Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 79 39
Rank change year-on-year +47 -40 +39
Permanent jobs citing QA 113 42 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 7.21% 2.86% 6.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 55.94% 29.17% 60.34%
Number of salaries quoted 109 38 72
Oxford median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.38% +11.90% -23.64%
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,000 £63,750 £60,000
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +14.94% +2.35% -5.56%

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 202 144 174
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 12.89% 9.79% 10.56%
Number of salaries quoted 182 117 118
Oxford median annual salary £50,000 £46,749 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.95% +11.31% -16.00%
10th Percentile £31,325 £30,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £63,000 £57,500 £65,000
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +7.14% +9.09%

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

QA
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

QA
Salary Histogram in Oxford

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

Salary histogram for QA in Oxford

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 85 (75.22%) Test Automation
2 68 (60.18%) Python
3 60 (53.10%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (50.44%) Selenium
5 45 (39.82%) Scrum
6 40 (35.40%) Java
7 38 (33.63%) Software Engineering
8 36 (31.86%) Manual Testing
9 31 (27.43%) C
10 30 (26.55%) JIRA
11 29 (25.66%) Degree
12 28 (24.78%) Software Testing
12 28 (24.78%) C++
13 27 (23.89%) Git (software)
14 26 (23.01%) Amazon AWS
14 26 (23.01%) JUnit
14 26 (23.01%) Cucumber
15 23 (20.35%) Confluence
15 23 (20.35%) Jenkins
16 21 (18.58%) SQL
17 20 (17.70%) User Stories
18 18 (15.93%) Defect Tracking
18 18 (15.93%) SoapUI
19 17 (15.04%) Coaching
19 17 (15.04%) Validation
20 16 (14.16%) Google
20 16 (14.16%) Google Cloud Platform
20 16 (14.16%) Process Improvement
20 16 (14.16%) Microsoft Azure
21 15 (13.27%) Mentoring

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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 23 (20.35%) Confluence
2 1 (0.88%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 26 (23.01%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (14.16%) Google Cloud Platform
2 16 (14.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (12.39%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.42%) LAN
1 5 (4.42%) WAN
2 2 (1.77%) SMS
3 1 (0.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.54%) Big Data
2 2 (1.77%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.88%) MySQL
3 1 (0.88%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 57 (50.44%) Selenium
2 30 (26.55%) JIRA
3 27 (23.89%) Git (software)
4 26 (23.01%) Cucumber
4 26 (23.01%) JUnit
5 23 (20.35%) Jenkins
6 18 (15.93%) SoapUI
7 6 (5.31%) JMeter
7 6 (5.31%) Maven
7 6 (5.31%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.88%) Appium
8 1 (0.88%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.88%) JBehave
8 1 (0.88%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.88%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.88%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (2.65%) Finance
2 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 43 (38.05%) Test Engineer
2 34 (30.09%) Test Automation Engineer
3 31 (27.43%) Tester
4 26 (23.01%) QA Engineer
5 23 (20.35%) Analyst
6 20 (17.70%) Test Analyst
7 19 (16.81%) Software Tester
8 18 (15.93%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
8 18 (15.93%) Senior Test Engineer
9 16 (14.16%) QA Test Engineer
10 15 (13.27%) Java Engineer
10 15 (13.27%) QA Analyst
10 15 (13.27%) QA Test Analyst
11 13 (11.50%) QA Tester
12 11 (9.73%) Automation Test Analyst
13 10 (8.85%) Selenium Test Analyst
14 9 (7.96%) Project Manager
14 9 (7.96%) QA Automation Engineer
15 7 (6.19%) Graduate
15 7 (6.19%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.73%) Django
2 8 (7.08%) SOAP
3 7 (6.19%) Web Services
4 4 (3.54%) Middleware
5 1 (0.88%) .NET
5 1 (0.88%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.88%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.88%) HTML
5 1 (0.88%) jQuery
5 1 (0.88%) JSF
5 1 (0.88%) JSP
5 1 (0.88%) Node.js
5 1 (0.88%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.73%) Computer Science
2 7 (6.19%) Virtual Team
3 5 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.42%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.54%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.54%) Linux
1 4 (3.54%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (75.22%) Test Automation
2 60 (53.10%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (39.82%) Scrum
4 38 (33.63%) Software Engineering
5 36 (31.86%) Manual Testing
6 28 (24.78%) Software Testing
7 20 (17.70%) User Stories
8 18 (15.93%) Defect Tracking
9 17 (15.04%) Coaching
9 17 (15.04%) Validation
10 16 (14.16%) Process Improvement
11 15 (13.27%) Mentoring
11 15 (13.27%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (9.73%) SDET
13 10 (8.85%) PRINCE2
13 10 (8.85%) Regression Testing
14 9 (7.96%) Kanban
14 9 (7.96%) Project Management
15 8 (7.08%) API Testing
15 8 (7.08%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 68 (60.18%) Python
2 40 (35.40%) Java
3 31 (27.43%) C
4 28 (24.78%) C++
5 21 (18.58%) SQL
6 10 (8.85%) Ruby
7 9 (7.96%) JavaScript
8 6 (5.31%) Shell Script
9 4 (3.54%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.65%) VBA
11 1 (0.88%) C#
11 1 (0.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 29 (25.66%) Degree
2 2 (1.77%) ISTQB
2 2 (1.77%) PMI Certification
2 2 (1.77%) PMP
3 1 (0.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.42%) PMO
2 2 (1.77%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.77%) Firmware
2 1 (0.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.88%) Mesos
1 1 (0.88%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (14.16%) Google
2 6 (5.31%) Talend
3 3 (2.65%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle