Ramage was one of eight senior professionals to be released last month, but having spent four years at QPR he insists that he leaves on good terms.
"I wasn't too surprised to be released by QPR and to be honest it was something I have been thinking about a while now anyway," he told Sky Sports.
"The chance to get a fresh challenge elsewhere and further my career has been on my mind because I don't think that I'd be the manager's first choice if I had stayed at the club next season.
"I'm getting to an age now where I want to be playing football week in week out and the thought of sitting on the sidelines there didn't really appeal to me.
"I don't leave the club with any grudges because they've been totally professional with me and I thank them for that and will look back at my time there fondly."