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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 67 72 74
Rank change year-on-year +5 +2  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 8 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.14% 0.46% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 0.54% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 8 3 3
Median salary £36,000 £25,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +44.00% -43.18%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year - -3.40%  

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 607 554 622
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 86.84% 85.49% 89.50%
Number of salaries quoted 518 492 503
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%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

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

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

Test Strategy
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (90.91%) Risk Assessment
2 10 (90.91%) ISTQB
2 10 (90.91%) SQL Server
2 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 10 (90.91%) ISEB
2 10 (90.91%) System Testing
2 10 (90.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (90.91%) Gherkin
2 10 (90.91%) Functional Testing
2 10 (90.91%) User Stories
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Testing
3 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
3 1 (9.09%) BDD
3 1 (9.09%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) JMeter
3 1 (9.09%) Scrum
3 1 (9.09%) QA
3 1 (9.09%) Selenium
3 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
3 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related 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 10 (90.91%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (90.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (9.09%) JMeter
2 1 (9.09%) Selenium
2 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Senior Tester
1 10 (90.91%) Tester
2 1 (9.09%) Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (90.91%) Gherkin
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (90.91%) Functional Testing
2 10 (90.91%) Risk Assessment
2 10 (90.91%) System Testing
2 10 (90.91%) User Stories
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
3 1 (9.09%) BDD
3 1 (9.09%) Scrum
3 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) ISEB
1 10 (90.91%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft