The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 44 70 53
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -17
Permanent jobs citing QA 108 52 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 6.57% 3.69% 4.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 64.29% 47.27% 76.60%
Number of salaries quoted 59 40 61
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -8.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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
168 110 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 10.22% 7.81% 6.16%
Number of salaries quoted 106 82 80
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,200 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 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
(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 -4 47 £42,500 +14.86% 1
Abingdon - 29 £45,000 - 3
Kidlington -7 5 £67,500 +3.84%
Banbury - 5 £37,500 -
Thame - 2 £42,500 - 2
Faringdon -4 1 £40,000 -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 130 (59.91%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (39.63%) Java
3 71 (32.72%) TDD
4 70 (32.26%) SQL
5 62 (28.57%) Scrum
6 60 (27.65%) JavaScript
7 53 (24.42%) Degree
8 46 (21.20%) SDLC
9 44 (20.28%) Windows
10 43 (19.82%) Web Services
11 42 (19.35%) HTML
11 42 (19.35%) BDD
12 40 (18.43%) Amazon AWS
12 40 (18.43%) C#
13 39 (17.97%) C++
13 39 (17.97%) Microsoft
13 39 (17.97%) Product Management
13 39 (17.97%) Unit Testing
14 38 (17.51%) jQuery
15 37 (17.05%) Oracle
15 37 (17.05%) Spring
16 36 (16.59%) Ajax
17 35 (16.13%) Python
18 34 (15.67%) Middleware
18 34 (15.67%) HTML5
18 34 (15.67%) MongoDB
19 31 (14.29%) Pair Programming
20 29 (13.36%) Sophos
20 29 (13.36%) E-Commerce
20 29 (13.36%) Functional Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 16 (7.37%) WebSphere
2 8 (3.69%) Node.js
3 5 (2.30%) Apache
3 5 (2.30%) ArcGIS
3 5 (2.30%) IIS
4 3 (1.38%) CMS
4 3 (1.38%) JBoss
4 3 (1.38%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (1.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (3.69%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.76%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (2.76%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.30%) MS Office
4 1 (0.46%) MS Project
4 1 (0.46%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.84%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (1.38%) Magento
2 3 (1.38%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 40 (18.43%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.38%) SaaS
3 1 (0.46%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.69%) Bluetooth
1 8 (3.69%) Internet
1 8 (3.69%) Wi-Fi
1 8 (3.69%) Wireless
2 6 (2.76%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.30%) RS-232
3 5 (2.30%) RS-422
4 2 (0.92%) DNS
4 2 (0.92%) SSH
5 1 (0.46%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (15.67%) MongoDB
2 24 (11.06%) NoSQL
3 20 (9.22%) SQL Server
4 18 (8.29%) Big Data
4 18 (8.29%) Data Mining
5 9 (4.15%) MySQL
6 8 (3.69%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (1.84%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.84%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (1.38%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (1.38%) Oracle OWB
9 1 (0.46%) GIS
Development Applications
1 21 (9.68%) Git (software)
2 19 (8.76%) Selenium
3 18 (8.29%) JIRA
4 8 (3.69%) Jenkins
4 8 (3.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (3.69%) TestComplete
5 5 (2.30%) HP UFT
5 5 (2.30%) LabVIEW
5 5 (2.30%) TeamCity
6 4 (1.84%) Rational Robot
6 4 (1.84%) Subversion
6 4 (1.84%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.38%) Maven
7 3 (1.38%) TestDirector
8 2 (0.92%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.92%) MSI
8 2 (0.92%) PHPUnit
8 2 (0.92%) QARun
8 2 (0.92%) WinDbg
8 2 (0.92%) WinRunner
General
1 17 (7.83%) Finance
2 12 (5.53%) Publishing
3 11 (5.07%) Games
4 9 (4.15%) Retail
5 5 (2.30%) Military
6 3 (1.38%) Legal
6 3 (1.38%) Marketing
7 1 (0.46%) Banking
7 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.46%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 51 (23.50%) Developer
2 25 (11.52%) Analyst
3 24 (11.06%) QA Engineer
4 20 (9.22%) Tester
5 17 (7.83%) Java Developer
5 17 (7.83%) Test Leader
6 16 (7.37%) Development Manager
6 16 (7.37%) Principal Developer
6 16 (7.37%) Principal Java Developer
6 16 (7.37%) Software Engineer
7 15 (6.91%) Test Analyst
8 14 (6.45%) QA Leader
9 13 (5.99%) JavaScript Developer
9 13 (5.99%) QA Analyst
9 13 (5.99%) QA Test Analyst
10 12 (5.53%) Architect
11 11 (5.07%) Java Engineer
11 11 (5.07%) PHP Developer
11 11 (5.07%) QA Tester
12 10 (4.61%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (19.82%) Web Services
2 42 (19.35%) HTML
3 38 (17.51%) jQuery
4 37 (17.05%) Spring
5 36 (16.59%) Ajax
6 34 (15.67%) HTML5
6 34 (15.67%) Middleware
7 25 (11.52%) XML
8 22 (10.14%) AngularJS
8 22 (10.14%) CSS
9 19 (8.76%) .NET
10 18 (8.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 16 (7.37%) J2EE
11 16 (7.37%) REST
11 16 (7.37%) SOAP
11 16 (7.37%) Struts
12 13 (5.99%) XSLT
13 8 (3.69%) ASP.NET
14 5 (2.30%) KML
14 5 (2.30%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.44%) Computer Science
2 26 (11.98%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (8.76%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.76%) User Experience
5 5 (2.30%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.38%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.38%) BBC
6 3 (1.38%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.38%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.38%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.38%) Performance Metrics
6 3 (1.38%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.92%) Derivative
7 2 (0.92%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.92%) Xbox
8 1 (0.46%) Chip and PIN
8 1 (0.46%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.46%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 44 (20.28%) Windows
2 14 (6.45%) Windows Server
3 8 (3.69%) Linux
4 4 (1.84%) Windows 7
4 4 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.38%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.92%) AIX
6 2 (0.92%) HPUX
6 2 (0.92%) Solaris
6 2 (0.92%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (59.91%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (32.72%) TDD
3 62 (28.57%) Scrum
4 46 (21.20%) SDLC
5 42 (19.35%) BDD
6 39 (17.97%) Product Management
6 39 (17.97%) Unit Testing
7 31 (14.29%) Pair Programming
8 29 (13.36%) E-Commerce
8 29 (13.36%) Functional Testing
8 29 (13.36%) Mentoring
8 29 (13.36%) Test Automation
9 27 (12.44%) Test Strategy
10 26 (11.98%) Continuous Improvement
10 26 (11.98%) Kanban
10 26 (11.98%) Software Engineering
11 25 (11.52%) Regression Testing
12 24 (11.06%) Software Testing
13 23 (10.60%) Coaching
13 23 (10.60%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 86 (39.63%) Java
2 70 (32.26%) SQL
3 60 (27.65%) JavaScript
4 40 (18.43%) C#
5 39 (17.97%) C++
6 35 (16.13%) Python
7 26 (11.98%) PL/SQL
8 23 (10.60%) PHP
9 9 (4.15%) Perl
10 8 (3.69%) T-SQL
11 7 (3.23%) VB
12 5 (2.30%) MATLAB
13 4 (1.84%) VBScript
14 3 (1.38%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.92%) C
15 2 (0.92%) PowerShell
16 1 (0.46%) Delphi
16 1 (0.46%) Lua
Qualifications
1 53 (24.42%) Degree
2 17 (7.83%) ISEB
3 13 (5.99%) ISTQB
4 8 (3.69%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (2.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (2.76%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.76%) Security Cleared
6 5 (2.30%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.84%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.38%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.38%) PMP
9 1 (0.46%) CCNA
9 1 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.46%) CISSP
9 1 (0.46%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.23%) HL7
2 5 (2.30%) GxP
3 3 (1.38%) SDET
4 1 (0.46%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 5 (2.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 39 (17.97%) Microsoft
2 37 (17.05%) Oracle
3 29 (13.36%) Sophos
4 16 (7.37%) IBM
5 6 (2.76%) Google
5 6 (2.76%) HP
6 5 (2.30%) Cadence
7 3 (1.38%) Informatica
7 3 (1.38%) Siebel
8 2 (0.92%) SAP
8 2 (0.92%) Twitter
8 2 (0.92%) Zend
9 1 (0.46%) Perforce
9 1 (0.46%) SunGard
Oxfordshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £55k - 65k per year + ben + bon
Posted: 18 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Benefits + Training Allowance
Posted: 20 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Thame, Oxfordshire
DCV Technologies
Salary: £22000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Thame, Oxfordshire
DCV Technologies
Salary: £31000.00 - £36000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Car, Daily Bonus, Pension, Medical
Posted: 11 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Sophos
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago