The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 76 72 83
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 4 6 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 0.52% 0.81% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.84% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 2
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
QA Tester
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Oxford region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Oxford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
725 712 928
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 94.52% 95.83% 97.07%
Number of salaries quoted 600 654 806
Average salary £40,500 £38,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.57% -10.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £24,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Salary Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Tester across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

QA Tester Salary Histogram in Oxford

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) QA
1 8 (100.00%) Selenium
2 7 (87.50%) ISTQB
2 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 7 (87.50%) C#
2 7 (87.50%) ISEB
2 7 (87.50%) Manual Testing
3 6 (75.00%) WebDriver
3 6 (75.00%) JIRA
3 6 (75.00%) Automated Testing
4 5 (62.50%) Java
5 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
6 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
7 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
7 2 (25.00%) V-Model
7 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
7 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
8 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
8 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
8 1 (12.50%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
8 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
8 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
8 1 (12.50%) BDD
8 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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.

Development Applications
1 8 (100.00%) Selenium
2 6 (75.00%) WebDriver
2 6 (75.00%) JIRA
3 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
4 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
4 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
4 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
4 1 (12.50%) Selenium IDE
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) Manual Testing
3 6 (75.00%) Automated Testing
4 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
6 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
6 2 (25.00%) V-Model
6 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (12.50%) BDD
7 1 (12.50%) Agile Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Test Management
7 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) C#
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) ISEB
1 7 (87.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
Oxford, Oxfordshire
X4 Group
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