The table below looks at the statistics for Software 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 Software Testing over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 74 63 71
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +8
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 4 23 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 0.54% 2.56% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 3.28% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 4 21 13
Average salary £28,500 £38,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.97% -30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,300 £38,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £31,300 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Software 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
589 701 799
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 79.92% 78.15% 78.10%
Number of salaries quoted 477 640 683
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +6.25%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Oxford

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in Oxford

Software Testing
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Oxford region citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 6 (85.71%) Manual Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (57.14%) Java
3 4 (57.14%) JIRA
3 4 (57.14%) Selenium
3 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (57.14%) User Stories
4 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
4 2 (28.57%) System Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Degree
4 2 (28.57%) Test Management
4 2 (28.57%) Firmware
4 2 (28.57%) Internet
4 2 (28.57%) Perl
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) Python
4 2 (28.57%) Wireless
5 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Oxford region citing Software 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 Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Internet
1 2 (28.57%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) JIRA
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
1 5 (71.43%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Manual Testing
2 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (57.14%) User Stories
3 2 (28.57%) System Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Management
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) Perl
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Firmware