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

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 50 40 39
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -1
Permanent jobs citing QA 29 48 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 3.82% 5.29% 4.76%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 63.04% 66.67% 52.81%
Number of salaries quoted 18 42 47
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £83,250 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £39,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.41% +2.63%
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
46 72 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 6.06% 7.94% 9.02%
Number of salaries quoted 35 64 88
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +9.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £66,000 £55,000
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 5 May 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Oxford

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 18 (29.51%) HTML
3 17 (27.87%) Content Management
4 16 (26.23%) Project Management
5 15 (24.59%) Photoshop
5 15 (24.59%) User Acceptance Testing
6 14 (22.95%) jQuery
6 14 (22.95%) PHP
7 13 (21.31%) JavaScript
7 13 (21.31%) CSS
7 13 (21.31%) Drupal
7 13 (21.31%) Ajax
7 13 (21.31%) Scrum
7 13 (21.31%) Open Source
7 13 (21.31%) Continuous Improvement
8 12 (19.67%) HTML5
8 12 (19.67%) MySQL
9 11 (18.03%) Web Design
9 11 (18.03%) CSS3
9 11 (18.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 10 (16.39%) Degree
11 8 (13.11%) User Stories
11 8 (13.11%) User Experience
11 8 (13.11%) Marketing
11 8 (13.11%) Finance
11 8 (13.11%) Linux
12 7 (11.48%) Service Delivery
12 7 (11.48%) Use Case
12 7 (11.48%) Velocity
12 7 (11.48%) Performance Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 5 (8.20%) OSPF
1 5 (8.20%) BGP
2 1 (1.64%) Firewall
2 1 (1.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.67%) 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 8 (13.11%) Finance
1 8 (13.11%) Marketing
2 4 (6.56%) French Language
2 4 (6.56%) German Language
2 4 (6.56%) Law
3 2 (3.28%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.28%) Publishing
4 1 (1.64%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (32.79%) Project Manager
2 16 (26.23%) 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 6 (9.84%) Consultant
8 5 (8.20%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (8.20%) Senior Linux Engineer
9 4 (6.56%) QA Tester
9 4 (6.56%) Principal Consultant
9 4 (6.56%) Software Tester
9 4 (6.56%) Tester
10 3 (4.92%) Analyst
10 3 (4.92%) Test Leader
10 3 (4.92%) QA Leader
11 2 (3.28%) Senior Software Tester
11 2 (3.28%) Cloud Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (29.51%) HTML
2 14 (22.95%) jQuery
3 13 (21.31%) CSS
3 13 (21.31%) Ajax
4 12 (19.67%) HTML5
5 11 (18.03%) CSS3
5 11 (18.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 7 (11.48%) Velocity
7 5 (8.20%) .NET
8 3 (4.92%) XML
8 3 (4.92%) XSLT
9 2 (3.28%) Web Services
9 2 (3.28%) Zurb Foundation
9 2 (3.28%) Regular Expression
9 2 (3.28%) AngularJS
10 1 (1.64%) Laravel
10 1 (1.64%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 13 (21.31%) Open Source
2 8 (13.11%) User Experience
3 4 (6.56%) Economics
4 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.28%) FMCG
6 1 (1.64%) Semantic Web
6 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.11%) Linux
2 3 (4.92%) Windows
3 2 (3.28%) UNIX
4 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
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%) Scrum
5 13 (21.31%) Continuous Improvement
6 11 (18.03%) Web Design
7 8 (13.11%) User Stories
8 7 (11.48%) DevOps
8 7 (11.48%) Service Delivery
8 7 (11.48%) Performance Testing
8 7 (11.48%) Use Case
9 6 (9.84%) Business Development
9 6 (9.84%) Migration
9 6 (9.84%) Unit Testing
9 6 (9.84%) CRM
10 4 (6.56%) E-Commerce
10 4 (6.56%) Programme Management
10 4 (6.56%) Information Management
10 4 (6.56%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (22.95%) PHP
2 13 (21.31%) JavaScript
3 6 (9.84%) Java
4 5 (8.20%) C
4 5 (8.20%) C#
4 5 (8.20%) SQL
5 4 (6.56%) Perl
6 2 (3.28%) Python
7 1 (1.64%) XQuery
7 1 (1.64%) PHP5
7 1 (1.64%) SPARQL
7 1 (1.64%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (16.39%) Degree
2 5 (8.20%) RHCE
3 4 (6.56%) MBA
3 4 (6.56%) ISTQB
3 4 (6.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (11.48%) KVM
2 1 (1.64%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (8.20%) Red Hat
2 4 (6.56%) Oracle
2 4 (6.56%) SAP
2 4 (6.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.56%) Adobe
2 4 (6.56%) ExactTarget
3 2 (3.28%) Siebel
3 2 (3.28%) Business Objects
3 2 (3.28%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (3.28%) VMware
3 2 (3.28%) hybris
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