The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Oxfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 98 91 81
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -10
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 32 29 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.71% 1.58% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 2.10% 2.36%
Number of salaries quoted 28 25 22
Average salary £39,250 £50,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.50% +66.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,250 £35,000 £24,600
10% offered a salary of more than £70,750 £72,000 £39,950
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1472 1379 1142
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 78.80% 75.23% 70.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1265 1225 1019
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £31,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Software Testing
South East

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +15 22 £38,500 -30.00% 2
Abingdon 0 4 £47,000 +30.55% 2
Banbury -10 1 £26,000 -
Bicester - 1 £47,500 -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 31 (54.39%) ISTQB
2 22 (38.60%) ISEB
3 19 (33.33%) Retail
4 13 (22.81%) .NET
4 13 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (19.30%) Service Delivery
5 11 (19.30%) Validation
5 11 (19.30%) C#
5 11 (19.30%) Automated Testing
5 11 (19.30%) Degree
6 10 (17.54%) Test Automation
6 10 (17.54%) MbUnit
6 10 (17.54%) QA
6 10 (17.54%) NUnit
7 8 (14.04%) Test Management
7 8 (14.04%) User Stories
8 7 (12.28%) Performance Testing
8 7 (12.28%) Military
8 7 (12.28%) Law
8 7 (12.28%) Manufacturing
8 7 (12.28%) DNA
9 6 (10.53%) QuickTest Pro
9 6 (10.53%) Finance
9 6 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (10.53%) Web Testing
9 6 (10.53%) Test Scripting
9 6 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (8.77%) Selenium
10 5 (8.77%) Manual Testing
10 5 (8.77%) Test Strategy

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (1.75%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.02%) Internet
2 1 (1.75%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (17.54%) MbUnit
1 10 (17.54%) NUnit
2 6 (10.53%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (8.77%) Selenium
4 2 (3.51%) Bugzilla
4 2 (3.51%) TestDirector
4 2 (3.51%) JIRA
5 1 (1.75%) Ant
General
1 19 (33.33%) Retail
2 7 (12.28%) Military
2 7 (12.28%) Law
2 7 (12.28%) Manufacturing
3 6 (10.53%) Finance
4 4 (7.02%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (29.82%) Test Manager
2 13 (22.81%) Tester
3 12 (21.05%) Test Engineer
4 11 (19.30%) Software Test Engineer
4 11 (19.30%) Software Engineer
4 11 (19.30%) Test Leader
5 10 (17.54%) Senior Test Engineer
6 9 (15.79%) Senior Software Engineer
6 9 (15.79%) Senior Software Test Engineer
7 7 (12.28%) Software Tester
8 6 (10.53%) Analyst
8 6 (10.53%) QA Tester
9 4 (7.02%) Selenium Tester
9 4 (7.02%) Engagement Manager
10 3 (5.26%) Programme Test Manager
10 3 (5.26%) Junior Software Tester
10 3 (5.26%) Programme Manager
10 3 (5.26%) Junior
10 3 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (5.26%) Junior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.81%) .NET
2 1 (1.75%) WPF
2 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.75%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.51%) Chip and PIN
1 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.26%) Windows Vista
1 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (5.26%) Windows 8
1 3 (5.26%) Windows
1 3 (5.26%) Windows XP
1 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (19.30%) Service Delivery
2 11 (19.30%) Validation
2 11 (19.30%) Automated Testing
3 10 (17.54%) Test Automation
4 8 (14.04%) Test Management
4 8 (14.04%) User Stories
5 7 (12.28%) Performance Testing
5 7 (12.28%) DNA
6 6 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (10.53%) Web Testing
6 6 (10.53%) Test Scripting
7 5 (8.77%) Manual Testing
7 5 (8.77%) Test Strategy
8 4 (7.02%) System Testing
9 3 (5.26%) Integration Testing
9 3 (5.26%) Regression Testing
10 2 (3.51%) DSDM
10 2 (3.51%) Project Management
10 2 (3.51%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (19.30%) C#
2 2 (3.51%) SQL
3 1 (1.75%) Python
3 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.75%) C++
3 1 (1.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 31 (54.39%) ISTQB
2 22 (38.60%) ISEB
3 11 (19.30%) Degree
4 1 (1.75%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (17.54%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (8.77%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.75%) Adobe
Oxford
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Yoh Company
Salary: £46000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Abingdon
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £27000 - £29000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Posted: 13 days ago