The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 107 114 109
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -5
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 10 7 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.65% 0.41% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.55% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 9 5 8
Average salary £32,500 £36,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.95% +12.30%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,000 £32,250
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -0.77%
Manual Testing
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1209 1272 1142
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 78.00% 73.95% 72.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1028 1119 1022
Average salary £45,000 £41,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Manual Testing Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

Manual Testing
Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford - 1 £29,500 -
Thame - 1 £26,000 -
Manual Testing
South East

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing Manual Testing also 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 that cited Manual Testing.

1 20 (80.00%) QA
2 17 (68.00%) Computer Science
3 15 (60.00%) .NET
4 14 (56.00%) Selenium
5 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (48.00%) Test Scripting
7 11 (44.00%) Degree
8 10 (40.00%) C#
8 10 (40.00%) Java
8 10 (40.00%) Automotive
8 10 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (40.00%) SC Cleared
8 10 (40.00%) Security Cleared
9 8 (32.00%) Windows
9 8 (32.00%) ISEB
10 7 (28.00%) Software Engineering
11 5 (20.00%) Finance
11 5 (20.00%) Mathematics
11 5 (20.00%) Physics
12 4 (16.00%) PHP
12 4 (16.00%) SQL
12 4 (16.00%) MySQL
12 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
12 4 (16.00%) IIS
12 4 (16.00%) Apache
12 4 (16.00%) Regression Testing
12 4 (16.00%) Automated Testing
12 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
12 4 (16.00%) JIRA
12 4 (16.00%) Mercurial

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing Manual Testing also 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 that cited Manual Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (16.00%) IIS
1 4 (16.00%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) MySQL
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (56.00%) Selenium
2 4 (16.00%) Mercurial
2 4 (16.00%) JIRA
General
1 10 (40.00%) Automotive
2 5 (20.00%) Finance
3 2 (8.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) QA Engineer
2 9 (36.00%) Tester
3 7 (28.00%) Quality Engineer
4 5 (20.00%) Software Tester
4 5 (20.00%) QA Manager
4 5 (20.00%) QA Tester
5 3 (12.00%) Software Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Test Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Graduate
6 2 (8.00%) Graduate Software Tester
7 1 (4.00%) Software Test Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (60.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (68.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (20.00%) Mathematics
2 5 (20.00%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (12.00%) Windows Vista
2 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (12.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (48.00%) Test Scripting
3 10 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (28.00%) Software Engineering
5 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Automated Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (12.00%) System Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Game Development
8 1 (4.00%) Use Case
8 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) C#
1 10 (40.00%) Java
2 4 (16.00%) PHP
2 4 (16.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (44.00%) Degree
2 10 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 10 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (32.00%) ISEB
4 4 (16.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (12.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (80.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft