Period
to 13 December 2017

The median annual salary for a Software QA Tester was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 6 months to 13 December 2017.

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

Software Quality Assurance Tester
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 178 166 187
Rank change year-on-year -12 +21 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Software QA Tester 4 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.13% 0.11% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.11% 0.092%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 3
Oxfordshire median annual salary £32,500 £25,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.00% -23.08% -
10th Percentile £27,250 £25,000 £23,250
90th Percentile £37,750 £28,000 £59,750
South East median annual salary £35,000 £27,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +27.27% -21.43% +16.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire. 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
Oxfordshire
Permanent vacancies in Oxfordshire with a recognized job title 3023 2766 3247
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.61% 97.33% 94.97%
Number of salaries quoted 2493 2236 2660
Oxfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Software QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software QA Tester in Oxfordshire

Software QA Tester
Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Salary trend for Software QA Tester in Oxfordshire

Software QA 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 Software QA Tester within the Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 13 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -11 2 £32,500 +30.00%
Witney - 2 - -
Software QA Tester
South East

Software QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 13 December 2017, Software QA 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 Software QA Tester in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) QA
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Subversion
3 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Management
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Data Analytics
4 1 (25.00%) Analytics
4 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development

Software QA Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (50.00%) Subversion
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) Analytics
4 1 (25.00%) Data Analytics
4 1 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Management
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA