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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 50 37 26
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -11
Permanent jobs citing QA 30 37 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 4.10% 4.68% 7.07%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 68.18% 84.09% 63.72%
Number of salaries quoted 21 30 66
Average salary £37,000 £44,250 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.38% -6.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £31,450 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,750 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
44 44 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 6.01% 5.56% 11.09%
Number of salaries quoted 33 35 107
Average salary £37,000 £45,000 £49,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.77% -8.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,650 £30,400 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,250 £70,000 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -1.23%

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 30 January 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Oxford

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 18 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (37.78%) HTML
3 13 (28.89%) jQuery
4 12 (26.67%) Degree
4 12 (26.67%) PHP
4 12 (26.67%) Photoshop
5 11 (24.44%) CSS
5 11 (24.44%) JavaScript
5 11 (24.44%) Scrum
5 11 (24.44%) Content Management
5 11 (24.44%) HTML5
6 10 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (22.22%) MySQL
7 9 (20.00%) Project Management
7 9 (20.00%) Open Source
7 9 (20.00%) CSS3
7 9 (20.00%) Drupal
8 8 (17.78%) Ajax
8 8 (17.78%) Web Design
8 8 (17.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (11.11%) Oracle BI EE
9 5 (11.11%) Data Architecture
9 5 (11.11%) Oracle OWB
9 5 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
9 5 (11.11%) Business Analysis
9 5 (11.11%) Python
9 5 (11.11%) ETL
9 5 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (8.89%) Emacs

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (20.00%) Drupal
2 1 (2.22%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (26.67%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.22%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) SaaS
2 1 (2.22%) LucidChart
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.22%) MySQL
2 5 (11.11%) Oracle BI EE
2 5 (11.11%) Oracle OWB
3 4 (8.89%) PowerCenter
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.22%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Emacs
1 4 (8.89%) Eclipse
2 3 (6.67%) Selenium
2 3 (6.67%) WebDriver
3 2 (4.44%) Selenium IDE
3 2 (4.44%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.22%) Axure RP
4 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.22%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.22%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (8.89%) Legal
1 4 (8.89%) Marketing
1 4 (8.89%) French Language
1 4 (8.89%) German Language
2 2 (4.44%) Publishing
2 2 (4.44%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Law
3 1 (2.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (37.78%) Developer
2 11 (24.44%) Junior
3 10 (22.22%) Project Manager
4 9 (20.00%) Web Developer
5 8 (17.78%) Junior Web Developer
5 8 (17.78%) Junior Developer
6 7 (15.56%) Agile Project Manager
7 4 (8.89%) Senior Developer
8 3 (6.67%) QA Engineer
8 3 (6.67%) Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) Junior Test Engineer
9 2 (4.44%) Graduate
9 2 (4.44%) Lead Developer
9 2 (4.44%) Lead PHP Developer
9 2 (4.44%) PHP Developer
9 2 (4.44%) Test Engineer
9 2 (4.44%) Senior QA Engineer
9 2 (4.44%) ScrumMaster
10 1 (2.22%) Platform Manager
10 1 (2.22%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (37.78%) HTML
2 13 (28.89%) jQuery
3 11 (24.44%) CSS
3 11 (24.44%) HTML5
4 9 (20.00%) CSS3
5 8 (17.78%) Ajax
5 8 (17.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (8.89%) .NET
7 2 (4.44%) XML
7 2 (4.44%) XSLT
7 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET
7 2 (4.44%) Laravel
7 2 (4.44%) Symfony
8 1 (2.22%) Velocity
8 1 (2.22%) SOAP
8 1 (2.22%) Regular Expression
8 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) Open Source
2 4 (8.89%) User Experience
2 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.89%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.44%) Economics
5 1 (2.22%) Human Factors
5 1 (2.22%) Semantic Web
5 1 (2.22%) Social Media
5 1 (2.22%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.44%) UNIX
1 2 (4.44%) Windows
1 2 (4.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (24.44%) Scrum
2 11 (24.44%) Content Management
3 10 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (20.00%) Project Management
5 8 (17.78%) Web Design
6 5 (11.11%) Data Architecture
6 5 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
6 5 (11.11%) Business Analysis
6 5 (11.11%) ETL
6 5 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (8.89%) Change Control
7 4 (8.89%) CRM
7 4 (8.89%) Risk Management
8 3 (6.67%) User Stories
9 2 (4.44%) Agile Project Management
9 2 (4.44%) OOP
9 2 (4.44%) OO
9 2 (4.44%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.67%) PHP
2 11 (24.44%) JavaScript
3 5 (11.11%) Python
4 4 (8.89%) Perl
4 4 (8.89%) C#
5 3 (6.67%) Java
6 2 (4.44%) SQL
6 2 (4.44%) Ruby
6 2 (4.44%) PHP5
7 1 (2.22%) SPARQL
7 1 (2.22%) Scala
7 1 (2.22%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 12 (26.67%) Degree
2 2 (4.44%) MBA
2 2 (4.44%) ISEB
2 2 (4.44%) ISTQB
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) KVM
2 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (8.89%) ExactTarget
1 4 (8.89%) Adobe
1 4 (8.89%) Informatica
2 3 (6.67%) VMware
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
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