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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 57 49 34
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -15
Permanent jobs citing QA 19 33 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 2.67% 3.59% 5.68%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 54.29% 68.75% 64.94%
Number of salaries quoted 15 30 39
Average salary £47,500 £48,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.06% +2.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,900 £34,600 £43,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
35 48 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 4.92% 5.23% 8.75%
Number of salaries quoted 30 43 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 £33,200 £35,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £64,750 £65,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,300
% change year-on-year
- -0.74%

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 19 September 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Oxford

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 31 (46.27%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (43.28%) Python
3 28 (41.79%) Apache
4 27 (40.30%) Linux
5 26 (38.81%) Perl
6 22 (32.84%) Ruby
7 21 (31.34%) Red Hat
8 20 (29.85%) HTTP
8 20 (29.85%) Citrix
8 20 (29.85%) Debian
8 20 (29.85%) nginx
9 19 (28.36%) Degree
9 19 (28.36%) Computer Science
10 18 (26.87%) MySQL
11 14 (20.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (20.90%) Xen
11 14 (20.90%) XenServer
12 13 (19.40%) PHP
13 12 (17.91%) Selenium
13 12 (17.91%) DevOps
14 11 (16.42%) Windows
15 10 (14.93%) SQL
15 10 (14.93%) .NET
15 10 (14.93%) User Experience
16 9 (13.43%) LucidChart
16 9 (13.43%) User Experience Design
16 9 (13.43%) Social Media
16 9 (13.43%) OmniGraffle
16 9 (13.43%) Axure RP
16 9 (13.43%) Information Architecture

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 28 (41.79%) Apache
2 20 (29.85%) nginx
3 9 (13.43%) CMS
4 6 (8.96%) IIS
5 2 (2.99%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.49%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 9 (13.43%) MS Visio
1 9 (13.43%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (1.49%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.43%) LucidChart
Communications & Networking
1 20 (29.85%) HTTP
2 2 (2.99%) Firewall
3 1 (1.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (26.87%) MySQL
2 9 (13.43%) Big Data
3 4 (5.97%) PowerCenter
3 4 (5.97%) Oracle OWB
3 4 (5.97%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (17.91%) Selenium
2 9 (13.43%) JIRA
2 9 (13.43%) Axure RP
3 8 (11.94%) Git (software)
4 7 (10.45%) WebDriver
4 7 (10.45%) Jenkins
5 6 (8.96%) Mercurial
6 5 (7.46%) Ant
6 5 (7.46%) InstallShield
6 5 (7.46%) Maven
6 5 (7.46%) Gerrit
7 4 (5.97%) PHPUnit
8 2 (2.99%) Selenium IDE
8 2 (2.99%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.49%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.49%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.49%) Cucumber
General
1 9 (13.43%) Publishing
2 7 (10.45%) Finance
3 4 (5.97%) Legal
3 4 (5.97%) Banking
4 1 (1.49%) Marketing
4 1 (1.49%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.49%) Games
Job Titles
1 21 (31.34%) Systems Administrator
1 21 (31.34%) Administrator
2 13 (19.40%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 12 (17.91%) Analyst
4 11 (16.42%) Tester
4 11 (16.42%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 11 (16.42%) Linux Administrator
4 11 (16.42%) QA Tester
4 11 (16.42%) Senior Linux Administrator
4 11 (16.42%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
5 9 (13.43%) Agile Business Analyst
5 9 (13.43%) Business Analyst
6 6 (8.96%) Developer
6 6 (8.96%) Graduate
7 5 (7.46%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Senior Manager
8 4 (5.97%) Senior Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Senior Project Manager
8 4 (5.97%) Project Manager
8 4 (5.97%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.93%) .NET
2 8 (11.94%) ASP.NET
3 4 (5.97%) jQuery
4 3 (4.48%) CSS
4 3 (4.48%) HTML
5 2 (2.99%) CodeIgniter
5 2 (2.99%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (1.49%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.49%) JSP
6 1 (1.49%) SOAP
6 1 (1.49%) HTML5
6 1 (1.49%) CSS3
6 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 19 (28.36%) Computer Science
2 10 (14.93%) User Experience
3 9 (13.43%) Social Media
3 9 (13.43%) Digital Media
3 9 (13.43%) Human Factors
4 5 (7.46%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.99%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.99%) Physics
6 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 27 (40.30%) Linux
2 20 (29.85%) Debian
3 14 (20.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (16.42%) Windows
5 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (46.27%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (17.91%) DevOps
3 9 (13.43%) Information Architecture
3 9 (13.43%) Usability Engineering
3 9 (13.43%) User Experience Design
3 9 (13.43%) Workflow
3 9 (13.43%) Project Management
4 8 (11.94%) Business Analysis
5 7 (10.45%) Scrum
6 5 (7.46%) Automated Testing
6 5 (7.46%) Configuration Management
7 4 (5.97%) ETL
7 4 (5.97%) Risk Management
7 4 (5.97%) PRINCE2
7 4 (5.97%) Software Engineering
7 4 (5.97%) Systems Analysis
7 4 (5.97%) Manual Testing
7 4 (5.97%) Waterfall
7 4 (5.97%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (5.97%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 29 (43.28%) Python
2 26 (38.81%) Perl
3 22 (32.84%) Ruby
4 13 (19.40%) PHP
5 10 (14.93%) SQL
6 7 (10.45%) C#
6 7 (10.45%) Java
7 4 (5.97%) JavaScript
7 4 (5.97%) C++
7 4 (5.97%) Delphi
8 1 (1.49%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.49%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.49%) Apex Code
8 1 (1.49%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (28.36%) Degree
2 6 (8.96%) ISEB
3 4 (5.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.48%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.99%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (20.90%) Xen
1 14 (20.90%) XenServer
2 2 (2.99%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.49%) KVM
3 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) ZABBIX
1 2 (2.99%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (2.99%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (31.34%) Red Hat
2 20 (29.85%) Citrix
3 5 (7.46%) Perforce
4 4 (5.97%) Informatica
5 2 (2.99%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.99%) Percona
5 2 (2.99%) New Relic
6 1 (1.49%) VMware
6 1 (1.49%) Adobe
6 1 (1.49%) Oracle
6 1 (1.49%) SAP
6 1 (1.49%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
Oxford
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Oxford
Jumar Solutions
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + car and bonus
Posted: 17 days ago