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 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 108 104
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 8 24 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.60% 1.47% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 1.67% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 7 15 12
Median salary £50,000 £37,500 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £30,000 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £47,500 £60,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.55% -  

Test Strategy 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 1179 1438 1324
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 87.79% 88.06% 83.22%
Number of salaries quoted 990 1145 1079
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £68,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 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
Abingdon +35 3 £45,000 - 1
Oxford +8 3 £61,250 +44.11%
Test Strategy
South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT jobs citing Test Strategy 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 Test Strategy.

1 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (61.90%) Test Automation
2 8 (38.10%) ISTQB
2 8 (38.10%) System Testing
2 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 8 (38.10%) ISEB
3 7 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
3 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 7 (33.33%) Windows
3 7 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (33.33%) Gherkin
3 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 7 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 7 (33.33%) User Stories
4 5 (23.81%) Selenium
5 4 (19.05%) QA
5 4 (19.05%) Test Management
5 4 (19.05%) Exploratory Testing
6 3 (14.29%) BDD
7 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
7 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Scrum
7 2 (9.52%) Java
7 2 (9.52%) Retail
7 2 (9.52%) Test Planning
7 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
8 1 (4.76%) Coaching
8 1 (4.76%) People Management
8 1 (4.76%) Software Delivery
8 1 (4.76%) Operational Acceptance Testing

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (23.81%) Selenium
3 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.76%) Jasmine
4 1 (4.76%) JMeter
4 1 (4.76%) Protractor
4 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (9.52%) Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Back Office
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Tester
2 9 (42.86%) Senior Tester
3 5 (23.81%) Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) Test Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Test Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Agile Test Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Dynamics NAV Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Head of Mobile
6 1 (4.76%) Head of QA
6 1 (4.76%) iOS Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Manual Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) QA Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Software Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Strategy Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Test Automation Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Test Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Test Strategy Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 1 (4.76%) Behat
2 1 (4.76%) RESTful
2 1 (4.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
1 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Android
2 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (61.90%) Test Automation
2 8 (38.10%) System Testing
3 7 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 7 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
3 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 7 (33.33%) User Stories
4 4 (19.05%) Exploratory Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Test Management
5 3 (14.29%) BDD
6 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
6 2 (9.52%) Scrum
6 2 (9.52%) Test Planning
6 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Data Management
7 1 (4.76%) Programme Management
7 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
7 1 (4.76%) Software Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (4.76%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) Java
2 1 (4.76%) Groovy
2 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.76%) PHP
2 1 (4.76%) Ruby
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) ISEB
1 8 (38.10%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.76%) ACCA
2 1 (4.76%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) HP
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