The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 113 - 115
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 1 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.065% - 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% - 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 1
Average salary £37,500 - £31,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
QA Tester
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Oxfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1490 1695 1526
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 96.50% 97.08% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1285 1498 1389
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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
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 22 August 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 - 1 £37,500 -
QA Tester
South East

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 13 (100.00%) QA
2 10 (76.92%) Selenium
3 8 (61.54%) Apache
3 8 (61.54%) PHP
4 6 (46.15%) Automated Testing
5 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (38.46%) Windows
5 5 (38.46%) ISEB
5 5 (38.46%) Manual Testing
6 4 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (30.77%) IIS
6 4 (30.77%) SQL
6 4 (30.77%) MySQL
6 4 (30.77%) Mercurial
6 4 (30.77%) WebDriver
6 4 (30.77%) PHPUnit
6 4 (30.77%) JIRA
7 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
8 2 (15.38%) Spanish Language
8 2 (15.38%) Internet
8 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (15.38%) Web Testing
8 2 (15.38%) Java
8 2 (15.38%) Validation
9 1 (7.69%) System Testing
9 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
9 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
9 1 (7.69%) Microsoft

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (61.54%) Apache
2 4 (30.77%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) MySQL
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (76.92%) Selenium
2 4 (30.77%) Mercurial
2 4 (30.77%) WebDriver
2 4 (30.77%) PHPUnit
2 4 (30.77%) JIRA
General
1 2 (15.38%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Automated Testing
2 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) Manual Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (15.38%) Web Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Validation
5 1 (7.69%) System Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) PHP
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) ISEB
2 4 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft