Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 44 40
Rank change year-on-year +11 -4 +66
Permanent jobs citing QA 212 147 216
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 6.92% 5.53% 6.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 55.64% 45.65% 59.67%
Number of salaries quoted 169 83 149
Oxfordshire median annual salary £52,500 £43,835 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.77% +3.14% +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,750 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £64,000 £57,000 £67,500
South East median annual salary £44,000 £44,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year -0.56% -1.67% +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 381 322 362
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 12.44% 12.11% 10.84%
Number of salaries quoted 275 216 267
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +8.97%
10th Percentile £30,000 £22,750 £24,600
90th Percentile £76,000 £63,750 £66,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 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 19 January 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 +19 119 £52,500 +33.76% 26
Abingdon -5 55 £47,500 +5.56% 2
Kidlington -6 4 £55,000 -10.20% 2
Witney +3 3 £52,500 +64.06%
Banbury - 2 £52,500 -
Wallingford -9 1 £29,500 +18.00% 1
QA
South East

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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.

1 132 (62.26%) Test Automation
2 107 (50.47%) Python
3 94 (44.34%) Agile Software Development
4 73 (34.43%) Selenium
5 72 (33.96%) Java
6 64 (30.19%) Software Engineering
7 58 (27.36%) C++
8 54 (25.47%) Manual Testing
9 52 (24.53%) JIRA
10 50 (23.58%) Windows
11 44 (20.75%) C
11 44 (20.75%) Amazon AWS
12 43 (20.28%) Degree
13 42 (19.81%) Continuous Improvement
14 40 (18.87%) Linux
15 36 (16.98%) Sophos
16 35 (16.51%) Scrum
16 35 (16.51%) Confluence
16 35 (16.51%) Cucumber
17 33 (15.57%) JavaScript
18 31 (14.62%) BDD
18 31 (14.62%) Git (software)
19 29 (13.68%) Software Testing
19 29 (13.68%) JUnit
20 28 (13.21%) Computer Science
21 26 (12.26%) Process Improvement
21 26 (12.26%) User Stories
22 25 (11.79%) SQL
23 24 (11.32%) Coaching
23 24 (11.32%) Defect Tracking

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 35 (16.51%) Confluence
2 2 (0.94%) IIS
3 1 (0.47%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 5 (2.36%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.89%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 44 (20.75%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (10.38%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (6.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (5.66%) Google Cloud Platform
5 11 (5.19%) SaaS
6 4 (1.89%) Amazon Kinesis
6 4 (1.89%) Amazon S3
6 4 (1.89%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.19%) LAN
1 11 (5.19%) WAN
2 7 (3.30%) Internet
3 4 (1.89%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.42%) SMS
5 2 (0.94%) Network Security
6 1 (0.47%) DHCP
6 1 (0.47%) DNS
6 1 (0.47%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.19%) MongoDB
1 11 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.72%) Data Mining
3 5 (2.36%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.89%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (1.42%) Big Data
6 2 (0.94%) MySQL
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 73 (34.43%) Selenium
2 52 (24.53%) JIRA
3 35 (16.51%) Cucumber
4 31 (14.62%) Git (software)
5 29 (13.68%) JUnit
6 17 (8.02%) JMeter
7 16 (7.55%) Jenkins
8 14 (6.60%) SoapUI
9 13 (6.13%) TestRail
10 8 (3.77%) Maven
11 6 (2.83%) TestComplete
11 6 (2.83%) WebDriver
12 5 (2.36%) HP UFT
12 5 (2.36%) LoadRunner
12 5 (2.36%) Zephyr
13 4 (1.89%) TestLink
14 2 (0.94%) Visual Studio
15 1 (0.47%) Appium
15 1 (0.47%) SpecFlow
15 1 (0.47%) Subversion
General
1 7 (3.30%) Telecoms
2 6 (2.83%) Advertising
2 6 (2.83%) Finance
3 5 (2.36%) Legal
4 2 (0.94%) Banking
4 2 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (0.94%) Retail
5 1 (0.47%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 35 (16.51%) QA Engineer
1 35 (16.51%) Test Engineer
2 33 (15.57%) Analyst
3 32 (15.09%) Tester
4 29 (13.68%) Test Automation Engineer
5 25 (11.79%) Software Tester
6 22 (10.38%) QA Analyst
7 21 (9.91%) Developer
8 18 (8.49%) Automation Test Lead
8 18 (8.49%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
8 18 (8.49%) Senior Test Engineer
8 18 (8.49%) Test Analyst
9 17 (8.02%) Java Engineer
9 17 (8.02%) Project Manager
9 17 (8.02%) QA Automation Engineer
10 16 (7.55%) Software Engineer
11 15 (7.08%) Automation Test Analyst
12 14 (6.60%) Selenium Test Analyst
12 14 (6.60%) Test Leader
13 13 (6.13%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.13%) Web Services
2 10 (4.72%) Django
2 10 (4.72%) SOAP
3 7 (3.30%) AngularJS
3 7 (3.30%) Gherkin
4 3 (1.42%) Visualforce
5 2 (0.94%) Node.js
6 1 (0.47%) .NET
6 1 (0.47%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.47%) HTML
6 1 (0.47%) jQuery
6 1 (0.47%) JSF
6 1 (0.47%) JSP
6 1 (0.47%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.21%) Computer Science
2 24 (11.32%) Virtual Team
3 15 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.19%) Data Centre
5 10 (4.72%) CUDA
5 10 (4.72%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.89%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.89%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.89%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (0.94%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.94%) Robotics
7 2 (0.94%) Tandem
7 2 (0.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 50 (23.58%) Windows
2 40 (18.87%) Linux
3 4 (1.89%) Unix
4 1 (0.47%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (62.26%) Test Automation
2 94 (44.34%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (30.19%) Software Engineering
4 54 (25.47%) Manual Testing
5 42 (19.81%) Continuous Improvement
6 35 (16.51%) Scrum
7 31 (14.62%) BDD
8 29 (13.68%) Software Testing
9 26 (12.26%) Process Improvement
9 26 (12.26%) User Stories
10 24 (11.32%) Coaching
10 24 (11.32%) Defect Tracking
11 23 (10.85%) Integration Testing
11 23 (10.85%) Project Management
12 22 (10.38%) Stakeholder Management
12 22 (10.38%) Validation
13 19 (8.96%) Mentoring
13 19 (8.96%) PRINCE2
14 18 (8.49%) Root Cause Analysis
15 17 (8.02%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 107 (50.47%) Python
2 72 (33.96%) Java
3 58 (27.36%) C++
4 44 (20.75%) C
5 33 (15.57%) JavaScript
6 25 (11.79%) SQL
7 17 (8.02%) Shell Script
8 11 (5.19%) C#
9 8 (3.77%) Ruby
10 7 (3.30%) Bash Shell
10 7 (3.30%) PHP
11 6 (2.83%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.42%) Apex Code
12 3 (1.42%) Perl
12 3 (1.42%) VBA
13 2 (0.94%) Groovy
14 1 (0.47%) Scala
Qualifications
1 43 (20.28%) Degree
2 16 (7.55%) ISTQB
3 10 (4.72%) PhD
4 3 (1.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (1.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.94%) ISEB
5 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.47%) ACCA
6 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.77%) SLA
2 5 (2.36%) PMO
3 1 (0.47%) ECSS
System Software
1 10 (4.72%) Hyper-V
1 10 (4.72%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (2.36%) Docker
2 5 (2.36%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.47%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.36%) Terraform
2 4 (1.89%) Ansible
2 4 (1.89%) Kibana
2 4 (1.89%) logstash
2 4 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.47%) Mesos
Vendors
1 36 (16.98%) Sophos
2 14 (6.60%) Microsoft
3 12 (5.66%) Google
4 9 (4.25%) Cadence
5 8 (3.77%) Talend
6 5 (2.36%) HP
6 5 (2.36%) Micro Focus
6 5 (2.36%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.89%) Splunk
8 2 (0.94%) Blue Prism
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle
9 1 (0.47%) VMware