The median annual salary for a Tester was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 84 105
Rank change year-on-year +5 +21  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 35 33 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 2.47% 2.31% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.55% 2.37% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 31 26 11
Median salary £30,000 £27,500 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +22.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £20,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £45,000 £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Oxfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1373 1390 1353
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 96.76% 97.13% 97.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1179 1209 1104
Median salary £42,500 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.40% +10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire that featured Tester in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +8 15 £36,000 +30.90% 4
Witney - 6 £30,000 - 1
Wallingford - 4 £31,500 - 1
Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, 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 43 (58.11%) Windows
2 32 (43.24%) SQL Server
3 27 (36.49%) Microsoft
3 27 (36.49%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (32.43%) ISEB
5 23 (31.08%) Test Scripting
6 21 (28.38%) ISTQB
6 21 (28.38%) Software Testing
6 21 (28.38%) QA
7 19 (25.68%) Finance
7 19 (25.68%) Telecoms
8 17 (22.97%) C++
8 17 (22.97%) Java
8 17 (22.97%) System Testing
9 16 (21.62%) Python
9 16 (21.62%) Functional Testing
10 15 (20.27%) Mobile App
10 15 (20.27%) Manual Testing
10 15 (20.27%) Team Foundation Server
11 14 (18.92%) Nessus
11 14 (18.92%) Nmap
11 14 (18.92%) Risk Assessment
11 14 (18.92%) C
11 14 (18.92%) SQL
11 14 (18.92%) User Stories
11 14 (18.92%) Gherkin
12 13 (17.57%) MS Excel
12 13 (17.57%) Penetration Testing
12 13 (17.57%) Automated Testing
13 12 (16.22%) Selenium

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 1 (1.35%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (17.57%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.05%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.41%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.70%) SaaS
2 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.05%) Broadband
1 3 (4.05%) LTE
1 3 (4.05%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (43.24%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.35%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 15 (20.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (16.22%) Selenium
3 10 (13.51%) JIRA
4 5 (6.76%) Metasploit
5 4 (5.41%) TestComplete
6 3 (4.05%) Cucumber
6 3 (4.05%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.70%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.35%) Appium
8 1 (1.35%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.35%) Ranorex
8 1 (1.35%) Subversion
8 1 (1.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (25.68%) Finance
1 19 (25.68%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.11%) Banking
2 6 (8.11%) Marketing
3 1 (1.35%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.35%) Automotive
3 1 (1.35%) Games
3 1 (1.35%) Local Government
3 1 (1.35%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.35%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.92%) Gherkin
2 6 (8.11%) Web Services
3 5 (6.76%) .NET
4 4 (5.41%) COM
4 4 (5.41%) Silverlight
5 3 (4.05%) HTML
6 2 (2.70%) XML
7 1 (1.35%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.35%) CSS
7 1 (1.35%) Flash
7 1 (1.35%) HTML5
7 1 (1.35%) jQuery
7 1 (1.35%) REST
7 1 (1.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.27%) Mobile App
2 11 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (10.81%) User Experience
4 7 (9.46%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (6.76%) Cyberthreat
6 4 (5.41%) Computer Science
6 4 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (4.05%) Xbox
8 1 (1.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (1.35%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 43 (58.11%) Windows
2 9 (12.16%) Linux
3 8 (10.81%) Windows Server
3 8 (10.81%) Windows Vista
4 5 (6.76%) Kali Linux
4 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (5.41%) VxWorks
5 4 (5.41%) Windows 7
5 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (5.41%) Windows XP
6 3 (4.05%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.35%) Android
7 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (36.49%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (31.08%) Test Scripting
3 21 (28.38%) Software Testing
4 17 (22.97%) System Testing
5 16 (21.62%) Functional Testing
6 15 (20.27%) Manual Testing
7 14 (18.92%) Risk Assessment
7 14 (18.92%) User Stories
8 13 (17.57%) Automated Testing
8 13 (17.57%) Penetration Testing
9 10 (13.51%) Ethical Hacking
9 10 (13.51%) Test Strategy
9 10 (13.51%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 9 (12.16%) Cybersecurity
10 9 (12.16%) Source Code Analysis
11 8 (10.81%) OWASP
12 7 (9.46%) Defect Tracking
12 7 (9.46%) Regression Testing
13 6 (8.11%) Automation Testing
13 6 (8.11%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.97%) C++
1 17 (22.97%) Java
2 16 (21.62%) Python
3 14 (18.92%) C
3 14 (18.92%) SQL
4 11 (14.86%) Perl
5 10 (13.51%) Bash Shell
5 10 (13.51%) C#
6 9 (12.16%) T-SQL
7 5 (6.76%) VB
8 2 (2.70%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.35%) PHP
9 1 (1.35%) Ruby
9 1 (1.35%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (32.43%) ISEB
2 21 (28.38%) ISTQB
3 11 (14.86%) Security Cleared
4 10 (13.51%) Degree
5 8 (10.81%) CEH
5 8 (10.81%) OSCP
6 7 (9.46%) GIAC
7 6 (8.11%) GPEN
8 5 (6.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (5.41%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.35%) CREST Certified
10 1 (1.35%) Cyber Scheme
10 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (28.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (18.92%) Nessus
1 14 (18.92%) Nmap
2 10 (13.51%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 27 (36.49%) Microsoft
2 10 (13.51%) Qualys
3 7 (9.46%) Coverity
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 9 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £17,000 per annum 6 monthly salary review
Posted: 4 days ago
Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £32,500 per annum Pension, Gym, Healthcare, Flexi-working
Posted: 5 days ago
Kidlington
Bluetown Online LTD
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Thame, Oxfordshire
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Posted: 11 days ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
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Posted: 11 days ago
Bicester, Oxfordshire
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Posted: 21 days ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
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Oxford, Oxfordshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 21 days ago
Grove, Oxfordshire
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Posted: 21 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
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Henley-on-thames, Oxfordshire
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