Period
to 19 January 2019

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 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 60 34 46
Rank change year-on-year -26 +12 -5
Permanent jobs citing QA 97 212 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 4.19% 6.92% 5.53%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.99% 56.23% 45.65%
Number of salaries quoted 86 169 83
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £43,835
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +19.77% +3.14%
10th Percentile £28,750 £30,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,000 £64,000 £57,000
South East median annual salary £47,500 £44,000 £44,250
% change year-on-year +7.95% -0.56% -1.67%

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 231 377 322
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 9.97% 12.31% 12.11%
Number of salaries quoted 184 271 216
Oxfordshire median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £34,500 £30,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £76,000 £63,750
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019. 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 -21 68 £50,000 -4.76% 17
Abingdon -11 9 £45,000 -5.26% 2
Kidlington +15 5 £52,000 -5.45% 1
Thame - 2 £47,500 -
Carterton - 1 £50,000 -
QA
South East

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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 59 (60.82%) Test Automation
2 51 (52.58%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (37.11%) Selenium
4 35 (36.08%) Scrum
5 25 (25.77%) Degree
6 23 (23.71%) TDD
6 23 (23.71%) JavaScript
7 21 (21.65%) Java
8 20 (20.62%) Software Engineering
8 20 (20.62%) Cucumber
9 19 (19.59%) BDD
9 19 (19.59%) Finance
10 18 (18.56%) SDLC
11 17 (17.53%) Python
12 16 (16.49%) Linux
12 16 (16.49%) SQL
13 14 (14.43%) Project Management
13 14 (14.43%) Windows
14 13 (13.40%) Git (software)
14 13 (13.40%) Manual Testing
14 13 (13.40%) Kanban
14 13 (13.40%) Continuous Improvement
14 13 (13.40%) Problem-Solving
15 12 (12.37%) WebDriver
15 12 (12.37%) JIRA
16 11 (11.34%) Software Testing
17 10 (10.31%) ISTQB
17 10 (10.31%) Computer Science
17 10 (10.31%) Microservices
18 9 (9.28%) Virtual Team

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 5 (5.15%) Confluence
2 2 (2.06%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (5.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.06%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (1.03%) Infor SunSystems
2 1 (1.03%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.03%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.03%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.03%) SAP PM
2 1 (1.03%) SAP SD
2 1 (1.03%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.28%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.12%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (3.09%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (3.09%) SaaS
4 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.19%) HTTP
2 4 (4.12%) Internet
2 4 (4.12%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.03%) ATM
3 1 (1.03%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.03%) DNS
3 1 (1.03%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.28%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.15%) MongoDB
3 4 (4.12%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (4.12%) Redis
4 3 (3.09%) Big Data
5 2 (2.06%) MySQL
5 2 (2.06%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.06%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.03%) GIS
6 1 (1.03%) MS Access
6 1 (1.03%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.03%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 36 (37.11%) Selenium
2 20 (20.62%) Cucumber
3 13 (13.40%) Git (software)
4 12 (12.37%) JIRA
4 12 (12.37%) WebDriver
5 9 (9.28%) Jenkins
6 6 (6.19%) Fiddler
7 4 (4.12%) FitNesse
7 4 (4.12%) JBehave
7 4 (4.12%) JMeter
7 4 (4.12%) JUnit
7 4 (4.12%) LoadRunner
8 3 (3.09%) HP UFT
8 3 (3.09%) TestComplete
8 3 (3.09%) Zephyr
9 2 (2.06%) Ant
9 2 (2.06%) Maven
9 2 (2.06%) NUnit
9 2 (2.06%) SoapUI
9 2 (2.06%) SpecFlow
General
1 19 (19.59%) Finance
2 7 (7.22%) Publishing
3 2 (2.06%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.03%) Banking
4 1 (1.03%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.03%) Legal
4 1 (1.03%) Retail
4 1 (1.03%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (26.80%) Test Engineer
2 24 (24.74%) QA Engineer
3 22 (22.68%) Analyst
4 18 (18.56%) Tester
5 17 (17.53%) Developer
5 17 (17.53%) Test Automation Engineer
6 15 (15.46%) QA Automation Engineer
6 15 (15.46%) Test Analyst
7 14 (14.43%) Senior QA Engineer
8 13 (13.40%) Automation Test Analyst
8 13 (13.40%) QA Test Engineer
9 12 (12.37%) QA Analyst
9 12 (12.37%) QA Automation Analyst
10 9 (9.28%) Automation Tester
10 9 (9.28%) QA Test Analyst
11 8 (8.25%) QA Tester
11 8 (8.25%) Senior Analyst
11 8 (8.25%) Software Developer
11 8 (8.25%) Software Tester
12 7 (7.22%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.15%) Gherkin
1 5 (5.15%) HTML
1 5 (5.15%) HTML5
1 5 (5.15%) JSON
1 5 (5.15%) Node.js
2 4 (4.12%) Celery
2 4 (4.12%) CSS
2 4 (4.12%) Django
2 4 (4.12%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (3.09%) .NET
3 3 (3.09%) SOAP
3 3 (3.09%) XML
4 2 (2.06%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.06%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (2.06%) Web Services
4 2 (2.06%) YAML
5 1 (1.03%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.03%) jQuery
5 1 (1.03%) REST
5 1 (1.03%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.28%) Virtual Team
2 7 (7.22%) CUDA
3 5 (5.15%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.15%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (5.15%) User Experience
4 4 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.12%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.06%) Analytical Mindset
5 2 (2.06%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.06%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.06%) Replication
6 1 (1.03%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.03%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 16 (16.49%) Linux
2 14 (14.43%) Windows
3 5 (5.15%) Android
3 5 (5.15%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.06%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (60.82%) Test Automation
2 51 (52.58%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (36.08%) Scrum
4 23 (23.71%) TDD
5 20 (20.62%) Software Engineering
6 19 (19.59%) BDD
7 18 (18.56%) SDLC
8 14 (14.43%) Project Management
9 13 (13.40%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (13.40%) Kanban
9 13 (13.40%) Manual Testing
9 13 (13.40%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (11.34%) Software Testing
11 10 (10.31%) Computer Science
11 10 (10.31%) Microservices
12 9 (9.28%) Mathematics
12 9 (9.28%) Performance Testing
13 8 (8.25%) Acceptance Criteria
13 8 (8.25%) Process Improvement
13 8 (8.25%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 23 (23.71%) JavaScript
2 21 (21.65%) Java
3 17 (17.53%) Python
4 16 (16.49%) SQL
5 9 (9.28%) C++
6 7 (7.22%) C#
7 4 (4.12%) Go
7 4 (4.12%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.06%) Java 9
9 1 (1.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (25.77%) Degree
2 10 (10.31%) ISTQB
3 7 (7.22%) PhD
4 3 (3.09%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (2.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.06%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.06%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.03%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.12%) SLA
2 2 (2.06%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (7.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (7.22%) Kubernetes
2 3 (3.09%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 9 (9.28%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.12%) HP
2 4 (4.12%) SAP
3 2 (2.06%) GUPTA
3 2 (2.06%) Talend
4 1 (1.03%) ESRI
4 1 (1.03%) Infor
4 1 (1.03%) Pegasus
4 1 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.03%) Sun