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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 58 42 54
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +12
Permanent jobs citing QA 26 38 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 3.23% 4.70% 3.70%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 63.41% 60.32% 55.22%
Number of salaries quoted 9 38 37
Average salary £42,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.72% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £32,400
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
41 63 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 5.09% 7.79% 6.71%
Number of salaries quoted 24 62 67
Average salary £47,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,900 £18,600 £33,700
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £72,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 7 July 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Oxford

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 27 (42.19%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (32.81%) Project Management
3 19 (29.69%) Scrum
4 16 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (23.44%) JavaScript
6 13 (20.31%) Automated Testing
7 12 (18.75%) Degree
7 12 (18.75%) E-Commerce
8 11 (17.19%) CSS
8 11 (17.19%) HTML
8 11 (17.19%) PHP
8 11 (17.19%) jQuery
8 11 (17.19%) Content Management
8 11 (17.19%) Ajax
8 11 (17.19%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (17.19%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (15.63%) User Experience
9 10 (15.63%) Finance
10 9 (14.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 9 (14.06%) DevOps
10 9 (14.06%) Drupal
10 9 (14.06%) Performance Testing
10 9 (14.06%) Open Source
10 9 (14.06%) HTML5
11 8 (12.50%) Kanban
11 8 (12.50%) TDD
11 8 (12.50%) Pair Programming
11 8 (12.50%) Selenium
12 7 (10.94%) Use Case
12 7 (10.94%) Velocity

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 9 (14.06%) Drupal
2 6 (9.38%) Node.js
3 2 (3.13%) IIS
4 1 (1.56%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (7.81%) Photoshop
2 3 (4.69%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (1.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (6.25%) Magento
2 2 (3.13%) SAP CRM
2 2 (3.13%) SAP EHS
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.81%) OSPF
1 5 (7.81%) BGP
2 2 (3.13%) DNS
3 1 (1.56%) Firewall
3 1 (1.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.38%) MySQL
2 5 (7.81%) NoSQL
3 4 (6.25%) Big Data
4 3 (4.69%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.13%) DB2
5 2 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (12.50%) Selenium
2 5 (7.81%) JIRA
3 4 (6.25%) WebDriver
3 4 (6.25%) Git (software)
4 3 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (4.69%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.13%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.56%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.56%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.56%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.56%) Selenium IDE
General
1 10 (15.63%) Finance
2 7 (10.94%) Marketing
3 4 (6.25%) Law
3 4 (6.25%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.13%) Publishing
4 2 (3.13%) Games
5 1 (1.56%) Local Government
5 1 (1.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (28.13%) Developer
2 16 (25.00%) Project Manager
3 13 (20.31%) Web Developer
4 10 (15.63%) Consultant
5 7 (10.94%) Analyst
5 7 (10.94%) Platform Manager
6 5 (7.81%) Agile Project Manager
6 5 (7.81%) Tester
6 5 (7.81%) Junior
6 5 (7.81%) Junior Developer
6 5 (7.81%) QA Tester
6 5 (7.81%) Junior Web Developer
6 5 (7.81%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (7.81%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Principal Consultant
7 4 (6.25%) Software Tester
7 4 (6.25%) Senior Web Developer
7 4 (6.25%) Senior Developer
7 4 (6.25%) Lead Developer
7 4 (6.25%) Lead Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.19%) HTML
1 11 (17.19%) CSS
1 11 (17.19%) Ajax
1 11 (17.19%) jQuery
2 9 (14.06%) HTML5
2 9 (14.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 7 (10.94%) Velocity
3 7 (10.94%) .NET
4 6 (9.38%) XML
4 6 (9.38%) XSLT
4 6 (9.38%) AngularJS
5 5 (7.81%) CSS3
6 4 (6.25%) Backbone.js
6 4 (6.25%) JSON
6 4 (6.25%) Ember.js
7 2 (3.13%) Zurb Foundation
7 2 (3.13%) Regular Expression
7 2 (3.13%) .NET Framework
7 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET
7 2 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.63%) User Experience
2 4 (6.25%) Economics
2 4 (6.25%) Semantic Web
3 2 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.13%) FMCG
3 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.38%) Linux
2 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (42.19%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (32.81%) Project Management
3 19 (29.69%) Scrum
4 16 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (20.31%) Automated Testing
6 12 (18.75%) E-Commerce
7 11 (17.19%) Content Management
7 11 (17.19%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (17.19%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (14.06%) Open Source
8 9 (14.06%) DevOps
8 9 (14.06%) Performance Testing
9 8 (12.50%) TDD
9 8 (12.50%) Pair Programming
9 8 (12.50%) Kanban
10 7 (10.94%) User Stories
10 7 (10.94%) Use Case
10 7 (10.94%) Service Delivery
11 6 (9.38%) Migration
11 6 (9.38%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (23.44%) JavaScript
2 11 (17.19%) PHP
3 7 (10.94%) C
3 7 (10.94%) C#
4 6 (9.38%) SQL
5 5 (7.81%) Java
6 3 (4.69%) Perl
7 2 (3.13%) C++
7 2 (3.13%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.13%) ABAP
7 2 (3.13%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (18.75%) Degree
2 5 (7.81%) RHCE
3 4 (6.25%) MBA
3 4 (6.25%) ISTQB
3 4 (6.25%) ISEB
4 1 (1.56%) PMP
4 1 (1.56%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (7.81%) KVM
2 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (10.94%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.38%) SAP
3 5 (7.81%) Oracle
3 5 (7.81%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (3.13%) hybris
4 2 (3.13%) Business Objects
4 2 (3.13%) Siebel
Oxford, Oxfordshire
X4 Group
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Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Elsevier
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Oxford, Oxfordshire
Elsevier
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