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

Quality Assurance (QA)
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 45 66
Rank change year-on-year -12 +21 -17
Permanent jobs citing QA 139 158 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 5.11% 5.70% 3.94%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 55.38% 49.38% 37.27%
Number of salaries quoted 130 133 75
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,750 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.50% +17.65% +1.19%
10th Percentile £33,625 £32,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £63,000 £59,250
South East median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% - +5.88%

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 251 320 330
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 9.22% 11.54% 10.56%
Number of salaries quoted 226 264 222
Oxfordshire median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £32,125 £31,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £67,500 £62,375
South East median annual salary £49,995 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.10% - +5.03%

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 October 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 October 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 -11 94 £52,500 +5.00% 12
Abingdon -13 9 £47,500 -5.00% 2
Kidlington +7 8 £57,500 +15.00% 1
Thame - 4 £46,250 -
Henley-on-Thames - 2 £45,000 -
Wallingford - 1 £43,500 -
QA
South East

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 81 (58.27%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (46.04%) Test Automation
3 47 (33.81%) Selenium
4 38 (27.34%) JavaScript
4 38 (27.34%) Scrum
5 37 (26.62%) Software Engineering
6 36 (25.90%) C++
7 35 (25.18%) Java
7 35 (25.18%) SDLC
8 34 (24.46%) SQL
8 34 (24.46%) JIRA
9 32 (23.02%) Confluence
9 32 (23.02%) Python
10 31 (22.30%) Continuous Improvement
11 29 (20.86%) Degree
12 28 (20.14%) Problem-Solving
13 27 (19.42%) API Testing
13 27 (19.42%) TDD
14 26 (18.71%) Jenkins
15 25 (17.99%) Linux
15 25 (17.99%) BDD
16 23 (16.55%) Amazon AWS
16 23 (16.55%) Mathematics
17 22 (15.83%) Cucumber
17 22 (15.83%) Windows
18 21 (15.11%) PhD
18 21 (15.11%) C#
18 21 (15.11%) Project Management
18 21 (15.11%) CUDA
18 21 (15.11%) Physics

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 32 (23.02%) Confluence
2 3 (2.16%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.72%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.72%) ArcGIS
3 1 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.72%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.72%) Tornado
Applications
1 7 (5.04%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.32%) MS Visio
3 5 (3.60%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (2.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) SAP PM
1 1 (0.72%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 23 (16.55%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (12.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (7.91%) Amazon SQS
4 4 (2.88%) SaaS
5 3 (2.16%) Office 365
6 2 (1.44%) IaaS
6 2 (1.44%) PaaS
7 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.88%) Internet
2 3 (2.16%) DNS
2 3 (2.16%) SMS
3 1 (0.72%) ATM
3 1 (0.72%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.72%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.44%) Big Data
3 2 (1.44%) GIS
3 2 (1.44%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.44%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.44%) Redis
4 1 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.72%) MySQL
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 47 (33.81%) Selenium
2 34 (24.46%) JIRA
3 26 (18.71%) Jenkins
4 22 (15.83%) Cucumber
5 18 (12.95%) JUnit
5 18 (12.95%) SoapUI
6 12 (8.63%) WebDriver
7 11 (7.91%) Maven
8 5 (3.60%) JMeter
8 5 (3.60%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.44%) Fiddler
9 2 (1.44%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.44%) YouTrack
10 1 (0.72%) Appium
10 1 (0.72%) CircleCI
10 1 (0.72%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.72%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.72%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.72%) Robot Framework
10 1 (0.72%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (9.35%) Finance
2 5 (3.60%) Games
3 3 (2.16%) Automotive
3 3 (2.16%) Legal
3 3 (2.16%) Retail
4 2 (1.44%) Marketing
4 2 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.72%) Banking
5 1 (0.72%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (33.81%) Developer
2 37 (26.62%) Analyst
3 30 (21.58%) Software Developer
4 29 (20.86%) Test Analyst
5 22 (15.83%) Senior Developer
6 21 (15.11%) C++ Developer
6 21 (15.11%) C++ Software Developer
7 18 (12.95%) Automation Test Analyst
7 18 (12.95%) Senior Software Developer
7 18 (12.95%) Test Engineer
8 16 (11.51%) Software Analyst
9 14 (10.07%) QA Engineer
10 13 (9.35%) QA Analyst
11 12 (8.63%) Senior Analyst
11 12 (8.63%) Tester
12 11 (7.91%) Project Manager
12 11 (7.91%) Python Developer
12 11 (7.91%) Senior C++ Developer
12 11 (7.91%) Senior Test Analyst
12 11 (7.91%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.95%) SOAP
1 18 (12.95%) Web Services
2 15 (10.79%) Django
3 13 (9.35%) CSS
3 13 (9.35%) HTML
4 11 (7.91%) Celery
4 11 (7.91%) Gherkin
4 11 (7.91%) HTML5
4 11 (7.91%) RabbitMQ
5 8 (5.76%) .NET
6 7 (5.04%) Node.js
7 4 (2.88%) ASP.NET
7 4 (2.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (2.88%) XML
8 3 (2.16%) JSON
9 2 (1.44%) CakePHP
10 1 (0.72%) EDI
10 1 (0.72%) PostGIS
10 1 (0.72%) Spring Boot
10 1 (0.72%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.11%) CUDA
2 19 (13.67%) User Experience
3 15 (10.79%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.88%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (2.88%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.16%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.16%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.44%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.44%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.44%) Replication
7 1 (0.72%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 25 (17.99%) Linux
2 22 (15.83%) Windows
3 3 (2.16%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.72%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.72%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (58.27%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (46.04%) Test Automation
3 38 (27.34%) Scrum
4 37 (26.62%) Software Engineering
5 35 (25.18%) SDLC
6 31 (22.30%) Continuous Improvement
7 28 (20.14%) Problem-Solving
8 27 (19.42%) API Testing
8 27 (19.42%) TDD
9 25 (17.99%) BDD
10 23 (16.55%) Mathematics
11 21 (15.11%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (15.11%) Integration Testing
11 21 (15.11%) Multithreading
11 21 (15.11%) Physics
11 21 (15.11%) Project Management
12 19 (13.67%) Test Strategy
13 17 (12.23%) Test Planning
14 16 (11.51%) Kanban
14 16 (11.51%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (27.34%) JavaScript
2 36 (25.90%) C++
3 35 (25.18%) Java
4 34 (24.46%) SQL
5 32 (23.02%) Python
6 21 (15.11%) C#
7 5 (3.60%) PHP
8 4 (2.88%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.44%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.44%) Go
9 2 (1.44%) Ruby
9 2 (1.44%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.44%) VBScript
10 1 (0.72%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (20.86%) Degree
2 21 (15.11%) PhD
3 11 (7.91%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.72%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.88%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.16%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (0.72%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.16%) Terraform
2 2 (1.44%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.44%) Puppet
3 1 (0.72%) Ansible
Vendors
1 18 (12.95%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.91%) Talend
3 6 (4.32%) Google
3 6 (4.32%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.44%) ESRI
4 2 (1.44%) SAP
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle
5 1 (0.72%) Twitter