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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 59 53 45
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -8
Permanent jobs citing QA 16 40 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 2.20% 3.98% 4.28%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.24% 76.92% 53.57%
Number of salaries quoted 8 34 31
Average salary £39,500 £40,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.25% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,850 £43,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +3.89%
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
37 52 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 5.09% 5.17% 7.99%
Number of salaries quoted 27 44 68
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,400 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 21 October 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Oxford

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 27 (55.10%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (38.78%) Apache
3 16 (32.65%) Python
4 14 (28.57%) Ruby
5 13 (26.53%) Degree
5 13 (26.53%) Computer Science
5 13 (26.53%) Perl
6 12 (24.49%) PHP
6 12 (24.49%) MySQL
6 12 (24.49%) Linux
6 12 (24.49%) HTTP
6 12 (24.49%) Citrix
6 12 (24.49%) Red Hat
6 12 (24.49%) nginx
6 12 (24.49%) Debian
7 10 (20.41%) Selenium
7 10 (20.41%) User Experience
8 9 (18.37%) LucidChart
8 9 (18.37%) XenServer
8 9 (18.37%) Digital Media
8 9 (18.37%) Big Data
8 9 (18.37%) Usability Engineering
8 9 (18.37%) Xen
8 9 (18.37%) Human Factors
8 9 (18.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (18.37%) UX Design
8 9 (18.37%) Information Architecture
8 9 (18.37%) Social Media
8 9 (18.37%) OmniGraffle
8 9 (18.37%) Axure RP

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 19 (38.78%) Apache
2 12 (24.49%) nginx
3 9 (18.37%) CMS
4 5 (10.20%) IIS
5 2 (4.08%) MS Exchange
6 1 (2.04%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 9 (18.37%) OmniGraffle
1 9 (18.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Magento
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.37%) LucidChart
Communications & Networking
1 12 (24.49%) HTTP
2 2 (4.08%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (24.49%) MySQL
2 9 (18.37%) Big Data
3 4 (8.16%) Oracle OWB
3 4 (8.16%) Oracle BI EE
3 4 (8.16%) PowerCenter
4 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (20.41%) Selenium
2 9 (18.37%) Axure RP
3 7 (14.29%) WebDriver
4 5 (10.20%) Mercurial
5 4 (8.16%) PHPUnit
6 3 (6.12%) Git (software)
6 3 (6.12%) JIRA
7 2 (4.08%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (4.08%) Selenium IDE
7 2 (4.08%) Jenkins
8 1 (2.04%) SpecFlow
8 1 (2.04%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.04%) Cucumber
General
1 9 (18.37%) Publishing
2 4 (8.16%) Legal
3 2 (4.08%) Finance
4 1 (2.04%) Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (24.49%) Systems Administrator
1 12 (24.49%) Administrator
2 11 (22.45%) Analyst
3 9 (18.37%) Agile Business Analyst
3 9 (18.37%) QA Tester
3 9 (18.37%) Business Analyst
3 9 (18.37%) Tester
4 7 (14.29%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 6 (12.24%) Developer
6 5 (10.20%) Graduate
6 5 (10.20%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 5 (10.20%) Linux Administrator
6 5 (10.20%) Senior Linux Administrator
6 5 (10.20%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
7 4 (8.16%) Senior Developer
7 4 (8.16%) Automation Tester
8 3 (6.12%) QA Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) Test Engineer
9 2 (4.08%) Quality Engineer
9 2 (4.08%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.29%) .NET
2 5 (10.20%) ASP.NET
3 4 (8.16%) jQuery
4 3 (6.12%) CSS
4 3 (6.12%) HTML
5 2 (4.08%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (4.08%) CodeIgniter
6 1 (2.04%) CSS3
6 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (2.04%) JSP
6 1 (2.04%) SOAP
6 1 (2.04%) HTML5
6 1 (2.04%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.53%) Computer Science
2 10 (20.41%) User Experience
3 9 (18.37%) Digital Media
3 9 (18.37%) Human Factors
3 9 (18.37%) Social Media
4 4 (8.16%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.04%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.04%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 12 (24.49%) Linux
1 12 (24.49%) Debian
2 9 (18.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (10.20%) Windows
4 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (55.10%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (18.37%) Usability Engineering
2 9 (18.37%) UX Design
2 9 (18.37%) Information Architecture
2 9 (18.37%) Workflow
3 7 (14.29%) Scrum
3 7 (14.29%) DevOps
4 6 (12.24%) Project Management
5 5 (10.20%) Business Analysis
6 4 (8.16%) Systems Analysis
6 4 (8.16%) Data Architecture
6 4 (8.16%) ETL
6 4 (8.16%) Risk Management
6 4 (8.16%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (8.16%) Change Control
7 3 (6.12%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (6.12%) Manual Testing
7 3 (6.12%) Automated Testing
7 3 (6.12%) Software Engineering
8 2 (4.08%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 16 (32.65%) Python
2 14 (28.57%) Ruby
3 13 (26.53%) Perl
4 12 (24.49%) PHP
5 6 (12.24%) SQL
5 6 (12.24%) Java
6 4 (8.16%) JavaScript
6 4 (8.16%) C#
7 1 (2.04%) C++
7 1 (2.04%) Delphi
7 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.04%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.04%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 13 (26.53%) Degree
2 5 (10.20%) ISEB
3 3 (6.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (6.12%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (18.37%) XenServer
1 9 (18.37%) Xen
2 2 (4.08%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.04%) KVM
3 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (4.08%) ZABBIX
1 2 (4.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (24.49%) Citrix
1 12 (24.49%) Red Hat
2 4 (8.16%) Informatica
3 2 (4.08%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.08%) New Relic
3 2 (4.08%) Percona
4 1 (2.04%) JD Edwards
4 1 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.04%) Adobe
4 1 (2.04%) SAP
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle
4 1 (2.04%) VMware
Oxford
QA Apprenticeships
Salary: £7,800 per year
Posted: 25 days ago