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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 50 52 33
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -19
Permanent jobs citing QA 27 35 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 3.60% 3.65% 5.68%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 57.45% 57.38% 70.18%
Number of salaries quoted 27 33 36
Average salary £55,000 £60,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +27.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,900 £31,800 £36,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £58,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Oxford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
47 61 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 6.27% 6.36% 8.10%
Number of salaries quoted 46 59 50
Average salary £52,500 £45,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,300 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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 29 July 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Oxford

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 33 (44.00%) Linux
2 30 (40.00%) Python
3 29 (38.67%) Apache
3 29 (38.67%) Perl
4 25 (33.33%) MySQL
5 23 (30.67%) Red Hat
6 21 (28.00%) HTTP
6 21 (28.00%) Citrix
6 21 (28.00%) Debian
6 21 (28.00%) Ruby
6 21 (28.00%) nginx
7 17 (22.67%) Computer Science
7 17 (22.67%) PHP
7 17 (22.67%) .NET
8 16 (21.33%) Degree
9 15 (20.00%) Xen
9 15 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (20.00%) XenServer
10 14 (18.67%) SQL
10 14 (18.67%) C#
10 14 (18.67%) Windows
10 14 (18.67%) CMS
11 12 (16.00%) JIRA
11 12 (16.00%) DevOps
12 11 (14.67%) Finance
13 10 (13.33%) Publishing
13 10 (13.33%) Selenium
13 10 (13.33%) Git (software)
13 10 (13.33%) ASP.NET
13 10 (13.33%) Jenkins

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 29 (38.67%) Apache
2 21 (28.00%) nginx
3 14 (18.67%) CMS
4 6 (8.00%) IIS
5 2 (2.67%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.33%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 8 (10.67%) MS Visio
1 8 (10.67%) OmniGraffle
2 6 (8.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (1.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.67%) LucidChart
Communications & Networking
1 21 (28.00%) HTTP
2 2 (2.67%) Internet
2 2 (2.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (33.33%) MySQL
2 8 (10.67%) Big Data
3 7 (9.33%) SQL Server
4 6 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (16.00%) JIRA
2 10 (13.33%) Selenium
2 10 (13.33%) Git (software)
2 10 (13.33%) Jenkins
3 8 (10.67%) Ant
3 8 (10.67%) InstallShield
3 8 (10.67%) Maven
3 8 (10.67%) Axure RP
3 8 (10.67%) Gerrit
4 6 (8.00%) Mercurial
5 4 (5.33%) WebDriver
5 4 (5.33%) PHPUnit
General
1 11 (14.67%) Finance
2 10 (13.33%) Publishing
3 7 (9.33%) Banking
4 2 (2.67%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.33%) Marketing
5 1 (1.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 24 (32.00%) Systems Administrator
1 24 (32.00%) Administrator
2 15 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 15 (20.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 13 (17.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 13 (17.33%) Linux Administrator
3 13 (17.33%) Senior Linux Administrator
3 13 (17.33%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
3 13 (17.33%) Tester
3 13 (17.33%) QA Tester
4 10 (13.33%) Analyst
5 8 (10.67%) Business Analyst
5 8 (10.67%) Systems Engineer
5 8 (10.67%) Agile Business Analyst
6 7 (9.33%) Project Director
6 7 (9.33%) Senior Manager
6 7 (9.33%) Senior Project Manager
7 6 (8.00%) Support Manager
7 6 (8.00%) Project Support Manager
7 6 (8.00%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (22.67%) .NET
2 10 (13.33%) ASP.NET
3 9 (12.00%) XML
4 6 (8.00%) WinForms
4 6 (8.00%) Ajax
4 6 (8.00%) CSS
4 6 (8.00%) HTML
5 2 (2.67%) CodeIgniter
5 2 (2.67%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (1.33%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.33%) JSP
6 1 (1.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 17 (22.67%) Computer Science
2 8 (10.67%) Social Media
2 8 (10.67%) Digital Media
2 8 (10.67%) Human Factors
3 6 (8.00%) Open Source
4 4 (5.33%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.67%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.67%) Physics
6 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 33 (44.00%) Linux
2 21 (28.00%) Debian
3 15 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (18.67%) Windows
5 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.00%) DevOps
2 9 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 9 (12.00%) Project Management
3 8 (10.67%) Configuration Management
3 8 (10.67%) Workflow
3 8 (10.67%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (10.67%) Information Architecture
3 8 (10.67%) Usability Engineering
3 8 (10.67%) User Experience Design
4 7 (9.33%) Business Analysis
4 7 (9.33%) Waterfall
4 7 (9.33%) PRINCE2
5 6 (8.00%) Quality Management
5 6 (8.00%) Change Management
5 6 (8.00%) Automated Testing
5 6 (8.00%) ITIL
5 6 (8.00%) Test Management
6 4 (5.33%) Manual Testing
7 3 (4.00%) Software Testing
7 3 (4.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 30 (40.00%) Python
2 29 (38.67%) Perl
3 21 (28.00%) Ruby
4 17 (22.67%) PHP
5 14 (18.67%) SQL
5 14 (18.67%) C#
6 7 (9.33%) C++
6 7 (9.33%) Delphi
6 7 (9.33%) JavaScript
7 6 (8.00%) PHP5
8 5 (6.67%) Java
9 2 (2.67%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.33%) C
10 1 (1.33%) Apex Code
10 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (21.33%) Degree
2 6 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (6.67%) ISEB
4 4 (5.33%) RHCE
4 4 (5.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (20.00%) Xen
1 15 (20.00%) XenServer
2 2 (2.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.67%) ZABBIX
1 2 (2.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (30.67%) Red Hat
2 21 (28.00%) Citrix
3 8 (10.67%) Perforce
3 8 (10.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.67%) Percona
4 2 (2.67%) New Relic
5 1 (1.33%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.33%) Adobe
5 1 (1.33%) Oracle
5 1 (1.33%) SAP
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