The median contractor rate for a QA Tester was £313 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 3 months to 28 June 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.

Quality Assurance Tester
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 - 68
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 2 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.32% - 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% - 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £313 - £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £300 £350
% change year-on-year +10.00% -14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year - +100.00%  

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 595 582 741
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 96.59% 97.16% 98.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 409 496
Median daily rate £420 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £150 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 33 38
Median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -9.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.80 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £145.00 £22.50 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester in Oxfordshire

QA Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Tester in Oxfordshire

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, QA Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) QA
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) PHP
2 4 (80.00%) Behat
3 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (60.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Scrum
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (60.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (40.00%) Node.js
4 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 2 (40.00%) Java
4 2 (40.00%) New Relic
4 2 (40.00%) API Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Protractor
4 2 (40.00%) BDD
4 2 (40.00%) Jasmine
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
5 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
5 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
5 1 (20.00%) QA Automation
5 1 (20.00%) C#
5 1 (20.00%) Web Services

QA Tester Skill Set
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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (60.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (40.00%) Jasmine
3 2 (40.00%) Protractor
4 1 (20.00%) JIRA
4 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (20.00%) TeamCity
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) Behat
2 2 (40.00%) Node.js
3 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
3 1 (20.00%) RESTful
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (20.00%) Thin Client
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Testing
3 2 (40.00%) API Testing
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (20.00%) High Availability
4 1 (20.00%) Kanban
4 1 (20.00%) QA Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) PHP
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) HND
1 1 (20.00%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) New Relic