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 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 42 42 51
Rank change year-on-year 0 +9  
Permanent jobs citing QA 80 87 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 5.72% 6.11% 5.24%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 57.14% 53.05% 52.94%
Number of salaries quoted 47 48 55
Median salary £35,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.64% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £72,500 £56,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 140 164 136
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 10.01% 11.52% 9.90%
Number of salaries quoted 93 109 104
Median salary £37,500 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,186 £26,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £64,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

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 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Oxfordshire

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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 26 March 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 +7 34 £37,500 +8.69% 5
Wallingford +9 11 £29,000 -31.76%
Abingdon -7 6 - - 1
Witney - 6 £30,000 - 1
Kidlington -14 5 - - 1
Thame - 3 £50,000 -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 70 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (32.92%) Microsoft
3 36 (22.36%) Windows
4 34 (21.12%) Analytical Skills
5 33 (20.50%) BDD
6 31 (19.25%) Continuous Improvement
7 30 (18.63%) Project Management
8 29 (18.01%) Software Engineering
8 29 (18.01%) Degree
9 27 (16.77%) PRINCE2
10 26 (16.15%) SQL Server
11 25 (15.53%) Sophos
11 25 (15.53%) C#
11 25 (15.53%) Non-Functional Testing
12 22 (13.66%) DevOps
12 22 (13.66%) PMO
12 22 (13.66%) SQL
13 21 (13.04%) C++
14 20 (12.42%) MS Excel
14 20 (12.42%) Software Testing
14 20 (12.42%) Continuous Delivery
14 20 (12.42%) Functional Testing
14 20 (12.42%) Magento
15 19 (11.80%) Test Automation
15 19 (11.80%) MS Project
15 19 (11.80%) Risk Management
16 18 (11.18%) Regression Testing
16 18 (11.18%) Virtual Team
16 18 (11.18%) Performance Testing
17 17 (10.56%) Integration Testing

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Top Related 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 (3.11%) MS Project Server
1 5 (3.11%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.48%) IIS
3 3 (1.86%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (12.42%) MS Excel
2 19 (11.80%) MS Project
3 16 (9.94%) MS Office
4 5 (3.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.62%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.62%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 20 (12.42%) Magento
2 4 (2.48%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.83%) SaaS
2 3 (1.86%) Office 365
3 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.73%) Broadband
2 2 (1.24%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (16.15%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.97%) Big Data
3 3 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.24%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.24%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 16 (9.94%) JIRA
2 15 (9.32%) Selenium
3 8 (4.97%) HP UFT
3 8 (4.97%) Zephyr
4 7 (4.35%) TestComplete
5 3 (1.86%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.24%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.62%) Appium
7 1 (0.62%) JMeter
General
1 14 (8.70%) Telecoms
2 10 (6.21%) Finance
3 8 (4.97%) Publishing
4 5 (3.11%) Local Government
5 4 (2.48%) Retail
6 3 (1.86%) Marketing
7 2 (1.24%) Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (18.01%) Developer
2 26 (16.15%) Analyst
3 22 (13.66%) PMO Analyst
4 21 (13.04%) Software Engineer
4 21 (13.04%) Tester
5 19 (11.80%) Magento Developer
6 17 (10.56%) Test Manager
7 15 (9.32%) QA Tester
7 15 (9.32%) Software Tester
8 13 (8.07%) Head of QA
9 12 (7.45%) Consultant
9 12 (7.45%) Head of Testing
10 11 (6.83%) Software QA Tester
11 10 (6.21%) QA Engineer
12 8 (4.97%) C# Developer
12 8 (4.97%) Manual Tester
12 8 (4.97%) Software Developer
13 7 (4.35%) Project Manager
13 7 (4.35%) Senior Software Engineer
13 7 (4.35%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.45%) .NET
2 7 (4.35%) ASP.NET
3 5 (3.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 4 (2.48%) COM
4 4 (2.48%) Silverlight
4 4 (2.48%) Web Services
5 3 (1.86%) SAP PI
6 2 (1.24%) jQuery
7 1 (0.62%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.62%) CSS
7 1 (0.62%) HTML
7 1 (0.62%) Spring
7 1 (0.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (0.62%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 34 (21.12%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (11.18%) Virtual Team
3 16 (9.94%) Mobile App
4 9 (5.59%) Computer Science
5 8 (4.97%) Semantic Web
5 8 (4.97%) User Experience
6 4 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.62%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 36 (22.36%) Windows
2 9 (5.59%) Android
2 9 (5.59%) Apple iOS
3 8 (4.97%) Linux
4 4 (2.48%) Windows 7
4 4 (2.48%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.48%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (20.50%) BDD
3 31 (19.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 30 (18.63%) Project Management
5 29 (18.01%) Software Engineering
6 27 (16.77%) PRINCE2
7 25 (15.53%) Non-Functional Testing
8 22 (13.66%) DevOps
9 20 (12.42%) Continuous Delivery
9 20 (12.42%) Functional Testing
9 20 (12.42%) Software Testing
10 19 (11.80%) Risk Management
10 19 (11.80%) Test Automation
11 18 (11.18%) Performance Testing
11 18 (11.18%) Regression Testing
12 17 (10.56%) Integration Testing
13 15 (9.32%) E-Commerce
14 14 (8.70%) Coaching
14 14 (8.70%) Scrum
15 13 (8.07%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 25 (15.53%) C#
2 22 (13.66%) SQL
3 21 (13.04%) C++
4 17 (10.56%) Java
5 15 (9.32%) Python
6 11 (6.83%) JavaScript
7 9 (5.59%) T-SQL
8 7 (4.35%) PowerShell
9 5 (3.11%) PHP
10 4 (2.48%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (18.01%) Degree
2 12 (7.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 9 (5.59%) ISTQB
4 7 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (3.11%) APMP
5 5 (3.11%) ISEB
6 4 (2.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (2.48%) MCP
7 3 (1.86%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.62%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (13.66%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 53 (32.92%) Microsoft
2 25 (15.53%) Sophos
3 9 (5.59%) Cisco
3 9 (5.59%) Juniper
4 8 (4.97%) HP
5 5 (3.11%) SAP
6 3 (1.86%) VMware
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