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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 57 51 33
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -18
Permanent jobs citing QA 22 33 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 3.01% 3.47% 5.82%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 57.89% 58.93% 61.33%
Number of salaries quoted 19 30 38
Average salary £55,000 £48,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.40% +3.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £34,600 £42,100
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
38 56 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 5.21% 5.88% 9.48%
Number of salaries quoted 33 53 63
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £35,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,250 £72,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- -3.61%

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 21 August 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Oxford

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 32 (42.11%) Python
2 31 (40.79%) Linux
3 30 (39.47%) Perl
4 29 (38.16%) Apache
5 23 (30.26%) MySQL
6 22 (28.95%) Red Hat
6 22 (28.95%) Ruby
7 21 (27.63%) HTTP
7 21 (27.63%) Citrix
7 21 (27.63%) Debian
7 21 (27.63%) nginx
8 20 (26.32%) Degree
9 18 (23.68%) Computer Science
10 16 (21.05%) PHP
11 15 (19.74%) .NET
11 15 (19.74%) Xen
11 15 (19.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (19.74%) XenServer
12 14 (18.42%) Windows
13 13 (17.11%) SQL
13 13 (17.11%) CMS
14 12 (15.79%) C#
14 12 (15.79%) JIRA
14 12 (15.79%) DevOps
15 11 (14.47%) Project Management
15 11 (14.47%) Selenium
15 11 (14.47%) Git (software)
16 10 (13.16%) ASP.NET
16 10 (13.16%) Finance
16 10 (13.16%) Publishing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 29 (38.16%) Apache
2 21 (27.63%) nginx
3 13 (17.11%) CMS
4 6 (7.89%) IIS
5 2 (2.63%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.32%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 9 (11.84%) MS Visio
1 9 (11.84%) OmniGraffle
2 4 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (1.32%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.84%) LucidChart
Communications & Networking
1 21 (27.63%) HTTP
2 2 (2.63%) Internet
2 2 (2.63%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (30.26%) MySQL
2 9 (11.84%) Big Data
3 5 (6.58%) SQL Server
4 4 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.95%) PowerCenter
5 3 (3.95%) Oracle OWB
5 3 (3.95%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (15.79%) JIRA
2 11 (14.47%) Selenium
2 11 (14.47%) Git (software)
3 10 (13.16%) Jenkins
4 9 (11.84%) Axure RP
5 8 (10.53%) Gerrit
5 8 (10.53%) Ant
5 8 (10.53%) InstallShield
5 8 (10.53%) Maven
6 6 (7.89%) Mercurial
7 5 (6.58%) WebDriver
8 4 (5.26%) PHPUnit
9 1 (1.32%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (1.32%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.32%) Selenium IDE
General
1 10 (13.16%) Finance
1 10 (13.16%) Publishing
2 7 (9.21%) Banking
3 3 (3.95%) Legal
4 2 (2.63%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.32%) Marketing
5 1 (1.32%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (28.95%) Systems Administrator
1 22 (28.95%) Administrator
2 13 (17.11%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 12 (15.79%) QA Tester
3 12 (15.79%) Project Manager
3 12 (15.79%) Tester
3 12 (15.79%) Analyst
4 11 (14.47%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 11 (14.47%) Linux Administrator
4 11 (14.47%) Senior Linux Administrator
4 11 (14.47%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
5 9 (11.84%) Agile Business Analyst
5 9 (11.84%) Business Analyst
6 8 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
7 7 (9.21%) Senior Manager
7 7 (9.21%) Senior Project Manager
7 7 (9.21%) Project Director
8 5 (6.58%) Graduate
8 5 (6.58%) Developer
9 4 (5.26%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (19.74%) .NET
2 10 (13.16%) ASP.NET
3 6 (7.89%) CSS
3 6 (7.89%) HTML
4 5 (6.58%) XML
5 4 (5.26%) WinForms
5 4 (5.26%) Ajax
6 3 (3.95%) jQuery
7 2 (2.63%) CodeIgniter
7 2 (2.63%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (1.32%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.32%) JSP
8 1 (1.32%) HTML5
8 1 (1.32%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 18 (23.68%) Computer Science
2 9 (11.84%) Social Media
2 9 (11.84%) Digital Media
2 9 (11.84%) Human Factors
3 7 (9.21%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.26%) Open Source
5 2 (2.63%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.63%) Physics
6 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 31 (40.79%) Linux
2 21 (27.63%) Debian
3 15 (19.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (18.42%) Windows
5 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.79%) DevOps
2 11 (14.47%) Project Management
3 10 (13.16%) Business Analysis
4 9 (11.84%) Usability Engineering
4 9 (11.84%) User Experience Design
4 9 (11.84%) Information Architecture
4 9 (11.84%) Workflow
5 8 (10.53%) Configuration Management
5 8 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (9.21%) PRINCE2
6 7 (9.21%) Waterfall
6 7 (9.21%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (7.89%) Automated Testing
8 5 (6.58%) Scrum
9 4 (5.26%) ITIL
9 4 (5.26%) Quality Management
9 4 (5.26%) Change Management
9 4 (5.26%) Test Management
9 4 (5.26%) Manual Testing
10 3 (3.95%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 32 (42.11%) Python
2 30 (39.47%) Perl
3 22 (28.95%) Ruby
4 16 (21.05%) PHP
5 13 (17.11%) SQL
6 12 (15.79%) C#
7 7 (9.21%) C++
7 7 (9.21%) Delphi
7 7 (9.21%) JavaScript
8 6 (7.89%) Java
9 4 (5.26%) PHP5
10 1 (1.32%) Apex Code
10 1 (1.32%) C
10 1 (1.32%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (26.32%) Degree
2 4 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (5.26%) ISEB
2 4 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.63%) RHCE
4 1 (1.32%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (19.74%) Xen
1 15 (19.74%) XenServer
2 2 (2.63%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.32%) KVM
3 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.63%) ZABBIX
1 2 (2.63%) Puppet
2 1 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (28.95%) Red Hat
2 21 (27.63%) Citrix
3 8 (10.53%) Perforce
4 6 (7.89%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.95%) Informatica
6 2 (2.63%) Percona
6 2 (2.63%) New Relic
7 1 (1.32%) VMware
7 1 (1.32%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.32%) Adobe
7 1 (1.32%) Oracle
7 1 (1.32%) SAP
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