The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Oxford region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 45 35 56
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +21
Permanent jobs citing QA 41 56 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 4.47% 5.58% 1.97%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 69.49% 57.14% 41.18%
Number of salaries quoted 35 56 10
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.33%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Oxford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
59 98 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 6.43% 9.76% 4.80%
Number of salaries quoted 51 97 24
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +8.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £23,300
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £51,750 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
QA
Oxfordshire

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 18 April 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Oxford

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 32 (38.55%) Linux
2 23 (27.71%) Finance
3 22 (26.51%) Perl
3 22 (26.51%) Red Hat
3 22 (26.51%) Degree
4 20 (24.10%) MySQL
5 19 (22.89%) Python
6 16 (19.28%) SQL
6 16 (19.28%) Automated Testing
7 15 (18.07%) .NET
8 14 (16.87%) C#
9 13 (15.66%) C++
9 13 (15.66%) Apache
9 13 (15.66%) RHCE
10 12 (14.46%) Windows
10 12 (14.46%) Project Management
11 11 (13.25%) Citrix
11 11 (13.25%) HTTP
11 11 (13.25%) XML
11 11 (13.25%) Oracle
11 11 (13.25%) Ruby
11 11 (13.25%) Debian
12 10 (12.05%) JavaScript
12 10 (12.05%) JIRA
12 10 (12.05%) Selenium
13 9 (10.84%) nginx
13 9 (10.84%) Change Management
13 9 (10.84%) CMS
14 8 (9.64%) Perforce
14 8 (9.64%) Maven

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 13 (15.66%) Apache
2 9 (10.84%) nginx
2 9 (10.84%) CMS
3 6 (7.23%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.41%) IIS
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 7 (8.43%) MS Office
2 1 (1.20%) MS Project
2 1 (1.20%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.25%) HTTP
2 8 (9.64%) Internet
3 4 (4.82%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (24.10%) MySQL
2 7 (8.43%) Oracle Database
2 7 (8.43%) Oracle Database 11g
2 7 (8.43%) SQL Server
3 6 (7.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.20%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 10 (12.05%) JIRA
1 10 (12.05%) Selenium
2 8 (9.64%) Maven
2 8 (9.64%) Ant
2 8 (9.64%) InstallShield
2 8 (9.64%) Git (software)
2 8 (9.64%) Gerrit
2 8 (9.64%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.41%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.20%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.20%) PHPUnit
4 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.20%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (1.20%) ClearCase
General
1 23 (27.71%) Finance
2 7 (8.43%) Spanish Language
3 6 (7.23%) Publishing
3 6 (7.23%) Banking
4 1 (1.20%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (22.89%) Systems Administrator
1 19 (22.89%) Administrator
2 18 (21.69%) Project Manager
3 15 (18.07%) Linux Administrator
3 15 (18.07%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 13 (15.66%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 13 (15.66%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
4 13 (15.66%) Senior Linux Administrator
5 12 (14.46%) Tester
5 12 (14.46%) Systems Engineer
6 8 (9.64%) Senior Manager
7 7 (8.43%) QA Tester
8 6 (7.23%) Support Manager
8 6 (7.23%) IT Project Manager
8 6 (7.23%) Senior Project Manager
8 6 (7.23%) Software Tester
8 6 (7.23%) Project Director
8 6 (7.23%) Project Support Manager
8 6 (7.23%) Selenium Tester
9 5 (6.02%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.07%) .NET
2 11 (13.25%) XML
3 8 (9.64%) ASP.NET
4 7 (8.43%) CSS
4 7 (8.43%) HTML
5 6 (7.23%) WinForms
5 6 (7.23%) Ajax
6 4 (4.82%) JSF
6 4 (4.82%) J2EE
6 4 (4.82%) JSP
6 4 (4.82%) Struts
7 2 (2.41%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (1.20%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.64%) Computer Science
2 6 (7.23%) Open Source
3 4 (4.82%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.20%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.20%) iPad
4 1 (1.20%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 32 (38.55%) Linux
2 12 (14.46%) Windows
3 11 (13.25%) Debian
4 8 (9.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (7.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (19.28%) Automated Testing
2 12 (14.46%) Project Management
3 9 (10.84%) Change Management
4 8 (9.64%) Configuration Management
5 7 (8.43%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (8.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (8.43%) Quality Management
6 6 (7.23%) Business Analysis
6 6 (7.23%) ITIL
6 6 (7.23%) PRINCE2
6 6 (7.23%) Test Management
6 6 (7.23%) Waterfall
7 5 (6.02%) Web Testing
7 5 (6.02%) Project Planning
7 5 (6.02%) Web Development
7 5 (6.02%) Software Testing
8 4 (4.82%) Risk Management
8 4 (4.82%) UML
8 4 (4.82%) Manual Testing
8 4 (4.82%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 22 (26.51%) Perl
2 19 (22.89%) Python
3 16 (19.28%) SQL
4 14 (16.87%) C#
5 13 (15.66%) C++
6 11 (13.25%) Ruby
7 10 (12.05%) JavaScript
8 8 (9.64%) Java
8 8 (9.64%) PHP
9 6 (7.23%) Delphi
9 6 (7.23%) PHP5
10 5 (6.02%) C
11 4 (4.82%) PL/SQL
11 4 (4.82%) Shell Script
12 2 (2.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (26.51%) Degree
2 13 (15.66%) RHCE
3 7 (8.43%) ISEB
4 6 (7.23%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (6.02%) APMP
6 3 (3.61%) ISTQB
System Software
1 8 (9.64%) XenServer
1 8 (9.64%) Xen
2 5 (6.02%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.41%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (2.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (26.51%) Red Hat
2 11 (13.25%) Citrix
2 11 (13.25%) Oracle
3 8 (9.64%) Perforce
3 8 (9.64%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.02%) EMC
4 5 (6.02%) Cisco
4 5 (6.02%) VMware
4 5 (6.02%) BT
5 1 (1.20%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.20%) IBM
5 1 (1.20%) Adobe
5 1 (1.20%) HP
5 1 (1.20%) InterSystems
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