Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £38,750 in advertised job vacancies in Oxford during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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

Tester
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 96 116
Rank change year-on-year +19 +20 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 47 23 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 2.95% 1.56% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.05% 1.59% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 46 21 12
Oxford median annual salary £38,750 £35,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.71% +40.00% -50.00%
10th Percentile £30,750 £25,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £58,750 £38,750
Oxfordshire median annual salary £40,000 £43,500 £30,750
% change year-on-year -8.05% +41.46% -31.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Oxford
Permanent vacancies in Oxford with a recognized job title 1543 1444 1562
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.86% 97.96% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1352 1266 1258
Oxford median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £63,750 £61,250
Oxfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxford.

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
Salary Histogram in Oxford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Oxford over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Oxford

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 32 (68.09%) QA
2 29 (61.70%) C
3 26 (55.32%) Python
3 26 (55.32%) Test Automation
4 22 (46.81%) Manual Testing
5 21 (44.68%) Software Testing
6 19 (40.43%) JIRA
6 19 (40.43%) Defect Tracking
7 18 (38.30%) Confluence
7 18 (38.30%) Validation
8 13 (27.66%) OSCP
8 13 (27.66%) Mentoring
8 13 (27.66%) CREST Certified
9 12 (25.53%) Computer Science
9 12 (25.53%) Degree
9 12 (25.53%) Java
9 12 (25.53%) C++
10 11 (23.40%) Information Security
10 11 (23.40%) Cybersecurity
11 10 (21.28%) Customer Engagement
11 10 (21.28%) Selenium
11 10 (21.28%) Penetration Testing
12 9 (19.15%) Cucumber
13 8 (17.02%) Amazon EC2
13 8 (17.02%) Amazon AWS
13 8 (17.02%) Information Assurance
13 8 (17.02%) Coaching
13 8 (17.02%) Artificial Intelligence
13 8 (17.02%) Scrum
13 8 (17.02%) JUnit

Tester Skill Set
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 (38.30%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.02%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (17.02%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (6.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) Big Data
1 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (40.43%) JIRA
2 10 (21.28%) Selenium
3 9 (19.15%) Cucumber
4 8 (17.02%) JUnit
5 3 (6.38%) Metasploit
6 1 (2.13%) Appium
6 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.13%) Mercurial
6 1 (2.13%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.13%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (6.38%) Aerospace
1 3 (6.38%) Automotive
1 3 (6.38%) Finance
1 3 (6.38%) Retail
2 1 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) HTML
1 3 (6.38%) Web Services
2 1 (2.13%) .NET
2 1 (2.13%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.53%) Computer Science
2 4 (8.51%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.38%) Linux
1 3 (6.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (55.32%) Test Automation
2 22 (46.81%) Manual Testing
3 21 (44.68%) Software Testing
4 19 (40.43%) Defect Tracking
5 18 (38.30%) Validation
6 13 (27.66%) Mentoring
7 11 (23.40%) Cybersecurity
7 11 (23.40%) Information Security
8 10 (21.28%) Customer Engagement
8 10 (21.28%) Penetration Testing
9 8 (17.02%) Artificial Intelligence
9 8 (17.02%) Coaching
9 8 (17.02%) Information Assurance
9 8 (17.02%) Scrum
10 3 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (6.38%) Logistics
10 3 (6.38%) OWASP
10 3 (6.38%) Social Engineering
11 2 (4.26%) Regression Testing
11 2 (4.26%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 29 (61.70%) C
2 26 (55.32%) Python
3 12 (25.53%) C++
3 12 (25.53%) Java
4 3 (6.38%) Perl
4 3 (6.38%) Ruby
4 3 (6.38%) Shell Script
4 3 (6.38%) SQL
5 1 (2.13%) C#
5 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (27.66%) CREST Certified
1 13 (27.66%) OSCP
2 12 (25.53%) Degree
3 3 (6.38%) CEH
3 3 (6.38%) CHECK Team Leader
3 3 (6.38%) CHECK Team Member
3 3 (6.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (6.38%) Cyber Scheme
3 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.26%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.13%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (68.09%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (2.13%) GDPR
2 1 (2.13%) IASME
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) Nessus
1 3 (6.38%) Nmap