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

Automated Testing
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 38 33
Rank change year-on-year +8 -5 +20
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 285 197 262
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 9.38% 7.02% 8.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.32% 7.82% 9.28%
Number of salaries quoted 271 198 127
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £66,000 £84,000 £57,200
South East median annual salary £46,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +9.41% - -2.30%

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 2,761 2,520 2,822
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 90.88% 89.74% 89.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2,468 2,127 2,297
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £31,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £67,500
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 July 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 July 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 +4 194 £50,000 +11.11% 18
Abingdon +9 32 £50,000 - 15
Banbury +17 5 £50,000 - 2
Wallingford -7 5 £43,500 +38.10%
Kidlington -20 3 £64,500 -0.77%
Witney +1 2 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Thame - 2 £50,000 -
Henley-on-Thames - 2 £45,000 -
Bicester - 1 £50,000 -
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 233 (81.75%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (37.89%) SQL
3 93 (32.63%) QA
4 88 (30.88%) Java
5 85 (29.82%) Selenium
6 82 (28.77%) Continuous Integration
7 75 (26.32%) Scrum
8 73 (25.61%) Software Engineering
9 72 (25.26%) Amazon AWS
10 68 (23.86%) TDD
10 68 (23.86%) JIRA
11 66 (23.16%) Computer Science
12 64 (22.46%) Python
12 64 (22.46%) BDD
13 62 (21.75%) Confluence
14 58 (20.35%) JavaScript
14 58 (20.35%) Web Services
14 58 (20.35%) Continuous Improvement
15 56 (19.65%) Microservices
16 55 (19.30%) Test Strategy
16 55 (19.30%) HTML
17 51 (17.89%) .NET
18 50 (17.54%) Microsoft Azure
18 50 (17.54%) Jenkins
19 46 (16.14%) AngularJS
20 45 (15.79%) Degree
20 45 (15.79%) ISTQB
21 43 (15.09%) User Experience
22 40 (14.04%) Problem-Solving
22 40 (14.04%) Cucumber

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 62 (21.75%) Confluence
2 12 (4.21%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (4.21%) JBoss
3 9 (3.16%) Tomcat
4 8 (2.81%) Apache
5 7 (2.46%) Jetty
5 7 (2.46%) nginx
6 4 (1.40%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.05%) Apache Solr
7 3 (1.05%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.05%) Tornado
8 2 (0.70%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.70%) Sitefinity
9 1 (0.35%) IIS
9 1 (0.35%) Moodle
9 1 (0.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 72 (25.26%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (17.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (8.07%) Google Cloud Platform
4 11 (3.86%) GitHub
5 7 (2.46%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.35%) MailChimp
8 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.05%) Ethernet
1 3 (1.05%) HTTP
1 3 (1.05%) Modbus
1 3 (1.05%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.70%) Broadband
2 2 (0.70%) Internet
3 1 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (10.88%) SQL Server
2 26 (9.12%) NoSQL
3 22 (7.72%) MongoDB
4 18 (6.32%) Apache Cassandra
5 17 (5.96%) RDBMS
5 17 (5.96%) Relational Database
6 14 (4.91%) Big Data
7 11 (3.86%) MySQL
8 7 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (2.46%) SSDT
9 3 (1.05%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.05%) Redis
9 3 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.70%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.70%) Spark SQL
11 1 (0.35%) Bigtable
11 1 (0.35%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.35%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 85 (29.82%) Selenium
2 68 (23.86%) JIRA
3 50 (17.54%) Jenkins
4 40 (14.04%) Cucumber
5 35 (12.28%) Git (software)
6 25 (8.77%) JUnit
7 24 (8.42%) WebDriver
8 23 (8.07%) SoapUI
9 14 (4.91%) GDB
10 12 (4.21%) Hudson
11 11 (3.86%) Subversion
11 11 (3.86%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (3.51%) Maven
13 9 (3.16%) Octopus Deploy
14 8 (2.81%) JMeter
15 7 (2.46%) PHPUnit
16 6 (2.11%) Ant
16 6 (2.11%) SpecFlow
17 5 (1.75%) HP UFT
17 5 (1.75%) LoadRunner
General
1 20 (7.02%) Finance
2 19 (6.67%) Retail
3 12 (4.21%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.81%) Games
5 2 (0.70%) Advertising
5 2 (0.70%) Marketing
5 2 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 75 (26.32%) Developer
2 59 (20.70%) Analyst
3 54 (18.95%) Test Analyst
3 54 (18.95%) Tester
4 47 (16.49%) Software Engineer
5 37 (12.98%) Test Engineer
6 31 (10.88%) Automation Test Analyst
6 31 (10.88%) Automation Tester
7 29 (10.18%) QA Engineer
8 28 (9.82%) Cloud Engineer
9 27 (9.47%) Cloud Software Engineer
9 27 (9.47%) Software Developer
10 24 (8.42%) Python Developer
11 23 (8.07%) Senior Analyst
11 23 (8.07%) Senior Test Analyst
12 21 (7.37%) Software Tester
13 19 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
14 18 (6.32%) QA Analyst
14 18 (6.32%) Software Analyst
15 17 (5.96%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (20.35%) Web Services
2 55 (19.30%) HTML
3 51 (17.89%) .NET
4 46 (16.14%) AngularJS
5 28 (9.82%) RESTful
6 27 (9.47%) Django
7 26 (9.12%) HTML5
8 25 (8.77%) SOAP
9 21 (7.37%) CSS
9 21 (7.37%) Gherkin
9 21 (7.37%) jQuery
10 15 (5.26%) ASP.NET
10 15 (5.26%) Backbone.js
10 15 (5.26%) Ruby on Rails
10 15 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 11 (3.86%) Flash
11 11 (3.86%) JSON
11 11 (3.86%) REST
11 11 (3.86%) XML
12 10 (3.51%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 66 (23.16%) Computer Science
2 43 (15.09%) User Experience
3 19 (6.67%) Mobile App
4 16 (5.61%) Cloud Native
5 15 (5.26%) Life Science
6 14 (4.91%) Blog
7 13 (4.56%) Greenfield Project
8 11 (3.86%) ASIC
8 11 (3.86%) Embedded Systems
9 9 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (2.11%) Reinsurance
11 5 (1.75%) Algorithms
11 5 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (1.75%) Public Cloud
11 5 (1.75%) Semantic Web
12 3 (1.05%) CAN bus
12 3 (1.05%) Device Driver
12 3 (1.05%) Management Information System
12 3 (1.05%) State Machine
Operating Systems
1 19 (6.67%) Linux
1 19 (6.67%) Windows
2 4 (1.40%) CentOS
2 4 (1.40%) Debian
2 4 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (1.05%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.35%) Android
4 1 (0.35%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (81.75%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (28.77%) Continuous Integration
3 75 (26.32%) Scrum
4 73 (25.61%) Software Engineering
5 68 (23.86%) TDD
6 64 (22.46%) BDD
7 58 (20.35%) Continuous Improvement
8 56 (19.65%) Microservices
9 55 (19.30%) Test Strategy
10 40 (14.04%) Kanban
10 40 (14.04%) Problem-Solving
11 39 (13.68%) API Testing
12 35 (12.28%) DevOps
12 35 (12.28%) UX Design
13 32 (11.23%) Analytics
13 32 (11.23%) Mentoring
14 31 (10.88%) Integration Testing
14 31 (10.88%) Web Application Development
15 30 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
16 29 (10.18%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 108 (37.89%) SQL
2 88 (30.88%) Java
3 64 (22.46%) Python
4 58 (20.35%) JavaScript
5 37 (12.98%) C#
6 33 (11.58%) C++
7 22 (7.72%) Go
8 20 (7.02%) Ruby
9 17 (5.96%) T-SQL
10 11 (3.86%) C
10 11 (3.86%) Perl
11 10 (3.51%) PL/SQL
12 9 (3.16%) VB.NET
13 8 (2.81%) PHP
14 3 (1.05%) ES6
14 3 (1.05%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.70%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.70%) Java 8
15 2 (0.70%) PowerShell
16 1 (0.35%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 45 (15.79%) Degree
1 45 (15.79%) ISTQB
2 13 (4.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (3.16%) MCP
4 9 (3.16%) MCPD
5 2 (0.70%) ISEB
6 1 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.35%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (32.63%) QA
2 14 (4.91%) JTAG
3 3 (1.05%) MISRA
System Software
1 18 (6.32%) Docker
2 11 (3.86%) Firmware
3 1 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 14 (4.91%) Kubernetes
2 13 (4.56%) Ansible
3 7 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (2.46%) Packer
3 7 (2.46%) Puppet
3 7 (2.46%) Terraform
4 4 (1.40%) Kibana
4 4 (1.40%) logstash
Vendors
1 35 (12.28%) Microsoft
2 32 (11.23%) Google
3 20 (7.02%) Oracle
4 19 (6.67%) Talend
5 7 (2.46%) Capita
5 7 (2.46%) Perforce
6 5 (1.75%) HP
6 5 (1.75%) Micro Focus
6 5 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.40%) Informatica
8 2 (0.70%) New Relic
9 1 (0.35%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.35%) Facebook
9 1 (0.35%) Marketo
9 1 (0.35%) Sage
9 1 (0.35%) Twitter