The median annual salary for a Tester was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Oxford during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 84 78
Rank change year-on-year +15 -6  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 10 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.44% 0.27% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 0.28% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 10 2 4
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £28,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +68.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £47,500 £22,600
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £47,500 £39,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +14.28% -  

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 670 705 769
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 96.26% 96.71% 96.73%
Number of salaries quoted 566 626 661
Median salary £42,500 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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
Salary Histogram in Oxford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Oxford over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Oxford

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 18 (69.23%) Test Automation
2 12 (46.15%) Windows
3 11 (42.31%) SQL Server
3 11 (42.31%) Functional Testing
4 10 (38.46%) Test Scripting
5 9 (34.62%) ISTQB
6 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (30.77%) C++
6 8 (30.77%) ISEB
6 8 (30.77%) System Testing
7 7 (26.92%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (26.92%) Selenium
7 7 (26.92%) Test Strategy
7 7 (26.92%) Gherkin
7 7 (26.92%) User Stories
7 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
7 7 (26.92%) Java
7 7 (26.92%) Risk Assessment
7 7 (26.92%) Degree
8 6 (23.08%) Finance
8 6 (23.08%) Manual Testing
9 5 (19.23%) Cucumber
9 5 (19.23%) Mentoring
9 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (19.23%) Python
9 5 (19.23%) C
9 5 (19.23%) QA
9 5 (19.23%) Software Testing
10 4 (15.38%) Banking
10 4 (15.38%) SQL

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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (11.54%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) Network Security
2 1 (3.85%) Firewall
2 1 (3.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (42.31%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.85%) Big Data
3 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (26.92%) Selenium
1 7 (26.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (19.23%) Cucumber
3 3 (11.54%) JUnit
4 2 (7.69%) JIRA
4 2 (7.69%) Metasploit
4 2 (7.69%) SpecFlow
4 2 (7.69%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Banking
2 4 (15.38%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.69%) Aerospace
3 2 (7.69%) Automotive
3 2 (7.69%) Marketing
3 2 (7.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) Gherkin
2 2 (7.69%) HTML
2 2 (7.69%) Web Services
3 1 (3.85%) REST
3 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (15.38%) Mobile App
3 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.69%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 12 (46.15%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (69.23%) Test Automation
2 11 (42.31%) Functional Testing
3 10 (38.46%) Test Scripting
4 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (30.77%) System Testing
5 7 (26.92%) Risk Assessment
5 7 (26.92%) Test Strategy
5 7 (26.92%) User Stories
6 6 (23.08%) Manual Testing
7 5 (19.23%) Mentoring
7 5 (19.23%) Software Testing
8 4 (15.38%) Regression Testing
9 3 (11.54%) Artificial Intelligence
9 3 (11.54%) Coaching
9 3 (11.54%) Defect Tracking
9 3 (11.54%) Scrum
10 2 (7.69%) BDD
10 2 (7.69%) Logistics
10 2 (7.69%) OWASP
10 2 (7.69%) Social Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) C++
2 7 (26.92%) Java
3 5 (19.23%) C
3 5 (19.23%) Python
4 4 (15.38%) SQL
4 4 (15.38%) T-SQL
5 2 (7.69%) Perl
5 2 (7.69%) Ruby
5 2 (7.69%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.85%) C#
6 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (34.62%) ISTQB
2 8 (30.77%) ISEB
3 7 (26.92%) Degree
4 3 (11.54%) CHECK Team Member
4 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
4 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
5 2 (7.69%) CEH
5 2 (7.69%) CHECK Team Leader
5 2 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (7.69%) CREST Certified
5 2 (7.69%) Cyber Scheme
5 2 (7.69%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Nessus
1 2 (7.69%) Nmap
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
Oxford, Oxfordshire
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Posted: 2 days ago
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