The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 105 109 100
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 12 12 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.77% 0.70% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.72% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 10 7 14
Average salary £21,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-38.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £32,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £39,000 £43,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+1.49% -1.47%
Tester
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Oxfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1495 1671 1527
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 96.45% 97.15% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1291 1477 1390
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Tester
Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Tester Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

Tester
Salary Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Oxfordshire

Tester
Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 21 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
Oxford +4 4 £50,000 +29.03%
Thame - 1 £26,000 -
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Oxfordshire region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 19 (57.58%) QA
2 12 (36.36%) .NET
2 12 (36.36%) Selenium
3 11 (33.33%) ISEB
4 10 (30.30%) SQL Server
4 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 9 (27.27%) Degree
5 9 (27.27%) Manual Testing
6 8 (24.24%) PHP
6 8 (24.24%) Apache
6 8 (24.24%) Computer Science
7 7 (21.21%) Windows
7 7 (21.21%) Automated Testing
7 7 (21.21%) Software Testing
8 6 (18.18%) Software Engineering
9 5 (15.15%) SQL
9 5 (15.15%) ISTQB
10 4 (12.12%) MySQL
10 4 (12.12%) IIS
10 4 (12.12%) Games
10 4 (12.12%) JIRA
10 4 (12.12%) Test Scripting
10 4 (12.12%) TestComplete
10 4 (12.12%) Mercurial
10 4 (12.12%) WebDriver
10 4 (12.12%) PHPUnit
10 4 (12.12%) Test Strategy
10 4 (12.12%) Automation Testing
10 4 (12.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Oxfordshire region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (24.24%) Apache
2 4 (12.12%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (30.30%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.12%) MySQL
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (36.36%) Selenium
2 4 (12.12%) TestComplete
2 4 (12.12%) Mercurial
2 4 (12.12%) WebDriver
2 4 (12.12%) PHPUnit
2 4 (12.12%) JIRA
3 2 (6.06%) NUnit
3 2 (6.06%) MbUnit
3 2 (6.06%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.03%) Behat
General
1 4 (12.12%) Games
2 3 (9.09%) Finance
3 2 (6.06%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Retail
3 2 (6.06%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (36.36%) .NET
2 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.03%) CSS
3 1 (3.03%) Web Services
3 1 (3.03%) XHTML
3 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.03%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) Windows
2 3 (9.09%) Windows Vista
2 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (9.09%) Windows XP
2 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (9.09%) Windows 8
3 2 (6.06%) Debian
3 2 (6.06%) Ubuntu
3 2 (6.06%) CentOS
3 2 (6.06%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (27.27%) Manual Testing
3 7 (21.21%) Automated Testing
3 7 (21.21%) Software Testing
4 6 (18.18%) Software Engineering
5 4 (12.12%) Test Scripting
5 4 (12.12%) Test Strategy
5 4 (12.12%) Automation Testing
6 3 (9.09%) System Testing
6 3 (9.09%) Integration Testing
6 3 (9.09%) Regression Testing
7 2 (6.06%) E-Commerce
7 2 (6.06%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (6.06%) Web Testing
7 2 (6.06%) Test Management
7 2 (6.06%) Validation
7 2 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (6.06%) Test Automation
7 2 (6.06%) Game Development
7 2 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 8 (24.24%) PHP
2 5 (15.15%) SQL
3 3 (9.09%) C#
4 2 (6.06%) Java
4 2 (6.06%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (33.33%) ISEB
2 9 (27.27%) Degree
3 5 (15.15%) ISTQB
4 4 (12.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (6.06%) CEH
5 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
5 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
5 2 (6.06%) OSCP
5 2 (6.06%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (57.58%) QA
2 2 (6.06%) PCI DSS
2 2 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) Microsoft