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

Software Testing
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 70 72
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 7 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.01% 0.62% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 0.72% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 4
Median salary £35,000 £30,000 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.66% +33.33%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 601 556 633
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 86.85% 85.54% 89.53%
Number of salaries quoted 513 494 512
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%  

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
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (63.16%) Manual Testing
2 11 (57.89%) Test Automation
3 10 (52.63%) Selenium
3 10 (52.63%) JIRA
3 10 (52.63%) Non-Functional Testing
4 9 (47.37%) Apple iOS
4 9 (47.37%) QA
4 9 (47.37%) Windows
5 8 (42.11%) HP
5 8 (42.11%) HP UFT
5 8 (42.11%) Project Management
5 8 (42.11%) Risk Management
5 8 (42.11%) Release Management
5 8 (42.11%) Android
5 8 (42.11%) TDD
5 8 (42.11%) Publishing
5 8 (42.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (42.11%) Demand Management
5 8 (42.11%) Waterfall
5 8 (42.11%) BDD
5 8 (42.11%) Zephyr
5 8 (42.11%) Virtual Team Management
5 8 (42.11%) Virtual Team
5 8 (42.11%) Software Delivery
5 8 (42.11%) SDLC
6 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
7 5 (26.32%) Finance
8 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
8 4 (21.05%) Security 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
1 2 (10.53%) MS Project
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (52.63%) JIRA
1 10 (52.63%) Selenium
2 8 (42.11%) HP UFT
2 8 (42.11%) Zephyr
3 1 (5.26%) Appium
3 1 (5.26%) Ranorex
3 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (42.11%) Publishing
2 5 (26.32%) Finance
3 2 (10.53%) Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.26%) Games
4 1 (5.26%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Head of QA
1 8 (42.11%) Head of Testing
2 6 (31.58%) Tester
3 4 (21.05%) Software Tester
4 3 (15.79%) Manual Tester
5 2 (10.53%) Automation Tester
5 2 (10.53%) Coordinator
5 2 (10.53%) Junior
5 2 (10.53%) Junior Tester
5 2 (10.53%) Project Coordinator
5 2 (10.53%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Technical Coordinator
5 2 (10.53%) Technical Project Coordinator
5 2 (10.53%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Junior QA Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Junior QA Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Lead Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Mobile Tester
6 1 (5.26%) QA Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) HTML
1 2 (10.53%) HTML5
2 1 (5.26%) CSS
2 1 (5.26%) Flash
2 1 (5.26%) LAMP
2 1 (5.26%) Sass
2 1 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (5.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Virtual Team
2 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
3 2 (10.53%) Life Science
4 1 (5.26%) Driving Licence
4 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.26%) Online Games
4 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Apple iOS
1 9 (47.37%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (63.16%) Manual Testing
2 11 (57.89%) Test Automation
3 10 (52.63%) Non-Functional Testing
4 8 (42.11%) BDD
4 8 (42.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (42.11%) Demand Management
4 8 (42.11%) Project Management
4 8 (42.11%) Release Management
4 8 (42.11%) Risk Management
4 8 (42.11%) SDLC
4 8 (42.11%) Software Delivery
4 8 (42.11%) TDD
4 8 (42.11%) Virtual Team Management
4 8 (42.11%) Waterfall
5 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
6 4 (21.05%) Security Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Automated Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
8 2 (10.53%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) C++
1 2 (10.53%) Python
2 1 (5.26%) C#
2 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.26%) PHP
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
1 2 (10.53%) ISEB
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (47.37%) QA
2 2 (10.53%) PMO
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) HP
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
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