Period
to 20 November 2017

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

Automated Testing
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 30 33
Rank change year-on-year +9 +3 +37
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 309 224 244
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 10.27% 7.74% 7.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.63% 8.74% 8.28%
Number of salaries quoted 251 153 186
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £44,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.36% +4.71% -15.00%
10th Percentile £31,460 £23,200 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £59,250 £60,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +4.88%

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 2656 2564 2948
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 88.27% 88.57% 87.14%
Number of salaries quoted 2187 2050 2385
Oxfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,705
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.96% +9.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £63,750
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 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 +24 177 £50,000 +15.61% 14
Abingdon +4 75 £50,000 +177.78% 2
Witney +3 5 £40,000 +23.08%
Banbury 0 2 £53,750 +10.82%
Kidlington -8 2 £84,000 +57.01%
Wallingford - 1 £42,500 - 1
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 210 (67.96%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (52.75%) Python
3 132 (42.72%) QA
4 117 (37.86%) Selenium
5 101 (32.69%) Java
6 100 (32.36%) C++
7 99 (32.04%) Software Engineering
8 84 (27.18%) Continuous Improvement
9 75 (24.27%) Git (software)
10 70 (22.65%) Amazon AWS
11 66 (21.36%) C#
12 63 (20.39%) JIRA
13 62 (20.06%) SQL
14 61 (19.74%) Scrum
15 58 (18.77%) JavaScript
16 57 (18.45%) Linux
16 57 (18.45%) Sophos
17 55 (17.80%) .NET
18 53 (17.15%) C
18 53 (17.15%) Windows
18 53 (17.15%) Manual Testing
19 51 (16.50%) Mentoring
20 50 (16.18%) Degree
21 49 (15.86%) HTML
22 47 (15.21%) Microsoft
23 46 (14.89%) Jenkins
24 45 (14.56%) Cucumber
25 44 (14.24%) Regression Testing
25 44 (14.24%) Continuous Integration
26 42 (13.59%) Software Testing

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 30 (9.71%) NServiceBus
2 27 (8.74%) Confluence
3 14 (4.53%) Sitefinity
4 10 (3.24%) IIS
5 9 (2.91%) Apache Spark
5 9 (2.91%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (2.59%) Apache Solr
6 8 (2.59%) CMS
7 7 (2.27%) Apache
7 7 (2.27%) nginx
8 6 (1.94%) Jetty
8 6 (1.94%) SharePoint
8 6 (1.94%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.29%) JBoss
10 1 (0.32%) Drupal
10 1 (0.32%) Perch
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 70 (22.65%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (8.74%) Amazon EC2
3 23 (7.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (5.18%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (1.94%) Office 365
6 5 (1.62%) Amazon EMR
7 3 (0.97%) GitHub
7 3 (0.97%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.65%) SaaS
9 1 (0.32%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.59%) Network Security
2 5 (1.62%) Broadband
2 5 (1.62%) Internet
2 5 (1.62%) IPv4
2 5 (1.62%) IPv6
2 5 (1.62%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.29%) DNS
4 3 (0.97%) DHCP
5 1 (0.32%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.32%) Firewall
5 1 (0.32%) HTTP
5 1 (0.32%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (9.06%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.18%) SSDT
3 13 (4.21%) Big Data
4 12 (3.88%) MySQL
4 12 (3.88%) Relational Database
5 9 (2.91%) NoSQL
6 8 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.94%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.94%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.62%) Data Mining
8 5 (1.62%) Text Mining
9 3 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (0.97%) Apache Hive
9 3 (0.97%) InfluxDB
9 3 (0.97%) Spark SQL
10 1 (0.32%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.32%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 117 (37.86%) Selenium
2 75 (24.27%) Git (software)
3 63 (20.39%) JIRA
4 46 (14.89%) Jenkins
5 45 (14.56%) Cucumber
6 42 (13.59%) JUnit
7 37 (11.97%) Team Foundation Server
8 21 (6.80%) JMeter
8 21 (6.80%) Subversion
9 18 (5.83%) SoapUI
10 14 (4.53%) Octopus Deploy
11 12 (3.88%) Visual Studio
12 10 (3.24%) Eclipse
12 10 (3.24%) Talend Open Studio
12 10 (3.24%) TestRail
13 9 (2.91%) PyCharm
14 8 (2.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 8 (2.59%) Hudson
14 8 (2.59%) WebDriver
15 6 (1.94%) Maven
General
1 8 (2.59%) Publishing
2 7 (2.27%) Games
3 6 (1.94%) Finance
4 2 (0.65%) Electronics
4 2 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 70 (22.65%) Developer
2 67 (21.68%) Test Engineer
3 53 (17.15%) Software Engineer
4 49 (15.86%) Test Automation Engineer
4 49 (15.86%) Tester
5 40 (12.94%) QA Engineer
6 30 (9.71%) Analyst
6 30 (9.71%) Applications Developer
7 24 (7.77%) Test Analyst
8 23 (7.44%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
8 23 (7.44%) Senior Test Engineer
8 23 (7.44%) Software Tester
9 21 (6.80%) QA Analyst
9 21 (6.80%) Senior Developer
9 21 (6.80%) Web Developer
10 19 (6.15%) Senior Applications Developer
11 17 (5.50%) QA Test Engineer
12 16 (5.18%) Automation Test Lead
12 16 (5.18%) Java Engineer
12 16 (5.18%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (17.80%) .NET
2 49 (15.86%) HTML
3 40 (12.94%) HTML5
4 39 (12.62%) ASP.NET
5 34 (11.00%) CSS
6 30 (9.71%) Kendo UI
7 26 (8.41%) Web Services
8 24 (7.77%) CSS3
9 21 (6.80%) SOAP
10 19 (6.15%) Django
11 18 (5.83%) .NET Framework
11 18 (5.83%) RESTful
12 17 (5.50%) Ajax
13 16 (5.18%) AngularJS
14 14 (4.53%) Entity Framework
15 13 (4.21%) Spring
16 11 (3.56%) jQuery
16 11 (3.56%) WPF
17 10 (3.24%) Java EE
18 9 (2.91%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 35 (11.33%) Computer Science
2 23 (7.44%) Greenfield Project
3 13 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.24%) Life Science
4 10 (3.24%) Replication
5 7 (2.27%) User Experience
6 5 (1.62%) Algorithms
6 5 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.62%) Linked Data
7 4 (1.29%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (1.29%) Spread Betting
8 3 (0.97%) ASIC
8 3 (0.97%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (0.97%) Reinsurance
8 3 (0.97%) Semantic Web
9 2 (0.65%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.32%) Blog
10 1 (0.32%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.32%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.32%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 57 (18.45%) Linux
2 53 (17.15%) Windows
3 13 (4.21%) Unix
3 13 (4.21%) Windows Server
4 7 (2.27%) AIX
4 7 (2.27%) Solaris
5 4 (1.29%) CentOS
6 1 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (67.96%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (32.04%) Software Engineering
3 84 (27.18%) Continuous Improvement
4 61 (19.74%) Scrum
5 53 (17.15%) Manual Testing
6 51 (16.50%) Mentoring
7 44 (14.24%) Continuous Integration
7 44 (14.24%) Regression Testing
8 42 (13.59%) Software Testing
9 40 (12.94%) Coaching
10 39 (12.62%) MVC
11 35 (11.33%) Pair Programming
12 34 (11.00%) Microservices
13 32 (10.36%) TDD
14 30 (9.71%) Event-Driven Architecture
14 30 (9.71%) SOLID
14 30 (9.71%) Web Development
15 29 (9.39%) OO
16 28 (9.06%) User Stories
17 26 (8.41%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 163 (52.75%) Python
2 101 (32.69%) Java
3 100 (32.36%) C++
4 66 (21.36%) C#
5 62 (20.06%) SQL
6 58 (18.77%) JavaScript
7 53 (17.15%) C
8 19 (6.15%) Bash Shell
8 19 (6.15%) Shell Script
9 18 (5.83%) Ruby
10 12 (3.88%) PowerShell
11 11 (3.56%) Perl
12 10 (3.24%) PHP
13 9 (2.91%) Scala
14 4 (1.29%) Groovy
15 3 (0.97%) Assembly Language
15 3 (0.97%) Go
15 3 (0.97%) Rust
15 3 (0.97%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.65%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 50 (16.18%) Degree
2 30 (9.71%) MCP
2 30 (9.71%) MCPD
2 30 (9.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (5.18%) ISTQB
4 6 (1.94%) ISEB
5 3 (0.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.32%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (42.72%) QA
2 4 (1.29%) JTAG
3 1 (0.32%) IEC 61131
3 1 (0.32%) MISRA
System Software
1 14 (4.53%) Docker
2 6 (1.94%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.94%) Firmware
3 5 (1.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 5 (1.62%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.62%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (4.21%) Puppet
2 8 (2.59%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (2.27%) Ansible
4 4 (1.29%) Kibana
4 4 (1.29%) logstash
5 2 (0.65%) Terraform
6 1 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.32%) Mesos
Vendors
1 57 (18.45%) Sophos
2 47 (15.21%) Microsoft
3 20 (6.47%) Oracle
4 16 (5.18%) Google
5 10 (3.24%) Talend
6 9 (2.91%) Perforce
7 8 (2.59%) HP
8 4 (1.29%) Cadence
8 4 (1.29%) Splunk
9 2 (0.65%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.32%) Capita
10 1 (0.32%) Infor
10 1 (0.32%) JDA
10 1 (0.32%) RedPrairie
10 1 (0.32%) SAP
10 1 (0.32%) VMware
10 1 (0.32%) Xamarin