The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in Oxford during the 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 - 84
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 5 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 0.71% - 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% - 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 1
Median salary £62,500 - £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +5.71% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Oxford. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Oxford
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 680 704 779
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 96.18% 96.70% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 576 625 671
Median salary £42,500 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford that featured QA Tester in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Tester in Oxford

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 21 Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 5 (100.00%) C++
1 5 (100.00%) QA
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (80.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (80.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (80.00%) C
2 4 (80.00%) Mentoring
2 4 (80.00%) Coaching
2 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 4 (80.00%) Artificial Intelligence
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum
2 4 (80.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) JUnit
2 4 (80.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) Big Data
3 1 (20.00%) Firmware
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing

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 4 (80.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (80.00%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (80.00%) JUnit
1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Artificial Intelligence
2 4 (80.00%) Coaching
2 4 (80.00%) Mentoring
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C++
2 4 (80.00%) C
2 4 (80.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Firmware
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + bonus, bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago