Period
to 23 October 2019

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 23 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 41 28 17
Rank change year-on-year -13 -11 +28
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 67 143 174
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 6.96% 9.21% 11.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.60% 10.06% 12.23%
Number of salaries quoted 49 142 181
Oxford median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +12.36%
10th Percentile £37,250 £31,250 £31,750
90th Percentile £65,250 £70,000 £70,250
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +12.36%

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 882 1,422 1,423
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 91.59% 91.62% 92.95%
Number of salaries quoted 784 1,298 1,209
Oxford median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -4.26%
10th Percentile £30,300 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
Oxfordshire median annual salary £48,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.00% +11.11% -4.26%

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 23 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Oxford

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, 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 40 (59.70%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (53.73%) QA
3 32 (47.76%) Git (software)
4 31 (46.27%) Azure
4 31 (46.27%) Docker
5 28 (41.79%) Kubernetes
6 27 (40.30%) DevOps
7 26 (38.81%) Continuous Integration
7 26 (38.81%) TDD
8 25 (37.31%) Software Engineering
8 25 (37.31%) Python
9 22 (32.84%) Test Strategy
10 21 (31.34%) Microservices
10 21 (31.34%) Visual Studio Team System
10 21 (31.34%) TeamCity
10 21 (31.34%) Selenium
11 19 (28.36%) Software Architecture
11 19 (28.36%) BDD
11 19 (28.36%) Pair Programming
11 19 (28.36%) Continuous Delivery
12 18 (26.87%) Continuous Deployment
12 18 (26.87%) AWS
12 18 (26.87%) Computer Science
13 17 (25.37%) Google
13 17 (25.37%) GCP
14 16 (23.88%) REST
14 16 (23.88%) Java
14 16 (23.88%) JavaScript
14 16 (23.88%) .NET
15 14 (20.90%) Microsoft

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 (14.93%) Confluence
2 5 (7.46%) Drupal
3 1 (1.49%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 31 (46.27%) Azure
2 18 (26.87%) AWS
3 17 (25.37%) GCP
4 1 (1.49%) Amazon Neptune
4 1 (1.49%) Apigee
4 1 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.46%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.49%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.46%) MongoDB
1 5 (7.46%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (7.46%) Redis
1 5 (7.46%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.97%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.49%) JanusGraph
Development Applications
1 32 (47.76%) Git (software)
2 21 (31.34%) Selenium
2 21 (31.34%) TeamCity
2 21 (31.34%) Visual Studio Team System
3 14 (20.90%) Jenkins
4 13 (19.40%) Cucumber
5 12 (17.91%) JIRA
6 9 (13.43%) Fiddler
6 9 (13.43%) WebDriver
7 7 (10.45%) Mocha
7 7 (10.45%) SpecFlow
8 5 (7.46%) JMeter
9 4 (5.97%) JUnit
9 4 (5.97%) QAComplete
9 4 (5.97%) TestComplete
10 1 (1.49%) GitLab
10 1 (1.49%) GoCD
10 1 (1.49%) Gradle
10 1 (1.49%) Maven
10 1 (1.49%) The Grinder
General
1 4 (5.97%) Finance
2 2 (2.99%) Aerospace
2 2 (2.99%) Automotive
3 1 (1.49%) Games
3 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (23.88%) QA Engineer
1 16 (23.88%) Software Engineer
2 13 (19.40%) Developer
3 9 (13.43%) Software QA Engineer
4 7 (10.45%) Automation Engineer
4 7 (10.45%) Scientific Software Engineer
4 7 (10.45%) Test Engineer
4 7 (10.45%) Tester
5 5 (7.46%) Automation Tester
5 5 (7.46%) Backend Developer
5 5 (7.46%) Developer in Test
5 5 (7.46%) Drupal Developer
5 5 (7.46%) Software Developer
5 5 (7.46%) Software Test Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Agile Tester
6 4 (5.97%) QA Leader
6 4 (5.97%) Selenium Tester
6 4 (5.97%) Senior Agile Tester
6 4 (5.97%) Senior Automation Tester
6 4 (5.97%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (23.88%) .NET
1 16 (23.88%) REST
2 7 (10.45%) .NET Core
3 5 (7.46%) AngularJS
3 5 (7.46%) Gherkin
3 5 (7.46%) RAML
3 5 (7.46%) Swagger
4 4 (5.97%) .NET Framework
4 4 (5.97%) Web Services
4 4 (5.97%) WPF
5 3 (4.48%) Django
5 3 (4.48%) Flask
6 2 (2.99%) RESTful
7 1 (1.49%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (1.49%) HTML5
7 1 (1.49%) Node.js
7 1 (1.49%) NumPy
7 1 (1.49%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (1.49%) React
7 1 (1.49%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.43%) Blog
1 9 (13.43%) Cloud Native
2 7 (10.45%) Algorithms
2 7 (10.45%) Data Structures
3 6 (8.96%) User Experience
4 4 (5.97%) Client/Server
4 4 (5.97%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (4.48%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.49%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.94%) Linux
2 5 (7.46%) Android
2 5 (7.46%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.48%) Unix
4 2 (2.99%) Windows
5 1 (1.49%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (59.70%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (40.30%) DevOps
3 26 (38.81%) Continuous Integration
3 26 (38.81%) TDD
4 25 (37.31%) Software Engineering
5 22 (32.84%) Test Strategy
6 21 (31.34%) Microservices
7 19 (28.36%) BDD
7 19 (28.36%) Continuous Delivery
7 19 (28.36%) Pair Programming
7 19 (28.36%) Software Architecture
8 18 (26.87%) Computer Science
8 18 (26.87%) Continuous Deployment
9 14 (20.90%) Open Source
10 13 (19.40%) Regression Testing
11 12 (17.91%) Mathematics
11 12 (17.91%) Scenario Testing
12 10 (14.93%) Problem-Solving
12 10 (14.93%) SDLC
12 10 (14.93%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 25 (37.31%) Python
2 16 (23.88%) Java
2 16 (23.88%) JavaScript
3 9 (13.43%) C#
3 9 (13.43%) C++
3 9 (13.43%) Go
3 9 (13.43%) SQL
4 5 (7.46%) PHP
4 5 (7.46%) PHP 5
4 5 (7.46%) T-SQL
5 3 (4.48%) C
6 2 (2.99%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.49%) Clojure
7 1 (1.49%) Java 8
7 1 (1.49%) Kotlin
7 1 (1.49%) Scala
7 1 (1.49%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (19.40%) ISTQB
2 12 (17.91%) Degree
3 9 (13.43%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (5.97%) ISEB
5 1 (1.49%) HNC
5 1 (1.49%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (53.73%) QA
System Software
1 31 (46.27%) Docker
2 4 (5.97%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.99%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 28 (41.79%) Kubernetes
2 5 (7.46%) Terraform
3 3 (4.48%) Fluentd
3 3 (4.48%) Istio
3 3 (4.48%) Kibana
3 3 (4.48%) Prometheus
4 1 (1.49%) Ansible
4 1 (1.49%) Mesos
Vendors
1 17 (25.37%) Google
2 14 (20.90%) Microsoft
3 7 (10.45%) Cypress Semiconductor
4 5 (7.46%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (5.97%) Oracle
6 2 (2.99%) Perforce
7 1 (1.49%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.49%) Automation Anywhere
7 1 (1.49%) Blue Prism
7 1 (1.49%) SAP
7 1 (1.49%) UiPath