Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 89 115
Rank change year-on-year +4 +26 -10
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 37 27 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 2.32% 1.84% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.54% 2.10% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 45 26 16
Oxford median annual salary £35,000 £30,000 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -11.11% -8.78%
10th Percentile £30,750 £24,500 £24,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £40,000 £48,750
Oxfordshire median annual salary £35,000 £28,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +22.81% -28.75% +8.11%

Software 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 1287 1404
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 91.29% 87.91% 84.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1265 1122 1123
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 £63,750
Oxfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +8.75%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

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

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 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Oxford

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 29 (78.38%) QA
1 29 (78.38%) Manual Testing
1 29 (78.38%) Test Automation
2 21 (56.76%) JIRA
3 19 (51.35%) Validation
3 19 (51.35%) C
3 19 (51.35%) Defect Tracking
4 18 (48.65%) Python
4 18 (48.65%) Confluence
5 12 (32.43%) Regression Testing
5 12 (32.43%) Computer Science
6 10 (27.03%) Software Engineering
7 9 (24.32%) Degree
7 9 (24.32%) C++
8 6 (16.22%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (16.22%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (10.81%) Test Strategy
9 4 (10.81%) Functional Testing
9 4 (10.81%) Software Delivery
10 3 (8.11%) Analytics
10 3 (8.11%) WebDriver
10 3 (8.11%) Test Scripting
10 3 (8.11%) BDD
10 3 (8.11%) Scrum
10 3 (8.11%) Load Testing
10 3 (8.11%) Security Testing
10 3 (8.11%) Selenium
10 3 (8.11%) Mathematics
11 2 (5.41%) Life Science
11 2 (5.41%) Integration 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 18 (48.65%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 21 (56.76%) JIRA
2 3 (8.11%) Selenium
2 3 (8.11%) WebDriver
3 2 (5.41%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.41%) JMeter
3 2 (5.41%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 21 (56.76%) Tester
2 20 (54.05%) Software Tester
3 13 (35.14%) Test Engineer
4 10 (27.03%) QA Engineer
4 10 (27.03%) QA Test Engineer
5 9 (24.32%) Analyst
5 9 (24.32%) QA Analyst
5 9 (24.32%) QA Test Analyst
5 9 (24.32%) Test Analyst
6 7 (18.92%) Graduate
6 7 (18.92%) Graduate Software Tester
6 7 (18.92%) Graduate Tester
6 7 (18.92%) Junior
6 7 (18.92%) Junior Software Tester
6 7 (18.92%) Junior Tester
7 4 (10.81%) Team Leader
7 4 (10.81%) Test Team Leader
8 3 (8.11%) QA Tester
8 3 (8.11%) Software Test Engineer
9 2 (5.41%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) .NET
1 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
1 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.70%) Entity Framework
1 1 (2.70%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 12 (32.43%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.41%) Life Science
3 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) Linux
1 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (78.38%) Manual Testing
1 29 (78.38%) Test Automation
2 19 (51.35%) Defect Tracking
2 19 (51.35%) Validation
3 12 (32.43%) Regression Testing
4 10 (27.03%) Software Engineering
5 6 (16.22%) Non-Functional Testing
5 6 (16.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (10.81%) Functional Testing
6 4 (10.81%) Software Delivery
6 4 (10.81%) Test Strategy
7 3 (8.11%) Analytics
7 3 (8.11%) BDD
7 3 (8.11%) Load Testing
7 3 (8.11%) Mathematics
7 3 (8.11%) Scrum
7 3 (8.11%) Security Testing
7 3 (8.11%) Test Scripting
8 2 (5.41%) Integration Testing
8 2 (5.41%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (51.35%) C
2 18 (48.65%) Python
3 9 (24.32%) C++
4 2 (5.41%) Java
5 1 (2.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (78.38%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (2.70%) IEC 62304
2 1 (2.70%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft