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 27 May 2016 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 29 37 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 8 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.77% 0.60% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.62% 0.74% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 0
Median daily rate £463 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.16% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+13.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £38.75 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-13.54% +6.89%
Automated Testing
Oxfordshire

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
221 269 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 76.47% 81.27% 67.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 217 100
Median daily rate £425 £425 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £260 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 12
Median hourly rate £16.00 £28.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.34% +105.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.00 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 27 May 2016, 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 8 (57.14%) Web Services
2 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
3 5 (35.71%) Java
3 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
3 5 (35.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (35.71%) BDD
3 5 (35.71%) Node.js
4 4 (28.57%) Automation Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 4 (28.57%) Magento
4 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (28.57%) GitHub
4 4 (28.57%) Docker
4 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce
4 4 (28.57%) SOA
4 4 (28.57%) Scrum
4 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (21.43%) MDX
5 3 (21.43%) JIRA
5 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
5 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (21.43%) Spring
5 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (21.43%) Requirements Management
5 3 (21.43%) XML Schema
5 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (21.43%) Project Management
5 3 (21.43%) Migration

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 5 (35.71%) Node.js
2 3 (21.43%) JBoss
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle Service Bus
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Magento
2 2 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (28.57%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (7.14%) Big Data
2 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (21.43%) JIRA
2 3 (21.43%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (14.29%) MSBuild
3 2 (14.29%) Travis CI
3 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
4 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
4 1 (7.14%) Gradle
4 1 (7.14%) IntelliJ
4 1 (7.14%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Test Automation Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Test Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Automation Test Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) JavaScript Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Test Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Report Developer
4 3 (21.43%) SQL Developer
4 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Developer
4 3 (21.43%) SSAS Developer
4 3 (21.43%) SSIS Developer
4 3 (21.43%) SSRS Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Analyst Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Developer in Test
5 2 (14.29%) Integration Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Java Developer
5 2 (14.29%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Test Automation Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) Web Services
2 3 (21.43%) Apache Camel
2 3 (21.43%) Apache CXF
2 3 (21.43%) Hibernate
2 3 (21.43%) JPA
2 3 (21.43%) MDX
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (21.43%) RESTful
2 3 (21.43%) SOAP
2 3 (21.43%) Spring
2 3 (21.43%) XML
2 3 (21.43%) XML Schema
3 2 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (7.14%) CSS
4 1 (7.14%) Dropwizard
4 1 (7.14%) HTML
4 1 (7.14%) HTML5
4 1 (7.14%) Hystrix
4 1 (7.14%) Play Framework
4 1 (7.14%) Scalatra
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) BDD
2 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
3 4 (28.57%) Automation Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce
3 4 (28.57%) Scrum
3 4 (28.57%) SOA
3 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 3 (21.43%) Bug Management
4 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
4 3 (21.43%) ETL
4 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Migration
4 3 (21.43%) Project Management
4 3 (21.43%) Requirements Management
5 2 (14.29%) CRM
5 2 (14.29%) Release Management
5 2 (14.29%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) Java
1 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
2 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
2 2 (14.29%) C#
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle
1 3 (21.43%) Talend
2 1 (7.14%) New Relic