The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 33 37 40
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 8 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.44% 2.21% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.00% 2.53% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 0
Median daily rate £375 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £56.88 £45.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+26.40% +36.36%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
267 237 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 81.40% 87.13% 83.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 199 206
Median daily rate £475 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £145 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 8
Median hourly rate £23.19 £67.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.64% +365.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.43 £17.50 £13.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £115.00 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.88 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +45.45%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxford region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the Oxford region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Oxford region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 9 (45.00%) QA
2 8 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (40.00%) Docker
3 7 (35.00%) DevOps
3 7 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (35.00%) BDD
3 7 (35.00%) SQL
4 6 (30.00%) Java
4 6 (30.00%) Web Services
4 6 (30.00%) Python
4 6 (30.00%) GitHub
5 5 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (25.00%) TDD
5 5 (25.00%) Subversion
6 4 (20.00%) Scrum
6 4 (20.00%) Replication
6 4 (20.00%) Ruby
6 4 (20.00%) Kanban
6 4 (20.00%) Selenium
6 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 4 (20.00%) Linux
6 4 (20.00%) JBoss
6 4 (20.00%) IPv4
6 4 (20.00%) IPv6
6 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 4 (20.00%) MySQL
6 4 (20.00%) Node.js
6 4 (20.00%) Network Security

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford 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 4 (20.00%) JBoss
2 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (30.00%) GitHub
2 3 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (10.00%) Heroku
4 1 (5.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) IPv4
1 4 (20.00%) IPv6
1 4 (20.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 4 (20.00%) MySQL
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (10.00%) NoSQL
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (25.00%) Subversion
3 4 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 4 (20.00%) Selenium
4 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (15.00%) JIRA
5 2 (10.00%) FitNesse
5 2 (10.00%) JBehave
5 2 (10.00%) Vagrant
6 1 (5.00%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 3 (15.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Developer
2 5 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Administrator
3 4 (20.00%) DevOps Administrator
3 4 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) DevOps Systems Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Linux Administrator
3 4 (20.00%) Linux DevOps Administrator
3 4 (20.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 4 (20.00%) Linux Systems Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 4 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Test Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Test Leader
5 2 (10.00%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) Web Services
2 4 (20.00%) Node.js
3 2 (10.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (10.00%) Apache Camel
3 2 (10.00%) Django
3 2 (10.00%) Ember.js
3 2 (10.00%) Express
3 2 (10.00%) JSON
3 2 (10.00%) MEAN Stack
3 2 (10.00%) Meteor
3 2 (10.00%) React
3 2 (10.00%) REST
3 2 (10.00%) RESTful
3 2 (10.00%) SOAP
4 1 (5.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (5.00%) Hibernate
4 1 (5.00%) JPA
4 1 (5.00%) Spring
4 1 (5.00%) XML
4 1 (5.00%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Replication
2 2 (10.00%) Contract for Difference
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) BDD
2 7 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (35.00%) DevOps
3 5 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (25.00%) TDD
4 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 4 (20.00%) Kanban
4 4 (20.00%) Scrum
5 3 (15.00%) Load Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Pair Programming
6 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Product Management
6 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
6 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 6 (30.00%) Java
2 6 (30.00%) Python
3 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (20.00%) Ruby
4 2 (10.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (45.00%) QA
2 2 (10.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (40.00%) Docker
2 2 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (20.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Sun
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.00%) Talend