Period
to 18 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Tester
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 108 84 135
Rank change year-on-year -24 +51 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 70 87 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 2.28% 3.28% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.36% 3.37% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 67 87 32
Oxfordshire median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £29,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +22.03% -41.00%
10th Percentile £30,750 £22,500 £20,125
90th Percentile £50,000 £110,000 £47,125
South East median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.00% +7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Oxfordshire
Permanent vacancies in Oxfordshire with a recognized job title 2,968 2,580 3,157
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.58% 97.32% 95.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2,447 2,062 2,592
Oxfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,750 £63,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Oxfordshire

Tester
Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester in Oxfordshire.

Salary trend for Tester in Oxfordshire

Tester
Salary Histogram in Oxfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Tester in Oxfordshire

Tester
Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 18 January 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 -6 40 £35,000 +4.48% 3
Abingdon - 10 £47,500 - 1
Witney +1 2 - -
Thame -18 2 £40,000 +45.45%
Tester
South East

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Oxfordshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 51 (72.86%) Test Automation
2 39 (55.71%) JIRA
3 37 (52.86%) Confluence
4 33 (47.14%) Software Testing
4 33 (47.14%) QA
5 29 (41.43%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (38.57%) Selenium
7 26 (37.14%) Manual Testing
7 26 (37.14%) C
8 23 (32.86%) Python
8 23 (32.86%) Defect Tracking
9 22 (31.43%) Validation
9 22 (31.43%) SQL
10 21 (30.00%) Degree
10 21 (30.00%) Mentoring
11 16 (22.86%) ISTQB
12 14 (20.00%) Scrum
13 13 (18.57%) Computer Science
13 13 (18.57%) Test Strategy
14 12 (17.14%) Coaching
15 10 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
16 9 (12.86%) Exploratory Testing
17 8 (11.43%) Acceptance Criteria
17 8 (11.43%) Cybersecurity
18 7 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
18 7 (10.00%) Test Scripting
18 7 (10.00%) User Stories
19 6 (8.57%) CREST Certified
19 6 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
19 6 (8.57%) OSCP

Tester Skill Set
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 37 (52.86%) Confluence
2 1 (1.43%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.57%) Broadband
2 2 (2.86%) Firewall
3 1 (1.43%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.43%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 39 (55.71%) JIRA
2 27 (38.57%) Selenium
3 5 (7.14%) Visual Studio
4 3 (4.29%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.86%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.86%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (2.86%) Subversion
5 2 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.43%) Appium
6 1 (1.43%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.43%) JUnit
6 1 (1.43%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.43%) Metasploit
6 1 (1.43%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.43%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (8.57%) Games
2 3 (4.29%) Finance
3 2 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.43%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.43%) Automotive
4 1 (1.43%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.43%) .NET
1 1 (1.43%) Gherkin
1 1 (1.43%) HTML
1 1 (1.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.57%) Computer Science
2 6 (8.57%) Replication
3 2 (2.86%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.86%) Unix
1 2 (2.86%) Windows
2 1 (1.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (72.86%) Test Automation
2 33 (47.14%) Software Testing
3 29 (41.43%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (37.14%) Manual Testing
5 23 (32.86%) Defect Tracking
6 22 (31.43%) Validation
7 21 (30.00%) Mentoring
8 14 (20.00%) Scrum
9 13 (18.57%) Test Strategy
10 12 (17.14%) Coaching
11 10 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (12.86%) Exploratory Testing
13 8 (11.43%) Acceptance Criteria
13 8 (11.43%) Cybersecurity
14 7 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
14 7 (10.00%) Test Scripting
14 7 (10.00%) User Stories
15 6 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
15 6 (8.57%) Information Security
15 6 (8.57%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (37.14%) C
2 23 (32.86%) Python
3 22 (31.43%) SQL
4 3 (4.29%) Java
5 2 (2.86%) C#
5 2 (2.86%) C++
6 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.43%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.43%) Perl
6 1 (1.43%) Ruby
6 1 (1.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (30.00%) Degree
2 16 (22.86%) ISTQB
3 6 (8.57%) CREST Certified
3 6 (8.57%) OSCP
4 3 (4.29%) CEH
5 2 (2.86%) CISSP
5 2 (2.86%) CSSLP
5 2 (2.86%) SANS
6 1 (1.43%) CHECK Team Leader
6 1 (1.43%) CHECK Team Member
6 1 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.43%) Cyber Scheme
6 1 (1.43%) ISEB
6 1 (1.43%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (47.14%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.43%) GDPR
2 1 (1.43%) IASME
Systems Management
1 1 (1.43%) Nessus
1 1 (1.43%) Nmap
Vendors
1 3 (4.29%) Microsoft