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

Automated Testing
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 26 26
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 +18
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 242 242 274
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 8.89% 8.76% 8.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.85% 9.72% 9.69%
Number of salaries quoted 209 230 170
Oxfordshire median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +12.36% +4.71%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,460 £24,775
90th Percentile £68,800 £70,250 £59,250
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%

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 2,456 2,490 2,829
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 90.19% 90.09% 90.61%
Number of salaries quoted 2,149 2,064 2,252
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.26% +10.59%
10th Percentile £30,950 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £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 18 October 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 October 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 -14 147 £52,500 +5.00% 23
Abingdon +10 46 £51,250 +2.50% 4
Banbury +9 6 £50,000 -6.98%
Witney +4 4 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Kidlington -3 2 £63,000 -25.00%
Henley-on-Thames - 2 £45,000 -
Wallingford - 2 £43,500 -
Thame - 1 £50,000 -
Bicester - 1 £50,000 -
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 192 (79.34%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (41.32%) Java
3 97 (40.08%) SQL
4 83 (34.30%) Python
5 80 (33.06%) Software Engineering
6 73 (30.17%) Computer Science
7 67 (27.69%) Scrum
8 64 (26.45%) Selenium
8 64 (26.45%) QA
8 64 (26.45%) Google
9 58 (23.97%) Degree
9 58 (23.97%) Amazon AWS
10 55 (22.73%) Git (software)
10 55 (22.73%) JavaScript
11 53 (21.90%) C++
12 52 (21.49%) JIRA
13 51 (21.07%) Microsoft Azure
13 51 (21.07%) Web Services
14 49 (20.25%) BDD
15 48 (19.83%) User Experience
16 47 (19.42%) HTML
16 47 (19.42%) Continuous Integration
17 45 (18.60%) C#
17 45 (18.60%) .NET
17 45 (18.60%) Confluence
18 43 (17.77%) AngularJS
18 43 (17.77%) Analytics
18 43 (17.77%) Mathematics
18 43 (17.77%) TDD
19 40 (16.53%) Data Analytics

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 45 (18.60%) Confluence
2 17 (7.02%) JBoss
3 15 (6.20%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (4.13%) Apache
4 10 (4.13%) Tomcat
5 9 (3.72%) Jetty
5 9 (3.72%) nginx
5 9 (3.72%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.41%) IIS
6 1 (0.41%) Moodle
6 1 (0.41%) Tornado
Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 58 (23.97%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (21.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (10.74%) Google Cloud Platform
4 19 (7.85%) Google Analytics
5 10 (4.13%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (3.72%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (2.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (1.24%) Google Play
9 1 (0.41%) MailChimp
9 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.24%) HTTP
2 2 (0.83%) Broadband
2 2 (0.83%) Ethernet
2 2 (0.83%) Internet
2 2 (0.83%) Modbus
2 2 (0.83%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.41%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.41%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.09%) NoSQL
2 19 (7.85%) Hadoop
3 18 (7.44%) Apache Hive
3 18 (7.44%) Spotfire
4 17 (7.02%) Data Mining
5 15 (6.20%) SQL Server
6 13 (5.37%) MongoDB
7 11 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
7 11 (4.55%) RDBMS
7 11 (4.55%) Relational Database
8 9 (3.72%) Big Data
9 8 (3.31%) MySQL
10 4 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.41%) GIS
12 1 (0.41%) Redis
12 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 64 (26.45%) Selenium
2 55 (22.73%) Git (software)
3 52 (21.49%) JIRA
4 39 (16.12%) Jenkins
5 27 (11.16%) Cucumber
6 20 (8.26%) JUnit
7 18 (7.44%) SoapUI
8 15 (6.20%) WebDriver
9 12 (4.96%) Maven
10 9 (3.72%) Hudson
10 9 (3.72%) Vagrant
11 8 (3.31%) Subversion
12 7 (2.89%) Ant
12 7 (2.89%) git-flow
13 6 (2.48%) GDB
13 6 (2.48%) PHPUnit
13 6 (2.48%) SpecFlow
14 5 (2.07%) Visual Studio
15 4 (1.65%) JMeter
16 3 (1.24%) Android Studio
General
1 18 (7.44%) Manufacturing
2 12 (4.96%) Retail
3 11 (4.55%) Finance
4 7 (2.89%) Games
5 6 (2.48%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 59 (24.38%) Developer
2 52 (21.49%) Software Engineer
3 38 (15.70%) Analyst
4 34 (14.05%) Tester
5 32 (13.22%) Test Engineer
6 31 (12.81%) Cloud Engineer
6 31 (12.81%) Cloud Software Engineer
7 29 (11.98%) Test Analyst
8 27 (11.16%) Automation Tester
9 25 (10.33%) Software Developer
10 23 (9.50%) Python Developer
11 19 (7.85%) Data Scientist
12 18 (7.44%) Automation Test Analyst
13 15 (6.20%) Software Analyst
13 15 (6.20%) Test Automation Engineer
14 14 (5.79%) QA Engineer
15 12 (4.96%) QA Analyst
16 11 (4.55%) Agile Test Analyst
16 11 (4.55%) C# Software Engineer
16 11 (4.55%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (21.07%) Web Services
2 47 (19.42%) HTML
3 45 (18.60%) .NET
4 43 (17.77%) AngularJS
5 25 (10.33%) Django
6 23 (9.50%) jQuery
7 21 (8.68%) HTML5
7 21 (8.68%) RESTful
8 19 (7.85%) SOAP
9 13 (5.37%) CSS
9 13 (5.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 12 (4.96%) ASP.NET
10 12 (4.96%) ASP.NET MVC
10 12 (4.96%) Gherkin
11 11 (4.55%) Backbone.js
11 11 (4.55%) Ruby on Rails
11 11 (4.55%) XML
12 10 (4.13%) Apache Camel
12 10 (4.13%) Node.js
12 10 (4.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 73 (30.17%) Computer Science
2 48 (19.83%) User Experience
3 22 (9.09%) Algorithms
4 17 (7.02%) Life Science
5 16 (6.61%) Mobile App
6 15 (6.20%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (2.89%) Embedded Systems
8 7 (2.89%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (2.07%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (2.07%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (1.65%) ASIC
11 2 (0.83%) CAN bus
11 2 (0.83%) Device Driver
11 2 (0.83%) Internet of Things
11 2 (0.83%) Reinsurance
11 2 (0.83%) Replication
11 2 (0.83%) State Machine
11 2 (0.83%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.41%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 29 (11.98%) Linux
2 15 (6.20%) Windows
3 9 (3.72%) CentOS
3 9 (3.72%) Debian
3 9 (3.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (2.07%) Unix
5 3 (1.24%) Android
5 3 (1.24%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.41%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (79.34%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (33.06%) Software Engineering
3 67 (27.69%) Scrum
4 49 (20.25%) BDD
5 47 (19.42%) Continuous Integration
6 43 (17.77%) Analytics
6 43 (17.77%) Mathematics
6 43 (17.77%) TDD
7 40 (16.53%) Data Analytics
8 39 (16.12%) Microservices
9 38 (15.70%) Problem-Solving
10 35 (14.46%) Continuous Improvement
10 35 (14.46%) Kanban
11 34 (14.05%) UX Design
12 33 (13.64%) Data Management
12 33 (13.64%) Integration Testing
13 32 (13.22%) DevOps
13 32 (13.22%) Regression Testing
14 31 (12.81%) Web Application Development
15 27 (11.16%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 100 (41.32%) Java
2 97 (40.08%) SQL
3 83 (34.30%) Python
4 55 (22.73%) JavaScript
5 53 (21.90%) C++
6 45 (18.60%) C#
7 27 (11.16%) Go
8 19 (7.85%) Delphi
8 19 (7.85%) R
8 19 (7.85%) Ruby
9 11 (4.55%) C
10 10 (4.13%) PL/SQL
11 9 (3.72%) Bash Shell
12 8 (3.31%) T-SQL
13 7 (2.89%) PHP
14 4 (1.65%) Perl
14 4 (1.65%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.83%) Groovy
15 2 (0.83%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.83%) Scala
Qualifications
1 58 (23.97%) Degree
2 34 (14.05%) ISTQB
3 15 (6.20%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (4.13%) Master's Degree
5 4 (1.65%) ISEB
5 4 (1.65%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.24%) CEH
6 3 (1.24%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.24%) GIAC
6 3 (1.24%) OSCP
7 1 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (26.45%) QA
2 6 (2.48%) JTAG
3 2 (0.83%) MISRA
System Software
1 25 (10.33%) Docker
2 5 (2.07%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 20 (8.26%) Kubernetes
2 16 (6.61%) Ansible
3 9 (3.72%) Kibana
3 9 (3.72%) logstash
3 9 (3.72%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (3.72%) Packer
3 9 (3.72%) Puppet
3 9 (3.72%) Terraform
4 3 (1.24%) Defensics
4 3 (1.24%) Nessus
4 3 (1.24%) Nexpose
4 3 (1.24%) Nmap
4 3 (1.24%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 64 (26.45%) Google
2 23 (9.50%) Microsoft
3 21 (8.68%) Talend
4 20 (8.26%) Oracle
5 19 (7.85%) Tableau
6 8 (3.31%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (2.89%) New Relic
8 6 (2.48%) Perforce
9 4 (1.65%) Informatica
10 3 (1.24%) Codenomicon
11 1 (0.41%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.41%) Facebook
11 1 (0.41%) Marketo
11 1 (0.41%) Twitter