Period
to 21 November 2017

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

Software Testing
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 124 135
Rank change year-on-year +9 +11 +26
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 61 55 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 2.01% 1.88% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.28% 2.12% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 67 50 42
Oxfordshire median annual salary £35,000 £28,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.81% -28.75% +8.11%
10th Percentile £27,500 £22,750 £24,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £40,000 £59,250
South East median annual salary £37,250 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -6.88% +6.67% -

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 2680 2597 2930
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 88.39% 88.60% 87.07%
Number of salaries quoted 2206 2077 2371
Oxfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.45% +8.75%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £63,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 +4 37 £35,000 +16.67%
Banbury +20 9 £30,000 -
Abingdon +15 8 £47,500 +58.33%
Witney +1 1 £40,000 +23.08%
Software Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 42 (68.85%) Test Automation
2 34 (55.74%) QA
3 33 (54.10%) Manual Testing
4 30 (49.18%) C
5 26 (42.62%) JIRA
5 26 (42.62%) Computer Science
6 25 (40.98%) Software Engineering
7 23 (37.70%) Validation
7 23 (37.70%) Defect Tracking
8 22 (36.07%) Confluence
8 22 (36.07%) Python
8 22 (36.07%) Degree
9 17 (27.87%) C++
10 15 (24.59%) Regression Testing
11 10 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (16.39%) Test Strategy
11 10 (16.39%) Windows
11 10 (16.39%) Linux
12 9 (14.75%) Non-Functional Testing
12 9 (14.75%) Cybersecurity
12 9 (14.75%) Selenium
13 7 (11.48%) Telecoms
13 7 (11.48%) VMware
13 7 (11.48%) Shell Script
13 7 (11.48%) VxWorks
13 7 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (11.48%) Test Scripting
13 7 (11.48%) DV Cleared
13 7 (11.48%) Security Cleared
13 7 (11.48%) VMware Infrastructure

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 22 (36.07%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 26 (42.62%) JIRA
2 9 (14.75%) Selenium
3 3 (4.92%) WebDriver
4 2 (3.28%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.28%) JMeter
4 2 (3.28%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (11.48%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.28%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.64%) Finance
Job Titles
1 33 (54.10%) Tester
2 25 (40.98%) Software Tester
3 18 (29.51%) Graduate
4 16 (26.23%) Junior
4 16 (26.23%) Test Engineer
5 11 (18.03%) QA Engineer
5 11 (18.03%) QA Test Engineer
6 9 (14.75%) Administrator
6 9 (14.75%) Analyst
6 9 (14.75%) Developer
6 9 (14.75%) Graduate Software Tester
6 9 (14.75%) Graduate Tester
6 9 (14.75%) Junior Software Tester
6 9 (14.75%) Junior Tester
6 9 (14.75%) QA Analyst
6 9 (14.75%) QA Test Analyst
6 9 (14.75%) Test Analyst
7 8 (13.11%) Software Developer
8 7 (11.48%) IT Administrator
8 7 (11.48%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.64%) .NET
1 1 (1.64%) .NET Framework
1 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.64%) Entity Framework
1 1 (1.64%) Qt
1 1 (1.64%) REST
1 1 (1.64%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 26 (42.62%) Computer Science
2 10 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.56%) Life Science
4 1 (1.64%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.39%) Linux
1 10 (16.39%) Windows
2 7 (11.48%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (68.85%) Test Automation
2 33 (54.10%) Manual Testing
3 25 (40.98%) Software Engineering
4 23 (37.70%) Defect Tracking
4 23 (37.70%) Validation
5 15 (24.59%) Regression Testing
6 10 (16.39%) Test Strategy
7 9 (14.75%) Cybersecurity
7 9 (14.75%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (11.48%) Test Scripting
9 6 (9.84%) Analytics
9 6 (9.84%) Load Testing
9 6 (9.84%) Mathematics
9 6 (9.84%) Security Testing
9 6 (9.84%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (6.56%) Functional Testing
10 4 (6.56%) Scrum
10 4 (6.56%) Software Delivery
11 3 (4.92%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 30 (49.18%) C
2 22 (36.07%) Python
3 17 (27.87%) C++
4 7 (11.48%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.28%) C#
5 2 (3.28%) Java
6 1 (1.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (36.07%) Degree
2 7 (11.48%) DV Cleared
2 7 (11.48%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.28%) Master's Degree
3 2 (3.28%) PhD
4 1 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.64%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (55.74%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (1.64%) IEC 62304
2 1 (1.64%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 7 (11.48%) Virtual Machines
1 7 (11.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.28%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (11.48%) Ansible
Vendors
1 7 (11.48%) VMware
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft