The median contractor rate for a QA Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Analyst
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 57 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.55% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £375 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £300 £340
% change year-on-year +4.16% -11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 533 481 647
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 97.62% 96.20% 95.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 372 399
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 21 56
Median hourly rate £14.50 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.00 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

QA Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire that featured QA Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for QA Analyst in Oxfordshire

QA Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Analyst in Oxfordshire

QA Analyst
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 Analyst within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 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 - -
QA Analyst
South East

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, QA Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Oxfordshire region featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) Selenium
3 2 (40.00%) Data Quality
3 2 (40.00%) Automation Testing
3 2 (40.00%) New Relic
3 2 (40.00%) Behat
3 2 (40.00%) PHP
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) JIRA
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Google
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (20.00%) JBoss
4 1 (20.00%) ETL
4 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (20.00%) Publishing
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Analytics
4 1 (20.00%) Jenkins

QA Analyst Skill Set
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 1 (20.00%) JBoss
1 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (20.00%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Behat
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (20.00%) BDD
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) ETL
2 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (40.00%) Data Quality
3 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (20.00%) PMO
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) New Relic
2 1 (20.00%) Google
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle