The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 128 114
Rank change year-on-year +13 -14  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 3 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.22% 0.36% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.38% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 3
Median salary £37,500 £23,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +59.57% -37.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £20,250 £26,700
10% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £26,000 £45,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33%  

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 1290 1583 1535
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 96.27% 95.82% 96.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1099 1306 1290
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 - 2 £33,750 - 1
Abingdon +34 1 £37,500 +85.18%
Software Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Software 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 Tester in the job title.

1 14 (70.00%) Software Testing
2 13 (65.00%) QA
3 10 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 7 (35.00%) Windows Server
4 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (35.00%) Windows Vista
4 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
4 7 (35.00%) Windows
4 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (35.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 6 (30.00%) User Experience
6 5 (25.00%) Manual Testing
6 5 (25.00%) ISEB
7 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce
7 4 (20.00%) VB
7 4 (20.00%) .NET
7 4 (20.00%) COM
7 4 (20.00%) Web Services
7 4 (20.00%) C#
7 4 (20.00%) Silverlight
7 4 (20.00%) Scalability Testing
7 4 (20.00%) Integration Testing
7 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
7 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (20.00%) Mobile App
7 4 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement

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:

Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Payment Gateway
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Selenium
2 2 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) .NET
1 4 (20.00%) COM
1 4 (20.00%) Silverlight
1 4 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) User Experience
2 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Windows
1 7 (35.00%) Windows Server
1 7 (35.00%) Windows Vista
2 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (15.00%) Windows 8
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (10.00%) Android
5 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) Software Testing
2 10 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (35.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 5 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 4 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 4 (20.00%) Scalability Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (15.00%) Defect Tracking
6 3 (15.00%) SDLC
6 3 (15.00%) System Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Functional Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Scenario Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Test Management
7 1 (5.00%) Test Planning
7 1 (5.00%) Test Strategy
7 1 (5.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) C#
1 4 (20.00%) VB
2 2 (10.00%) C++
2 2 (10.00%) Python
3 1 (5.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.00%) PHP
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) ISEB
2 4 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (65.00%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago