Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 22 28
Rank change year-on-year -7 +6 +6
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 218 331 230
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 8.77% 10.60% 8.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.59% 11.73% 9.12%
Number of salaries quoted 183 252 160
Oxfordshire median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +12.36% +4.71%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,460 £22,750
90th Percentile £75,800 £63,000 £60,000
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

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 2,273 2,822 2,522
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 91.40% 90.39% 90.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1,962 2,313 2,002
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £29,550 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £66,250
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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -10 121 £60,000 +20.00% 21
Abingdon +5 60 £50,000 - 6
Banbury +3 9 £50,000 -6.98%
Witney +5 8 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Henley-on-Thames - 2 £45,000 -
Kidlington - 2 £63,000 -
Bicester - 1 £50,000 -
Thame - 1 £50,000 -
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 146 (66.97%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (43.12%) Java
3 80 (36.70%) Python
4 65 (29.82%) Scrum
5 62 (28.44%) SQL
6 61 (27.98%) C++
7 59 (27.06%) JavaScript
8 56 (25.69%) Selenium
9 55 (25.23%) Git (software)
10 54 (24.77%) QA
10 54 (24.77%) Software Engineering
11 53 (24.31%) Computer Science
12 52 (23.85%) Mathematics
12 52 (23.85%) Google
13 51 (23.39%) C#
14 47 (21.56%) Analytics
15 44 (20.18%) Degree
16 40 (18.35%) Amazon AWS
16 40 (18.35%) Problem-Solving
17 39 (17.89%) Data Science
17 39 (17.89%) BDD
17 39 (17.89%) Regression Testing
18 35 (16.06%) JIRA
19 34 (15.60%) .NET
20 33 (15.14%) HTML
20 33 (15.14%) Algorithms
21 32 (14.68%) Software Testing
22 31 (14.22%) R
23 30 (13.76%) Cucumber
23 30 (13.76%) User Experience

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 25 (11.47%) Confluence
2 12 (5.50%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (4.13%) Apache
3 9 (4.13%) Tomcat
4 8 (3.67%) Jetty
4 8 (3.67%) nginx
4 8 (3.67%) WebLogic
5 7 (3.21%) JBoss
6 1 (0.46%) IIS
6 1 (0.46%) Moodle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 40 (18.35%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (13.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (10.55%) Google Analytics
4 17 (7.80%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (3.67%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (3.67%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (3.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (1.38%) Google Play
8 2 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.92%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.46%) Heroku
9 1 (0.46%) MailChimp
9 1 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.83%) HTTP
1 4 (1.83%) MQTT
1 4 (1.83%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.46%) Bluetooth
2 1 (0.46%) Broadband
2 1 (0.46%) DNS
2 1 (0.46%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.46%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.55%) Hadoop
2 22 (10.09%) Apache Hive
2 22 (10.09%) Spotfire
3 21 (9.63%) Data Mining
4 19 (8.72%) NoSQL
5 17 (7.80%) MongoDB
6 8 (3.67%) SQL Server
7 6 (2.75%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (2.75%) RDBMS
7 6 (2.75%) Relational Database
8 5 (2.29%) Big Data
9 4 (1.83%) RethinkDB
10 3 (1.38%) MySQL
10 3 (1.38%) Redis
11 2 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 56 (25.69%) Selenium
2 55 (25.23%) Git (software)
3 35 (16.06%) JIRA
4 30 (13.76%) Cucumber
5 22 (10.09%) Jenkins
6 16 (7.34%) WebDriver
7 11 (5.05%) JUnit
8 9 (4.13%) Maven
8 9 (4.13%) SoapUI
9 8 (3.67%) Vagrant
10 7 (3.21%) git-flow
11 5 (2.29%) Hudson
11 5 (2.29%) Visual Studio
12 4 (1.83%) Ant
12 4 (1.83%) PostCSS
12 4 (1.83%) webpack
13 3 (1.38%) Gatling
13 3 (1.38%) HP UFT
13 3 (1.38%) JMeter
13 3 (1.38%) LoadRunner
General
1 14 (6.42%) Manufacturing
2 11 (5.05%) Retail
3 10 (4.59%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.67%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (2.29%) Publishing
6 4 (1.83%) Games
7 3 (1.38%) Finance
7 3 (1.38%) Legal
8 1 (0.46%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 55 (25.23%) Test Engineer
2 35 (16.06%) Software Engineer
3 34 (15.60%) Developer
4 29 (13.30%) Analyst
5 23 (10.55%) Data Scientist
5 23 (10.55%) Software Test Engineer
6 21 (9.63%) Tester
7 20 (9.17%) QA Engineer
8 19 (8.72%) Cloud Engineer
8 19 (8.72%) Cloud Software Engineer
9 18 (8.26%) Automation Tester
9 18 (8.26%) Test Automation Engineer
10 17 (7.80%) Test Analyst
11 15 (6.88%) Automation Test Analyst
12 14 (6.42%) Python Developer
12 14 (6.42%) Senior Test Engineer
13 13 (5.96%) C# Software Engineer
13 13 (5.96%) QA Analyst
13 13 (5.96%) QA Automation Analyst
14 12 (5.50%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (15.60%) .NET
2 33 (15.14%) HTML
3 28 (12.84%) AngularJS
4 23 (10.55%) Web Services
5 17 (7.80%) Node.js
6 15 (6.88%) CSS
7 13 (5.96%) jQuery
8 12 (5.50%) Django
8 12 (5.50%) HTML5
8 12 (5.50%) JSON
9 10 (4.59%) Gherkin
9 10 (4.59%) SOAP
10 9 (4.13%) ASP.NET
10 9 (4.13%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (3.67%) Elastic Stack
11 8 (3.67%) Ruby on Rails
12 7 (3.21%) REST
12 7 (3.21%) RESTful
12 7 (3.21%) XML
13 6 (2.75%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 33 (15.14%) Algorithms
2 30 (13.76%) User Experience
3 21 (9.63%) Life Science
4 13 (5.96%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (4.59%) Mobile App
6 9 (4.13%) Embedded Systems
7 7 (3.21%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (2.75%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (2.75%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (0.92%) ASIC
10 2 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.92%) Replication
11 1 (0.46%) CAN bus
11 1 (0.46%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.46%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.46%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.46%) Fintech
11 1 (0.46%) Reinsurance
11 1 (0.46%) State Machine
Operating Systems
1 26 (11.93%) Linux
2 16 (7.34%) Windows
3 8 (3.67%) CentOS
3 8 (3.67%) Debian
3 8 (3.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (2.75%) Android
5 5 (2.29%) Unix
6 3 (1.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (66.97%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (29.82%) Scrum
3 54 (24.77%) Software Engineering
4 53 (24.31%) Computer Science
5 52 (23.85%) Mathematics
6 47 (21.56%) Analytics
7 40 (18.35%) Problem-Solving
8 39 (17.89%) BDD
8 39 (17.89%) Data Science
8 39 (17.89%) Regression Testing
9 32 (14.68%) Software Testing
10 30 (13.76%) Manual Testing
11 29 (13.30%) Continuous Integration
12 27 (12.39%) Data Analytics
12 27 (12.39%) Data Management
12 27 (12.39%) Kanban
12 27 (12.39%) Microservices
12 27 (12.39%) TDD
12 27 (12.39%) Visualisation
13 26 (11.93%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 94 (43.12%) Java
2 80 (36.70%) Python
3 62 (28.44%) SQL
4 61 (27.98%) C++
5 59 (27.06%) JavaScript
6 51 (23.39%) C#
7 31 (14.22%) R
8 23 (10.55%) Delphi
9 22 (10.09%) C
10 17 (7.80%) Go
11 13 (5.96%) Bash Shell
12 12 (5.50%) Ruby
13 9 (4.13%) MATLAB
14 3 (1.38%) Perl
14 3 (1.38%) PHP
14 3 (1.38%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.92%) Java 8
15 2 (0.92%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.92%) Scala
15 2 (0.92%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 44 (20.18%) Degree
2 29 (13.30%) ISTQB
3 13 (5.96%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (4.59%) Master's Degree
5 8 (3.67%) PhD
5 8 (3.67%) Security Cleared
6 7 (3.21%) CEH
6 7 (3.21%) DV Cleared
6 7 (3.21%) GIAC
6 7 (3.21%) OSCP
7 5 (2.29%) ISEB
8 1 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.46%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (24.77%) QA
2 3 (1.38%) JTAG
3 2 (0.92%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.46%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.46%) MISRA
System Software
1 25 (11.47%) Docker
2 4 (1.83%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 22 (10.09%) Kubernetes
2 12 (5.50%) Ansible
3 10 (4.59%) Kibana
4 8 (3.67%) logstash
4 8 (3.67%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (3.67%) Packer
4 8 (3.67%) Puppet
4 8 (3.67%) Terraform
5 7 (3.21%) Defensics
5 7 (3.21%) Nessus
5 7 (3.21%) Nexpose
5 7 (3.21%) Nmap
5 7 (3.21%) OpenVAS
6 3 (1.38%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 52 (23.85%) Google
2 23 (10.55%) Tableau
3 13 (5.96%) Microsoft
4 9 (4.13%) Talend
5 8 (3.67%) Oracle
6 7 (3.21%) Codenomicon
6 7 (3.21%) New Relic
7 6 (2.75%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.38%) HP
9 2 (0.92%) GUPTA
10 1 (0.46%) Facebook
10 1 (0.46%) Marketo
10 1 (0.46%) Perforce