Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Engineer was £61,250 in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance Engineer
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 171 171
Rank change year-on-year +42 0 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 39 5 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.32% 0.17% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.37% 0.18% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 28 0 13
Oxfordshire median annual salary £61,250 - £37,500
10th Percentile £37,500 - £28,500
90th Percentile £63,750 - £42,500
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Oxfordshire
Permanent vacancies in Oxfordshire with a recognized job title 2854 2849 3188
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.48% 97.10% 94.88%
Number of salaries quoted 2389 2324 2620
Oxfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £61,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

QA Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

Job postings that featured QA Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for QA Engineer in Oxfordshire

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Engineer in Oxfordshire.

Salary trend for QA Engineer in Oxfordshire

QA Engineer
Salary Histogram in Oxfordshire

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

Salary histogram for QA Engineer in Oxfordshire

QA Engineer
Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +28 26 £62,500 -
Abingdon +13 10 - -
Kidlington - 1 - -
QA Engineer
South East

QA Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, QA Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Oxfordshire region featuring QA Engineer in the job title.

1 39 (100.00%) QA
2 38 (97.44%) Test Automation
3 23 (58.97%) Java
4 19 (48.72%) C++
4 19 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (46.15%) Amazon AWS
6 17 (43.59%) Selenium
6 17 (43.59%) Python
7 16 (41.03%) JUnit
7 16 (41.03%) Scrum
8 15 (38.46%) Software Engineering
9 14 (35.90%) JIRA
9 14 (35.90%) Cucumber
10 13 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (33.33%) Manual Testing
11 11 (28.21%) Regression Testing
11 11 (28.21%) Software Testing
12 10 (25.64%) Sophos
12 10 (25.64%) QA Automation
13 8 (20.51%) Mentoring
13 8 (20.51%) Coaching
13 8 (20.51%) API Testing
13 8 (20.51%) SoapUI
13 8 (20.51%) Amazon EC2
13 8 (20.51%) SQL
13 8 (20.51%) SOAP
13 8 (20.51%) C
13 8 (20.51%) Degree
13 8 (20.51%) Artificial Intelligence
13 8 (20.51%) Kanban

QA Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 6 (15.38%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 18 (46.15%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (20.51%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (15.38%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (2.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) Big Data
2 1 (2.56%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 17 (43.59%) Selenium
2 16 (41.03%) JUnit
3 14 (35.90%) Cucumber
3 14 (35.90%) JIRA
4 8 (20.51%) SoapUI
5 6 (15.38%) Jenkins
5 6 (15.38%) Maven
5 6 (15.38%) Talend Open Studio
6 4 (10.26%) TestLink
6 4 (10.26%) TestRail
General
1 2 (5.13%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.56%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) SOAP
2 6 (15.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (10.26%) Computer Science
1 4 (10.26%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (10.26%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) Linux
1 5 (12.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (97.44%) Test Automation
2 19 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (41.03%) Scrum
4 15 (38.46%) Software Engineering
5 13 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 13 (33.33%) Manual Testing
6 11 (28.21%) Regression Testing
6 11 (28.21%) Software Testing
7 10 (25.64%) QA Automation
8 8 (20.51%) API Testing
8 8 (20.51%) Artificial Intelligence
8 8 (20.51%) Coaching
8 8 (20.51%) Kanban
8 8 (20.51%) Mentoring
9 7 (17.95%) Acceptance Criteria
10 6 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
10 6 (15.38%) Process Improvement
10 6 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (15.38%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 23 (58.97%) Java
2 19 (48.72%) C++
3 17 (43.59%) Python
4 8 (20.51%) C
4 8 (20.51%) SQL
5 7 (17.95%) JavaScript
6 6 (15.38%) Ruby
7 3 (7.69%) Groovy
8 2 (5.13%) C#
8 2 (5.13%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (20.51%) Degree
2 2 (5.13%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) ECSS
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) Firmware
Vendors
1 10 (25.64%) Sophos
2 6 (15.38%) Google
2 6 (15.38%) Talend
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft