The first table below looks at the demand for the QA Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 25 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 Job Titles advertised for the Oxfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 110 117 99
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 9 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.56% 0.23% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.23% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 9 4 1
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.22%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £30,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.25%
Job Titles Category
Oxfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1552 1704 1381
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 96.46% 96.22% 96.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1361 1470 1260
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
QA Tester
South East

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester in the job title across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester across the Oxfordshire region.

QA Tester Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

QA Tester
Salary Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Tester across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

QA Tester Salary Histogram in Oxfordshire

QA Tester
Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +12 8 £37,500 +25.00%
QA Tester
South East

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Oxfordshire region that cited QA Tester in their job title 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 with QA Tester in their job title.

1 16 (100.00%) QA
2 12 (75.00%) Selenium
3 8 (50.00%) Apache
3 8 (50.00%) PHP
4 6 (37.50%) ISEB
4 6 (37.50%) Automated Testing
5 5 (31.25%) SQL
5 5 (31.25%) Windows
5 5 (31.25%) Manual Testing
5 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (25.00%) Mercurial
6 4 (25.00%) WebDriver
6 4 (25.00%) PHPUnit
6 4 (25.00%) .NET
6 4 (25.00%) MySQL
6 4 (25.00%) IIS
6 4 (25.00%) JIRA
7 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
7 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
8 2 (12.50%) Java
8 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Validation
8 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
8 2 (12.50%) Internet
8 2 (12.50%) Spanish Language
8 2 (12.50%) Web Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
8 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
8 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Oxfordshire region that cited QA Tester in their job title 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 with QA Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (50.00%) Apache
2 4 (25.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) MySQL
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (75.00%) Selenium
2 4 (25.00%) Mercurial
2 4 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 4 (25.00%) PHPUnit
2 4 (25.00%) JIRA
3 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (12.50%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.25%) XML
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Automated Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Manual Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Validation
4 2 (12.50%) Web Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.25%) System Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) PHP
2 5 (31.25%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) C#
4 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) ISEB
2 4 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft