Period
to 17 July 2018

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 17 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 67 55
Rank change year-on-year +27 -12 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 202 118 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 6.55% 4.19% 5.54%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 56.27% 42.91% 49.17%
Number of salaries quoted 198 91 86
Oxfordshire median annual salary £51,250 £40,000 £44,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.13% -9.60% +10.63%
10th Percentile £31,950 £29,000 £26,875
90th Percentile £76,000 £63,750 £73,750
South East median annual salary £47,000 £42,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year +10.59% -1.16% -4.44%

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 359 275 360
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 11.64% 9.76% 11.26%
Number of salaries quoted 333 208 217
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £76,000 £67,500 £67,500
South East median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +2.27%

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 17 July 2018.

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 17 July 2018. 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 +18 133 £52,500 +31.25% 14
Abingdon -1 13 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Kidlington -1 5 £63,000 +26.00%
Thame -10 5 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Witney -2 2 £40,500 +35.00% 2
Wallingford -13 2 £45,500 +50.41% 2
Henley-on-Thames - 2 £45,000 -
Wantage +2 1 £40,000 -
Banbury - 1 £40,000 -
QA
South East

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 139 (68.81%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (48.02%) Test Automation
3 77 (38.12%) Selenium
4 64 (31.68%) Java
5 54 (26.73%) Scrum
6 52 (25.74%) JavaScript
7 49 (24.26%) JIRA
8 46 (22.77%) Continuous Improvement
9 45 (22.28%) Confluence
9 45 (22.28%) SQL
10 44 (21.78%) Python
10 44 (21.78%) Degree
11 43 (21.29%) Jenkins
12 41 (20.30%) SDLC
12 41 (20.30%) BDD
13 39 (19.31%) Amazon AWS
13 39 (19.31%) API Testing
14 38 (18.81%) Cucumber
15 36 (17.82%) Continuous Integration
15 36 (17.82%) TDD
16 35 (17.33%) Project Management
16 35 (17.33%) C++
17 34 (16.83%) Test Strategy
18 32 (15.84%) Software Engineering
18 32 (15.84%) WebDriver
19 29 (14.36%) C#
20 28 (13.86%) Kanban
21 27 (13.37%) Computer Science
21 27 (13.37%) Windows
22 25 (12.38%) ISTQB

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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 45 (22.28%) Confluence
2 10 (4.95%) Apache Solr
2 10 (4.95%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.99%) SAS
3 2 (0.99%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.99%) Tornado
4 1 (0.50%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.50%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.50%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (4.95%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (4.46%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) nopCommerce
Cloud Services
1 39 (19.31%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (10.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (6.93%) Amazon SQS
4 5 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (2.48%) SaaS
5 4 (1.98%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.99%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.99%) IaaS
7 2 (0.99%) Office 365
7 2 (0.99%) PaaS
7 2 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.98%) SMS
2 2 (0.99%) DNS
2 2 (0.99%) LAN
2 2 (0.99%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.93%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.44%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (5.94%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.49%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.49%) Redis
5 1 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.50%) Big Data
5 1 (0.50%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.50%) GIS
5 1 (0.50%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.50%) MySQL
5 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 77 (38.12%) Selenium
2 49 (24.26%) JIRA
3 43 (21.29%) Jenkins
4 38 (18.81%) Cucumber
5 32 (15.84%) WebDriver
6 23 (11.39%) SoapUI
7 22 (10.89%) JUnit
8 17 (8.42%) JMeter
9 15 (7.43%) LoadRunner
10 10 (4.95%) IntelliJ
11 9 (4.46%) Fiddler
11 9 (4.46%) Maven
12 6 (2.97%) HP UFT
12 6 (2.97%) SpecFlow
12 6 (2.97%) TestComplete
12 6 (2.97%) Zephyr
13 5 (2.48%) YouTrack
14 2 (0.99%) Robot Framework
15 1 (0.50%) TestRail
General
1 14 (6.93%) Games
2 11 (5.45%) Finance
3 7 (3.47%) Retail
4 6 (2.97%) Advertising
4 6 (2.97%) Marketing
5 4 (1.98%) Legal
6 3 (1.49%) Automotive
7 2 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 66 (32.67%) Analyst
2 59 (29.21%) Test Analyst
3 44 (21.78%) Developer
4 32 (15.84%) Automation Test Analyst
5 30 (14.85%) QA Engineer
6 28 (13.86%) Senior Analyst
6 28 (13.86%) Senior Test Analyst
7 26 (12.87%) QA Analyst
7 26 (12.87%) Test Engineer
8 24 (11.88%) Project Manager
9 23 (11.39%) Software Developer
10 20 (9.90%) QA Test Analyst
11 19 (9.41%) Senior Developer
11 19 (9.41%) Software Analyst
12 18 (8.91%) Agile Test Analyst
13 16 (7.92%) QA Automation Engineer
13 16 (7.92%) Software Test Analyst
14 15 (7.43%) QA Test Engineer
14 15 (7.43%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
15 14 (6.93%) Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (11.39%) SOAP
2 22 (10.89%) Web Services
3 20 (9.90%) CSS
3 20 (9.90%) Gherkin
3 20 (9.90%) HTML
4 19 (9.41%) Django
5 14 (6.93%) Celery
5 14 (6.93%) HTML5
5 14 (6.93%) RabbitMQ
6 10 (4.95%) .NET
6 10 (4.95%) Spring Boot
7 9 (4.46%) PostGIS
8 8 (3.96%) Node.js
9 6 (2.97%) ASP.NET
9 6 (2.97%) XML
10 5 (2.48%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 5 (2.48%) CakePHP
10 5 (2.48%) JSON
11 3 (1.49%) React
12 1 (0.50%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.37%) Computer Science
2 25 (12.38%) User Experience
3 15 (7.43%) CUDA
4 6 (2.97%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (1.98%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.98%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.98%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.49%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.50%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 27 (13.37%) Windows
2 23 (11.39%) Linux
3 3 (1.49%) Ubuntu
4 2 (0.99%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.50%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (68.81%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (48.02%) Test Automation
3 54 (26.73%) Scrum
4 46 (22.77%) Continuous Improvement
5 41 (20.30%) BDD
5 41 (20.30%) SDLC
6 39 (19.31%) API Testing
7 36 (17.82%) Continuous Integration
7 36 (17.82%) TDD
8 35 (17.33%) Project Management
9 34 (16.83%) Test Strategy
10 32 (15.84%) Software Engineering
11 28 (13.86%) Kanban
12 24 (11.88%) Analytics
12 24 (11.88%) Integration Testing
13 23 (11.39%) Data Analytics
13 23 (11.39%) Problem-Solving
13 23 (11.39%) Process Improvement
14 20 (9.90%) Mentoring
15 19 (9.41%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 64 (31.68%) Java
2 52 (25.74%) JavaScript
3 45 (22.28%) SQL
4 44 (21.78%) Python
5 35 (17.33%) C++
6 29 (14.36%) C#
7 11 (5.45%) T-SQL
8 9 (4.46%) PHP
9 7 (3.47%) PowerShell
10 5 (2.48%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.99%) Go
11 2 (0.99%) Ruby
12 1 (0.50%) Scala
12 1 (0.50%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.50%) VB
12 1 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 44 (21.78%) Degree
2 25 (12.38%) ISTQB
3 15 (7.43%) PhD
4 7 (3.47%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.48%) Data Quality
1 5 (2.48%) SLA
2 1 (0.50%) GDPR
System Software
1 10 (4.95%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (0.99%) Docker
3 1 (0.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (1.49%) Kubernetes
1 3 (1.49%) Terraform
2 2 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.99%) Puppet
3 1 (0.50%) Ansible
Vendors
1 24 (11.88%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.94%) Google
3 10 (4.95%) Talend
4 6 (2.97%) HP
4 6 (2.97%) Micro Focus
5 5 (2.48%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.99%) Sophos
7 1 (0.50%) Cadence
7 1 (0.50%) ESRI
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle
7 1 (0.50%) Twitter