The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 69 77 50
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 7 8 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 0.94% 0.84% 2.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 0.86% 2.82%
Number of salaries quoted 6 5 19
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,250 £30,000 £34,200
10% offered a salary of more than £37,750 £42,000 £43,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Job Titles Category
Oxford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
712 928 673
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 95.83% 97.07% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 654 806 616
Average salary £38,000 £42,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.58% +11.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Tester
Oxfordshire

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 13 (81.25%) QA
2 10 (62.50%) Selenium
3 8 (50.00%) PHP
3 8 (50.00%) Apache
4 7 (43.75%) ISEB
4 7 (43.75%) Automated Testing
5 5 (31.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (31.25%) SQL
5 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (25.00%) MySQL
6 4 (25.00%) IIS
6 4 (25.00%) Windows
6 4 (25.00%) Mercurial
6 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 4 (25.00%) JIRA
6 4 (25.00%) Manual Testing
6 4 (25.00%) WebDriver
6 4 (25.00%) PHPUnit
7 2 (12.50%) Web Testing
7 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
7 2 (12.50%) Spanish Language
7 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (12.50%) C#
7 2 (12.50%) Java
7 2 (12.50%) Internet
7 2 (12.50%) Validation
8 1 (6.25%) Project Management
8 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
8 1 (6.25%) NUnit
8 1 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 8 (50.00%) Apache
2 4 (25.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (62.50%) Selenium
2 4 (25.00%) Mercurial
2 4 (25.00%) JIRA
2 4 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 4 (25.00%) PHPUnit
3 1 (6.25%) NUnit
3 1 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (6.25%) MbUnit
General
1 2 (12.50%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
1 1 (6.25%) XML
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Automated Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Web Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (12.50%) Validation
5 1 (6.25%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
5 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
5 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) PHP
2 5 (31.25%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) C#
3 2 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) ISEB
2 5 (31.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
4 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (81.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft