Period
to 25 May 2018

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 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 30 79
Rank change year-on-year +12 +49 +2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 180 104 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 10.95% 7.75% 2.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.91% 8.57% 3.23%
Number of salaries quoted 179 119 33
Oxford median annual salary £50,000 £37,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -18.48% +21.05%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £66,000 £84,000 £54,000
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +25.00% -5.88% +11.84%

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 1,511 1,214 1,207
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 91.91% 90.46% 89.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1,406 1,002 1,071
Oxford median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -13.27% +8.89%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £68,750
Oxfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% -7.61% +8.24%

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 25 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Oxford

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Oxford region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 137 (76.11%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (37.78%) SQL
3 67 (37.22%) Selenium
4 58 (32.22%) Continuous Integration
5 57 (31.67%) QA
6 52 (28.89%) Java
7 51 (28.33%) Python
8 47 (26.11%) TDD
8 47 (26.11%) JIRA
9 46 (25.56%) Amazon AWS
10 45 (25.00%) ISTQB
11 42 (23.33%) Confluence
12 41 (22.78%) JavaScript
13 40 (22.22%) Scrum
14 36 (20.00%) BDD
14 36 (20.00%) Test Strategy
15 34 (18.89%) Coaching
15 34 (18.89%) Exploratory Testing
16 32 (17.78%) AngularJS
17 30 (16.67%) Mentoring
18 29 (16.11%) Cucumber
19 28 (15.56%) HTML
19 28 (15.56%) Software Engineering
20 27 (15.00%) .NET
21 26 (14.44%) SQL Server
22 24 (13.33%) C++
22 24 (13.33%) Ruby
22 24 (13.33%) Git (software)
22 24 (13.33%) Microservices
22 24 (13.33%) Jenkins

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 42 (23.33%) Confluence
2 6 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (2.78%) Apache
3 5 (2.78%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.22%) Apache Solr
4 4 (2.22%) Apache Spark
4 4 (2.22%) Jetty
4 4 (2.22%) nginx
5 3 (1.67%) Tornado
6 2 (1.11%) NServiceBus
6 2 (1.11%) Sitefinity
7 1 (0.56%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 46 (25.56%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (10.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (7.78%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (5.56%) GitHub
5 3 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.11%) Akamai
6 2 (1.11%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (1.11%) Serverless
7 1 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.56%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.56%) SMS
1 1 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (14.44%) SQL Server
2 22 (12.22%) MongoDB
3 21 (11.67%) NoSQL
4 19 (10.56%) RDBMS
4 19 (10.56%) Relational Database
5 16 (8.89%) Apache Cassandra
6 9 (5.00%) Big Data
7 7 (3.89%) SSDT
8 5 (2.78%) Oracle Database
9 4 (2.22%) MySQL
9 4 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.67%) Redis
11 2 (1.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (1.11%) Apache Hive
11 2 (1.11%) Spark SQL
11 2 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.56%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 67 (37.22%) Selenium
2 47 (26.11%) JIRA
3 29 (16.11%) Cucumber
4 24 (13.33%) Git (software)
4 24 (13.33%) Jenkins
5 15 (8.33%) WebDriver
6 11 (6.11%) GDB
7 10 (5.56%) HP UFT
7 10 (5.56%) LoadRunner
7 10 (5.56%) Zephyr
8 9 (5.00%) Octopus Deploy
8 9 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (3.89%) Subversion
10 6 (3.33%) Hudson
10 6 (3.33%) SoapUI
11 5 (2.78%) JUnit
11 5 (2.78%) Maven
12 3 (1.67%) Ant
12 3 (1.67%) Robot Framework
12 3 (1.67%) TestComplete
General
1 18 (10.00%) Retail
2 17 (9.44%) Finance
3 3 (1.67%) Advertising
4 1 (0.56%) Games
4 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 50 (27.78%) Developer
2 46 (25.56%) Tester
3 34 (18.89%) Analyst
4 32 (17.78%) Test Analyst
5 28 (15.56%) Automation Tester
6 21 (11.67%) Software Developer
7 20 (11.11%) Agile Tester
7 20 (11.11%) Test Engineer
8 19 (10.56%) Python Developer
8 19 (10.56%) QA Engineer
9 17 (9.44%) Software Engineer
10 16 (8.89%) Automation Test Analyst
11 15 (8.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
12 13 (7.22%) Cloud Engineer
12 13 (7.22%) QA Analyst
12 13 (7.22%) QA Automation Engineer
12 13 (7.22%) Test Automation Engineer
13 12 (6.67%) Agile Test Analyst
13 12 (6.67%) Software Tester
14 11 (6.11%) Firmware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (17.78%) AngularJS
2 28 (15.56%) HTML
3 27 (15.00%) .NET
4 22 (12.22%) Django
4 22 (12.22%) Web Services
5 18 (10.00%) RESTful
6 17 (9.44%) HTML5
7 14 (7.78%) Backbone.js
7 14 (7.78%) Gherkin
7 14 (7.78%) Ruby on Rails
8 11 (6.11%) Flash
9 10 (5.56%) jQuery
10 9 (5.00%) .NET Framework
10 9 (5.00%) CSS
10 9 (5.00%) Node.js
10 9 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 7 (3.89%) ASP.NET
11 7 (3.89%) SOAP
11 7 (3.89%) WinForms
12 6 (3.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.67%) Computer Science
2 20 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 15 (8.33%) User Experience
4 11 (6.11%) ASIC
4 11 (6.11%) Blog
4 11 (6.11%) Cloud Native
4 11 (6.11%) Embedded Systems
5 9 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (3.33%) Reinsurance
7 5 (2.78%) Semantic Web
8 3 (1.67%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.67%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.11%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.11%) Replication
10 1 (0.56%) Linked Data
10 1 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.56%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 17 (9.44%) Windows
2 7 (3.89%) Linux
3 2 (1.11%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (76.11%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (32.22%) Continuous Integration
3 47 (26.11%) TDD
4 40 (22.22%) Scrum
5 36 (20.00%) BDD
5 36 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 34 (18.89%) Coaching
6 34 (18.89%) Exploratory Testing
7 30 (16.67%) Mentoring
8 28 (15.56%) Software Engineering
9 24 (13.33%) Microservices
10 23 (12.78%) Project Management
11 22 (12.22%) Continuous Improvement
12 21 (11.67%) Continuous Delivery
13 18 (10.00%) Kanban
13 18 (10.00%) Manual Testing
14 17 (9.44%) DevOps
15 16 (8.89%) Low Latency
16 15 (8.33%) Process Improvement
17 14 (7.78%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 68 (37.78%) SQL
2 52 (28.89%) Java
3 51 (28.33%) Python
4 41 (22.78%) JavaScript
5 24 (13.33%) C++
5 24 (13.33%) Ruby
6 19 (10.56%) C#
7 18 (10.00%) T-SQL
8 13 (7.22%) Perl
9 11 (6.11%) C
10 10 (5.56%) Go
11 8 (4.44%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.67%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.67%) Java 8
13 2 (1.11%) Groovy
13 2 (1.11%) Scala
14 1 (0.56%) ES6
14 1 (0.56%) Kotlin
14 1 (0.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 45 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 11 (6.11%) Degree
3 10 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (5.00%) MCP
4 9 (5.00%) MCPD
5 7 (3.89%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (31.67%) QA
2 11 (6.11%) JTAG
System Software
1 11 (6.11%) Firmware
2 6 (3.33%) Docker
3 2 (1.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 8 (4.44%) Ansible
2 6 (3.33%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.67%) Packer
3 3 (1.67%) Puppet
3 3 (1.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 23 (12.78%) Microsoft
2 18 (10.00%) Google
3 10 (5.56%) HP
3 10 (5.56%) Micro Focus
4 8 (4.44%) Oracle
5 7 (3.89%) Capita
6 6 (3.33%) Talend
7 2 (1.11%) New Relic
7 2 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.11%) Splunk
8 1 (0.56%) Perforce