Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 35 89
Rank change year-on-year -10 +54 -42
Permanent jobs citing QA 94 108 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 6.06% 7.09% 1.90%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 62.25% 52.17% 22.22%
Number of salaries quoted 90 98 30
Oxford median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.38% +11.90%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £63,225 £56,450
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £41,750
% change year-on-year - +19.76% -0.60%

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 151 207 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 9.74% 13.59% 8.53%
Number of salaries quoted 137 176 106
Oxford median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,875
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +8.99% +8.58%
10th Percentile £33,250 £32,467 £31,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £63,375 £57,500
Oxfordshire median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% +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 18 October 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Oxford

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 55 (58.51%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (40.43%) Test Automation
3 36 (38.30%) C++
4 33 (35.11%) JavaScript
4 33 (35.11%) Software Engineering
5 31 (32.98%) Selenium
6 27 (28.72%) TDD
7 25 (26.60%) Linux
8 24 (25.53%) Java
8 24 (25.53%) SDLC
9 22 (23.40%) Mathematics
10 21 (22.34%) Physics
10 21 (22.34%) Multithreading
10 21 (22.34%) PhD
10 21 (22.34%) Windows
10 21 (22.34%) Scrum
10 21 (22.34%) CUDA
11 20 (21.28%) Python
12 19 (20.21%) Problem-Solving
13 18 (19.15%) User Experience
14 17 (18.09%) Degree
14 17 (18.09%) JIRA
14 17 (18.09%) SQL
14 17 (18.09%) Jenkins
15 16 (17.02%) Cucumber
15 16 (17.02%) BDD
15 16 (17.02%) Confluence
15 16 (17.02%) Project Management
16 15 (15.96%) C#
16 15 (15.96%) Django

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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 (17.02%) Confluence
2 3 (3.19%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.06%) Tornado
Applications
1 6 (6.38%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (6.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.13%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (1.06%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.06%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.06%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.06%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.83%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (11.70%) Amazon SQS
3 9 (9.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (3.19%) Office 365
4 3 (3.19%) SaaS
5 1 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.19%) DNS
2 1 (1.06%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.13%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.06%) Big Data
2 1 (1.06%) GIS
2 1 (1.06%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.06%) Redis
2 1 (1.06%) SAP HANA
2 1 (1.06%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 31 (32.98%) Selenium
2 17 (18.09%) Jenkins
2 17 (18.09%) JIRA
3 16 (17.02%) Cucumber
4 10 (10.64%) JUnit
4 10 (10.64%) SoapUI
5 9 (9.57%) Maven
6 5 (5.32%) WebDriver
7 2 (2.13%) YouTrack
8 1 (1.06%) Appium
8 1 (1.06%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.06%) Mercurial
8 1 (1.06%) Robot Framework
8 1 (1.06%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.06%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (7.45%) Finance
2 5 (5.32%) Games
3 3 (3.19%) Automotive
3 3 (3.19%) Retail
4 2 (2.13%) Marketing
5 1 (1.06%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 43 (45.74%) Developer
2 30 (31.91%) Software Developer
3 21 (22.34%) C++ Developer
3 21 (22.34%) C++ Software Developer
4 18 (19.15%) Senior Developer
4 18 (19.15%) Senior Software Developer
5 15 (15.96%) Analyst
5 15 (15.96%) Test Analyst
6 11 (11.70%) Cloud Developer
6 11 (11.70%) Django Developer
6 11 (11.70%) JavaScript Developer
6 11 (11.70%) Project Manager
6 11 (11.70%) Python Developer
6 11 (11.70%) Python/Django Developer
6 11 (11.70%) Senior C++ Developer
7 9 (9.57%) Test Engineer
8 8 (8.51%) Agile Test Analyst
8 8 (8.51%) Software Analyst
8 8 (8.51%) Software Test Analyst
9 7 (7.45%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.96%) Django
2 13 (13.83%) CSS
2 13 (13.83%) HTML
3 11 (11.70%) Celery
3 11 (11.70%) HTML5
3 11 (11.70%) RabbitMQ
4 10 (10.64%) SOAP
4 10 (10.64%) Web Services
5 6 (6.38%) Gherkin
5 6 (6.38%) Node.js
6 4 (4.26%) .NET
7 2 (2.13%) CakePHP
7 2 (2.13%) JSON
7 2 (2.13%) XML
8 1 (1.06%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 21 (22.34%) CUDA
2 18 (19.15%) User Experience
3 11 (11.70%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.19%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.19%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.13%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.13%) Replication
6 1 (1.06%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.06%) Social Media
6 1 (1.06%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (26.60%) Linux
2 21 (22.34%) Windows
3 3 (3.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (58.51%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (40.43%) Test Automation
3 33 (35.11%) Software Engineering
4 27 (28.72%) TDD
5 24 (25.53%) SDLC
6 22 (23.40%) Mathematics
7 21 (22.34%) Multithreading
7 21 (22.34%) Physics
7 21 (22.34%) Scrum
8 19 (20.21%) Problem-Solving
9 16 (17.02%) BDD
9 16 (17.02%) Project Management
10 13 (13.83%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (13.83%) Integration Testing
11 12 (12.77%) Manual Testing
12 11 (11.70%) API Testing
12 11 (11.70%) Test Strategy
13 10 (10.64%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (10.64%) Kanban
13 10 (10.64%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 36 (38.30%) C++
2 33 (35.11%) JavaScript
3 24 (25.53%) Java
4 20 (21.28%) Python
5 17 (18.09%) SQL
6 15 (15.96%) C#
7 5 (5.32%) PHP
8 2 (2.13%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.13%) Go
8 2 (2.13%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.13%) Ruby
8 2 (2.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (22.34%) PhD
2 17 (18.09%) Degree
3 4 (4.26%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.13%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.06%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.06%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.19%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.06%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.06%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 9 (9.57%) Talend
2 6 (6.38%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.38%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (5.32%) Google
4 3 (3.19%) SAP
5 1 (1.06%) ESRI