The table below looks at the statistics for Software 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 Software Testing over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 107 93 112
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +19
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 8 22 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.54% 1.32% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 1.71% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 7 14 6
Average salary £37,000 £33,750 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.62% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,900 £26,800 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,492 £47,250 £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -1.47%
Software 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
1202 1289 1269
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 80.40% 77.51% 77.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1009 1129 1148
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Oxfordshire

Software 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 Software Testing within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 17 September 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 4 £32,250 -0.76% 1
Burford - 2 £42,492 -
Thame - 1 £30,000 - 1
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 32 (69.57%) ISTQB
2 27 (58.70%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (43.48%) .NET
4 19 (41.30%) ISEB
5 18 (39.13%) Degree
6 16 (34.78%) C#
6 16 (34.78%) Test Automation
7 15 (32.61%) Retail
8 14 (30.43%) NUnit
8 14 (30.43%) MbUnit
8 14 (30.43%) User Stories
9 9 (19.57%) Validation
9 9 (19.57%) QA
9 9 (19.57%) Performance Testing
10 8 (17.39%) DNA
10 8 (17.39%) Service Delivery
10 8 (17.39%) Law
10 8 (17.39%) Manufacturing
10 8 (17.39%) Military
10 8 (17.39%) System Testing
10 8 (17.39%) Test Strategy
11 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
12 6 (13.04%) SQL Server
12 6 (13.04%) Windows
12 6 (13.04%) Regression Testing
13 5 (10.87%) Computer Science
13 5 (10.87%) Unit Testing
13 5 (10.87%) Waterfall
14 4 (8.70%) SQL
14 4 (8.70%) QuickTest Pro

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing Software 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 Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
1 2 (4.35%) ColdFusion
1 2 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) Internet
1 1 (2.17%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (30.43%) NUnit
1 14 (30.43%) MbUnit
2 4 (8.70%) JIRA
2 4 (8.70%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (8.70%) Bugzilla
3 3 (6.52%) TestDirector
3 3 (6.52%) Selenium
4 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.17%) Selenium IDE
General
1 15 (32.61%) Retail
2 8 (17.39%) Law
2 8 (17.39%) Manufacturing
2 8 (17.39%) Military
3 4 (8.70%) Finance
4 2 (4.35%) Games
5 1 (2.17%) Marketing
5 1 (2.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 17 (36.96%) Test Engineer
2 14 (30.43%) Senior Test Engineer
3 12 (26.09%) Test Manager
4 11 (23.91%) Software Engineer
4 11 (23.91%) Software Test Engineer
5 9 (19.57%) Senior Software Test Engineer
5 9 (19.57%) Senior Software Engineer
6 6 (13.04%) Senior Manager
6 6 (13.04%) Analyst
6 6 (13.04%) Senior Test Manager
7 5 (10.87%) Tester
8 4 (8.70%) Test Analyst
8 4 (8.70%) Software Tester
8 4 (8.70%) Test Leader
8 4 (8.70%) Engagement Manager
9 3 (6.52%) Applications Support
10 2 (4.35%) Java Developer
10 2 (4.35%) Developer
10 2 (4.35%) Graduate
10 2 (4.35%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (43.48%) .NET
2 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.35%) CSS
2 2 (4.35%) JSP
2 2 (4.35%) Web Services
2 2 (4.35%) XML
2 2 (4.35%) HTML
3 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.52%) Mathematics
3 2 (4.35%) Physics
3 2 (4.35%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) Windows
2 3 (6.52%) Windows XP
2 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (6.52%) Windows Vista
2 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (6.52%) Windows 8
3 2 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (58.70%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (34.78%) Test Automation
3 14 (30.43%) User Stories
4 9 (19.57%) Validation
4 9 (19.57%) Performance Testing
5 8 (17.39%) DNA
5 8 (17.39%) Service Delivery
5 8 (17.39%) System Testing
5 8 (17.39%) Test Strategy
6 6 (13.04%) Regression Testing
7 5 (10.87%) Unit Testing
7 5 (10.87%) Waterfall
8 4 (8.70%) Manual Testing
8 4 (8.70%) Integration Testing
8 4 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (8.70%) Software Engineering
9 3 (6.52%) Scrum
9 3 (6.52%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (4.35%) OO
10 2 (4.35%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 16 (34.78%) C#
2 4 (8.70%) SQL
3 3 (6.52%) C
4 2 (4.35%) Java
4 2 (4.35%) PHP
5 1 (2.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 32 (69.57%) ISTQB
2 19 (41.30%) ISEB
3 18 (39.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.35%) Adobe
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