The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for Manual Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 66 72 65
Rank change year-on-year +6 -7  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 11 2 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.59% 0.31% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 0.36% 2.07%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 13
Median salary £37,500 £23,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +57.89% -36.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,750 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £24,750 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

Manual Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Oxford
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 601 555 627
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 86.98% 85.52% 89.44%
Number of salaries quoted 513 493 508
Median salary £42,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £75,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in Oxford

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Oxford.

Salary trend for Manual Testing in Oxford

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in Oxford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Oxford over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in Oxford

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Oxford region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 12 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (54.55%) Software Testing
1 12 (54.55%) JIRA
2 11 (50.00%) Selenium
3 10 (45.45%) QA
4 9 (40.91%) Windows
4 9 (40.91%) BDD
4 9 (40.91%) Non-Functional Testing
5 8 (36.36%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (36.36%) Demand Management
5 8 (36.36%) Apple iOS
5 8 (36.36%) Zephyr
5 8 (36.36%) Software Delivery
5 8 (36.36%) SDLC
5 8 (36.36%) Virtual Team Management
5 8 (36.36%) Virtual Team
5 8 (36.36%) Publishing
5 8 (36.36%) Risk Management
5 8 (36.36%) HP
5 8 (36.36%) HP UFT
5 8 (36.36%) Project Management
5 8 (36.36%) Release Management
5 8 (36.36%) Test Automation
5 8 (36.36%) Android
5 8 (36.36%) Waterfall
5 8 (36.36%) TDD
6 5 (22.73%) SQL
6 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
7 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Degree

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 12 (54.55%) JIRA
2 11 (50.00%) Selenium
3 8 (36.36%) HP UFT
3 8 (36.36%) Zephyr
4 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.55%) Gradle
4 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.55%) Maven
4 1 (4.55%) Ranorex
General
1 8 (36.36%) Publishing
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Games
2 2 (9.09%) Marketing
2 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.55%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Tester
2 8 (36.36%) Head of QA
2 8 (36.36%) Head of Testing
3 6 (27.27%) Software Tester
4 4 (18.18%) Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Test Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Mobile Tester
5 3 (13.64%) Selenium Tester
5 3 (13.64%) Web Tester
6 2 (9.09%) Applications Tester
6 2 (9.09%) Junior Tester
6 2 (9.09%) Lead Tester
6 2 (9.09%) Manual Test Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Manual Tester
6 2 (9.09%) QA Tester
6 2 (9.09%) Senior Software Tester
6 2 (9.09%) Senior Tester
6 2 (9.09%) Software QA Tester
6 2 (9.09%) Test Leader
6 2 (9.09%) Web Applications Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) HTML
2 1 (4.55%) CSS
2 1 (4.55%) Flash
2 1 (4.55%) HTML5
2 1 (4.55%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Virtual Team
2 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 2 (9.09%) User Experience
4 1 (4.55%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) Windows
2 8 (36.36%) Android
2 8 (36.36%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (54.55%) Software Testing
2 9 (40.91%) BDD
2 9 (40.91%) Non-Functional Testing
3 8 (36.36%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (36.36%) Demand Management
3 8 (36.36%) Project Management
3 8 (36.36%) Release Management
3 8 (36.36%) Risk Management
3 8 (36.36%) SDLC
3 8 (36.36%) Software Delivery
3 8 (36.36%) TDD
3 8 (36.36%) Test Automation
3 8 (36.36%) Virtual Team Management
3 8 (36.36%) Waterfall
4 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
5 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Test Planning
7 2 (9.09%) CRM
7 2 (9.09%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) C#
3 2 (9.09%) C++
3 2 (9.09%) Python
3 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Degree
1 4 (18.18%) ISEB
2 3 (13.64%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (45.45%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) HP
Oxford, Oxfordshire
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