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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 100 94 115
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +21
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 14 31 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.91% 1.78% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 2.40% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 13 22 4
Average salary £30,000 £43,750 £32,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.42% +35.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £31,150 £29,600
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £77,000 £40,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
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
1205 1291 1143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 78.04% 73.94% 72.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1024 1135 1023
Average salary £45,000 £41,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,250 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 22 August 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 22 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 6 £41,000 -36.92% 1
Wallingford -4 2 £18,500 -47.14%
Burford - 2 £42,492 -
Thame - 1 £30,000 - 2
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 36 (67.92%) ISTQB
2 23 (43.40%) ISEB
3 22 (41.51%) .NET
3 22 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (39.62%) Degree
5 19 (35.85%) Test Automation
6 17 (32.08%) MbUnit
6 17 (32.08%) NUnit
6 17 (32.08%) C#
7 16 (30.19%) Retail
7 16 (30.19%) User Stories
8 11 (20.75%) Performance Testing
9 10 (18.87%) QA
9 10 (18.87%) Military
9 10 (18.87%) Law
9 10 (18.87%) Manufacturing
9 10 (18.87%) DNA
10 9 (16.98%) Validation
11 8 (15.09%) Service Delivery
11 8 (15.09%) Microsoft
11 8 (15.09%) System Testing
11 8 (15.09%) Test Strategy
12 7 (13.21%) SQL Server
13 6 (11.32%) Windows
13 6 (11.32%) Regression Testing
14 5 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
14 5 (9.43%) Finance
14 5 (9.43%) SQL
14 5 (9.43%) Waterfall
14 5 (9.43%) Unit Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (3.77%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
1 2 (3.77%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) Internet
2 1 (1.89%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.21%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (32.08%) MbUnit
1 17 (32.08%) NUnit
2 4 (7.55%) JIRA
2 4 (7.55%) Selenium
2 4 (7.55%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (7.55%) Bugzilla
3 3 (5.66%) TestDirector
4 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.89%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (30.19%) Retail
2 10 (18.87%) Military
2 10 (18.87%) Law
2 10 (18.87%) Manufacturing
3 5 (9.43%) Finance
4 2 (3.77%) Spanish Language
4 2 (3.77%) Games
5 1 (1.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (37.74%) Test Engineer
2 17 (32.08%) Senior Test Engineer
3 16 (30.19%) Test Manager
4 14 (26.42%) Software Test Engineer
4 14 (26.42%) Software Engineer
5 12 (22.64%) Senior Software Engineer
5 12 (22.64%) Senior Software Test Engineer
6 7 (13.21%) Analyst
6 7 (13.21%) Tester
7 6 (11.32%) Senior Manager
7 6 (11.32%) Senior Test Manager
8 5 (9.43%) Software Tester
8 5 (9.43%) Engagement Manager
9 4 (7.55%) Test Leader
9 4 (7.55%) Test Analyst
10 3 (5.66%) QA Tester
10 3 (5.66%) Applications Support
11 2 (3.77%) Graduate Software Tester
11 2 (3.77%) Senior Software Tester
11 2 (3.77%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (41.51%) .NET
2 2 (3.77%) HTML
2 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.77%) CSS
2 2 (3.77%) JSP
2 2 (3.77%) Web Services
2 2 (3.77%) XML
3 1 (1.89%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.77%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.89%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.32%) Windows
2 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (5.66%) Windows XP
2 3 (5.66%) Windows 8
2 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (5.66%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (35.85%) Test Automation
3 16 (30.19%) User Stories
4 11 (20.75%) Performance Testing
5 10 (18.87%) DNA
6 9 (16.98%) Validation
7 8 (15.09%) Service Delivery
7 8 (15.09%) System Testing
7 8 (15.09%) Test Strategy
8 6 (11.32%) Regression Testing
9 5 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (9.43%) Waterfall
9 5 (9.43%) Unit Testing
10 4 (7.55%) Integration Testing
10 4 (7.55%) Manual Testing
10 4 (7.55%) Software Engineering
11 3 (5.66%) Scrum
11 3 (5.66%) Test Management
11 3 (5.66%) User Acceptance Testing
12 2 (3.77%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (32.08%) C#
2 5 (9.43%) SQL
3 3 (5.66%) C
4 2 (3.77%) PHP
5 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.89%) Python
Qualifications
1 36 (67.92%) ISTQB
2 23 (43.40%) ISEB
3 21 (39.62%) Degree
4 1 (1.89%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (18.87%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (15.09%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.77%) Adobe
Thame
Hudson - London
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £28000 to £60000 per annum - share options
Posted: 4 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Manything Systems Ltd
Posted: 8 days ago