The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 74 68
Rank change year-on-year +12 -6  
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 15 4 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 2.15% 0.62% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.46% 0.72% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 13 4 6
Median salary £29,000 £50,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -42.00% +66.66%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Automated Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Oxford
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 610 554 628
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 87.52% 85.36% 89.59%
Number of salaries quoted 528 498 512
Median salary £42,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,300 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £75,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in Oxford

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing in Oxford.

Salary trend for Automated Testing in Oxford

Automated Testing
Salary Histogram in Oxford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automated Testing in Oxford over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Automated Testing in Oxford

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT jobs citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Oxford region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 20 (64.52%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
3 10 (32.26%) ISEB
3 10 (32.26%) Windows
3 10 (32.26%) ISTQB
3 10 (32.26%) System Testing
3 10 (32.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (29.03%) Gherkin
5 8 (25.81%) Git (software)
5 8 (25.81%) QA
6 6 (19.35%) HTML
6 6 (19.35%) Java
6 6 (19.35%) SQL
6 6 (19.35%) Subversion
6 6 (19.35%) Selenium
6 6 (19.35%) Manual Testing
7 5 (16.13%) BDD
7 5 (16.13%) TDD
7 5 (16.13%) Software Testing
7 5 (16.13%) JavaScript
7 5 (16.13%) PHP
7 5 (16.13%) MySQL
7 5 (16.13%) CSS
8 4 (12.90%) Oracle
8 4 (12.90%) PL/SQL
8 4 (12.90%) C#
8 4 (12.90%) C++
8 4 (12.90%) Linux
8 4 (12.90%) Internet
8 4 (12.90%) E-Commerce

Automated Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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 (3.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) DNS
1 4 (12.90%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) MySQL
2 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (32.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (25.81%) Git (software)
3 6 (19.35%) Selenium
3 6 (19.35%) Subversion
4 4 (12.90%) PHPUnit
5 3 (9.68%) WebDriver
6 2 (6.45%) JIRA
7 1 (3.23%) Appium
7 1 (3.23%) Gradle
7 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
7 1 (3.23%) JMeter
7 1 (3.23%) Maven
7 1 (3.23%) Ranorex
General
1 4 (12.90%) Marketing
2 3 (9.68%) Games
3 1 (3.23%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Analyst
1 11 (35.48%) Test Analyst
2 10 (32.26%) Developer
3 9 (29.03%) IT Analyst
4 8 (25.81%) Tester
5 5 (16.13%) PHP Developer
6 4 (12.90%) Automation Tester
6 4 (12.90%) Java Developer
6 4 (12.90%) QA Tester
6 4 (12.90%) Selenium Tester
6 4 (12.90%) Software Tester
7 3 (9.68%) Junior
7 3 (9.68%) Junior Tester
7 3 (9.68%) Mobile Tester
7 3 (9.68%) Web Tester
8 2 (6.45%) Graduate
8 2 (6.45%) HTML Developer
8 2 (6.45%) QA Manager
8 2 (6.45%) Senior Developer
8 2 (6.45%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (29.03%) Gherkin
2 6 (19.35%) HTML
3 5 (16.13%) CSS
4 4 (12.90%) Hibernate
4 4 (12.90%) JMS
4 4 (12.90%) JPA
4 4 (12.90%) Spring
4 4 (12.90%) Vaadin
5 3 (9.68%) jQuery
5 3 (9.68%) Laravel
5 3 (9.68%) Symfony
5 3 (9.68%) Web Services
6 2 (6.45%) Behat
6 2 (6.45%) Doctrine
6 2 (6.45%) HTML5
6 2 (6.45%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (3.23%) CSS3
7 1 (3.23%) Entity Framework
7 1 (3.23%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.45%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (6.45%) User Experience
3 1 (3.23%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 10 (32.26%) Windows
2 4 (12.90%) Linux
3 2 (6.45%) Unix
4 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (64.52%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (32.26%) System Testing
3 6 (19.35%) Manual Testing
4 5 (16.13%) BDD
4 5 (16.13%) Software Testing
4 5 (16.13%) TDD
5 4 (12.90%) E-Commerce
5 4 (12.90%) Release Management
5 4 (12.90%) Scrum
5 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
6 3 (9.68%) MVC
6 3 (9.68%) OOP
7 2 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (6.45%) DevOps
7 2 (6.45%) DSDM
7 2 (6.45%) Functional Testing
7 2 (6.45%) Game Development
7 2 (6.45%) Integration Testing
7 2 (6.45%) Kanban
7 2 (6.45%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) Java
1 6 (19.35%) SQL
2 5 (16.13%) JavaScript
2 5 (16.13%) PHP
3 4 (12.90%) C#
3 4 (12.90%) C++
3 4 (12.90%) PL/SQL
4 2 (6.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (32.26%) ISEB
1 10 (32.26%) ISTQB
2 4 (12.90%) Degree
3 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.81%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Docker
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.90%) Oracle
3 2 (6.45%) Facebook
3 2 (6.45%) Perforce
4 1 (3.23%) Zend