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 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 63 50 51
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 11 30 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 1.79% 3.97% 4.87%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.95% 55.56% 63.77%
Number of salaries quoted 11 19 38
Average salary £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £55,000 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £38,750
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +7.09%
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
38 54 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 6.18% 7.15% 7.63%
Number of salaries quoted 30 42 61
Average salary £47,500 £43,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,600 £28,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +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 April 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Oxford

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 41 (67.21%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (57.38%) SQL
3 34 (55.74%) Java
4 32 (52.46%) TDD
5 28 (45.90%) Amazon AWS
5 28 (45.90%) Scrum
5 28 (45.90%) SDLC
6 24 (39.34%) MongoDB
6 24 (39.34%) NoSQL
6 24 (39.34%) JavaScript
6 24 (39.34%) Oracle
6 24 (39.34%) Web Services
6 24 (39.34%) Middleware
6 24 (39.34%) jQuery
6 24 (39.34%) Unit Testing
6 24 (39.34%) Spring
6 24 (39.34%) Ajax
7 20 (32.79%) WebSphere
7 20 (32.79%) Kanban
7 20 (32.79%) Git (software)
7 20 (32.79%) Product Management
7 20 (32.79%) J2EE
7 20 (32.79%) IBM
7 20 (32.79%) SOAP
7 20 (32.79%) Struts
7 20 (32.79%) REST
7 20 (32.79%) Continuous Delivery
7 20 (32.79%) DevOps
8 18 (29.51%) Data Management
9 16 (26.23%) BDD

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 20 (32.79%) WebSphere
2 4 (6.56%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (8.20%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.92%) AutoCAD
3 2 (3.28%) MS Office
3 2 (3.28%) PTC Creo
Cloud Services
1 28 (45.90%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.56%) Bluetooth
1 4 (6.56%) Wi-Fi
1 4 (6.56%) Wireless
2 1 (1.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (39.34%) MongoDB
1 24 (39.34%) NoSQL
2 8 (13.11%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (11.48%) SQL Server
4 4 (6.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 20 (32.79%) Git (software)
2 6 (9.84%) JIRA
3 4 (6.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (6.56%) TeamCity
3 4 (6.56%) Visual Studio
4 3 (4.92%) TestComplete
5 1 (1.64%) Selenium
General
1 7 (11.48%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Publishing
2 4 (6.56%) Retail
3 2 (3.28%) Games
3 2 (3.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (32.79%) Developer
2 16 (26.23%) Java Developer
3 12 (19.67%) Principal Developer
3 12 (19.67%) Principal Java Developer
4 7 (11.48%) Cloud Developer
4 7 (11.48%) Java Middleware Developer
4 7 (11.48%) Java WebSphere Developer
4 7 (11.48%) Middleware Developer
4 7 (11.48%) WebSphere Developer
5 6 (9.84%) Agile Project Manager
5 6 (9.84%) Development Manager
5 6 (9.84%) Project Manager
6 5 (8.20%) QA Leader
6 5 (8.20%) Test Leader
7 4 (6.56%) Agile Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Agile Java Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) QA Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Software Development Manager
7 4 (6.56%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (39.34%) Ajax
1 24 (39.34%) jQuery
1 24 (39.34%) Middleware
1 24 (39.34%) Spring
1 24 (39.34%) Web Services
2 20 (32.79%) J2EE
2 20 (32.79%) REST
2 20 (32.79%) SOAP
2 20 (32.79%) Struts
3 4 (6.56%) .NET
3 4 (6.56%) AngularJS
3 4 (6.56%) ASP.NET
3 4 (6.56%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (6.56%) HTML
3 4 (6.56%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.11%) Computer Science
2 6 (9.84%) Algorithms
3 4 (6.56%) Data Structures
3 4 (6.56%) Mathematics
3 4 (6.56%) Mobile App
3 4 (6.56%) Visualisation
4 3 (4.92%) Minimum Viable Product
4 3 (4.92%) User Experience
5 2 (3.28%) Derivative
6 1 (1.64%) BBC
6 1 (1.64%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.48%) Windows
2 4 (6.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (67.21%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (52.46%) TDD
3 28 (45.90%) Scrum
3 28 (45.90%) SDLC
4 24 (39.34%) Unit Testing
5 20 (32.79%) Continuous Delivery
5 20 (32.79%) DevOps
5 20 (32.79%) Kanban
5 20 (32.79%) Product Management
6 18 (29.51%) Data Management
7 16 (26.23%) BDD
7 16 (26.23%) Low Latency
7 16 (26.23%) Metadata Management
8 13 (21.31%) Software Engineering
9 8 (13.11%) Project Planning
9 8 (13.11%) Service Management
10 7 (11.48%) Functional Testing
10 7 (11.48%) User Stories
11 6 (9.84%) Automation Testing
11 6 (9.84%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 35 (57.38%) SQL
2 34 (55.74%) Java
3 24 (39.34%) JavaScript
4 12 (19.67%) PL/SQL
5 6 (9.84%) C#
5 6 (9.84%) C++
5 6 (9.84%) Python
6 4 (6.56%) TypeScript
7 3 (4.92%) T-SQL
8 2 (3.28%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (11.48%) Degree
2 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.28%) ISEB
3 2 (3.28%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.28%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) ISO13485
1 2 (3.28%) SDET
Vendors
1 24 (39.34%) Oracle
2 20 (32.79%) IBM
3 9 (14.75%) Microsoft
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £42000 - £50000 per annum + pension , medical
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford
Elsevier
Salary: Excellent Salary and Benefits Package
Posted: 19 days ago