The median annual salary for a Senior Tester was £36,000 in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Tester
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 105 108 122
Rank change year-on-year +3 +14  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 12 6 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.85% 0.43% 0.073%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.44% 0.075%
Number of salaries quoted 10 6 1
Median salary £36,000 £45,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +50.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £43,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire. 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
Oxfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1363 1369 1330
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 96.94% 97.16% 97.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1167 1183 1097
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,050
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Senior Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Tester in Oxfordshire

Senior Tester
Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Salary trend for Senior Tester in Oxfordshire

Senior Tester
Salary Histogram in Oxfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Tester in Oxfordshire over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Tester in Oxfordshire

Senior Tester
Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Tester within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford - 9 £36,000 -
Senior Tester
South East

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Senior 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 Oxfordshire region featuring Senior Tester in the job title.

1 26 (92.86%) Windows
2 16 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 16 (57.14%) ISEB
2 16 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (57.14%) Functional Testing
3 14 (50.00%) User Stories
3 14 (50.00%) Gherkin
3 14 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 14 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (50.00%) System Testing
3 14 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
4 10 (35.71%) Telecoms
4 10 (35.71%) Nessus
4 10 (35.71%) Ethical Hacking
4 10 (35.71%) Nmap
4 10 (35.71%) Penetration Testing
4 10 (35.71%) Python
4 10 (35.71%) C
4 10 (35.71%) C++
4 10 (35.71%) Java
4 10 (35.71%) Security Cleared
4 10 (35.71%) Test Strategy
4 10 (35.71%) Source Code Analysis
5 9 (32.14%) Linux
6 7 (25.00%) GIAC
6 7 (25.00%) CEH
6 7 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 7 (25.00%) Perl
6 7 (25.00%) Qualys

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) Broadband
1 3 (10.71%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (57.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (14.29%) Metasploit
General
1 10 (35.71%) Telecoms
2 6 (21.43%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (50.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (21.43%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (7.14%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 26 (92.86%) Windows
2 9 (32.14%) Linux
3 6 (21.43%) Kali Linux
4 4 (14.29%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (57.14%) Functional Testing
2 14 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
2 14 (50.00%) System Testing
2 14 (50.00%) User Stories
3 10 (35.71%) Ethical Hacking
3 10 (35.71%) Penetration Testing
3 10 (35.71%) Source Code Analysis
3 10 (35.71%) Test Strategy
4 7 (25.00%) OWASP
4 7 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 5 (17.86%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (10.71%) Open Source
6 3 (10.71%) Static Code Analysis
7 2 (7.14%) CRM
7 2 (7.14%) Manual Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Performance Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Regression Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Test Planning
7 2 (7.14%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) C
1 10 (35.71%) C++
1 10 (35.71%) Java
1 10 (35.71%) Python
2 7 (25.00%) Bash Shell
2 7 (25.00%) Perl
3 2 (7.14%) SQL
3 2 (7.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (57.14%) ISEB
2 14 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 10 (35.71%) Security Cleared
4 7 (25.00%) CEH
4 7 (25.00%) GIAC
4 7 (25.00%) OSCP
5 6 (21.43%) GPEN
6 4 (14.29%) DV Cleared
7 2 (7.14%) Degree
Systems Management
1 10 (35.71%) Nessus
1 10 (35.71%) Nmap
2 7 (25.00%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 14 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.00%) Coverity
2 7 (25.00%) Qualys
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