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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 108 95 91
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -4
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 12 33 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.79% 1.83% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 2.25% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 11 29 26
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% -23.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £32,100 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £70,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
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
1237 1469 1385
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 81.06% 81.57% 76.60%
Number of salaries quoted 969 1277 1224
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,700
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 2015. 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 -13 2 £27,500 -28.57% 2
Faringdon - 1 £36,500 -
Henley-on-Thames - 1 £21,500 -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 11 (52.38%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (47.62%) Java
2 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (38.10%) Manual Testing
4 7 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 7 (33.33%) Windows
4 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 6 (28.57%) .NET
5 6 (28.57%) Test Management
5 6 (28.57%) Selenium
6 5 (23.81%) Automated Testing
6 5 (23.81%) C#
6 5 (23.81%) SQL
7 4 (19.05%) VBScript
7 4 (19.05%) VB
7 4 (19.05%) MS Office
7 4 (19.05%) ITIL
7 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
7 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
7 4 (19.05%) Scrum
7 4 (19.05%) QA
7 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (19.05%) System Testing
7 4 (19.05%) JIRA
7 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
7 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
7 4 (19.05%) User Stories
8 3 (14.29%) Windows 8
8 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 1 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Internet
2 1 (4.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Selenium
2 4 (19.05%) JIRA
3 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
4 2 (9.52%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (9.52%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (9.52%) Electronics
1 2 (9.52%) Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) Test Leader
3 6 (28.57%) Test Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Support Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Applications Support
5 3 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Applications Support Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Software Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Tester
6 2 (9.52%) Test Manager
6 2 (9.52%) Hardware Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Software Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) .NET
2 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.76%) Qt
3 1 (4.76%) MFC
3 1 (4.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (52.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Robotics
2 2 (9.52%) Physics
2 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.52%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
3 3 (14.29%) Windows 8
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (9.52%) UNIX
4 2 (9.52%) Linux
5 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Vista
5 1 (4.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) Manual Testing
3 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 6 (28.57%) Test Management
5 5 (23.81%) Automated Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Scrum
6 4 (19.05%) System Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
6 4 (19.05%) ITIL
6 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
6 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (19.05%) User Stories
7 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
7 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing
8 2 (9.52%) TDD
8 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
8 2 (9.52%) Use Case
8 2 (9.52%) Keyword-Driven Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Test Planning
8 2 (9.52%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) Java
2 5 (23.81%) C#
2 5 (23.81%) SQL
3 4 (19.05%) VBScript
3 4 (19.05%) VB
4 3 (14.29%) C++
4 3 (14.29%) C
5 1 (4.76%) Perl
5 1 (4.76%) Python
5 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (9.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
PMC retail
Salary: Competitive + Pension + Healthcare & Other Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago