Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 136 105 119
Rank change year-on-year -31 +14 +33
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 35 62 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.18% 2.32% 2.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 2.58% 2.43%
Number of salaries quoted 35 49 49
Oxfordshire median annual salary £32,500 £30,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -20.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £24,850
90th Percentile £61,250 £42,750 £45,000
South East median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% -9.09%

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 2,713 2,405 2,758
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 91.29% 90.04% 88.91%
Number of salaries quoted 2,338 1,977 2,251
Oxfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -7.61% +8.24%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £68,000
South East median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.11% - -

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 21 May 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 21 May 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 -21 19 £32,500 -8.45% 3
Banbury +4 9 £32,500 +8.33% 1
Abingdon -5 5 £45,000 -
Thame - 2 £40,000 -
Kidlington - 1 £66,000 -
Software Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 17 (48.57%) Test Automation
2 13 (37.14%) Selenium
2 13 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (34.29%) QA
4 10 (28.57%) Regression Testing
4 10 (28.57%) Test Strategy
5 9 (25.71%) Degree
5 9 (25.71%) Computer Science
6 8 (22.86%) Software Engineering
6 8 (22.86%) SQL
7 7 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
8 6 (17.14%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (14.29%) Strategic Thinking
9 5 (14.29%) CSS
9 5 (14.29%) Windows
9 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
9 5 (14.29%) C
9 5 (14.29%) HTML
9 5 (14.29%) CMS
9 5 (14.29%) Content Management
9 5 (14.29%) Performance Testing
10 4 (11.43%) Load Testing
10 4 (11.43%) Security Testing
10 4 (11.43%) Mathematics
10 4 (11.43%) Finance
10 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
10 4 (11.43%) Analytics
10 4 (11.43%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (11.43%) Mentoring

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 5 (14.29%) CMS
2 1 (2.86%) Apache Solr
2 1 (2.86%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.86%) Confluence
2 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (5.71%) MS Access
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.86%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.86%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (37.14%) Selenium
2 3 (8.57%) JIRA
3 2 (5.71%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.71%) Selenium IDE
3 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.71%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.86%) IntelliJ
4 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.86%) JMeter
4 1 (2.86%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (11.43%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.71%) Local Government
4 1 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Tester
2 7 (20.00%) Analyst
2 7 (20.00%) Software Tester
3 6 (17.14%) Selenium Tester
3 6 (17.14%) Software Test Engineer
3 6 (17.14%) Test Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Senior Tester
4 5 (14.29%) Software Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Software Test Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Test Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Graduate
6 3 (8.57%) Consultant
6 3 (8.57%) QA Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) IT Administrator
7 2 (5.71%) Junior Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Junior Software Developer
7 2 (5.71%) QA Tester
7 2 (5.71%) Team Leader
7 2 (5.71%) Technical Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) CSS
1 5 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (2.86%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.86%) Lucene
2 1 (2.86%) Node.js
2 1 (2.86%) SOAP
2 1 (2.86%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.71%) Computer Science
2 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.57%) Life Science
4 2 (5.71%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.86%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Windows
2 3 (8.57%) Linux
2 3 (8.57%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (48.57%) Test Automation
2 13 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 10 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 8 (22.86%) Software Engineering
5 7 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 6 (17.14%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (14.29%) Content Management
7 5 (14.29%) Performance Testing
7 5 (14.29%) Strategic Thinking
8 4 (11.43%) Analytics
8 4 (11.43%) Load Testing
8 4 (11.43%) Mathematics
8 4 (11.43%) Mentoring
8 4 (11.43%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (11.43%) SDLC
8 4 (11.43%) Security Testing
9 3 (8.57%) Data Science
9 3 (8.57%) Exploratory Testing
10 2 (5.71%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) SQL
2 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
3 5 (14.29%) C
4 3 (8.57%) C++
4 3 (8.57%) Shell Script
4 3 (8.57%) T-SQL
5 2 (5.71%) Embedded C
5 2 (5.71%) Java
5 2 (5.71%) Python
6 1 (2.86%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (25.71%) Degree
2 3 (8.57%) ISEB
3 2 (5.71%) DV Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (34.29%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) Virtual Machines
1 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.86%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.57%) VMware
3 2 (5.71%) Capita
4 1 (2.86%) Google