The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire with a requirement for System Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Testing
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 98 100 115
Rank change year-on-year +2 +15  
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 19 14 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.35% 0.99% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 1.15% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 19 13 3
Median salary £29,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -42.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £20,000 £29,900
10% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £65,000 £53,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% -  

System 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 1227 1217 1206
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 87.27% 86.37% 88.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1032 1030 981
Median salary £47,500 £48,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.04% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in Oxfordshire

System Testing
Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing System Testing in Oxfordshire.

Salary trend for System Testing in Oxfordshire

System 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 System Testing within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 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 +13 15 £29,000 -49.56%
Abingdon +12 1 £29,000 +45.00%
System Testing
South East

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT jobs citing System 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 System Testing.

1 26 (92.86%) Microsoft
1 26 (92.86%) Windows
2 25 (89.29%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (82.14%) ISTQB
4 22 (78.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 22 (78.57%) ISEB
4 22 (78.57%) Gherkin
5 18 (64.29%) SQL Server
6 16 (57.14%) User Stories
7 14 (50.00%) Functional Testing
7 14 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
8 11 (39.29%) Automated Testing
9 10 (35.71%) Test Strategy
10 4 (14.29%) Windows Server
10 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
10 4 (14.29%) Windows XP
10 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (14.29%) Windows Vista
11 3 (10.71%) Selenium
11 3 (10.71%) SDLC
11 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
11 3 (10.71%) Windows 8
12 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 2 (7.14%) Scrum
12 2 (7.14%) ITIL
12 2 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
13 1 (3.57%) Test Scripting
13 1 (3.57%) Manual Testing
13 1 (3.57%) Kanban

System Testing
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (64.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (78.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (10.71%) Selenium
General
1 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (60.71%) Tester
2 14 (50.00%) Senior Tester
3 11 (39.29%) Analyst
4 9 (32.14%) Test Analyst
5 8 (28.57%) IT Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) Junior
6 3 (10.71%) Junior Software Tester
6 3 (10.71%) Junior Tester
6 3 (10.71%) Software Tester
7 2 (7.14%) Business Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (78.57%) Gherkin
2 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 26 (92.86%) Windows
2 4 (14.29%) Windows Server
2 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (14.29%) Windows Vista
2 4 (14.29%) Windows XP
3 3 (10.71%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (89.29%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (57.14%) User Stories
3 14 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 14 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
4 11 (39.29%) Automated Testing
5 10 (35.71%) Test Strategy
6 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
6 3 (10.71%) SDLC
7 2 (7.14%) ITIL
7 2 (7.14%) Scrum
7 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (3.57%) Kanban
8 1 (3.57%) Line Management
8 1 (3.57%) Manual Testing
8 1 (3.57%) Test Scripting
8 1 (3.57%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) VB
1 1 (3.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (82.14%) ISTQB
2 22 (78.57%) ISEB
3 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 26 (92.86%) Microsoft