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 January 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 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 31 40 39
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -1
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 11 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 3.48% 2.46% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.23% 2.82% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 0
Median daily rate £430 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £362
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -0.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +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
260 248 315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 82.28% 87.02% 84.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 214 191
Median daily rate £500 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £138 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 15
Median hourly rate £21.29 £67.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.45% +350.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.43 £19.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.19 £137.50 £22.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 January 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%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (35.00%) BDD
4 6 (30.00%) Git (software)
4 6 (30.00%) Docker
4 6 (30.00%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (30.00%) Scrum
4 6 (30.00%) Java
4 6 (30.00%) Web Services
5 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 5 (25.00%) SQL
5 5 (25.00%) TDD
5 5 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (25.00%) DevOps
5 5 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (20.00%) Node.js
6 4 (20.00%) Cucumber
6 4 (20.00%) MongoDB
6 4 (20.00%) Kanban
6 4 (20.00%) GitHub
6 4 (20.00%) Selenium
6 4 (20.00%) Ruby
6 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 4 (20.00%) JBoss
6 4 (20.00%) Python
7 3 (15.00%) Project Management
7 3 (15.00%) Publishing
7 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Subversion
7 3 (15.00%) JIRA

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 4 (20.00%) GitHub
2 3 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (10.00%) Heroku
4 1 (5.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) IPv4
1 2 (10.00%) IPv6
1 2 (10.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (20.00%) MongoDB
4 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (10.00%) MySQL
4 2 (10.00%) NoSQL
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (20.00%) Selenium
3 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (15.00%) JIRA
3 3 (15.00%) Subversion
4 2 (10.00%) FitNesse
4 2 (10.00%) JBehave
4 2 (10.00%) Vagrant
5 1 (5.00%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (15.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Developer
2 5 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Test Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Test Leader
5 2 (10.00%) DevOps Administrator
5 2 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Integration Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Magento Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Node.js Developer
5 2 (10.00%) PHP Magento Developer
5 2 (10.00%) QA Leader
5 2 (10.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) SSAS Developer
5 2 (10.00%) SSIS Developer
5 2 (10.00%) SSRS Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Testing Engineer
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%) MDX
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%) Hibernate
4 1 (5.00%) JPA
4 1 (5.00%) Spring
4 1 (5.00%) XML
4 1 (5.00%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Contract for Difference
1 2 (10.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) BDD
3 6 (30.00%) Scrum
4 5 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (25.00%) DevOps
4 5 (25.00%) TDD
5 4 (20.00%) Kanban
6 3 (15.00%) Load Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Project Management
6 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
7 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
7 2 (10.00%) Data Modelling
7 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
7 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
7 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) Java
2 5 (25.00%) SQL
3 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (20.00%) Python
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 6 (30.00%) Docker
2 2 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Sun
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.00%) Talend