The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Oxfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 111 93 92
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 19 27 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.02% 1.47% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 1.56% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 16 27 16
Average salary £32,500 £32,000 £28,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.56% +11.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £25,000 £9,750
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £51,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
Job Titles Category
Oxfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1803 1726 1575
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 96.52% 94.16% 97.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1561 1552 1407
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,332
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,450 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%
Tester
South East

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +2 9 £42,500 +30.76% 2
Banbury - 4 £32,500 -
Witney -1 3 £32,000 -8.57%
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 27 (57.45%) Selenium
2 25 (53.19%) Automated Testing
2 25 (53.19%) QA
3 16 (34.04%) JIRA
3 16 (34.04%) Test Scripting
4 15 (31.91%) ISEB
5 13 (27.66%) Software Testing
6 12 (25.53%) .NET
6 12 (25.53%) MySQL
7 11 (23.40%) Spanish Language
8 8 (17.02%) Manual Testing
8 8 (17.02%) Internet
8 8 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (14.89%) SQL Server
9 7 (14.89%) Windows
10 6 (12.77%) Apache
10 6 (12.77%) IIS
10 6 (12.77%) ISTQB
10 6 (12.77%) Cucumber
11 5 (10.64%) Web Testing
11 5 (10.64%) SQL
11 5 (10.64%) QuickTest Pro
11 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
12 4 (8.51%) Regression Testing
12 4 (8.51%) C#
12 4 (8.51%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (8.51%) Automation Testing
12 4 (8.51%) Test Strategy
13 3 (6.38%) Windows 8
13 3 (6.38%) Mobile App

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (12.77%) Apache
1 6 (12.77%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Magento
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.02%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (25.53%) MySQL
2 7 (14.89%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.13%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 27 (57.45%) Selenium
2 16 (34.04%) JIRA
3 6 (12.77%) Cucumber
4 5 (10.64%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (6.38%) Mercurial
6 2 (4.26%) NUnit
6 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
6 2 (4.26%) MbUnit
6 2 (4.26%) WebDriver
6 2 (4.26%) PHPUnit
7 1 (2.13%) Behat
General
1 11 (23.40%) Spanish Language
2 1 (2.13%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (25.53%) .NET
2 2 (4.26%) XML
2 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.13%) CSS
3 1 (2.13%) Web Services
3 1 (2.13%) HTML
3 1 (2.13%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.89%) Windows
2 3 (6.38%) Windows 8
2 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (6.38%) Windows XP
2 3 (6.38%) Windows Vista
2 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (53.19%) Automated Testing
2 16 (34.04%) Test Scripting
3 13 (27.66%) Software Testing
4 8 (17.02%) Manual Testing
4 8 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (10.64%) Web Testing
6 4 (8.51%) Regression Testing
6 4 (8.51%) Automation Testing
6 4 (8.51%) Test Strategy
7 3 (6.38%) System Testing
7 3 (6.38%) Integration Testing
8 2 (4.26%) Software Engineering
8 2 (4.26%) Scrum
8 2 (4.26%) E-Commerce
8 2 (4.26%) Test Automation
9 1 (2.13%) CRM
9 1 (2.13%) OO
9 1 (2.13%) MVC
9 1 (2.13%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.64%) SQL
2 4 (8.51%) C#
3 3 (6.38%) PHP
4 1 (2.13%) Java
4 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (31.91%) ISEB
2 6 (12.77%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (53.19%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.13%) SAP
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle
2 1 (2.13%) InterSystems
2 1 (2.13%) HP
2 1 (2.13%) JD Edwards
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £15000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago