Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 117 149 145
Rank change year-on-year +32 -4 +4
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 61 21 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 2.03% 0.76% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 0.85% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 59 25 23
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% - -13.29%
10th Percentile £31,250 £33,750 £23,250
90th Percentile £76,000 £60,000 £48,200
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%

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 2,742 2,484 2,684
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 91.13% 90.07% 88.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2,423 2,061 2,205
Oxfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -7.61% +8.24%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £68,000
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 20 June 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 20 June 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 +11 43 £50,000 +36.05% 3
Abingdon +7 15 £45,000 - 1
Witney +3 1 - - 1
Kidlington - 1 £66,000 -
Test Strategy
South East

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 56 (91.80%) Test Automation
2 52 (85.25%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (54.10%) QA
4 32 (52.46%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (42.62%) TDD
5 26 (42.62%) BDD
6 20 (32.79%) JIRA
6 20 (32.79%) Selenium
7 19 (31.15%) Continuous Improvement
7 19 (31.15%) ISTQB
8 17 (27.87%) Confluence
9 16 (26.23%) Open Source
9 16 (26.23%) Microservices
9 16 (26.23%) Pair Programming
9 16 (26.23%) Continuous Delivery
9 16 (26.23%) Cloud Native
10 15 (24.59%) User Stories
11 14 (22.95%) Software Architecture
11 14 (22.95%) Blog
11 14 (22.95%) SDLC
12 13 (21.31%) Software Testing
12 13 (21.31%) C++
13 12 (19.67%) JavaScript
13 12 (19.67%) Python
14 11 (18.03%) C#
14 11 (18.03%) Coaching
14 11 (18.03%) Process Improvement
14 11 (18.03%) Software Delivery
15 10 (16.39%) Cucumber
15 10 (16.39%) 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 17 (27.87%) Confluence
2 1 (1.64%) Apache Solr
2 1 (1.64%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.64%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.39%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.28%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.64%) AdWords
4 1 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.64%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.64%) Panaya
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.64%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.28%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.64%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.64%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (32.79%) JIRA
1 20 (32.79%) Selenium
2 10 (16.39%) Cucumber
2 10 (16.39%) HP UFT
3 9 (14.75%) LoadRunner
3 9 (14.75%) Zephyr
4 7 (11.48%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.28%) GitLab
5 2 (3.28%) TestRail
6 1 (1.64%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.64%) IntelliJ
6 1 (1.64%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.64%) TestDirector
6 1 (1.64%) TestLink
General
1 2 (3.28%) Finance
1 2 (3.28%) Manufacturing
1 2 (3.28%) Retail
2 1 (1.64%) Advertising
2 1 (1.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (45.90%) Analyst
1 28 (45.90%) Test Analyst
2 23 (37.70%) Tester
3 17 (27.87%) Software Tester
4 15 (24.59%) Agile Test Analyst
4 15 (24.59%) Automation Test Analyst
4 15 (24.59%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 14 (22.95%) Software Analyst
5 14 (22.95%) Software Test Analyst
6 9 (14.75%) Principal Test Analyst
7 8 (13.11%) QA Automation Engineer
7 8 (13.11%) QA Engineer
8 7 (11.48%) Automation Tester
8 7 (11.48%) Senior Tester
9 6 (9.84%) QA Leader
9 6 (9.84%) QA Test Analyst
9 6 (9.84%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (9.84%) Software Test Engineer
9 6 (9.84%) Test Automation Engineer
9 6 (9.84%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.75%) Gherkin
2 2 (3.28%) .NET
2 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (3.28%) RxJS
3 1 (1.64%) Lucene
3 1 (1.64%) Node.js
3 1 (1.64%) SOAP
3 1 (1.64%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.23%) Cloud Native
2 14 (22.95%) Blog
3 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.28%) Life Science
3 2 (3.28%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.28%) Linux
1 2 (3.28%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (91.80%) Test Automation
2 52 (85.25%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (52.46%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (42.62%) BDD
4 26 (42.62%) TDD
5 19 (31.15%) Continuous Improvement
6 16 (26.23%) Continuous Delivery
6 16 (26.23%) Microservices
6 16 (26.23%) Open Source
6 16 (26.23%) Pair Programming
7 15 (24.59%) User Stories
8 14 (22.95%) SDLC
8 14 (22.95%) Software Architecture
9 13 (21.31%) Software Testing
10 11 (18.03%) Coaching
10 11 (18.03%) Process Improvement
10 11 (18.03%) Software Delivery
11 9 (14.75%) Exploratory Testing
11 9 (14.75%) Mentoring
11 9 (14.75%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (21.31%) C++
2 12 (19.67%) JavaScript
2 12 (19.67%) Python
3 11 (18.03%) C#
4 10 (16.39%) Java
5 7 (11.48%) SQL
6 2 (3.28%) Go
6 2 (3.28%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.64%) Scala
Qualifications
1 19 (31.15%) ISTQB
2 8 (13.11%) Degree
3 1 (1.64%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (54.10%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) Docker
1 2 (3.28%) Hyper-V
1 2 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) HP ALM
1 1 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (14.75%) HP
1 9 (14.75%) Micro Focus
2 4 (6.56%) Google
3 2 (3.28%) Cadence
3 2 (3.28%) Sophos
4 1 (1.64%) Facebook
4 1 (1.64%) SAP