Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 42 37
Rank change year-on-year +25 -5 +25
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 178 90 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 11.17% 6.11% 7.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.25% 6.94% 8.23%
Number of salaries quoted 182 82 89
Oxford median annual salary £50,000 £43,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.61% +8.13% -20.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £50,250
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.36% +4.71% -15.00%

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 1453 1296 1385
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxford 91.21% 87.92% 85.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1262 1130 1106
Oxford median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £30,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £63,750 £64,375
Oxfordshire median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +4.44% +3.45% +8.75%

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 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Oxford

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Oxford region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 120 (67.42%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (49.44%) Python
3 86 (48.31%) QA
4 80 (44.94%) Selenium
5 64 (35.96%) Java
6 54 (30.34%) Git (software)
7 51 (28.65%) Continuous Improvement
8 49 (27.53%) Scrum
9 43 (24.16%) C++
10 42 (23.60%) .NET
10 42 (23.60%) Software Engineering
11 40 (22.47%) C#
12 39 (21.91%) JIRA
13 38 (21.35%) JavaScript
13 38 (21.35%) Microsoft
14 37 (20.79%) HTML
14 37 (20.79%) SQL
14 37 (20.79%) Amazon AWS
15 36 (20.22%) Team Foundation Server
16 35 (19.66%) Manual Testing
16 35 (19.66%) MVC
17 34 (19.10%) ASP.NET
17 34 (19.10%) HTML5
18 33 (18.54%) Jenkins
19 32 (17.98%) Event-Driven Architecture
19 32 (17.98%) Kendo UI
19 32 (17.98%) Microservices
19 32 (17.98%) SOLID
19 32 (17.98%) NServiceBus
19 32 (17.98%) MCPD

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 (17.98%) NServiceBus
2 17 (9.55%) Confluence
3 16 (8.99%) Sitefinity
4 9 (5.06%) Apache Spark
4 9 (5.06%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (4.49%) Apache Solr
6 7 (3.93%) Apache
6 7 (3.93%) nginx
7 6 (3.37%) Jetty
7 6 (3.37%) Tomcat
8 4 (2.25%) JBoss
9 1 (0.56%) CMS
9 1 (0.56%) Drupal
9 1 (0.56%) IIS
9 1 (0.56%) Perch
Cloud Services
1 37 (20.79%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (10.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (8.99%) Google Cloud Platform
4 14 (7.87%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (2.81%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (1.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.12%) Internet
1 2 (1.12%) IPv4
1 2 (1.12%) IPv6
1 2 (1.12%) Network Security
2 1 (0.56%) DNS
2 1 (0.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.99%) SSDT
2 13 (7.30%) Big Data
3 6 (3.37%) Oracle Database
3 6 (3.37%) RDBMS
3 6 (3.37%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.81%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.81%) Text Mining
5 4 (2.25%) MySQL
5 4 (2.25%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.69%) Apache Hive
6 3 (1.69%) Spark SQL
7 2 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.56%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 80 (44.94%) Selenium
2 54 (30.34%) Git (software)
3 39 (21.91%) JIRA
4 36 (20.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 33 (18.54%) Jenkins
6 29 (16.29%) Cucumber
7 26 (14.61%) JUnit
8 18 (10.11%) SoapUI
9 16 (8.99%) Octopus Deploy
10 12 (6.74%) Subversion
11 10 (5.62%) Talend Open Studio
12 8 (4.49%) Eclipse
12 8 (4.49%) JMeter
12 8 (4.49%) PyCharm
13 6 (3.37%) Maven
14 5 (2.81%) Gradle
14 5 (2.81%) WebDriver
15 3 (1.69%) GDB
16 2 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 2 (1.12%) Bitbucket
General
1 8 (4.49%) Publishing
2 2 (1.12%) Finance
3 1 (0.56%) Electronics
3 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.56%) Marketing
3 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 55 (30.90%) Test Engineer
2 53 (29.78%) Developer
3 42 (23.60%) Test Automation Engineer
4 32 (17.98%) Applications Developer
5 26 (14.61%) QA Engineer
5 26 (14.61%) Tester
6 24 (13.48%) Analyst
6 24 (13.48%) Test Analyst
7 21 (11.80%) Senior Developer
8 20 (11.24%) Senior Applications Developer
9 18 (10.11%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
9 18 (10.11%) Senior Test Engineer
10 16 (8.99%) QA Test Engineer
10 16 (8.99%) Web Applications Developer
10 16 (8.99%) Web Developer
11 15 (8.43%) Java Engineer
11 15 (8.43%) QA Analyst
11 15 (8.43%) QA Test Analyst
11 15 (8.43%) Software Tester
12 12 (6.74%) Senior Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (23.60%) .NET
2 37 (20.79%) HTML
3 34 (19.10%) ASP.NET
3 34 (19.10%) HTML5
4 32 (17.98%) Kendo UI
5 21 (11.80%) CSS
6 20 (11.24%) Web Services
7 19 (10.67%) .NET Framework
8 17 (9.55%) CSS3
9 16 (8.99%) Ajax
9 16 (8.99%) Entity Framework
10 12 (6.74%) RESTful
10 12 (6.74%) SOAP
11 11 (6.18%) AngularJS
11 11 (6.18%) Django
12 10 (5.62%) Spring
13 8 (4.49%) Lucene
13 8 (4.49%) Natural Language Processing
14 6 (3.37%) Elastic Stack
14 6 (3.37%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.93%) Computer Science
2 5 (2.81%) Algorithms
2 5 (2.81%) Linked Data
3 4 (2.25%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (1.69%) ASIC
4 3 (1.69%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (1.69%) Reinsurance
4 3 (1.69%) Semantic Web
4 3 (1.69%) User Experience
5 2 (1.12%) Life Science
5 2 (1.12%) Replication
6 1 (0.56%) Blog
6 1 (0.56%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 19 (10.67%) Linux
2 11 (6.18%) Windows
3 1 (0.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (67.42%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (28.65%) Continuous Improvement
3 49 (27.53%) Scrum
4 42 (23.60%) Software Engineering
5 35 (19.66%) Manual Testing
5 35 (19.66%) MVC
6 32 (17.98%) Event-Driven Architecture
6 32 (17.98%) Microservices
6 32 (17.98%) SOLID
7 29 (16.29%) Software Testing
8 25 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (11.80%) TDD
10 20 (11.24%) User Stories
11 19 (10.67%) Web Development
12 18 (10.11%) Mentoring
12 18 (10.11%) Test Scripting
13 16 (8.99%) Process Improvement
14 14 (7.87%) Coaching
15 12 (6.74%) BDD
15 12 (6.74%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 88 (49.44%) Python
2 64 (35.96%) Java
3 43 (24.16%) C++
4 40 (22.47%) C#
5 38 (21.35%) JavaScript
6 37 (20.79%) SQL
7 30 (16.85%) C
8 15 (8.43%) Ruby
9 11 (6.18%) Bash Shell
10 6 (3.37%) Scala
10 6 (3.37%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.25%) Perl
12 3 (1.69%) Assembly Language
12 3 (1.69%) PHP
12 3 (1.69%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.12%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.56%) Groovy
14 1 (0.56%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (17.98%) MCP
1 32 (17.98%) MCPD
1 32 (17.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (6.18%) Degree
3 6 (3.37%) ISTQB
4 5 (2.81%) ISEB
5 1 (0.56%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (48.31%) QA
2 3 (1.69%) JTAG
System Software
1 6 (3.37%) Firmware
2 5 (2.81%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (1.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (3.37%) Puppet
2 4 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.69%) Ansible
4 2 (1.12%) Terraform
5 1 (0.56%) Mesos
Vendors
1 38 (21.35%) Microsoft
2 16 (8.99%) Google
3 10 (5.62%) Oracle
3 10 (5.62%) Talend
4 3 (1.69%) Perforce
5 1 (0.56%) Capita