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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 72 56 43
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -13
Permanent jobs citing QA 47 67 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 3.05% 3.96% 4.68%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.63% 55.83% 57.81%
Number of salaries quoted 40 61 59
Average salary £41,250 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,450 £30,000 £43,000
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
103 120 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 6.69% 7.08% 8.09%
Number of salaries quoted 94 112 108
Average salary £40,000 £40,750 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.84% -14.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,500 £31,600
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -12 20 £55,000 +13.40% 4
Banbury - 8 £22,500 -
Thame +12 1 £30,000 -
Abingdon -23 1 £60,000 -15.78%
Faringdon - 1 £40,000 -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 43 (29.45%) Linux
2 38 (26.03%) Python
3 36 (24.66%) Apache
3 36 (24.66%) Perl
4 35 (23.97%) .NET
5 34 (23.29%) Degree
6 33 (22.60%) Computer Science
7 32 (21.92%) Windows
8 30 (20.55%) MySQL
9 28 (19.18%) SQL
10 24 (16.44%) Red Hat
10 24 (16.44%) Ruby
11 23 (15.75%) nginx
11 23 (15.75%) Debian
11 23 (15.75%) HTTP
11 23 (15.75%) Citrix
12 21 (14.38%) Selenium
13 20 (13.70%) Agile Software Development
13 20 (13.70%) PHP
13 20 (13.70%) SQL Server
13 20 (13.70%) Finance
14 18 (12.33%) Java
14 18 (12.33%) Microsoft
14 18 (12.33%) User Acceptance Testing
15 17 (11.64%) Manual Testing
15 17 (11.64%) Test Scripting
15 17 (11.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 17 (11.64%) XenServer
15 17 (11.64%) C#
15 17 (11.64%) Workflow

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 36 (24.66%) Apache
2 23 (15.75%) nginx
3 12 (8.22%) CMS
4 10 (6.85%) MS Exchange
5 7 (4.79%) IIS
6 3 (2.05%) SAS
7 2 (1.37%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.68%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 13 (8.90%) MS Office
2 11 (7.53%) MS Excel
3 9 (6.16%) MS Visio
3 9 (6.16%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.68%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.16%) LucidChart
2 6 (4.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (15.75%) HTTP
2 12 (8.22%) Internet
3 2 (1.37%) Firewall
3 2 (1.37%) DNS
4 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (20.55%) MySQL
2 20 (13.70%) SQL Server
3 9 (6.16%) Big Data
4 6 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.74%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.05%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (2.05%) Oracle OWB
6 3 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.05%) PowerCenter
7 2 (1.37%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.37%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.37%) Couchbase
7 2 (1.37%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (1.37%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 21 (14.38%) Selenium
2 15 (10.27%) Git (software)
3 14 (9.59%) JIRA
4 10 (6.85%) Jenkins
5 9 (6.16%) Mercurial
5 9 (6.16%) PHPUnit
5 9 (6.16%) Axure RP
5 9 (6.16%) Subversion
6 8 (5.48%) Maven
6 8 (5.48%) InstallShield
6 8 (5.48%) Ant
6 8 (5.48%) Gerrit
7 7 (4.79%) WebDriver
8 5 (3.42%) Eclipse
8 5 (3.42%) Behat
9 3 (2.05%) JUnit
9 3 (2.05%) TestNG
10 2 (1.37%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.37%) QuickTest Pro
10 2 (1.37%) Selenium IDE
General
1 20 (13.70%) Finance
2 10 (6.85%) Publishing
3 7 (4.79%) Automotive
4 5 (3.42%) Banking
4 5 (3.42%) Retail
5 3 (2.05%) Legal
6 2 (1.37%) Marketing
6 2 (1.37%) Dutch Language
6 2 (1.37%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.37%) Games
7 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (18.49%) Analyst
2 24 (16.44%) Systems Administrator
2 24 (16.44%) Administrator
3 18 (12.33%) Tester
4 17 (11.64%) Developer
5 14 (9.59%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 13 (8.90%) QA Tester
7 12 (8.22%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 12 (8.22%) Linux Administrator
7 12 (8.22%) Senior Linux Administrator
7 12 (8.22%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
8 10 (6.85%) QA Analyst
8 10 (6.85%) Business Analyst
8 10 (6.85%) Senior Manager
9 9 (6.16%) Project Manager
9 9 (6.16%) QA Engineer
9 9 (6.16%) Agile Business Analyst
10 8 (5.48%) Graduate
10 8 (5.48%) Systems Engineer
10 8 (5.48%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (23.97%) .NET
2 14 (9.59%) ASP.NET
3 11 (7.53%) jQuery
4 10 (6.85%) CSS
4 10 (6.85%) HTML
5 9 (6.16%) XML
6 5 (3.42%) EDI
6 5 (3.42%) Symfony
6 5 (3.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (2.74%) .NET Framework
8 3 (2.05%) Web Services
8 3 (2.05%) JPA
8 3 (2.05%) Hibernate
8 3 (2.05%) WinForms
8 3 (2.05%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (2.05%) Ajax
8 3 (2.05%) JDBC
9 2 (1.37%) Visualforce
9 2 (1.37%) CodeIgniter
9 2 (1.37%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 33 (22.60%) Computer Science
2 10 (6.85%) Digital Media
3 9 (6.16%) Social Media
3 9 (6.16%) Human Factors
4 7 (4.79%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.79%) Mathematics
4 7 (4.79%) Physics
5 3 (2.05%) Open Source
6 1 (0.68%) FMCG
6 1 (0.68%) Mobile Games
6 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 43 (29.45%) Linux
2 32 (21.92%) Windows
3 23 (15.75%) Debian
4 17 (11.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (7.53%) Windows 7
6 6 (4.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (3.42%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.68%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.68%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.68%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (13.70%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (12.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (11.64%) Manual Testing
3 17 (11.64%) Test Scripting
3 17 (11.64%) Workflow
4 13 (8.90%) Automated Testing
5 12 (8.22%) Project Management
5 12 (8.22%) DevOps
6 11 (7.53%) Waterfall
7 10 (6.85%) Test Strategy
7 10 (6.85%) Service Delivery
7 10 (6.85%) Software Engineering
7 10 (6.85%) Business Analysis
7 10 (6.85%) Software Testing
8 9 (6.16%) Usability Engineering
8 9 (6.16%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (6.16%) User Experience Design
8 9 (6.16%) Information Architecture
9 8 (5.48%) Configuration Management
10 6 (4.11%) OO
Programming Languages
1 38 (26.03%) Python
2 36 (24.66%) Perl
3 28 (19.18%) SQL
4 24 (16.44%) Ruby
5 20 (13.70%) PHP
6 18 (12.33%) Java
7 17 (11.64%) C#
8 14 (9.59%) JavaScript
9 6 (4.11%) Apex Code
10 5 (3.42%) C++
10 5 (3.42%) Delphi
10 5 (3.42%) T-SQL
10 5 (3.42%) VB.NET
11 3 (2.05%) PHP5
11 3 (2.05%) Groovy
11 3 (2.05%) C
12 1 (0.68%) VBA
12 1 (0.68%) VBScript
12 1 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 34 (23.29%) Degree
2 9 (6.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (6.16%) ISTQB
3 8 (5.48%) MCP
3 8 (5.48%) MCSE
3 8 (5.48%) ISEB
3 8 (5.48%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.48%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.37%) RHCE
7 1 (0.68%) MCPD
7 1 (0.68%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.37%) SLA
1 2 (1.37%) PCI DSS
1 2 (1.37%) Data Quality
System Software
1 17 (11.64%) XenServer
2 16 (10.96%) Xen
3 9 (6.16%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.37%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.68%) KVM
Systems Management
1 3 (2.05%) Puppet
2 2 (1.37%) ZABBIX
2 2 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 24 (16.44%) Red Hat
2 23 (15.75%) Citrix
3 18 (12.33%) Microsoft
4 8 (5.48%) Perforce
5 7 (4.79%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (4.11%) SAP
7 5 (3.42%) Zend
7 5 (3.42%) Twitter
8 3 (2.05%) Oracle
8 3 (2.05%) VMware
8 3 (2.05%) Informatica
8 3 (2.05%) Percona
9 2 (1.37%) New Relic
9 2 (1.37%) Siebel
9 2 (1.37%) Adobe
9 2 (1.37%) DataFlux
10 1 (0.68%) Neolane
10 1 (0.68%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.68%) Eloqua
10 1 (0.68%) Sun
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