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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 86 109 91
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -18
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 31 9 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.06% 0.60% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.45% 0.74% 2.24%
Number of salaries quoted 27 8 20
Average salary £42,500 £28,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+47.82% -17.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £18,500 £26,450
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £47,744 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,750
% change year-on-year
- +6.87%
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
1267 1217 1296
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 84.02% 80.81% 77.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1023 1030 1144
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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
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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 -2 10 £42,500 +54.54% 3
Abingdon - 3 £53,750 - 1
Wallingford +17 2 £26,750 +44.59%
Thame -10 2 £42,500 +41.66%
Banbury - 2 £55,000 -
Henley-on-Thames - 1 £22,500 -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 26 (50.98%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (43.14%) QA
3 20 (39.22%) Java
4 18 (35.29%) C#
4 18 (35.29%) Scrum
4 18 (35.29%) Test Management
4 18 (35.29%) Test Automation
5 17 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 17 (33.33%) Selenium
6 16 (31.37%) Degree
7 15 (29.41%) VBScript
8 14 (27.45%) SQL
9 12 (23.53%) ISTQB
9 12 (23.53%) Test Planning
10 11 (21.57%) .NET
11 10 (19.61%) VB
12 9 (17.65%) HP UFT
12 9 (17.65%) Telecoms
12 9 (17.65%) Finance
13 8 (15.69%) Perl
13 8 (15.69%) Python
13 8 (15.69%) TDD
13 8 (15.69%) Manual Testing
13 8 (15.69%) Security Testing
14 7 (13.73%) Use Case
14 7 (13.73%) Release Management
14 7 (13.73%) Network Security
14 7 (13.73%) DV Cleared
14 7 (13.73%) Security Cleared
14 7 (13.73%) Coverity

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (3.92%) IIS
2 1 (1.96%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Office
1 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.73%) Network Security
2 4 (7.84%) Wireless
3 3 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 6 (11.76%) Relational Database
2 5 (9.80%) MySQL
3 4 (7.84%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (33.33%) Selenium
2 9 (17.65%) HP UFT
3 4 (7.84%) Jenkins
4 3 (5.88%) WebDriver
4 3 (5.88%) Visual Studio
4 3 (5.88%) JIRA
5 2 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.96%) TestComplete
6 1 (1.96%) JUnit
6 1 (1.96%) Rational Robot
6 1 (1.96%) Selenium IDE
General
1 9 (17.65%) Telecoms
1 9 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (3.92%) Banking
3 1 (1.96%) Retail
3 1 (1.96%) Marketing
3 1 (1.96%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (31.37%) Test Manager
2 9 (17.65%) Analyst
3 8 (15.69%) Test Analyst
3 8 (15.69%) Tester
4 7 (13.73%) Developer
4 7 (13.73%) Product Manager
4 7 (13.73%) Security Manager
4 7 (13.73%) Test Leader
5 5 (9.80%) Test Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) Software Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Software Developer
6 4 (7.84%) Testing Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Software Testing Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) QA Tester
7 3 (5.88%) Software Manager
7 3 (5.88%) C# Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Senior Tester
8 2 (3.92%) Test Specialist
8 2 (3.92%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Senior QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.57%) .NET
2 6 (11.76%) .NET Framework
3 4 (7.84%) XML
4 3 (5.88%) WinForms
4 3 (5.88%) WPF
5 2 (3.92%) HTML
5 2 (3.92%) CSS
6 1 (1.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.73%) Windows
2 2 (3.92%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.96%) Linux
3 1 (1.96%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.96%) Windows Vista
3 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (50.98%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (35.29%) Scrum
2 18 (35.29%) Test Management
2 18 (35.29%) Test Automation
3 17 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 12 (23.53%) Test Planning
5 8 (15.69%) Security Testing
5 8 (15.69%) Manual Testing
5 8 (15.69%) TDD
6 7 (13.73%) Ethical Hacking
6 7 (13.73%) Use Case
6 7 (13.73%) Release Management
6 7 (13.73%) Automated Testing
6 7 (13.73%) Cyber Security
6 7 (13.73%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (11.76%) Keyword-Driven Testing
8 5 (9.80%) Test Scripting
8 5 (9.80%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (7.84%) Regression Testing
9 4 (7.84%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 20 (39.22%) Java
2 18 (35.29%) C#
3 15 (29.41%) VBScript
4 14 (27.45%) SQL
5 10 (19.61%) VB
6 8 (15.69%) Python
6 8 (15.69%) Perl
7 4 (7.84%) JavaScript
7 4 (7.84%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.96%) PHP
8 1 (1.96%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 16 (31.37%) Degree
2 12 (23.53%) ISTQB
3 7 (13.73%) DV Cleared
3 7 (13.73%) Security Cleared
4 4 (7.84%) ISEB
5 3 (5.88%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (43.14%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) DICOM
2 1 (1.96%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (5.88%) Firmware
2 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (13.73%) Nessus
1 7 (13.73%) Nmap
Vendors
1 7 (13.73%) Coverity
2 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.88%) HP
3 3 (5.88%) DevExpress
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