Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 23 78
Rank change year-on-year 0 +55 -25
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 179 140 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 10.67% 9.41% 3.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.62% 10.20% 3.47%
Number of salaries quoted 181 156 40
Oxford median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £49,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -9.55% +24.38%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £84,000 £57,750
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £44,250
% change year-on-year - +12.99% +5.36%

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 1,540 1,372 1,296
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 91.83% 92.20% 90.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1,427 1,150 1,162
Oxford median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -8.16% +8.89%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,982 £28,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,250 £67,725
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +11.76%

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 14 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Oxford

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 150 (83.80%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (33.52%) Java
3 56 (31.28%) SQL
3 56 (31.28%) Continuous Integration
4 51 (28.49%) Python
4 51 (28.49%) Selenium
5 48 (26.82%) QA
6 47 (26.26%) Scrum
7 46 (25.70%) TDD
8 45 (25.14%) Amazon AWS
9 44 (24.58%) JavaScript
10 43 (24.02%) Software Engineering
11 42 (23.46%) HTML
12 41 (22.91%) BDD
13 40 (22.35%) AngularJS
14 39 (21.79%) Microsoft Azure
15 38 (21.23%) Web Services
16 35 (19.55%) JIRA
17 34 (18.99%) Computer Science
17 34 (18.99%) Microservices
18 33 (18.44%) User Experience
18 33 (18.44%) .NET
19 32 (17.88%) Confluence
19 32 (17.88%) Test Strategy
19 32 (17.88%) Jenkins
20 30 (16.76%) Django
21 29 (16.20%) Kanban
21 29 (16.20%) Git (software)
22 27 (15.08%) Google
22 27 (15.08%) NoSQL

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 32 (17.88%) Confluence
2 13 (7.26%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (3.35%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.79%) Apache
4 5 (2.79%) JBoss
4 5 (2.79%) Jetty
4 5 (2.79%) nginx
5 4 (2.23%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.68%) Apache Solr
6 3 (1.68%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.68%) Tornado
7 2 (1.12%) NServiceBus
7 2 (1.12%) Sitefinity
Cloud Services
1 45 (25.14%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (21.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (12.29%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (3.91%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (2.79%) GitHub
6 4 (2.23%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (1.12%) Google Play
9 1 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.56%) Bluetooth
1 1 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (15.08%) NoSQL
2 20 (11.17%) MongoDB
3 17 (9.50%) Apache Cassandra
3 17 (9.50%) SQL Server
4 15 (8.38%) RDBMS
4 15 (8.38%) Relational Database
5 12 (6.70%) Big Data
6 6 (3.35%) MySQL
6 6 (3.35%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (2.23%) SSDT
8 3 (1.68%) Redis
9 2 (1.12%) Apache Hive
9 2 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.12%) Spark SQL
10 1 (0.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.56%) GIS
10 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 51 (28.49%) Selenium
2 35 (19.55%) JIRA
3 32 (17.88%) Jenkins
4 29 (16.20%) Git (software)
5 26 (14.53%) Cucumber
6 12 (6.70%) WebDriver
7 11 (6.15%) JUnit
7 11 (6.15%) SoapUI
8 10 (5.59%) Maven
9 9 (5.03%) GDB
10 8 (4.47%) Hudson
11 7 (3.91%) Ant
12 6 (3.35%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (3.35%) PHPUnit
12 6 (3.35%) Subversion
12 6 (3.35%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (2.23%) Vagrant
14 3 (1.68%) Android Studio
14 3 (1.68%) GitLab
14 3 (1.68%) Robot Framework
General
1 19 (10.61%) Retail
2 14 (7.82%) Finance
3 6 (3.35%) Games
4 2 (1.12%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 52 (29.05%) Developer
2 35 (19.55%) Software Engineer
2 35 (19.55%) Tester
3 28 (15.64%) Analyst
4 26 (14.53%) Test Analyst
5 24 (13.41%) Python Developer
6 23 (12.85%) Software Developer
7 21 (11.73%) Cloud Engineer
7 21 (11.73%) Cloud Software Engineer
8 20 (11.17%) Automation Tester
9 16 (8.94%) Test Engineer
10 15 (8.38%) QA Engineer
11 10 (5.59%) Software Analyst
11 10 (5.59%) Software Test Analyst
11 10 (5.59%) Software Tester
12 9 (5.03%) Firmware Engineer
12 9 (5.03%) Senior Automation Tester
12 9 (5.03%) Senior Tester
13 8 (4.47%) Agile Test Analyst
13 8 (4.47%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (23.46%) HTML
2 40 (22.35%) AngularJS
3 38 (21.23%) Web Services
4 33 (18.44%) .NET
5 30 (16.76%) Django
6 23 (12.85%) HTML5
7 20 (11.17%) jQuery
8 19 (10.61%) RESTful
9 15 (8.38%) Backbone.js
9 15 (8.38%) Ruby on Rails
10 14 (7.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 11 (6.15%) SOAP
12 10 (5.59%) REST
13 9 (5.03%) Flash
13 9 (5.03%) Flask
13 9 (5.03%) Node.js
14 8 (4.47%) CSS
14 8 (4.47%) Gherkin
15 7 (3.91%) XML
15 7 (3.91%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 34 (18.99%) Computer Science
2 33 (18.44%) User Experience
3 22 (12.29%) Mobile App
4 11 (6.15%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (5.59%) Blog
5 10 (5.59%) Cloud Native
6 9 (5.03%) ASIC
6 9 (5.03%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (2.23%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (2.23%) Reinsurance
8 3 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.68%) Semantic Web
9 1 (0.56%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.56%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.56%) Photography
9 1 (0.56%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.56%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.70%) Linux
2 10 (5.59%) Windows
3 4 (2.23%) CentOS
3 4 (2.23%) Debian
3 4 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.68%) Android
4 3 (1.68%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (83.80%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (31.28%) Continuous Integration
3 47 (26.26%) Scrum
4 46 (25.70%) TDD
5 43 (24.02%) Software Engineering
6 41 (22.91%) BDD
7 34 (18.99%) Microservices
8 32 (17.88%) Test Strategy
9 29 (16.20%) Kanban
10 24 (13.41%) DevOps
11 22 (12.29%) Exploratory Testing
11 22 (12.29%) Mentoring
12 21 (11.73%) Continuous Improvement
12 21 (11.73%) UX Design
12 21 (11.73%) Web Application Development
13 20 (11.17%) Problem-Solving
14 19 (10.61%) Coaching
15 17 (9.50%) API Testing
15 17 (9.50%) Continuous Delivery
15 17 (9.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (33.52%) Java
2 56 (31.28%) SQL
3 51 (28.49%) Python
4 44 (24.58%) JavaScript
5 26 (14.53%) C++
6 25 (13.97%) Go
7 21 (11.73%) Ruby
8 20 (11.17%) C#
9 10 (5.59%) T-SQL
10 9 (5.03%) C
10 9 (5.03%) Perl
11 6 (3.35%) PHP
12 4 (2.23%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.68%) Scala
13 3 (1.68%) TypeScript
14 2 (1.12%) Java 8
14 2 (1.12%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.56%) Groovy
15 1 (0.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (12.29%) ISTQB
2 19 (10.61%) Degree
3 12 (6.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (3.35%) MCP
4 6 (3.35%) MCPD
4 6 (3.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (26.82%) QA
2 9 (5.03%) JTAG
System Software
1 17 (9.50%) Docker
2 9 (5.03%) Firmware
3 1 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 14 (7.82%) Kubernetes
2 12 (6.70%) Ansible
3 5 (2.79%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.79%) Packer
3 5 (2.79%) Puppet
3 5 (2.79%) Terraform
4 4 (2.23%) Kibana
4 4 (2.23%) logstash
Vendors
1 27 (15.08%) Google
2 24 (13.41%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.15%) Talend
4 7 (3.91%) Oracle
5 6 (3.35%) Perforce
6 5 (2.79%) Capita
6 5 (2.79%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.68%) New Relic
8 1 (0.56%) Facebook