Period
to 22 January 2018

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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 25 39
Rank change year-on-year +3 +14 +49
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 342 222 240
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 11.16% 8.44% 7.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.54% 9.53% 8.07%
Number of salaries quoted 251 159 170
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -4.76% -16.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £23,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £63,000 £60,000 £57,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +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 2,728 2,329 2,974
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 89.03% 88.59% 87.81%
Number of salaries quoted 2,228 1,826 2,396
Oxfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £44,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.74% -1.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,675 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 22 January 2018.

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 22 January 2018. 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 +5 154 £50,000 +42.86% 31
Abingdon +1 115 £51,250 +83.04% 14
Wallingford - 7 £45,000 - 2
Banbury -6 2 £53,750 +10.82%
Thame - 2 £40,000 -
Witney -2 1 - - 1
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 252 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 175 (51.17%) Python
3 131 (38.30%) Software Engineering
3 131 (38.30%) QA
4 111 (32.46%) Selenium
5 106 (30.99%) Java
6 99 (28.95%) C++
7 98 (28.65%) Sophos
8 88 (25.73%) SQL
9 80 (23.39%) C#
10 79 (23.10%) Continuous Improvement
11 74 (21.64%) Amazon AWS
12 73 (21.35%) Windows
13 72 (21.05%) Git (software)
14 69 (20.18%) JavaScript
14 69 (20.18%) Scrum
14 69 (20.18%) JIRA
15 65 (19.01%) Mentoring
16 63 (18.42%) Regression Testing
17 61 (17.84%) Degree
18 60 (17.54%) Linux
19 58 (16.96%) Coaching
20 55 (16.08%) HTML
20 55 (16.08%) Continuous Integration
21 54 (15.79%) Pair Programming
21 54 (15.79%) .NET
22 50 (14.62%) Microsoft
23 47 (13.74%) Manual Testing
24 46 (13.45%) Cucumber
25 43 (12.57%) Computer Science

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 40 (11.70%) Confluence
2 24 (7.02%) NServiceBus
3 16 (4.68%) Sitefinity
4 13 (3.80%) CMS
5 8 (2.34%) IIS
6 6 (1.75%) Apache
6 6 (1.75%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.88%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.88%) Jetty
7 3 (0.88%) nginx
7 3 (0.88%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.58%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.58%) JBoss
9 1 (0.29%) Drupal
9 1 (0.29%) Perch
Cloud Services
1 74 (21.64%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (8.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
4 15 (4.39%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (1.75%) Office 365
6 3 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.58%) Akamai
7 2 (0.58%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.58%) Serverless
8 1 (0.29%) GitHub
8 1 (0.29%) IaaS
8 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.75%) Broadband
2 5 (1.46%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.88%) Internet
4 2 (0.58%) Network Security
5 1 (0.29%) DNS
5 1 (0.29%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.29%) HTTP
5 1 (0.29%) Modbus
5 1 (0.29%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (11.99%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.43%) Relational Database
3 17 (4.97%) NoSQL
4 16 (4.68%) RDBMS
5 15 (4.39%) MySQL
6 11 (3.22%) Oracle Database
7 10 (2.92%) Data Mining
7 10 (2.92%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (2.34%) MongoDB
8 8 (2.34%) SSDT
9 6 (1.75%) Big Data
10 5 (1.46%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.58%) Bigtable
11 2 (0.58%) CouchDB
11 2 (0.58%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 111 (32.46%) Selenium
2 72 (21.05%) Git (software)
3 69 (20.18%) JIRA
4 46 (13.45%) Cucumber
5 38 (11.11%) Jenkins
6 37 (10.82%) JUnit
7 29 (8.48%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (5.56%) JMeter
9 18 (5.26%) Subversion
10 16 (4.68%) Octopus Deploy
11 14 (4.09%) SoapUI
11 14 (4.09%) TestRail
12 13 (3.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 13 (3.80%) Bitbucket
13 11 (3.22%) Visual Studio
14 10 (2.92%) WebDriver
15 8 (2.34%) Hudson
15 8 (2.34%) Maven
16 7 (2.05%) gulp
16 7 (2.05%) LoadRunner
General
1 12 (3.51%) Finance
2 9 (2.63%) Games
3 3 (0.88%) Advertising
3 3 (0.88%) Retail
4 2 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.29%) Electronics
5 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 90 (26.32%) Developer
2 76 (22.22%) Software Engineer
3 49 (14.33%) Tester
4 42 (12.28%) Test Engineer
5 33 (9.65%) QA Engineer
6 32 (9.36%) Analyst
7 31 (9.06%) Test Automation Engineer
8 30 (8.77%) Applications Developer
9 23 (6.73%) Software Tester
10 21 (6.14%) C++ Software Engineer
10 21 (6.14%) QA Analyst
10 21 (6.14%) Test Analyst
10 21 (6.14%) Windows Engineer
11 20 (5.85%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
11 20 (5.85%) Senior Test Engineer
12 19 (5.56%) Automation Test Lead
13 18 (5.26%) Automation Tester
13 18 (5.26%) Java Developer
13 18 (5.26%) Test Leader
14 17 (4.97%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (16.08%) HTML
2 54 (15.79%) .NET
3 42 (12.28%) HTML5
4 38 (11.11%) CSS
5 36 (10.53%) ASP.NET
6 31 (9.06%) AngularJS
7 29 (8.48%) .NET Framework
8 26 (7.60%) SOAP
9 24 (7.02%) Kendo UI
10 23 (6.73%) Django
11 21 (6.14%) Spring
11 21 (6.14%) Web Services
12 20 (5.85%) Gherkin
13 19 (5.56%) Hibernate
14 16 (4.68%) Entity Framework
15 15 (4.39%) Ajax
15 15 (4.39%) CSS3
15 15 (4.39%) JSON
15 15 (4.39%) RESTful
16 13 (3.80%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 43 (12.57%) Computer Science
2 24 (7.02%) Greenfield Project
3 19 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (2.92%) Life Science
5 9 (2.63%) Spread Betting
6 8 (2.34%) Replication
6 8 (2.34%) User Experience
7 6 (1.75%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.75%) Reinsurance
8 4 (1.17%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (0.58%) ASIC
9 2 (0.58%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.58%) Linked Data
10 1 (0.29%) Blog
10 1 (0.29%) CAN bus
10 1 (0.29%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.29%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.29%) e-Health
10 1 (0.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 73 (21.35%) Windows
2 60 (17.54%) Linux
3 22 (6.43%) Windows Server
4 18 (5.26%) Unix
5 7 (2.05%) AIX
5 7 (2.05%) Solaris
6 1 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (38.30%) Software Engineering
3 79 (23.10%) Continuous Improvement
4 69 (20.18%) Scrum
5 65 (19.01%) Mentoring
6 63 (18.42%) Regression Testing
7 58 (16.96%) Coaching
8 55 (16.08%) Continuous Integration
9 54 (15.79%) Pair Programming
10 47 (13.74%) Manual Testing
11 41 (11.99%) MVC
12 40 (11.70%) OO
13 39 (11.40%) User Stories
14 35 (10.23%) BDD
15 34 (9.94%) Microservices
15 34 (9.94%) Software Testing
16 33 (9.65%) Test Strategy
17 30 (8.77%) Acceptance Criteria
18 29 (8.48%) TDD
19 27 (7.89%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 175 (51.17%) Python
2 106 (30.99%) Java
3 99 (28.95%) C++
4 88 (25.73%) SQL
5 80 (23.39%) C#
6 69 (20.18%) JavaScript
7 40 (11.70%) C
8 17 (4.97%) PowerShell
8 17 (4.97%) Shell Script
9 16 (4.68%) Bash Shell
9 16 (4.68%) Perl
10 15 (4.39%) Ruby
11 9 (2.63%) PHP
11 9 (2.63%) T-SQL
12 7 (2.05%) ES6
12 7 (2.05%) VB.NET
13 5 (1.46%) Groovy
14 3 (0.88%) Scala
15 2 (0.58%) Assembly Language
15 2 (0.58%) R
Qualifications
1 61 (17.84%) Degree
2 32 (9.36%) ISTQB
3 25 (7.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (7.02%) MCP
4 24 (7.02%) MCPD
5 6 (1.75%) ISEB
6 3 (0.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (38.30%) QA
2 3 (0.88%) JTAG
3 1 (0.29%) IEC 61131
3 1 (0.29%) MISRA
System Software
1 10 (2.92%) Hyper-V
1 10 (2.92%) VMware ESXi
2 9 (2.63%) Docker
3 6 (1.75%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.58%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.58%) Firmware
5 1 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (4.09%) Ansible
2 12 (3.51%) Puppet
3 11 (3.22%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.17%) Kibana
4 4 (1.17%) logstash
5 2 (0.58%) Terraform
6 1 (0.29%) Mesos
Vendors
1 98 (28.65%) Sophos
2 50 (14.62%) Microsoft
3 29 (8.48%) Oracle
4 14 (4.09%) Google
4 14 (4.09%) Perforce
5 12 (3.51%) HP
6 10 (2.92%) Talend
7 9 (2.63%) Cadence
8 6 (1.75%) Splunk
9 5 (1.46%) Micro Focus
10 2 (0.58%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.58%) New Relic
11 1 (0.29%) Capita
11 1 (0.29%) VMware
11 1 (0.29%) Xamarin