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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 31 25 29
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 18 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 5.03% 1.83% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.19% 2.50% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.03% +7.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
- +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £80.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-46.87% +135.29%
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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
291 160 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 81.28% 73.39% 71.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 101 92
Average daily rate £413 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.32% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 9
Average hourly rate £50.00 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+257.14% -15.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing.

1 22 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (95.45%) Scrum
3 19 (86.36%) JavaScript
4 13 (59.09%) TDD
5 12 (54.55%) jQuery
5 12 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (54.55%) Kanban
6 11 (50.00%) Pair Programming
6 11 (50.00%) Node.js
7 8 (36.36%) PHP
7 8 (36.36%) Web Development
8 7 (31.82%) Requirements Management
8 7 (31.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (31.82%) JSON
8 7 (31.82%) MDX
8 7 (31.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (31.82%) Magento
8 7 (31.82%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (31.82%) SQL
8 7 (31.82%) T-SQL
8 7 (31.82%) .NET
8 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
8 7 (31.82%) Visual Studio
8 7 (31.82%) ASP.NET
8 7 (31.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (31.82%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (31.82%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (31.82%) AngularJS
9 6 (27.27%) API Development
9 6 (27.27%) CSS

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (50.00%) Node.js
2 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (31.82%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.55%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 7 (31.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 7 (31.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
1 7 (31.82%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (27.27%) NoSQL
3 5 (22.73%) Relational Database
4 2 (9.09%) OLAP Cube
4 2 (9.09%) OLAP
5 1 (4.55%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (31.82%) Visual Studio
1 7 (31.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (9.09%) WebDriver
2 2 (9.09%) HP UFT
2 2 (9.09%) Selenium
3 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (4.55%) Publishing
1 1 (4.55%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (86.36%) Developer
2 4 (18.18%) Web Developer
2 4 (18.18%) SQL Developer
2 4 (18.18%) PHP Developer
2 4 (18.18%) Front-End Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Magento Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Automated Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Node.js Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Report Developer
5 1 (4.55%) ScrumMaster
5 1 (4.55%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Front-End Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (54.55%) jQuery
2 7 (31.82%) AngularJS
2 7 (31.82%) .NET
2 7 (31.82%) ASP.NET
2 7 (31.82%) JSON
2 7 (31.82%) MDX
3 6 (27.27%) CSS
3 6 (27.27%) HTML
4 5 (22.73%) Ember.js
4 5 (22.73%) HTML5
4 5 (22.73%) Backbone.js
5 4 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (18.18%) XML
5 4 (18.18%) XSLT
5 4 (18.18%) Ajax
6 2 (9.09%) SOAP
6 2 (9.09%) REST
7 1 (4.55%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Blog
2 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
3 2 (9.09%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
1 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (95.45%) Scrum
3 13 (59.09%) TDD
4 12 (54.55%) Kanban
4 12 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (50.00%) Pair Programming
6 8 (36.36%) Web Development
7 7 (31.82%) Requirements Management
7 7 (31.82%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (27.27%) API Development
9 5 (22.73%) Bug Management
9 5 (22.73%) SDLC
9 5 (22.73%) E-Commerce
9 5 (22.73%) Project Management
10 3 (13.64%) Continuous Delivery
11 2 (9.09%) Manual Testing
11 2 (9.09%) Functional Testing
11 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
11 2 (9.09%) Test Management
12 1 (4.55%) Feature Driven Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (86.36%) JavaScript
2 8 (36.36%) PHP
3 7 (31.82%) SQL
3 7 (31.82%) T-SQL
4 4 (18.18%) C#
5 2 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) HP
2 2 (9.09%) CA