The first table below looks at the demand for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Oxford region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 60 76 67
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -9
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 14 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 1.81% 0.52% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.38% 0.70% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 14 0 2
Average salary £50,000 - £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
589 712 508
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 76.20% 73.71% 72.57%
Number of salaries quoted 536 615 452
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £68,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Test Automation
Oxfordshire

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Oxford region.

Test Automation Salary Trend in Oxford

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Oxford

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Oxford region citing Test Automation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Automation.

1 31 (91.18%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (61.76%) Degree
3 18 (52.94%) ISEB
3 18 (52.94%) ISTQB
4 17 (50.00%) MbUnit
4 17 (50.00%) C#
4 17 (50.00%) NUnit
5 16 (47.06%) .NET
5 16 (47.06%) Software Testing
5 16 (47.06%) User Stories
6 15 (44.12%) Integration Testing
6 15 (44.12%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (44.12%) J2EE
6 15 (44.12%) HTML
6 15 (44.12%) Java
6 15 (44.12%) Web Services
6 15 (44.12%) XML
6 15 (44.12%) TDD
6 15 (44.12%) Spring
6 15 (44.12%) Software Engineering
7 14 (41.18%) SQL
7 14 (41.18%) Oracle
8 13 (38.24%) Scrum
9 12 (35.29%) Performance Testing
10 11 (32.35%) Amazon AWS
11 10 (29.41%) Military
11 10 (29.41%) Law
11 10 (29.41%) Manufacturing
11 10 (29.41%) Publishing
11 10 (29.41%) DNA

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Oxford region citing Test Automation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (5.88%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.94%) WebSphere Process Server
3 1 (2.94%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.94%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 11 (32.35%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.82%) Amazon S3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (29.41%) Big Data
2 9 (26.47%) NoSQL
3 8 (23.53%) MongoDB
4 4 (11.76%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (11.76%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (11.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 17 (50.00%) NUnit
1 17 (50.00%) MbUnit
2 3 (8.82%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (8.82%) JDeveloper
3 1 (2.94%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (2.94%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.94%) JMeter
3 1 (2.94%) Bugzilla
3 1 (2.94%) Subversion
3 1 (2.94%) Maven
3 1 (2.94%) SilkPerformer
3 1 (2.94%) JIRA
3 1 (2.94%) Selenium
3 1 (2.94%) GDB
3 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (29.41%) Law
1 10 (29.41%) Manufacturing
1 10 (29.41%) Publishing
1 10 (29.41%) Military
2 2 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (52.94%) Software Engineer
2 17 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 17 (50.00%) Senior Test Engineer
3 15 (44.12%) Senior Software Engineer
4 11 (32.35%) Software Test Engineer
4 11 (32.35%) Senior Software Test Engineer
5 8 (23.53%) Developer
6 6 (17.65%) Java Developer
7 5 (14.71%) Senior Developer
8 4 (11.76%) Senior Java Developer
9 2 (5.88%) Lead Software Engineer
10 1 (2.94%) Principal Engineer
10 1 (2.94%) Senior Software Tester
10 1 (2.94%) Test Consultant
10 1 (2.94%) Principal Software Engineer
10 1 (2.94%) Lead Developer
10 1 (2.94%) Software Tester
10 1 (2.94%) Consultant
10 1 (2.94%) Tester
10 1 (2.94%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (47.06%) .NET
2 15 (44.12%) J2EE
2 15 (44.12%) Web Services
2 15 (44.12%) XML
2 15 (44.12%) Spring
2 15 (44.12%) HTML
3 9 (26.47%) Middleware
4 3 (8.82%) OC4J
5 1 (2.94%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.94%) Spring MVC
5 1 (2.94%) XSLT
5 1 (2.94%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.94%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (2.94%) Firmware
2 1 (2.94%) ASIC
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (91.18%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (47.06%) Software Testing
2 16 (47.06%) User Stories
3 15 (44.12%) Integration Testing
3 15 (44.12%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (44.12%) TDD
3 15 (44.12%) Software Engineering
4 13 (38.24%) Scrum
5 12 (35.29%) Performance Testing
6 10 (29.41%) BDD
6 10 (29.41%) DNA
7 6 (17.65%) Validation
7 6 (17.65%) Unit Testing
8 5 (14.71%) System Testing
9 3 (8.82%) Workflow
10 2 (5.88%) OO
10 2 (5.88%) Risk Management
11 1 (2.94%) Service Management
11 1 (2.94%) MVC
11 1 (2.94%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (50.00%) C#
2 15 (44.12%) Java
3 14 (41.18%) SQL
4 3 (8.82%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.94%) C
5 1 (2.94%) Python
5 1 (2.94%) Perl
5 1 (2.94%) C++
Qualifications
1 21 (61.76%) Degree
2 18 (52.94%) ISEB
2 18 (52.94%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) JTAG
Vendors
1 14 (41.18%) Oracle
2 1 (2.94%) IBM
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
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