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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 89 106 107
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 21 15 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.44% 0.95% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.54% 0.98% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 21 13 9
Average salary £32,500 £23,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.29% -32.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £21,100 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £37,500 £39,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
1366 1526 1697
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 93.95% 96.52% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1145 1333 1463
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 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 -2 7 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Abingdon - 2 £30,750 -
Bicester - 2 £30,500 -
Thame - 2 £42,500 -
Banbury - 1 £50,000 -
Wallingford - 1 £18,500 -
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 18 (54.55%) QA
1 18 (54.55%) Selenium
2 15 (45.45%) SQL
2 15 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (39.39%) .NET
3 13 (39.39%) Microsoft
3 13 (39.39%) JIRA
4 12 (36.36%) C#
5 11 (33.33%) Java
5 11 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 11 (33.33%) WebDriver
6 10 (30.30%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (30.30%) ISTQB
7 9 (27.27%) Degree
7 9 (27.27%) Automated Testing
7 9 (27.27%) ISEB
8 8 (24.24%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (21.21%) Automation Testing
9 7 (21.21%) Software Testing
10 6 (18.18%) T-SQL
10 6 (18.18%) ASP.NET
10 6 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (15.15%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (15.15%) Test Scripting
11 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
11 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
11 5 (15.15%) HP UFT
12 4 (12.12%) Internet
12 4 (12.12%) E-Commerce
12 4 (12.12%) HP

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 2 (6.06%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 18 (54.55%) Selenium
2 13 (39.39%) JIRA
3 11 (33.33%) WebDriver
4 5 (15.15%) HP UFT
4 5 (15.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio
6 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
6 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
6 2 (6.06%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
7 1 (3.03%) SpecFlow
7 1 (3.03%) JUnit
General
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Games
2 1 (3.03%) Banking
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (39.39%) .NET
2 6 (18.18%) ASP.NET
3 4 (12.12%) WCF
3 4 (12.12%) AngularJS
4 3 (9.09%) XML
5 1 (3.03%) HTML
5 1 (3.03%) CSS
5 1 (3.03%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.12%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Windows
1 4 (12.12%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 9 (27.27%) Automated Testing
4 8 (24.24%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (21.21%) Software Testing
5 7 (21.21%) Automation Testing
6 5 (15.15%) Test Scripting
7 4 (12.12%) E-Commerce
8 3 (9.09%) Regression Testing
8 3 (9.09%) TDD
8 3 (9.09%) Performance Testing
8 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (9.09%) Functional Testing
8 3 (9.09%) User Stories
8 3 (9.09%) Scrum
9 2 (6.06%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (6.06%) Test Strategy
9 2 (6.06%) Test Automation
9 2 (6.06%) Integration Testing
10 1 (3.03%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (45.45%) SQL
2 12 (36.36%) C#
3 11 (33.33%) Java
4 6 (18.18%) T-SQL
5 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
6 3 (9.09%) Perl
6 3 (9.09%) Python
7 2 (6.06%) VBScript
8 1 (3.03%) VB
8 1 (3.03%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (30.30%) ISTQB
2 9 (27.27%) Degree
2 9 (27.27%) ISEB
3 3 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (6.06%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (54.55%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (39.39%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) HP
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