Period
to 25 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 51 75
Rank change year-on-year +20 +24 -13
Permanent jobs citing QA 133 62 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 8.09% 4.62% 3.18%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 64.56% 41.89% 42.57%
Number of salaries quoted 139 26 31
Oxford median annual salary £52,500 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +40.00% -16.67% +20.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £76,000 £61,250 £76,250
Oxfordshire median annual salary £52,500 £37,500 £44,500
% change year-on-year +40.00% -15.73% +11.25%

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Oxford
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 206 148 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 12.53% 11.03% 7.48%
Number of salaries quoted 198 90 70
Oxford median annual salary £50,000 £41,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.21% -8.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,980 £25,875
90th Percentile £76,000 £67,750 £70,250
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +25.00% -11.11% +12.50%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxford.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Oxford

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Salary Trend in Oxford

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

Salary trend for QA in Oxford

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Salary Histogram in Oxford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Oxford over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Oxford

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Oxford region with a requirement for QA.

1 82 (61.65%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 45 (33.83%) Selenium
4 42 (31.58%) JavaScript
5 38 (28.57%) Project Management
6 35 (26.32%) Java
6 35 (26.32%) TDD
7 33 (24.81%) Python
8 31 (23.31%) Software Engineering
9 29 (21.80%) Cucumber
10 28 (21.05%) C++
11 26 (19.55%) Scrum
11 26 (19.55%) SDLC
12 24 (18.05%) Windows
13 23 (17.29%) Test Strategy
13 23 (17.29%) BDD
14 20 (15.04%) Amazon AWS
14 20 (15.04%) JIRA
14 20 (15.04%) Continuous Integration
14 20 (15.04%) ISTQB
15 19 (14.29%) Linux
15 19 (14.29%) PRINCE2
15 19 (14.29%) Confluence
16 18 (13.53%) Manual Testing
16 18 (13.53%) SQL
17 17 (12.78%) Mathematics
17 17 (12.78%) Jenkins
17 17 (12.78%) User Experience
18 16 (12.03%) Physics
18 16 (12.03%) Kanban

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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 19 (14.29%) Confluence
2 2 (1.50%) Tornado
3 1 (0.75%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.75%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.75%) SAS
3 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (6.02%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (6.02%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 20 (15.04%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (7.52%) Amazon SQS
3 8 (6.02%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (4.51%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (2.26%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.26%) SaaS
6 2 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.75%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.26%) LAN
1 7 (5.26%) WAN
2 1 (0.75%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.26%) MongoDB
2 3 (2.26%) NoSQL
2 3 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.50%) Redis
4 1 (0.75%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 45 (33.83%) Selenium
2 29 (21.80%) Cucumber
3 20 (15.04%) JIRA
4 17 (12.78%) Jenkins
5 15 (11.28%) WebDriver
6 10 (7.52%) HP UFT
6 10 (7.52%) LoadRunner
6 10 (7.52%) Zephyr
7 7 (5.26%) TestComplete
8 6 (4.51%) SoapUI
9 5 (3.76%) JUnit
9 5 (3.76%) Maven
9 5 (3.76%) YouTrack
10 2 (1.50%) JMeter
10 2 (1.50%) Robot Framework
11 1 (0.75%) FitNesse
11 1 (0.75%) IntelliJ
11 1 (0.75%) JBehave
General
1 14 (10.53%) Games
2 7 (5.26%) Advertising
2 7 (5.26%) Retail
3 6 (4.51%) Finance
4 5 (3.76%) Marketing
5 1 (0.75%) Legal
5 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 31 (23.31%) Developer
2 30 (22.56%) Analyst
3 28 (21.05%) Project Manager
3 28 (21.05%) Test Analyst
4 20 (15.04%) Software Developer
5 19 (14.29%) QA Engineer
6 16 (12.03%) Automation Test Analyst
7 15 (11.28%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 15 (11.28%) Test Engineer
8 14 (10.53%) C++ Developer
8 14 (10.53%) C++ Software Developer
9 13 (9.77%) Agile Project Manager
9 13 (9.77%) Digital Agile Project Manager
9 13 (9.77%) Digital Project Manager
9 13 (9.77%) Mobile Project Manager
9 13 (9.77%) QA Analyst
9 13 (9.77%) QA Automation Engineer
9 13 (9.77%) Web Manager
9 13 (9.77%) Web Project Manager
10 12 (9.02%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.28%) CSS
1 15 (11.28%) HTML
2 14 (10.53%) Django
2 14 (10.53%) Gherkin
3 10 (7.52%) Celery
3 10 (7.52%) HTML5
3 10 (7.52%) RabbitMQ
4 7 (5.26%) Node.js
5 6 (4.51%) SOAP
6 5 (3.76%) CakePHP
6 5 (3.76%) JSON
6 5 (3.76%) Web Services
6 5 (3.76%) XML
7 3 (2.26%) React
8 1 (0.75%) Lucene
8 1 (0.75%) REST
8 1 (0.75%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.78%) User Experience
2 16 (12.03%) CUDA
3 7 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 7 (5.26%) Virtual Team
4 5 (3.76%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.26%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 24 (18.05%) Windows
2 19 (14.29%) Linux
3 2 (1.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (61.65%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 38 (28.57%) Project Management
4 35 (26.32%) TDD
5 31 (23.31%) Software Engineering
6 26 (19.55%) Scrum
6 26 (19.55%) SDLC
7 23 (17.29%) BDD
7 23 (17.29%) Test Strategy
8 20 (15.04%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (14.29%) PRINCE2
10 18 (13.53%) Manual Testing
11 17 (12.78%) Mathematics
12 16 (12.03%) Kanban
12 16 (12.03%) Multithreading
12 16 (12.03%) Physics
13 15 (11.28%) Process Improvement
14 14 (10.53%) DevOps
15 13 (9.77%) Programme Management
15 13 (9.77%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 42 (31.58%) JavaScript
2 35 (26.32%) Java
3 33 (24.81%) Python
4 28 (21.05%) C++
5 18 (13.53%) SQL
6 16 (12.03%) C#
7 12 (9.02%) T-SQL
8 7 (5.26%) Ruby
9 5 (3.76%) Bash Shell
9 5 (3.76%) PHP
9 5 (3.76%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.50%) Go
11 1 (0.75%) Scala
Qualifications
1 20 (15.04%) ISTQB
2 16 (12.03%) PhD
3 15 (11.28%) Degree
4 4 (3.01%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.76%) Data Quality
1 5 (3.76%) SLA
2 1 (0.75%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (3.01%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (1.50%) Docker
3 1 (0.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 2 (1.50%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 16 (12.03%) Google
2 15 (11.28%) Microsoft
3 10 (7.52%) HP
3 10 (7.52%) Micro Focus
4 6 (4.51%) Talend
5 2 (1.50%) Salesforce.com