Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 43 41
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2 +37
Permanent jobs citing QA 214 153 223
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 6.80% 5.69% 6.97%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 52.07% 52.94% 61.43%
Number of salaries quoted 191 84 111
Oxfordshire median annual salary £52,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.25% -11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,375 £26,250
90th Percentile £76,000 £63,000 £73,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £41,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% -

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 411 289 363
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 13.06% 10.74% 11.34%
Number of salaries quoted 325 183 223
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £76,000 £63,750 £69,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +3.45%

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 25 April 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 25 April 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 +9 120 £52,500 +40.00% 20
Abingdon -5 38 £45,000 - 4
Kidlington -3 5 £55,000 -
Witney +5 4 £52,500 +75.00%
Thame -21 3 £45,000 +12.50%
Banbury - 3 £52,500 - 1
Wallingford -26 2 £38,500 +32.76% 1
Wantage - 1 £40,000 -
QA
South East

For the 6 months to 25 April 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.

1 123 (57.48%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (50.93%) Test Automation
3 72 (33.64%) Selenium
4 67 (31.31%) Python
5 63 (29.44%) Java
6 52 (24.30%) Windows
7 49 (22.90%) JIRA
8 46 (21.50%) JavaScript
8 46 (21.50%) Continuous Improvement
9 43 (20.09%) C++
10 39 (18.22%) Project Management
10 39 (18.22%) Scrum
10 39 (18.22%) Amazon AWS
11 38 (17.76%) Confluence
11 38 (17.76%) BDD
12 37 (17.29%) Cucumber
12 37 (17.29%) Degree
13 36 (16.82%) Linux
14 35 (16.36%) Software Engineering
14 35 (16.36%) Manual Testing
15 34 (15.89%) Test Strategy
16 32 (14.95%) SQL
17 31 (14.49%) Process Improvement
18 30 (14.02%) SDLC
18 30 (14.02%) TDD
19 29 (13.55%) ISTQB
19 29 (13.55%) Sophos
19 29 (13.55%) Jenkins
20 28 (13.08%) WebDriver
21 27 (12.62%) Continuous Integration

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 38 (17.76%) Confluence
2 9 (4.21%) Apache Solr
2 9 (4.21%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.93%) SAS
4 1 (0.47%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.47%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.47%) IIS
4 1 (0.47%) Tornado
4 1 (0.47%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (3.74%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) nopCommerce
Cloud Services
1 39 (18.22%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (6.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (5.14%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (4.21%) Amazon SQS
5 8 (3.74%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.87%) SaaS
7 3 (1.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (1.40%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.47%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.47%) GitHub
9 1 (0.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.14%) LAN
1 11 (5.14%) WAN
2 6 (2.80%) Internet
3 4 (1.87%) SMS
4 3 (1.40%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.48%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.14%) MongoDB
2 11 (5.14%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (4.21%) Data Mining
4 3 (1.40%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.47%) Big Data
5 1 (0.47%) GIS
5 1 (0.47%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.47%) Redis
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 72 (33.64%) Selenium
2 49 (22.90%) JIRA
3 37 (17.29%) Cucumber
4 29 (13.55%) Jenkins
5 28 (13.08%) WebDriver
6 18 (8.41%) JMeter
6 18 (8.41%) JUnit
6 18 (8.41%) LoadRunner
7 13 (6.07%) SoapUI
8 10 (4.67%) HP UFT
8 10 (4.67%) TestComplete
8 10 (4.67%) Zephyr
9 9 (4.21%) IntelliJ
9 9 (4.21%) TestRail
10 8 (3.74%) Fiddler
11 5 (2.34%) Maven
12 4 (1.87%) YouTrack
13 3 (1.40%) Git (software)
14 2 (0.93%) SpecFlow
15 1 (0.47%) TestLink
General
1 10 (4.67%) Advertising
1 10 (4.67%) Finance
1 10 (4.67%) Games
2 6 (2.80%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.34%) Legal
3 5 (2.34%) Marketing
3 5 (2.34%) Retail
4 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 57 (26.64%) Analyst
2 45 (21.03%) Test Analyst
3 35 (16.36%) QA Engineer
4 31 (14.49%) QA Analyst
5 28 (13.08%) Developer
5 28 (13.08%) Test Engineer
6 27 (12.62%) Automation Test Analyst
6 27 (12.62%) Project Manager
7 23 (10.75%) Senior Analyst
7 23 (10.75%) Senior Test Analyst
8 20 (9.35%) QA Test Analyst
9 19 (8.88%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 18 (8.41%) QA Automation Engineer
11 17 (7.94%) Test Automation Engineer
11 17 (7.94%) Tester
12 15 (7.01%) Agile Test Analyst
12 15 (7.01%) QA Test Engineer
13 14 (6.54%) QA Leader
14 13 (6.07%) Consultant
14 13 (6.07%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.48%) Gherkin
2 13 (6.07%) CSS
2 13 (6.07%) HTML
2 13 (6.07%) SOAP
2 13 (6.07%) Web Services
3 9 (4.21%) Django
3 9 (4.21%) Spring Boot
4 8 (3.74%) Celery
4 8 (3.74%) HTML5
4 8 (3.74%) PostGIS
4 8 (3.74%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (2.34%) .NET
6 4 (1.87%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.87%) CakePHP
6 4 (1.87%) JSON
6 4 (1.87%) Node.js
6 4 (1.87%) XML
7 3 (1.40%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (1.40%) React
7 3 (1.40%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.21%) Computer Science
2 18 (8.41%) Virtual Team
3 11 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.14%) CUDA
3 11 (5.14%) Data Centre
3 11 (5.14%) User Experience
4 9 (4.21%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (4.21%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (2.34%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (2.34%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.40%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.47%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 52 (24.30%) Windows
2 36 (16.82%) Linux
3 1 (0.47%) Unix
3 1 (0.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (57.48%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (50.93%) Test Automation
3 46 (21.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 39 (18.22%) Project Management
4 39 (18.22%) Scrum
5 38 (17.76%) BDD
6 35 (16.36%) Manual Testing
6 35 (16.36%) Software Engineering
7 34 (15.89%) Test Strategy
8 31 (14.49%) Process Improvement
9 30 (14.02%) SDLC
9 30 (14.02%) TDD
10 27 (12.62%) Continuous Integration
11 23 (10.75%) API Testing
11 23 (10.75%) Problem-Solving
12 22 (10.28%) Kanban
12 22 (10.28%) PRINCE2
13 20 (9.35%) Mentoring
14 19 (8.88%) Coaching
15 18 (8.41%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 67 (31.31%) Python
2 63 (29.44%) Java
3 46 (21.50%) JavaScript
4 43 (20.09%) C++
5 32 (14.95%) SQL
6 20 (9.35%) C#
7 17 (7.94%) C
8 14 (6.54%) T-SQL
9 9 (4.21%) PHP
10 6 (2.80%) Ruby
10 6 (2.80%) Shell Script
11 5 (2.34%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.87%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.40%) Apex Code
14 2 (0.93%) Perl
15 1 (0.47%) Go
15 1 (0.47%) Scala
Qualifications
1 37 (17.29%) Degree
2 29 (13.55%) ISTQB
3 11 (5.14%) PhD
4 3 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.93%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.47%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.21%) SLA
2 4 (1.87%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.47%) GDPR
3 1 (0.47%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (4.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 8 (3.74%) Hyper-V
2 8 (3.74%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (2.80%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.93%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.40%) Kibana
1 3 (1.40%) logstash
2 1 (0.47%) Ansible
2 1 (0.47%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.47%) Terraform
Vendors
1 29 (13.55%) Sophos
2 22 (10.28%) Microsoft
3 13 (6.07%) Google
4 10 (4.67%) HP
4 10 (4.67%) Micro Focus
5 8 (3.74%) Cadence
6 6 (2.80%) Talend
7 4 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.40%) Splunk
9 1 (0.47%) ESRI
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle
9 1 (0.47%) Twitter