Period
to 14 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Tester was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 6 months to 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 133 97 86
Rank change year-on-year -36 -11 +61
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 28 78 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.06% 2.61% 3.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 2.70% 3.23%
Number of salaries quoted 29 77 88
Oxfordshire median annual salary £52,500 £40,000 £44,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.25% -9.60% +36.15%
10th Percentile £30,400 £30,000 £22,675
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% - +9.59%

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 2,545 2,892 2,877
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.77% 96.95% 96.93%
Number of salaries quoted 2,205 2,423 2,343
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £73,250 £70,000 £65,000
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 -40 16 £52,500 +50.00% 2
Abingdon +14 9 £60,000 +26.32% 1
Banbury - 2 £32,500 -
Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 25 (89.29%) Test Automation
2 18 (64.29%) Scrum
3 17 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (60.71%) SQL
3 17 (60.71%) Selenium
4 16 (57.14%) ISTQB
5 14 (50.00%) JIRA
6 13 (46.43%) Confluence
7 11 (39.29%) QA
8 8 (28.57%) Test Strategy
8 8 (28.57%) Acceptance Criteria
9 7 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (25.00%) Degree
9 7 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (25.00%) Kanban
10 6 (21.43%) API Testing
10 6 (21.43%) SDET
10 6 (21.43%) Mentoring
10 6 (21.43%) User Stories
11 5 (17.86%) Exploratory Testing
11 5 (17.86%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (17.86%) Problem-Solving
11 5 (17.86%) Coaching
11 5 (17.86%) SDLC
11 5 (17.86%) Test Scripting
11 5 (17.86%) Python
12 4 (14.29%) Software Testing
13 3 (10.71%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
14 2 (7.14%) CMS

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 13 (46.43%) Confluence
2 2 (7.14%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (60.71%) Selenium
2 14 (50.00%) JIRA
3 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.57%) JUnit
3 1 (3.57%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.57%) Games
2 1 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) CSS
1 2 (7.14%) HTML
2 1 (3.57%) SOAP
2 1 (3.57%) Web Services
2 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (7.14%) Replication
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.57%) Smartphone
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (89.29%) Test Automation
2 18 (64.29%) Scrum
3 17 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (28.57%) Acceptance Criteria
4 8 (28.57%) Test Strategy
5 7 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (25.00%) Kanban
5 7 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (21.43%) API Testing
6 6 (21.43%) Mentoring
6 6 (21.43%) SDET
6 6 (21.43%) User Stories
7 5 (17.86%) Coaching
7 5 (17.86%) Exploratory Testing
7 5 (17.86%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (17.86%) SDLC
7 5 (17.86%) Test Scripting
8 4 (14.29%) Software Testing
9 2 (7.14%) BDD
9 2 (7.14%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (60.71%) SQL
2 5 (17.86%) Python
3 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.57%) Java
4 1 (3.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (57.14%) ISTQB
2 7 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (39.29%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Salesforce.com