The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 117 107 101
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -6
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 1 10 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.065% 0.59% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.084% 0.79% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 0 9 11
Average salary - £28,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -32.94%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
Test Strategy
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
1196 1264 1156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 77.71% 74.62% 73.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1011 1113 1036
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,700 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Oxfordshire region.

Test Strategy Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

Test Strategy
Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
Abingdon - 1 - -
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing Test Strategy 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 Test Strategy.

1 10 (71.43%) QA
2 8 (57.14%) Retail
2 8 (57.14%) Software Testing
3 5 (35.71%) ISTQB
3 5 (35.71%) Waterfall
3 5 (35.71%) Service Delivery
4 4 (28.57%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (28.57%) JIRA
4 4 (28.57%) Automation Testing
5 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (21.43%) TestDirector
5 3 (21.43%) Bugzilla
6 2 (14.29%) Finance
6 2 (14.29%) C
7 1 (7.14%) C#
7 1 (7.14%) SQL
7 1 (7.14%) .NET
7 1 (7.14%) ISEB
7 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
7 1 (7.14%) Selenium
7 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing Test Strategy 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 Test Strategy. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (28.57%) JIRA
2 3 (21.43%) Bugzilla
2 3 (21.43%) TestDirector
3 1 (7.14%) Selenium
General
1 8 (57.14%) Retail
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Test Manager
2 5 (35.71%) Senior Manager
2 5 (35.71%) Senior Test Manager
2 5 (35.71%) Tester
3 4 (28.57%) Software Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Software Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Service Delivery
2 5 (35.71%) Waterfall
3 4 (28.57%) Automation Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
4 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) C
2 1 (7.14%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (71.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center