The median annual salary for a Tester was £35,750 in advertised job vacancies in Oxford during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 59 67 68
Rank change year-on-year +8 +1  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 16 8 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 2.29% 1.23% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.33% 1.27% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 14 8 9
Median salary £35,750 £27,500 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.00% +22.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,750 £24,250 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £33,250 £31,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Oxford. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Oxford
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 687 631 673
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 98.28% 97.38% 96.83%
Number of salaries quoted 599 564 548
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford that featured Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Oxford

Tester
Salary Trend in Oxford

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

Salary trend for Tester in Oxford

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Oxford region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 22 (57.89%) SQL Server
1 22 (57.89%) Windows
2 18 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (47.37%) ISTQB
3 17 (44.74%) ISEB
4 16 (42.11%) Microsoft
4 16 (42.11%) Test Scripting
4 16 (42.11%) Functional Testing
5 14 (36.84%) Gherkin
5 14 (36.84%) User Stories
5 14 (36.84%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (36.84%) System Testing
5 14 (36.84%) Risk Assessment
6 10 (26.32%) Mobile App
6 10 (26.32%) Test Strategy
7 9 (23.68%) Manual Testing
7 9 (23.68%) Finance
7 9 (23.68%) SQL
7 9 (23.68%) Degree
8 8 (21.05%) T-SQL
8 8 (21.05%) Selenium
9 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (18.42%) JIRA
9 7 (18.42%) QA
10 6 (15.79%) Marketing
10 6 (15.79%) Automated Testing
10 6 (15.79%) Software Testing
10 6 (15.79%) Telecoms
11 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
11 5 (13.16%) Regression Testing

Tester Skill Set
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:

Applications
1 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (57.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (36.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (21.05%) Selenium
3 7 (18.42%) JIRA
4 3 (7.89%) Cucumber
4 3 (7.89%) SpecFlow
4 3 (7.89%) TestComplete
5 2 (5.26%) Metasploit
5 2 (5.26%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.63%) Appium
6 1 (2.63%) Ranorex
General
1 9 (23.68%) Finance
2 6 (15.79%) Marketing
2 6 (15.79%) Telecoms
3 5 (13.16%) Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.63%) Automotive
4 1 (2.63%) Games
4 1 (2.63%) Local Government
4 1 (2.63%) Multimedia
4 1 (2.63%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (36.84%) Gherkin
2 2 (5.26%) HTML
3 1 (2.63%) Flash
3 1 (2.63%) HTML5
3 1 (2.63%) REST
3 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (26.32%) Mobile App
2 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.89%) Xbox
4 2 (5.26%) User Experience
5 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (2.63%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 22 (57.89%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.63%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (42.11%) Functional Testing
2 16 (42.11%) Test Scripting
3 14 (36.84%) Risk Assessment
3 14 (36.84%) System Testing
3 14 (36.84%) User Stories
4 10 (26.32%) Test Strategy
5 9 (23.68%) Manual Testing
6 6 (15.79%) Automated Testing
6 6 (15.79%) Software Testing
7 5 (13.16%) Defect Tracking
7 5 (13.16%) Regression Testing
8 4 (10.53%) Automation Testing
8 4 (10.53%) Mathematics
9 3 (7.89%) Digital Marketing
9 3 (7.89%) Load Testing
9 3 (7.89%) Performance Testing
9 3 (7.89%) SEO
9 3 (7.89%) Test Planning
9 3 (7.89%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.68%) SQL
2 8 (21.05%) T-SQL
3 4 (10.53%) C#
3 4 (10.53%) C++
4 3 (7.89%) Java
4 3 (7.89%) Python
5 2 (5.26%) C
5 2 (5.26%) Perl
6 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.63%) Ruby
6 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (47.37%) ISTQB
2 17 (44.74%) ISEB
3 9 (23.68%) Degree
4 2 (5.26%) CEH
4 2 (5.26%) OSCP
4 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.63%) CREST Certified
5 1 (2.63%) Cyber Scheme
5 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.63%) GIAC
5 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.42%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Nessus
1 2 (5.26%) Nmap
2 1 (2.63%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 16 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.63%) Coverity
2 1 (2.63%) Qualys
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