.75% +33.33% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxford median hourly rate - - -
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - £39.00

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Oxford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 78 55 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 10.99% 8.04% 10.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 41 51
Oxford median daily rate £450 £385 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.88% +28.33% -23.08%
10th Percentile £250 £200 £170
90th Percentile £550 £481 £525
Oxfordshire median daily rate £438 £400 £330
% change year-on-year +9.38% +21.21% -9.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Oxford median hourly rate £55.00 £28.00 £67.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.43% -58.52% +285.71%
10th Percentile £32.50 £17.05 £58.75
90th Percentile £77.50 £43.00 £76.25
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £55.00 £20.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +175.00% -48.72% +108.00%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxford.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Oxford

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA in Oxford.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Oxford

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Oxford over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Oxford

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA in Oxford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Oxford

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 Oxford region with a requirement for QA.

1 43 (89.58%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (62.50%) Test Automation
3 28 (58.33%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (58.33%) Java
4 21 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (43.75%) BDD
4 21 (43.75%) SDLC
5 20 (41.67%) Web Services
5 20 (41.67%) Scrum
5 20 (41.67%) TDD
6 18 (37.50%) Salesforce.com
7 17 (35.42%) Kanban
8 16 (33.33%) Jenkins
9 14 (29.17%) JavaScript
9 14 (29.17%) Software Engineering
10 13 (27.08%) JIRA
11 12 (25.00%) Refactoring
11 12 (25.00%) Web Development
11 12 (25.00%) Pair Programming
11 12 (25.00%) CSS
11 12 (25.00%) SOA
11 12 (25.00%) IntelliJ
11 12 (25.00%) HTML
11 12 (25.00%) Scalatra
11 12 (25.00%) New Relic
11 12 (25.00%) Grunt
11 12 (25.00%) gulp
11 12 (25.00%) Front End Development
11 12 (25.00%) SOLID
11 12 (25.00%) Groovy

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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 7 (14.58%) JBoss
2 6 (12.50%) WebSphere
3 5 (10.42%) Confluence
4 2 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 28 (58.33%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.17%) MySQL
2 2 (4.17%) Redis
Development Applications
1 16 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 13 (27.08%) JIRA
3 12 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 12 (25.00%) Grunt
3 12 (25.00%) gulp
3 12 (25.00%) IntelliJ
4 8 (16.67%) SoapUI
5 6 (12.50%) JUnit
6 5 (10.42%) Maven
7 1 (2.08%) JMeter
7 1 (2.08%) Selenium
General
1 11 (22.92%) Billing
2 5 (10.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (39.58%) Developer
2 11 (22.92%) Java Developer
3 8 (16.67%) Analyst
4 7 (14.58%) QA Tester
4 7 (14.58%) Tester
5 6 (12.50%) Architect
5 6 (12.50%) QA Leader
5 6 (12.50%) Salesforce Analyst
5 6 (12.50%) Salesforce Architect
5 6 (12.50%) Salesforce Developer
5 6 (12.50%) Salesforce Solution Architect
5 6 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (12.50%) Test Leader
6 5 (10.42%) Agile Tester
6 5 (10.42%) Business Analyst
6 5 (10.42%) Business Architect
6 5 (10.42%) Business Solution Architect
6 5 (10.42%) Consultant
6 5 (10.42%) Salesforce Business Analyst
6 5 (10.42%) Salesforce Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (41.67%) Web Services
2 12 (25.00%) CSS
2 12 (25.00%) Dropwizard
2 12 (25.00%) HTML
2 12 (25.00%) HTML5
2 12 (25.00%) Hystrix
2 12 (25.00%) Scalatra
3 11 (22.92%) Play Framework
4 8 (16.67%) AngularJS
4 8 (16.67%) React
4 8 (16.67%) SOAP
5 5 (10.42%) Spring
6 4 (8.33%) Spring Boot
7 2 (4.17%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (89.58%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (62.50%) Test Automation
3 21 (43.75%) BDD
3 21 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (43.75%) SDLC
4 20 (41.67%) Scrum
4 20 (41.67%) TDD
5 17 (35.42%) Kanban
6 14 (29.17%) Software Engineering
7 12 (25.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 12 (25.00%) Domain-Driven Design
7 12 (25.00%) Front End Development
7 12 (25.00%) Pair Programming
7 12 (25.00%) Refactoring
7 12 (25.00%) SOA
7 12 (25.00%) SOLID
7 12 (25.00%) Web Application Development
7 12 (25.00%) Web Development
8 11 (22.92%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
8 11 (22.92%) Quote-to-Cash
Programming Languages
1 28 (58.33%) Java
2 14 (29.17%) JavaScript
3 12 (25.00%) Groovy
4 11 (22.92%) Apex Code
5 6 (12.50%) SQL
6 2 (4.17%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.08%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (14.58%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) Data Quality
2 2 (4.17%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) Ansible
1 2 (4.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (37.50%) Salesforce.com
2 12 (25.00%) New Relic
3 5 (10.42%) Talend
4 2 (4.17%) Microsoft