Period
to 20 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 6 months to 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 123 112 120
Rank change year-on-year -11 +8 +43
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 42 48 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.35% 1.81% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 2.06% 2.09%
Number of salaries quoted 50 34 47
Oxfordshire median annual salary £35,000 £31,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -16.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £30,750 £22,500 £24,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £40,000 £47,250
South East median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% +11.11% -4.00%

Software Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Oxfordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,789 2,335 3,015
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 89.56% 88.25% 87.65%
Number of salaries quoted 2,322 1,861 2,454
Oxfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,025 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £67,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Oxfordshire

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Salary trend for Software Testing in Oxfordshire

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Oxfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Oxfordshire

Software Testing
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 Testing within the Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 20 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 -10 27 £32,500 -8.45% 4
Abingdon -6 9 £45,000 -
Thame - 2 £40,000 -
Software Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 29 (69.05%) Test Automation
2 23 (54.76%) QA
3 22 (52.38%) JIRA
3 22 (52.38%) Manual Testing
3 22 (52.38%) C
4 21 (50.00%) Python
4 21 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
5 20 (47.62%) Validation
5 20 (47.62%) Confluence
6 16 (38.10%) Computer Science
7 13 (30.95%) Degree
8 9 (21.43%) Regression Testing
8 9 (21.43%) Selenium
8 9 (21.43%) Test Scripting
9 8 (19.05%) Non-Functional Testing
10 7 (16.67%) Analytics
10 7 (16.67%) Test Strategy
10 7 (16.67%) Mathematics
10 7 (16.67%) Software Engineering
10 7 (16.67%) Load Testing
10 7 (16.67%) Security Testing
11 6 (14.29%) Life Science
11 6 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (14.29%) Data Science
12 5 (11.90%) SQL
13 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
13 4 (9.52%) Finance
14 3 (7.14%) Mentoring
14 3 (7.14%) Integration Testing
15 2 (4.76%) Scrum

Software Testing
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 20 (47.62%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (4.76%) MS Access
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (52.38%) JIRA
2 9 (21.43%) Selenium
3 2 (4.76%) Selenium IDE
3 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.76%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.38%) JMeter
4 1 (2.38%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (9.52%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Local Government
3 1 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (69.05%) Tester
2 24 (57.14%) Software Tester
3 10 (23.81%) Graduate
4 9 (21.43%) Graduate Software Tester
4 9 (21.43%) Graduate Tester
4 9 (21.43%) Junior
4 9 (21.43%) Junior Software Tester
4 9 (21.43%) Junior Tester
5 7 (16.67%) Software Test Engineer
5 7 (16.67%) Test Engineer
6 5 (11.90%) Senior Tester
7 4 (9.52%) Automation Tester
7 4 (9.52%) Team Leader
7 4 (9.52%) Test Team Leader
8 3 (7.14%) Functional Tester
8 3 (7.14%) Manual Tester
8 3 (7.14%) Test Leader
9 2 (4.76%) Integration Tester
9 2 (4.76%) Regression Tester
9 2 (4.76%) Software Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 16 (38.10%) Computer Science
2 6 (14.29%) Life Science
3 2 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (69.05%) Test Automation
2 22 (52.38%) Manual Testing
3 21 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
4 20 (47.62%) Validation
5 9 (21.43%) Regression Testing
5 9 (21.43%) Test Scripting
6 8 (19.05%) Non-Functional Testing
7 7 (16.67%) Analytics
7 7 (16.67%) Load Testing
7 7 (16.67%) Mathematics
7 7 (16.67%) Security Testing
7 7 (16.67%) Software Engineering
7 7 (16.67%) Test Strategy
8 6 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (14.29%) Data Science
9 3 (7.14%) Integration Testing
9 3 (7.14%) Mentoring
10 2 (4.76%) Performance Testing
10 2 (4.76%) Usability Testing
10 2 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (52.38%) C
2 21 (50.00%) Python
3 5 (11.90%) SQL
4 2 (4.76%) Embedded C
4 2 (4.76%) Java
5 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (30.95%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (54.76%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.76%) Capita