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 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 43 50 42
Rank change year-on-year +7 -8  
Permanent jobs citing QA 34 24 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 4.92% 3.70% 5.28%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 47.22% 48.00% 61.67%
Number of salaries quoted 12 18 24
Median salary £37,500 £34,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.69% -6.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,200 £31,692
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £76,250 £52,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Oxford
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 72 50 60
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 10.42% 7.70% 8.56%
Number of salaries quoted 40 34 45
Median salary £38,750 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.82% +13.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,186 £25,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,250 £74,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Oxford

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Oxford region with a requirement for QA.

1 27 (38.57%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (32.86%) Non-Functional Testing
3 19 (27.14%) PMO
4 18 (25.71%) Functional Testing
4 18 (25.71%) Risk Management
5 17 (24.29%) Windows
6 16 (22.86%) Project Management
6 16 (22.86%) Performance Testing
6 16 (22.86%) Continuous Improvement
7 15 (21.43%) BDD
7 15 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (21.43%) Selenium
7 15 (21.43%) PRINCE2
8 14 (20.00%) JIRA
9 12 (17.14%) Test Automation
9 12 (17.14%) Microsoft
10 11 (15.71%) TDD
10 11 (15.71%) Test Scripting
10 11 (15.71%) Mobile App
11 10 (14.29%) Waterfall
11 10 (14.29%) Manual Testing
11 10 (14.29%) MS Project
12 9 (12.86%) SQL Server
12 9 (12.86%) SQL
12 9 (12.86%) Regression Testing
12 9 (12.86%) Software Testing
12 9 (12.86%) Degree
12 9 (12.86%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (12.86%) Apple iOS
13 8 (11.43%) Demand Management

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Top Related 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 5 (7.14%) MS Project Server
1 5 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (14.29%) MS Project
2 7 (10.00%) MS Excel
3 6 (8.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (21.43%) Selenium
2 14 (20.00%) JIRA
3 8 (11.43%) HP UFT
3 8 (11.43%) Zephyr
4 6 (8.57%) TestComplete
5 3 (4.29%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.86%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.43%) Appium
7 1 (1.43%) JMeter
General
1 8 (11.43%) Publishing
2 5 (7.14%) Finance
3 3 (4.29%) Marketing
4 2 (2.86%) Banking
4 2 (2.86%) Local Government
4 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (31.43%) Analyst
2 19 (27.14%) PMO Analyst
3 15 (21.43%) Test Manager
4 11 (15.71%) Head of QA
4 11 (15.71%) Head of Testing
5 7 (10.00%) Consultant
5 7 (10.00%) Test Consultant
5 7 (10.00%) Tester
6 6 (8.57%) QA Tester
7 5 (7.14%) Junior
8 3 (4.29%) Agile Test Manager
8 3 (4.29%) Automation Tester
8 3 (4.29%) Developer
8 3 (4.29%) Junior Tester
8 3 (4.29%) Product Consultant
8 3 (4.29%) QA Automation Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) QA Automation Tester
8 3 (4.29%) QA Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Software Consultant
8 3 (4.29%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.29%) SAP PI
2 2 (2.86%) .NET
3 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.43%) jQuery
3 1 (1.43%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (15.71%) Mobile App
3 8 (11.43%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (24.29%) Windows
2 9 (12.86%) Apple iOS
3 8 (11.43%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (38.57%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (32.86%) Non-Functional Testing
3 18 (25.71%) Functional Testing
3 18 (25.71%) Risk Management
4 16 (22.86%) Continuous Improvement
4 16 (22.86%) Performance Testing
4 16 (22.86%) Project Management
5 15 (21.43%) BDD
5 15 (21.43%) PRINCE2
6 12 (17.14%) Test Automation
7 11 (15.71%) TDD
7 11 (15.71%) Test Scripting
8 10 (14.29%) Manual Testing
8 10 (14.29%) Waterfall
9 9 (12.86%) Regression Testing
9 9 (12.86%) Software Testing
9 9 (12.86%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (11.43%) Coaching
10 8 (11.43%) Demand Management
10 8 (11.43%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.86%) SQL
2 8 (11.43%) T-SQL
3 4 (5.71%) C#
4 2 (2.86%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.43%) Java
5 1 (1.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (12.86%) Degree
2 8 (11.43%) ISTQB
3 5 (7.14%) APMP
3 5 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (27.14%) PMO
Vendors
1 12 (17.14%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.43%) HP
3 3 (4.29%) SAP
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