Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 83 147
Rank change year-on-year -9 +64 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 77 96 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 2.60% 3.27% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.70% 3.37% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 70 90 37
Oxfordshire median annual salary £40,000 £43,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.05% +33.85% -27.78%
10th Percentile £30,750 £22,725 £21,850
90th Percentile £63,750 £110,000 £45,250
South East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year - +9.59% +4.29%

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 2854 2849 3188
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.48% 97.10% 94.88%
Number of salaries quoted 2389 2324 2620
Oxfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £61,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

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 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 +27 46 £40,000 +14.29%
Abingdon +14 10 £47,500 +163.89% 1
Witney +3 4 - -
Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 48 (62.34%) Test Automation
2 38 (49.35%) QA
3 32 (41.56%) Software Testing
3 32 (41.56%) C
4 29 (37.66%) Python
4 29 (37.66%) JIRA
5 27 (35.06%) Confluence
6 25 (32.47%) Manual Testing
7 23 (29.87%) Degree
7 23 (29.87%) Selenium
8 22 (28.57%) Defect Tracking
9 21 (27.27%) Mentoring
9 21 (27.27%) Validation
10 20 (25.97%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (20.78%) CREST Certified
12 15 (19.48%) Computer Science
12 15 (19.48%) Test Strategy
13 14 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
14 13 (16.88%) Scrum
14 13 (16.88%) OSCP
15 12 (15.58%) C++
15 12 (15.58%) Java
15 12 (15.58%) SQL
15 12 (15.58%) Information Security
16 11 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
17 10 (12.99%) User Acceptance Testing
17 10 (12.99%) Customer Engagement
18 9 (11.69%) Cucumber
18 9 (11.69%) Coaching
19 8 (10.39%) JUnit

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 27 (35.06%) Confluence
2 3 (3.90%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.39%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (10.39%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (3.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.49%) Broadband
2 4 (5.19%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.30%) Big Data
2 1 (1.30%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 29 (37.66%) JIRA
2 23 (29.87%) Selenium
3 9 (11.69%) Cucumber
4 8 (10.39%) JUnit
5 4 (5.19%) Git (software)
5 4 (5.19%) Visual Studio
6 3 (3.90%) Metasploit
6 3 (3.90%) Subversion
6 3 (3.90%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.30%) Appium
7 1 (1.30%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.30%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.30%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.30%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (6.49%) Games
2 3 (3.90%) Aerospace
2 3 (3.90%) Automotive
2 3 (3.90%) Finance
2 3 (3.90%) Retail
3 2 (2.60%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.90%) HTML
1 3 (3.90%) Web Services
2 1 (1.30%) .NET
2 1 (1.30%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.48%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.49%) Replication
3 4 (5.19%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.19%) Windows
2 3 (3.90%) Linux
3 1 (1.30%) Android
3 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (62.34%) Test Automation
2 32 (41.56%) Software Testing
3 25 (32.47%) Manual Testing
4 22 (28.57%) Defect Tracking
5 21 (27.27%) Mentoring
5 21 (27.27%) Validation
6 20 (25.97%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (19.48%) Test Strategy
8 14 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
9 13 (16.88%) Scrum
10 12 (15.58%) Information Security
11 11 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
12 10 (12.99%) Customer Engagement
12 10 (12.99%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (11.69%) Coaching
14 8 (10.39%) Artificial Intelligence
14 8 (10.39%) Information Assurance
14 8 (10.39%) Test Scripting
15 7 (9.09%) Software Engineering
16 6 (7.79%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (41.56%) C
2 29 (37.66%) Python
3 12 (15.58%) C++
3 12 (15.58%) Java
3 12 (15.58%) SQL
4 3 (3.90%) Perl
4 3 (3.90%) Ruby
4 3 (3.90%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.60%) C#
6 1 (1.30%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.30%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 23 (29.87%) Degree
2 16 (20.78%) CREST Certified
3 13 (16.88%) OSCP
4 7 (9.09%) ISTQB
5 6 (7.79%) CHECK Team Member
6 3 (3.90%) CEH
6 3 (3.90%) CHECK Team Leader
6 3 (3.90%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (3.90%) Cyber Scheme
6 3 (3.90%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.90%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.30%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (49.35%) QA
2 1 (1.30%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.30%) GDPR
2 1 (1.30%) IASME
System Software
1 1 (1.30%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (3.90%) Nessus
1 3 (3.90%) Nmap
Vendors
1 1 (1.30%) Microsoft