Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 108 116
Rank change year-on-year -12 +8 +17
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 39 64 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.49% 2.15% 1.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 2.38% 2.09%
Number of salaries quoted 29 69 51
Oxfordshire median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £28,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +22.81% -28.75%
10th Percentile £19,700 £27,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,250 £52,500 £40,000
South East median annual salary £37,500 £36,000 £39,076
% change year-on-year +4.17% -7.87% +4.20%

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 2,365 2,687 2,678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 90.54% 90.26% 90.20%
Number of salaries quoted 2,069 2,227 2,136
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,650 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £66,875
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 16 November 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 16 November 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 -16 22 £32,500 -13.33% 5
Abingdon +20 11 £35,000 -26.32% 5
Banbury -11 1 £32,500 +8.33% 1
Henley-on-Thames - 1 £26,000 -
Wallingford - 1 £19,000 -
Software Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 23 (58.97%) Test Automation
2 12 (30.77%) JavaScript
3 11 (28.21%) C#
4 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (25.64%) Degree
5 9 (23.08%) QA
5 9 (23.08%) C++
5 9 (23.08%) Windows
6 8 (20.51%) Python
6 8 (20.51%) C
6 8 (20.51%) Java
6 8 (20.51%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (17.95%) Non-Functional Testing
7 7 (17.95%) Regression Testing
7 7 (17.95%) Linux
7 7 (17.95%) Selenium
7 7 (17.95%) Mathematics
7 7 (17.95%) Computer Science
7 7 (17.95%) Analytics
8 6 (15.38%) Manual Testing
8 6 (15.38%) Customer Engagement
8 6 (15.38%) Test Scripting
8 6 (15.38%) Marketing
8 6 (15.38%) CRM
8 6 (15.38%) E-Commerce
8 6 (15.38%) HTML
8 6 (15.38%) SAP
8 6 (15.38%) Management Information System
8 6 (15.38%) Process Management
8 6 (15.38%) Salesforce.com

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 2 (5.13%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.56%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) DNS
2 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) MySQL
2 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 7 (17.95%) Selenium
2 4 (10.26%) JIRA
3 3 (7.69%) HP UFT
3 3 (7.69%) Zephyr
4 1 (2.56%) NUnit
4 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (15.38%) Marketing
2 4 (10.26%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.56%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 8 (20.51%) Software Test Engineer
3 6 (15.38%) Administrator
3 6 (15.38%) Developer
3 6 (15.38%) Graduate
3 6 (15.38%) Salesforce Administrator
4 5 (12.82%) Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Graduate Test Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Software Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Test Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) C# Developer
6 3 (7.69%) C# Software Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Developer in Test
6 3 (7.69%) Head of QA
6 3 (7.69%) Head of Testing
6 3 (7.69%) Lead C# Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Lead Software Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Software Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) HTML
2 5 (12.82%) .NET
3 3 (7.69%) AngularJS
3 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (7.69%) CSS
3 3 (7.69%) jQuery
4 1 (2.56%) REST
4 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Computer Science
2 6 (15.38%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.69%) Algorithms
3 3 (7.69%) Life Science
3 3 (7.69%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.56%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.08%) Windows
2 7 (17.95%) Linux
3 3 (7.69%) Android
3 3 (7.69%) Apple iOS
3 3 (7.69%) Unix
4 2 (5.13%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (58.97%) Test Automation
2 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (20.51%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (17.95%) Analytics
4 7 (17.95%) Mathematics
4 7 (17.95%) Non-Functional Testing
4 7 (17.95%) Regression Testing
5 6 (15.38%) Collaborative Working
5 6 (15.38%) CRM
5 6 (15.38%) Customer Engagement
5 6 (15.38%) Data Science
5 6 (15.38%) E-Commerce
5 6 (15.38%) Manual Testing
5 6 (15.38%) Performance Metrics
5 6 (15.38%) Process Management
5 6 (15.38%) Test Scripting
6 4 (10.26%) Load Testing
6 4 (10.26%) SDLC
6 4 (10.26%) Test Strategy
6 4 (10.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.77%) JavaScript
2 11 (28.21%) C#
3 9 (23.08%) C++
4 8 (20.51%) C
4 8 (20.51%) Java
4 8 (20.51%) Python
5 5 (12.82%) Bash Shell
6 3 (7.69%) MATLAB
6 3 (7.69%) R
6 3 (7.69%) SQL
7 1 (2.56%) Groovy
7 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (25.64%) Degree
2 5 (12.82%) Computer Science Degree
2 5 (12.82%) ISTQB
3 3 (7.69%) PhD
4 1 (2.56%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.08%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 6 (15.38%) Salesforce.com
1 6 (15.38%) SAP
2 3 (7.69%) HP
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.13%) Cisco
3 2 (5.13%) Oracle
3 2 (5.13%) Sybase