Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 27 53
Rank change year-on-year +4 +26 +39
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 166 102 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 10.57% 7.85% 5.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.55% 8.88% 6.55%
Number of salaries quoted 169 96 78
Oxford median annual salary £50,000 £36,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -3.03%
10th Percentile £31,250 £23,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £53,250 £48,825
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year +25.00% -4.76% -1.18%

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 1,437 1,149 1,405
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 91.53% 88.45% 86.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1,317 965 1,171
Oxford median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £29,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £67,500
Oxfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +5.88%

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 20 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Oxford

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 116 (69.88%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (42.17%) QA
3 66 (39.76%) Selenium
4 62 (37.35%) Python
5 60 (36.14%) Java
6 58 (34.94%) SQL
7 47 (28.31%) JIRA
8 43 (25.90%) Scrum
9 42 (25.30%) Git (software)
10 40 (24.10%) C#
11 38 (22.89%) Confluence
12 36 (21.69%) Continuous Improvement
13 35 (21.08%) Amazon AWS
13 35 (21.08%) Continuous Integration
13 35 (21.08%) .NET
14 34 (20.48%) Microsoft
14 34 (20.48%) ISTQB
15 31 (18.67%) JavaScript
16 30 (18.07%) Software Engineering
17 29 (17.47%) HTML
18 28 (16.87%) MVC
19 27 (16.27%) Manual Testing
19 27 (16.27%) Team Foundation Server
20 25 (15.06%) HTML5
20 25 (15.06%) ASP.NET
20 25 (15.06%) User Stories
21 24 (14.46%) Coaching
21 24 (14.46%) Microsoft Certification
21 24 (14.46%) TDD
21 24 (14.46%) Cucumber

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 38 (22.89%) Confluence
2 19 (11.45%) NServiceBus
3 16 (9.64%) Sitefinity
4 5 (3.01%) Apache
5 4 (2.41%) Jetty
5 4 (2.41%) nginx
5 4 (2.41%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.60%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.60%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.60%) CMS
6 1 (0.60%) Drupal
6 1 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.60%) IIS
6 1 (0.60%) JBoss
6 1 (0.60%) Perch
6 1 (0.60%) Tornado
Cloud Services
1 35 (21.08%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (7.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (6.02%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (4.22%) GitHub
5 2 (1.20%) Akamai
5 2 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.20%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (1.20%) Serverless
6 1 (0.60%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.20%) Internet
2 1 (0.60%) DNS
2 1 (0.60%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.05%) SQL Server
2 17 (10.24%) RDBMS
2 17 (10.24%) Relational Database
3 12 (7.23%) Oracle Database
4 9 (5.42%) MongoDB
5 8 (4.82%) NoSQL
6 7 (4.22%) SSDT
7 6 (3.61%) Big Data
8 5 (3.01%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.81%) MySQL
10 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.60%) Redis
11 1 (0.60%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 66 (39.76%) Selenium
2 47 (28.31%) JIRA
3 42 (25.30%) Git (software)
4 27 (16.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 24 (14.46%) Cucumber
6 20 (12.05%) Jenkins
6 20 (12.05%) Octopus Deploy
7 11 (6.63%) JUnit
7 11 (6.63%) LoadRunner
7 11 (6.63%) SoapUI
7 11 (6.63%) Subversion
8 10 (6.02%) HP UFT
8 10 (6.02%) WebDriver
8 10 (6.02%) Zephyr
9 7 (4.22%) Maven
10 4 (2.41%) Bitbucket
10 4 (2.41%) GDB
11 3 (1.81%) Hudson
11 3 (1.81%) JMeter
11 3 (1.81%) TestComplete
General
1 9 (5.42%) Finance
2 6 (3.61%) Retail
3 3 (1.81%) Advertising
4 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 57 (34.34%) Developer
2 33 (19.88%) Tester
3 25 (15.06%) Test Engineer
4 23 (13.86%) Analyst
4 23 (13.86%) Applications Developer
4 23 (13.86%) Test Analyst
5 19 (11.45%) Automation Tester
5 19 (11.45%) Test Automation Engineer
6 17 (10.24%) Automation Test Analyst
6 17 (10.24%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 15 (9.04%) Software Tester
8 14 (8.43%) Agile Tester
8 14 (8.43%) QA Engineer
9 13 (7.83%) Java Developer
9 13 (7.83%) Senior Developer
10 11 (6.63%) Python Developer
10 11 (6.63%) Senior Applications Developer
10 11 (6.63%) Software Engineer
11 10 (6.02%) Agile Test Analyst
11 10 (6.02%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (21.08%) .NET
2 29 (17.47%) HTML
3 25 (15.06%) ASP.NET
3 25 (15.06%) HTML5
4 24 (14.46%) .NET Framework
5 19 (11.45%) Kendo UI
6 16 (9.64%) Entity Framework
7 15 (9.04%) Django
7 15 (9.04%) Gherkin
8 14 (8.43%) AngularJS
9 13 (7.83%) Spring
10 12 (7.23%) CSS
10 12 (7.23%) Hibernate
11 11 (6.63%) Web Services
12 10 (6.02%) SOAP
13 8 (4.82%) WPF
14 7 (4.22%) RESTful
15 5 (3.01%) Backbone.js
15 5 (3.01%) Ruby on Rails
15 5 (3.01%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.23%) Computer Science
2 8 (4.82%) Mobile App
3 7 (4.22%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (4.22%) Reinsurance
4 4 (2.41%) ASIC
4 4 (2.41%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (1.81%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.20%) Blog
6 2 (1.20%) Life Science
6 2 (1.20%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.20%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.20%) Replication
6 2 (1.20%) Semantic Web
6 2 (1.20%) User Experience
7 1 (0.60%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.60%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.04%) Windows
2 8 (4.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (69.88%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (25.90%) Scrum
3 36 (21.69%) Continuous Improvement
4 35 (21.08%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (18.07%) Software Engineering
6 28 (16.87%) MVC
7 27 (16.27%) Manual Testing
8 25 (15.06%) User Stories
9 24 (14.46%) Coaching
9 24 (14.46%) TDD
10 23 (13.86%) Event-Driven Architecture
10 23 (13.86%) Exploratory Testing
11 22 (13.25%) BDD
12 20 (12.05%) Microservices
13 19 (11.45%) Process Improvement
13 19 (11.45%) SOLID
14 17 (10.24%) Mentoring
15 16 (9.64%) Project Management
15 16 (9.64%) Software Testing
15 16 (9.64%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 62 (37.35%) Python
2 60 (36.14%) Java
3 58 (34.94%) SQL
4 40 (24.10%) C#
5 31 (18.67%) JavaScript
6 23 (13.86%) C++
7 15 (9.04%) C
7 15 (9.04%) Ruby
8 14 (8.43%) T-SQL
9 6 (3.61%) Perl
10 5 (3.01%) Bash Shell
10 5 (3.01%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.81%) Groovy
12 2 (1.20%) Assembly Language
12 2 (1.20%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.20%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.60%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.60%) PHP
13 1 (0.60%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.60%) Scala
Qualifications
1 34 (20.48%) ISTQB
2 24 (14.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (13.86%) MCP
3 23 (13.86%) MCPD
4 11 (6.63%) Degree
5 5 (3.01%) ISEB
6 2 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (42.17%) QA
2 4 (2.41%) JTAG
System Software
1 4 (2.41%) Firmware
2 1 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (4.22%) Ansible
2 5 (3.01%) Puppet
3 4 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.81%) Terraform
5 2 (1.20%) Packer
6 1 (0.60%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 34 (20.48%) Microsoft
2 14 (8.43%) Oracle
3 11 (6.63%) Google
4 10 (6.02%) HP
4 10 (6.02%) Micro Focus
5 8 (4.82%) Talend
6 3 (1.81%) Capita
7 2 (1.20%) New Relic
7 2 (1.20%) Perforce
7 2 (1.20%) Splunk