Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 136 109 113
Rank change year-on-year -27 +4 +19
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 38 65 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.29% 2.31% 2.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 2.56% 2.42%
Number of salaries quoted 32 62 53
Oxfordshire median annual salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - -10.45%
10th Percentile £24,000 £26,250 £22,950
90th Percentile £59,625 £43,750 £39,975
South East median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% -2.78% -7.69%

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 2,685 2,541 2,814
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 91.39% 90.23% 90.22%
Number of salaries quoted 2,384 2,125 2,265
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £70,175 £68,750 £67,500
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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -13 24 £32,500 -18.75% 4
Banbury +3 9 £32,500 +8.33%
Abingdon -4 3 - - 3
Kidlington - 1 £66,000 -
Wallingford - 1 £19,000 -
Software Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 15 (39.47%) QA
2 14 (36.84%) Test Automation
3 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (28.95%) Test Strategy
5 9 (23.68%) Selenium
6 8 (21.05%) Computer Science
6 8 (21.05%) Degree
6 8 (21.05%) Strategic Thinking
7 7 (18.42%) Regression Testing
8 6 (15.79%) Management Information System
8 6 (15.79%) Process Management
8 6 (15.79%) SAP
8 6 (15.79%) CRM
8 6 (15.79%) E-Commerce
8 6 (15.79%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (15.79%) Marketing
8 6 (15.79%) Customer Engagement
8 6 (15.79%) Collaborative Working
8 6 (15.79%) Performance Metrics
8 6 (15.79%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 5 (13.16%) Test Scripting
9 5 (13.16%) Content Management
9 5 (13.16%) CSS
9 5 (13.16%) Windows
9 5 (13.16%) Linux
9 5 (13.16%) HTML
9 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
9 5 (13.16%) SQL
9 5 (13.16%) CMS
10 4 (10.53%) Software Engineering

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 (13.16%) CMS
2 2 (5.26%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.63%) Apache Solr
3 1 (2.63%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.63%) Confluence
3 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) DNS
1 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (23.68%) Selenium
2 4 (10.53%) JIRA
3 2 (5.26%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.26%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.63%) IntelliJ
4 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.63%) JMeter
4 1 (2.63%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (15.79%) Marketing
2 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (28.95%) Analyst
2 9 (23.68%) Test Analyst
3 8 (21.05%) Administrator
3 8 (21.05%) Software Analyst
3 8 (21.05%) Software Test Analyst
3 8 (21.05%) Tester
4 6 (15.79%) Salesforce Administrator
4 6 (15.79%) Selenium Tester
5 5 (13.16%) Graduate
5 5 (13.16%) Software Tester
5 5 (13.16%) Test Engineer
6 4 (10.53%) Software Test Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Automation Tester
7 3 (7.89%) Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Graduate Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Graduate Software Developer
7 3 (7.89%) QA Automation Tester
7 3 (7.89%) QA Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) QA Tester
7 3 (7.89%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) CSS
1 5 (13.16%) HTML
2 1 (2.63%) .NET
2 1 (2.63%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.63%) Lucene
2 1 (2.63%) Node.js
2 1 (2.63%) SOAP
2 1 (2.63%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Computer Science
2 6 (15.79%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.63%) Life Science
4 1 (2.63%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Linux
1 5 (13.16%) Windows
2 3 (7.89%) VxWorks
3 2 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (36.84%) Test Automation
2 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (28.95%) Test Strategy
4 8 (21.05%) Strategic Thinking
5 7 (18.42%) Regression Testing
6 6 (15.79%) Collaborative Working
6 6 (15.79%) CRM
6 6 (15.79%) Customer Engagement
6 6 (15.79%) E-Commerce
6 6 (15.79%) Performance Metrics
6 6 (15.79%) Process Management
7 5 (13.16%) Content Management
7 5 (13.16%) Test Scripting
8 4 (10.53%) SDLC
8 4 (10.53%) Software Engineering
9 3 (7.89%) Analytics
9 3 (7.89%) Exploratory Testing
9 3 (7.89%) Mathematics
9 3 (7.89%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (7.89%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
1 5 (13.16%) SQL
2 3 (7.89%) C
2 3 (7.89%) C++
2 3 (7.89%) Shell Script
2 3 (7.89%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.63%) C#
3 1 (2.63%) Java
3 1 (2.63%) Python
3 1 (2.63%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) Degree
2 3 (7.89%) ISEB
3 2 (5.26%) DV Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (39.47%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) Virtual Machines
1 3 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) Salesforce.com
1 6 (15.79%) SAP
2 3 (7.89%) VMware
3 2 (5.26%) Cisco
3 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.63%) Google