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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 39 75 57
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -18
Permanent jobs citing QA 87 47 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 5.65% 3.05% 3.96%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 63.50% 45.63% 52.76%
Number of salaries quoted 66 40 61
Average salary £42,500 £41,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,600 £22,450 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -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
137 103 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 8.90% 6.69% 7.50%
Number of salaries quoted 105 94 119
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +19 47 £42,250 -23.18% 2
Abingdon +18 5 £46,250 -22.91% 6
Bicester - 5 £34,000 -
Faringdon -4 2 £40,000 -
Thame -7 2 £42,500 +41.66%
Wallingford - 2 £31,500 - 2
Henley-on-Thames - 1 £22,500 -
Kidlington - 1 - -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 76 (55.07%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (30.43%) TDD
3 40 (28.99%) Scrum
4 39 (28.26%) Automated Testing
5 36 (26.09%) JavaScript
6 34 (24.64%) Degree
7 30 (21.74%) SQL
7 30 (21.74%) E-Commerce
8 29 (21.01%) PHP
8 29 (21.01%) Continuous Integration
9 26 (18.84%) HTML
9 26 (18.84%) CSS
10 25 (18.12%) Kanban
11 23 (16.67%) Pair Programming
12 22 (15.94%) XML
13 21 (15.22%) Software Testing
14 20 (14.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 19 (13.77%) Web Development
16 18 (13.04%) ISTQB
16 18 (13.04%) jQuery
16 18 (13.04%) Finance
16 18 (13.04%) Games
16 18 (13.04%) C#
17 17 (12.32%) .NET
17 17 (12.32%) Project Management
17 17 (12.32%) User Acceptance Testing
17 17 (12.32%) Selenium
17 17 (12.32%) Ajax
18 16 (11.59%) Test Automation
18 16 (11.59%) HTML5

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 11 (7.97%) Apache
1 11 (7.97%) Node.js
2 3 (2.17%) IIS
3 2 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (2.90%) OmniGraffle
2 3 (2.17%) MS Office
2 3 (2.17%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.72%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (6.52%) Magento
2 3 (2.17%) SAP EHS
3 2 (1.45%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.72%) SAP QM
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.07%) DNS
2 5 (3.62%) SMTP
3 4 (2.90%) OSPF
3 4 (2.90%) BGP
4 2 (1.45%) Internet
5 1 (0.72%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.87%) MySQL
2 13 (9.42%) NoSQL
3 10 (7.25%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.62%) Big Data
5 2 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.45%) DB2
5 2 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.45%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.72%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.72%) MS Access
6 1 (0.72%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 17 (12.32%) Selenium
2 12 (8.70%) JIRA
3 10 (7.25%) Subversion
4 7 (5.07%) Jenkins
5 6 (4.35%) WebDriver
5 6 (4.35%) PHPUnit
5 6 (4.35%) Git (software)
6 5 (3.62%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (3.62%) Behat
6 5 (3.62%) Eclipse
7 3 (2.17%) HP UFT
7 3 (2.17%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.45%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.45%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.45%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.45%) Grunt
8 2 (1.45%) Bower
9 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.72%) Selenium IDE
9 1 (0.72%) SpecFlow
General
1 18 (13.04%) Finance
1 18 (13.04%) Games
2 14 (10.14%) Marketing
3 4 (2.90%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.45%) Publishing
5 1 (0.72%) Banking
5 1 (0.72%) Local Government
5 1 (0.72%) Advertising
5 1 (0.72%) Back Office
5 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 52 (37.68%) Developer
2 29 (21.01%) Analyst
3 20 (14.49%) Web Developer
4 19 (13.77%) Tester
5 15 (10.87%) Consultant
6 14 (10.14%) Senior Developer
7 12 (8.70%) Junior
7 12 (8.70%) Test Analyst
7 12 (8.70%) PHP Developer
8 11 (7.97%) QA Tester
8 11 (7.97%) Front-End Developer
9 10 (7.25%) Lead Developer
9 10 (7.25%) Business Analyst
9 10 (7.25%) Test Manager
10 9 (6.52%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 9 (6.52%) Front-End Web Developer
10 9 (6.52%) Lead Web Developer
11 8 (5.80%) Product Owner
12 7 (5.07%) Senior QA Tester
12 7 (5.07%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (18.84%) HTML
1 26 (18.84%) CSS
2 22 (15.94%) XML
3 20 (14.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 18 (13.04%) jQuery
5 17 (12.32%) Ajax
5 17 (12.32%) .NET
6 16 (11.59%) HTML5
7 14 (10.14%) XSLT
7 14 (10.14%) AngularJS
8 10 (7.25%) JSON
9 9 (6.52%) Backbone.js
9 9 (6.52%) Ember.js
10 6 (4.35%) Doctrine
11 5 (3.62%) Symfony
11 5 (3.62%) EDI
11 5 (3.62%) Web Services
12 4 (2.90%) ASP.NET
12 4 (2.90%) Sass
13 3 (2.17%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.80%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.07%) User Experience
4 5 (3.62%) Semantic Web
4 5 (3.62%) Social Gaming
5 4 (2.90%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.17%) Xbox
6 3 (2.17%) PlayStation
7 2 (1.45%) FMCG
8 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.72%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.72%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.72%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.59%) Linux
2 2 (1.45%) Windows
3 1 (0.72%) Windows XP
3 1 (0.72%) Windows Vista
3 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.72%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (55.07%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (30.43%) TDD
3 40 (28.99%) Scrum
4 39 (28.26%) Automated Testing
5 30 (21.74%) E-Commerce
6 29 (21.01%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (18.12%) Kanban
8 23 (16.67%) Pair Programming
9 21 (15.22%) Software Testing
10 19 (13.77%) Web Development
11 17 (12.32%) User Acceptance Testing
11 17 (12.32%) Project Management
12 16 (11.59%) Test Automation
13 14 (10.14%) Responsive Web Design
13 14 (10.14%) Analytics
14 13 (9.42%) Use Case
15 12 (8.70%) Service Delivery
15 12 (8.70%) Mentoring
16 11 (7.97%) Test Planning
16 11 (7.97%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 36 (26.09%) JavaScript
2 30 (21.74%) SQL
3 29 (21.01%) PHP
4 18 (13.04%) C#
5 16 (11.59%) Java
6 12 (8.70%) Python
7 10 (7.25%) C
8 9 (6.52%) C++
8 9 (6.52%) VBScript
9 6 (4.35%) VB
9 6 (4.35%) Perl
10 5 (3.62%) T-SQL
10 5 (3.62%) PHP5
11 3 (2.17%) ABAP
12 2 (1.45%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.72%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.72%) Lua
Qualifications
1 34 (24.64%) Degree
2 18 (13.04%) ISTQB
3 11 (7.97%) ISEB
4 4 (2.90%) RHCE
5 2 (1.45%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.72%) PMP
6 1 (0.72%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.90%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (2.90%) KVM
2 1 (0.72%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (3.62%) Nagios
2 1 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (9.42%) SAP
2 12 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.35%) Perforce
3 6 (4.35%) Oracle
4 5 (3.62%) Twitter
4 5 (3.62%) Zend
5 4 (2.90%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.17%) hybris
7 2 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.45%) HP
7 2 (1.45%) Siebel
8 1 (0.72%) Informatica
8 1 (0.72%) Logi Analytics
8 1 (0.72%) Tableau
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Research Councils UK
Posted: 12 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Oxfordshire
CBS butler
Salary: Pension, Bonus, Heathcare
Posted: Yesterday
Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wallingford, Oxfordshire
GO Partnership Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £22,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: Upto £60,000 DOE
Posted: 12 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: DOE
Posted: 12 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: DOE
Posted: 12 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: DOE
Posted: 12 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Sophos Plc
Salary: From £35,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Sophos Plc
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago