The table below looks at the statistics 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 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 52 79 79
Rank change year-on-year
+27 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 26 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 3.60% 0.55% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.63% 0.70% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 11 0 2
Average salary £50,000 - £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Test Automation
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
562 715 684
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 77.84% 78.06% 79.63%
Number of salaries quoted 475 628 613
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 15 September 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Oxford

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 41 (85.42%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (60.42%) Software Engineering
3 28 (58.33%) Java
3 28 (58.33%) XML
4 27 (56.25%) Oracle
4 27 (56.25%) TDD
4 27 (56.25%) Integration Testing
5 24 (50.00%) BDD
6 23 (47.92%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (47.92%) Spring
6 23 (47.92%) SQL
7 20 (41.67%) Degree
8 19 (39.58%) J2EE
8 19 (39.58%) HTML
8 19 (39.58%) Web Services
9 18 (37.50%) .NET
10 15 (31.25%) C#
10 15 (31.25%) Management Information System
10 15 (31.25%) Risk Management
10 15 (31.25%) ISEB
10 15 (31.25%) Legal
10 15 (31.25%) ISTQB
11 14 (29.17%) Software Testing
11 14 (29.17%) NUnit
11 14 (29.17%) Scrum
11 14 (29.17%) MbUnit
11 14 (29.17%) Publishing
12 13 (27.08%) User Stories
13 12 (25.00%) Big Data
14 11 (22.92%) Middleware

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 8 (16.67%) WebLogic
2 7 (14.58%) WebSphere
3 6 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (10.42%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (10.42%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (10.42%) IIS
4 5 (10.42%) SharePoint
5 4 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (8.33%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (4.17%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (2.08%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.17%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (25.00%) Big Data
2 11 (22.92%) NoSQL
2 11 (22.92%) Oracle Database
3 7 (14.58%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (14.58%) MongoDB
4 5 (10.42%) SQL Server
5 4 (8.33%) Oracle ODI
6 3 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 14 (29.17%) NUnit
1 14 (29.17%) MbUnit
2 7 (14.58%) Oracle Forms
2 7 (14.58%) JIRA
3 4 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 4 (8.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (6.25%) Bugzilla
4 3 (6.25%) Subversion
4 3 (6.25%) GDB
5 2 (4.17%) Selenium
5 2 (4.17%) JDeveloper
6 1 (2.08%) JUnit
6 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.08%) Maven
6 1 (2.08%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.08%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.08%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.08%) Cucumber
General
1 15 (31.25%) Legal
2 14 (29.17%) Publishing
3 8 (16.67%) Military
3 8 (16.67%) Manufacturing
3 8 (16.67%) Law
4 5 (10.42%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (52.08%) Software Engineer
2 23 (47.92%) Senior Software Engineer
3 14 (29.17%) Test Engineer
3 14 (29.17%) Senior Test Engineer
4 12 (25.00%) Developer
5 9 (18.75%) Senior Developer
5 9 (18.75%) Software Test Engineer
5 9 (18.75%) Senior Software Test Engineer
6 6 (12.50%) Java Engineer
6 6 (12.50%) Senior Java Engineer
6 6 (12.50%) Java Developer
7 4 (8.33%) Integration Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (8.33%) Software Integration Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Senior Integration Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Lead Software Engineer
9 1 (2.08%) Senior Tester
9 1 (2.08%) Lead Developer
9 1 (2.08%) Software Tester
9 1 (2.08%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (58.33%) XML
2 23 (47.92%) Spring
3 19 (39.58%) Web Services
3 19 (39.58%) HTML
3 19 (39.58%) J2EE
4 18 (37.50%) .NET
5 11 (22.92%) Middleware
6 10 (20.83%) EJB
7 5 (10.42%) SOAP
8 4 (8.33%) Struts
8 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET
8 4 (8.33%) COM
8 4 (8.33%) XML Schema
8 4 (8.33%) Java EE
8 4 (8.33%) Spring MVC
8 4 (8.33%) EJB 3.0
8 4 (8.33%) RESTful
9 2 (4.17%) OC4J
10 1 (2.08%) XSLT
10 1 (2.08%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (31.25%) Management Information System
2 5 (10.42%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (8.33%) Clustering
3 4 (8.33%) Data Integration
4 3 (6.25%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (6.25%) Firmware
5 2 (4.17%) Mathematics
5 2 (4.17%) Physics
5 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.08%) ASIC
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (85.42%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (60.42%) Software Engineering
3 27 (56.25%) TDD
3 27 (56.25%) Integration Testing
4 24 (50.00%) BDD
5 23 (47.92%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (31.25%) Risk Management
7 14 (29.17%) Software Testing
7 14 (29.17%) Scrum
8 13 (27.08%) User Stories
9 8 (16.67%) Performance Testing
9 8 (16.67%) DNA
10 5 (10.42%) Unit Testing
10 5 (10.42%) Validation
10 5 (10.42%) Migration
10 5 (10.42%) System Testing
11 4 (8.33%) Data Modelling
11 4 (8.33%) SOA
11 4 (8.33%) ETL
11 4 (8.33%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 28 (58.33%) Java
2 23 (47.92%) SQL
3 15 (31.25%) C#
4 5 (10.42%) VBScript
5 4 (8.33%) VB
5 4 (8.33%) VB.NET
5 4 (8.33%) Python
5 4 (8.33%) Perl
6 3 (6.25%) C
6 3 (6.25%) C++
7 2 (4.17%) Embedded C
7 2 (4.17%) Embedded C++
7 2 (4.17%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 20 (41.67%) Degree
2 15 (31.25%) ISEB
2 15 (31.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) JTAG
2 2 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.08%) KVM
Vendors
1 27 (56.25%) Oracle
2 6 (12.50%) IBM
2 6 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.08%) HP
3 1 (2.08%) VMware
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