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 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 33 43
Rank change year-on-year -10 +10  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 85 135 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 6.32% 8.18% 5.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.19% 9.27% 6.31%
Number of salaries quoted 95 66 81
Median salary £45,000 £44,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.12% -1.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,275 £26,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £84,000 £56,625 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Oxfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1183 1456 1316
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 87.89% 88.19% 83.08%
Number of salaries quoted 4471 5757 4141
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £28,750
10% offered a salary of more than £77,000 £67,500 £68,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +41 74 £45,000 -16.66% 12
Kidlington +6 12 £84,000 +57.00% 1
Abingdon -7 3 £50,000 -4.76% 1
Banbury -23 1 - -
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 113 (60.43%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (36.90%) Windows
3 59 (31.55%) Java
4 52 (27.81%) Selenium
5 51 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
6 49 (26.20%) SQL
7 48 (25.67%) TDD
8 47 (25.13%) Python
9 43 (22.99%) Microsoft
9 43 (22.99%) JIRA
10 41 (21.93%) QA
10 41 (21.93%) Test Scripting
11 40 (21.39%) RESTful
12 39 (20.86%) C++
13 34 (18.18%) System Testing
14 32 (17.11%) ISTQB
14 32 (17.11%) Continuous Improvement
15 31 (16.58%) XML
16 30 (16.04%) Spring
16 30 (16.04%) Git (software)
16 30 (16.04%) Amazon AWS
17 29 (15.51%) Team Foundation Server
17 29 (15.51%) C#
17 29 (15.51%) SQL Server
17 29 (15.51%) ISEB
18 28 (14.97%) XML Schema
18 28 (14.97%) Oracle
18 28 (14.97%) .NET
18 28 (14.97%) SOAP
18 28 (14.97%) Linux

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 27 (14.44%) JBoss
2 13 (6.95%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (6.42%) Apache Solr
3 12 (6.42%) Apache Spark
4 11 (5.88%) Apache
5 10 (5.35%) nginx
6 9 (4.81%) Jetty
6 9 (4.81%) Tomcat
7 4 (2.14%) NServiceBus
8 3 (1.60%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.07%) IIS
10 1 (0.53%) CMS
10 1 (0.53%) Confluence
10 1 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.14%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 30 (16.04%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.74%) Amazon EMR
3 4 (2.14%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.60%) Office 365
5 1 (0.53%) GitHub
5 1 (0.53%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.67%) IPv4
1 5 (2.67%) IPv6
1 5 (2.67%) Network Security
2 3 (1.60%) Intranet
3 1 (0.53%) DHCP
3 1 (0.53%) DNS
3 1 (0.53%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.53%) Firewall
3 1 (0.53%) HTTP
3 1 (0.53%) Internet
3 1 (0.53%) Modbus
3 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (15.51%) SQL Server
2 25 (13.37%) Big Data
3 10 (5.35%) Oracle Database
4 8 (4.28%) MySQL
5 7 (3.74%) Text Mining
6 5 (2.67%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (2.67%) Apache Hive
6 5 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (2.67%) Spark SQL
7 4 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (2.14%) SSDT
8 2 (1.07%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.53%) InfluxDB
9 1 (0.53%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.53%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 52 (27.81%) Selenium
2 43 (22.99%) JIRA
3 30 (16.04%) Git (software)
4 29 (15.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 27 (14.44%) Talend Open Studio
6 18 (9.63%) Subversion
7 16 (8.56%) Jenkins
8 10 (5.35%) Eclipse
9 9 (4.81%) Gradle
10 8 (4.28%) Cucumber
11 4 (2.14%) HP UFT
11 4 (2.14%) JUnit
11 4 (2.14%) Oracle Forms
11 4 (2.14%) Zephyr
12 3 (1.60%) LabVIEW
12 3 (1.60%) WebDriver
13 2 (1.07%) PHPUnit
13 2 (1.07%) Protractor
13 2 (1.07%) TestComplete
13 2 (1.07%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (9.09%) Publishing
2 8 (4.28%) Finance
2 8 (4.28%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.14%) Banking
4 3 (1.60%) Marketing
5 2 (1.07%) Advertising
5 2 (1.07%) Automotive
5 2 (1.07%) Electronics
5 2 (1.07%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.07%) Retail
6 1 (0.53%) Military
Job Titles
1 53 (28.34%) Developer
2 36 (19.25%) Tester
3 32 (17.11%) Test Engineer
4 27 (14.44%) Java Developer
5 25 (13.37%) Analyst
6 23 (12.30%) Test Analyst
7 19 (10.16%) XML Developer
8 17 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
9 16 (8.56%) IT Analyst
10 15 (8.02%) AWS Developer
10 15 (8.02%) Java Engineer
10 15 (8.02%) Senior Tester
11 13 (6.95%) Architect
11 13 (6.95%) Integration Developer
11 13 (6.95%) Java Architect
11 13 (6.95%) XML Architect
12 12 (6.42%) AWS Engineer
13 11 (5.88%) Software Test Engineer
14 10 (5.35%) QA Engineer
14 10 (5.35%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (21.39%) RESTful
2 31 (16.58%) XML
3 30 (16.04%) Spring
4 28 (14.97%) .NET
4 28 (14.97%) SOAP
4 28 (14.97%) XML Schema
5 27 (14.44%) Apache Camel
5 27 (14.44%) Java EE
6 24 (12.83%) Gherkin
6 24 (12.83%) Web Services
7 22 (11.76%) REST
8 21 (11.23%) AngularJS
9 13 (6.95%) ASP.NET
10 12 (6.42%) Lucene
11 11 (5.88%) HTML
11 11 (5.88%) Natural Language Processing
12 10 (5.35%) CSS
12 10 (5.35%) WPF
13 9 (4.81%) .NET Framework
14 7 (3.74%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.70%) Computer Science
2 12 (6.42%) Mobile App
3 9 (4.81%) Algorithms
3 9 (4.81%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (3.74%) Linked Data
5 6 (3.21%) Embedded Systems
5 6 (3.21%) Life Science
6 5 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.67%) Replication
6 5 (2.67%) Semantic Web
7 4 (2.14%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.14%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.60%) Augmented Reality
8 3 (1.60%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.07%) Reinsurance
10 1 (0.53%) CAN bus
10 1 (0.53%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.53%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 69 (36.90%) Windows
2 28 (14.97%) Linux
3 10 (5.35%) Windows Server
4 9 (4.81%) Windows Vista
5 7 (3.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (3.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (2.67%) Android
7 5 (2.67%) Windows XP
8 4 (2.14%) Apple iOS
8 4 (2.14%) Kali Linux
8 4 (2.14%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.60%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.07%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (60.43%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
3 48 (25.67%) TDD
4 41 (21.93%) Test Scripting
5 34 (18.18%) System Testing
6 32 (17.11%) Continuous Improvement
7 27 (14.44%) Data Modelling
7 27 (14.44%) ETL
8 26 (13.90%) Data Integration
9 24 (12.83%) Functional Testing
9 24 (12.83%) Manual Testing
10 23 (12.30%) BDD
10 23 (12.30%) Integration Testing
11 22 (11.76%) Software Testing
12 21 (11.23%) Continuous Deployment
12 21 (11.23%) Informatics
13 20 (10.70%) Non-Functional Testing
14 19 (10.16%) Regression Testing
15 17 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
15 17 (9.09%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (31.55%) Java
2 49 (26.20%) SQL
3 47 (25.13%) Python
4 39 (20.86%) C++
5 29 (15.51%) C#
6 23 (12.30%) JavaScript
7 20 (10.70%) Bash Shell
8 17 (9.09%) Ruby
9 15 (8.02%) C
10 10 (5.35%) Scala
11 9 (4.81%) T-SQL
12 8 (4.28%) Perl
13 7 (3.74%) VB
14 6 (3.21%) MATLAB
15 4 (2.14%) PHP
16 3 (1.60%) VBScript
17 1 (0.53%) Assembly Language
17 1 (0.53%) Groovy
17 1 (0.53%) PL/SQL
17 1 (0.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 32 (17.11%) ISTQB
2 29 (15.51%) ISEB
3 22 (11.76%) Degree
4 8 (4.28%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (3.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (2.67%) CEH
6 5 (2.67%) GIAC
6 5 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.67%) OSCP
6 5 (2.67%) Security Cleared
7 4 (2.14%) GPEN
7 4 (2.14%) MCP
7 4 (2.14%) MCPD
7 4 (2.14%) PhD
8 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (21.93%) QA
2 2 (1.07%) JTAG
3 1 (0.53%) IEC 61131
3 1 (0.53%) MISRA
System Software
1 7 (3.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 5 (2.67%) Docker
2 5 (2.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (3.21%) Puppet
2 5 (2.67%) Defensics
2 5 (2.67%) Nessus
2 5 (2.67%) Nmap
2 5 (2.67%) OpenVAS
3 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 43 (22.99%) Microsoft
2 28 (14.97%) Oracle
3 27 (14.44%) Talend
4 5 (2.67%) Codenomicon
4 5 (2.67%) Coverity
4 5 (2.67%) Qualys
5 4 (2.14%) HP
6 3 (1.60%) Sophos
7 2 (1.07%) Borland
7 2 (1.07%) Perforce
8 1 (0.53%) Sitecore
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £63,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £84,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Opus Energy
Posted: 14 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £84,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £63,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + bonus, bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £49,000 to £55,000 per annum Negotiable + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Kidlington
Bluetown Online LTD
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Abingdon
Corriculo
Salary: to £50,000 + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago