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 25 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank - 68 80
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 0 11 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford - 1.49% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category - 1.55% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 0 11 10
Median salary - £26,000 £37,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -31.12%
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
616 711 865
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 96.55% 96.47% 96.22%
Number of salaries quoted 564 586 786
Median salary £50,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, 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 6 (75.00%) Finance
1 6 (75.00%) Test Scripting
1 6 (75.00%) Functional Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) .NET
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) T-SQL
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
3 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
3 3 (37.50%) QA
3 3 (37.50%) TestComplete
3 3 (37.50%) Performance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (25.00%) Selenium
4 2 (25.00%) Degree
4 2 (25.00%) JIRA
4 2 (25.00%) Banking
4 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (12.50%) ISEB
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) NUnit
5 1 (12.50%) C++
5 1 (12.50%) Python
5 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
5 1 (12.50%) ISTQB

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 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) TestComplete
2 2 (25.00%) JIRA
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (12.50%) NUnit
3 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
2 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Android
2 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Functional Testing
1 6 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Performance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Build Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) T-SQL
3 1 (12.50%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) ISEB
3 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft