The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 91 77 71
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -6
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 2 4 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 0.26% 0.53% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.61% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 9
Average salary £23,750 £22,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -50.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Manual Testing
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
668 657 652
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 85.31% 86.45% 82.64%
Number of salaries quoted 556 541 546
Average salary £50,000 £48,500 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.09% +11.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Oxford region.

Manual Testing Salary Trend in Oxford

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the Oxford region citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Manual Testing.

1 3 (50.00%) C#
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) MVC
2 2 (33.33%) ADO.NET
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) XML
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) JSON
2 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (33.33%) Entity Framework
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) People Management
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
3 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the Oxford region citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Manual Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Software Tester
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Junior
3 1 (16.67%) Junior Penetration Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Junior Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Tester
3 1 (16.67%) QA Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior C# Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Penetration Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Senior QA Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 2 (33.33%) ADO.NET
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (33.33%) Entity Framework
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (33.33%) JSON
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) MVC
2 2 (33.33%) People Management
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA