Period
to 21 January 2019

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 21 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 54 31 48
Rank change year-on-year -23 +17 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 68 117 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 4.99% 7.72% 4.66%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.03% 68.02% 43.57%
Number of salaries quoted 61 124 40
Oxford median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £39,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +33.76% -6.55%
10th Percentile £22,500 £31,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £65,000 £63,750
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £44,417
% change year-on-year -4.76% +18.20% +4.51%

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 151 172 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 11.09% 11.35% 10.70%
Number of salaries quoted 125 167 109
Oxford median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +7.14%
10th Percentile £33,000 £30,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £65,000 £57,500
Oxfordshire median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% +5.88%

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 21 January 2019.

Salary histogram for QA in Oxford

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 43 (63.24%) Test Automation
2 39 (57.35%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (41.18%) Selenium
4 24 (35.29%) Scrum
5 21 (30.88%) TDD
6 19 (27.94%) BDD
7 17 (25.00%) Java
7 17 (25.00%) JavaScript
8 16 (23.53%) Linux
8 16 (23.53%) Software Engineering
9 15 (22.06%) Python
9 15 (22.06%) Windows
10 14 (20.59%) Cucumber
10 14 (20.59%) SDLC
10 14 (20.59%) Degree
11 12 (17.65%) Kanban
11 12 (17.65%) WebDriver
12 11 (16.18%) Git (software)
12 11 (16.18%) Finance
12 11 (16.18%) SQL
13 10 (14.71%) JIRA
13 10 (14.71%) Manual Testing
14 9 (13.24%) Mathematics
14 9 (13.24%) C++
14 9 (13.24%) Jenkins
14 9 (13.24%) Continuous Improvement
15 8 (11.76%) Regression Testing
15 8 (11.76%) Test Scripting
16 7 (10.29%) Physics
16 7 (10.29%) Software Testing

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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 3 (4.41%) Confluence
2 2 (2.94%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (1.47%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.47%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.47%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.47%) SAP PM
2 1 (1.47%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.35%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.88%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.88%) HTTP
1 4 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.47%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.35%) MongoDB
3 4 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (5.88%) Redis
4 2 (2.94%) MySQL
4 2 (2.94%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.94%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.47%) Big Data
5 1 (1.47%) GIS
5 1 (1.47%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.47%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 28 (41.18%) Selenium
2 14 (20.59%) Cucumber
3 12 (17.65%) WebDriver
4 11 (16.18%) Git (software)
5 10 (14.71%) JIRA
6 9 (13.24%) Jenkins
7 4 (5.88%) Fiddler
7 4 (5.88%) JUnit
7 4 (5.88%) TestComplete
8 3 (4.41%) HP UFT
8 3 (4.41%) Zephyr
9 2 (2.94%) Ant
9 2 (2.94%) Maven
9 2 (2.94%) NUnit
9 2 (2.94%) SoapUI
9 2 (2.94%) SpecFlow
10 1 (1.47%) Gradle
10 1 (1.47%) Jasmine
10 1 (1.47%) Mercurial
10 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (16.18%) Finance
2 7 (10.29%) Publishing
3 2 (2.94%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.47%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.47%) Retail
4 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (27.94%) QA Engineer
1 19 (27.94%) Test Engineer
2 15 (22.06%) Test Automation Engineer
3 14 (20.59%) Analyst
3 14 (20.59%) Developer
3 14 (20.59%) Tester
4 13 (19.12%) Senior QA Engineer
4 13 (19.12%) Test Analyst
5 12 (17.65%) QA Automation Engineer
6 11 (16.18%) Automation Test Analyst
6 11 (16.18%) QA Test Engineer
7 8 (11.76%) Software Developer
8 7 (10.29%) C++ Developer
8 7 (10.29%) C++ Software Developer
8 7 (10.29%) QA Analyst
8 7 (10.29%) QA Test Analyst
8 7 (10.29%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (10.29%) Senior QA Analyst
8 7 (10.29%) Senior QA Test Analyst
8 7 (10.29%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.35%) Gherkin
1 5 (7.35%) HTML
1 5 (7.35%) HTML5
2 4 (5.88%) Celery
2 4 (5.88%) CSS
2 4 (5.88%) Django
2 4 (5.88%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (4.41%) SOAP
4 2 (2.94%) Web Services
4 2 (2.94%) XML
5 1 (1.47%) .NET
5 1 (1.47%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.47%) EDI
5 1 (1.47%) jQuery
5 1 (1.47%) JSON
5 1 (1.47%) Node.js
5 1 (1.47%) REST
5 1 (1.47%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.29%) CUDA
1 7 (10.29%) Virtual Team
2 6 (8.82%) Mobile App
3 5 (7.35%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (7.35%) User Experience
4 2 (2.94%) Analytical Mindset
4 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.94%) Replication
5 1 (1.47%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.47%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 16 (23.53%) Linux
2 15 (22.06%) Windows
3 5 (7.35%) Android
3 5 (7.35%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.94%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (63.24%) Test Automation
2 39 (57.35%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (35.29%) Scrum
4 21 (30.88%) TDD
5 19 (27.94%) BDD
6 16 (23.53%) Software Engineering
7 14 (20.59%) SDLC
8 12 (17.65%) Kanban
9 10 (14.71%) Manual Testing
10 9 (13.24%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (13.24%) Mathematics
11 8 (11.76%) Regression Testing
11 8 (11.76%) Test Scripting
12 7 (10.29%) Coaching
12 7 (10.29%) DevOps
12 7 (10.29%) Multithreading
12 7 (10.29%) Physics
12 7 (10.29%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (10.29%) Project Management
12 7 (10.29%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (25.00%) Java
1 17 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 15 (22.06%) Python
3 11 (16.18%) SQL
4 9 (13.24%) C++
5 5 (7.35%) C#
5 5 (7.35%) T-SQL
6 4 (5.88%) Go
7 2 (2.94%) Java 9
Qualifications
1 14 (20.59%) Degree
2 7 (10.29%) ISTQB
2 7 (10.29%) PhD
3 3 (4.41%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.94%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.94%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.47%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) SLA
2 1 (1.47%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (10.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (10.29%) Kubernetes
2 3 (4.41%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 4 (5.88%) HP
1 4 (5.88%) SAP
2 2 (2.94%) GUPTA
2 2 (2.94%) Talend
3 1 (1.47%) ESRI
3 1 (1.47%) Pegasus
3 1 (1.47%) Salesforce.com