The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 68 48 62
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +14
Permanent jobs citing QA 66 76 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 3.90% 5.11% 4.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.60% 61.79% 58.26%
Number of salaries quoted 34 52 62
Median salary £45,750 £42,500 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.64% +3.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
QA
South East

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 Oxfordshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Oxfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
171 123 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 10.11% 8.28% 7.11%
Number of salaries quoted 98 86 108
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,800 £28,500 £21,350
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,049 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+7.01% +3.82%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Oxfordshire region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 28 July 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Oxfordshire

QA
Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Abingdon +1 32 £52,500 +13.51% 2
Oxford -38 10 £51,500 +21.17% 5
Kidlington +4 4 £61,250 - 1
Banbury - 3 £30,000 -
Bicester -1 2 - -
Faringdon -5 1 - -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Oxfordshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 105 (59.32%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (54.24%) Java
3 80 (45.20%) Windows
4 78 (44.07%) Sophos
5 64 (36.16%) Python
6 60 (33.90%) C#
7 59 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
8 54 (30.51%) C++
9 52 (29.38%) Continuous Improvement
10 51 (28.81%) SQL
10 51 (28.81%) Microsoft
11 48 (27.12%) Regression Testing
12 46 (25.99%) Software Engineering
13 43 (24.29%) Web Services
14 39 (22.03%) Pair Programming
14 39 (22.03%) Data Protection
15 35 (19.77%) JavaScript
16 31 (17.51%) Test Automation
17 29 (16.38%) Degree
18 28 (15.82%) Computer Science
19 27 (15.25%) Amazon AWS
20 26 (14.69%) Scrum
21 25 (14.12%) Mentoring
22 22 (12.43%) Coaching
22 22 (12.43%) MongoDB
22 22 (12.43%) XML
23 21 (11.86%) Linux
23 21 (11.86%) Product Management
24 20 (11.30%) Virtual Team
24 20 (11.30%) Publishing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (6.78%) Tomcat
2 6 (3.39%) Confluence
3 4 (2.26%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.26%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.13%) CMS
4 2 (1.13%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.56%) Apache
5 1 (0.56%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.56%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.56%) Drupal
5 1 (0.56%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.56%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (6.78%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.52%) MS Office
3 3 (1.69%) AutoCAD
4 2 (1.13%) MS Project
4 2 (1.13%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.13%) PTC Creo
5 1 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.56%) Eloqua
1 1 (0.56%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 27 (15.25%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (7.34%) GitHub
3 11 (6.21%) SaaS
4 6 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.65%) HTTPS
2 4 (2.26%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.56%) Intranet
3 1 (0.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.43%) MongoDB
2 18 (10.17%) Data Mining
3 17 (9.60%) NoSQL
4 10 (5.65%) MySQL
5 9 (5.08%) SQL Server
6 7 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (3.39%) Big Data
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 16 (9.04%) Git (software)
2 11 (6.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 11 (6.21%) Bitbucket
2 11 (6.21%) Jenkins
2 11 (6.21%) Maven
2 11 (6.21%) Selenium
3 10 (5.65%) JIRA
4 7 (3.95%) Visual Studio
5 6 (3.39%) Talend Open Studio
6 5 (2.82%) MSTest
6 5 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (2.26%) HP UFT
7 4 (2.26%) WebDriver
8 3 (1.69%) Gradle
8 3 (1.69%) QARun
8 3 (1.69%) TestComplete
8 3 (1.69%) TestDirector
8 3 (1.69%) TestNG
8 3 (1.69%) WinRunner
9 2 (1.13%) TeamCity
General
1 20 (11.30%) Publishing
2 13 (7.34%) Marketing
3 12 (6.78%) Finance
4 4 (2.26%) Retail
5 2 (1.13%) Advertising
5 2 (1.13%) Games
6 1 (0.56%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 38 (21.47%) Java Engineer
2 36 (20.34%) Software Engineer
3 33 (18.64%) C++ Software Engineer
3 33 (18.64%) Java Software Engineer
4 32 (18.08%) C# Software Engineer
5 25 (14.12%) Tester
6 22 (12.43%) Analyst
6 22 (12.43%) QA Engineer
7 19 (10.73%) Developer
8 18 (10.17%) Senior Java Engineer
9 17 (9.60%) Architect
9 17 (9.60%) QA Tester
10 13 (7.34%) Senior C# Software Engineer
10 13 (7.34%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
10 13 (7.34%) Senior Java Software Engineer
10 13 (7.34%) Senior Software Engineer
11 12 (6.78%) Graduate
12 11 (6.21%) Cloud Engineer
12 11 (6.21%) DevOps Engineer
13 10 (5.65%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (24.29%) Web Services
2 22 (12.43%) XML
3 19 (10.73%) HTML
4 17 (9.60%) SOAP
5 15 (8.47%) jQuery
5 15 (8.47%) JSON
6 12 (6.78%) .NET
7 11 (6.21%) ActiveMQ
7 11 (6.21%) HTML5
7 11 (6.21%) JDBC
7 11 (6.21%) JNDI
8 10 (5.65%) Ajax
8 10 (5.65%) Middleware
8 10 (5.65%) Spring
9 9 (5.08%) RESTful
10 8 (4.52%) AngularJS
10 8 (4.52%) CSS
11 7 (3.95%) J2EE
12 6 (3.39%) REST
13 4 (2.26%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 59 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (15.82%) Computer Science
3 20 (11.30%) Virtual Team
4 15 (8.47%) Management Information System
5 11 (6.21%) Data Centre
6 10 (5.65%) User Experience
7 9 (5.08%) Performance Metrics
8 6 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (2.82%) Client/Server
9 5 (2.82%) iPhone
10 4 (2.26%) Algorithms
10 4 (2.26%) PMI
11 3 (1.69%) Driving Licence
12 2 (1.13%) Data Structures
12 2 (1.13%) Mathematics
12 2 (1.13%) Visualisation
13 1 (0.56%) Data Extraction
13 1 (0.56%) Derivative
13 1 (0.56%) Digital Media
13 1 (0.56%) Google Search Appliance
Operating Systems
1 80 (45.20%) Windows
2 21 (11.86%) Linux
3 9 (5.08%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.82%) Android
5 1 (0.56%) AIX
5 1 (0.56%) HPUX
5 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.56%) Solaris
5 1 (0.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (59.32%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (29.38%) Continuous Improvement
3 48 (27.12%) Regression Testing
4 46 (25.99%) Software Engineering
5 39 (22.03%) Data Protection
5 39 (22.03%) Pair Programming
6 31 (17.51%) Test Automation
7 26 (14.69%) Scrum
8 25 (14.12%) Mentoring
9 22 (12.43%) Coaching
10 21 (11.86%) Product Management
11 19 (10.73%) Project Management
12 18 (10.17%) TDD
13 17 (9.60%) SDLC
14 16 (9.04%) DevOps
14 16 (9.04%) Root Cause Analysis
14 16 (9.04%) Software Testing
14 16 (9.04%) Test Management
15 14 (7.91%) Test Scripting
15 14 (7.91%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 96 (54.24%) Java
2 64 (36.16%) Python
3 60 (33.90%) C#
4 54 (30.51%) C++
5 51 (28.81%) SQL
6 35 (19.77%) JavaScript
7 13 (7.34%) C
8 12 (6.78%) PL/SQL
9 11 (6.21%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.82%) Perl
11 4 (2.26%) Ruby
12 3 (1.69%) PHP
13 2 (1.13%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (16.38%) Degree
2 10 (5.65%) ISEB
2 10 (5.65%) ISTQB
3 4 (2.26%) APMG
3 4 (2.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 4 (2.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (2.26%) PMI Certification
3 4 (2.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.69%) PhD
5 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.13%) ISO13485
1 2 (1.13%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (6.21%) Docker
2 1 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 11 (6.21%) Ansible
1 11 (6.21%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 78 (44.07%) Sophos
2 51 (28.81%) Microsoft
3 16 (9.04%) Oracle
4 10 (5.65%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (3.95%) Informatica
6 6 (3.39%) Talend
7 5 (2.82%) Cadence
8 4 (2.26%) Cisco
8 4 (2.26%) IBM
9 3 (1.69%) HP
10 2 (1.13%) Adobe
10 2 (1.13%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.56%) Google
11 1 (0.56%) JDA
11 1 (0.56%) Marketo
11 1 (0.56%) RedPrairie
Oxfordshire
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £45,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £42,000 to £52,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Pension, Life Assurance & Gym
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com
Salary: Bupa and Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: Up to £50,000 plus Bupa and Pension
Posted: 8 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Oxfordshire
Interquest - IQ Tech
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago