The first table below looks at the demand for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 31 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 Oxfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 96 107 109
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 20 15 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.27% 0.85% 0.070%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 1.16% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 19 8 1
Average salary £50,000 £42,783 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.87% +31.63%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1217 1296 984
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 77.47% 73.59% 68.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1063 1116 881
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Oxfordshire

Test Automation
Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +15 13 £50,000 - 3
Kidlington - 6 £50,000 - 1
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 49 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (57.14%) TDD
3 31 (55.36%) Spring
3 31 (55.36%) Software Engineering
3 31 (55.36%) Integration Testing
3 31 (55.36%) Continuous Integration
3 31 (55.36%) HTML
3 31 (55.36%) Java
3 31 (55.36%) J2EE
3 31 (55.36%) Web Services
3 31 (55.36%) XML
4 30 (53.57%) SQL
5 27 (48.21%) Oracle
5 27 (48.21%) Degree
6 25 (44.64%) BDD
7 24 (42.86%) Scrum
8 20 (35.71%) ISTQB
9 19 (33.93%) Big Data
9 19 (33.93%) ISEB
10 18 (32.14%) C#
10 18 (32.14%) Middleware
10 18 (32.14%) NoSQL
10 18 (32.14%) MbUnit
10 18 (32.14%) Software Testing
10 18 (32.14%) NUnit
11 17 (30.36%) User Stories
11 17 (30.36%) .NET
12 14 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
13 12 (21.43%) Performance Testing
13 12 (21.43%) Publishing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 4 (7.14%) WebLogic
1 4 (7.14%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (3.57%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.79%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.79%) WebSphere Process Server
Cloud Services
1 14 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.14%) Amazon S3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (33.93%) Big Data
2 18 (32.14%) NoSQL
3 10 (17.86%) MongoDB
4 5 (8.93%) Oracle Database
4 5 (8.93%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (8.93%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 18 (32.14%) MbUnit
1 18 (32.14%) NUnit
2 4 (7.14%) JDeveloper
2 4 (7.14%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (3.57%) Selenium
3 2 (3.57%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.57%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (1.79%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.79%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.79%) JMeter
4 1 (1.79%) GDB
4 1 (1.79%) Maven
4 1 (1.79%) Subversion
4 1 (1.79%) JIRA
4 1 (1.79%) SilkPerformer
General
1 12 (21.43%) Publishing
2 10 (17.86%) Military
2 10 (17.86%) Manufacturing
2 10 (17.86%) Law
3 2 (3.57%) Legal
4 1 (1.79%) Finance
4 1 (1.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (55.36%) Software Engineer
2 27 (48.21%) Senior Software Engineer
3 19 (33.93%) Test Engineer
4 18 (32.14%) Senior Test Engineer
5 12 (21.43%) Senior Software Test Engineer
5 12 (21.43%) Software Test Engineer
6 11 (19.64%) Developer
7 10 (17.86%) Java Software Engineer
8 9 (16.07%) Senior Java Software Engineer
8 9 (16.07%) Java Developer
9 7 (12.50%) Senior Developer
10 6 (10.71%) Senior Java Developer
11 2 (3.57%) Principal Engineer
11 2 (3.57%) Lead Software Engineer
11 2 (3.57%) Senior Software Tester
11 2 (3.57%) Tester
11 2 (3.57%) Software Tester
11 2 (3.57%) Principal Software Engineer
11 2 (3.57%) Senior Tester
11 2 (3.57%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (55.36%) Spring
1 31 (55.36%) HTML
1 31 (55.36%) J2EE
1 31 (55.36%) Web Services
1 31 (55.36%) XML
2 18 (32.14%) Middleware
3 17 (30.36%) .NET
4 4 (7.14%) OC4J
4 4 (7.14%) Spring MVC
5 1 (1.79%) EJB
5 1 (1.79%) XSLT
5 1 (1.79%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.79%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
1 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.79%) Firmware
2 1 (1.79%) ASIC
2 1 (1.79%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.79%) Mac OS X
1 1 (1.79%) UNIX
1 1 (1.79%) Windows
1 1 (1.79%) Linux
1 1 (1.79%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (57.14%) TDD
3 31 (55.36%) Software Engineering
3 31 (55.36%) Integration Testing
3 31 (55.36%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (44.64%) BDD
5 24 (42.86%) Scrum
6 18 (32.14%) Software Testing
7 17 (30.36%) User Stories
8 12 (21.43%) Performance Testing
9 10 (17.86%) DNA
10 7 (12.50%) Validation
11 6 (10.71%) Unit Testing
12 5 (8.93%) System Testing
13 4 (7.14%) MVC
13 4 (7.14%) Workflow
14 2 (3.57%) Automated Testing
14 2 (3.57%) Automation Testing
14 2 (3.57%) Risk Management
14 2 (3.57%) OO
Programming Languages
1 31 (55.36%) Java
2 30 (53.57%) SQL
3 18 (32.14%) C#
4 4 (7.14%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.57%) Perl
5 2 (3.57%) Python
6 1 (1.79%) C++
6 1 (1.79%) C
Qualifications
1 27 (48.21%) Degree
2 20 (35.71%) ISTQB
3 19 (33.93%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) JTAG
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) KVM
1 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 27 (48.21%) Oracle
2 2 (3.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.79%) IBM
3 1 (1.79%) VMware
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