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 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 63 46
Rank change year-on-year +41 -17  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 74 22 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 10.41% 2.95% 4.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.49% 3.24% 5.11%
Number of salaries quoted 87 21 34
Median salary £45,000 £54,000 £41,875
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.66% +28.95%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,550 £37,500 £32,825
10% offered a salary of more than £84,000 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Test Automation 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 644 679 646
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 90.58% 91.14% 81.16%
Number of salaries quoted 2602 3112 2058
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £84,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Oxford

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 76 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (39.52%) Windows
3 41 (33.06%) Selenium
4 33 (26.61%) Python
5 30 (24.19%) Java
5 30 (24.19%) QA
5 30 (24.19%) Test Scripting
5 30 (24.19%) System Testing
6 29 (23.39%) TDD
6 29 (23.39%) ISTQB
7 28 (22.58%) SQL
7 28 (22.58%) Team Foundation Server
8 27 (21.77%) Microsoft
9 24 (19.35%) C++
9 24 (19.35%) Continuous Improvement
10 23 (18.55%) Gherkin
10 23 (18.55%) Git (software)
10 23 (18.55%) JIRA
10 23 (18.55%) ISEB
11 22 (17.74%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (17.74%) Functional Testing
12 20 (16.13%) RESTful
12 20 (16.13%) JavaScript
12 20 (16.13%) .NET
13 19 (15.32%) Linux
13 19 (15.32%) AngularJS
14 18 (14.52%) Amazon AWS
14 18 (14.52%) Manual Testing
14 18 (14.52%) Degree
14 18 (14.52%) Web Services

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 11 (8.87%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (8.06%) Apache Solr
2 10 (8.06%) Apache Spark
3 9 (7.26%) JBoss
4 8 (6.45%) Apache
4 8 (6.45%) nginx
5 7 (5.65%) Jetty
5 7 (5.65%) Tomcat
6 4 (3.23%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (14.52%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.65%) Amazon EMR
3 4 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.81%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.81%) Firewall
1 1 (0.81%) IPv4
1 1 (0.81%) IPv6
1 1 (0.81%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.71%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.87%) Big Data
3 7 (5.65%) Text Mining
4 4 (3.23%) MySQL
4 4 (3.23%) SSDT
5 3 (2.42%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (2.42%) Apache Hive
5 3 (2.42%) Spark SQL
6 1 (0.81%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.81%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 41 (33.06%) Selenium
2 28 (22.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (18.55%) Git (software)
3 23 (18.55%) JIRA
4 15 (12.10%) Jenkins
5 10 (8.06%) Subversion
6 9 (7.26%) Eclipse
6 9 (7.26%) Talend Open Studio
7 7 (5.65%) Cucumber
7 7 (5.65%) Gradle
8 4 (3.23%) HP UFT
8 4 (3.23%) JUnit
8 4 (3.23%) Zephyr
9 3 (2.42%) WebDriver
10 2 (1.61%) LabVIEW
10 2 (1.61%) PHPUnit
10 2 (1.61%) TestComplete
11 1 (0.81%) FitNesse
11 1 (0.81%) GDB
11 1 (0.81%) JMeter
General
1 17 (13.71%) Publishing
2 4 (3.23%) Banking
3 3 (2.42%) Finance
3 3 (2.42%) Marketing
3 3 (2.42%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.61%) Electronics
4 2 (1.61%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.81%) Military
5 1 (0.81%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (22.58%) Test Engineer
2 25 (20.16%) Developer
3 20 (16.13%) Analyst
3 20 (16.13%) Test Analyst
4 18 (14.52%) Tester
5 17 (13.71%) Test Automation Engineer
6 16 (12.90%) IT Analyst
7 10 (8.06%) Development Manager
8 9 (7.26%) Integration Developer
8 9 (7.26%) Java Developer
8 9 (7.26%) QA Engineer
8 9 (7.26%) Senior Tester
9 8 (6.45%) Development Engineer
9 8 (6.45%) Software Developer
9 8 (6.45%) Test Development Engineer
10 7 (5.65%) .NET Developer
10 7 (5.65%) Software Test Engineer
11 6 (4.84%) Consultant
11 6 (4.84%) Oracle Developer
11 6 (4.84%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (18.55%) Gherkin
2 20 (16.13%) .NET
2 20 (16.13%) RESTful
3 19 (15.32%) AngularJS
4 18 (14.52%) Web Services
5 11 (8.87%) ASP.NET
6 10 (8.06%) CSS
6 10 (8.06%) HTML
6 10 (8.06%) Lucene
6 10 (8.06%) Natural Language Processing
6 10 (8.06%) SOAP
7 9 (7.26%) .NET Framework
7 9 (7.26%) Apache Camel
7 9 (7.26%) Java EE
7 9 (7.26%) REST
7 9 (7.26%) Spring
7 9 (7.26%) XML
7 9 (7.26%) XML Schema
8 8 (6.45%) WPF
9 7 (5.65%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.29%) Computer Science
2 9 (7.26%) Algorithms
2 9 (7.26%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (6.45%) Mobile App
4 7 (5.65%) Linked Data
5 4 (3.23%) Virtual Team
6 3 (2.42%) Augmented Reality
6 3 (2.42%) Semantic Web
7 2 (1.61%) Life Science
7 2 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.61%) Reinsurance
8 1 (0.81%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.81%) ASIC
8 1 (0.81%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.81%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.81%) Replication
8 1 (0.81%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 49 (39.52%) Windows
2 19 (15.32%) Linux
3 4 (3.23%) Android
3 4 (3.23%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.81%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (24.19%) System Testing
2 30 (24.19%) Test Scripting
3 29 (23.39%) TDD
4 24 (19.35%) Continuous Improvement
5 22 (17.74%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (17.74%) Functional Testing
6 18 (14.52%) Manual Testing
7 16 (12.90%) Non-Functional Testing
8 15 (12.10%) MVC
9 13 (10.48%) Regression Testing
10 12 (9.68%) OO
10 12 (9.68%) Software Testing
11 11 (8.87%) BDD
11 11 (8.87%) Continuous Deployment
11 11 (8.87%) Machine Learning
11 11 (8.87%) Visualisation
12 10 (8.06%) Data Management
12 10 (8.06%) Data Visualisation
12 10 (8.06%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 33 (26.61%) Python
2 30 (24.19%) Java
3 28 (22.58%) SQL
4 24 (19.35%) C++
5 20 (16.13%) JavaScript
6 16 (12.90%) C#
7 14 (11.29%) Ruby
8 13 (10.48%) Bash Shell
9 9 (7.26%) T-SQL
10 8 (6.45%) C
11 7 (5.65%) Scala
12 3 (2.42%) Perl
12 3 (2.42%) PHP
13 2 (1.61%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.81%) Assembly Language
14 1 (0.81%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 29 (23.39%) ISTQB
2 23 (18.55%) ISEB
3 18 (14.52%) Degree
4 6 (4.84%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (3.23%) MCP
5 4 (3.23%) MCPD
5 4 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.23%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (24.19%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) JTAG
System Software
1 7 (5.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 5 (4.03%) Firmware
3 1 (0.81%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.61%) Puppet
2 1 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 27 (21.77%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.26%) Oracle
2 9 (7.26%) Talend
3 4 (3.23%) HP
4 2 (1.61%) Perforce
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