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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 109 89 113
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +24
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 9 27 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.63% 1.74% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 2.26% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 9 23 19
Average salary £25,500 £35,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.14% -26.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,200 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +4.54%
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
1179 1196 1546
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 83.03% 76.96% 77.15%
Number of salaries quoted 988 1007 1402
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 26 January 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 26 January 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
Henley-on-Thames +2 3 £25,500 -46.31%
Oxford -8 3 £22,500 -52.63% 1
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (57.89%) Java
2 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (42.11%) Physics
3 8 (42.11%) Computer Science
3 8 (42.11%) Linux
4 6 (31.58%) OO
4 6 (31.58%) C#
4 6 (31.58%) SQL
4 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
4 6 (31.58%) Mathematics
4 6 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (31.58%) Manual Testing
4 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (26.32%) ISTQB
5 5 (26.32%) Automated Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Selenium
5 5 (26.32%) Regression Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Windows
6 4 (21.05%) .NET
6 4 (21.05%) JIRA
6 4 (21.05%) User Stories
6 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
7 3 (15.79%) Test Management
7 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
7 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
7 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (15.79%) System Testing
7 3 (15.79%) MS Office
7 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
7 3 (15.79%) ITIL

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
1 2 (10.53%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Office
2 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Selenium
2 4 (21.05%) JIRA
3 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
4 1 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (5.26%) Bugzilla
4 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.26%) Selenium IDE
General
1 2 (10.53%) Electronics
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Developer
1 6 (31.58%) Analyst
1 6 (31.58%) Software Developer
1 6 (31.58%) Java Developer
1 6 (31.58%) Java Software Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Applications Support
3 3 (15.79%) Support Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Software Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Applications Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Hardware Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Support Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Applications Support Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Software Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) .NET
2 2 (10.53%) CSS
2 2 (10.53%) Web Services
2 2 (10.53%) XML
2 2 (10.53%) HTML
3 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Physics
1 8 (42.11%) Computer Science
2 6 (31.58%) Mathematics
2 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.53%) Robotics
3 2 (10.53%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Linux
2 5 (26.32%) Windows
3 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
3 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (10.53%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (31.58%) OO
2 6 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (31.58%) Manual Testing
3 5 (26.32%) Automated Testing
3 5 (26.32%) Regression Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
4 4 (21.05%) User Stories
5 3 (15.79%) System Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Test Management
5 3 (15.79%) ITIL
5 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
6 2 (10.53%) Validation
6 2 (10.53%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (5.26%) Functional Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Usability Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Performance Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) Java
2 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 6 (31.58%) C#
3 2 (10.53%) C++
3 2 (10.53%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) ISTQB
2 2 (10.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
PMC retail
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago