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 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 97 97
Rank change year-on-year +12 0  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 33 37 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 2.46% 2.24% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.80% 2.54% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 32 28 16
Median salary £30,000 £28,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -12.30%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,250 £25,900 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £38,250 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.85% -  

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

Process & Methodology Skills
Oxfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1177 1456 1331
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 87.84% 88.14% 83.34%
Number of salaries quoted 988 1163 1087
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £68,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire citing Software Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 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
Banbury -7 18 £30,000 -20.00% 1
Oxford +2 7 £40,000 +45.45% 3
Abingdon +31 1 £45,000 +50.00%
Software Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 39 (62.90%) Windows
2 37 (59.68%) Computer Science
3 35 (56.45%) Software Engineering
4 34 (54.84%) Analytical Skills
5 33 (53.23%) C++
6 31 (50.00%) Linux
6 31 (50.00%) Degree
7 28 (45.16%) Telecoms
7 28 (45.16%) C
7 28 (45.16%) Security Cleared
8 27 (43.55%) VMware Infrastructure
8 27 (43.55%) DV Cleared
8 27 (43.55%) Virtual Machines
8 27 (43.55%) Shell Script
8 27 (43.55%) VMware
9 26 (41.94%) VxWorks
9 26 (41.94%) Ansible
10 24 (38.71%) Cybersecurity
11 21 (33.87%) Test Automation
12 19 (30.65%) QA
13 11 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (17.74%) Non-Functional Testing
14 10 (16.13%) Test Scripting
14 10 (16.13%) Manual Testing
14 10 (16.13%) Regression Testing
15 8 (12.90%) Continuous Improvement
16 7 (11.29%) Exploratory Testing
17 6 (9.68%) User Experience
17 6 (9.68%) Analytics
17 6 (9.68%) Life Science

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:

Business Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Payment Gateway
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (9.68%) JIRA
1 6 (9.68%) Selenium
2 4 (6.45%) HP UFT
2 4 (6.45%) Zephyr
3 1 (1.61%) WebDriver
General
1 28 (45.16%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.45%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Publishing
3 2 (3.23%) Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Automotive
4 1 (1.61%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 31 (50.00%) Graduate
2 28 (45.16%) Administrator
3 26 (41.94%) Developer
3 26 (41.94%) Graduate Developer
3 26 (41.94%) Graduate Software Developer
3 26 (41.94%) Software Developer
4 25 (40.32%) IT Administrator
4 25 (40.32%) IT Graduate
5 19 (30.65%) Junior
5 19 (30.65%) Junior Developer
5 19 (30.65%) Junior IT Administrator
5 19 (30.65%) Junior Software Developer
6 17 (27.42%) Tester
7 14 (22.58%) Software Tester
8 10 (16.13%) Test Engineer
9 8 (12.90%) Manual Tester
9 8 (12.90%) QA Tester
10 7 (11.29%) Software QA Tester
11 6 (9.68%) Automation Tester
11 6 (9.68%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.45%) .NET
1 4 (6.45%) COM
1 4 (6.45%) Silverlight
1 4 (6.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 37 (59.68%) Computer Science
2 34 (54.84%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (9.68%) Life Science
3 6 (9.68%) User Experience
4 4 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (6.45%) Mobile App
4 4 (6.45%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.61%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 39 (62.90%) Windows
2 31 (50.00%) Linux
3 26 (41.94%) VxWorks
4 4 (6.45%) Android
4 4 (6.45%) Apple iOS
4 4 (6.45%) Windows 7
4 4 (6.45%) Windows Server
4 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (6.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (56.45%) Software Engineering
2 24 (38.71%) Cybersecurity
3 21 (33.87%) Test Automation
4 11 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (17.74%) Non-Functional Testing
5 10 (16.13%) Manual Testing
5 10 (16.13%) Regression Testing
5 10 (16.13%) Test Scripting
6 8 (12.90%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (11.29%) Exploratory Testing
8 6 (9.68%) Analytics
8 6 (9.68%) Load Testing
8 6 (9.68%) Mathematics
8 6 (9.68%) Security Testing
9 5 (8.06%) BDD
9 5 (8.06%) Integration Testing
9 5 (8.06%) Project Management
10 4 (6.45%) Demand Management
10 4 (6.45%) Scalability Testing
10 4 (6.45%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 33 (53.23%) C++
2 28 (45.16%) C
3 27 (43.55%) Shell Script
4 4 (6.45%) C#
4 4 (6.45%) Java
4 4 (6.45%) VB
5 3 (4.84%) Python
6 1 (1.61%) SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (50.00%) Degree
2 28 (45.16%) Security Cleared
3 27 (43.55%) DV Cleared
4 5 (8.06%) ISEB
5 4 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (4.84%) Master's Degree
6 3 (4.84%) PhD
7 2 (3.23%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.61%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (30.65%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) DICOM
System Software
1 27 (43.55%) Virtual Machines
1 27 (43.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 26 (41.94%) Ansible
Vendors
1 27 (43.55%) VMware
2 4 (6.45%) HP
2 4 (6.45%) Microsoft
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