Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 43 35
Rank change year-on-year +26 -8 +25
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 176 90 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 11.23% 6.12% 6.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.33% 6.95% 8.14%
Number of salaries quoted 180 82 90
Oxford median annual salary £50,000 £43,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.61% +8.13% -20.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,000 £26,125
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £50,450
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.36% +4.71% -15.00%

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Oxford
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1427 1295 1400
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 91.07% 88.04% 85.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1239 1125 1120
Oxford median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £30,650 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £63,750 £63,750
Oxfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +6.36%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxford.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation 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 in Oxford.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Oxford

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Oxford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Oxford over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Oxford

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 118 (67.05%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (50.00%) Python
3 85 (48.30%) QA
4 81 (46.02%) Selenium
5 64 (36.36%) Java
6 55 (31.25%) Git (software)
7 50 (28.41%) Continuous Improvement
8 49 (27.84%) Scrum
9 43 (24.43%) C++
10 42 (23.86%) Software Engineering
11 40 (22.73%) .NET
12 39 (22.16%) JIRA
13 38 (21.59%) C#
13 38 (21.59%) JavaScript
14 37 (21.02%) SQL
14 37 (21.02%) Amazon AWS
15 36 (20.45%) Microsoft
16 35 (19.89%) HTML
17 34 (19.32%) Team Foundation Server
17 34 (19.32%) Manual Testing
17 34 (19.32%) Jenkins
18 33 (18.75%) MVC
19 32 (18.18%) ASP.NET
19 32 (18.18%) HTML5
20 30 (17.05%) NServiceBus
20 30 (17.05%) MCPD
20 30 (17.05%) MCP
20 30 (17.05%) Microsoft Certification
20 30 (17.05%) Event-Driven Architecture
20 30 (17.05%) Kendo UI

Test Automation
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:

Application Platforms
1 30 (17.05%) NServiceBus
2 16 (9.09%) Confluence
3 14 (7.95%) Sitefinity
4 9 (5.11%) Apache Spark
4 9 (5.11%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (4.55%) Apache Solr
6 7 (3.98%) Apache
6 7 (3.98%) nginx
7 6 (3.41%) Jetty
7 6 (3.41%) Tomcat
8 4 (2.27%) JBoss
9 1 (0.57%) CMS
9 1 (0.57%) Drupal
9 1 (0.57%) IIS
9 1 (0.57%) Perch
Cloud Services
1 37 (21.02%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (10.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (9.09%) Google Cloud Platform
4 14 (7.95%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (2.84%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (1.70%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.14%) Internet
1 2 (1.14%) IPv4
1 2 (1.14%) IPv6
1 2 (1.14%) Network Security
2 1 (0.57%) DNS
2 1 (0.57%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.09%) SSDT
2 13 (7.39%) Big Data
3 6 (3.41%) Oracle Database
3 6 (3.41%) RDBMS
3 6 (3.41%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.84%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.84%) Text Mining
5 4 (2.27%) MySQL
5 4 (2.27%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.70%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.70%) Apache Hive
6 3 (1.70%) Spark SQL
7 2 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.57%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 81 (46.02%) Selenium
2 55 (31.25%) Git (software)
3 39 (22.16%) JIRA
4 34 (19.32%) Jenkins
4 34 (19.32%) Team Foundation Server
5 29 (16.48%) Cucumber
6 26 (14.77%) JUnit
7 18 (10.23%) SoapUI
8 14 (7.95%) Octopus Deploy
9 12 (6.82%) Subversion
10 10 (5.68%) Talend Open Studio
11 9 (5.11%) Eclipse
11 9 (5.11%) PyCharm
12 8 (4.55%) JMeter
13 6 (3.41%) Maven
14 5 (2.84%) Gradle
14 5 (2.84%) WebDriver
15 3 (1.70%) GDB
16 2 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 2 (1.14%) Bitbucket
General
1 8 (4.55%) Publishing
2 2 (1.14%) Finance
3 1 (0.57%) Electronics
3 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.57%) Marketing
3 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 56 (31.82%) Test Engineer
2 51 (28.98%) Developer
3 43 (24.43%) Test Automation Engineer
4 30 (17.05%) Applications Developer
5 26 (14.77%) QA Engineer
6 25 (14.20%) Tester
7 24 (13.64%) Analyst
7 24 (13.64%) Test Analyst
8 20 (11.36%) Senior Developer
9 19 (10.80%) Senior Applications Developer
10 18 (10.23%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
10 18 (10.23%) Senior Test Engineer
11 16 (9.09%) QA Test Engineer
11 16 (9.09%) Web Applications Developer
11 16 (9.09%) Web Developer
12 15 (8.52%) Java Engineer
12 15 (8.52%) QA Analyst
12 15 (8.52%) QA Test Analyst
13 14 (7.95%) Software Tester
14 12 (6.82%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (22.73%) .NET
2 35 (19.89%) HTML
3 32 (18.18%) ASP.NET
3 32 (18.18%) HTML5
4 30 (17.05%) Kendo UI
5 21 (11.93%) CSS
6 20 (11.36%) Web Services
7 17 (9.66%) .NET Framework
7 17 (9.66%) CSS3
8 16 (9.09%) Ajax
9 14 (7.95%) Entity Framework
10 12 (6.82%) RESTful
10 12 (6.82%) SOAP
11 11 (6.25%) AngularJS
11 11 (6.25%) Django
12 10 (5.68%) Spring
13 8 (4.55%) Lucene
13 8 (4.55%) Natural Language Processing
14 6 (3.41%) Elastic Stack
14 6 (3.41%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.98%) Computer Science
2 5 (2.84%) Algorithms
2 5 (2.84%) Linked Data
3 4 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (1.70%) ASIC
4 3 (1.70%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (1.70%) Reinsurance
4 3 (1.70%) Semantic Web
4 3 (1.70%) User Experience
5 2 (1.14%) Life Science
5 2 (1.14%) Replication
6 1 (0.57%) Blog
6 1 (0.57%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.57%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 19 (10.80%) Linux
2 11 (6.25%) Windows
3 1 (0.57%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (67.05%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (28.41%) Continuous Improvement
3 49 (27.84%) Scrum
4 42 (23.86%) Software Engineering
5 34 (19.32%) Manual Testing
6 33 (18.75%) MVC
7 30 (17.05%) Event-Driven Architecture
7 30 (17.05%) Microservices
7 30 (17.05%) SOLID
8 28 (15.91%) Software Testing
9 25 (14.20%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (11.93%) TDD
11 20 (11.36%) User Stories
12 19 (10.80%) Test Scripting
12 19 (10.80%) Web Development
13 18 (10.23%) Mentoring
14 16 (9.09%) Process Improvement
15 14 (7.95%) Coaching
16 12 (6.82%) BDD
16 12 (6.82%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 88 (50.00%) Python
2 64 (36.36%) Java
3 43 (24.43%) C++
4 38 (21.59%) C#
4 38 (21.59%) JavaScript
5 37 (21.02%) SQL
6 29 (16.48%) C
7 15 (8.52%) Ruby
8 11 (6.25%) Bash Shell
9 6 (3.41%) Scala
9 6 (3.41%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.27%) Perl
11 3 (1.70%) Assembly Language
11 3 (1.70%) PHP
11 3 (1.70%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.14%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.57%) Groovy
13 1 (0.57%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (17.05%) MCP
1 30 (17.05%) MCPD
1 30 (17.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (6.25%) Degree
3 6 (3.41%) ISTQB
4 5 (2.84%) ISEB
5 1 (0.57%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (48.30%) QA
2 3 (1.70%) JTAG
System Software
1 6 (3.41%) Firmware
2 5 (2.84%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (1.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (3.41%) Puppet
2 4 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.70%) Ansible
4 2 (1.14%) Terraform
5 1 (0.57%) Mesos
Vendors
1 36 (20.45%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.09%) Google
3 10 (5.68%) Oracle
3 10 (5.68%) Talend
4 3 (1.70%) Perforce
5 1 (0.57%) Capita