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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 80 84 61
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 7 1 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 0.89% 0.13% 2.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.14% 2.32%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 15
Average salary £25,000 £22,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -37.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £22,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
765 729 775
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 97.20% 97.59% 98.85%
Number of salaries quoted 647 606 642
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 8 February 2016.

Tester Salary Histogram in Oxford

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 8 (61.54%) QA
1 8 (61.54%) Test Scripting
1 8 (61.54%) Functional Testing
2 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 7 (53.85%) C#
2 7 (53.85%) .NET
3 6 (46.15%) SQL
3 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 6 (46.15%) Selenium
3 6 (46.15%) Performance Testing
4 5 (38.46%) Degree
4 5 (38.46%) Software Testing
4 5 (38.46%) T-SQL
4 5 (38.46%) Regression Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Windows
5 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
5 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
5 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (23.08%) Banking
5 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (23.08%) JIRA
5 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
5 3 (23.08%) TestComplete
6 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
6 2 (15.38%) Automation Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
6 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
6 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Selenium
2 3 (23.08%) JIRA
2 3 (23.08%) TestComplete
3 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
3 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
4 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
4 1 (7.69%) NUnit
4 1 (7.69%) SpecFlow
4 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Banking
2 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.69%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Android
2 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Functional Testing
1 8 (61.54%) Test Scripting
2 6 (46.15%) Performance Testing
3 5 (38.46%) Regression Testing
3 5 (38.46%) Software Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Automation Testing
5 2 (15.38%) BDD
5 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Build Automation
6 1 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (7.69%) CRM
6 1 (7.69%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (7.69%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Test Management
6 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) C#
2 6 (46.15%) SQL
3 5 (38.46%) T-SQL
4 1 (7.69%) C++
4 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (15.38%) ISEB
3 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (61.54%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
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