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 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 42 69 45
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -24
Permanent jobs citing QA 98 54 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 6.25% 3.51% 6.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 61.25% 50.94% 63.91%
Number of salaries quoted 38 40 98
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £55,000 £55,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +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
160 106 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 10.20% 6.88% 9.55%
Number of salaries quoted 81 79 144
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £28,100 £23,450
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £62,750 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.93%

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 May 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 May 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 +13 61 £52,500 +22.09% 1
Oxford -12 9 £52,500 +16.66% 4
Banbury +6 6 £30,000 -40.00%
Kidlington - 4 £72,500 -
Wallingford -14 3 £42,500 -16.66%
Bicester +6 1 £45,000 +5.88%
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 120 (63.49%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (56.61%) Java
3 89 (47.09%) Windows
4 76 (40.21%) Sophos
5 75 (39.68%) Python
6 62 (32.80%) C++
7 61 (32.28%) SQL
8 58 (30.69%) C#
9 57 (30.16%) Microsoft
10 54 (28.57%) Regression Testing
10 54 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
10 54 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
11 45 (23.81%) Software Engineering
12 42 (22.22%) Pair Programming
12 42 (22.22%) Data Protection
12 42 (22.22%) Scrum
12 42 (22.22%) Web Services
13 41 (21.69%) JavaScript
13 41 (21.69%) Amazon AWS
14 36 (19.05%) Degree
15 35 (18.52%) Product Management
15 35 (18.52%) MongoDB
16 34 (17.99%) Test Automation
17 33 (17.46%) SDLC
17 33 (17.46%) Computer Science
18 29 (15.34%) TDD
18 29 (15.34%) Oracle
19 28 (14.81%) NoSQL
20 25 (13.23%) Git (software)
20 25 (13.23%) DevOps

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 14 (7.41%) WebSphere
2 12 (6.35%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.17%) Confluence
4 4 (2.12%) Node.js
5 2 (1.06%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.53%) Apache
6 1 (0.53%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.53%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 18 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.29%) MS Office
3 3 (1.59%) AutoCAD
4 2 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.06%) PTC Creo
5 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 41 (21.69%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (5.82%) GitHub
2 11 (5.82%) SaaS
3 7 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.65%) HTTPS
2 4 (2.12%) Bluetooth
2 4 (2.12%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (2.12%) Wireless
3 3 (1.59%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.06%) Internet
5 1 (0.53%) Intranet
5 1 (0.53%) Network Security
5 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (18.52%) MongoDB
2 28 (14.81%) NoSQL
3 18 (9.52%) Data Mining
4 13 (6.88%) Big Data
5 10 (5.29%) SQL Server
6 7 (3.70%) MySQL
6 7 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (2.65%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.06%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (1.06%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 25 (13.23%) Git (software)
2 13 (6.88%) JIRA
3 11 (5.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 11 (5.82%) Bitbucket
3 11 (5.82%) Maven
4 9 (4.76%) Selenium
5 7 (3.70%) Jenkins
5 7 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (3.70%) Visual Studio
6 6 (3.17%) Talend Open Studio
7 5 (2.65%) MSTest
7 5 (2.65%) TestComplete
8 4 (2.12%) HP UFT
9 3 (1.59%) QARun
9 3 (1.59%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.59%) TestDirector
9 3 (1.59%) WinRunner
10 2 (1.06%) SonarQube
10 2 (1.06%) WinDbg
11 1 (0.53%) PHPUnit
General
1 22 (11.64%) Publishing
2 16 (8.47%) Finance
3 11 (5.82%) Marketing
4 6 (3.17%) Retail
5 4 (2.12%) Games
6 1 (0.53%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 41 (21.69%) Java Engineer
2 38 (20.11%) Software Engineer
3 35 (18.52%) C# Software Engineer
3 35 (18.52%) C++ Software Engineer
3 35 (18.52%) Java Software Engineer
4 27 (14.29%) Analyst
5 25 (13.23%) QA Engineer
6 24 (12.70%) Tester
7 23 (12.17%) Developer
8 21 (11.11%) Senior Java Engineer
9 19 (10.05%) QA Tester
10 15 (7.94%) Architect
10 15 (7.94%) Senior C# Software Engineer
10 15 (7.94%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
10 15 (7.94%) Senior Java Software Engineer
10 15 (7.94%) Senior Software Engineer
11 14 (7.41%) Test Analyst
12 11 (5.82%) Graduate
12 11 (5.82%) QA Analyst
12 11 (5.82%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (22.22%) Web Services
2 24 (12.70%) jQuery
3 23 (12.17%) Ajax
3 23 (12.17%) Middleware
3 23 (12.17%) Spring
4 19 (10.05%) SOAP
5 14 (7.41%) HTML
5 14 (7.41%) J2EE
5 14 (7.41%) REST
5 14 (7.41%) Struts
6 13 (6.88%) XML
7 11 (5.82%) ActiveMQ
7 11 (5.82%) JDBC
7 11 (5.82%) JNDI
7 11 (5.82%) JSON
8 10 (5.29%) .NET
9 9 (4.76%) AngularJS
9 9 (4.76%) HTML5
10 5 (2.65%) CSS
10 5 (2.65%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 54 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (17.46%) Computer Science
3 11 (5.82%) Data Centre
3 11 (5.82%) Management Information System
4 10 (5.29%) Performance Metrics
4 10 (5.29%) User Experience
5 5 (2.65%) Algorithms
5 5 (2.65%) iPhone
5 5 (2.65%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.12%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.59%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.59%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.59%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.59%) PMI
7 3 (1.59%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.06%) Derivative
8 2 (1.06%) Minimum Viable Product
8 2 (1.06%) OTC Derivatives
9 1 (0.53%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.53%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 89 (47.09%) Windows
2 15 (7.94%) Linux
3 10 (5.29%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.65%) Android
5 3 (1.59%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.06%) AIX
6 2 (1.06%) HPUX
6 2 (1.06%) Solaris
6 2 (1.06%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (63.49%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
2 54 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 45 (23.81%) Software Engineering
4 42 (22.22%) Data Protection
4 42 (22.22%) Pair Programming
4 42 (22.22%) Scrum
5 35 (18.52%) Product Management
6 34 (17.99%) Test Automation
7 33 (17.46%) SDLC
8 29 (15.34%) TDD
9 25 (13.23%) DevOps
10 23 (12.17%) Unit Testing
11 22 (11.64%) Kanban
12 21 (11.11%) Test Management
13 20 (10.58%) Coaching
13 20 (10.58%) Data Management
13 20 (10.58%) Mentoring
14 18 (9.52%) Trend Analysis
15 16 (8.47%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 107 (56.61%) Java
2 75 (39.68%) Python
3 62 (32.80%) C++
4 61 (32.28%) SQL
5 58 (30.69%) C#
6 41 (21.69%) JavaScript
7 20 (10.58%) PL/SQL
8 11 (5.82%) Bash Shell
9 9 (4.76%) C
10 7 (3.70%) Perl
11 3 (1.59%) Ruby
11 3 (1.59%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.59%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.06%) PHP
13 1 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (19.05%) Degree
2 14 (7.41%) ISEB
3 9 (4.76%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.59%) APMG
4 3 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.59%) PhD
4 3 (1.59%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (1.06%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.53%) CCNA
6 1 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.53%) CISSP
6 1 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.53%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.06%) ISO13485
1 2 (1.06%) SDET
System Software
1 11 (5.82%) Docker
2 1 (0.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 11 (5.82%) Ansible
1 11 (5.82%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (2.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 76 (40.21%) Sophos
2 57 (30.16%) Microsoft
3 29 (15.34%) Oracle
4 14 (7.41%) IBM
5 8 (4.23%) Informatica
6 6 (3.17%) Cadence
6 6 (3.17%) Talend
7 5 (2.65%) HP
7 5 (2.65%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.59%) Cisco
9 1 (0.53%) SAP
9 1 (0.53%) Twitter
9 1 (0.53%) Zend
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Salary: £17,000 per annum with payment review after 6 months
Posted: 2 days ago
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