Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 72 38
Rank change year-on-year +37 -34 +64
Permanent jobs citing QA 194 115 216
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 6.53% 3.95% 6.40%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 53.15% 34.95% 54.82%
Number of salaries quoted 153 79 152
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.94% +2.35% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,000 £62,500 £62,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +5.95%

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Oxfordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 365 329 394
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 12.29% 11.29% 11.67%
Number of salaries quoted 275 229 292
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £41,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +7.78% +11.33%
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,000 £23,550
90th Percentile £64,500 £63,750 £62,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Oxfordshire

QA
Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Salary trend for QA in Oxfordshire

QA
Salary Histogram in Oxfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Oxfordshire

QA
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 within the Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 19 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 +41 114 £50,000 +6.38% 4
Abingdon +9 43 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Witney +2 3 £45,000 +40.63%
Kidlington -1 2 £55,000 -10.20% 2
Wantage - 2 £40,000 -
Wallingford - 1 £29,500 -
QA
South East

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 132 (68.04%) Test Automation
2 112 (57.73%) Python
3 84 (43.30%) Agile Software Development
4 77 (39.69%) Selenium
5 74 (38.14%) Java
6 57 (29.38%) C++
6 57 (29.38%) Software Engineering
6 57 (29.38%) Manual Testing
7 53 (27.32%) C
8 51 (26.29%) Amazon AWS
8 51 (26.29%) Degree
9 47 (24.23%) Scrum
10 46 (23.71%) JIRA
11 39 (20.10%) JUnit
11 39 (20.10%) Cucumber
12 35 (18.04%) Git (software)
13 34 (17.53%) Software Testing
13 34 (17.53%) Continuous Improvement
14 31 (15.98%) Amazon EC2
15 28 (14.43%) Confluence
15 28 (14.43%) Computer Science
16 26 (13.40%) JavaScript
16 26 (13.40%) Windows
17 25 (12.89%) SQL
18 24 (12.37%) Linux
18 24 (12.37%) Sophos
18 24 (12.37%) Integration Testing
18 24 (12.37%) Jenkins
18 24 (12.37%) User Stories
18 24 (12.37%) Mentoring

QA
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 28 (14.43%) Confluence
2 2 (1.03%) IIS
2 2 (1.03%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.52%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.03%) NetSuite
1 2 (1.03%) nopCommerce
2 1 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.52%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 51 (26.29%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (15.98%) Amazon EC2
3 17 (8.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (8.25%) Google Cloud Platform
5 11 (5.67%) SaaS
6 4 (2.06%) Amazon Kinesis
6 4 (2.06%) Amazon S3
6 4 (2.06%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (2.06%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.03%) npm
8 1 (0.52%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.09%) Internet
2 5 (2.58%) LAN
2 5 (2.58%) WAN
3 4 (2.06%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.55%) Network Security
5 2 (1.03%) SMS
6 1 (0.52%) DHCP
6 1 (0.52%) DNS
6 1 (0.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.67%) MongoDB
2 8 (4.12%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.58%) Data Mining
3 5 (2.58%) NoSQL
4 4 (2.06%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (2.06%) Big Data
5 2 (1.03%) MySQL
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 77 (39.69%) Selenium
2 46 (23.71%) JIRA
3 39 (20.10%) Cucumber
3 39 (20.10%) JUnit
4 35 (18.04%) Git (software)
5 24 (12.37%) Jenkins
6 19 (9.79%) JMeter
7 18 (9.28%) SoapUI
8 9 (4.64%) TestRail
9 6 (3.09%) Maven
9 6 (3.09%) Talend Open Studio
10 5 (2.58%) TestLink
11 4 (2.06%) WebDriver
12 3 (1.55%) Visual Studio
13 2 (1.03%) Jasmine
13 2 (1.03%) Subversion
13 2 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (1.03%) webpack
14 1 (0.52%) Appium
14 1 (0.52%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (3.09%) Finance
2 4 (2.06%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.55%) Legal
3 3 (1.55%) Retail
4 2 (1.03%) Banking
4 2 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.52%) Avionics
5 1 (0.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 49 (25.26%) Test Engineer
2 41 (21.13%) QA Engineer
3 39 (20.10%) Tester
4 38 (19.59%) Test Automation Engineer
5 31 (15.98%) Analyst
6 26 (13.40%) Software Tester
7 22 (11.34%) Java Engineer
8 21 (10.82%) QA Analyst
8 21 (10.82%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
8 21 (10.82%) Senior Test Engineer
9 20 (10.31%) Test Analyst
10 17 (8.76%) QA Test Engineer
11 16 (8.25%) QA Tester
12 15 (7.73%) Automation Test Lead
12 15 (7.73%) QA Automation Engineer
12 15 (7.73%) QA Test Analyst
13 14 (7.22%) Developer
13 14 (7.22%) Software Engineer
14 12 (6.19%) Junior
15 11 (5.67%) Junior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.67%) Django
1 11 (5.67%) Web Services
2 8 (4.12%) SOAP
3 7 (3.61%) AngularJS
4 5 (2.58%) HTML
5 4 (2.06%) .NET
5 4 (2.06%) CSS
5 4 (2.06%) Middleware
6 3 (1.55%) jQuery
7 2 (1.03%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.03%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (1.03%) CSS3
7 2 (1.03%) HTML5
7 2 (1.03%) Node.js
7 2 (1.03%) React
7 2 (1.03%) Redux
7 2 (1.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (0.52%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.52%) JSP
8 1 (0.52%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 28 (14.43%) Computer Science
2 15 (7.73%) Virtual Team
3 13 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.58%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.58%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (2.58%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.06%) Algorithms
5 4 (2.06%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.03%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.03%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.03%) Internet of Things
6 2 (1.03%) Robotics
6 2 (1.03%) Tandem
6 2 (1.03%) User Experience
7 1 (0.52%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 26 (13.40%) Windows
2 24 (12.37%) Linux
3 4 (2.06%) Unix
4 1 (0.52%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (68.04%) Test Automation
2 84 (43.30%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (29.38%) Manual Testing
3 57 (29.38%) Software Engineering
4 47 (24.23%) Scrum
5 34 (17.53%) Continuous Improvement
5 34 (17.53%) Software Testing
6 24 (12.37%) Coaching
6 24 (12.37%) Defect Tracking
6 24 (12.37%) Integration Testing
6 24 (12.37%) Mentoring
6 24 (12.37%) User Stories
7 22 (11.34%) Validation
8 20 (10.31%) Process Improvement
9 19 (9.79%) BDD
10 16 (8.25%) Root Cause Analysis
11 15 (7.73%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (7.22%) DevOps
12 14 (7.22%) Performance Testing
13 13 (6.70%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 112 (57.73%) Python
2 74 (38.14%) Java
3 57 (29.38%) C++
4 53 (27.32%) C
5 26 (13.40%) JavaScript
6 25 (12.89%) SQL
7 19 (9.79%) Shell Script
8 13 (6.70%) Bash Shell
9 11 (5.67%) PHP
10 10 (5.15%) Ruby
11 8 (4.12%) C#
12 3 (1.55%) Groovy
12 3 (1.55%) Perl
12 3 (1.55%) VBA
13 2 (1.03%) ES6
14 1 (0.52%) Scala
Qualifications
1 51 (26.29%) Degree
2 6 (3.09%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 3 (1.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.03%) ISEB
4 2 (1.03%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.03%) PMP
5 1 (0.52%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.58%) PMO
2 3 (1.55%) SLA
3 1 (0.52%) ECSS
System Software
1 5 (2.58%) Docker
1 5 (2.58%) Hyper-V
1 5 (2.58%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (1.03%) Firmware
3 1 (0.52%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.58%) Terraform
2 4 (2.06%) Ansible
2 4 (2.06%) Kibana
2 4 (2.06%) logstash
2 4 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.52%) Mesos
Vendors
1 24 (12.37%) Sophos
2 16 (8.25%) Google
3 6 (3.09%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.09%) Talend
4 4 (2.06%) Cadence
4 4 (2.06%) Splunk
5 3 (1.55%) Oracle
6 2 (1.03%) Blue Prism
6 2 (1.03%) Infor
6 2 (1.03%) JDA
6 2 (1.03%) RedPrairie
6 2 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.03%) SAP
7 1 (0.52%) Epicor
7 1 (0.52%) HP
7 1 (0.52%) IFS
7 1 (0.52%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.52%) Sage
7 1 (0.52%) VMware