Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 26 23 27
Rank change year-on-year -3 +4 +23
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 121 157 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 8.90% 10.21% 7.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.49% 11.01% 8.27%
Number of salaries quoted 110 158 89
Oxford median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +38.89% -10.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £63,225 £57,500
Oxfordshire median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +17.65% +1.19%

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 1,275 1,426 1,161
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 93.82% 92.72% 89.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1,127 1,275 983
Oxford median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £63,750
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £44,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +6.74% -1.11%

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 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Oxford

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 80 (66.12%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (43.80%) Java
3 49 (40.50%) Python
4 43 (35.54%) Git (software)
5 42 (34.71%) QA
6 41 (33.88%) JavaScript
7 40 (33.06%) Scrum
8 38 (31.40%) Selenium
9 32 (26.45%) SQL
10 31 (25.62%) Software Engineering
10 31 (25.62%) BDD
11 25 (20.66%) Analytics
11 25 (20.66%) Mathematics
11 25 (20.66%) C#
12 24 (19.83%) Amazon AWS
13 23 (19.01%) C++
13 23 (19.01%) TDD
14 22 (18.18%) Degree
14 22 (18.18%) Google
14 22 (18.18%) HTML
15 21 (17.36%) Regression Testing
15 21 (17.36%) Computer Science
15 21 (17.36%) Kanban
15 21 (17.36%) Data Science
16 20 (16.53%) Software Testing
17 19 (15.70%) Linux
17 19 (15.70%) JIRA
17 19 (15.70%) Cucumber
17 19 (15.70%) AngularJS
17 19 (15.70%) 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 10 (8.26%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (7.44%) Confluence
3 6 (4.96%) Tomcat
4 5 (4.13%) Apache
4 5 (4.13%) JBoss
4 5 (4.13%) Jetty
4 5 (4.13%) nginx
4 5 (4.13%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 24 (19.83%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (10.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (8.26%) Google Analytics
4 9 (7.44%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (4.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 5 (4.13%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (4.13%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (3.31%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (3.31%) Amazon S3
7 3 (2.48%) Google Play
8 2 (1.65%) Heroku
9 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.13%) HTTP
2 4 (3.31%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.83%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.57%) MongoDB
1 14 (11.57%) NoSQL
2 10 (8.26%) Apache Hive
2 10 (8.26%) Data Mining
2 10 (8.26%) Hadoop
2 10 (8.26%) Spotfire
2 10 (8.26%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.96%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (4.13%) RDBMS
4 5 (4.13%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.31%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (3.31%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (3.31%) Redis
6 3 (2.48%) MySQL
7 1 (0.83%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 43 (35.54%) Git (software)
2 38 (31.40%) Selenium
3 19 (15.70%) Cucumber
3 19 (15.70%) JIRA
4 16 (13.22%) Jenkins
5 13 (10.74%) WebDriver
6 7 (5.79%) JUnit
7 5 (4.13%) git-flow
7 5 (4.13%) Vagrant
8 4 (3.31%) Ant
8 4 (3.31%) Fiddler
8 4 (3.31%) NUnit
8 4 (3.31%) Spinnaker
9 3 (2.48%) Android Studio
9 3 (2.48%) HP UFT
9 3 (2.48%) Hudson
9 3 (2.48%) SpecFlow
9 3 (2.48%) TestComplete
9 3 (2.48%) Zephyr
10 2 (1.65%) Protractor
General
1 7 (5.79%) Publishing
2 6 (4.96%) Finance
2 6 (4.96%) Pharmaceutical
2 6 (4.96%) Retail
3 4 (3.31%) Legal
3 4 (3.31%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.65%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.83%) Games
Job Titles
1 34 (28.10%) Test Engineer
2 22 (18.18%) Developer
3 20 (16.53%) Tester
4 19 (15.70%) Software Engineer
5 17 (14.05%) Test Automation Engineer
6 16 (13.22%) QA Engineer
7 14 (11.57%) Automation Tester
8 13 (10.74%) Analyst
8 13 (10.74%) Software Test Engineer
8 13 (10.74%) Test Analyst
9 12 (9.92%) QA Automation Engineer
10 11 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
10 11 (9.09%) QA Test Engineer
10 11 (9.09%) Senior QA Engineer
11 10 (8.26%) Data Scientist
12 9 (7.44%) Python Developer
13 8 (6.61%) Senior Test Engineer
14 7 (5.79%) QA Analyst
14 7 (5.79%) QA Test Analyst
14 7 (5.79%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (18.18%) HTML
2 19 (15.70%) AngularJS
3 14 (11.57%) .NET
4 10 (8.26%) CSS
4 10 (8.26%) Web Services
5 9 (7.44%) Django
5 9 (7.44%) Gherkin
6 8 (6.61%) JSON
6 8 (6.61%) Node.js
6 8 (6.61%) REST
7 7 (5.79%) jQuery
7 7 (5.79%) Ruby on Rails
8 5 (4.13%) Elastic Stack
8 5 (4.13%) HTML5
8 5 (4.13%) React
8 5 (4.13%) RESTful
8 5 (4.13%) Spring
9 4 (3.31%) Spring Boot
9 4 (3.31%) Spring Cloud
9 4 (3.31%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.05%) Algorithms
2 16 (13.22%) User Experience
3 12 (9.92%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.13%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (4.13%) Life Science
4 5 (4.13%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (4.13%) Virtual Team
5 4 (3.31%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.65%) Replication
7 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.83%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.83%) Fintech
7 1 (0.83%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 19 (15.70%) Linux
2 9 (7.44%) Windows
3 6 (4.96%) Android
3 6 (4.96%) Unix
4 5 (4.13%) CentOS
4 5 (4.13%) Debian
4 5 (4.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.48%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (66.12%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (33.06%) Scrum
3 31 (25.62%) BDD
3 31 (25.62%) Software Engineering
4 25 (20.66%) Analytics
4 25 (20.66%) Mathematics
5 23 (19.01%) TDD
6 21 (17.36%) Computer Science
6 21 (17.36%) Data Science
6 21 (17.36%) Kanban
6 21 (17.36%) Regression Testing
7 20 (16.53%) Software Testing
8 17 (14.05%) DevOps
8 17 (14.05%) Problem-Solving
9 16 (13.22%) Visualisation
10 14 (11.57%) Test Scripting
11 13 (10.74%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (10.74%) Manual Testing
11 13 (10.74%) Microservices
12 12 (9.92%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 53 (43.80%) Java
2 49 (40.50%) Python
3 41 (33.88%) JavaScript
4 32 (26.45%) SQL
5 25 (20.66%) C#
6 23 (19.01%) C++
7 16 (13.22%) R
8 10 (8.26%) Delphi
8 10 (8.26%) Go
8 10 (8.26%) Ruby
9 8 (6.61%) C
10 7 (5.79%) T-SQL
11 6 (4.96%) MATLAB
12 4 (3.31%) Java 8
13 2 (1.65%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.65%) PHP
13 2 (1.65%) Scala
14 1 (0.83%) Perl
14 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.83%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 22 (18.18%) Degree
2 18 (14.88%) ISTQB
3 10 (8.26%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (4.96%) PhD
5 1 (0.83%) ISEB
5 1 (0.83%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.83%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (34.71%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 19 (15.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 19 (15.70%) Kubernetes
2 9 (7.44%) Kibana
3 8 (6.61%) Ansible
4 5 (4.13%) logstash
4 5 (4.13%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (4.13%) Packer
4 5 (4.13%) Puppet
4 5 (4.13%) Terraform
5 3 (2.48%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 22 (18.18%) Google
2 10 (8.26%) Tableau
3 5 (4.13%) New Relic
3 5 (4.13%) Oracle
4 4 (3.31%) HP
4 4 (3.31%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.48%) GUPTA
5 3 (2.48%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.65%) Talend