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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 90 92 83
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -9
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 20 33 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.26% 1.94% 2.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 2.36% 2.90%
Number of salaries quoted 16 29 35
Average salary £37,500 £38,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% -30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £21,000 £27,400
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,600 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+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
1260 1401 1414
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 79.65% 82.17% 76.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1041 1243 1208
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,628
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 2 July 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 2 July 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 -11 4 £28,500 -29.62% 1
Abingdon +9 3 £47,500 +1.06% 1
Banbury - 3 - -
Thame - 2 £42,500 -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 17 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (40.63%) Test Management
3 11 (34.38%) QA
3 11 (34.38%) Test Strategy
3 11 (34.38%) Scrum
3 11 (34.38%) Java
4 10 (31.25%) VBScript
4 10 (31.25%) Selenium
4 10 (31.25%) Degree
5 9 (28.13%) ISTQB
5 9 (28.13%) Test Automation
5 9 (28.13%) Manual Testing
5 9 (28.13%) SQL
5 9 (28.13%) C#
6 7 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (21.88%) VB
7 6 (18.75%) .NET
7 6 (18.75%) Windows
7 6 (18.75%) HP UFT
7 6 (18.75%) Test Scripting
8 5 (15.63%) System Testing
8 5 (15.63%) Security Testing
8 5 (15.63%) Test Planning
8 5 (15.63%) Python
8 5 (15.63%) Perl
8 5 (15.63%) Telecoms
8 5 (15.63%) Finance
8 5 (15.63%) TDD
9 4 (12.50%) Wireless
9 4 (12.50%) E-Commerce

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 (3.13%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Office
2 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) Wireless
1 4 (12.50%) Network Security
2 2 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (31.25%) Selenium
2 6 (18.75%) HP UFT
3 4 (12.50%) JIRA
4 3 (9.38%) WebDriver
5 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.13%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (3.13%) JUnit
6 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (15.63%) Telecoms
1 5 (15.63%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Advertising
2 1 (3.13%) Banking
2 1 (3.13%) Retail
2 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Analyst
2 8 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 8 (25.00%) Test Leader
3 7 (21.88%) Test Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) Tester
5 4 (12.50%) Product Manager
5 4 (12.50%) Security Manager
6 3 (9.38%) Test Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Applications Support Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Applications Support
7 2 (6.25%) Software Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Support Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Tester
7 2 (6.25%) Senior QA Tester
7 2 (6.25%) QA Tester
8 1 (3.13%) Security Specialist
8 1 (3.13%) Testing Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Testing Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) .NET
2 4 (12.50%) .NET Framework
3 2 (6.25%) HTML
3 2 (6.25%) XML
4 1 (3.13%) MFC
4 1 (3.13%) CSS
4 1 (3.13%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.75%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Vista
3 1 (3.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (40.63%) Test Management
3 11 (34.38%) Test Strategy
3 11 (34.38%) Scrum
4 9 (28.13%) Test Automation
4 9 (28.13%) Manual Testing
5 6 (18.75%) Test Scripting
6 5 (15.63%) System Testing
6 5 (15.63%) Test Planning
6 5 (15.63%) TDD
6 5 (15.63%) Security Testing
7 4 (12.50%) Ethical Hacking
7 4 (12.50%) Automated Testing
7 4 (12.50%) Use Case
7 4 (12.50%) E-Commerce
7 4 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (12.50%) Cyber Security
7 4 (12.50%) Keyword-Driven Testing
8 3 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (9.38%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 11 (34.38%) Java
2 10 (31.25%) VBScript
3 9 (28.13%) C#
3 9 (28.13%) SQL
4 7 (21.88%) VB
5 5 (15.63%) Python
5 5 (15.63%) Perl
6 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.13%) C++
7 1 (3.13%) C
7 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (31.25%) Degree
2 9 (28.13%) ISTQB
3 4 (12.50%) DV Cleared
3 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (6.25%) ISEB
4 2 (6.25%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (34.38%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) Firmware
2 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) Nessus
1 4 (12.50%) Nmap
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) Coverity
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.25%) HP
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
First Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
RM Education
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago