Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a QA Tester was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 106 103
Rank change year-on-year +5 -3 -24
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 7 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.56% 0.24% 0.073%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.24% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 0
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
South East median daily rate £400 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +14.29% -3.45% +27.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £40.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies in Oxfordshire with a recognized job title 1201 1246 1327
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.93% 97.65% 97.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 940 889 946
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +9.59%
10th Percentile £250 £210 £213
90th Percentile £581 £538 £520
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 45 77
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.77 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.53% +3.03% +7.32%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.60 £9.99
90th Percentile £62.50 £40.25 £53.50
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.44 £18.00
% change year-on-year -7.38% +7.97% +12.50%

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

Job postings that featured QA Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire.

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
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 Tester within the Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +1 7 £425 +13.33%
QA Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (100.00%) QA
1 7 (100.00%) API Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Jenkins
2 6 (85.71%) SoapUI
2 6 (85.71%) Java
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) JUnit
2 6 (85.71%) SOAP
2 6 (85.71%) Web Services
2 6 (85.71%) Salesforce.com
2 6 (85.71%) JIRA
3 5 (71.43%) Scrum
3 5 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (71.43%) Time Management
3 5 (71.43%) Kanban
3 5 (71.43%) Talend Open Studio
3 5 (71.43%) Maven
3 5 (71.43%) Change Management
3 5 (71.43%) Talend
3 5 (71.43%) Confluence
3 5 (71.43%) Test Planning
4 4 (57.14%) Integration Testing
4 4 (57.14%) Defect Tracking
4 4 (57.14%) IT Audit
5 3 (42.86%) Degree
5 3 (42.86%) Computer Science

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (71.43%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 7 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Jenkins
1 6 (85.71%) JIRA
1 6 (85.71%) JUnit
1 6 (85.71%) SoapUI
2 5 (71.43%) Maven
2 5 (71.43%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium
General
1 1 (14.29%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) SOAP
1 6 (85.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) API Testing
1 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (71.43%) Change Management
2 5 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (71.43%) Kanban
2 5 (71.43%) Scrum
2 5 (71.43%) Test Planning
2 5 (71.43%) Time Management
3 4 (57.14%) Defect Tracking
3 4 (57.14%) Integration Testing
3 4 (57.14%) IT Audit
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Java
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Salesforce.com
2 5 (71.43%) Talend