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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 80 105
Rank change year-on-year -5 +25  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 29 37 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 2.04% 2.59% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.34% 3.00% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 19 27 10
Median salary £30,000 £37,500 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +29.31%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 1240 1235 1232
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 87.39% 86.30% 88.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1044 1053 989
Median salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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
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 28 March 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 +4 7 £35,000 +16.66% 6
Witney - 6 £30,000 -
Abingdon +7 4 - -
Banbury +3 4 £30,000 +9.09% 1
Wallingford - 4 £31,500 -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 24 (48.00%) Windows
2 20 (40.00%) QA
3 17 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (30.00%) Computer Science
4 15 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 15 (30.00%) Manual Testing
4 15 (30.00%) Test Automation
5 14 (28.00%) Software Engineering
5 14 (28.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 13 (26.00%) Degree
6 13 (26.00%) Microsoft
7 12 (24.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 12 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (22.00%) C++
8 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
8 11 (22.00%) JIRA
9 10 (20.00%) Selenium
9 10 (20.00%) Security Testing
9 10 (20.00%) Linux
9 10 (20.00%) Finance
10 9 (18.00%) Telecoms
10 9 (18.00%) MS Excel
10 9 (18.00%) Cybersecurity
10 9 (18.00%) Apple iOS
11 8 (16.00%) Waterfall
11 8 (16.00%) Demand Management
11 8 (16.00%) BDD
11 8 (16.00%) Zephyr
11 8 (16.00%) Software Delivery
11 8 (16.00%) SDLC

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 1 (2.00%) IIS
1 1 (2.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (18.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.00%) MS Project
3 2 (4.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) DNS
1 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (22.00%) JIRA
2 10 (20.00%) Selenium
3 8 (16.00%) HP UFT
3 8 (16.00%) Zephyr
4 1 (2.00%) Appium
4 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.00%) Ranorex
4 1 (2.00%) Subversion
4 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.00%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (20.00%) Finance
2 9 (18.00%) Telecoms
3 8 (16.00%) Publishing
4 3 (6.00%) Banking
5 2 (4.00%) Automotive
6 1 (2.00%) Games
6 1 (2.00%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 21 (42.00%) Tester
2 19 (38.00%) Software Tester
3 10 (20.00%) Junior
4 9 (18.00%) Graduate
4 9 (18.00%) Manual Tester
5 8 (16.00%) Head of QA
5 8 (16.00%) Head of Testing
5 8 (16.00%) QA Tester
6 7 (14.00%) Developer
6 7 (14.00%) Software QA Tester
7 6 (12.00%) Administrator
7 6 (12.00%) Automation Tester
7 6 (12.00%) Graduate Developer
7 6 (12.00%) Graduate Software Developer
7 6 (12.00%) IT Administrator
7 6 (12.00%) IT Graduate
7 6 (12.00%) Software Developer
7 6 (12.00%) Software Test Engineer
7 6 (12.00%) Test Engineer
8 5 (10.00%) Junior IT Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.00%) .NET
1 4 (8.00%) COM
1 4 (8.00%) Silverlight
1 4 (8.00%) Web Services
2 2 (4.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 2 (4.00%) HTML
2 2 (4.00%) HTML5
2 2 (4.00%) Qt
2 2 (4.00%) STL
3 1 (2.00%) CSS
3 1 (2.00%) Flash
3 1 (2.00%) LAMP
3 1 (2.00%) Sass
3 1 (2.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (2.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (30.00%) Computer Science
2 12 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (16.00%) User Experience
3 8 (16.00%) Virtual Team
4 6 (12.00%) Life Science
5 5 (10.00%) Mobile App
6 4 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (2.00%) Driving Licence
7 1 (2.00%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 24 (48.00%) Windows
2 10 (20.00%) Linux
3 9 (18.00%) Apple iOS
4 8 (16.00%) Android
5 6 (12.00%) VxWorks
6 5 (10.00%) Windows Server
7 4 (8.00%) Windows 7
7 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (8.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (30.00%) Manual Testing
2 15 (30.00%) Test Automation
2 15 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 14 (28.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 14 (28.00%) Software Engineering
4 12 (24.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 10 (20.00%) Security Testing
6 9 (18.00%) Cybersecurity
7 8 (16.00%) BDD
7 8 (16.00%) Demand Management
7 8 (16.00%) Mathematics
7 8 (16.00%) Project Management
7 8 (16.00%) Release Management
7 8 (16.00%) Risk Management
7 8 (16.00%) SDLC
7 8 (16.00%) Software Delivery
7 8 (16.00%) TDD
7 8 (16.00%) Virtual Team Management
7 8 (16.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.00%) C++
2 6 (12.00%) C
2 6 (12.00%) Shell Script
3 5 (10.00%) C#
3 5 (10.00%) SQL
4 4 (8.00%) VB
5 3 (6.00%) Python
6 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (26.00%) Degree
2 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (14.00%) ISEB
4 6 (12.00%) DV Cleared
5 5 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (40.00%) QA
2 4 (8.00%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (14.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (12.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (12.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 13 (26.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (16.00%) HP
3 7 (14.00%) VMware
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
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