Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in Oxford during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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

Quality Assurance Tester
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 117 125
Rank change year-on-year +13 +8 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 13 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 0.83% 0.27% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.28% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 12 4 5
Oxford median annual salary £62,500 £25,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +150.00% -23.08% -13.33%
10th Percentile £32,875 £19,400 £22,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £28,500 £41,750
Oxfordshire median annual salary £62,500 £25,000 £30,750
% change year-on-year +150.00% -18.70% -18.00%

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 1518 1441 1581
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.87% 97.96% 95.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1331 1260 1274
Oxford median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £63,750 £60,000
Oxfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester in Oxford

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Oxford

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

Salary trend for QA Tester in Oxford

QA Tester
Salary Histogram in Oxford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Tester in Oxford over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Tester in Oxford

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, QA Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 13 (100.00%) QA
2 12 (92.31%) Test Automation
3 9 (69.23%) C++
3 9 (69.23%) Java
3 9 (69.23%) Selenium
4 8 (61.54%) Artificial Intelligence
4 8 (61.54%) C
4 8 (61.54%) JUnit
4 8 (61.54%) Python
4 8 (61.54%) Scrum
4 8 (61.54%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (61.54%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (61.54%) Cucumber
4 8 (61.54%) Mentoring
4 8 (61.54%) Coaching
5 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
6 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
6 2 (15.38%) Degree
6 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
6 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Exploratory Testing
7 1 (7.69%) SDLC
7 1 (7.69%) Defect Tracking
7 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
7 1 (7.69%) Big Data
7 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Data Analytics
7 1 (7.69%) Analytics

QA Tester 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:

Cloud Services
1 8 (61.54%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (61.54%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (69.23%) Selenium
2 8 (61.54%) Cucumber
2 8 (61.54%) JUnit
3 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.69%) JIRA
3 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Test Automation
2 8 (61.54%) Artificial Intelligence
2 8 (61.54%) Coaching
2 8 (61.54%) Mentoring
2 8 (61.54%) Scrum
3 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.69%) Analytics
5 1 (7.69%) Data Analytics
5 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Load Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
5 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Security Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.69%) Test Management
5 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) C++
1 9 (69.23%) Java
2 8 (61.54%) C
2 8 (61.54%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Firmware