Period
to 19 January 2018

The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £62,750 in advertised job vacancies in Oxford during the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance Engineer
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 106 118
Rank change year-on-year +1 +12 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 16 3 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.05% 0.23% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 0.23% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 16 1 12
Oxford median annual salary £62,750 £22,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +178.89% -43.75% -27.27%
10th Percentile £36,875 £22,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £22,500 £42,500
Oxfordshire median annual salary £61,250 £22,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +172.22% -40.00% -31.82%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Oxford
Permanent vacancies in Oxford with a recognized job title 1,483 1,286 1,547
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.93% 98.24% 96.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1,331 1,091 1,260
Oxford median annual salary £46,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.41% - -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £62,500 £62,500
Oxfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +7.50%

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

Job postings that featured QA Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxford.

Job vacancy trend for QA Engineer in Oxford

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Engineer in Oxford.

Salary trend for QA Engineer in Oxford

QA Engineer
Salary Histogram in Oxford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Engineer in Oxford over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Salary histogram for QA Engineer in Oxford

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, QA Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Oxford region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 16 (100.00%) QA
1 16 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 12 (75.00%) Java
3 11 (68.75%) Scrum
3 11 (68.75%) SQL
3 11 (68.75%) JUnit
3 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (68.75%) Software Engineering
3 11 (68.75%) JIRA
3 11 (68.75%) Manual Testing
4 10 (62.50%) SoapUI
4 10 (62.50%) Kanban
4 10 (62.50%) SOAP
4 10 (62.50%) Python
4 10 (62.50%) API Testing
5 9 (56.25%) JavaScript
5 9 (56.25%) Selenium
5 9 (56.25%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (56.25%) Cucumber
6 8 (50.00%) Confluence
6 8 (50.00%) Process Improvement
6 8 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 8 (50.00%) Talend
6 8 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (50.00%) Web Services
6 8 (50.00%) Google
6 8 (50.00%) Ruby
6 8 (50.00%) Maven
6 8 (50.00%) Jenkins

QA Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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 8 (50.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 9 (56.25%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (50.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (68.75%) JIRA
1 11 (68.75%) JUnit
2 10 (62.50%) SoapUI
3 9 (56.25%) Cucumber
3 9 (56.25%) Selenium
4 8 (50.00%) Jenkins
4 8 (50.00%) Maven
General
1 1 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) SOAP
2 8 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (68.75%) Manual Testing
2 11 (68.75%) Scrum
2 11 (68.75%) Software Engineering
3 10 (62.50%) API Testing
3 10 (62.50%) Kanban
4 8 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (50.00%) Process Improvement
4 8 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 8 (50.00%) SDET
5 5 (31.25%) BDD
5 5 (31.25%) Software Testing
5 5 (31.25%) TDD
6 4 (25.00%) QA Automation
6 4 (25.00%) Regression Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (18.75%) Mathematics
8 2 (12.50%) DevOps
8 2 (12.50%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) Java
2 11 (68.75%) SQL
3 10 (62.50%) Python
4 9 (56.25%) JavaScript
5 8 (50.00%) Ruby
6 4 (25.00%) C++
7 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Google
1 8 (50.00%) Talend