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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 96 92 94
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 18 38 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.17% 2.17% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 2.67% 2.21%
Number of salaries quoted 15 32 31
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £32,550 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £54,800 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
1219 1424 1404
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 79.52% 81.19% 76.30%
Number of salaries quoted 959 1276 1211
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £61,900
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -25.97%
Abingdon +2 1 £28,500 -39.36%
Banbury -2 1 - -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (41.38%) Java
2 12 (41.38%) Test Management
3 11 (37.93%) Manual Testing
3 11 (37.93%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (34.48%) Windows
5 9 (31.03%) ISTQB
6 8 (27.59%) SQL
6 8 (27.59%) Test Scripting
7 7 (24.14%) System Testing
7 7 (24.14%) Degree
7 7 (24.14%) Selenium
7 7 (24.14%) C#
7 7 (24.14%) .NET
7 7 (24.14%) Scrum
8 6 (20.69%) VBScript
8 6 (20.69%) VB
8 6 (20.69%) Test Automation
8 6 (20.69%) Test Strategy
9 5 (17.24%) QA
9 5 (17.24%) Automated Testing
10 4 (13.79%) JIRA
10 4 (13.79%) Wireless
10 4 (13.79%) Perl
10 4 (13.79%) MS Office
10 4 (13.79%) ITIL
10 4 (13.79%) Python
10 4 (13.79%) E-Commerce
10 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
10 4 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (3.45%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) MS Office
2 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) Wireless
2 2 (6.90%) Internet
2 2 (6.90%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Selenium
2 4 (13.79%) JIRA
3 3 (10.34%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (10.34%) Visual Studio
4 2 (6.90%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (6.90%) Retail
1 2 (6.90%) Electronics
1 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Analyst
2 9 (31.03%) Test Analyst
3 8 (27.59%) Test Leader
4 5 (17.24%) Test Manager
5 4 (13.79%) Support Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Applications Support Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Test Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Applications Support
6 3 (10.34%) Software Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Product Manager
7 2 (6.90%) Security Manager
7 2 (6.90%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Hardware Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Tester
8 1 (3.45%) Testing Specialist
8 1 (3.45%) Security Specialist
8 1 (3.45%) Software Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) .NET
2 3 (10.34%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.45%) Qt
3 1 (3.45%) MFC
3 1 (3.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (37.93%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Robotics
2 2 (6.90%) Physics
2 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.90%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 10 (34.48%) Windows
2 4 (13.79%) Windows 7
3 3 (10.34%) Windows 8
3 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.90%) UNIX
4 2 (6.90%) Linux
5 1 (3.45%) Android
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Vista
5 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (41.38%) Test Management
3 11 (37.93%) Manual Testing
4 8 (27.59%) Test Scripting
5 7 (24.14%) System Testing
5 7 (24.14%) Scrum
6 6 (20.69%) Test Automation
6 6 (20.69%) Test Strategy
7 5 (17.24%) Automated Testing
8 4 (13.79%) ITIL
8 4 (13.79%) E-Commerce
8 4 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (13.79%) User Stories
9 3 (10.34%) Keyword-Driven Testing
9 3 (10.34%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (10.34%) Security Testing
9 3 (10.34%) Use Case
9 3 (10.34%) Test Planning
9 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
9 3 (10.34%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) Java
2 8 (27.59%) SQL
3 7 (24.14%) C#
4 6 (20.69%) VBScript
4 6 (20.69%) VB
5 4 (13.79%) Perl
5 4 (13.79%) Python
6 3 (10.34%) C
6 3 (10.34%) C++
7 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (31.03%) ISTQB
2 7 (24.14%) Degree
3 2 (6.90%) DV Cleared
3 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Firmware
2 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Nessus
1 2 (6.90%) Nmap
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.90%) Coverity
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