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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 33 46 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 5 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.89% 0.78% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.54% 0.93% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Average daily rate £513 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.83% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+12.66% +3.44%
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
197 324 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 74.62% 84.38% 68.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 260 112
Average daily rate £425 £420 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 11
Average hourly rate £13.80 £30.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.00% +76.47%
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 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 7 (58.33%) Web Services
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
2 5 (41.67%) E-Commerce
2 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
2 5 (41.67%) BDD
2 5 (41.67%) Node.js
3 4 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (33.33%) GitHub
3 4 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Docker
3 4 (33.33%) Java
3 4 (33.33%) Magento
3 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 3 (25.00%) RESTful
4 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (25.00%) JPA
4 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Talend Open Studio
4 3 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (25.00%) Apache CXF
4 3 (25.00%) JIRA
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (25.00%) Spring
4 3 (25.00%) SOA
4 3 (25.00%) ETL
4 3 (25.00%) XML Schema
4 3 (25.00%) Migration
4 3 (25.00%) Hibernate
4 3 (25.00%) SOAP

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (41.67%) Node.js
2 3 (25.00%) JBoss
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle Service Bus
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Magento
2 2 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (33.33%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) JIRA
1 3 (25.00%) Talend Open Studio
1 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (16.67%) MSBuild
2 2 (16.67%) Travis CI
2 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (8.33%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Test Automation Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) Test Engineer
3 4 (33.33%) Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) JavaScript Engineer
3 4 (33.33%) Test Analyst
4 3 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Analyst Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Developer in Test
5 2 (16.67%) Integration Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Test Automation Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Testing Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) Agile Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Angular Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Automation Test Lead
6 1 (8.33%) Node.js Developer
6 1 (8.33%) SSAS Developer
6 1 (8.33%) SSIS Developer
6 1 (8.33%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) Web Services
2 3 (25.00%) Apache Camel
2 3 (25.00%) Apache CXF
2 3 (25.00%) Hibernate
2 3 (25.00%) JPA
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (25.00%) RESTful
2 3 (25.00%) SOAP
2 3 (25.00%) Spring
2 3 (25.00%) XML
2 3 (25.00%) XML Schema
3 2 (16.67%) .NET
4 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
4 1 (8.33%) Backbone.js
4 1 (8.33%) CSS
4 1 (8.33%) HTML
4 1 (8.33%) MDX
4 1 (8.33%) React
4 1 (8.33%) REST
4 1 (8.33%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) BDD
2 5 (41.67%) E-Commerce
2 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
3 4 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (25.00%) ETL
4 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Migration
4 3 (25.00%) SOA
5 2 (16.67%) CRM
5 2 (16.67%) Quality Management
5 2 (16.67%) Release Management
5 2 (16.67%) Web Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (8.33%) Front End Development
6 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Requirements Management
6 1 (8.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
2 4 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) Bash Shell
3 2 (16.67%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle
1 3 (25.00%) Talend