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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 74 69 81
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +12
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 4 14 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 0.53% 1.45% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 2.00% 1.81%
Number of salaries quoted 4 13 16
Average salary £37,000 £33,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.44% -20.23%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,250 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +3.78%
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
604 699 886
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 79.68% 72.21% 79.46%
Number of salaries quoted 502 598 808
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £49,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -18.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,900 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
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 19 December 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Oxford

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) Java
3 6 (66.67%) Linux
3 6 (66.67%) C#
3 6 (66.67%) OO
3 6 (66.67%) Mathematics
3 6 (66.67%) Physics
3 6 (66.67%) Computer Science
4 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
4 2 (22.22%) .NET
4 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
4 2 (22.22%) JSP
4 2 (22.22%) ColdFusion
4 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (22.22%) Adobe
4 2 (22.22%) Test Planning
4 2 (22.22%) PHP
5 1 (11.11%) Python
5 1 (11.11%) Internet
5 1 (11.11%) User Stories
5 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 1 (11.11%) QA
5 1 (11.11%) JIRA
5 1 (11.11%) Selenium

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (22.22%) ColdFusion
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
General
1 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Software Developer
1 6 (66.67%) Developer
1 6 (66.67%) Java Developer
1 6 (66.67%) Java Software Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Test Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Software Test Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
1 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
1 2 (22.22%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Mathematics
1 6 (66.67%) Physics
1 6 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
3 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) OO
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (22.22%) Test Planning
4 1 (11.11%) User Stories
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) Java
2 6 (66.67%) C#
3 2 (22.22%) PHP
4 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Adobe
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