The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire with a requirement for Data Quality skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Quality over the 3 months to 30 March 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.

Data Quality
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 53 57
Rank change year-on-year -6 +4  
Contract jobs citing Data Quality 2 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.36% 0.20% 1.45%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.08% 2.13% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Median daily rate £463 £550 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.90% +29.41%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.50 £15.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -30.00% -40.00%  

Data Quality 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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 65 47 77
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 11.55% 9.42% 11.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 34 42
Median daily rate £425 £250 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +70.00% -33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
Median hourly rate £15.75 £32.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.78% +28.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £17.50 £17.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £38.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +37.93%  

Data Quality
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire citing Data Quality as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for Data Quality in Oxfordshire

Data Quality
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Data Quality in Oxfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Quality in Oxfordshire

Data Quality
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Quality in Oxfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Quality in Oxfordshire

Data Quality
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 Data Quality within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 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
Thame - 1 - -
Data Quality
South East

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Data Quality 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 Data Quality.

1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (58.33%) QA
2 6 (50.00%) JIRA
2 6 (50.00%) Load Testing
2 6 (50.00%) BDD
2 6 (50.00%) TDD
2 6 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Jenkins
3 5 (41.67%) Defect Management
3 5 (41.67%) Java
3 5 (41.67%) JBoss
3 5 (41.67%) Automated Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Data Analysis
4 4 (33.33%) Degree
4 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 4 (33.33%) SDLC
5 3 (25.00%) Coaching
5 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
5 3 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (25.00%) BPR
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (25.00%) ITIL
5 3 (25.00%) Time Management
5 3 (25.00%) Selenium
5 3 (25.00%) WebSphere
5 3 (25.00%) Business Analysis
6 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence

Data Quality
Co-occurring 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 (41.67%) JBoss
2 3 (25.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (8.33%) Google Analytics
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) JIRA
2 5 (41.67%) Jenkins
3 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 3 (25.00%) Selenium
5 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
6 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
6 1 (8.33%) JMeter
6 1 (8.33%) Subversion
General
1 2 (16.67%) Publishing
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) QA Leader
2 5 (41.67%) Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Test Leader
3 3 (25.00%) Automation Test Lead
3 3 (25.00%) Business Systems Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) ICT Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Consultant
4 2 (16.67%) QA Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Data Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Developer
5 1 (8.33%) QA Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) QA Tester
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Developer
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Testing Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Spring
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) BDD
2 6 (50.00%) Load Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 6 (50.00%) TDD
3 5 (41.67%) Automated Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Defect Management
4 4 (33.33%) Data Analysis
4 4 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 4 (33.33%) SDLC
4 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (25.00%) BPR
5 3 (25.00%) Business Analysis
5 3 (25.00%) Coaching
5 3 (25.00%) ITIL
5 3 (25.00%) Time Management
6 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (16.67%) ETL
6 2 (16.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Degree
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (58.33%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Google
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle