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 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 21 30 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.79% 0.48% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.47% 0.69% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£323 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £325 £311
% change year-on-year
+7.84% +4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 £34.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+131.88% -13.75%
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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
162 145 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 72.65% 70.05% 72.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 90 109
Average daily rate £340 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 19
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.43 £12.00 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £23.00 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) LoadRunner
3 2 (50.00%) QA
4 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (25.00%) PHPUnit
4 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (25.00%) Mercurial
4 1 (25.00%) Workflow
4 1 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (25.00%) PHP
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) MySQL
4 1 (25.00%) IIS
4 1 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) Apache
4 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 1 (25.00%) IIS
1 1 (25.00%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) Mercurial
3 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (25.00%) PHPUnit
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) QA Tester
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PHP
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) HP