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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 77 56 54
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 38 66 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.51% 3.95% 4.40%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.00% 62.86% 58.06%
Number of salaries quoted 31 59 57
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% -23.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,000 £41,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
100 105 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 6.61% 6.29% 7.57%
Number of salaries quoted 92 93 105
Average salary £36,000 £40,000 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -17.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,800 £26,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £68,800
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,300
% change year-on-year
- -0.74%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -8 19 £47,500 -2.06% 3
Banbury +3 3 £21,000 -50.58%
Thame +16 1 £30,000 -
Abingdon -16 1 £60,000 +17.07%
Faringdon - 1 £40,000 -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 54 (40.30%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (27.61%) Linux
3 34 (25.37%) Python
4 33 (24.63%) Apache
4 33 (24.63%) Degree
5 31 (23.13%) Computer Science
5 31 (23.13%) Perl
6 29 (21.64%) .NET
7 28 (20.90%) Windows
8 26 (19.40%) SQL
9 24 (17.91%) MySQL
10 23 (17.16%) Ruby
11 22 (16.42%) Red Hat
12 21 (15.67%) Debian
12 21 (15.67%) Citrix
12 21 (15.67%) HTTP
12 21 (15.67%) nginx
13 19 (14.18%) Selenium
14 18 (13.43%) Finance
15 17 (12.69%) Workflow
15 17 (12.69%) PHP
15 17 (12.69%) SQL Server
16 16 (11.94%) Java
16 16 (11.94%) User Acceptance Testing
17 15 (11.19%) Test Scripting
17 15 (11.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 15 (11.19%) XenServer
17 15 (11.19%) Xen
17 15 (11.19%) Microsoft
18 14 (10.45%) Manual Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 33 (24.63%) Apache
2 21 (15.67%) nginx
3 10 (7.46%) MS Exchange
4 9 (6.72%) CMS
5 7 (5.22%) IIS
6 3 (2.24%) SAS
7 2 (1.49%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.75%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 11 (8.21%) MS Excel
2 10 (7.46%) MS Office
3 9 (6.72%) MS Visio
3 9 (6.72%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.75%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.72%) LucidChart
2 5 (3.73%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (15.67%) HTTP
2 11 (8.21%) Internet
3 2 (1.49%) Firewall
3 2 (1.49%) DNS
4 1 (0.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (17.91%) MySQL
2 17 (12.69%) SQL Server
3 9 (6.72%) Big Data
4 4 (2.99%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.99%) PowerCenter
4 4 (2.99%) Oracle OWB
4 4 (2.99%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (2.24%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.49%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.49%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.49%) Couchbase
6 2 (1.49%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (1.49%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 19 (14.18%) Selenium
2 12 (8.96%) Git (software)
3 11 (8.21%) JIRA
4 9 (6.72%) Mercurial
4 9 (6.72%) WebDriver
4 9 (6.72%) Axure RP
5 8 (5.97%) PHPUnit
5 8 (5.97%) Subversion
6 7 (5.22%) Jenkins
7 5 (3.73%) Gerrit
7 5 (3.73%) Maven
7 5 (3.73%) InstallShield
7 5 (3.73%) Ant
8 4 (2.99%) Eclipse
8 4 (2.99%) Behat
9 3 (2.24%) Selenium IDE
9 3 (2.24%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (2.24%) JUnit
9 3 (2.24%) Visual Studio
9 3 (2.24%) TestNG
General
1 18 (13.43%) Finance
2 10 (7.46%) Publishing
3 5 (3.73%) Retail
4 4 (2.99%) Automotive
4 4 (2.99%) Legal
4 4 (2.99%) Banking
5 2 (1.49%) Marketing
5 2 (1.49%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.75%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.75%) Games
Job Titles
1 27 (20.15%) Analyst
2 22 (16.42%) Systems Administrator
2 22 (16.42%) Administrator
3 17 (12.69%) Tester
3 17 (12.69%) Developer
4 13 (9.70%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 12 (8.96%) QA Tester
6 11 (8.21%) Linux Administrator
6 11 (8.21%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 11 (8.21%) Senior Linux Administrator
6 11 (8.21%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
7 10 (7.46%) QA Analyst
7 10 (7.46%) Business Analyst
8 9 (6.72%) Graduate
8 9 (6.72%) Senior Manager
8 9 (6.72%) Agile Business Analyst
9 7 (5.22%) QA Engineer
9 7 (5.22%) QA Manager
10 6 (4.48%) Quality Engineer
10 6 (4.48%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (21.64%) .NET
2 13 (9.70%) ASP.NET
3 11 (8.21%) jQuery
4 7 (5.22%) HTML
4 7 (5.22%) CSS
5 5 (3.73%) XML
6 4 (2.99%) EDI
6 4 (2.99%) .NET Framework
6 4 (2.99%) Symfony
6 4 (2.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (2.24%) JPA
7 3 (2.24%) Hibernate
7 3 (2.24%) JDBC
7 3 (2.24%) Web Services
8 2 (1.49%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (1.49%) CodeIgniter
8 2 (1.49%) Mason
8 2 (1.49%) Visualforce
9 1 (0.75%) HTML5
9 1 (0.75%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 31 (23.13%) Computer Science
2 11 (8.21%) User Experience
3 10 (7.46%) Digital Media
4 9 (6.72%) Human Factors
4 9 (6.72%) Social Media
5 8 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (5.22%) Mathematics
6 7 (5.22%) Physics
7 5 (3.73%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.75%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 37 (27.61%) Linux
2 28 (20.90%) Windows
3 21 (15.67%) Debian
4 15 (11.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (8.21%) Windows 7
6 5 (3.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (3.73%) Windows 8
7 3 (2.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.75%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.75%) Android
8 1 (0.75%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (40.30%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (12.69%) Workflow
3 16 (11.94%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (11.19%) Test Scripting
5 14 (10.45%) Manual Testing
6 13 (9.70%) Project Management
7 12 (8.96%) Automated Testing
7 12 (8.96%) DevOps
8 11 (8.21%) Software Engineering
9 10 (7.46%) Business Analysis
9 10 (7.46%) Waterfall
9 10 (7.46%) Test Strategy
10 9 (6.72%) User Experience Design
10 9 (6.72%) Mentoring
10 9 (6.72%) Information Architecture
10 9 (6.72%) Software Testing
10 9 (6.72%) Usability Engineering
10 9 (6.72%) Service Delivery
11 7 (5.22%) Scrum
12 6 (4.48%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 34 (25.37%) Python
2 31 (23.13%) Perl
3 26 (19.40%) SQL
4 23 (17.16%) Ruby
5 17 (12.69%) PHP
6 16 (11.94%) Java
7 12 (8.96%) C#
8 11 (8.21%) JavaScript
9 6 (4.48%) Apex Code
10 5 (3.73%) VB.NET
11 4 (2.99%) C++
11 4 (2.99%) Delphi
11 4 (2.99%) T-SQL
12 3 (2.24%) C
12 3 (2.24%) Groovy
13 1 (0.75%) VBA
13 1 (0.75%) VBScript
13 1 (0.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (24.63%) Degree
2 11 (8.21%) ISTQB
3 10 (7.46%) ISEB
4 9 (6.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (5.97%) MCP
5 8 (5.97%) MCSE
6 4 (2.99%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.99%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.49%) RHCE
8 1 (0.75%) MCSD
8 1 (0.75%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.49%) SLA
1 2 (1.49%) PCI DSS
1 2 (1.49%) Data Quality
System Software
1 15 (11.19%) Xen
1 15 (11.19%) XenServer
2 9 (6.72%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.49%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.75%) KVM
Systems Management
1 3 (2.24%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.49%) Puppet
2 2 (1.49%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 22 (16.42%) Red Hat
2 21 (15.67%) Citrix
3 15 (11.19%) Microsoft
4 7 (5.22%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (3.73%) Perforce
5 5 (3.73%) SAP
6 4 (2.99%) Informatica
6 4 (2.99%) Zend
6 4 (2.99%) Twitter
7 3 (2.24%) Oracle
8 2 (1.49%) Percona
8 2 (1.49%) VMware
8 2 (1.49%) DataFlux
8 2 (1.49%) Siebel
8 2 (1.49%) Adobe
8 2 (1.49%) New Relic
9 1 (0.75%) Neolane
9 1 (0.75%) Sun
9 1 (0.75%) Cisco
9 1 (0.75%) JD Edwards
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Diamond Light Source
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Reflex Computer Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Pension, Life Assurance
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Oxford
Jumar Solutions
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + car and bonus
Posted: 16 days ago