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 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 94 93 117
Rank change year-on-year -1 +24  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 23 21 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.64% 1.49% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.87% 1.73% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 14 11 6
Median salary £55,000 £45,000 £51,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% -12.19%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,550 £45,000 £40,250
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £53,500 £52,500
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 1227 1217 1206
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 87.27% 86.37% 88.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1032 1030 981
Median salary £47,500 £48,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.04% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire citing Test Automation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 23 March 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 23 March 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 +10 9 £70,000 +29.62% 3
Kidlington - 8 £55,000 -
Abingdon +6 5 - -
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 29 (67.44%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (55.81%) BDD
3 23 (53.49%) TDD
4 22 (51.16%) JIRA
5 21 (48.84%) Integration Testing
6 19 (44.19%) QA
7 15 (34.88%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (34.88%) Software Testing
7 15 (34.88%) SQL
8 14 (32.56%) Data Modelling
8 14 (32.56%) ETL
8 14 (32.56%) XML Schema
8 14 (32.56%) SOAP
8 14 (32.56%) XML
8 14 (32.56%) JBoss
8 14 (32.56%) Java
8 14 (32.56%) Oracle
8 14 (32.56%) Java EE
8 14 (32.56%) Spring
8 14 (32.56%) Data Integration
8 14 (32.56%) Talend Open Studio
8 14 (32.56%) RESTful
8 14 (32.56%) Non-Functional Testing
8 14 (32.56%) Talend
8 14 (32.56%) Big Data
8 14 (32.56%) Apache Camel
9 13 (30.23%) Continuous Improvement
10 12 (27.91%) Selenium
11 9 (20.93%) Software Engineering
11 9 (20.93%) Informatics

Test Automation
Top Related 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 14 (32.56%) JBoss
2 1 (2.33%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (20.93%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (32.56%) Big Data
2 9 (20.93%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 22 (51.16%) JIRA
2 14 (32.56%) Talend Open Studio
3 12 (27.91%) Selenium
4 8 (18.60%) HP UFT
4 8 (18.60%) Zephyr
5 3 (6.98%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.33%) Appium
6 1 (2.33%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (18.60%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (34.88%) Developer
2 10 (23.26%) QA Engineer
3 9 (20.93%) AWS Developer
3 9 (20.93%) AWS Engineer
3 9 (20.93%) Java Developer
3 9 (20.93%) Java Engineer
3 9 (20.93%) Software Engineer
4 8 (18.60%) Head of QA
4 8 (18.60%) Head of Testing
4 8 (18.60%) Software Test Engineer
4 8 (18.60%) Test Engineer
5 7 (16.28%) Architect
5 7 (16.28%) AWS Architect
5 7 (16.28%) ETL Architect
5 7 (16.28%) ETL Developer
5 7 (16.28%) Java Architect
5 7 (16.28%) QA Software Engineer
5 7 (16.28%) SQL Developer
5 7 (16.28%) XML Architect
5 7 (16.28%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (32.56%) Apache Camel
1 14 (32.56%) Java EE
1 14 (32.56%) RESTful
1 14 (32.56%) SOAP
1 14 (32.56%) Spring
1 14 (32.56%) XML
1 14 (32.56%) XML Schema
2 9 (20.93%) REST
3 5 (11.63%) Web Services
4 1 (2.33%) .NET
4 1 (2.33%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.33%) CSS
4 1 (2.33%) CSS3
4 1 (2.33%) HTML
4 1 (2.33%) HTML5
4 1 (2.33%) jQuery
4 1 (2.33%) React
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Virtual Team
2 6 (13.95%) Computer Science
2 6 (13.95%) Life Science
3 5 (11.63%) Semantic Web
4 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.93%) Apple iOS
2 8 (18.60%) Android
2 8 (18.60%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (67.44%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (55.81%) BDD
3 23 (53.49%) TDD
4 21 (48.84%) Integration Testing
5 15 (34.88%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (34.88%) Software Testing
6 14 (32.56%) Data Integration
6 14 (32.56%) Data Modelling
6 14 (32.56%) ETL
6 14 (32.56%) Non-Functional Testing
7 13 (30.23%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (20.93%) DevOps
8 9 (20.93%) Informatics
8 9 (20.93%) Software Engineering
9 8 (18.60%) Manual Testing
9 8 (18.60%) Project Management
9 8 (18.60%) Release Management
9 8 (18.60%) Risk Management
9 8 (18.60%) Test Scripting
9 8 (18.60%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.88%) SQL
2 14 (32.56%) Java
3 7 (16.28%) C++
3 7 (16.28%) PowerShell
3 7 (16.28%) Python
4 1 (2.33%) C#
4 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (44.19%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (32.56%) Oracle
1 14 (32.56%) Talend
2 8 (18.60%) HP
2 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
3 7 (16.28%) Sophos
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