Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 134 149 110
Rank change year-on-year +15 -39 +52
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 46 17 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.48% 0.63% 2.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 0.72% 2.50%
Number of salaries quoted 45 19 62
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £36,000 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +38.89% -33.33% +27.06%
10th Percentile £46,250 £33,750 £25,125
90th Percentile £76,000 £47,900 £120,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 2,791 2,375 3,035
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 89.66% 88.39% 87.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2,332 1,894 2,474
Oxfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,525 £27,500 £27,575
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £67,500
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 23 February 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 23 February 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
Abingdon - 20 £46,250 - 2
Oxford -7 18 £60,500 +68.06% 4
Banbury - 1 £52,500 -
Test Strategy
South East

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 44 (95.65%) Test Automation
2 43 (93.48%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (56.52%) JIRA
4 25 (54.35%) QA
5 22 (47.83%) Selenium
5 22 (47.83%) C++
6 19 (41.30%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (41.30%) Process Improvement
6 19 (41.30%) Coaching
7 18 (39.13%) ISTQB
8 17 (36.96%) BDD
9 16 (34.78%) Continuous Improvement
9 16 (34.78%) Mentoring
9 16 (34.78%) User Stories
9 16 (34.78%) Confluence
10 15 (32.61%) TDD
10 15 (32.61%) C#
11 14 (30.43%) Java
12 12 (26.09%) Python
12 12 (26.09%) Sophos
12 12 (26.09%) Software Delivery
13 11 (23.91%) Cucumber
13 11 (23.91%) LoadRunner
13 11 (23.91%) JavaScript
14 10 (21.74%) HP
14 10 (21.74%) HP UFT
14 10 (21.74%) Micro Focus
14 10 (21.74%) Project Management
14 10 (21.74%) Product Management
14 10 (21.74%) Amazon AWS

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 16 (34.78%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 10 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.17%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.04%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.57%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 26 (56.52%) JIRA
2 22 (47.83%) Selenium
3 11 (23.91%) Cucumber
3 11 (23.91%) LoadRunner
4 10 (21.74%) HP UFT
4 10 (21.74%) Zephyr
5 9 (19.57%) TestRail
6 3 (6.52%) Jenkins
7 2 (4.35%) WebDriver
8 1 (2.17%) JMeter
General
1 6 (13.04%) Games
2 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (41.30%) Tester
2 12 (26.09%) QA Leader
3 10 (21.74%) Agile Test Analyst
3 10 (21.74%) Analyst
3 10 (21.74%) Automation Test Analyst
3 10 (21.74%) Principal Test Analyst
3 10 (21.74%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 10 (21.74%) Test Analyst
4 9 (19.57%) Senior Tester
5 6 (13.04%) Software Tester
6 4 (8.70%) Agile Tester
6 4 (8.70%) Automation Tester
7 3 (6.52%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) QA Automation Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) QA Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Lead Tester
8 2 (4.35%) Senior Agile Tester
8 2 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.74%) Gherkin
2 2 (4.35%) .NET
2 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (2.17%) CSS
3 1 (2.17%) CSS3
3 1 (2.17%) HTML
3 1 (2.17%) HTML5
3 1 (2.17%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Replication
2 5 (10.87%) Cloud Native
3 4 (8.70%) Blog
4 1 (2.17%) e-Health
4 1 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.17%) Life Science
4 1 (2.17%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.57%) Linux
1 9 (19.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (95.65%) Test Automation
2 43 (93.48%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (41.30%) Coaching
3 19 (41.30%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (41.30%) Process Improvement
4 17 (36.96%) BDD
5 16 (34.78%) Continuous Improvement
5 16 (34.78%) Mentoring
5 16 (34.78%) User Stories
6 15 (32.61%) TDD
7 12 (26.09%) Software Delivery
8 10 (21.74%) Acceptance Criteria
8 10 (21.74%) Defect Management
8 10 (21.74%) Exploratory Testing
8 10 (21.74%) Product Management
8 10 (21.74%) Project Management
9 9 (19.57%) Test Management
9 9 (19.57%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (19.57%) Virtual Environments
10 8 (17.39%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 22 (47.83%) C++
2 15 (32.61%) C#
3 14 (30.43%) Java
4 12 (26.09%) Python
5 11 (23.91%) JavaScript
6 5 (10.87%) SQL
7 3 (6.52%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (39.13%) ISTQB
2 6 (13.04%) Degree
3 3 (6.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 3 (6.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (54.35%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (19.57%) Hyper-V
1 9 (19.57%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 12 (26.09%) Sophos
2 10 (21.74%) HP
2 10 (21.74%) Micro Focus
3 9 (19.57%) Cadence
4 1 (2.17%) Google
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.17%) SAP
4 1 (2.17%) Xamarin