The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Oxford region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 72 77 54
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 13 11 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 1.42% 1.10% 2.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 1.16% 2.32%
Number of salaries quoted 13 11 12
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% -3.03%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Job Titles Category
Oxford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
874 950 690
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 95.21% 94.62% 97.32%
Number of salaries quoted 771 836 605
Average salary £38,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.41% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%
Test Engineer
Oxfordshire

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 18 April 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 12 (52.17%) ISEB
1 12 (52.17%) ISTQB
1 12 (52.17%) Degree
2 11 (47.83%) C#
2 11 (47.83%) .NET
3 10 (43.48%) Software Testing
3 10 (43.48%) NUnit
3 10 (43.48%) Automated Testing
3 10 (43.48%) Test Automation
3 10 (43.48%) MbUnit
4 9 (39.13%) User Stories
4 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (34.78%) Selenium
5 8 (34.78%) Performance Testing
6 7 (30.43%) DNA
6 7 (30.43%) Military
6 7 (30.43%) Law
6 7 (30.43%) Manufacturing
7 6 (26.09%) MySQL
7 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
7 6 (26.09%) JIRA
8 3 (13.04%) QA
8 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Windows
9 2 (8.70%) Validation
9 2 (8.70%) Scrum
9 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
9 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
9 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
9 2 (8.70%) Mobile App

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (4.35%) ColdFusion
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) MySQL
2 1 (4.35%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 10 (43.48%) NUnit
1 10 (43.48%) MbUnit
2 8 (34.78%) Selenium
3 6 (26.09%) JIRA
4 1 (4.35%) Ant
General
1 7 (30.43%) Military
1 7 (30.43%) Law
1 7 (30.43%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (47.83%) .NET
2 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.35%) JSP
3 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.35%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Software Testing
1 10 (43.48%) Automated Testing
1 10 (43.48%) Test Automation
2 9 (39.13%) User Stories
2 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (34.78%) Performance Testing
4 7 (30.43%) DNA
5 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
6 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Validation
7 2 (8.70%) Scrum
7 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
8 1 (4.35%) Automation Testing
8 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (4.35%) System Testing
8 1 (4.35%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) C#
2 1 (4.35%) PHP
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
2 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (52.17%) ISEB
1 12 (52.17%) ISTQB
1 12 (52.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.35%) Adobe
1 1 (4.35%) InterSystems