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

Automated Testing
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 37 36
Rank change year-on-year +13 -1 +63
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 340 184 268
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 10.80% 6.78% 8.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.87% 7.60% 9.41%
Number of salaries quoted 256 166 132
Oxfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £39,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.25% -7.06% +21.43%
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,625 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% -2.35%

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 2,864 2,422 2,847
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 91.01% 89.21% 89.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2,433 1,980 2,308
Oxfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £68,750
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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +6 171 £50,000 +38.89% 26
Abingdon +17 104 £47,500 +66.67% 6
Wallingford -9 10 £45,000 +42.86% 2
Thame - 3 £42,500 -
Banbury +1 2 £40,000 -17.53% 1
Kidlington -25 1 £66,000 +1.54%
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 262 (77.06%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (37.35%) Python
3 112 (32.94%) SQL
4 110 (32.35%) QA
5 102 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
6 100 (29.41%) Selenium
7 99 (29.12%) Software Engineering
8 89 (26.18%) Continuous Integration
9 87 (25.59%) Java
10 76 (22.35%) Sophos
10 76 (22.35%) C++
11 75 (22.06%) Amazon AWS
12 74 (21.76%) Continuous Improvement
12 74 (21.76%) JIRA
13 70 (20.59%) Scrum
14 67 (19.71%) JavaScript
15 62 (18.24%) Windows
16 61 (17.94%) C#
17 60 (17.65%) Mentoring
18 59 (17.35%) Test Strategy
19 57 (16.76%) Coaching
20 56 (16.47%) Confluence
20 56 (16.47%) Regression Testing
21 54 (15.88%) Pair Programming
22 52 (15.29%) TDD
23 50 (14.71%) HTML
24 49 (14.41%) Git (software)
25 48 (14.12%) ISTQB
25 48 (14.12%) Microservices
26 47 (13.82%) BDD

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 56 (16.47%) Confluence
2 10 (2.94%) NServiceBus
2 10 (2.94%) Sitefinity
3 8 (2.35%) CMS
4 7 (2.06%) Apache
5 5 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.47%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.18%) Apache Solr
6 4 (1.18%) Apache Spark
6 4 (1.18%) Jetty
6 4 (1.18%) nginx
7 2 (0.59%) Tornado
8 1 (0.29%) IIS
8 1 (0.29%) JBoss
8 1 (0.29%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 75 (22.06%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (10.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (4.12%) Google Cloud Platform
4 11 (3.24%) GitHub
5 7 (2.06%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.59%) Akamai
7 2 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.59%) Serverless
8 1 (0.29%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.29%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.18%) Broadband
1 4 (1.18%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.29%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.29%) HTTP
2 1 (0.29%) Internet
2 1 (0.29%) Modbus
2 1 (0.29%) SMS
2 1 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (12.65%) SQL Server
2 28 (8.24%) NoSQL
3 24 (7.06%) RDBMS
3 24 (7.06%) Relational Database
4 21 (6.18%) MongoDB
5 19 (5.59%) MySQL
6 16 (4.71%) Apache Cassandra
7 14 (4.12%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (2.94%) Oracle Database
9 9 (2.65%) Big Data
9 9 (2.65%) Data Mining
10 7 (2.06%) SSDT
11 3 (0.88%) Bigtable
11 3 (0.88%) CouchDB
12 2 (0.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (0.59%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.59%) Redis
12 2 (0.59%) Spark SQL
12 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1 (0.29%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 100 (29.41%) Selenium
2 74 (21.76%) JIRA
3 49 (14.41%) Git (software)
4 45 (13.24%) Cucumber
5 39 (11.47%) Jenkins
6 26 (7.65%) JUnit
7 20 (5.88%) WebDriver
8 17 (5.00%) Octopus Deploy
8 17 (5.00%) Subversion
8 17 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (3.82%) SoapUI
10 11 (3.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 11 (3.24%) Bitbucket
11 10 (2.94%) GDB
11 10 (2.94%) HP UFT
11 10 (2.94%) JMeter
11 10 (2.94%) LoadRunner
11 10 (2.94%) Zephyr
12 9 (2.65%) Babel
12 9 (2.65%) gulp
General
1 20 (5.88%) Finance
2 14 (4.12%) Retail
3 8 (2.35%) Games
4 5 (1.47%) Advertising
4 5 (1.47%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.29%) Marketing
5 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 87 (25.59%) Developer
2 60 (17.65%) Tester
3 58 (17.06%) Software Engineer
4 51 (15.00%) Analyst
5 40 (11.76%) Test Analyst
6 39 (11.47%) Test Engineer
7 35 (10.29%) QA Engineer
8 27 (7.94%) Automation Test Analyst
9 26 (7.65%) Software Tester
10 25 (7.35%) Automation Tester
10 25 (7.35%) QA Analyst
11 23 (6.76%) Applications Developer
12 22 (6.47%) Test Automation Engineer
13 19 (5.59%) Agile Tester
13 19 (5.59%) Selenium Test Analyst
13 19 (5.59%) Senior Analyst
13 19 (5.59%) Senior Test Analyst
14 18 (5.29%) QA Automation Engineer
15 17 (5.00%) Java Developer
16 16 (4.71%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (14.71%) HTML
2 46 (13.53%) .NET
2 46 (13.53%) AngularJS
3 30 (8.82%) CSS
4 28 (8.24%) HTML5
5 26 (7.65%) .NET Framework
5 26 (7.65%) Web Services
6 24 (7.06%) Gherkin
7 22 (6.47%) ASP.NET
7 22 (6.47%) SOAP
8 20 (5.88%) Django
9 19 (5.59%) JSON
9 19 (5.59%) Spring
10 18 (5.29%) Hibernate
10 18 (5.29%) RESTful
11 12 (3.53%) REST
11 12 (3.53%) XML
12 11 (3.24%) Backbone.js
12 11 (3.24%) Ruby on Rails
13 10 (2.94%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 45 (13.24%) Computer Science
2 16 (4.71%) Cloud Native
2 16 (4.71%) Mobile App
2 16 (4.71%) User Experience
3 14 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.12%) Blog
3 14 (4.12%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (3.24%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (2.94%) Life Science
6 9 (2.65%) ASIC
6 9 (2.65%) Embedded Systems
6 9 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (2.35%) Spread Betting
8 7 (2.06%) Reinsurance
9 6 (1.76%) Replication
10 5 (1.47%) Public Cloud
10 5 (1.47%) Semantic Web
11 3 (0.88%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.88%) Security Operations Centre
12 2 (0.59%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 62 (18.24%) Windows
2 41 (12.06%) Linux
3 16 (4.71%) Windows Server
4 9 (2.65%) Unix
5 1 (0.29%) AIX
5 1 (0.29%) Android
5 1 (0.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (77.06%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
3 99 (29.12%) Software Engineering
4 89 (26.18%) Continuous Integration
5 74 (21.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 70 (20.59%) Scrum
7 60 (17.65%) Mentoring
8 59 (17.35%) Test Strategy
9 57 (16.76%) Coaching
10 56 (16.47%) Regression Testing
11 54 (15.88%) Pair Programming
12 52 (15.29%) TDD
13 48 (14.12%) Microservices
14 47 (13.82%) BDD
15 36 (10.59%) MVC
16 34 (10.00%) Manual Testing
17 31 (9.12%) User Stories
18 30 (8.82%) OO
19 29 (8.53%) Exploratory Testing
20 28 (8.24%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 127 (37.35%) Python
2 112 (32.94%) SQL
3 87 (25.59%) Java
4 76 (22.35%) C++
5 67 (19.71%) JavaScript
6 61 (17.94%) C#
7 25 (7.35%) C
8 21 (6.18%) Perl
9 20 (5.88%) Ruby
10 17 (5.00%) T-SQL
11 16 (4.71%) VB.NET
12 9 (2.65%) ES6
12 9 (2.65%) PowerShell
13 8 (2.35%) PHP
14 7 (2.06%) Bash Shell
15 6 (1.76%) Shell Script
16 4 (1.18%) Go
17 3 (0.88%) Java 8
17 3 (0.88%) R
18 2 (0.59%) Scala
Qualifications
1 48 (14.12%) ISTQB
2 44 (12.94%) Degree
3 19 (5.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (5.00%) MCP
4 17 (5.00%) MCPD
5 7 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (32.35%) QA
2 10 (2.94%) JTAG
3 1 (0.29%) MISRA
System Software
1 9 (2.65%) Firmware
2 8 (2.35%) Hyper-V
2 8 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (1.76%) Docker
4 2 (0.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 16 (4.71%) Ansible
2 12 (3.53%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (3.53%) Puppet
3 4 (1.18%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.88%) Kibana
4 3 (0.88%) logstash
4 3 (0.88%) Packer
4 3 (0.88%) Terraform
Vendors
1 76 (22.35%) Sophos
2 39 (11.47%) Microsoft
3 24 (7.06%) Oracle
4 15 (4.41%) Google
5 13 (3.82%) Perforce
6 11 (3.24%) HP
7 10 (2.94%) Micro Focus
8 8 (2.35%) Cadence
9 6 (1.76%) Talend
10 5 (1.47%) Splunk
11 4 (1.18%) Capita
12 2 (0.59%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.59%) New Relic
13 1 (0.29%) Sage
13 1 (0.29%) Salesforce.com