Period
to 21 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 21 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 41 24 38
Rank change year-on-year -17 +14 -7
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 130 307 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 6.42% 10.33% 6.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.93% 11.23% 7.63%
Number of salaries quoted 109 253 175
Oxfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +25.00% -5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £31,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Oxfordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,875 2,733 2,424
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 92.55% 91.96% 90.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1,576 2,357 1,991
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -6.59%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £67,500
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Oxfordshire

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation in Oxfordshire.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Oxfordshire

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Oxfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 21 May 2019.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Oxfordshire

Test Automation
Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 21 May 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -19 76 £55,000 +10.00% 15
Abingdon -12 18 £35,000 -26.32% 5
Banbury +10 8 £33,750 -15.63%
Wallingford +23 4 £35,000 -22.22% 2
Witney - 4 £40,000 - 1
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 66 (50.77%) QA
2 65 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (38.46%) Java
3 50 (38.46%) JavaScript
4 42 (32.31%) Selenium
4 42 (32.31%) Problem-Solving
5 38 (29.23%) Scrum
6 34 (26.15%) TDD
6 34 (26.15%) Analytics
7 33 (25.38%) Git (software)
7 33 (25.38%) Python
8 32 (24.62%) Software Testing
9 30 (23.08%) ISTQB
9 30 (23.08%) Cucumber
10 29 (22.31%) BDD
10 29 (22.31%) Computer Science
11 28 (21.54%) Microservices
12 27 (20.77%) Amazon AWS
12 27 (20.77%) Mathematics
13 25 (19.23%) Degree
14 23 (17.69%) C#
15 22 (16.92%) JIRA
15 22 (16.92%) Test Scripting
16 21 (16.15%) DevOps
16 21 (16.15%) Jenkins
16 21 (16.15%) Software Engineering
16 21 (16.15%) Data Science
17 20 (15.38%) MongoDB
18 19 (14.62%) SQL
19 18 (13.85%) CSS

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 12 (9.23%) Confluence
2 7 (5.38%) SharePoint
2 7 (5.38%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.31%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (5.38%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 27 (20.77%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (6.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (3.85%) Amazon S3
4 4 (3.08%) SaaS
5 3 (2.31%) Heroku
6 1 (0.77%) G Suite
6 1 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.15%) TCP/IP
2 7 (5.38%) HTTP
3 6 (4.62%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.38%) MongoDB
2 16 (12.31%) SQL Server
3 12 (9.23%) NoSQL
4 8 (6.15%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (6.15%) Redis
5 6 (4.62%) RethinkDB
6 5 (3.85%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (3.08%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.31%) MySQL
8 3 (2.31%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.77%) Big Data
9 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 42 (32.31%) Selenium
2 33 (25.38%) Git (software)
3 30 (23.08%) Cucumber
4 22 (16.92%) JIRA
5 21 (16.15%) Jenkins
6 13 (10.00%) Fiddler
7 11 (8.46%) WebDriver
8 9 (6.92%) JMeter
8 9 (6.92%) LoadRunner
8 9 (6.92%) Visual Studio Team System
9 8 (6.15%) JUnit
9 8 (6.15%) TeamCity
10 7 (5.38%) FitNesse
10 7 (5.38%) JBehave
10 7 (5.38%) PostCSS
10 7 (5.38%) webpack
11 5 (3.85%) SpecFlow
11 5 (3.85%) Spinnaker
11 5 (3.85%) TestComplete
12 3 (2.31%) NUnit
General
1 12 (9.23%) Pharmaceutical
2 10 (7.69%) Finance
3 9 (6.92%) Retail
4 7 (5.38%) Publishing
5 4 (3.08%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.31%) Legal
7 2 (1.54%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.77%) Games
Job Titles
1 51 (39.23%) Test Engineer
2 32 (24.62%) QA Engineer
3 29 (22.31%) Software Test Engineer
4 21 (16.15%) Analyst
5 19 (14.62%) Test Automation Engineer
6 18 (13.85%) Developer
6 18 (13.85%) Test Analyst
7 16 (12.31%) Senior QA Engineer
8 14 (10.77%) Tester
9 13 (10.00%) QA Automation Engineer
10 12 (9.23%) Graduate
10 12 (9.23%) Graduate Test Engineer
10 12 (9.23%) QA Test Engineer
11 11 (8.46%) QA Analyst
12 10 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
12 10 (7.69%) Software Engineer
13 9 (6.92%) Full Stack Developer
13 9 (6.92%) QA Test Analyst
14 8 (6.15%) Software QA Engineer
14 8 (6.15%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.85%) CSS
2 14 (10.77%) REST
3 13 (10.00%) HTML
3 13 (10.00%) Node.js
4 12 (9.23%) Gherkin
5 9 (6.92%) JSON
6 8 (6.15%) AngularJS
7 7 (5.38%) LESS
7 7 (5.38%) React
7 7 (5.38%) Redux
7 7 (5.38%) Sass
8 6 (4.62%) .NET
8 6 (4.62%) Express
9 5 (3.85%) Spring
9 5 (3.85%) Spring Boot
9 5 (3.85%) Spring Cloud
9 5 (3.85%) Swagger
10 4 (3.08%) Ruby on Rails
11 2 (1.54%) .NET Framework
11 2 (1.54%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.54%) User Experience
2 14 (10.77%) Algorithms
3 12 (9.23%) Life Science
4 7 (5.38%) Blog
4 7 (5.38%) Cloud Native
5 5 (3.85%) Mobile App
5 5 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.54%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.54%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.77%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.77%) Reinsurance
8 1 (0.77%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.00%) Linux
2 9 (6.92%) Windows
3 3 (2.31%) Windows 10
3 3 (2.31%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.54%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (32.31%) Problem-Solving
3 38 (29.23%) Scrum
4 34 (26.15%) Analytics
4 34 (26.15%) TDD
5 32 (24.62%) Software Testing
6 29 (22.31%) BDD
6 29 (22.31%) Computer Science
7 28 (21.54%) Microservices
8 27 (20.77%) Mathematics
9 22 (16.92%) Test Scripting
10 21 (16.15%) Data Science
10 21 (16.15%) DevOps
10 21 (16.15%) Software Engineering
11 16 (12.31%) Performance Testing
11 16 (12.31%) Regression Testing
12 13 (10.00%) Data Analysis
12 13 (10.00%) Kanban
13 12 (9.23%) Continuous Delivery
13 12 (9.23%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 50 (38.46%) Java
1 50 (38.46%) JavaScript
2 33 (25.38%) Python
3 23 (17.69%) C#
4 19 (14.62%) SQL
5 14 (10.77%) C
5 14 (10.77%) C++
6 12 (9.23%) MATLAB
6 12 (9.23%) R
7 9 (6.92%) Go
8 6 (4.62%) T-SQL
9 5 (3.85%) Java 8
10 4 (3.08%) Ruby
11 3 (2.31%) Java 9
11 3 (2.31%) PHP
12 1 (0.77%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.77%) Perl
12 1 (0.77%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 30 (23.08%) ISTQB
2 25 (19.23%) Degree
3 12 (9.23%) PhD
4 11 (8.46%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (3.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.54%) ISEB
7 1 (0.77%) CEH
7 1 (0.77%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.77%) GIAC
7 1 (0.77%) OSCP
7 1 (0.77%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (50.77%) QA
2 1 (0.77%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.77%) ISO 13485
2 1 (0.77%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 17 (13.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (12.31%) Kubernetes
2 5 (3.85%) Kibana
3 1 (0.77%) Defensics
3 1 (0.77%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.77%) Nessus
3 1 (0.77%) Nexpose
3 1 (0.77%) Nmap
3 1 (0.77%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 10 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.85%) Spotify
3 3 (2.31%) Google
3 3 (2.31%) GUPTA
4 2 (1.54%) HP
5 1 (0.77%) Codenomicon
5 1 (0.77%) Cypress Semiconductor
5 1 (0.77%) Oracle