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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 71 72 73
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 6 15 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 0.82% 1.56% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 2.09% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 6 9 2
Average salary £41,000 £65,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-36.92% +116.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £34,500 £29,200
10% offered a salary of more than £56,250 £72,500 £30,800
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
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
556 716 585
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 76.27% 74.27% 73.86%
Number of salaries quoted 477 627 529
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -9.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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
Salary Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Oxford

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 22 (75.86%) ISTQB
2 18 (62.07%) Degree
3 17 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (58.62%) .NET
3 17 (58.62%) ISEB
4 16 (55.17%) C#
4 16 (55.17%) NUnit
4 16 (55.17%) Test Automation
4 16 (55.17%) MbUnit
5 15 (51.72%) User Stories
6 10 (34.48%) Performance Testing
6 10 (34.48%) Military
6 10 (34.48%) Law
6 10 (34.48%) Manufacturing
6 10 (34.48%) DNA
7 5 (17.24%) Validation
7 5 (17.24%) Unit Testing
7 5 (17.24%) System Testing
8 4 (13.79%) Retail
8 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (13.79%) Finance
9 3 (10.34%) QA
9 3 (10.34%) Test Management
10 2 (6.90%) Web Testing
10 2 (6.90%) Selenium
10 2 (6.90%) Spanish Language
10 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
10 2 (6.90%) Automated Testing
10 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.90%) ColdFusion
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (55.17%) NUnit
1 16 (55.17%) MbUnit
2 2 (6.90%) Selenium
General
1 10 (34.48%) Military
1 10 (34.48%) Law
1 10 (34.48%) Manufacturing
2 4 (13.79%) Retail
2 4 (13.79%) Finance
3 2 (6.90%) Spanish Language
4 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (65.52%) Test Engineer
2 16 (55.17%) Senior Test Engineer
3 13 (44.83%) Software Test Engineer
3 13 (44.83%) Software Engineer
4 11 (37.93%) Senior Software Engineer
4 11 (37.93%) Senior Software Test Engineer
5 7 (24.14%) Test Manager
6 4 (13.79%) Engagement Manager
7 3 (10.34%) Tester
8 2 (6.90%) Selenium Tester
8 2 (6.90%) QA Tester
8 2 (6.90%) Analyst
9 1 (3.45%) IT Support Analyst
9 1 (3.45%) Senior Tester
9 1 (3.45%) Test Analyst
9 1 (3.45%) Senior Manager
9 1 (3.45%) Support Analyst
9 1 (3.45%) Senior Test Manager
9 1 (3.45%) Software Tester
9 1 (3.45%) Senior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (58.62%) .NET
2 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
2 2 (6.90%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (55.17%) Test Automation
3 15 (51.72%) User Stories
4 10 (34.48%) Performance Testing
4 10 (34.48%) DNA
5 5 (17.24%) Validation
5 5 (17.24%) Unit Testing
5 5 (17.24%) System Testing
6 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (10.34%) Test Management
8 2 (6.90%) Web Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (6.90%) Automated Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
8 2 (6.90%) Scrum
9 1 (3.45%) Regression Testing
9 1 (3.45%) Test Scripting
9 1 (3.45%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (55.17%) C#
2 2 (6.90%) PHP
3 1 (3.45%) Python
3 1 (3.45%) SQL
3 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (75.86%) ISTQB
2 18 (62.07%) Degree
3 17 (58.62%) ISEB
4 1 (3.45%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) Adobe
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
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