The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 75 72 70
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 3 6 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 0.41% 0.64% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.66% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 7
Average salary £26,000 £31,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.12% -27.05%
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
Test Engineer
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Oxford region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Oxford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
691 912 782
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 94.40% 97.12% 96.31%
Number of salaries quoted 618 809 715
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer in the job title across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Oxford

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

Test Engineer Salary Trend in Oxford

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Oxford region that cited Test Engineer in their job title 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 with Test Engineer in their job title.

1 20 (95.24%) Degree
2 19 (90.48%) Software Testing
2 19 (90.48%) ISTQB
2 19 (90.48%) .NET
3 18 (85.71%) C#
4 17 (80.95%) ISEB
4 17 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (80.95%) NUnit
4 17 (80.95%) Test Automation
4 17 (80.95%) MbUnit
5 16 (76.19%) User Stories
6 11 (52.38%) Performance Testing
7 10 (47.62%) Law
7 10 (47.62%) Manufacturing
7 10 (47.62%) Military
7 10 (47.62%) DNA
8 6 (28.57%) Validation
8 6 (28.57%) Unit Testing
9 5 (23.81%) System Testing
10 3 (14.29%) Scrum
10 3 (14.29%) PHP
10 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
11 2 (9.52%) JSP
11 2 (9.52%) Python
11 2 (9.52%) Adobe
11 2 (9.52%) ColdFusion
11 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
11 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
11 2 (9.52%) Computer Science

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Oxford region that cited Test Engineer in their job title 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 with Test Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.52%) ColdFusion
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 17 (80.95%) NUnit
1 17 (80.95%) MbUnit
2 1 (4.76%) Selenium IDE
2 1 (4.76%) Selenium
2 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
2 1 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 10 (47.62%) Law
1 10 (47.62%) Manufacturing
1 10 (47.62%) Military
2 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (90.48%) .NET
2 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 2 (9.52%) JSP
4 1 (4.76%) jQuery
4 1 (4.76%) CSS
4 1 (4.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
1 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (90.48%) Software Testing
2 17 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (80.95%) Test Automation
3 16 (76.19%) User Stories
4 11 (52.38%) Performance Testing
5 10 (47.62%) DNA
6 6 (28.57%) Validation
6 6 (28.57%) Unit Testing
7 5 (23.81%) System Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Scrum
9 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
10 1 (4.76%) Regression Testing
10 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
10 1 (4.76%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (85.71%) C#
2 3 (14.29%) PHP
3 2 (9.52%) Python
4 1 (4.76%) Ruby
4 1 (4.76%) Java
4 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 20 (95.24%) Degree
2 19 (90.48%) ISTQB
3 17 (80.95%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Adobe
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft