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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 40 62 46
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -16
Permanent jobs citing QA 79 60 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 5.43% 3.80% 4.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 65.83% 58.25% 54.61%
Number of salaries quoted 55 55 78
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £49,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -13.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
120 103 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 8.25% 6.51% 8.65%
Number of salaries quoted 88 97 146
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +9.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £22,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 +10 39 £42,500 -22.72% 2
Abingdon +16 6 £46,250 -2.63%
Bicester - 6 £48,750 -
Wallingford - 4 £44,500 -
Faringdon -4 2 £40,000 - 1
Thame - 2 £42,500 - 1
Kidlington -5 1 - -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 74 (51.39%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (28.47%) Scrum
3 39 (27.08%) TDD
4 37 (25.69%) JavaScript
5 36 (25.00%) Degree
6 31 (21.53%) PHP
6 31 (21.53%) SQL
7 30 (20.83%) Automated Testing
8 28 (19.44%) HTML
9 27 (18.75%) CSS
10 26 (18.06%) jQuery
10 26 (18.06%) Kanban
11 24 (16.67%) XML
11 24 (16.67%) Linux
11 24 (16.67%) E-Commerce
11 24 (16.67%) Finance
11 24 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 22 (15.28%) Project Management
12 22 (15.28%) Continuous Integration
12 22 (15.28%) User Acceptance Testing
13 21 (14.58%) Service Delivery
14 20 (13.89%) MySQL
14 20 (13.89%) Mentoring
15 19 (13.19%) Ajax
16 18 (12.50%) C#
17 17 (11.81%) SAP
17 17 (11.81%) Apache
17 17 (11.81%) Microsoft
17 17 (11.81%) Pair Programming
17 17 (11.81%) Continuous Improvement

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 17 (11.81%) Apache
2 9 (6.25%) Node.js
3 4 (2.78%) Drupal
4 3 (2.08%) IIS
5 2 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.86%) MS Office
3 4 (2.78%) OmniGraffle
4 3 (2.08%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (4.86%) Magento
2 3 (2.08%) SAP EHS
3 2 (1.39%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.69%) SAP QM
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.08%) SaaS
2 1 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.86%) DNS
2 5 (3.47%) OSPF
2 5 (3.47%) BGP
2 5 (3.47%) SMTP
3 2 (1.39%) Wireless
3 2 (1.39%) Internet
4 1 (0.69%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (13.89%) MySQL
2 14 (9.72%) SQL Server
3 8 (5.56%) NoSQL
4 5 (3.47%) Big Data
4 5 (3.47%) MS Access
4 5 (3.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 5 (3.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (3.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (3.47%) Crystal Reports
4 5 (3.47%) Data Mining
5 3 (2.08%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.08%) Oracle OWB
6 2 (1.39%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.39%) PowerCenter
6 2 (1.39%) DB2
7 1 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (11.11%) Subversion
2 13 (9.03%) Selenium
3 12 (8.33%) PHPUnit
4 11 (7.64%) Eclipse
4 11 (7.64%) Behat
5 9 (6.25%) JIRA
6 8 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (4.17%) WebDriver
7 6 (4.17%) Visual Studio
7 6 (4.17%) Git (software)
8 5 (3.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (2.08%) HP UFT
9 3 (2.08%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.39%) Grunt
10 2 (1.39%) Selenium IDE
10 2 (1.39%) Bower
10 2 (1.39%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.39%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.69%) JUnit
11 1 (0.69%) Cucumber
General
1 24 (16.67%) Finance
2 14 (9.72%) Games
3 13 (9.03%) Marketing
4 4 (2.78%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.39%) Law
5 2 (1.39%) Billing
6 1 (0.69%) Local Government
6 1 (0.69%) Back Office
6 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.69%) Advertising
6 1 (0.69%) Publishing
6 1 (0.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (35.42%) Developer
2 31 (21.53%) Analyst
3 19 (13.19%) Consultant
4 18 (12.50%) Web Developer
4 18 (12.50%) Tester
5 16 (11.11%) Senior Developer
5 16 (11.11%) PHP Developer
6 12 (8.33%) Junior
7 11 (7.64%) QA Tester
8 10 (6.94%) Project Manager
8 10 (6.94%) Business Analyst
8 10 (6.94%) Front-End Developer
9 9 (6.25%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 9 (6.25%) Test Analyst
10 8 (5.56%) Data Analyst
10 8 (5.56%) Junior Developer
10 8 (5.56%) Front-End Web Developer
11 7 (4.86%) Lead Web Developer
11 7 (4.86%) Software Tester
11 7 (4.86%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (19.44%) HTML
2 27 (18.75%) CSS
3 26 (18.06%) jQuery
4 24 (16.67%) XML
4 24 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 19 (13.19%) Ajax
6 15 (10.42%) .NET
6 15 (10.42%) AngularJS
7 14 (9.72%) HTML5
8 12 (8.33%) Doctrine
9 11 (7.64%) Symfony
9 11 (7.64%) XSLT
10 9 (6.25%) EDI
10 9 (6.25%) Backbone.js
10 9 (6.25%) Ember.js
11 7 (4.86%) ASP.NET
11 7 (4.86%) JSON
12 6 (4.17%) Velocity
13 3 (2.08%) CSS3
13 3 (2.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.64%) User Experience
2 11 (7.64%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (4.86%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.47%) Semantic Web
4 5 (3.47%) Visualisation
4 5 (3.47%) Social Gaming
4 5 (3.47%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.08%) PlayStation
5 3 (2.08%) Xbox
6 2 (1.39%) FMCG
6 2 (1.39%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.39%) Economics
7 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.69%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.69%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 24 (16.67%) Linux
2 3 (2.08%) Windows
3 1 (0.69%) Windows XP
3 1 (0.69%) Windows Vista
3 1 (0.69%) Android
3 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.69%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (51.39%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (28.47%) Scrum
3 39 (27.08%) TDD
4 30 (20.83%) Automated Testing
5 26 (18.06%) Kanban
6 24 (16.67%) E-Commerce
7 22 (15.28%) Project Management
7 22 (15.28%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (15.28%) User Acceptance Testing
8 21 (14.58%) Service Delivery
9 20 (13.89%) Mentoring
10 17 (11.81%) Continuous Improvement
10 17 (11.81%) Pair Programming
11 15 (10.42%) Software Testing
11 15 (10.42%) Web Development
11 15 (10.42%) Analytics
12 14 (9.72%) Use Case
13 11 (7.64%) Process Management
14 10 (6.94%) Business Analysis
14 10 (6.94%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (25.69%) JavaScript
2 31 (21.53%) PHP
2 31 (21.53%) SQL
3 18 (12.50%) C#
4 13 (9.03%) Java
5 11 (7.64%) C
6 7 (4.86%) C++
6 7 (4.86%) VBScript
6 7 (4.86%) Python
7 5 (3.47%) VB
7 5 (3.47%) PHP5
7 5 (3.47%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.08%) Perl
8 3 (2.08%) ABAP
9 2 (1.39%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.69%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 36 (25.00%) Degree
2 15 (10.42%) ISTQB
3 10 (6.94%) ISEB
4 5 (3.47%) RHCE
5 2 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.39%) MBA
5 2 (1.39%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.69%) PMP
6 1 (0.69%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.78%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (3.47%) KVM
2 2 (1.39%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (3.47%) Nagios
2 1 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (11.81%) SAP
1 17 (11.81%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.64%) Zend
2 11 (7.64%) Twitter
3 7 (4.86%) Oracle
4 5 (3.47%) Red Hat
4 5 (3.47%) Logi Analytics
4 5 (3.47%) Perforce
4 5 (3.47%) Tableau
5 3 (2.08%) hybris
5 3 (2.08%) Informatica
6 2 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.39%) HP
6 2 (1.39%) Siebel
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Faringdon, Oxfordshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £20k - 45k per year + Company Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £37,000 to £47,000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £22,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Thame, Oxfordshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £42500 per annum + Top benefits and prospects
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Highly Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
Torpedo
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
Posted: 11 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago