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

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 37 61 46
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -15
Permanent jobs citing QA 108 65 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 7.09% 4.19% 6.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 61.02% 48.51% 67.06%
Number of salaries quoted 46 50 101
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,500 £38,750
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +7.09%
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
177 134 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 11.61% 8.63% 9.35%
Number of salaries quoted 101 103 140
Median salary £47,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,400 £28,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,850 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%

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 1 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 1 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 +19 64 £45,000 +4.65% 4
Oxford -10 11 £52,500 +16.66% 4
Banbury +7 6 £30,000 -40.00% 1
Wallingford -8 5 £42,500 -26.08%
Kidlington 0 4 £72,500 +11.53%
Bicester - 1 £45,000 -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 136 (62.10%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (55.71%) Java
3 83 (37.90%) Windows
4 78 (35.62%) Python
5 74 (33.79%) SQL
6 73 (33.33%) Sophos
7 63 (28.77%) C++
8 58 (26.48%) JavaScript
9 57 (26.03%) Scrum
10 56 (25.57%) C#
11 55 (25.11%) Amazon AWS
12 53 (24.20%) Microsoft
13 51 (23.29%) Analytical Skills
14 50 (22.83%) Continuous Improvement
15 49 (22.37%) SDLC
15 49 (22.37%) Web Services
15 49 (22.37%) TDD
16 48 (21.92%) Degree
16 48 (21.92%) Regression Testing
16 48 (21.92%) MongoDB
17 45 (20.55%) Product Management
17 45 (20.55%) Software Engineering
18 41 (18.72%) Pair Programming
18 41 (18.72%) Computer Science
19 40 (18.26%) Oracle
20 38 (17.35%) Data Protection
21 37 (16.89%) Test Automation
21 37 (16.89%) jQuery
22 36 (16.44%) Unit Testing
22 36 (16.44%) Ajax

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 20 (9.13%) WebSphere
2 12 (5.48%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.28%) Node.js
4 4 (1.83%) Confluence
5 3 (1.37%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.46%) Apache
6 1 (0.46%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.46%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.46%) CMS
Applications
1 16 (7.31%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.65%) MS Office
3 3 (1.37%) AutoCAD
3 3 (1.37%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.91%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 4 (1.83%) Lorenzo
2 1 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 55 (25.11%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (5.02%) GitHub
2 11 (5.02%) SaaS
3 8 (3.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.65%) Bluetooth
1 8 (3.65%) Wi-Fi
1 8 (3.65%) Wireless
2 4 (1.83%) Internet
3 2 (0.91%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.91%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.46%) Intranet
4 1 (0.46%) Network Security
4 1 (0.46%) RS-232
4 1 (0.46%) RS-422
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (21.92%) MongoDB
2 35 (15.98%) NoSQL
3 22 (10.05%) Data Mining
4 20 (9.13%) Big Data
5 12 (5.48%) SQL Server
6 8 (3.65%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (2.28%) MySQL
7 5 (2.28%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.91%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.91%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 31 (14.16%) Git (software)
2 15 (6.85%) JIRA
3 11 (5.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 11 (5.02%) Bitbucket
3 11 (5.02%) Maven
4 8 (3.65%) HP UFT
4 8 (3.65%) Selenium
4 8 (3.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (2.74%) TestDirector
5 6 (2.74%) Visual Studio
6 5 (2.28%) Jenkins
6 5 (2.28%) QARun
6 5 (2.28%) WinRunner
7 4 (1.83%) Talend Open Studio
7 4 (1.83%) TeamCity
7 4 (1.83%) TestComplete
8 2 (0.91%) MSTest
8 2 (0.91%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.91%) WinDbg
9 1 (0.46%) TestLink
General
1 22 (10.05%) Publishing
2 17 (7.76%) Finance
3 11 (5.02%) Retail
4 8 (3.65%) Marketing
5 4 (1.83%) Games
6 1 (0.46%) Military
Job Titles
1 35 (15.98%) Software Engineer
2 33 (15.07%) Developer
2 33 (15.07%) Java Engineer
3 30 (13.70%) QA Engineer
4 29 (13.24%) Analyst
5 27 (12.33%) C# Software Engineer
5 27 (12.33%) C++ Software Engineer
5 27 (12.33%) Java Software Engineer
6 23 (10.50%) Tester
7 17 (7.76%) QA Tester
7 17 (7.76%) Senior Java Engineer
7 17 (7.76%) Test Analyst
8 16 (7.31%) Architect
8 16 (7.31%) Java Developer
9 12 (5.48%) Development Team Leader
9 12 (5.48%) Principal Developer
9 12 (5.48%) Principal Java Developer
9 12 (5.48%) QA Test Engineer
9 12 (5.48%) Team Leader
9 12 (5.48%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (22.37%) Web Services
2 37 (16.89%) jQuery
3 36 (16.44%) Ajax
3 36 (16.44%) Middleware
3 36 (16.44%) Spring
4 22 (10.05%) HTML
4 22 (10.05%) SOAP
5 20 (9.13%) J2EE
5 20 (9.13%) REST
5 20 (9.13%) Struts
6 19 (8.68%) HTML5
7 16 (7.31%) AngularJS
8 12 (5.48%) XML
9 11 (5.02%) ActiveMQ
9 11 (5.02%) JDBC
9 11 (5.02%) JNDI
9 11 (5.02%) JSON
10 8 (3.65%) .NET
11 6 (2.74%) CSS
12 4 (1.83%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 51 (23.29%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (18.72%) Computer Science
3 13 (5.94%) User Experience
4 11 (5.02%) Data Centre
5 9 (4.11%) Mobile App
6 7 (3.20%) Performance Metrics
7 6 (2.74%) Algorithms
7 6 (2.74%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.28%) iPhone
9 4 (1.83%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.83%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.83%) Mathematics
9 4 (1.83%) Visualisation
10 3 (1.37%) Minimum Viable Product
11 2 (0.91%) Derivative
11 2 (0.91%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.46%) BBC
12 1 (0.46%) Chip and PIN
12 1 (0.46%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 83 (37.90%) Windows
2 16 (7.31%) Linux
3 9 (4.11%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.28%) Android
5 4 (1.83%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.37%) AIX
6 3 (1.37%) HPUX
6 3 (1.37%) Solaris
6 3 (1.37%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (62.10%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (26.03%) Scrum
3 50 (22.83%) Continuous Improvement
4 49 (22.37%) SDLC
4 49 (22.37%) TDD
5 48 (21.92%) Regression Testing
6 45 (20.55%) Product Management
6 45 (20.55%) Software Engineering
7 41 (18.72%) Pair Programming
8 38 (17.35%) Data Protection
9 37 (16.89%) Test Automation
10 36 (16.44%) Unit Testing
11 31 (14.16%) DevOps
12 29 (13.24%) BDD
13 27 (12.33%) Mentoring
14 26 (11.87%) Coaching
14 26 (11.87%) Test Management
15 25 (11.42%) Kanban
15 25 (11.42%) Test Strategy
16 24 (10.96%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 122 (55.71%) Java
2 78 (35.62%) Python
3 74 (33.79%) SQL
4 63 (28.77%) C++
5 58 (26.48%) JavaScript
6 56 (25.57%) C#
7 28 (12.79%) PL/SQL
8 11 (5.02%) Bash Shell
9 7 (3.20%) Perl
10 6 (2.74%) C
11 5 (2.28%) PHP
12 4 (1.83%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.83%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.91%) Ruby
13 2 (0.91%) VB
13 2 (0.91%) VBScript
14 1 (0.46%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 48 (21.92%) Degree
2 19 (8.68%) ISEB
3 13 (5.94%) ISTQB
4 6 (2.74%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (1.83%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.91%) PhD
7 1 (0.46%) CCNA
7 1 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.46%) CISSP
7 1 (0.46%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.46%) MCP
7 1 (0.46%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.46%) PMP
7 1 (0.46%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.46%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.83%) HL7
2 2 (0.91%) ISO13485
2 2 (0.91%) SDET
3 1 (0.46%) GxP
System Software
1 11 (5.02%) Docker
2 1 (0.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 11 (5.02%) Ansible
1 11 (5.02%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (4.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 73 (33.33%) Sophos
2 53 (24.20%) Microsoft
3 40 (18.26%) Oracle
4 20 (9.13%) IBM
5 9 (4.11%) Cadence
5 9 (4.11%) HP
6 6 (2.74%) Informatica
7 4 (1.83%) Talend
8 2 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.46%) Google
9 1 (0.46%) SAP
9 1 (0.46%) Twitter
9 1 (0.46%) Zend
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Sophos
Salary: £45,000 - £60,000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £17,000 per annum with payment review after 6 months
Posted: 3 days ago
Abingdon, UK
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £42000 - £50000 per annum + pension , medical
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Oxford
Elsevier
Salary: Excellent Salary and Benefits Package
Posted: 21 days ago