The first table below looks at the demand for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 1 August 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 Oxfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 56 47 54
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +7
Permanent jobs citing QA 59 81 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 3.78% 4.64% 3.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 56.73% 55.48% 59.57%
Number of salaries quoted 55 76 48
Average salary £45,000 £48,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.21% +3.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Oxfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
104 146 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 6.67% 8.36% 6.58%
Number of salaries quoted 99 140 80
Average salary £45,000 £44,145 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.93% -6.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £30,000 £33,300
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
QA
South East

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

QA
Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

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

QA Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

QA
Salary Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Oxfordshire

QA
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 within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 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
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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 +3 28 £55,000 +4.76% 5
Banbury - 9 £22,500 - 1
Abingdon -8 3 £47,500 -38.70%
Kidlington -5 2 £52,500 -
Faringdon - 2 £40,000 -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 51 (29.82%) .NET
2 47 (27.49%) Linux
3 43 (25.15%) Degree
4 41 (23.98%) SQL
5 39 (22.81%) Windows
5 39 (22.81%) Computer Science
6 37 (21.64%) Apache
6 37 (21.64%) Python
7 36 (21.05%) Perl
8 34 (19.88%) MySQL
9 28 (16.37%) SQL Server
9 28 (16.37%) Finance
10 27 (15.79%) C#
11 25 (14.62%) Red Hat
12 24 (14.04%) Microsoft
13 23 (13.45%) Citrix
13 23 (13.45%) HTTP
13 23 (13.45%) PHP
13 23 (13.45%) Debian
13 23 (13.45%) Selenium
13 23 (13.45%) nginx
13 23 (13.45%) Ruby
14 21 (12.28%) Manual Testing
14 21 (12.28%) Java
14 21 (12.28%) ASP.NET
15 20 (11.70%) JavaScript
15 20 (11.70%) User Acceptance Testing
15 20 (11.70%) Agile Software Development
16 19 (11.11%) Test Scripting
16 19 (11.11%) MS Office

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 37 (21.64%) Apache
2 23 (13.45%) nginx
3 16 (9.36%) CMS
4 10 (5.85%) MS Exchange
5 7 (4.09%) IIS
6 2 (1.17%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (1.17%) SAS
7 1 (0.58%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.58%) WordPress
7 1 (0.58%) Kentico
Applications
1 19 (11.11%) MS Office
2 14 (8.19%) MS Excel
3 12 (7.02%) MS Visio
4 9 (5.26%) OmniGraffle
5 3 (1.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.75%) Adaptiv
1 3 (1.75%) Front Arena
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.58%) Magento
2 1 (0.58%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.26%) LucidChart
2 7 (4.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (13.45%) HTTP
2 12 (7.02%) Internet
3 2 (1.17%) Firewall
3 2 (1.17%) DNS
4 1 (0.58%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.58%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (19.88%) MySQL
2 28 (16.37%) SQL Server
3 9 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (5.26%) Big Data
4 5 (2.92%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (2.34%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.17%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (1.17%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.17%) Couchbase
6 2 (1.17%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.17%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 23 (13.45%) Selenium
2 14 (8.19%) Git (software)
3 12 (7.02%) JIRA
4 10 (5.85%) PHPUnit
4 10 (5.85%) Jenkins
4 10 (5.85%) Mercurial
4 10 (5.85%) Subversion
5 9 (5.26%) Axure RP
6 8 (4.68%) Gerrit
6 8 (4.68%) Maven
6 8 (4.68%) InstallShield
6 8 (4.68%) Ant
7 6 (3.51%) WebDriver
7 6 (3.51%) Behat
7 6 (3.51%) Eclipse
8 4 (2.34%) TestNG
8 4 (2.34%) JUnit
9 3 (1.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.58%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 28 (16.37%) Finance
2 12 (7.02%) Publishing
3 10 (5.85%) Banking
3 10 (5.85%) Automotive
4 5 (2.92%) Retail
4 5 (2.92%) Marketing
5 3 (1.75%) Front Office
5 3 (1.75%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.17%) Dutch Language
6 2 (1.17%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.17%) Games
7 1 (0.58%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 28 (16.37%) Analyst
2 26 (15.20%) Administrator
2 26 (15.20%) Systems Administrator
3 20 (11.70%) Tester
4 18 (10.53%) Developer
5 16 (9.36%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 16 (9.36%) Project Manager
6 15 (8.77%) QA Tester
7 14 (8.19%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 14 (8.19%) Linux Administrator
7 14 (8.19%) Senior Linux Administrator
7 14 (8.19%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
8 13 (7.60%) QA Engineer
9 12 (7.02%) Senior Manager
10 10 (5.85%) QA Analyst
10 10 (5.85%) Project Director
10 10 (5.85%) Business Analyst
11 9 (5.26%) Quality Engineer
11 9 (5.26%) Agile Business Analyst
12 8 (4.68%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (29.82%) .NET
2 21 (12.28%) ASP.NET
3 16 (9.36%) XML
3 16 (9.36%) CSS
3 16 (9.36%) HTML
4 11 (6.43%) jQuery
5 7 (4.09%) Ajax
6 6 (3.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 6 (3.51%) Symfony
6 6 (3.51%) WinForms
6 6 (3.51%) EDI
7 4 (2.34%) JPA
7 4 (2.34%) .NET Framework
7 4 (2.34%) Hibernate
7 4 (2.34%) Web Services
7 4 (2.34%) JDBC
8 3 (1.75%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (1.17%) CodeIgniter
9 2 (1.17%) Visualforce
9 2 (1.17%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 39 (22.81%) Computer Science
2 9 (5.26%) Human Factors
2 9 (5.26%) Social Media
2 9 (5.26%) Digital Media
3 7 (4.09%) Mathematics
3 7 (4.09%) Physics
4 6 (3.51%) Open Source
5 4 (2.34%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.75%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.58%) Mobile Games
7 1 (0.58%) Statistics
7 1 (0.58%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 47 (27.49%) Linux
2 39 (22.81%) Windows
3 23 (13.45%) Debian
4 17 (9.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (6.43%) Windows 7
6 9 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (2.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (2.92%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.17%) Android
10 1 (0.58%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.58%) UNIX
10 1 (0.58%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.58%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (12.28%) Manual Testing
2 20 (11.70%) User Acceptance Testing
2 20 (11.70%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 17 (9.94%) Workflow
5 16 (9.36%) Business Analysis
5 16 (9.36%) Automated Testing
6 15 (8.77%) Project Management
7 13 (7.60%) Software Engineering
7 13 (7.60%) Waterfall
8 12 (7.02%) DevOps
9 11 (6.43%) Service Delivery
9 11 (6.43%) Configuration Management
9 11 (6.43%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (5.85%) Test Strategy
10 10 (5.85%) ITIL
11 9 (5.26%) Usability Engineering
11 9 (5.26%) Software Testing
11 9 (5.26%) User Experience Design
11 9 (5.26%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 41 (23.98%) SQL
2 37 (21.64%) Python
3 36 (21.05%) Perl
4 27 (15.79%) C#
5 23 (13.45%) PHP
5 23 (13.45%) Ruby
6 21 (12.28%) Java
7 20 (11.70%) JavaScript
8 10 (5.85%) C++
8 10 (5.85%) Delphi
9 8 (4.68%) VB.NET
9 8 (4.68%) T-SQL
10 6 (3.51%) Apex Code
10 6 (3.51%) PHP5
11 4 (2.34%) Groovy
12 3 (1.75%) C
13 1 (0.58%) VBA
13 1 (0.58%) VBScript
13 1 (0.58%) VB
Qualifications
1 43 (25.15%) Degree
2 14 (8.19%) SC Cleared
2 14 (8.19%) Security Cleared
3 10 (5.85%) ISTQB
4 9 (5.26%) ISEB
5 8 (4.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (4.68%) MCSE
5 8 (4.68%) MCP
6 6 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (2.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (2.34%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.75%) ISO 9000
2 2 (1.17%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.17%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.17%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (9.94%) XenServer
2 16 (9.36%) Xen
3 9 (5.26%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.17%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.58%) KVM
Systems Management
1 3 (1.75%) Puppet
2 2 (1.17%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 25 (14.62%) Red Hat
2 24 (14.04%) Microsoft
3 23 (13.45%) Citrix
4 8 (4.68%) Perforce
5 7 (4.09%) SAP
6 6 (3.51%) Twitter
6 6 (3.51%) Zend
6 6 (3.51%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.75%) Oracle
7 3 (1.75%) SunGard
7 3 (1.75%) VMware
7 3 (1.75%) Percona
8 2 (1.17%) New Relic
8 2 (1.17%) DataFlux
8 2 (1.17%) Siebel
9 1 (0.58%) Cisco
9 1 (0.58%) Adobe
9 1 (0.58%) Sun
9 1 (0.58%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.58%) Google
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