Period
to 19 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 6 months to 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 149 152 165
Rank change year-on-year +3 +13 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 28 20 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.94% 0.72% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 0.75% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 27 20 20
Oxfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £30,000 £23,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +50.00% +30.43% -23.33%
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,500 £20,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £36,050 £30,375
South East median annual salary £40,000 £32,750 £33,000
% change year-on-year +22.14% -0.76% -5.71%

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 2,941 2,677 2,903
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.26% 96.78% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 2,620 2,261 2,452
Oxfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £67,500
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 19 June 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 19 June 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 -15 13 £50,000 +40.85% 1
Abingdon +1 5 £45,000 +20.00%
Banbury - 5 £32,500 -
Thame - 2 £40,000 -
Software Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 22 (78.57%) Test Automation
2 20 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (60.71%) Test Strategy
4 16 (57.14%) Microservices
4 16 (57.14%) Open Source
4 16 (57.14%) BDD
4 16 (57.14%) Continuous Delivery
4 16 (57.14%) Cloud Native
4 16 (57.14%) TDD
4 16 (57.14%) Pair Programming
4 16 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (50.00%) Software Architecture
5 14 (50.00%) Blog
6 12 (42.86%) Selenium
7 7 (25.00%) Software Testing
8 5 (17.86%) Content Management
8 5 (17.86%) CMS
8 5 (17.86%) CSS
8 5 (17.86%) HTML
8 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
8 5 (17.86%) SQL
9 4 (14.29%) C#
9 4 (14.29%) Mentoring
10 3 (10.71%) .NET
10 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
10 3 (10.71%) Finance
10 3 (10.71%) ISTQB
10 3 (10.71%) Degree
10 3 (10.71%) QA
11 2 (7.14%) Test Scripting

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 5 (17.86%) CMS
2 2 (7.14%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 12 (42.86%) Selenium
2 2 (7.14%) JIRA
2 2 (7.14%) Selenium IDE
2 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.57%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) CSS
1 5 (17.86%) HTML
2 3 (10.71%) .NET
3 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.57%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (57.14%) Cloud Native
2 14 (50.00%) Blog
3 2 (7.14%) Life Science
3 2 (7.14%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (78.57%) Test Automation
2 20 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (60.71%) Test Strategy
4 16 (57.14%) BDD
4 16 (57.14%) Continuous Delivery
4 16 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (57.14%) Microservices
4 16 (57.14%) Open Source
4 16 (57.14%) Pair Programming
4 16 (57.14%) TDD
5 14 (50.00%) Software Architecture
6 7 (25.00%) Software Testing
7 5 (17.86%) Content Management
8 4 (14.29%) Mentoring
9 2 (7.14%) Coaching
9 2 (7.14%) MVC
9 2 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
9 2 (7.14%) People Management
9 2 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
9 2 (7.14%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
1 5 (17.86%) SQL
2 4 (14.29%) C#
3 2 (7.14%) C
3 2 (7.14%) Java
3 2 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) Degree
1 3 (10.71%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) Google