The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 67 74 69
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 11 12 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 1.49% 1.34% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.56% 1.40% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 11 10 15
Average salary £26,000 £37,750 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.12% +25.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £29,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £38,200 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Tester
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
707 855 972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 95.93% 95.32% 95.01%
Number of salaries quoted 582 777 839
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -9.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Tester
Salary Trend in Oxford

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

Tester Salary Trend in Oxford

Tester
Salary Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Oxford

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Oxford region that cited Tester 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 Tester in their job title.

1 12 (100.00%) Selenium
2 10 (83.33%) WebDriver
3 9 (75.00%) C#
3 9 (75.00%) Java
3 9 (75.00%) .NET
4 8 (66.67%) SQL
5 7 (58.33%) Manual Testing
6 6 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (41.67%) JIRA
7 5 (41.67%) Automation Testing
7 5 (41.67%) QA
7 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (33.33%) Degree
8 4 (33.33%) WCF
8 4 (33.33%) AngularJS
8 4 (33.33%) ISEB
8 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
8 4 (33.33%) Windows
8 4 (33.33%) Linux
8 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
8 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
8 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
8 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
8 4 (33.33%) Automated Testing
9 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
9 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (16.67%) User Stories

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Oxford region that cited Tester 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (100.00%) Selenium
2 10 (83.33%) WebDriver
3 5 (41.67%) JIRA
4 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
5 1 (8.33%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
5 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) .NET
2 4 (33.33%) WCF
2 4 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (8.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
1 4 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Manual Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) Automation Testing
3 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (16.67%) User Stories
5 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (8.33%) BDD
6 1 (8.33%) Agile Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Test Management
6 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) C#
1 9 (75.00%) Java
2 8 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) Perl
4 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Degree
1 4 (33.33%) ISEB
1 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 per year
Posted: 12 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: £35,000 per year
Posted: 20 days ago