The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Tester
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 105 108 114
Rank change year-on-year +3 +6  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 8 8 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.57% 0.56% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.58% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 8 7 4
Median salary £30,000 £45,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -33.33% +50.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,250 £40,000 £27,200
10% offered a salary of more than £30,150 £45,000 £35,250
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -6.66% +15.38%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Oxfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1354 1383 1338
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 96.78% 97.19% 97.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1160 1200 1093
Median salary £42,500 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.40% +10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire that featured QA Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester in Oxfordshire

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Salary trend for QA Tester in Oxfordshire

QA Tester
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 Tester within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Witney - 6 £30,000 - 1
QA Tester
South East

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, QA Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 15 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (53.33%) User Experience
2 8 (53.33%) Software Testing
3 6 (40.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Mobile App
4 5 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 5 (33.33%) JIRA
5 4 (26.67%) SQL
5 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (20.00%) Automation Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (20.00%) Finance
6 3 (20.00%) Selenium
6 3 (20.00%) Marketing
6 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (13.33%) Degree
7 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
7 2 (13.33%) Mathematics
7 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
7 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
7 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
7 2 (13.33%) C#
7 2 (13.33%) Windows
7 2 (13.33%) Issue Tracking
7 2 (13.33%) Defect Tracking
7 2 (13.33%) TestComplete
8 1 (6.67%) Appium
8 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
8 1 (6.67%) WebDriver

QA Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) JIRA
2 3 (20.00%) Selenium
3 2 (13.33%) TestComplete
4 1 (6.67%) Appium
4 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
1 3 (20.00%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) User Experience
2 5 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Android
2 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Software Testing
2 6 (40.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (20.00%) Automation Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (13.33%) Defect Tracking
5 2 (13.33%) Issue Tracking
5 2 (13.33%) Mathematics
5 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Email Marketing
6 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
6 1 (6.67%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) C#
2 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
1 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £17,000 per annum 6 monthly salary review
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
SDC
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays West And Wales
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 27 days ago