The first table below looks at the demand for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 11 July 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 Oxfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 115 117 106
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 5 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.30% 0.33% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.35% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 3
Average salary £21,250 £30,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.16% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £27,500 £27,800
10% offered a salary of more than £22,900 £35,000 £32,600
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £30,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.09%
Job Titles Category
Oxfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1582 1728 1356
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 96.23% 95.95% 97.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1387 1480 1233
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.29%
Software Tester
South East

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Software Tester Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

Software Tester
Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 11 July 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
Banbury - 1 £21,500 -
Software Tester
South East

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT jobs across the Oxfordshire region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title.

1 6 (40.00%) QA
2 5 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 5 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 5 (33.33%) Degree
2 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) ISEB
2 5 (33.33%) .NET
2 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 4 (26.67%) Manual Testing
3 4 (26.67%) JIRA
3 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
3 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
3 4 (26.67%) Automation Testing
3 4 (26.67%) MySQL
3 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Selenium
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Vista
4 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Windows
4 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (20.00%) System Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
5 2 (13.33%) MbUnit
5 2 (13.33%) Game Development

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT jobs across the Oxfordshire region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) MySQL
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) JIRA
1 4 (26.67%) Selenium
2 2 (13.33%) MbUnit
2 2 (13.33%) NUnit
General
1 2 (13.33%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
1 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
1 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (20.00%) Windows Vista
1 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 4 (26.67%) Manual Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
2 4 (26.67%) Automation Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (20.00%) System Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
4 2 (13.33%) Game Development
4 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) ISEB
1 5 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 5 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago