Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 17 44
Rank change year-on-year -13 +27 -8
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 129 176 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 8.75% 11.23% 6.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.58% 12.15% 6.88%
Number of salaries quoted 128 180 82
Oxford median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £43,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +15.61% +8.13%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £71,800 £63,750 £60,000
Oxfordshire median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +12.36% +4.71%

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 1,346 1,449 1,308
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 91.25% 92.47% 88.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1,228 1,259 1,138
Oxford median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,650 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £63,750
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Oxford

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 108 (83.72%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (43.41%) Java
3 48 (37.21%) Python
4 46 (35.66%) SQL
5 45 (34.88%) Software Engineering
6 39 (30.23%) Scrum
7 37 (28.68%) Git (software)
7 37 (28.68%) Amazon AWS
8 36 (27.91%) Microsoft Azure
8 36 (27.91%) BDD
9 35 (27.13%) Google
10 34 (26.36%) JavaScript
10 34 (26.36%) Selenium
10 34 (26.36%) Continuous Integration
11 32 (24.81%) QA
12 30 (23.26%) C++
12 30 (23.26%) Web Services
13 28 (21.71%) HTML
13 28 (21.71%) TDD
13 28 (21.71%) AngularJS
14 26 (20.16%) JIRA
14 26 (20.16%) C#
14 26 (20.16%) .NET
15 25 (19.38%) Computer Science
16 24 (18.60%) Jenkins
17 23 (17.83%) Kanban
17 23 (17.83%) User Experience
18 22 (17.05%) Degree
19 21 (16.28%) Google Cloud Platform
20 19 (14.73%) Docker

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 19 (14.73%) Confluence
2 13 (10.08%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (6.98%) JBoss
4 8 (6.20%) Apache
4 8 (6.20%) Jetty
4 8 (6.20%) nginx
4 8 (6.20%) Tomcat
4 8 (6.20%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 37 (28.68%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (27.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (16.28%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (7.75%) Google Analytics
5 8 (6.20%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (6.20%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (5.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (2.33%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.78%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.95%) NoSQL
2 10 (7.75%) Apache Hive
2 10 (7.75%) Data Mining
2 10 (7.75%) Hadoop
2 10 (7.75%) Spotfire
3 9 (6.98%) MongoDB
4 8 (6.20%) Apache Cassandra
4 8 (6.20%) RDBMS
4 8 (6.20%) Relational Database
5 7 (5.43%) Big Data
5 7 (5.43%) MySQL
5 7 (5.43%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.55%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.78%) GIS
Development Applications
1 37 (28.68%) Git (software)
2 34 (26.36%) Selenium
3 26 (20.16%) JIRA
4 24 (18.60%) Jenkins
5 16 (12.40%) Cucumber
6 11 (8.53%) JUnit
7 10 (7.75%) Maven
7 10 (7.75%) SoapUI
8 8 (6.20%) Vagrant
9 7 (5.43%) Ant
9 7 (5.43%) git-flow
9 7 (5.43%) Hudson
10 5 (3.88%) PHPUnit
10 5 (3.88%) Subversion
10 5 (3.88%) WebDriver
11 3 (2.33%) Android Studio
11 3 (2.33%) GitLab
11 3 (2.33%) HP UFT
11 3 (2.33%) Zephyr
12 2 (1.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (6.20%) Retail
2 5 (3.88%) Games
3 4 (3.10%) Finance
4 3 (2.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 35 (27.13%) Developer
2 29 (22.48%) Software Engineer
3 19 (14.73%) Python Developer
4 15 (11.63%) Test Engineer
5 14 (10.85%) Software Developer
5 14 (10.85%) Tester
6 13 (10.08%) Cloud Engineer
6 13 (10.08%) Cloud Software Engineer
7 12 (9.30%) Automation Tester
8 11 (8.53%) Analyst
8 11 (8.53%) Test Analyst
9 10 (7.75%) Data Scientist
10 8 (6.20%) C# Software Engineer
11 7 (5.43%) Automation Test Analyst
11 7 (5.43%) AWS DevOps
11 7 (5.43%) Lead DevOps
11 7 (5.43%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 6 (4.65%) Agile Test Analyst
12 6 (4.65%) AWS Engineer
12 6 (4.65%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (23.26%) Web Services
2 28 (21.71%) AngularJS
2 28 (21.71%) HTML
3 26 (20.16%) .NET
4 19 (14.73%) Django
5 15 (11.63%) jQuery
6 13 (10.08%) HTML5
7 10 (7.75%) RESTful
7 10 (7.75%) SOAP
8 8 (6.20%) Backbone.js
8 8 (6.20%) Elastic Stack
8 8 (6.20%) Flask
8 8 (6.20%) REST
8 8 (6.20%) Ruby on Rails
8 8 (6.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 7 (5.43%) JSON
9 7 (5.43%) XML
10 5 (3.88%) CSS
10 5 (3.88%) Gherkin
10 5 (3.88%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 25 (19.38%) Computer Science
2 23 (17.83%) User Experience
3 12 (9.30%) Mobile App
4 11 (8.53%) Algorithms
5 8 (6.20%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (5.43%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (3.88%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (3.10%) Virtual Team
9 3 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (1.55%) Reinsurance
10 2 (1.55%) Replication
11 1 (0.78%) ASIC
11 1 (0.78%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.78%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.78%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 18 (13.95%) Linux
2 8 (6.20%) CentOS
2 8 (6.20%) Debian
2 8 (6.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (4.65%) Android
3 6 (4.65%) Windows
4 4 (3.10%) Unix
5 3 (2.33%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.55%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (83.72%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (34.88%) Software Engineering
3 39 (30.23%) Scrum
4 36 (27.91%) BDD
5 34 (26.36%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (21.71%) TDD
7 23 (17.83%) Kanban
8 19 (14.73%) DevOps
9 17 (13.18%) Continuous Improvement
9 17 (13.18%) Manual Testing
10 15 (11.63%) Microservices
10 15 (11.63%) Regression Testing
11 14 (10.85%) Data Management
11 14 (10.85%) Integration Testing
11 14 (10.85%) Problem-Solving
11 14 (10.85%) Project Management
12 13 (10.08%) Analytics
12 13 (10.08%) Mathematics
12 13 (10.08%) Web Application Development
13 12 (9.30%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 56 (43.41%) Java
2 48 (37.21%) Python
3 46 (35.66%) SQL
4 34 (26.36%) JavaScript
5 30 (23.26%) C++
6 26 (20.16%) C#
7 18 (13.95%) Go
8 13 (10.08%) Ruby
9 10 (7.75%) Delphi
9 10 (7.75%) R
10 5 (3.88%) PHP
11 4 (3.10%) T-SQL
11 4 (3.10%) TypeScript
12 3 (2.33%) Bash Shell
12 3 (2.33%) C
13 2 (1.55%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.55%) Scala
14 1 (0.78%) Groovy
14 1 (0.78%) Perl
14 1 (0.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (17.05%) Degree
2 11 (8.53%) ISTQB
3 10 (7.75%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.78%) ISEB
4 1 (0.78%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (0.78%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (24.81%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) JTAG
System Software
1 19 (14.73%) Docker
2 1 (0.78%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 16 (12.40%) Kubernetes
2 15 (11.63%) Ansible
3 8 (6.20%) Kibana
3 8 (6.20%) logstash
3 8 (6.20%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (6.20%) Packer
3 8 (6.20%) Puppet
3 8 (6.20%) Terraform
4 3 (2.33%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 35 (27.13%) Google
2 13 (10.08%) Microsoft
3 11 (8.53%) Talend
4 10 (7.75%) Oracle
4 10 (7.75%) Tableau
5 7 (5.43%) New Relic
6 6 (4.65%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (3.88%) Perforce
8 3 (2.33%) HP
9 1 (0.78%) Facebook