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

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 35 55 49
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -6
Permanent jobs citing QA 46 20 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 5.96% 2.79% 3.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 70.77% 54.05% 53.33%
Number of salaries quoted 27 17 29
Average salary £42,000 £55,000 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.63% +13.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,500 £34,200
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -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
65 37 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 8.42% 5.17% 6.39%
Number of salaries quoted 41 32 56
Average salary £42,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,650 £40,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £70,000 £65,000
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 31 August 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Oxford

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 37 (54.41%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (35.29%) Scrum
3 23 (33.82%) Automated Testing
4 20 (29.41%) E-Commerce
5 18 (26.47%) Kanban
5 18 (26.47%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 16 (23.53%) .NET
8 15 (22.06%) Degree
9 14 (20.59%) Selenium
9 14 (20.59%) Project Management
9 14 (20.59%) TDD
9 14 (20.59%) Pair Programming
10 13 (19.12%) SQL
11 12 (17.65%) PHP
11 12 (17.65%) NoSQL
12 10 (14.71%) C#
12 10 (14.71%) HTML
12 10 (14.71%) CSS
12 10 (14.71%) Regression Testing
12 10 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (14.71%) jQuery
12 10 (14.71%) Node.js
13 9 (13.24%) AngularJS
13 9 (13.24%) Analytics
13 9 (13.24%) JIRA
13 9 (13.24%) Ajax
13 9 (13.24%) Marketing
14 8 (11.76%) Microsoft
14 8 (11.76%) JSON

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 10 (14.71%) Node.js
2 2 (2.94%) IIS
3 1 (1.47%) Apache
3 1 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (5.88%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (1.47%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (11.76%) Magento
2 2 (2.94%) SAP CRM
2 2 (2.94%) SAP EHS
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.88%) OSPF
1 4 (5.88%) BGP
2 2 (2.94%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.65%) NoSQL
2 7 (10.29%) SQL Server
3 5 (7.35%) MySQL
4 4 (5.88%) Big Data
5 2 (2.94%) DB2
5 2 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.47%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (20.59%) Selenium
2 9 (13.24%) JIRA
3 6 (8.82%) Jenkins
4 5 (7.35%) Git (software)
4 5 (7.35%) WebDriver
5 3 (4.41%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.94%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.94%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.47%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.47%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.47%) Grunt
7 1 (1.47%) Bower
7 1 (1.47%) PHPUnit
7 1 (1.47%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.47%) CruiseControl
General
1 9 (13.24%) Marketing
2 7 (10.29%) Games
3 5 (7.35%) Finance
4 4 (5.88%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.47%) Advertising
5 1 (1.47%) Publishing
5 1 (1.47%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 23 (33.82%) Developer
2 15 (22.06%) Web Developer
3 12 (17.65%) Consultant
4 11 (16.18%) Analyst
5 9 (13.24%) Tester
6 8 (11.76%) Lead Developer
6 8 (11.76%) Lead Web Developer
7 7 (10.29%) QA Tester
8 6 (8.82%) Senior Web Developer
8 6 (8.82%) Senior Developer
8 6 (8.82%) Front-End Developer
8 6 (8.82%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 6 (8.82%) Front-End Web Developer
9 5 (7.35%) Senior QA Tester
9 5 (7.35%) Junior
9 5 (7.35%) Software Engineer
9 5 (7.35%) Business Analyst
9 5 (7.35%) Senior Tester
9 5 (7.35%) Test Analyst
9 5 (7.35%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (23.53%) .NET
2 10 (14.71%) CSS
2 10 (14.71%) jQuery
2 10 (14.71%) HTML
3 9 (13.24%) AngularJS
3 9 (13.24%) Ajax
4 8 (11.76%) JSON
5 7 (10.29%) HTML5
5 7 (10.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 6 (8.82%) Ember.js
6 6 (8.82%) Backbone.js
6 6 (8.82%) XML
6 6 (8.82%) XSLT
7 4 (5.88%) ASP.NET
8 3 (4.41%) Web Services
8 3 (4.41%) Velocity
9 2 (2.94%) .NET Framework
9 2 (2.94%) Sass
9 2 (2.94%) Zurb Foundation
10 1 (1.47%) Doctrine
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.29%) User Experience
2 4 (5.88%) Semantic Web
2 4 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.94%) FMCG
5 1 (1.47%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.35%) Linux
2 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (54.41%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (35.29%) Scrum
3 23 (33.82%) Automated Testing
4 20 (29.41%) E-Commerce
5 18 (26.47%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (26.47%) Kanban
6 14 (20.59%) Project Management
6 14 (20.59%) TDD
6 14 (20.59%) Pair Programming
7 10 (14.71%) Regression Testing
7 10 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (13.24%) Analytics
9 8 (11.76%) Automation Testing
9 8 (11.76%) Test Scripting
9 8 (11.76%) API Development
10 7 (10.29%) SDLC
10 7 (10.29%) Performance Testing
11 6 (8.82%) Unit Testing
11 6 (8.82%) Manual Testing
11 6 (8.82%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 17 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 13 (19.12%) SQL
3 12 (17.65%) PHP
4 10 (14.71%) C#
5 7 (10.29%) Java
6 6 (8.82%) C
7 5 (7.35%) Perl
7 5 (7.35%) Python
8 4 (5.88%) T-SQL
9 3 (4.41%) C++
10 2 (2.94%) ABAP
10 2 (2.94%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.47%) Lua
Qualifications
1 15 (22.06%) Degree
2 7 (10.29%) ISTQB
2 7 (10.29%) ISEB
3 4 (5.88%) RHCE
4 1 (1.47%) PMP
4 1 (1.47%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (5.88%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.82%) SAP
3 5 (7.35%) Oracle
4 4 (5.88%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.94%) hybris
5 2 (2.94%) Siebel
6 1 (1.47%) Perforce
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago