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

Test Strategy
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 144 145 156
Rank change year-on-year +1 +11 -35
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 25 21 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.92% 0.76% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 0.84% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 27 27 15
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +33.33% -25.74%
10th Percentile £31,250 £44,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £66,400 £57,250 £55,500
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% -

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 2,443 2,487 2,806
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 90.21% 89.98% 90.63%
Number of salaries quoted 2,138 2,048 2,235
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.26% +10.59%
10th Percentile £31,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £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 20 October 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 October 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 +1 15 £50,000 -
Abingdon +7 9 £50,000 +2.56%
Witney - 3 £50,000 -
Banbury +3 1 £50,000 -4.76%
Bicester - 1 £50,000 -
Thame - 1 £50,000 -
Test Strategy
South East

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 23 (92.00%) Test Automation
2 20 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (72.00%) QA
4 14 (56.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 11 (44.00%) Selenium
5 11 (44.00%) JIRA
5 11 (44.00%) Confluence
6 10 (40.00%) Python
7 9 (36.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (36.00%) ISTQB
8 8 (32.00%) SQL
8 8 (32.00%) Scrum
9 7 (28.00%) C++
9 7 (28.00%) JavaScript
9 7 (28.00%) Software Testing
9 7 (28.00%) SDLC
9 7 (28.00%) API Testing
9 7 (28.00%) SDET
10 6 (24.00%) Strategic Thinking
10 6 (24.00%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (16.00%) Degree
11 4 (16.00%) C#
12 3 (12.00%) Java
12 3 (12.00%) Project Management
12 3 (12.00%) Finance
12 3 (12.00%) TDD
12 3 (12.00%) Product Management
12 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
12 3 (12.00%) Test Scripting

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 11 (44.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.00%) AdWords
2 2 (8.00%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Broadband
Development Applications
1 11 (44.00%) JIRA
1 11 (44.00%) Selenium
2 3 (12.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (12.00%) GitLab
2 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.00%) NUnit
3 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Advertising
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Analyst
1 12 (48.00%) Software Analyst
2 8 (32.00%) Software Test Analyst
2 8 (32.00%) Test Analyst
2 8 (32.00%) Tester
3 6 (24.00%) Automation Tester
3 6 (24.00%) QA Analyst
3 6 (24.00%) QA Automation Analyst
3 6 (24.00%) QA Engineer
3 6 (24.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 5 (20.00%) Agile Tester
4 5 (20.00%) QA Automation Tester
4 5 (20.00%) QA Tester
4 5 (20.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 5 (20.00%) Selenium Tester
4 5 (20.00%) Software QA Tester
4 5 (20.00%) Software Tester
5 3 (12.00%) Principal Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Software Test Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) Gherkin
1 3 (12.00%) RxJS
2 1 (4.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Replication
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (92.00%) Test Automation
2 20 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (56.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (36.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (32.00%) Scrum
6 7 (28.00%) API Testing
6 7 (28.00%) SDET
6 7 (28.00%) SDLC
6 7 (28.00%) Software Testing
7 6 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (24.00%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (24.00%) Strategic Thinking
8 3 (12.00%) Exploratory Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
8 3 (12.00%) Product Management
8 3 (12.00%) Project Management
8 3 (12.00%) Software Delivery
8 3 (12.00%) TDD
8 3 (12.00%) Test Scripting
8 3 (12.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) Python
2 8 (32.00%) SQL
3 7 (28.00%) C++
3 7 (28.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (16.00%) C#
5 3 (12.00%) Go
5 3 (12.00%) Java
5 3 (12.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (16.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (72.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) Facebook
1 2 (8.00%) Google
2 1 (4.00%) Salesforce.com