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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 35 - 27
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 7 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.39% - 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.79% - 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 1
Average daily rate £500 - £175
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.25 £33.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+40.15% -2.22%
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
251 292 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 85.67% 82.25% 74.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 193 80
Average daily rate £425 £450 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +21.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 7
Average hourly rate £67.50 £18.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+264.86% -50.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.68 £13.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £137.50 £24.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 6 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 5 (55.56%) E-Commerce
2 5 (55.56%) Web Services
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (55.56%) BDD
2 5 (55.56%) Node.js
3 4 (44.44%) GitHub
3 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
3 4 (44.44%) Magento
3 4 (44.44%) Automation Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Docker
4 3 (33.33%) C#
5 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (22.22%) Release Management
5 2 (22.22%) Web Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
5 2 (22.22%) MSBuild
5 2 (22.22%) HTML
5 2 (22.22%) Java
5 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
5 2 (22.22%) CSS
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) .NET
5 2 (22.22%) CRM
5 2 (22.22%) Scrum

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5 (55.56%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Magento
2 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (55.56%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (44.44%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MSBuild
1 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
2 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
2 1 (11.11%) Protractor
2 1 (11.11%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (11.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
1 5 (55.56%) Test Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Automation Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Automation Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Automation Test Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) JavaScript Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Test Automation Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Test Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Analyst Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Developer in Test
4 2 (22.22%) Test Automation Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Testing Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Angular Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Automated Test Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Node.js Developer
5 1 (11.11%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) Web Services
2 2 (22.22%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) AngularJS
2 2 (22.22%) CSS
2 2 (22.22%) HTML
3 1 (11.11%) Ajax
3 1 (11.11%) Backbone.js
3 1 (11.11%) Hibernate
3 1 (11.11%) J2EE
3 1 (11.11%) jQuery
3 1 (11.11%) React
3 1 (11.11%) REST
3 1 (11.11%) Sass
3 1 (11.11%) Scalatra
3 1 (11.11%) SOAP
3 1 (11.11%) Spring
3 1 (11.11%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (55.56%) BDD
1 5 (55.56%) E-Commerce
2 4 (44.44%) Automation Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
2 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (22.22%) CRM
3 2 (22.22%) Quality Management
3 2 (22.22%) Release Management
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) TDD
3 2 (22.22%) Web Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (11.11%) High Availability
4 1 (11.11%) Kanban
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
4 1 (11.11%) MVC
4 1 (11.11%) OO
4 1 (11.11%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 3 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
3 2 (22.22%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) CA
1 1 (11.11%) HP