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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 100 110 111
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +1
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 10 16 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.67% 0.88% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 1.14% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 9 15 15
Average salary £37,000 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.84% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,600 £26,900 £28,100
10% offered a salary of more than £42,492 £45,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
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
1173 1400 1418
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 78.72% 77.39% 77.23%
Number of salaries quoted 977 1221 1294
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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
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 20 October 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 +13 6 £37,000 +34.54% 1
Burford - 2 £42,492 -
Thame - 1 £30,000 -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 22 (62.86%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (60.00%) ISTQB
3 13 (37.14%) C#
3 13 (37.14%) .NET
4 11 (31.43%) Degree
5 10 (28.57%) ISEB
6 9 (25.71%) Retail
6 9 (25.71%) Test Automation
7 8 (22.86%) Computer Science
7 8 (22.86%) User Stories
8 7 (20.00%) NUnit
8 7 (20.00%) Mathematics
8 7 (20.00%) System Testing
8 7 (20.00%) MbUnit
9 6 (17.14%) Physics
9 6 (17.14%) QA
9 6 (17.14%) Validation
9 6 (17.14%) Regression Testing
9 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
9 6 (17.14%) Java
9 6 (17.14%) Windows
9 6 (17.14%) Linux
9 6 (17.14%) OO
10 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
11 4 (11.43%) Software Engineering
11 4 (11.43%) Service Delivery
11 4 (11.43%) Finance
11 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (11.43%) Manual Testing
11 4 (11.43%) Performance Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (5.71%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.71%) ColdFusion
1 2 (5.71%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (20.00%) NUnit
1 7 (20.00%) MbUnit
2 2 (5.71%) JIRA
2 2 (5.71%) Selenium
2 2 (5.71%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (5.71%) Bugzilla
3 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.86%) TestDirector
3 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.86%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (2.86%) TestLink
General
1 9 (25.71%) Retail
2 4 (11.43%) Finance
3 3 (8.57%) Law
3 3 (8.57%) Manufacturing
3 3 (8.57%) Military
4 2 (5.71%) Games
5 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) Test Engineer
2 8 (22.86%) Test Manager
3 7 (20.00%) Senior Test Engineer
4 6 (17.14%) Java Software Developer
4 6 (17.14%) Developer
4 6 (17.14%) Software Developer
4 6 (17.14%) Java Developer
5 5 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
5 5 (14.29%) Software Engineer
5 5 (14.29%) Analyst
6 4 (11.43%) Test Analyst
6 4 (11.43%) Senior Manager
6 4 (11.43%) Senior Test Manager
6 4 (11.43%) Engagement Manager
7 3 (8.57%) Senior Software Test Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) Software Tester
7 3 (8.57%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) Tester
8 2 (5.71%) Graduate
8 2 (5.71%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (37.14%) .NET
2 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET
2 2 (5.71%) CSS
2 2 (5.71%) JSP
2 2 (5.71%) Web Services
2 2 (5.71%) XML
2 2 (5.71%) HTML
3 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Computer Science
2 7 (20.00%) Mathematics
3 6 (17.14%) Physics
4 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Windows
1 6 (17.14%) Linux
2 3 (8.57%) Windows XP
2 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (8.57%) Windows Vista
2 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (8.57%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (62.86%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (25.71%) Test Automation
3 8 (22.86%) User Stories
4 7 (20.00%) System Testing
5 6 (17.14%) OO
5 6 (17.14%) Regression Testing
5 6 (17.14%) Validation
6 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (11.43%) Software Engineering
6 4 (11.43%) Performance Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Unit Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Integration Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Service Delivery
6 4 (11.43%) Manual Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Test Strategy
7 3 (8.57%) Waterfall
7 3 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (8.57%) Scrum
7 3 (8.57%) DNA
8 2 (5.71%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (37.14%) C#
2 6 (17.14%) Java
3 3 (8.57%) SQL
3 3 (8.57%) C
4 2 (5.71%) PHP
5 1 (2.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 11 (31.43%) Degree
3 10 (28.57%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.71%) Adobe
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