The median contractor rate for a QA Leader was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Lead
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank - 51 -
Contract jobs requiring a QA Leader 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire - 0.20% -
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.21% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £225 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £388 £450
% change year-on-year -4.83% -13.88%  
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 541 479 646
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 97.65% 96.38% 95.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 370 399
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 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 22 55
Median hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £11.10 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £25.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

QA Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Leader in Oxfordshire

QA Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Leader in Oxfordshire

QA Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, QA Leader 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 Leader in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) TDD
1 7 (100.00%) JIRA
1 7 (100.00%) QA
1 7 (100.00%) BDD
1 7 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Jenkins
2 6 (85.71%) Data Quality
2 6 (85.71%) Load Testing
3 5 (71.43%) Regression Testing
3 5 (71.43%) Automated Testing
3 5 (71.43%) Java
3 5 (71.43%) JBoss
3 5 (71.43%) Defect Management
4 4 (57.14%) Cucumber
4 4 (57.14%) SDLC
4 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
4 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (57.14%) Degree
5 3 (42.86%) WebSphere
5 3 (42.86%) Selenium
5 3 (42.86%) Time Management
5 3 (42.86%) Publishing
5 3 (42.86%) Coaching
6 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
7 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
7 1 (14.29%) JMeter
7 1 (14.29%) Subversion
7 1 (14.29%) Spring
7 1 (14.29%) Git (software)

QA Leader 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 5 (71.43%) JBoss
2 3 (42.86%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) JIRA
2 6 (85.71%) Jenkins
3 4 (57.14%) Cucumber
4 3 (42.86%) Selenium
5 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
6 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
6 1 (14.29%) JMeter
6 1 (14.29%) Subversion
General
1 3 (42.86%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Spring
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) BDD
1 7 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 7 (100.00%) TDD
2 6 (85.71%) Load Testing
3 5 (71.43%) Automated Testing
3 5 (71.43%) Defect Management
3 5 (71.43%) Regression Testing
4 4 (57.14%) SDLC
4 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
4 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (42.86%) Coaching
5 3 (42.86%) Time Management
6 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (85.71%) Data Quality