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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 88 117 91
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 36 2 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.30% 0.14% 1.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.40% 0.15% 1.99%
Number of salaries quoted 24 2 25
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +9.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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
1500 1367 1509
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 95.91% 97.36% 98.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1252 1171 1261
Average salary £43,250 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.12% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £24,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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 - 11 £20,500 -
Oxford -1 7 £25,000 +11.11% 1
Thame - 2 £42,500 -
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 32 (58.18%) Windows
2 24 (43.64%) Java
3 21 (38.18%) C++
3 21 (38.18%) Python
3 21 (38.18%) Telecoms
3 21 (38.18%) QA
4 20 (36.36%) Qualys
4 20 (36.36%) Security Cleared
4 20 (36.36%) Nessus
4 20 (36.36%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 20 (36.36%) Nmap
4 20 (36.36%) Penetration Testing
4 20 (36.36%) C
4 20 (36.36%) OpenVAS
5 19 (34.55%) Coverity
6 18 (32.73%) DV Cleared
7 17 (30.91%) OSCP
7 17 (30.91%) Embedded Systems
7 17 (30.91%) OWASP
7 17 (30.91%) CEH
7 17 (30.91%) GIAC
7 17 (30.91%) CREST Certified
8 16 (29.09%) Selenium
9 15 (27.27%) Degree
9 15 (27.27%) Functional Testing
9 15 (27.27%) Finance
9 15 (27.27%) Microsoft
10 12 (21.82%) SQL
10 12 (21.82%) SQL Server
10 12 (21.82%) Manual Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 11 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Payment Gateway
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) Internet
2 1 (1.82%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.82%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.82%) MySQL
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 16 (29.09%) Selenium
2 7 (12.73%) JIRA
3 5 (9.09%) TestComplete
4 4 (7.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.64%) HP UFT
5 2 (3.64%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.64%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.82%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.82%) NUnit
6 1 (1.82%) Rational Robot
6 1 (1.82%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.82%) Subversion
General
1 21 (38.18%) Telecoms
2 15 (27.27%) Finance
3 3 (5.45%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.00%) .NET
2 3 (5.45%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.64%) XML
4 1 (1.82%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 17 (30.91%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.64%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 32 (58.18%) Windows
2 10 (18.18%) Linux
3 8 (14.55%) Windows Server
4 7 (12.73%) Windows 8
4 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (12.73%) Windows Vista
4 7 (12.73%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.64%) Android
5 2 (3.64%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (36.36%) Penetration Testing
1 20 (36.36%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 17 (30.91%) OWASP
3 15 (27.27%) Functional Testing
4 12 (21.82%) Manual Testing
5 11 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 10 (18.18%) Test Scripting
7 8 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (14.55%) Performance Testing
8 7 (12.73%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (12.73%) Regression Testing
8 7 (12.73%) SDLC
8 7 (12.73%) System Testing
9 6 (10.91%) Ethical Hacking
10 4 (7.27%) Test Automation
10 4 (7.27%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (5.45%) Automated Testing
11 3 (5.45%) Non-Functional Testing
11 3 (5.45%) Scrum
11 3 (5.45%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 24 (43.64%) Java
2 21 (38.18%) C++
2 21 (38.18%) Python
3 20 (36.36%) C
4 12 (21.82%) SQL
5 10 (18.18%) Bash Shell
5 10 (18.18%) Perl
6 9 (16.36%) C#
7 7 (12.73%) T-SQL
8 2 (3.64%) JavaScript
8 2 (3.64%) VBScript
9 1 (1.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 18 (32.73%) DV Cleared
3 17 (30.91%) CEH
3 17 (30.91%) CREST Certified
3 17 (30.91%) GIAC
3 17 (30.91%) OSCP
4 15 (27.27%) Degree
5 6 (10.91%) GPEN
5 6 (10.91%) ISEB
6 5 (9.09%) ISTQB
7 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (5.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (3.64%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (38.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 20 (36.36%) Nessus
1 20 (36.36%) Nmap
1 20 (36.36%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 20 (36.36%) Qualys
2 19 (34.55%) Coverity
3 15 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.64%) HP
5 1 (1.82%) Huawei
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