Period
to 23 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

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

Software Tester
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 146 141 165
Rank change year-on-year -5 +24 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 34 25 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.09% 0.93% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 0.95% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 34 25 21
Oxfordshire median annual salary £32,500 £30,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +20.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £30,750 £23,500 £20,000
90th Percentile £48,750 £35,750 £33,750
South East median annual salary £37,500 £31,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +19.05% -10.00% +2.19%

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 3,018 2,625 3,328
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.95% 97.69% 96.05%
Number of salaries quoted 2,544 2,120 2,784
Oxfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,525 £66,250 £64,775
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in Oxfordshire

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Salary trend for Software Tester in Oxfordshire

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in Oxfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Tester in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Tester in Oxfordshire

Software 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 Tester within the Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 23 February 2018. 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 +2 23 £32,500 -7.14% 5
Abingdon - 4 £47,500 - 3
Thame -19 2 £40,000 +45.45%
Software Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, Software Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Oxfordshire region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 24 (70.59%) Test Automation
2 23 (67.65%) QA
2 23 (67.65%) Software Testing
3 22 (64.71%) Manual Testing
3 22 (64.71%) JIRA
4 21 (61.76%) Confluence
4 21 (61.76%) C
5 20 (58.82%) Python
5 20 (58.82%) Defect Tracking
6 19 (55.88%) Validation
7 13 (38.24%) Degree
8 10 (29.41%) Computer Science
8 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (17.65%) Test Strategy
10 5 (14.71%) BDD
10 5 (14.71%) Cloud Native
10 5 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (14.71%) Microservices
10 5 (14.71%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (14.71%) SQL
10 5 (14.71%) TDD
10 5 (14.71%) Pair Programming
10 5 (14.71%) Selenium
10 5 (14.71%) Open Source
11 4 (11.76%) Software Architecture
11 4 (11.76%) Blog
11 4 (11.76%) Mentoring
12 3 (8.82%) Test Scripting
12 3 (8.82%) ISTQB
12 3 (8.82%) Regression Testing

Software 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 21 (61.76%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 22 (64.71%) JIRA
2 5 (14.71%) Selenium
3 2 (5.88%) Selenium IDE
3 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.94%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Games
2 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) .NET
1 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (2.94%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (29.41%) Computer Science
2 5 (14.71%) Cloud Native
3 4 (11.76%) Blog
4 1 (2.94%) Life Science
4 1 (2.94%) Public Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (70.59%) Test Automation
2 23 (67.65%) Software Testing
3 22 (64.71%) Manual Testing
4 20 (58.82%) Defect Tracking
5 19 (55.88%) Validation
6 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (17.65%) Test Strategy
8 5 (14.71%) BDD
8 5 (14.71%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (14.71%) Microservices
8 5 (14.71%) Open Source
8 5 (14.71%) Pair Programming
8 5 (14.71%) TDD
9 4 (11.76%) Mentoring
9 4 (11.76%) Software Architecture
10 3 (8.82%) Regression Testing
10 3 (8.82%) Test Scripting
11 2 (5.88%) Usability Testing
11 2 (5.88%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 21 (61.76%) C
2 20 (58.82%) Python
3 5 (14.71%) SQL
4 2 (5.88%) C#
4 2 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (38.24%) Degree
2 3 (8.82%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (67.65%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.94%) Google