Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 99 113
Rank change year-on-year +18 +14 +5
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 43 22 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 2.70% 1.49% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.95% 1.70% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 47 22 13
Oxford median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% -25.00% +69.49%
10th Percentile £30,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,000 £42,500 £55,000
Oxfordshire median annual salary £40,000 £27,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +45.45% -35.29% +30.77%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Oxford
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1456 1294 1409
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 91.29% 87.91% 85.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1263 1128 1126
Oxford median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £30,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £63,750 £64,375
Oxfordshire median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +4.44% +2.27% +10.00%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

Job postings citing Manual Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxford.

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 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in Oxford

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 37 (86.05%) QA
2 35 (81.40%) Test Automation
3 29 (67.44%) Software Testing
4 28 (65.12%) Python
5 24 (55.81%) JIRA
5 24 (55.81%) Confluence
6 19 (44.19%) Defect Tracking
7 18 (41.86%) Validation
7 18 (41.86%) C
8 14 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (30.23%) Software Engineering
10 12 (27.91%) Selenium
10 12 (27.91%) SQL
11 11 (25.58%) C++
12 10 (23.26%) Ruby
12 10 (23.26%) Jenkins
13 8 (18.60%) Computer Science
13 8 (18.60%) Java
14 7 (16.28%) Regression Testing
14 7 (16.28%) Scrum
14 7 (16.28%) Degree
15 6 (13.95%) API Testing
15 6 (13.95%) QA Automation
15 6 (13.95%) SDET
15 6 (13.95%) Google Cloud Platform
15 6 (13.95%) Root Cause Analysis
15 6 (13.95%) Functional Testing
15 6 (13.95%) Talend
15 6 (13.95%) SoapUI
15 6 (13.95%) Continuous Improvement

Manual Testing
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 24 (55.81%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.95%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (13.95%) Google Cloud Platform
1 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 24 (55.81%) JIRA
2 12 (27.91%) Selenium
3 10 (23.26%) Jenkins
4 6 (13.95%) Cucumber
4 6 (13.95%) JUnit
4 6 (13.95%) Maven
4 6 (13.95%) SoapUI
4 6 (13.95%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (4.65%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 22 (51.16%) Tester
2 21 (48.84%) Software Tester
3 18 (41.86%) Test Engineer
4 14 (32.56%) Analyst
4 14 (32.56%) Test Analyst
5 13 (30.23%) QA Analyst
5 13 (30.23%) QA Engineer
5 13 (30.23%) QA Test Analyst
5 13 (30.23%) QA Test Engineer
6 10 (23.26%) Test Automation Engineer
7 7 (16.28%) Graduate
7 7 (16.28%) Graduate Software Tester
7 7 (16.28%) Graduate Tester
7 7 (16.28%) Junior
7 7 (16.28%) Junior Software Tester
7 7 (16.28%) Junior Tester
8 6 (13.95%) Automation Test Analyst
8 6 (13.95%) Senior QA Analyst
8 6 (13.95%) Senior QA Engineer
8 6 (13.95%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.95%) SOAP
1 6 (13.95%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Computer Science
2 4 (9.30%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.30%) Linux
1 4 (9.30%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (81.40%) Test Automation
2 29 (67.44%) Software Testing
3 19 (44.19%) Defect Tracking
4 18 (41.86%) Validation
5 14 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (30.23%) Software Engineering
7 7 (16.28%) Regression Testing
7 7 (16.28%) Scrum
8 6 (13.95%) API Testing
8 6 (13.95%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (13.95%) Functional Testing
8 6 (13.95%) Kanban
8 6 (13.95%) Process Improvement
8 6 (13.95%) QA Automation
8 6 (13.95%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (13.95%) SDET
9 5 (11.63%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (9.30%) System Testing
10 4 (9.30%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 28 (65.12%) Python
2 18 (41.86%) C
3 12 (27.91%) SQL
4 11 (25.58%) C++
5 10 (23.26%) Ruby
6 8 (18.60%) Java
7 6 (13.95%) JavaScript
8 4 (9.30%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (16.28%) Degree
2 2 (4.65%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (86.05%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (13.95%) Google
1 6 (13.95%) Talend