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 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 63 46
Rank change year-on-year +41 -17  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 70 21 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 10.09% 2.84% 4.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.16% 3.10% 5.23%
Number of salaries quoted 69 20 34
Median salary £42,500 £54,000 £40,625
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.29% +32.92%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £38,900 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £84,000 £55,000 £62,000
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 627 677 650
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 90.35% 91.49% 81.76%
Number of salaries quoted 518 597 545
Median salary £45,000 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.28% +16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £37,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

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

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 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Oxford

For the 6 months to 24 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 74 (61.16%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (40.50%) Windows
3 40 (33.06%) Selenium
4 31 (25.62%) Test Scripting
4 31 (25.62%) Python
5 30 (24.79%) System Testing
6 29 (23.97%) QA
6 29 (23.97%) ISTQB
7 28 (23.14%) SQL
8 27 (22.31%) Java
8 27 (22.31%) TDD
8 27 (22.31%) Team Foundation Server
9 26 (21.49%) Microsoft
10 23 (19.01%) ISEB
10 23 (19.01%) JIRA
10 23 (19.01%) Gherkin
11 22 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
11 22 (18.18%) Git (software)
11 22 (18.18%) C++
12 21 (17.36%) Functional Testing
13 20 (16.53%) Continuous Integration
14 19 (15.70%) JavaScript
14 19 (15.70%) Degree
15 18 (14.88%) RESTful
15 18 (14.88%) AngularJS
15 18 (14.88%) .NET
15 18 (14.88%) Linux
16 17 (14.05%) SQL Server
16 17 (14.05%) Manual Testing
17 16 (13.22%) Amazon AWS

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 10 (8.26%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (7.44%) Apache Solr
2 9 (7.44%) Apache Spark
3 8 (6.61%) JBoss
4 7 (5.79%) Apache
4 7 (5.79%) nginx
5 6 (4.96%) Jetty
5 6 (4.96%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.48%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (13.22%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.96%) Amazon EMR
3 3 (2.48%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.83%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.83%) Firewall
1 1 (0.83%) IPv4
1 1 (0.83%) IPv6
1 1 (0.83%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.05%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.26%) Big Data
3 6 (4.96%) Text Mining
4 4 (3.31%) MySQL
5 3 (2.48%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (2.48%) Apache Hive
5 3 (2.48%) Spark SQL
5 3 (2.48%) SSDT
6 1 (0.83%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 40 (33.06%) Selenium
2 27 (22.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (19.01%) JIRA
4 22 (18.18%) Git (software)
5 15 (12.40%) Jenkins
6 9 (7.44%) Eclipse
6 9 (7.44%) Subversion
7 8 (6.61%) Talend Open Studio
8 7 (5.79%) Cucumber
9 6 (4.96%) Gradle
10 4 (3.31%) HP UFT
10 4 (3.31%) Zephyr
11 3 (2.48%) JUnit
11 3 (2.48%) WebDriver
12 2 (1.65%) LabVIEW
12 2 (1.65%) PHPUnit
12 2 (1.65%) SpecFlow
12 2 (1.65%) TestComplete
13 1 (0.83%) GDB
13 1 (0.83%) SoapUI
General
1 15 (12.40%) Publishing
2 5 (4.13%) Banking
3 4 (3.31%) Finance
3 4 (3.31%) Marketing
3 4 (3.31%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.65%) Electronics
4 2 (1.65%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.83%) Military
5 1 (0.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (22.31%) Test Engineer
2 24 (19.83%) Developer
3 20 (16.53%) Analyst
3 20 (16.53%) Test Analyst
4 18 (14.88%) Tester
5 17 (14.05%) Test Automation Engineer
6 16 (13.22%) IT Analyst
7 9 (7.44%) Development Manager
7 9 (7.44%) Senior Tester
8 8 (6.61%) Development Engineer
8 8 (6.61%) Integration Developer
8 8 (6.61%) Java Developer
8 8 (6.61%) QA Engineer
8 8 (6.61%) Software Developer
8 8 (6.61%) Test Development Engineer
9 7 (5.79%) .NET Developer
9 7 (5.79%) Software Test Engineer
10 6 (4.96%) Consultant
10 6 (4.96%) Java Development Manager
10 6 (4.96%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (19.01%) Gherkin
2 18 (14.88%) .NET
2 18 (14.88%) AngularJS
2 18 (14.88%) RESTful
3 16 (13.22%) Web Services
4 10 (8.26%) ASP.NET
4 10 (8.26%) CSS
4 10 (8.26%) HTML
5 9 (7.44%) .NET Framework
5 9 (7.44%) Lucene
5 9 (7.44%) Natural Language Processing
5 9 (7.44%) REST
5 9 (7.44%) SOAP
6 8 (6.61%) Apache Camel
6 8 (6.61%) Java EE
6 8 (6.61%) Spring
6 8 (6.61%) WPF
6 8 (6.61%) XML
6 8 (6.61%) XML Schema
7 7 (5.79%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.57%) Computer Science
2 9 (7.44%) Algorithms
2 9 (7.44%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (6.61%) Mobile App
4 6 (4.96%) Linked Data
5 4 (3.31%) Virtual Team
6 3 (2.48%) Augmented Reality
6 3 (2.48%) Semantic Web
7 2 (1.65%) Life Science
7 2 (1.65%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.65%) Reinsurance
7 2 (1.65%) Xbox
8 1 (0.83%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.83%) ASIC
8 1 (0.83%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.83%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.83%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 49 (40.50%) Windows
2 18 (14.88%) Linux
3 4 (3.31%) Android
3 4 (3.31%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.83%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (61.16%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (25.62%) Test Scripting
3 30 (24.79%) System Testing
4 27 (22.31%) TDD
5 22 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
6 21 (17.36%) Functional Testing
7 20 (16.53%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (14.05%) Manual Testing
9 15 (12.40%) Non-Functional Testing
10 14 (11.57%) MVC
11 13 (10.74%) Regression Testing
12 12 (9.92%) OO
13 11 (9.09%) BDD
13 11 (9.09%) Software Testing
14 10 (8.26%) Continuous Deployment
14 10 (8.26%) Machine Learning
14 10 (8.26%) Test Strategy
14 10 (8.26%) Visualisation
15 9 (7.44%) Data Visualisation
15 9 (7.44%) Post-Production
Programming Languages
1 31 (25.62%) Python
2 28 (23.14%) SQL
3 27 (22.31%) Java
4 22 (18.18%) C++
5 19 (15.70%) JavaScript
6 15 (12.40%) C#
7 13 (10.74%) Ruby
8 12 (9.92%) Bash Shell
9 9 (7.44%) T-SQL
10 7 (5.79%) C
11 6 (4.96%) Scala
12 3 (2.48%) Perl
12 3 (2.48%) PHP
13 2 (1.65%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.83%) Assembly Language
14 1 (0.83%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 29 (23.97%) ISTQB
2 23 (19.01%) ISEB
3 19 (15.70%) Degree
4 6 (4.96%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (3.31%) PhD
6 3 (2.48%) MCP
6 3 (2.48%) MCPD
6 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (23.97%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) JTAG
System Software
1 6 (4.96%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 5 (4.13%) Firmware
3 1 (0.83%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.65%) Puppet
2 1 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 26 (21.49%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.61%) Oracle
2 8 (6.61%) Talend
3 4 (3.31%) HP
4 2 (1.65%) Perforce
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