Period
to 20 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Tester was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 6 months to 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 109 103
Rank change year-on-year -17 -6 +40
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 49 60 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.74% 2.20% 2.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.78% 2.28% 2.67%
Number of salaries quoted 50 59 70
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -8.05% +33.85%
10th Percentile £22,500 £30,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £63,750 £110,000
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 2,750 2,633 3,030
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.83% 96.66% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2,405 2,219 2,468
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +7.78%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £66,250
South East median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.44% - +3.45%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 -18 32 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Abingdon -1 10 £60,000 +23.08% 2
Banbury - 5 £32,500 - 1
Kidlington - 1 £66,000 -
Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, Tester job roles required the following IT 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 featuring Tester in the job title.

1 43 (87.76%) Test Automation
2 29 (59.18%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (53.06%) SQL
4 24 (48.98%) ISTQB
4 24 (48.98%) Selenium
5 21 (42.86%) Scrum
6 18 (36.73%) JIRA
7 17 (34.69%) Confluence
7 17 (34.69%) Test Strategy
8 14 (28.57%) QA
9 12 (24.49%) BDD
10 11 (22.45%) TDD
11 10 (20.41%) Mentoring
11 10 (20.41%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (18.37%) Kanban
12 9 (18.37%) Degree
12 9 (18.37%) Software Testing
13 8 (16.33%) Pair Programming
13 8 (16.33%) Python
13 8 (16.33%) Open Source
13 8 (16.33%) Coaching
13 8 (16.33%) Microservices
13 8 (16.33%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (16.33%) Continuous Delivery
13 8 (16.33%) Cloud Native
13 8 (16.33%) Exploratory Testing
13 8 (16.33%) Acceptance Criteria
14 7 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
14 7 (14.29%) SDLC
14 7 (14.29%) SDET

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 17 (34.69%) Confluence
2 5 (10.20%) CMS
3 2 (4.08%) Tornado
4 1 (2.04%) Apache Solr
4 1 (2.04%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.12%) MongoDB
2 3 (6.12%) NoSQL
2 3 (6.12%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.08%) Redis
4 1 (2.04%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 24 (48.98%) Selenium
2 18 (36.73%) JIRA
3 3 (6.12%) WebDriver
4 2 (4.08%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.08%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.08%) Robot Framework
4 2 (4.08%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.04%) IntelliJ
5 1 (2.04%) JMeter
5 1 (2.04%) JUnit
5 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (10.20%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.08%) Retail
4 1 (2.04%) Games
4 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.20%) CSS
1 5 (10.20%) HTML
2 2 (4.08%) .NET
2 2 (4.08%) Django
2 2 (4.08%) SOAP
3 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.04%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.04%) Lucene
3 1 (2.04%) Node.js
3 1 (2.04%) Spring Boot
3 1 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Cloud Native
2 7 (14.29%) Blog
3 6 (12.24%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (6.12%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.08%) Mobile App
5 2 (4.08%) Replication
6 1 (2.04%) Life Science
6 1 (2.04%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.04%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.20%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (87.76%) Test Automation
2 29 (59.18%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (42.86%) Scrum
4 17 (34.69%) Test Strategy
5 12 (24.49%) BDD
6 11 (22.45%) TDD
7 10 (20.41%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (20.41%) Mentoring
8 9 (18.37%) Kanban
8 9 (18.37%) Software Testing
9 8 (16.33%) Acceptance Criteria
9 8 (16.33%) Coaching
9 8 (16.33%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (16.33%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (16.33%) Exploratory Testing
9 8 (16.33%) Microservices
9 8 (16.33%) Open Source
9 8 (16.33%) Pair Programming
10 7 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (14.29%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 26 (53.06%) SQL
2 8 (16.33%) Python
3 7 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 5 (10.20%) T-SQL
5 4 (8.16%) Java
6 2 (4.08%) C#
7 1 (2.04%) Scala
Qualifications
1 24 (48.98%) ISTQB
2 9 (18.37%) Degree
3 2 (4.08%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) Docker
2 1 (2.04%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (10.20%) Capita
2 2 (4.08%) Google
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.04%) Salesforce.com