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 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 54 65
Rank change year-on-year -14 +11  
Permanent jobs citing QA 45 79 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 3.36% 4.79% 3.28%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.09% 46.75% 33.99%
Number of salaries quoted 32 36 40
Median salary £45,000 £44,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.69% +4.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.93%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Oxfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 132 169 153
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 9.86% 10.24% 9.67%
Number of salaries quoted 103 95 117
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,628 £33,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £57,500 £62,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Oxfordshire

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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

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Salary Histogram in Oxfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Oxfordshire over the 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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
Oxford +32 33 £45,000 -18.18% 8
Abingdon -1 2 £53,750 +2.38% 1
Kidlington +5 1 £50,000 -31.03% 3
Witney - 1 £45,000 -
QA
South East

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 53 (42.40%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (32.80%) Test Automation
3 28 (22.40%) Windows
4 26 (20.80%) Degree
5 25 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 24 (19.20%) Project Management
6 24 (19.20%) BDD
7 23 (18.40%) Functional Testing
8 22 (17.60%) Non-Functional Testing
8 22 (17.60%) Analytical Skills
9 20 (16.00%) PRINCE2
9 20 (16.00%) C++
10 19 (15.20%) SQL
10 19 (15.20%) Software Testing
10 19 (15.20%) Selenium
11 18 (14.40%) PMO
12 16 (12.80%) SQL Server
12 16 (12.80%) Python
13 15 (12.00%) Scrum
13 15 (12.00%) Test Scripting
13 15 (12.00%) Manual Testing
13 15 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
13 15 (12.00%) DevOps
14 14 (11.20%) Coaching
14 14 (11.20%) Microsoft Office
14 14 (11.20%) Java
15 13 (10.40%) E-Commerce
15 13 (10.40%) Stakeholder Management
15 13 (10.40%) Magento
15 13 (10.40%) Performance Testing

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 4 (3.20%) IIS
1 4 (3.20%) MS Project Server
1 4 (3.20%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.60%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.80%) CMS
3 1 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 14 (11.20%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (8.00%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (3.20%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.80%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.80%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 13 (10.40%) Magento
2 4 (3.20%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (2.40%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.80%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.80%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.80%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.80%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.80%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.20%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.40%) SaaS
4 2 (1.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.40%) MPLS
2 2 (1.60%) BGP
2 2 (1.60%) Internet
3 1 (0.80%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.80%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.80%) Big Data
3 4 (3.20%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.20%) SAP BW
4 3 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.60%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.80%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (15.20%) Selenium
2 7 (5.60%) Cucumber
3 6 (4.80%) Jenkins
3 6 (4.80%) JIRA
4 4 (3.20%) HP UFT
4 4 (3.20%) JUnit
4 4 (3.20%) Zephyr
5 3 (2.40%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.40%) Jasmine
6 2 (1.60%) TestComplete
6 2 (1.60%) webpack
7 1 (0.80%) FitNesse
7 1 (0.80%) JBehave
7 1 (0.80%) JMeter
7 1 (0.80%) Protractor
7 1 (0.80%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.80%) TestNG
7 1 (0.80%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (6.40%) Finance
2 6 (4.80%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.00%) Retail
4 4 (3.20%) Publishing
5 2 (1.60%) Banking
6 1 (0.80%) Automotive
6 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (19.20%) Analyst
2 19 (15.20%) Developer
3 18 (14.40%) PMO Analyst
3 18 (14.40%) Tester
4 17 (13.60%) Test Manager
5 13 (10.40%) QA Tester
5 13 (10.40%) Software Tester
6 12 (9.60%) Consultant
6 12 (9.60%) Magento Developer
7 11 (8.80%) Test Engineer
8 10 (8.00%) QA Engineer
9 8 (6.40%) Software QA Tester
9 8 (6.40%) Test Automation Engineer
10 7 (5.60%) Head of QA
11 6 (4.80%) Manual Tester
12 5 (4.00%) Automation Tester
12 5 (4.00%) QA Manager
12 5 (4.00%) Software Consultant
12 5 (4.00%) Software Engineer
12 5 (4.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.60%) .NET
2 4 (3.20%) COM
2 4 (3.20%) Silverlight
2 4 (3.20%) Web Services
3 3 (2.40%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.40%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 3 (2.40%) CSS
3 3 (2.40%) HTML
4 2 (1.60%) CSS3
4 2 (1.60%) Gherkin
4 2 (1.60%) HTML5
4 2 (1.60%) Middleware
4 2 (1.60%) React
4 2 (1.60%) Redux
5 1 (0.80%) Ajax
5 1 (0.80%) Behat
5 1 (0.80%) Django
5 1 (0.80%) Java EE
5 1 (0.80%) jQuery
5 1 (0.80%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 22 (17.60%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.20%) Mobile App
3 7 (5.60%) User Experience
3 7 (5.60%) Virtual Team
4 6 (4.80%) Algorithms
5 5 (4.00%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.00%) Semantic Web
6 4 (3.20%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.40%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.60%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.60%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.80%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 28 (22.40%) Windows
2 11 (8.80%) Linux
3 5 (4.00%) Android
4 4 (3.20%) Apple iOS
4 4 (3.20%) Windows 7
4 4 (3.20%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (3.20%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (42.40%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (32.80%) Test Automation
3 24 (19.20%) BDD
3 24 (19.20%) Project Management
4 23 (18.40%) Functional Testing
5 22 (17.60%) Non-Functional Testing
6 20 (16.00%) PRINCE2
7 19 (15.20%) Software Testing
8 15 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 15 (12.00%) DevOps
8 15 (12.00%) Manual Testing
8 15 (12.00%) Scrum
8 15 (12.00%) Test Scripting
9 14 (11.20%) Coaching
10 13 (10.40%) Continuous Delivery
10 13 (10.40%) E-Commerce
10 13 (10.40%) Integration Testing
10 13 (10.40%) Performance Testing
10 13 (10.40%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (9.60%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (16.00%) C++
2 19 (15.20%) SQL
3 16 (12.80%) Python
4 14 (11.20%) Java
5 11 (8.80%) C#
6 10 (8.00%) JavaScript
7 7 (5.60%) Bash Shell
7 7 (5.60%) Ruby
8 6 (4.80%) PHP
9 4 (3.20%) C
9 4 (3.20%) T-SQL
9 4 (3.20%) VB
10 2 (1.60%) ES6
11 1 (0.80%) Groovy
11 1 (0.80%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (20.80%) Degree
2 7 (5.60%) ISTQB
3 6 (4.80%) ISEB
3 6 (4.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 5 (4.00%) APMP
4 5 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.20%) MCP
6 2 (1.60%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.60%) PMP
7 1 (0.80%) HND
7 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (14.40%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (1.60%) Firmware
1 2 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 25 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.80%) SAP
2 6 (4.80%) Sophos
3 5 (4.00%) HP
4 3 (2.40%) Cisco
4 3 (2.40%) Juniper
5 2 (1.60%) Oracle
5 2 (1.60%) VMware
6 1 (0.80%) Epicor
6 1 (0.80%) IFS
6 1 (0.80%) Infor
6 1 (0.80%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.80%) JDA
6 1 (0.80%) RedPrairie
6 1 (0.80%) Sage
6 1 (0.80%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.80%) SonicWALL
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £63,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £63,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + bonus, bens
Posted: Yesterday
Thame, Oxfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £49,000 to £55,000 per annum Negotiable + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Kidlington
Bluetown Online LTD
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Oxford
Corriculo
Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 per year
Posted: 13 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
RM plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Recruitment Genius
Posted: 17 days ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Thames Valley Police
Salary: £53,276 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 13 days ago