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 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 74 62
Rank change year-on-year +26 -12  
Permanent jobs citing QA 31 9 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 4.45% 1.22% 2.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.90% 14.75% 32.76%
Number of salaries quoted 19 9 10
Median salary £45,000 £55,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.18% +25.71%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £40,300 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £74,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.93%  

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 84 61 58
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 12.07% 8.25% 7.36%
Number of salaries quoted 58 43 39
Median salary £52,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.66% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,700 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

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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 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Oxford

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 29 (44.62%) Test Automation
2 27 (41.54%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (33.85%) Functional Testing
3 22 (33.85%) Non-Functional Testing
4 18 (27.69%) PMO
5 16 (24.62%) Selenium
5 16 (24.62%) PRINCE2
6 14 (21.54%) Windows
6 14 (21.54%) Project Management
7 13 (20.00%) C++
7 13 (20.00%) Performance Testing
7 13 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 12 (18.46%) Manual Testing
8 12 (18.46%) Risk Management
9 11 (16.92%) SQL
9 11 (16.92%) Python
9 11 (16.92%) Coaching
9 11 (16.92%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (13.85%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (13.85%) BDD
10 9 (13.85%) Degree
11 8 (12.31%) Software Testing
11 8 (12.31%) Waterfall
11 8 (12.31%) Microsoft
11 8 (12.31%) Microsoft Project
12 7 (10.77%) Java
12 7 (10.77%) Scrum
12 7 (10.77%) Regression Testing
12 7 (10.77%) System Testing
12 7 (10.77%) Ruby

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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 4 (6.15%) MS Project Server
1 4 (6.15%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (12.31%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.15%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.62%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.54%) Big Data
2 1 (1.54%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (24.62%) Selenium
2 6 (9.23%) Jenkins
3 5 (7.69%) Cucumber
4 4 (6.15%) HP UFT
4 4 (6.15%) JIRA
4 4 (6.15%) Zephyr
5 3 (4.62%) JUnit
6 2 (3.08%) TestComplete
7 1 (1.54%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.54%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.54%) JBehave
7 1 (1.54%) JMeter
7 1 (1.54%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.54%) TestNG
7 1 (1.54%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (6.15%) Finance
1 4 (6.15%) Publishing
2 2 (3.08%) Banking
2 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (33.85%) Analyst
2 18 (27.69%) PMO Analyst
3 15 (23.08%) Test Manager
4 11 (16.92%) Test Engineer
5 8 (12.31%) QA Engineer
5 8 (12.31%) Test Automation Engineer
6 6 (9.23%) Head of QA
7 5 (7.69%) Head of Testing
7 5 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (7.69%) QA Test Engineer
7 5 (7.69%) Tester
8 4 (6.15%) Consultant
8 4 (6.15%) Linux Systems Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) QA Manager
8 4 (6.15%) QA Tester
8 4 (6.15%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Systems Test Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Test Analyst
8 4 (6.15%) Test Consultant
9 3 (4.62%) Agile Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.54%) Ajax
1 1 (1.54%) CSS
1 1 (1.54%) Django
1 1 (1.54%) HTML
1 1 (1.54%) J2EE
1 1 (1.54%) Java EE
1 1 (1.54%) jQuery
1 1 (1.54%) JSF
1 1 (1.54%) Middleware
1 1 (1.54%) RESTful
1 1 (1.54%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.92%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.23%) Algorithms
3 5 (7.69%) Mobile App
4 4 (6.15%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.54%) Windows
2 6 (9.23%) Linux
3 4 (6.15%) Android
3 4 (6.15%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (44.62%) Test Automation
2 27 (41.54%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (33.85%) Functional Testing
3 22 (33.85%) Non-Functional Testing
4 16 (24.62%) PRINCE2
5 14 (21.54%) Project Management
6 13 (20.00%) Performance Testing
6 13 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 12 (18.46%) Manual Testing
7 12 (18.46%) Risk Management
8 11 (16.92%) Coaching
9 9 (13.85%) BDD
9 9 (13.85%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (12.31%) Software Testing
10 8 (12.31%) Waterfall
11 7 (10.77%) Mentoring
11 7 (10.77%) Regression Testing
11 7 (10.77%) Scrum
11 7 (10.77%) System Testing
11 7 (10.77%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.00%) C++
2 11 (16.92%) Python
2 11 (16.92%) SQL
3 7 (10.77%) Java
3 7 (10.77%) Ruby
4 6 (9.23%) Bash Shell
5 4 (6.15%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.62%) C
7 1 (1.54%) Groovy
7 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (13.85%) Degree
2 6 (9.23%) ISTQB
3 5 (7.69%) APMP
4 4 (6.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (3.08%) PMI Certification
5 2 (3.08%) PMP
6 1 (1.54%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (27.69%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (3.08%) Firmware
Vendors
1 8 (12.31%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.15%) HP
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle
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