The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 36 49 47
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 39 34 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 5.95% 4.67% 4.83%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 52.70% 61.82% 60.00%
Number of salaries quoted 14 22 23
Median salary £37,500 £42,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +14.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £25,000 £30,728
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £64,500 £53,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
74 55 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 11.30% 7.55% 8.04%
Number of salaries quoted 43 36 43
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +14.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,186 £24,650 £29,950
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £74,250 £65,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,792 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.01% +3.52%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

The demand trend of job ads across the Oxford region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 20 February 2017.

QA Salary Histogram in Oxford

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Oxford region with a requirement for QA.

1 31 (44.93%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (30.43%) Non-Functional Testing
3 18 (26.09%) Risk Management
4 16 (23.19%) Continuous Improvement
5 15 (21.74%) BDD
5 15 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (21.74%) Publishing
5 15 (21.74%) Windows
5 15 (21.74%) Selenium
6 14 (20.29%) JIRA
6 14 (20.29%) Project Management
6 14 (20.29%) SQL
6 14 (20.29%) Functional Testing
7 13 (18.84%) PRINCE2
8 12 (17.39%) Microsoft
8 12 (17.39%) SQL Server
8 12 (17.39%) Performance Testing
8 12 (17.39%) Test Automation
9 11 (15.94%) TDD
10 10 (14.49%) Waterfall
10 10 (14.49%) MS Project
10 10 (14.49%) Automated Testing
10 10 (14.49%) Release Management
10 10 (14.49%) Manual Testing
11 9 (13.04%) Test Scripting
11 9 (13.04%) Software Testing
11 9 (13.04%) Degree
11 9 (13.04%) C#
11 9 (13.04%) Apple iOS
11 9 (13.04%) Mobile App

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (7.25%) MS Project Server
1 5 (7.25%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.90%) Alfresco
2 2 (2.90%) CMS
3 1 (1.45%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (14.49%) MS Project
2 7 (10.14%) MS Excel
3 6 (8.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.45%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.45%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.45%) MySQL
2 1 (1.45%) Qlik Sense
2 1 (1.45%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 15 (21.74%) Selenium
2 14 (20.29%) JIRA
3 8 (11.59%) HP UFT
3 8 (11.59%) Zephyr
4 4 (5.80%) TestComplete
5 3 (4.35%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.90%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.45%) Appium
7 1 (1.45%) JMeter
7 1 (1.45%) Subversion
General
1 15 (21.74%) Publishing
2 6 (8.70%) Finance
3 5 (7.25%) iGaming
4 4 (5.80%) Marketing
5 3 (4.35%) Local Government
6 2 (2.90%) Banking
6 2 (2.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (27.54%) Analyst
2 15 (21.74%) PMO Analyst
3 11 (15.94%) Head of QA
3 11 (15.94%) Head of Testing
3 11 (15.94%) Test Manager
4 7 (10.14%) Tester
5 6 (8.70%) QA Tester
5 6 (8.70%) Scrum Master
6 5 (7.25%) .NET Development Manager
6 5 (7.25%) Consultant
6 5 (7.25%) Developer
6 5 (7.25%) Development Manager
6 5 (7.25%) Junior
6 5 (7.25%) Test Consultant
7 4 (5.80%) Agile Development Manager
7 4 (5.80%) Agile Scrum Master
7 4 (5.80%) Test Automation Manager
8 3 (4.35%) Automation Tester
8 3 (4.35%) QA Automation Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) QA Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.14%) .NET
2 3 (4.35%) CSS
2 3 (4.35%) HTML
2 3 (4.35%) SAP PI
2 3 (4.35%) XML
3 2 (2.90%) HTML5
3 2 (2.90%) Spring
3 2 (2.90%) Web Services
4 1 (1.45%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.45%) Doctrine
4 1 (1.45%) jQuery
4 1 (1.45%) LAMP
4 1 (1.45%) Symfony
4 1 (1.45%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (13.04%) Mobile App
3 8 (11.59%) Virtual Team
4 3 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (21.74%) Windows
2 9 (13.04%) Apple iOS
3 8 (11.59%) Android
4 1 (1.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (44.93%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (30.43%) Non-Functional Testing
3 18 (26.09%) Risk Management
4 16 (23.19%) Continuous Improvement
5 15 (21.74%) BDD
6 14 (20.29%) Functional Testing
6 14 (20.29%) Project Management
7 13 (18.84%) PRINCE2
8 12 (17.39%) Performance Testing
8 12 (17.39%) Test Automation
9 11 (15.94%) TDD
10 10 (14.49%) Automated Testing
10 10 (14.49%) Manual Testing
10 10 (14.49%) Release Management
10 10 (14.49%) Waterfall
11 9 (13.04%) Software Testing
11 9 (13.04%) Test Scripting
12 8 (11.59%) Demand Management
12 8 (11.59%) Kanban
12 8 (11.59%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.29%) SQL
2 9 (13.04%) C#
3 6 (8.70%) T-SQL
4 5 (7.25%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.35%) Java
6 2 (2.90%) PHP
7 1 (1.45%) C
7 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (13.04%) Degree
2 6 (8.70%) ISTQB
3 5 (7.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (4.35%) APMP
Vendors
1 12 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.59%) HP
3 3 (4.35%) SAP
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle
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