The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Banbury region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 10 13 14
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 3 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Banbury 5.26% 2.70% 1.96%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 100.00% 33.33% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 1
Average salary £21,000 £42,500 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-50.58% -34.61%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
QA
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the Banbury region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Banbury
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
3 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Banbury 5.26% 8.11% 1.96%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 1
Average salary £22,000 £25,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.00% -61.53%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,300
% change year-on-year
- -0.74%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Banbury

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Banbury region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Banbury

QA
Salary Trend in Banbury

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Banbury region.

QA Salary Trend in Banbury

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Banbury

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Banbury region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 10 (41.67%) MS Office
1 10 (41.67%) Windows
1 10 (41.67%) MS Excel
1 10 (41.67%) Internet
1 10 (41.67%) Windows 7
2 9 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 9 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (37.50%) .NET
3 8 (33.33%) MCSE
3 8 (33.33%) MCP
3 8 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (33.33%) Workflow
4 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
5 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 6 (25.00%) SQL
6 5 (20.83%) Unit Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Manual Testing
7 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 4 (16.67%) Test Strategy
7 4 (16.67%) Windows 8
7 4 (16.67%) Automation Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Automated Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Computer Science
7 4 (16.67%) Selenium
7 4 (16.67%) Automotive
7 4 (16.67%) C#
7 4 (16.67%) Java

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Banbury by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Banbury region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (41.67%) MS Office
1 10 (41.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (41.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Selenium
General
1 4 (16.67%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Software Tester
2 5 (20.83%) Tester
3 4 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Technical Support
3 4 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Quality Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) QA Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) QA Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Technical Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Technical Support Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (12.50%) Junior
4 3 (12.50%) Graduate
5 2 (8.33%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (37.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (41.67%) Windows
1 10 (41.67%) Windows 7
2 4 (16.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Test Scripting
1 9 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (33.33%) Workflow
3 5 (20.83%) Unit Testing
4 4 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 4 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 4 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 4 (16.67%) Automation Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Business Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) Business Development
5 1 (4.17%) Programme Management
5 1 (4.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) SQL
2 4 (16.67%) C#
2 4 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) MCP
1 8 (33.33%) MCSE
1 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) VMware