The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 33 46 55
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +9
Permanent jobs citing QA 39 53 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 6.09% 6.46% 3.42%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 53.42% 82.81% 64.10%
Number of salaries quoted 18 32 17
Median salary £39,250 £41,250 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.84% +11.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £25,250 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £64,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
73 64 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 11.41% 7.80% 5.34%
Number of salaries quoted 47 39 28
Median salary £52,500 £40,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+31.25% +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,519 £25,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +8.43%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

The demand trend of job ads across the Oxford region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 16 January 2017.

QA Salary Histogram in Oxford

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Oxford region with a requirement for QA.

1 28 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (26.79%) Risk Management
2 15 (26.79%) Non-Functional Testing
3 14 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 14 (25.00%) Publishing
4 13 (23.21%) SQL
5 12 (21.43%) JIRA
5 12 (21.43%) Selenium
6 11 (19.64%) SQL Server
6 11 (19.64%) Windows
6 11 (19.64%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (17.86%) Microsoft
7 10 (17.86%) C#
7 10 (17.86%) Automated Testing
7 10 (17.86%) Kanban
7 10 (17.86%) Test Automation
7 10 (17.86%) BDD
8 9 (16.07%) Performance Testing
8 9 (16.07%) PRINCE2
8 9 (16.07%) Project Management
8 9 (16.07%) Functional Testing
9 8 (14.29%) .NET
9 8 (14.29%) MS Project
9 8 (14.29%) Release Management
9 8 (14.29%) Manual Testing
9 8 (14.29%) Software Engineering
10 7 (12.50%) Software Testing
10 7 (12.50%) TDD
10 7 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (12.50%) Scrum

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.36%) MS Project Server
1 3 (5.36%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.57%) Alfresco
2 2 (3.57%) Apache
2 2 (3.57%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (14.29%) MS Project
2 6 (10.71%) MS Excel
3 4 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (19.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.57%) MySQL
3 1 (1.79%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.79%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (1.79%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 12 (21.43%) JIRA
1 12 (21.43%) Selenium
2 6 (10.71%) HP UFT
2 6 (10.71%) Zephyr
3 4 (7.14%) TestComplete
4 3 (5.36%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.57%) Subversion
6 1 (1.79%) Appium
6 1 (1.79%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (25.00%) Publishing
2 6 (10.71%) iGaming
3 4 (7.14%) Finance
3 4 (7.14%) Marketing
4 3 (5.36%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (19.64%) Analyst
2 8 (14.29%) Head of QA
2 8 (14.29%) Head of Testing
2 8 (14.29%) PMO Analyst
3 7 (12.50%) Scrum Master
3 7 (12.50%) Test Manager
3 7 (12.50%) Tester
4 6 (10.71%) .NET Development Manager
4 6 (10.71%) Developer
4 6 (10.71%) Development Manager
4 6 (10.71%) QA Tester
5 5 (8.93%) Agile Development Manager
5 5 (8.93%) Agile Scrum Master
5 5 (8.93%) Test Automation Manager
6 4 (7.14%) Junior
7 3 (5.36%) Automation Tester
7 3 (5.36%) Consultant
7 3 (5.36%) QA Automation Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) QA Automation Tester
7 3 (5.36%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.29%) .NET
2 4 (7.14%) CSS
2 4 (7.14%) HTML
2 4 (7.14%) XML
3 3 (5.36%) SAP PI
4 2 (3.57%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.57%) Doctrine
4 2 (3.57%) HTML5
4 2 (3.57%) LAMP
4 2 (3.57%) Spring
4 2 (3.57%) Symfony
4 2 (3.57%) Web Services
5 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.79%) jQuery
5 1 (1.79%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.64%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (12.50%) Mobile App
3 6 (10.71%) Virtual Team
4 4 (7.14%) User Experience
5 3 (5.36%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (1.79%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 11 (19.64%) Windows
2 7 (12.50%) Apple iOS
3 6 (10.71%) Android
4 2 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (26.79%) Non-Functional Testing
2 15 (26.79%) Risk Management
3 14 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (17.86%) Automated Testing
4 10 (17.86%) BDD
4 10 (17.86%) Kanban
4 10 (17.86%) Test Automation
5 9 (16.07%) Functional Testing
5 9 (16.07%) Performance Testing
5 9 (16.07%) PRINCE2
5 9 (16.07%) Project Management
6 8 (14.29%) Manual Testing
6 8 (14.29%) Release Management
6 8 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 7 (12.50%) Scrum
7 7 (12.50%) Software Testing
7 7 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (12.50%) TDD
8 6 (10.71%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 13 (23.21%) SQL
2 10 (17.86%) C#
3 6 (10.71%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.14%) T-SQL
5 3 (5.36%) PHP
6 2 (3.57%) C
6 2 (3.57%) Java
7 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (10.71%) Degree
2 5 (8.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (7.14%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.79%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.79%) COBIT
Vendors
1 10 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.71%) HP
3 3 (5.36%) SAP
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle
4 1 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
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