The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 75 77
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 6 10 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 0.85% 1.37% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 1.50% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 6 9 3
Median salary £40,000 £27,500 £28,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +45.45% -3.50%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,765 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +2.18% -2.77%  

Software 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 637 668 650
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 90.35% 91.26% 82.38%
Number of salaries quoted 530 590 537
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%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Oxford

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Oxford

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

Salary trend for Software Testing in Oxford

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Oxford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Oxford over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Oxford

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT jobs citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 10 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 8 (57.14%) Manual Testing
3 7 (50.00%) QA
3 7 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 6 (42.86%) JIRA
5 5 (35.71%) Selenium
5 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
5 5 (35.71%) BDD
5 5 (35.71%) C++
5 5 (35.71%) Project Management
5 5 (35.71%) Regression Testing
5 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (28.57%) TDD
6 4 (28.57%) Publishing
6 4 (28.57%) Risk Management
6 4 (28.57%) Windows
6 4 (28.57%) HP
6 4 (28.57%) HP UFT
6 4 (28.57%) Apple iOS
6 4 (28.57%) Waterfall
6 4 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (28.57%) Demand Management
6 4 (28.57%) Zephyr
6 4 (28.57%) Software Delivery
6 4 (28.57%) SDLC
6 4 (28.57%) Android
6 4 (28.57%) Release Management
6 4 (28.57%) Virtual Team Management
6 4 (28.57%) Virtual Team
7 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing

Software 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:

Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) JIRA
2 5 (35.71%) Selenium
3 4 (28.57%) HP UFT
3 4 (28.57%) Zephyr
4 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (28.57%) Publishing
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.14%) Automotive
3 1 (7.14%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Test Engineer
1 5 (35.71%) Tester
2 4 (28.57%) Head of QA
2 4 (28.57%) Head of Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Manual Tester
3 3 (21.43%) Software Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Automation Tester
4 2 (14.29%) QA Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) QA Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) QA Test Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Hardware Test Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Hardware Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Java Automation Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Virtual Team
2 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
3 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (14.29%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Android
1 4 (28.57%) Apple iOS
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 8 (57.14%) Manual Testing
3 7 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (35.71%) BDD
4 5 (35.71%) Project Management
4 5 (35.71%) Regression Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
5 4 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (28.57%) Demand Management
5 4 (28.57%) Release Management
5 4 (28.57%) Risk Management
5 4 (28.57%) SDLC
5 4 (28.57%) Software Delivery
5 4 (28.57%) TDD
5 4 (28.57%) Virtual Team Management
5 4 (28.57%) Waterfall
6 3 (21.43%) Defect Tracking
6 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) C++
2 3 (21.43%) Java
2 3 (21.43%) Python
3 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) DICOM
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) HP
Oxford, Oxfordshire
onezeero.
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago