The first table below looks at the demand for the QA Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Oxford region.

Location
3 months to
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 65 83 65
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 9 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 1.14% 0.41% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 0.42% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 9 4 2
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £31,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £31,150
10% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £30,000 £32,350
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £33,500 £30,500
% change year-on-year
+13.43% +9.83%
Job Titles Category
Oxford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
761 949 651
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 96.33% 96.44% 96.16%
Number of salaries quoted 698 824 601
Average salary £38,000 £42,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.58% +11.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,472 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.97% -0.07%
QA Tester
Oxfordshire

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester in the job title across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Oxford

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

QA Tester Salary Trend in Oxford

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT jobs across the Oxford region that cited QA Tester in their job title 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 with QA Tester in their job title.

1 13 (100.00%) QA
2 10 (76.92%) Selenium
3 8 (61.54%) Apache
3 8 (61.54%) PHP
4 6 (46.15%) Automated Testing
5 5 (38.46%) SQL
5 5 (38.46%) ISEB
6 4 (30.77%) Windows
6 4 (30.77%) MySQL
6 4 (30.77%) IIS
6 4 (30.77%) JIRA
6 4 (30.77%) Manual Testing
6 4 (30.77%) Mercurial
6 4 (30.77%) WebDriver
6 4 (30.77%) PHPUnit
6 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (15.38%) Spanish Language
7 2 (15.38%) Web Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Validation
7 2 (15.38%) Java
7 2 (15.38%) Internet
8 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
8 1 (7.69%) C#
8 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
8 1 (7.69%) XML
8 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
8 1 (7.69%) .NET
8 1 (7.69%) ISTQB

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT jobs across the Oxford region that cited QA Tester in their job title 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 with QA Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (61.54%) Apache
2 4 (30.77%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (76.92%) Selenium
2 4 (30.77%) Mercurial
2 4 (30.77%) WebDriver
2 4 (30.77%) PHPUnit
2 4 (30.77%) JIRA
General
1 2 (15.38%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.69%) XML
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Automated Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Manual Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Web Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Validation
4 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) PHP
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) Java
4 1 (7.69%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (100.00%) QA