Period
to 17 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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 29 31
Rank change year-on-year +10 +2 +36
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 298 237 240
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 10.03% 8.01% 7.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.36% 9.05% 8.21%
Number of salaries quoted 250 159 187
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 £24,550 £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 2624 2620 2922
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 88.29% 88.57% 87.15%
Number of salaries quoted 2171 2088 2368
Oxfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.45% +4.82%
10th Percentile £28,838 £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 17 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 17 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 +22 176 £50,000 +15.61% 14
Abingdon +1 65 £50,000 +108.33% 2
Witney +4 5 £40,000 +23.08%
Banbury -1 2 £53,750 +10.82%
Kidlington -7 2 £84,000 +57.01%
Wallingford - 1 £42,500 - 1
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 17 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.

1 201 (67.45%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (52.01%) Python
3 127 (42.62%) QA
4 117 (39.26%) Selenium
5 99 (33.22%) Java
6 95 (31.88%) C++
6 95 (31.88%) Software Engineering
7 81 (27.18%) Continuous Improvement
8 73 (24.50%) Git (software)
9 68 (22.82%) Amazon AWS
10 63 (21.14%) C#
11 61 (20.47%) SQL
11 61 (20.47%) Scrum
11 61 (20.47%) JIRA
12 56 (18.79%) JavaScript
13 55 (18.46%) .NET
14 53 (17.79%) Linux
15 52 (17.45%) Manual Testing
16 51 (17.11%) C
17 50 (16.78%) Degree
18 49 (16.44%) Mentoring
19 48 (16.11%) Sophos
19 48 (16.11%) HTML
19 48 (16.11%) Windows
20 47 (15.77%) Microsoft
21 45 (15.10%) Jenkins
21 45 (15.10%) Cucumber
22 43 (14.43%) Continuous Integration
23 42 (14.09%) JUnit
23 42 (14.09%) Regression 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 (10.07%) NServiceBus
2 26 (8.72%) Confluence
3 14 (4.70%) Sitefinity
4 10 (3.36%) IIS
5 9 (3.02%) Apache Spark
5 9 (3.02%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (2.68%) Apache Solr
7 7 (2.35%) Apache
7 7 (2.35%) CMS
7 7 (2.35%) nginx
8 6 (2.01%) Jetty
8 6 (2.01%) SharePoint
8 6 (2.01%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.34%) JBoss
10 1 (0.34%) Drupal
10 1 (0.34%) Perch
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 68 (22.82%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (9.06%) Amazon EC2
3 22 (7.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (5.37%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (2.01%) Office 365
6 5 (1.68%) Amazon EMR
7 3 (1.01%) GitHub
7 3 (1.01%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.67%) SaaS
9 1 (0.34%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.68%) Network Security
2 5 (1.68%) Broadband
2 5 (1.68%) Internet
2 5 (1.68%) IPv4
2 5 (1.68%) IPv6
3 4 (1.34%) DNS
3 4 (1.34%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.01%) DHCP
5 1 (0.34%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.34%) Firewall
5 1 (0.34%) HTTP
5 1 (0.34%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (9.40%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.37%) SSDT
3 13 (4.36%) Big Data
4 12 (4.03%) Relational Database
5 11 (3.69%) MySQL
6 8 (2.68%) NoSQL
6 8 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (2.01%) Oracle Database
7 6 (2.01%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.68%) Text Mining
9 4 (1.34%) Data Mining
10 3 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.01%) Apache Hive
10 3 (1.01%) InfluxDB
10 3 (1.01%) Spark SQL
11 1 (0.34%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 117 (39.26%) Selenium
2 73 (24.50%) Git (software)
3 61 (20.47%) JIRA
4 45 (15.10%) Cucumber
4 45 (15.10%) Jenkins
5 42 (14.09%) JUnit
6 37 (12.42%) Team Foundation Server
7 21 (7.05%) JMeter
8 20 (6.71%) Subversion
9 18 (6.04%) SoapUI
10 14 (4.70%) Octopus Deploy
11 12 (4.03%) Visual Studio
12 10 (3.36%) Eclipse
12 10 (3.36%) Talend Open Studio
13 9 (3.02%) PyCharm
13 9 (3.02%) TestRail
14 8 (2.68%) Hudson
14 8 (2.68%) WebDriver
15 7 (2.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 6 (2.01%) Maven
General
1 8 (2.68%) Publishing
2 6 (2.01%) Finance
2 6 (2.01%) Games
3 2 (0.67%) Electronics
3 2 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.34%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 68 (22.82%) Developer
2 67 (22.48%) Test Engineer
3 50 (16.78%) Software Engineer
4 49 (16.44%) Test Automation Engineer
5 48 (16.11%) Tester
6 38 (12.75%) QA Engineer
7 30 (10.07%) Applications Developer
8 29 (9.73%) Analyst
9 24 (8.05%) Test Analyst
10 23 (7.72%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
10 23 (7.72%) Senior Test Engineer
11 22 (7.38%) Software Tester
12 21 (7.05%) Senior Developer
13 20 (6.71%) QA Analyst
13 20 (6.71%) Web Developer
14 19 (6.38%) Senior Applications Developer
15 17 (5.70%) QA Test Engineer
16 16 (5.37%) Automation Test Lead
16 16 (5.37%) Java Engineer
16 16 (5.37%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (18.46%) .NET
2 48 (16.11%) HTML
3 40 (13.42%) HTML5
4 39 (13.09%) ASP.NET
5 33 (11.07%) CSS
6 30 (10.07%) Kendo UI
7 26 (8.72%) Web Services
8 24 (8.05%) CSS3
9 21 (7.05%) SOAP
10 19 (6.38%) Django
11 18 (6.04%) .NET Framework
11 18 (6.04%) RESTful
12 17 (5.70%) Ajax
13 16 (5.37%) AngularJS
14 14 (4.70%) Entity Framework
15 13 (4.36%) Spring
16 11 (3.69%) WPF
17 10 (3.36%) Java EE
17 10 (3.36%) jQuery
18 9 (3.02%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 35 (11.74%) Computer Science
2 23 (7.72%) Greenfield Project
3 12 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.36%) Life Science
4 10 (3.36%) Replication
5 7 (2.35%) User Experience
6 5 (1.68%) Algorithms
6 5 (1.68%) Linked Data
7 4 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.01%) ASIC
8 3 (1.01%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (1.01%) Reinsurance
8 3 (1.01%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (1.01%) Semantic Web
8 3 (1.01%) Spread Betting
9 2 (0.67%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.34%) Blog
10 1 (0.34%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.34%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.34%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 53 (17.79%) Linux
2 48 (16.11%) Windows
3 12 (4.03%) Unix
3 12 (4.03%) Windows Server
4 7 (2.35%) AIX
4 7 (2.35%) Solaris
5 4 (1.34%) CentOS
6 1 (0.34%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (67.45%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (31.88%) Software Engineering
3 81 (27.18%) Continuous Improvement
4 61 (20.47%) Scrum
5 52 (17.45%) Manual Testing
6 49 (16.44%) Mentoring
7 43 (14.43%) Continuous Integration
8 42 (14.09%) Regression Testing
9 41 (13.76%) Software Testing
10 38 (12.75%) Coaching
10 38 (12.75%) MVC
11 34 (11.41%) Microservices
12 32 (10.74%) Pair Programming
13 31 (10.40%) TDD
14 30 (10.07%) Event-Driven Architecture
14 30 (10.07%) SOLID
15 28 (9.40%) OO
15 28 (9.40%) User Stories
15 28 (9.40%) Web Development
16 26 (8.72%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 155 (52.01%) Python
2 99 (33.22%) Java
3 95 (31.88%) C++
4 63 (21.14%) C#
5 61 (20.47%) SQL
6 56 (18.79%) JavaScript
7 51 (17.11%) C
8 19 (6.38%) Bash Shell
8 19 (6.38%) Shell Script
9 18 (6.04%) Ruby
10 11 (3.69%) PowerShell
11 9 (3.02%) Perl
11 9 (3.02%) Scala
12 8 (2.68%) PHP
13 4 (1.34%) Groovy
14 3 (1.01%) Assembly Language
14 3 (1.01%) Go
14 3 (1.01%) Rust
14 3 (1.01%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.67%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 50 (16.78%) Degree
2 30 (10.07%) MCP
2 30 (10.07%) MCPD
2 30 (10.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (5.03%) ISTQB
4 6 (2.01%) ISEB
5 2 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.34%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (42.62%) QA
2 4 (1.34%) JTAG
3 1 (0.34%) IEC 61131
3 1 (0.34%) MISRA
System Software
1 14 (4.70%) Docker
2 6 (2.01%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.01%) Firmware
3 5 (1.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (1.34%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (4.03%) Puppet
2 7 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.01%) Ansible
4 3 (1.01%) Kibana
4 3 (1.01%) logstash
5 2 (0.67%) Terraform
6 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.34%) Mesos
Vendors
1 48 (16.11%) Sophos
2 47 (15.77%) Microsoft
3 20 (6.71%) Oracle
4 16 (5.37%) Google
5 10 (3.36%) Talend
6 8 (2.68%) HP
7 7 (2.35%) Perforce
8 3 (1.01%) Cadence
8 3 (1.01%) Splunk
9 2 (0.67%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.34%) Capita
10 1 (0.34%) Infor
10 1 (0.34%) JDA
10 1 (0.34%) RedPrairie
10 1 (0.34%) SAP
10 1 (0.34%) VMware
10 1 (0.34%) Xamarin