Period
to 14 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire with a requirement for Test Strategy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Strategy over the 6 months to 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 159 150
Rank change year-on-year +33 -9 -23
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 51 17 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.74% 0.60% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 0.67% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 54 19 22
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +20.00% -15.73%
10th Percentile £31,250 £33,750 £26,375
90th Percentile £63,250 £60,000 £48,750
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -1.10%

Test Strategy 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 2,676 2,543 2,835
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 91.27% 89.99% 90.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2,381 2,130 2,290
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 £71,250 £68,750 £67,500
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Oxfordshire

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Oxfordshire

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Oxfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Oxfordshire

Test Strategy
Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 14 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 +17 35 £50,000 +33.33%
Abingdon +10 14 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Witney +6 3 £50,000 +40.85%
Thame - 1 £50,000 -
Banbury - 1 £50,000 - 1
Bicester - 1 £50,000 -
Kidlington - 1 £66,000 -
Test Strategy
South East

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, IT jobs citing Test Strategy 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 Test Strategy.

1 46 (90.20%) Test Automation
2 41 (80.39%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (54.90%) QA
4 22 (43.14%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 17 (33.33%) SDLC
6 16 (31.37%) BDD
6 16 (31.37%) TDD
6 16 (31.37%) JIRA
6 16 (31.37%) Selenium
7 15 (29.41%) Python
7 15 (29.41%) Confluence
8 14 (27.45%) ISTQB
9 12 (23.53%) Pair Programming
9 12 (23.53%) Scrum
9 12 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (23.53%) Open Source
9 12 (23.53%) SDET
9 12 (23.53%) Microservices
9 12 (23.53%) Continuous Delivery
9 12 (23.53%) Cloud Native
10 11 (21.57%) API Testing
10 11 (21.57%) Software Architecture
10 11 (21.57%) SQL
10 11 (21.57%) Software Testing
10 11 (21.57%) Blog
11 9 (17.65%) User Stories
12 8 (15.69%) Degree
12 8 (15.69%) Strategic Thinking
13 7 (13.73%) Jenkins

Test Strategy
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 15 (29.41%) Confluence
2 1 (1.96%) Apache Solr
2 1 (1.96%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.96%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.84%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.92%) AdWords
2 2 (3.92%) Google Analytics
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.96%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) Hadoop
1 1 (1.96%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.96%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (31.37%) JIRA
1 16 (31.37%) Selenium
2 7 (13.73%) Jenkins
3 4 (7.84%) Cucumber
4 3 (5.88%) GitLab
5 1 (1.96%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.96%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.96%) IntelliJ
5 1 (1.96%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.96%) TestDirector
5 1 (1.96%) TestLink
General
1 3 (5.88%) Finance
2 2 (3.92%) Advertising
3 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.96%) Marketing
3 1 (1.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (45.10%) Analyst
2 19 (37.25%) Test Analyst
2 19 (37.25%) Tester
3 18 (35.29%) Software Analyst
4 17 (33.33%) Software Tester
5 14 (27.45%) Software Test Analyst
6 11 (21.57%) QA Engineer
7 10 (19.61%) QA Analyst
7 10 (19.61%) QA Automation Analyst
7 10 (19.61%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 8 (15.69%) Automation Tester
8 8 (15.69%) QA Automation Engineer
9 6 (11.76%) Agile Test Analyst
9 6 (11.76%) Agile Tester
9 6 (11.76%) Automation Test Analyst
9 6 (11.76%) QA Test Analyst
9 6 (11.76%) QA Tester
9 6 (11.76%) Selenium Tester
9 6 (11.76%) Software Test Engineer
9 6 (11.76%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) Gherkin
1 3 (5.88%) RxJS
2 1 (1.96%) .NET
2 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.96%) Lucene
2 1 (1.96%) Node.js
2 1 (1.96%) SOAP
2 1 (1.96%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.53%) Cloud Native
2 11 (21.57%) Blog
3 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.96%) Life Science
4 1 (1.96%) Public Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (90.20%) Test Automation
2 41 (80.39%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (43.14%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 17 (33.33%) SDLC
5 16 (31.37%) BDD
5 16 (31.37%) TDD
6 12 (23.53%) Continuous Delivery
6 12 (23.53%) Microservices
6 12 (23.53%) Open Source
6 12 (23.53%) Pair Programming
6 12 (23.53%) Scrum
6 12 (23.53%) SDET
6 12 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (21.57%) API Testing
7 11 (21.57%) Software Architecture
7 11 (21.57%) Software Testing
8 9 (17.65%) User Stories
9 8 (15.69%) Strategic Thinking
10 7 (13.73%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (29.41%) Python
2 11 (21.57%) SQL
3 7 (13.73%) JavaScript
4 6 (11.76%) C++
5 4 (7.84%) C#
5 4 (7.84%) Java
6 3 (5.88%) Go
6 3 (5.88%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.96%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (27.45%) ISTQB
2 8 (15.69%) Degree
3 1 (1.96%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (54.90%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.88%) Docker
2 1 (1.96%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (7.84%) Google
2 2 (3.92%) Facebook