The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Oxford region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 49 78 79
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 23 8 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 3.61% 1.08% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.68% 1.10% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 20 8 1
Median salary £35,500 £27,500 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+29.09% +22.22%
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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
625 727 725
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 97.96% 97.85% 97.71%
Number of salaries quoted 517 631 601
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £75,000 £62,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

The demand trend of job ads across the Oxford region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 19 February 2017.

Tester Salary Histogram in Oxford

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Oxford region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 24 (60.00%) Windows
2 22 (55.00%) SQL Server
3 20 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (47.50%) ISEB
5 18 (45.00%) ISTQB
5 18 (45.00%) Test Scripting
6 16 (40.00%) Functional Testing
6 16 (40.00%) Microsoft
7 14 (35.00%) Risk Assessment
7 14 (35.00%) User Stories
7 14 (35.00%) Gherkin
7 14 (35.00%) System Testing
7 14 (35.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (27.50%) Manual Testing
9 10 (25.00%) Test Strategy
9 10 (25.00%) Mobile App
9 10 (25.00%) Selenium
10 9 (22.50%) Degree
10 9 (22.50%) Finance
10 9 (22.50%) SQL
11 8 (20.00%) T-SQL
11 8 (20.00%) Automated Testing
11 8 (20.00%) Software Testing
12 7 (17.50%) JIRA
12 7 (17.50%) QA
12 7 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (15.00%) Telecoms
13 6 (15.00%) C#
13 6 (15.00%) Marketing
14 5 (12.50%) Banking

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (55.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (35.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (25.00%) Selenium
3 7 (17.50%) JIRA
4 3 (7.50%) Cucumber
4 3 (7.50%) Ranorex
4 3 (7.50%) SpecFlow
4 3 (7.50%) TestComplete
5 2 (5.00%) Metasploit
5 2 (5.00%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.50%) Appium
General
1 9 (22.50%) Finance
2 6 (15.00%) Marketing
2 6 (15.00%) Telecoms
3 5 (12.50%) Banking
4 3 (7.50%) Games
4 3 (7.50%) Multimedia
5 1 (2.50%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.50%) Automotive
5 1 (2.50%) Local Government
5 1 (2.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (35.00%) Gherkin
2 4 (10.00%) HTML
3 3 (7.50%) Flash
3 3 (7.50%) HTML5
4 1 (2.50%) REST
4 1 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 7 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.50%) Online Games
3 3 (7.50%) Xbox
4 2 (5.00%) User Experience
5 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.50%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 24 (60.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.50%) Linux
2 1 (2.50%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (45.00%) Test Scripting
3 16 (40.00%) Functional Testing
4 14 (35.00%) Risk Assessment
4 14 (35.00%) System Testing
4 14 (35.00%) User Stories
5 11 (27.50%) Manual Testing
6 10 (25.00%) Test Strategy
7 8 (20.00%) Automated Testing
7 8 (20.00%) Software Testing
8 5 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
8 5 (12.50%) Regression Testing
8 5 (12.50%) Test Planning
9 4 (10.00%) Automation Testing
10 3 (7.50%) Digital Marketing
10 3 (7.50%) Load Testing
10 3 (7.50%) Performance Testing
10 3 (7.50%) SEO
10 3 (7.50%) Software Engineering
10 3 (7.50%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 9 (22.50%) SQL
2 8 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 6 (15.00%) C#
4 4 (10.00%) C++
5 3 (7.50%) Java
5 3 (7.50%) Python
6 2 (5.00%) C
6 2 (5.00%) Perl
7 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.50%) Ruby
7 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (47.50%) ISEB
2 18 (45.00%) ISTQB
3 9 (22.50%) Degree
4 3 (7.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (5.00%) CEH
5 2 (5.00%) OSCP
5 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.50%) CREST Certified
6 1 (2.50%) Cyber Scheme
6 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.50%) GIAC
6 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) Nessus
1 2 (5.00%) Nmap
2 1 (2.50%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 16 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.50%) Coverity
2 1 (2.50%) Qualys
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