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 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 73 77
Rank change year-on-year +7 +4  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 12 14 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.70% 1.92% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 2.11% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 12 14 8
Median salary £40,000 £33,750 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.51% -32.50%  
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 638 665 653
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 90.24% 91.35% 81.22%
Number of salaries quoted 529 585 546
Median salary £45,000 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.28% +16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £37,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in Oxford

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 17 (73.91%) Test Automation
2 12 (52.17%) QA
2 12 (52.17%) Non-Functional Testing
3 11 (47.83%) Selenium
3 11 (47.83%) SQL
4 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (43.48%) Windows
4 10 (43.48%) Test Scripting
5 8 (34.78%) Software Testing
5 8 (34.78%) C++
5 8 (34.78%) Functional Testing
6 7 (30.43%) Python
6 7 (30.43%) Integration Testing
6 7 (30.43%) System Testing
7 6 (26.09%) Bash Shell
7 6 (26.09%) Ruby
7 6 (26.09%) Unit Testing
7 6 (26.09%) Linux
7 6 (26.09%) Jenkins
7 6 (26.09%) Algorithms
8 5 (21.74%) BDD
8 5 (21.74%) JIRA
9 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
9 4 (17.39%) Release Management
9 4 (17.39%) Apple iOS
9 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
9 4 (17.39%) Android
9 4 (17.39%) HP UFT
9 4 (17.39%) Project Management
9 4 (17.39%) HP

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (47.83%) Selenium
2 6 (26.09%) Jenkins
3 5 (21.74%) JIRA
4 4 (17.39%) HP UFT
4 4 (17.39%) Zephyr
5 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (17.39%) Publishing
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Games
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Test Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Test Automation Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Linux Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Tester
4 4 (17.39%) Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Head of QA
4 4 (17.39%) Head of Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Systems Test Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Test Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) QA Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) QA Test Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Automation Tester
6 2 (8.70%) Junior
6 2 (8.70%) Junior Tester
6 2 (8.70%) Manual Tester
6 2 (8.70%) QA Automation Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Software Tester
7 1 (4.35%) Hardware Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Algorithms
2 4 (17.39%) Virtual Team
3 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (13.04%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) Windows
2 6 (26.09%) Linux
3 4 (17.39%) Android
3 4 (17.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (73.91%) Test Automation
2 12 (52.17%) Non-Functional Testing
3 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (43.48%) Test Scripting
4 8 (34.78%) Functional Testing
4 8 (34.78%) Software Testing
5 7 (30.43%) Integration Testing
5 7 (30.43%) System Testing
6 6 (26.09%) Unit Testing
7 5 (21.74%) BDD
8 4 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (17.39%) Demand Management
8 4 (17.39%) Project Management
8 4 (17.39%) Release Management
8 4 (17.39%) Risk Management
8 4 (17.39%) SDLC
8 4 (17.39%) Software Delivery
8 4 (17.39%) TDD
8 4 (17.39%) Virtual Team Management
8 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) SQL
2 8 (34.78%) C++
3 7 (30.43%) Python
4 6 (26.09%) Bash Shell
4 6 (26.09%) Ruby
5 2 (8.70%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.70%) Degree
3 1 (4.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (52.17%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) HP
Oxford, Oxfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
onezeero.
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £63,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Adeptis Group
Salary: £70000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago