The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for Test Strategy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 83 75
Rank change year-on-year +7 -8  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 3 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 0.42% 0.27% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.29% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 4
Median salary £57,500 £42,500 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.29% -2.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £56,250 £39,300 £31,625
10% offered a salary of more than £65,750 £45,700 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -7.77% -  

Test Strategy 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 644 679 646
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 90.58% 91.14% 81.16%
Number of salaries quoted 2602 3112 2058
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £84,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxford.

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Oxford

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Oxford

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Oxford

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT jobs citing Test Strategy 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 Test Strategy.

1 10 (90.91%) Test Automation
2 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (72.73%) ISEB
3 8 (72.73%) System Testing
3 8 (72.73%) ISTQB
4 7 (63.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (63.64%) Risk Assessment
4 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
4 7 (63.64%) Windows
4 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
4 7 (63.64%) Functional Testing
4 7 (63.64%) User Stories
4 7 (63.64%) Gherkin
5 3 (27.27%) QA
6 2 (18.18%) Selenium
6 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Test Management
6 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
6 2 (18.18%) Java
6 2 (18.18%) BDD
7 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
7 1 (9.09%) Agile Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
7 1 (9.09%) Dependency Management
7 1 (9.09%) Test Planning
7 1 (9.09%) People Management
7 1 (9.09%) Software Delivery
7 1 (9.09%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 1 (9.09%) QA Automation
7 1 (9.09%) JMeter

Test Strategy
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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (18.18%) Selenium
3 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 1 (9.09%) JMeter
3 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
3 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Senior Tester
1 7 (63.64%) Tester
2 2 (18.18%) Test Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Head of Mobile
3 1 (9.09%) Head of QA
3 1 (9.09%) QA Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) Gherkin
2 1 (9.09%) RESTful
2 1 (9.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Test Automation
2 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (72.73%) System Testing
4 7 (63.64%) Functional Testing
4 7 (63.64%) Risk Assessment
4 7 (63.64%) User Stories
5 2 (18.18%) BDD
5 2 (18.18%) Test Management
5 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Agile Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Data Management
6 1 (9.09%) Dependency Management
6 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
6 1 (9.09%) People Management
6 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
6 1 (9.09%) Scrum
6 1 (9.09%) Test Planning
6 1 (9.09%) Validation
6 1 (9.09%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) Groovy
2 1 (9.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) ISEB
1 8 (72.73%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft