Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 45 100
Rank change year-on-year +3 +55 -43
Permanent jobs citing QA 121 84 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 7.27% 5.71% 1.39%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 66.12% 43.08% 16.95%
Number of salaries quoted 118 65 21
Oxford median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -10.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £35,500 £32,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £85,375 £63,750 £76,250
Oxfordshire median annual salary £52,250 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +16.11% +5.88% +0.59%

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 183 195 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 10.99% 13.25% 8.21%
Number of salaries quoted 170 151 95
Oxford median annual salary £51,750 £45,000 £46,749
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% -3.74% +10.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £63,750 £57,500
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +12.22% - +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

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 21 August 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Oxford

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 78 (64.46%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (36.36%) JavaScript
2 44 (36.36%) Test Automation
3 38 (31.40%) Selenium
4 34 (28.10%) C++
5 33 (27.27%) TDD
6 31 (25.62%) Software Engineering
6 31 (25.62%) Java
6 31 (25.62%) Python
7 30 (24.79%) Scrum
8 27 (22.31%) SDLC
9 25 (20.66%) User Experience
9 25 (20.66%) Project Management
10 24 (19.83%) Cucumber
11 23 (19.01%) Linux
12 22 (18.18%) Degree
13 20 (16.53%) Windows
13 20 (16.53%) HTML
13 20 (16.53%) CSS
13 20 (16.53%) Mathematics
13 20 (16.53%) Django
14 19 (15.70%) Physics
14 19 (15.70%) Multithreading
14 19 (15.70%) BDD
14 19 (15.70%) CUDA
14 19 (15.70%) SQL
14 19 (15.70%) PhD
14 19 (15.70%) Problem-Solving
15 18 (14.88%) C#
15 18 (14.88%) Jenkins

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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 16 (13.22%) Confluence
2 3 (2.48%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.65%) Tornado
4 1 (0.83%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.83%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.83%) SAS
4 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (6.61%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (6.61%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 16 (13.22%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (12.40%) Amazon SQS
3 10 (8.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (4.96%) SaaS
5 3 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.48%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (2.48%) Office 365
6 2 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.83%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.48%) DNS
2 2 (1.65%) LAN
2 2 (1.65%) WAN
3 1 (0.83%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.83%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.31%) NoSQL
2 3 (2.48%) MongoDB
2 3 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.65%) Redis
4 1 (0.83%) Big Data
4 1 (0.83%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 38 (31.40%) Selenium
2 24 (19.83%) Cucumber
3 18 (14.88%) Jenkins
4 17 (14.05%) JIRA
5 11 (9.09%) SoapUI
6 10 (8.26%) JUnit
7 9 (7.44%) Maven
7 9 (7.44%) WebDriver
8 5 (4.13%) YouTrack
9 2 (1.65%) Robot Framework
10 1 (0.83%) Appium
10 1 (0.83%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.83%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.83%) JMeter
10 1 (0.83%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.83%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (9.92%) Games
2 7 (5.79%) Retail
3 6 (4.96%) Finance
4 5 (4.13%) Marketing
5 3 (2.48%) Automotive
6 1 (0.83%) Legal
6 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 45 (37.19%) Developer
2 28 (23.14%) Software Developer
3 22 (18.18%) Project Manager
4 21 (17.36%) Analyst
5 19 (15.70%) C++ Developer
5 19 (15.70%) C++ Software Developer
5 19 (15.70%) Test Analyst
6 17 (14.05%) Senior Developer
6 17 (14.05%) Senior Software Developer
7 15 (12.40%) Cloud Developer
7 15 (12.40%) Django Developer
7 15 (12.40%) JavaScript Developer
7 15 (12.40%) Python Developer
7 15 (12.40%) Python/Django Developer
8 14 (11.57%) QA Engineer
9 12 (9.92%) Agile Project Manager
9 12 (9.92%) Digital Agile Project Manager
9 12 (9.92%) Digital Project Manager
9 12 (9.92%) Mobile Project Manager
9 12 (9.92%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (16.53%) CSS
1 20 (16.53%) Django
1 20 (16.53%) HTML
2 15 (12.40%) Celery
2 15 (12.40%) HTML5
2 15 (12.40%) RabbitMQ
3 11 (9.09%) SOAP
4 10 (8.26%) Web Services
5 7 (5.79%) Gherkin
5 7 (5.79%) Node.js
6 5 (4.13%) CakePHP
6 5 (4.13%) JSON
6 5 (4.13%) XML
7 4 (3.31%) .NET
8 3 (2.48%) React
9 1 (0.83%) EDI
9 1 (0.83%) Lucene
9 1 (0.83%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 25 (20.66%) User Experience
2 19 (15.70%) CUDA
3 15 (12.40%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.13%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.48%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (19.01%) Linux
2 20 (16.53%) Windows
3 3 (2.48%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (64.46%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (36.36%) Test Automation
3 33 (27.27%) TDD
4 31 (25.62%) Software Engineering
5 30 (24.79%) Scrum
6 27 (22.31%) SDLC
7 25 (20.66%) Project Management
8 20 (16.53%) Mathematics
9 19 (15.70%) BDD
9 19 (15.70%) Multithreading
9 19 (15.70%) Physics
9 19 (15.70%) Problem-Solving
10 16 (13.22%) API Testing
11 15 (12.40%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (12.40%) Kanban
11 15 (12.40%) Test Strategy
12 14 (11.57%) Manual Testing
13 13 (10.74%) DevOps
13 13 (10.74%) Software Testing
14 12 (9.92%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (36.36%) JavaScript
2 34 (28.10%) C++
3 31 (25.62%) Java
3 31 (25.62%) Python
4 19 (15.70%) SQL
5 18 (14.88%) C#
6 8 (6.61%) PHP
7 5 (4.13%) Bash Shell
7 5 (4.13%) PowerShell
7 5 (4.13%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.65%) Go
8 2 (1.65%) Ruby
9 1 (0.83%) Scala
Qualifications
1 22 (18.18%) Degree
2 19 (15.70%) PhD
3 5 (4.13%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.65%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.96%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.65%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.65%) Docker
2 1 (0.83%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (1.65%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 12 (9.92%) Google
2 9 (7.44%) Talend
3 8 (6.61%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.13%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.83%) SAP