The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA 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 (QA)
Rank 39 50 51
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 41 28 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 5.35% 3.77% 3.66%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 69.49% 59.57% 53.85%
Number of salaries quoted 20 28 33
Average salary £42,250 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.18% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £36,300 £31,800
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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 Oxford region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Oxford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
59 47 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 7.69% 6.33% 6.80%
Number of salaries quoted 34 46 63
Average salary £42,500 £55,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.72% +22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £25,300 £33,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

QA
Salary Trend in Oxford

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

QA Salary Trend in Oxford

QA
Salary Histogram in Oxford

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

QA Salary Histogram in Oxford

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the Oxford 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 35 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (32.86%) Scrum
3 22 (31.43%) Automated Testing
4 19 (27.14%) E-Commerce
5 17 (24.29%) Project Management
5 17 (24.29%) JavaScript
6 16 (22.86%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (21.43%) Kanban
7 15 (21.43%) Degree
7 15 (21.43%) .NET
8 13 (18.57%) TDD
8 13 (18.57%) Pair Programming
8 13 (18.57%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (17.14%) Selenium
9 12 (17.14%) PHP
9 12 (17.14%) SQL
10 11 (15.71%) C#
10 11 (15.71%) jQuery
11 10 (14.29%) Ajax
11 10 (14.29%) HTML
11 10 (14.29%) CSS
12 9 (12.86%) Microsoft
12 9 (12.86%) Performance Testing
12 9 (12.86%) NoSQL
12 9 (12.86%) Node.js
12 9 (12.86%) Analytics
12 9 (12.86%) User Experience
13 8 (11.43%) AngularJS
13 8 (11.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 8 (11.43%) DevOps

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the Oxford 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 9 (12.86%) Node.js
2 3 (4.29%) Drupal
3 2 (2.86%) IIS
4 1 (1.43%) Apache
4 1 (1.43%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (5.71%) OmniGraffle
2 2 (2.86%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (10.00%) Magento
2 2 (2.86%) SAP CRM
2 2 (2.86%) SAP EHS
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.14%) OSPF
1 5 (7.14%) BGP
2 2 (2.86%) DNS
3 1 (1.43%) Firewall
3 1 (1.43%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.86%) NoSQL
2 5 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.71%) Big Data
3 4 (5.71%) MySQL
4 2 (2.86%) DB2
4 2 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.43%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (17.14%) Selenium
2 8 (11.43%) JIRA
3 6 (8.57%) WebDriver
4 5 (7.14%) Git (software)
5 3 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (4.29%) Jenkins
5 3 (4.29%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.86%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.43%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.43%) PHPUnit
7 1 (1.43%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.43%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.43%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.43%) Grunt
7 1 (1.43%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (1.43%) Bower
General
1 8 (11.43%) Marketing
2 7 (10.00%) Finance
3 4 (5.71%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.71%) Games
4 1 (1.43%) Local Government
4 1 (1.43%) Advertising
4 1 (1.43%) Publishing
4 1 (1.43%) Law
Job Titles
1 21 (30.00%) Developer
2 15 (21.43%) Web Developer
3 12 (17.14%) Consultant
4 11 (15.71%) Analyst
5 10 (14.29%) Tester
6 8 (11.43%) Project Manager
6 8 (11.43%) QA Tester
7 7 (10.00%) Lead Developer
7 7 (10.00%) Lead Web Developer
8 6 (8.57%) Senior Developer
8 6 (8.57%) Software Tester
8 6 (8.57%) Senior Web Developer
8 6 (8.57%) Front-End Developer
8 6 (8.57%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 6 (8.57%) Front-End Web Developer
9 5 (7.14%) Platform Manager
9 5 (7.14%) QA Leader
9 5 (7.14%) Senior QA Tester
9 5 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
9 5 (7.14%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (21.43%) .NET
2 11 (15.71%) jQuery
3 10 (14.29%) CSS
3 10 (14.29%) Ajax
3 10 (14.29%) HTML
4 8 (11.43%) AngularJS
4 8 (11.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 8 (11.43%) HTML5
5 7 (10.00%) JSON
5 7 (10.00%) XML
5 7 (10.00%) XSLT
6 6 (8.57%) Backbone.js
6 6 (8.57%) Ember.js
7 5 (7.14%) Velocity
8 4 (5.71%) ASP.NET
9 2 (2.86%) Web Services
9 2 (2.86%) .NET Framework
9 2 (2.86%) CSS3
9 2 (2.86%) Zurb Foundation
10 1 (1.43%) Doctrine
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.86%) User Experience
2 4 (5.71%) Semantic Web
3 3 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.86%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.86%) FMCG
5 1 (1.43%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (32.86%) Scrum
3 22 (31.43%) Automated Testing
4 19 (27.14%) E-Commerce
5 17 (24.29%) Project Management
6 16 (22.86%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (21.43%) Kanban
8 13 (18.57%) TDD
8 13 (18.57%) Pair Programming
8 13 (18.57%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (12.86%) Performance Testing
9 9 (12.86%) Analytics
10 8 (11.43%) DevOps
10 8 (11.43%) Manual Testing
10 8 (11.43%) Regression Testing
11 7 (10.00%) Test Scripting
11 7 (10.00%) API Development
12 6 (8.57%) SDLC
12 6 (8.57%) Responsive Web Design
12 6 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 17 (24.29%) JavaScript
2 12 (17.14%) PHP
2 12 (17.14%) SQL
3 11 (15.71%) C#
4 7 (10.00%) C
4 7 (10.00%) Java
5 4 (5.71%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.29%) Perl
7 2 (2.86%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.86%) ABAP
7 2 (2.86%) Python
7 2 (2.86%) C++
8 1 (1.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (21.43%) Degree
2 8 (11.43%) ISTQB
2 8 (11.43%) ISEB
3 5 (7.14%) RHCE
4 1 (1.43%) PMP
4 1 (1.43%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.43%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.86%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (7.14%) KVM
2 1 (1.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (12.86%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.57%) SAP
3 5 (7.14%) Oracle
3 5 (7.14%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.86%) hybris
4 2 (2.86%) Siebel
Oxford, Oxfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £20k - 45k per year + Company Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £37,000 to £47,000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago