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

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 44 52 43
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Permanent jobs citing QA 46 33 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 5.84% 4.42% 4.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 71.88% 57.89% 78.72%
Number of salaries quoted 26 22 30
Average salary £42,500 £37,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.86% -17.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,500 £31,450
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £54,000 £62,750
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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
64 57 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 8.13% 7.63% 5.99%
Number of salaries quoted 36 42 39
Average salary £42,500 £37,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.86% -14.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,600 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £74,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 8 February 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Oxford

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 8 February 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 64 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (54.00%) SQL
3 47 (47.00%) Java
4 45 (45.00%) TDD
5 39 (39.00%) Scrum
6 30 (30.00%) Web Services
6 30 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
6 30 (30.00%) BDD
6 30 (30.00%) SDLC
7 29 (29.00%) JavaScript
8 27 (27.00%) Oracle
8 27 (27.00%) Spring
8 27 (27.00%) Unit Testing
9 26 (26.00%) jQuery
9 26 (26.00%) Ajax
10 25 (25.00%) Product Management
11 24 (24.00%) Kanban
11 24 (24.00%) MongoDB
11 24 (24.00%) NoSQL
11 24 (24.00%) Middleware
12 22 (22.00%) Automation Testing
13 19 (19.00%) Git (software)
14 18 (18.00%) Data Management
15 17 (17.00%) Continuous Delivery
16 16 (16.00%) IBM
16 16 (16.00%) PL/SQL
16 16 (16.00%) J2EE
16 16 (16.00%) SOAP
16 16 (16.00%) Struts
16 16 (16.00%) WebSphere

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 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 16 (16.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (6.00%) Node.js
3 3 (3.00%) JBoss
3 3 (3.00%) Oracle Service Bus
3 3 (3.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.00%) MS Office
3 1 (1.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (3.00%) Magento
1 3 (3.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 30 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.00%) SaaS
3 1 (1.00%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.00%) Internet
2 4 (4.00%) Bluetooth
2 4 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (4.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (24.00%) MongoDB
1 24 (24.00%) NoSQL
2 10 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 8 (8.00%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (4.00%) Big Data
5 3 (3.00%) MySQL
6 1 (1.00%) GIS
Development Applications
1 19 (19.00%) Git (software)
2 12 (12.00%) Selenium
3 10 (10.00%) JIRA
4 6 (6.00%) Jenkins
5 4 (4.00%) Visual Studio
6 3 (3.00%) Maven
6 3 (3.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (3.00%) TeamCity
6 3 (3.00%) TestComplete
7 2 (2.00%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.00%) CruiseControl
8 1 (1.00%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.00%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (7.00%) Games
2 6 (6.00%) Finance
3 4 (4.00%) Retail
4 3 (3.00%) Legal
4 3 (3.00%) Publishing
5 2 (2.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (26.00%) Developer
2 16 (16.00%) Java Developer
2 16 (16.00%) Principal Developer
2 16 (16.00%) Principal Java Developer
3 12 (12.00%) Development Manager
3 12 (12.00%) QA Engineer
4 11 (11.00%) QA Leader
5 10 (10.00%) Analyst
6 9 (9.00%) Test Leader
7 8 (8.00%) Agile Developer
7 8 (8.00%) Agile Java Developer
7 8 (8.00%) Tester
8 7 (7.00%) Agile Development Manager
8 7 (7.00%) Business Analyst
8 7 (7.00%) Java WebSphere Developer
8 7 (7.00%) Junior
8 7 (7.00%) Software Tester
8 7 (7.00%) WebSphere Developer
9 6 (6.00%) Agile Project Manager
9 6 (6.00%) Lead Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (30.00%) Web Services
2 27 (27.00%) Spring
3 26 (26.00%) Ajax
3 26 (26.00%) jQuery
4 24 (24.00%) Middleware
5 16 (16.00%) J2EE
5 16 (16.00%) REST
5 16 (16.00%) SOAP
5 16 (16.00%) Struts
6 14 (14.00%) .NET
7 13 (13.00%) HTML
8 12 (12.00%) AngularJS
9 10 (10.00%) HTML5
10 6 (6.00%) ASP.NET
11 5 (5.00%) CSS
12 4 (4.00%) XML
13 3 (3.00%) Apache Camel
13 3 (3.00%) JMS
13 3 (3.00%) JSON
13 3 (3.00%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 8 (8.00%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.00%) User Experience
4 3 (3.00%) Algorithms
4 3 (3.00%) BBC
4 3 (3.00%) Data Structures
4 3 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.00%) Mathematics
4 3 (3.00%) Visualisation
5 2 (2.00%) Derivative
6 1 (1.00%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.00%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.00%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.00%) Windows
2 3 (3.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (45.00%) TDD
3 39 (39.00%) Scrum
4 30 (30.00%) BDD
4 30 (30.00%) SDLC
5 27 (27.00%) Unit Testing
6 25 (25.00%) Product Management
7 24 (24.00%) Kanban
8 22 (22.00%) Automation Testing
9 18 (18.00%) Data Management
10 17 (17.00%) Continuous Delivery
11 16 (16.00%) DevOps
11 16 (16.00%) Functional Testing
11 16 (16.00%) Low Latency
11 16 (16.00%) Metadata Management
12 11 (11.00%) E-Commerce
12 11 (11.00%) Non-Functional Testing
13 10 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (9.00%) Mentoring
14 9 (9.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 54 (54.00%) SQL
2 47 (47.00%) Java
3 29 (29.00%) JavaScript
4 16 (16.00%) PL/SQL
5 10 (10.00%) C#
6 9 (9.00%) Python
7 7 (7.00%) C++
8 6 (6.00%) PHP
8 6 (6.00%) T-SQL
9 3 (3.00%) Perl
9 3 (3.00%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.00%) Lua
Qualifications
1 16 (16.00%) Degree
2 3 (3.00%) ISEB
2 3 (3.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.00%) SDET
Vendors
1 27 (27.00%) Oracle
2 16 (16.00%) IBM
3 11 (11.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.00%) Siebel
5 1 (1.00%) Google
5 1 (1.00%) Perforce
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago