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

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 41 48 30
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -18
Permanent jobs citing QA 39 34 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 5.49% 4.09% 6.42%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 67.24% 66.67% 57.14%
Number of salaries quoted 25 27 64
Average salary £37,000 £45,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.77% -2.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,256 £36,100 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £85,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,750
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
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
58 51 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 8.17% 6.13% 11.23%
Number of salaries quoted 43 42 111
Average salary £40,500 £40,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.25% -8.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,800 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £74,500 £70,000 £66,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 March 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Oxford

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 21 (34.43%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (31.15%) HTML
3 17 (27.87%) Content Management
4 16 (26.23%) Project Management
5 15 (24.59%) PHP
5 15 (24.59%) Photoshop
5 15 (24.59%) jQuery
5 15 (24.59%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (21.31%) Drupal
6 13 (21.31%) Ajax
6 13 (21.31%) Scrum
6 13 (21.31%) MySQL
6 13 (21.31%) JavaScript
6 13 (21.31%) CSS
6 13 (21.31%) Open Source
6 13 (21.31%) HTML5
6 13 (21.31%) Continuous Improvement
7 11 (18.03%) Web Design
7 11 (18.03%) CSS3
7 11 (18.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 9 (14.75%) User Stories
8 9 (14.75%) User Experience
9 8 (13.11%) Degree
10 7 (11.48%) Velocity
10 7 (11.48%) Performance Testing
10 7 (11.48%) Service Delivery
10 7 (11.48%) Finance
10 7 (11.48%) Use Case
10 7 (11.48%) DevOps
11 6 (9.84%) Linux

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 13 (21.31%) Drupal
2 2 (3.28%) Node.js
3 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.64%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 15 (24.59%) Photoshop
2 2 (3.28%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.92%) OSPF
1 3 (4.92%) BGP
2 1 (1.64%) Firewall
2 1 (1.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (21.31%) MySQL
2 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.28%) DB2
3 2 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.28%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 6 (9.84%) Selenium
2 4 (6.56%) Eclipse
2 4 (6.56%) WebDriver
2 4 (6.56%) Emacs
3 3 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.92%) JIRA
4 2 (3.28%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.28%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.64%) Selenium IDE
General
1 7 (11.48%) Finance
2 6 (9.84%) Marketing
3 4 (6.56%) French Language
3 4 (6.56%) German Language
3 4 (6.56%) Law
4 2 (3.28%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.28%) Publishing
5 1 (1.64%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (32.79%) Project Manager
2 17 (27.87%) Developer
3 12 (19.67%) Junior
4 11 (18.03%) Web Developer
4 11 (18.03%) Junior Developer
4 11 (18.03%) Junior Web Developer
5 9 (14.75%) Agile Project Manager
6 7 (11.48%) Platform Manager
7 4 (6.56%) QA Tester
7 4 (6.56%) Tester
7 4 (6.56%) Consultant
7 4 (6.56%) Software Tester
8 3 (4.92%) Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Linux Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Senior Linux Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Test Leader
8 3 (4.92%) QA Leader
9 2 (3.28%) Senior Software Tester
9 2 (3.28%) Salesforce.com Consultant
9 2 (3.28%) Cloud Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (31.15%) HTML
2 15 (24.59%) jQuery
3 13 (21.31%) HTML5
3 13 (21.31%) CSS
3 13 (21.31%) Ajax
4 11 (18.03%) CSS3
4 11 (18.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 7 (11.48%) Velocity
6 5 (8.20%) .NET
7 3 (4.92%) XML
7 3 (4.92%) XSLT
8 2 (3.28%) Symfony
8 2 (3.28%) Web Services
8 2 (3.28%) Zurb Foundation
8 2 (3.28%) Laravel
8 2 (3.28%) Regular Expression
8 2 (3.28%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (21.31%) Open Source
2 9 (14.75%) User Experience
3 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.56%) Economics
4 2 (3.28%) FMCG
5 1 (1.64%) Semantic Web
5 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.84%) Linux
2 3 (4.92%) Windows
3 2 (3.28%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (34.43%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (27.87%) Content Management
3 16 (26.23%) Project Management
4 15 (24.59%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (21.31%) Continuous Improvement
5 13 (21.31%) Scrum
6 11 (18.03%) Web Design
7 9 (14.75%) User Stories
8 7 (11.48%) Use Case
8 7 (11.48%) DevOps
8 7 (11.48%) Service Delivery
8 7 (11.48%) Performance Testing
9 6 (9.84%) Unit Testing
9 6 (9.84%) Migration
9 6 (9.84%) CRM
10 4 (6.56%) Programme Management
10 4 (6.56%) Business Development
10 4 (6.56%) Manual Testing
10 4 (6.56%) Agile Project Management
11 3 (4.92%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 15 (24.59%) PHP
2 13 (21.31%) JavaScript
3 6 (9.84%) SQL
3 6 (9.84%) Java
4 5 (8.20%) C#
5 4 (6.56%) Perl
6 3 (4.92%) C
7 2 (3.28%) Python
7 2 (3.28%) PHP5
8 1 (1.64%) SPARQL
8 1 (1.64%) Scala
8 1 (1.64%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 8 (13.11%) Degree
2 4 (6.56%) ISEB
2 4 (6.56%) MBA
2 4 (6.56%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.92%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (8.20%) KVM
2 1 (1.64%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (6.56%) Oracle
1 4 (6.56%) Microsoft
1 4 (6.56%) Adobe
1 4 (6.56%) ExactTarget
2 3 (4.92%) Red Hat
3 2 (3.28%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (3.28%) VMware
3 2 (3.28%) Business Objects
3 2 (3.28%) SAP
3 2 (3.28%) Siebel
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £46000 - £52000 per annum + Final Salary Pension + Medical
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 60,000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £29k - 40k per year + Company Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago