The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Oxfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 47 43 57
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +14
Permanent jobs citing QA 77 93 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 4.68% 5.16% 3.80%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 63.64% 56.71% 59.55%
Number of salaries quoted 71 90 48
Average salary £45,000 £48,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +10.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £29,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Oxfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
121 164 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 7.36% 9.11% 6.38%
Number of salaries quoted 114 161 77
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,200 £26,327 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
QA
South East

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 11 July 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 11 July 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
(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 +7 36 £55,000 - 6
Banbury +5 13 £22,500 -52.59% 1
Abingdon -1 8 £47,500 -2.56%
Faringdon - 3 £40,000 - 1
Kidlington -10 2 £52,500 -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 58 (32.22%) .NET
2 48 (26.67%) SQL
2 48 (26.67%) Linux
3 44 (24.44%) Windows
4 43 (23.89%) Degree
5 38 (21.11%) Python
5 38 (21.11%) Apache
6 37 (20.56%) Perl
6 37 (20.56%) Computer Science
7 35 (19.44%) MySQL
8 34 (18.89%) SQL Server
9 29 (16.11%) Microsoft
10 28 (15.56%) C#
11 26 (14.44%) Finance
11 26 (14.44%) Red Hat
11 26 (14.44%) Selenium
12 24 (13.33%) Ruby
12 24 (13.33%) Citrix
12 24 (13.33%) Debian
12 24 (13.33%) HTTP
13 23 (12.78%) PHP
13 23 (12.78%) ASP.NET
13 23 (12.78%) nginx
14 22 (12.22%) Test Scripting
14 22 (12.22%) MS Office
14 22 (12.22%) JavaScript
15 21 (11.67%) Java
16 20 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
17 19 (10.56%) HTML
17 19 (10.56%) CSS

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 38 (21.11%) Apache
2 23 (12.78%) nginx
3 14 (7.78%) CMS
4 10 (5.56%) MS Exchange
5 6 (3.33%) IIS
6 2 (1.11%) SAS
6 2 (1.11%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.56%) Kentico
7 1 (0.56%) WordPress
7 1 (0.56%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 22 (12.22%) MS Office
2 14 (7.78%) MS Excel
3 11 (6.11%) MS Visio
4 7 (3.89%) OmniGraffle
5 4 (2.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.22%) Adaptiv
1 4 (2.22%) Front Arena
2 1 (0.56%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.56%) Magento
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.89%) SaaS
1 7 (3.89%) LucidChart
Communications & Networking
1 24 (13.33%) HTTP
2 11 (6.11%) Internet
3 2 (1.11%) Firewall
4 1 (0.56%) Wireless
4 1 (0.56%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.56%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (19.44%) MySQL
2 34 (18.89%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.89%) Big Data
3 7 (3.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (2.22%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.11%) Couchbase
6 2 (1.11%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (1.11%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.11%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 26 (14.44%) Selenium
2 14 (7.78%) Git (software)
3 12 (6.67%) JIRA
4 10 (5.56%) Jenkins
4 10 (5.56%) Mercurial
4 10 (5.56%) PHPUnit
4 10 (5.56%) Subversion
5 8 (4.44%) Maven
5 8 (4.44%) InstallShield
5 8 (4.44%) Ant
5 8 (4.44%) Gerrit
6 7 (3.89%) Axure RP
7 6 (3.33%) WebDriver
7 6 (3.33%) Eclipse
7 6 (3.33%) Behat
8 5 (2.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 5 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (2.22%) TestNG
9 4 (2.22%) Cucumber
9 4 (2.22%) JUnit
General
1 26 (14.44%) Finance
2 11 (6.11%) Publishing
2 11 (6.11%) Banking
3 10 (5.56%) Automotive
4 9 (5.00%) Marketing
5 5 (2.78%) Retail
6 4 (2.22%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.22%) Front Office
7 2 (1.11%) Games
7 2 (1.11%) Dutch Language
7 2 (1.11%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 29 (16.11%) Analyst
2 27 (15.00%) Systems Administrator
2 27 (15.00%) Administrator
3 24 (13.33%) Tester
4 20 (11.11%) Developer
5 19 (10.56%) QA Tester
6 16 (8.89%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 16 (8.89%) Project Manager
7 15 (8.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 15 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
8 14 (7.78%) Senior Linux Administrator
8 14 (7.78%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
9 13 (7.22%) QA Engineer
10 12 (6.67%) Senior Manager
11 11 (6.11%) Project Director
12 10 (5.56%) Test Analyst
12 10 (5.56%) QA Analyst
13 9 (5.00%) Quality Engineer
14 8 (4.44%) Systems Engineer
14 8 (4.44%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (32.22%) .NET
2 23 (12.78%) ASP.NET
3 19 (10.56%) CSS
3 19 (10.56%) HTML
4 16 (8.89%) XML
5 11 (6.11%) jQuery
6 7 (3.89%) Ajax
7 6 (3.33%) Symfony
7 6 (3.33%) EDI
7 6 (3.33%) WinForms
7 6 (3.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (2.22%) JPA
8 4 (2.22%) ActiveMQ
8 4 (2.22%) Hibernate
8 4 (2.22%) .NET Framework
8 4 (2.22%) Web Services
8 4 (2.22%) JDBC
9 2 (1.11%) CodeIgniter
9 2 (1.11%) Visualforce
9 2 (1.11%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 37 (20.56%) Computer Science
2 7 (3.89%) Human Factors
2 7 (3.89%) Social Media
2 7 (3.89%) Digital Media
3 6 (3.33%) Open Source
4 4 (2.22%) Credit Risk
4 4 (2.22%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.22%) Mathematics
4 4 (2.22%) Physics
5 1 (0.56%) Mobile Games
5 1 (0.56%) Statistics
5 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.56%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 48 (26.67%) Linux
2 44 (24.44%) Windows
3 24 (13.33%) Debian
4 18 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (5.00%) Windows 7
7 7 (3.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (2.22%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.56%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.56%) Android
10 1 (0.56%) UNIX
10 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (12.22%) Test Scripting
2 20 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 18 (10.00%) Manual Testing
3 18 (10.00%) Business Analysis
4 17 (9.44%) Automated Testing
4 17 (9.44%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (8.33%) Project Management
6 14 (7.78%) Workflow
7 12 (6.67%) Software Engineering
7 12 (6.67%) Configuration Management
7 12 (6.67%) Service Delivery
7 12 (6.67%) ITIL
7 12 (6.67%) Waterfall
7 12 (6.67%) DevOps
8 11 (6.11%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (5.56%) Test Strategy
9 10 (5.56%) Software Testing
10 8 (4.44%) Automation Testing
11 7 (3.89%) Information Architecture
11 7 (3.89%) User Experience Design
Programming Languages
1 48 (26.67%) SQL
2 38 (21.11%) Python
3 37 (20.56%) Perl
4 28 (15.56%) C#
5 24 (13.33%) Ruby
6 23 (12.78%) PHP
7 22 (12.22%) JavaScript
8 21 (11.67%) Java
9 11 (6.11%) C++
9 11 (6.11%) Delphi
10 10 (5.56%) T-SQL
10 10 (5.56%) VB.NET
11 6 (3.33%) PHP5
11 6 (3.33%) Apex Code
12 4 (2.22%) Groovy
13 3 (1.67%) C
14 1 (0.56%) VBScript
14 1 (0.56%) VB
14 1 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 43 (23.89%) Degree
2 16 (8.89%) SC Cleared
2 16 (8.89%) Security Cleared
3 10 (5.56%) ISTQB
3 10 (5.56%) ISEB
4 8 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (4.44%) MCP
4 8 (4.44%) MCSE
5 6 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.22%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.22%) ISO 9000
1 4 (2.22%) SLA
2 2 (1.11%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.11%) Data Quality
System Software
1 18 (10.00%) XenServer
2 17 (9.44%) Xen
3 8 (4.44%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.56%) KVM
Systems Management
1 4 (2.22%) Puppet
2 2 (1.11%) ZABBIX
2 2 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 29 (16.11%) Microsoft
2 26 (14.44%) Red Hat
3 24 (13.33%) Citrix
4 8 (4.44%) Perforce
5 7 (3.89%) SAP
6 6 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (3.33%) Zend
6 6 (3.33%) Twitter
7 4 (2.22%) SunGard
8 3 (1.67%) Oracle
8 3 (1.67%) Percona
8 3 (1.67%) VMware
9 2 (1.11%) New Relic
9 2 (1.11%) Siebel
9 2 (1.11%) Adobe
9 2 (1.11%) DataFlux
10 1 (0.56%) Sun
10 1 (0.56%) Cisco
10 1 (0.56%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.56%) Google
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