The median annual salary for a Tester was £46,250 in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 3 months to 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 93 111
Rank change year-on-year -3 +18  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 21 34 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.55% 2.08% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.60% 2.17% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 18 23 10
Median salary £46,250 £30,000 £28,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +54.16% +6.19%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £23,500 £21,200
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £47,500 £43,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,750 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +13.57% -  

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 1310 1569 1542
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 96.39% 95.79% 96.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1119 1292 1299
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +18 11 £47,500 - 3
Abingdon +35 3 £45,000 +122.22% 1
Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 36 (65.45%) Test Automation
2 26 (47.27%) Windows
3 20 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (34.55%) SQL Server
5 18 (32.73%) QA
6 17 (30.91%) Microsoft
7 16 (29.09%) Software Testing
8 14 (25.45%) Java
9 13 (23.64%) Selenium
9 13 (23.64%) Test Scripting
10 12 (21.82%) C++
10 12 (21.82%) ISEB
10 12 (21.82%) Mentoring
11 11 (20.00%) System Testing
11 11 (20.00%) Functional Testing
12 10 (18.18%) Test Strategy
12 10 (18.18%) C
13 9 (16.36%) Python
13 9 (16.36%) Finance
13 9 (16.36%) Penetration Testing
13 9 (16.36%) ISTQB
13 9 (16.36%) Degree
13 9 (16.36%) Mobile App
14 8 (14.55%) Windows Server
14 8 (14.55%) Windows Vista
14 8 (14.55%) Security Cleared
14 8 (14.55%) Manual Testing
14 8 (14.55%) C#
14 8 (14.55%) Web Services
15 7 (12.73%) Risk Assessment

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:

Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.27%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (5.45%) SaaS
4 1 (1.82%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.27%) Network Security
2 1 (1.82%) Firewall
2 1 (1.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (34.55%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.82%) Big Data
4 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 13 (23.64%) Selenium
2 7 (12.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (9.09%) Cucumber
4 4 (7.27%) JUnit
5 3 (5.45%) Metasploit
6 2 (3.64%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.82%) JIRA
7 1 (1.82%) SpecFlow
General
1 9 (16.36%) Finance
2 6 (10.91%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.64%) Aerospace
3 2 (3.64%) Automotive
3 2 (3.64%) Banking
3 2 (3.64%) Retail
4 1 (1.82%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.55%) Web Services
2 7 (12.73%) Gherkin
3 4 (7.27%) .NET
3 4 (7.27%) COM
3 4 (7.27%) Silverlight
4 2 (3.64%) HTML
4 2 (3.64%) XML
5 1 (1.82%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.36%) Mobile App
2 6 (10.91%) User Experience
3 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.27%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (7.27%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (7.27%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (5.45%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.82%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.82%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 26 (47.27%) Windows
2 8 (14.55%) Windows Server
2 8 (14.55%) Windows Vista
3 6 (10.91%) Linux
4 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (7.27%) Kali Linux
5 4 (7.27%) Windows 7
5 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (7.27%) Windows XP
6 3 (5.45%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.64%) Android
8 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (65.45%) Test Automation
2 20 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (29.09%) Software Testing
4 13 (23.64%) Test Scripting
5 12 (21.82%) Mentoring
6 11 (20.00%) Functional Testing
6 11 (20.00%) System Testing
7 10 (18.18%) Test Strategy
8 9 (16.36%) Penetration Testing
9 8 (14.55%) Manual Testing
10 7 (12.73%) Exploratory Testing
10 7 (12.73%) OWASP
10 7 (12.73%) Risk Assessment
10 7 (12.73%) User Stories
11 6 (10.91%) Coaching
12 5 (9.09%) Ethical Hacking
12 5 (9.09%) Integration Testing
13 4 (7.27%) Artificial Intelligence
13 4 (7.27%) Continuous Improvement
13 4 (7.27%) Scalability Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.45%) Java
2 12 (21.82%) C++
3 10 (18.18%) C
4 9 (16.36%) Python
5 8 (14.55%) C#
6 6 (10.91%) Perl
7 5 (9.09%) SQL
7 5 (9.09%) VB
8 4 (7.27%) Bash Shell
8 4 (7.27%) T-SQL
9 2 (3.64%) MATLAB
9 2 (3.64%) Ruby
9 2 (3.64%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.82%) PHP
10 1 (1.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (21.82%) ISEB
2 9 (16.36%) Degree
2 9 (16.36%) ISTQB
3 8 (14.55%) Security Cleared
4 7 (12.73%) CEH
4 7 (12.73%) OSCP
5 6 (10.91%) CHECK Team Member
6 5 (9.09%) CREST Certified
7 4 (7.27%) GIAC
7 4 (7.27%) GPEN
7 4 (7.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (7.27%) SC Cleared
8 3 (5.45%) Cyber Scheme
9 2 (3.64%) CHECK Team Leader
9 2 (3.64%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (1.82%) CISSP
10 1 (1.82%) CLAS
10 1 (1.82%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (32.73%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.82%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (12.73%) Nessus
2 6 (10.91%) Nmap
3 4 (7.27%) Defensics
3 4 (7.27%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 17 (30.91%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.27%) Codenomicon
2 4 (7.27%) Coverity
2 4 (7.27%) Qualys
Oxford, Oxfordshire
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Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + bonus, bens
Posted: 20 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Kidlington
Bluetown Online LTD
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Oxford
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + car, pension, certification
Posted: 15 days ago