Period
to 22 November 2017

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

Test Strategy
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 150 157 110
Rank change year-on-year +7 -47 +55
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 27 14 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.89% 0.47% 2.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 0.54% 2.69%
Number of salaries quoted 28 9 59
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +31.43%
10th Percentile £42,500 £38,000 £29,300
90th Percentile £52,500 £62,900 £120,000
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500

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 2678 2612 2905
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 88.27% 88.60% 87.24%
Number of salaries quoted 2203 2091 2349
Oxfordshire median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.44% +3.45% +8.75%
10th Percentile £29,275 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £63,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 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
Abingdon - 17 £47,500 - 2
Oxford -3 4 £50,000 +21.95%
Banbury +8 1 £52,500 +10.53%
Test Strategy
South East

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 25 (92.59%) Test Automation
2 23 (85.19%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (59.26%) Selenium
4 12 (44.44%) JIRA
5 11 (40.74%) Mentoring
6 10 (37.04%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (37.04%) Software Testing
7 9 (33.33%) Scrum
7 9 (33.33%) Acceptance Criteria
8 8 (29.63%) ISTQB
9 7 (25.93%) Software Engineering
9 7 (25.93%) QA
9 7 (25.93%) Sophos
9 7 (25.93%) C++
9 7 (25.93%) Python
10 6 (22.22%) Degree
10 6 (22.22%) Confluence
11 5 (18.52%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (18.52%) System Integration Testing
11 5 (18.52%) User Stories
11 5 (18.52%) Games
11 5 (18.52%) Integration Testing
11 5 (18.52%) Kanban
11 5 (18.52%) SQL
11 5 (18.52%) Broadband
11 5 (18.52%) Replication
12 4 (14.81%) Cadence
12 4 (14.81%) Java
12 4 (14.81%) Data Mining
12 4 (14.81%) C#

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 6 (22.22%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) Data Mining
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (59.26%) Selenium
2 12 (44.44%) JIRA
3 4 (14.81%) TestRail
4 3 (11.11%) WebDriver
5 2 (7.41%) Cucumber
5 2 (7.41%) JMeter
5 2 (7.41%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (18.52%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (55.56%) Tester
2 7 (25.93%) Senior Tester
3 4 (14.81%) Lead Tester
3 4 (14.81%) Manual Tester
3 4 (14.81%) QA Leader
3 4 (14.81%) Team Leader
3 4 (14.81%) Test Team Leader
4 3 (11.11%) Agile Manual Tester
4 3 (11.11%) Agile Tester
4 3 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Automation Tester
4 3 (11.11%) QA Automation Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) QA Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Software Tester
6 1 (3.70%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (3.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (3.70%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) .NET
1 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (3.70%) CSS
1 1 (3.70%) CSS3
1 1 (3.70%) HTML
1 1 (3.70%) HTML5
1 1 (3.70%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Replication
2 1 (3.70%) e-Health
2 1 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Linux
1 4 (14.81%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Android
2 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (92.59%) Test Automation
2 23 (85.19%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (40.74%) Mentoring
4 10 (37.04%) Software Testing
4 10 (37.04%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (33.33%) Acceptance Criteria
5 9 (33.33%) Scrum
6 7 (25.93%) Software Engineering
7 5 (18.52%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (18.52%) Integration Testing
7 5 (18.52%) Kanban
7 5 (18.52%) System Integration Testing
7 5 (18.52%) User Stories
8 4 (14.81%) Coaching
8 4 (14.81%) Defect Management
8 4 (14.81%) Process Improvement
8 4 (14.81%) Software Delivery
8 4 (14.81%) Test Management
8 4 (14.81%) Virtual Environments
9 3 (11.11%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) C++
1 7 (25.93%) Python
2 5 (18.52%) SQL
3 4 (14.81%) C#
3 4 (14.81%) Java
4 3 (11.11%) Perl
5 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) ISTQB
2 6 (22.22%) Degree
3 3 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 3 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.93%) QA
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Hyper-V
1 4 (14.81%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Sophos
2 4 (14.81%) Cadence
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.70%) Xamarin