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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 73 54 39
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -15
Permanent jobs citing QA 47 69 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 3.36% 4.42% 6.02%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 76.67% 65.75%
Number of salaries quoted 37 59 113
Average salary £42,000 £43,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.44% -8.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
94 90 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 6.71% 5.76% 9.16%
Number of salaries quoted 70 75 168
Average salary £42,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,200 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 -11 30 £37,000 -16.38% 4
Wallingford - 12 £42,000 -
Faringdon -1 2 £40,000 -33.33%
Kidlington - 1 £65,000 - 1
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 40 (54.79%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (43.84%) Degree
3 28 (38.36%) JavaScript
3 28 (38.36%) CSS
4 27 (36.99%) Scrum
5 22 (30.14%) Microsoft
6 21 (28.77%) .NET
7 20 (27.40%) C#
8 19 (26.03%) HTML
8 19 (26.03%) MS Excel
9 18 (24.66%) ASP.NET
9 18 (24.66%) Computer Science
9 18 (24.66%) Enterprise Software
10 17 (23.29%) SQL Server
10 17 (23.29%) OOP
10 17 (23.29%) TDD
11 16 (21.92%) Web Services
11 16 (21.92%) SOA
11 16 (21.92%) Microsoft Certification
12 15 (20.55%) Refactoring
12 15 (20.55%) WCF
12 15 (20.55%) jQuery
12 15 (20.55%) SQL Server 2008
12 15 (20.55%) REST
13 14 (19.18%) PHP
14 12 (16.44%) MySQL
14 12 (16.44%) Photoshop
14 12 (16.44%) Project Management
14 12 (16.44%) User Acceptance Testing
15 11 (15.07%) HTML5

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 9 (12.33%) Drupal
2 2 (2.74%) Apache
3 1 (1.37%) SAS
3 1 (1.37%) CMS
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 19 (26.03%) MS Excel
2 12 (16.44%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.37%) MS Office
3 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.37%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.74%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) SaaS
2 1 (1.37%) LucidChart
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (23.29%) SQL Server
2 15 (20.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (16.44%) MySQL
4 6 (8.22%) Oracle BI EE
4 6 (8.22%) Oracle OWB
5 5 (6.85%) PowerCenter
6 1 (1.37%) Big Data
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.37%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.37%) MS Access
6 1 (1.37%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (8.22%) Eclipse
2 4 (5.48%) Selenium
2 4 (5.48%) Emacs
3 3 (4.11%) Selenium IDE
3 3 (4.11%) Visual Studio
3 3 (4.11%) Subversion
3 3 (4.11%) JIRA
3 3 (4.11%) WebDriver
4 2 (2.74%) PHPUnit
4 2 (2.74%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (2.74%) Behat
4 2 (2.74%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.37%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.37%) Axure RP
5 1 (1.37%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.37%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.37%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (6.85%) Marketing
2 4 (5.48%) French Language
2 4 (5.48%) German Language
2 4 (5.48%) Finance
2 4 (5.48%) Legal
3 2 (2.74%) Law
3 2 (2.74%) Publishing
3 2 (2.74%) Retail
4 1 (1.37%) Games
4 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (49.32%) Developer
2 22 (30.14%) Senior Developer
3 11 (15.07%) Junior
4 10 (13.70%) Project Manager
5 9 (12.33%) Web Developer
6 8 (10.96%) Junior Web Developer
6 8 (10.96%) Junior Developer
7 7 (9.59%) Agile Project Manager
8 6 (8.22%) Analyst
9 4 (5.48%) Lead Developer
9 4 (5.48%) PHP Developer
9 4 (5.48%) Lead PHP Developer
10 3 (4.11%) QA Engineer
10 3 (4.11%) Consultant
11 2 (2.74%) Functional Consultant
11 2 (2.74%) Data Analyst
11 2 (2.74%) Test Analyst
11 2 (2.74%) Business Analyst
11 2 (2.74%) Graduate
11 2 (2.74%) SAP CRM Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (38.36%) CSS
2 21 (28.77%) .NET
3 19 (26.03%) HTML
4 18 (24.66%) ASP.NET
5 16 (21.92%) Web Services
6 15 (20.55%) jQuery
6 15 (20.55%) WCF
6 15 (20.55%) REST
7 11 (15.07%) HTML5
8 10 (13.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 9 (12.33%) CSS3
10 8 (10.96%) Ajax
11 5 (6.85%) XML
12 4 (5.48%) Symfony
13 2 (2.74%) XSLT
13 2 (2.74%) EDI
13 2 (2.74%) SOAP
13 2 (2.74%) Laravel
13 2 (2.74%) Doctrine
14 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 18 (24.66%) Computer Science
1 18 (24.66%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (12.33%) Open Source
3 6 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.48%) User Experience
4 4 (5.48%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.11%) FMCG
6 2 (2.74%) Economics
6 2 (2.74%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.37%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.37%) Human Factors
7 1 (1.37%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.37%) Semantic Web
7 1 (1.37%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.37%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.48%) Linux
2 2 (2.74%) UNIX
2 2 (2.74%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (54.79%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (36.99%) Scrum
3 17 (23.29%) OOP
3 17 (23.29%) TDD
4 16 (21.92%) SOA
5 15 (20.55%) Refactoring
6 12 (16.44%) Project Management
6 12 (16.44%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (15.07%) Content Management
8 8 (10.96%) ETL
8 8 (10.96%) Web Design
9 7 (9.59%) CRM
9 7 (9.59%) Business Analysis
9 7 (9.59%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (8.22%) Change Control
10 6 (8.22%) Systems Analysis
11 5 (6.85%) Software Engineering
11 5 (6.85%) Data Architecture
11 5 (6.85%) Performance Monitoring
12 4 (5.48%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (38.36%) JavaScript
2 20 (27.40%) C#
3 14 (19.18%) PHP
4 5 (6.85%) Python
5 4 (5.48%) SQL
5 4 (5.48%) Perl
6 3 (4.11%) Java
7 2 (2.74%) Ruby
7 2 (2.74%) PHP5
8 1 (1.37%) SPARQL
8 1 (1.37%) Scala
8 1 (1.37%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.37%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 32 (43.84%) Degree
2 16 (21.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.74%) MBA
3 2 (2.74%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.74%) ISEB
4 1 (1.37%) MCSD
4 1 (1.37%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.37%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (4.11%) KVM
2 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (30.14%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.85%) Adobe
2 5 (6.85%) Informatica
3 4 (5.48%) SAP
3 4 (5.48%) ExactTarget
4 3 (4.11%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (4.11%) VMware
5 2 (2.74%) Zend
5 2 (2.74%) Twitter
6 1 (1.37%) Neolane
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle
6 1 (1.37%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.37%) Logi Analytics
6 1 (1.37%) Tableau
6 1 (1.37%) Eloqua
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: Competitive & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Harwell, Oxfordshire
Research Councils UK
Posted: Yesterday
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 60,000 to 70,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + negot Pension and Bonus
Posted: 8 days ago
Oxfordshire
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Abingdon
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Oxfordshire
Interquest - IQ ESM
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, health, pension.
Posted: 23 days ago
Oxfordshire
Interquest - IQ ESM
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Commission, health, pension.
Posted: 23 days ago