Period
to 23 July 2017

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 23 July 2017 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
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 48 45
Rank change year-on-year -3 -3 -6
Contract jobs citing QA 16 19 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 2.57% 3.23% 3.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.09% 37.25% 30.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 18
Oxford median daily rate £525 £438 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +6.38% -3.24%
10th Percentile £415 £340 £186
90th Percentile £588 £496 £443
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £425 £405
% change year-on-year - +4.94% -4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Oxford median hourly rate £11.30 - -
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £11.30 £16.00 -
% change year-on-year -29.41% - -

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 55 51 76
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 8.84% 8.66% 10.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 38 50
Oxford median daily rate £500 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.21% +11.43% +27.27%
10th Percentile £150 £250 £210
90th Percentile £588 £532 £503
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £400 £382
% change year-on-year +12.50% +4.85% +16.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Oxford median hourly rate £55.00 £47.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.79% +58.33% +172.73%
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £55.00 £32.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +71.88% +60.00% +53.85%

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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 23 July 2017.

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 23 July 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 Oxford region with a requirement for QA.

1 12 (75.00%) Java
2 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (68.75%) Test Automation
3 10 (62.50%) BDD
4 9 (56.25%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (56.25%) TDD
5 8 (50.00%) Software Engineering
5 8 (50.00%) Web Development
5 8 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (50.00%) HTML
5 8 (50.00%) SOA
5 8 (50.00%) Git (software)
6 7 (43.75%) HTML5
6 7 (43.75%) MongoDB
6 7 (43.75%) Web Application Development
6 7 (43.75%) AngularJS
6 7 (43.75%) Grunt
6 7 (43.75%) Play Framework
6 7 (43.75%) Scalatra
6 7 (43.75%) New Relic
6 7 (43.75%) React
6 7 (43.75%) gulp
6 7 (43.75%) Front End Development
6 7 (43.75%) SOLID
6 7 (43.75%) Dropwizard
6 7 (43.75%) Hystrix
6 7 (43.75%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 7 (43.75%) IntelliJ
6 7 (43.75%) MVC
6 7 (43.75%) Scrum

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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 1 (6.25%) Confluence
1 1 (6.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (43.75%) Grunt
2 7 (43.75%) gulp
2 7 (43.75%) IntelliJ
3 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 4 (25.00%) Selenium
4 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 2 (12.50%) JUnit
5 1 (6.25%) JIRA
5 1 (6.25%) JMeter
5 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
5 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Technical Leader
2 3 (18.75%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Java Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Data Centre Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Data Centre Migration Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Data Centre Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Migration Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Migration Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) QA Automation Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) QA Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Quality Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Java Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) HTML
2 7 (43.75%) AngularJS
2 7 (43.75%) CSS
2 7 (43.75%) Dropwizard
2 7 (43.75%) HTML5
2 7 (43.75%) Hystrix
2 7 (43.75%) Play Framework
2 7 (43.75%) React
2 7 (43.75%) Scalatra
2 7 (43.75%) Web Services
3 1 (6.25%) Gherkin
3 1 (6.25%) JSON
3 1 (6.25%) REST
3 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 2 (12.50%) PMI
2 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Solaris
2 1 (6.25%) Android
2 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
2 1 (6.25%) Unix
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (68.75%) Test Automation
2 10 (62.50%) BDD
3 9 (56.25%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (56.25%) TDD
4 8 (50.00%) SOA
4 8 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 8 (50.00%) Web Development
5 7 (43.75%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 7 (43.75%) Domain-Driven Design
5 7 (43.75%) Front End Development
5 7 (43.75%) Kanban
5 7 (43.75%) MVC
5 7 (43.75%) Pair Programming
5 7 (43.75%) Refactoring
5 7 (43.75%) Scrum
5 7 (43.75%) SOLID
5 7 (43.75%) Web Application Development
6 4 (25.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (12.50%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) Java
2 7 (43.75%) Groovy
2 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
3 5 (31.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) PMI Certification
1 2 (12.50%) PMP
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) New Relic
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) HP