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

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 75 75 82
Rank change year-on-year
0 +7
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 5 11 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 0.70% 1.21% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 1.54% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 5 6 2
Average salary £37,000 £31,250 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.40% +4.16%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,750 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +0.74%
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
547 712 719
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 76.93% 78.33% 80.07%
Number of salaries quoted 462 628 644
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 £30,000 £29,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 17 (77.27%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (77.27%) ISTQB
2 15 (68.18%) C#
3 14 (63.64%) .NET
3 14 (63.64%) Degree
4 12 (54.55%) NUnit
4 12 (54.55%) Test Automation
4 12 (54.55%) MbUnit
4 12 (54.55%) User Stories
4 12 (54.55%) ISEB
5 7 (31.82%) DNA
5 7 (31.82%) Military
5 7 (31.82%) Law
5 7 (31.82%) Manufacturing
5 7 (31.82%) Performance Testing
6 5 (22.73%) Unit Testing
6 5 (22.73%) System Testing
6 5 (22.73%) Validation
7 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (13.64%) Java
7 3 (13.64%) Linux
7 3 (13.64%) OO
7 3 (13.64%) Retail
7 3 (13.64%) Finance
7 3 (13.64%) Mathematics
7 3 (13.64%) Physics
7 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
8 2 (9.09%) QA
8 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
8 2 (9.09%) Test Planning

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (9.09%) ColdFusion
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Internet
Development Applications
1 12 (54.55%) NUnit
1 12 (54.55%) MbUnit
2 1 (4.55%) Selenium
General
1 7 (31.82%) Military
1 7 (31.82%) Law
1 7 (31.82%) Manufacturing
2 3 (13.64%) Retail
2 3 (13.64%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Marketing
3 1 (4.55%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 15 (68.18%) Test Engineer
2 12 (54.55%) Senior Test Engineer
3 9 (40.91%) Software Test Engineer
3 9 (40.91%) Software Engineer
4 7 (31.82%) Senior Software Engineer
4 7 (31.82%) Senior Software Test Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) Test Manager
5 3 (13.64%) Java Developer
5 3 (13.64%) Developer
5 3 (13.64%) Software Developer
5 3 (13.64%) Engagement Manager
5 3 (13.64%) Java Software Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Manager
6 1 (4.55%) QA Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (63.64%) .NET
2 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
2 2 (9.09%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Mathematics
1 3 (13.64%) Physics
1 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (77.27%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (54.55%) Test Automation
2 12 (54.55%) User Stories
3 7 (31.82%) DNA
3 7 (31.82%) Performance Testing
4 5 (22.73%) Unit Testing
4 5 (22.73%) System Testing
4 5 (22.73%) Validation
5 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (13.64%) OO
6 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 2 (9.09%) Test Planning
6 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (9.09%) Scrum
7 1 (4.55%) Regression Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Web Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
7 1 (4.55%) Manual Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (68.18%) C#
2 3 (13.64%) Java
3 2 (9.09%) PHP
4 1 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (77.27%) ISTQB
2 14 (63.64%) Degree
3 12 (54.55%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Adobe