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 31 August 2016 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 54 33 25
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -8
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 3 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.84% 5.03% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 6.12% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 16 4
Median daily rate £400 £400 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +24.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £395 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £425 £330
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £355
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.00 £42.50 £80.00
% change year-on-year
+22.35% -46.87%
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
293 294 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 81.84% 82.12% 77.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 256 107
Median daily rate £400 £413 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +18.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £520 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 16
Median hourly rate £22.25 £22.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.11% +60.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £8.50 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.45 £50.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +26.21%

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 31 August 2016, 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 6 (54.55%) Scrum
1 6 (54.55%) Java
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) MDX
2 5 (45.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (45.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (45.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 5 (45.45%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (45.45%) Data Modelling
3 4 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (36.36%) Bug Management
3 4 (36.36%) SOA
3 4 (36.36%) Web Services
3 4 (36.36%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (36.36%) Project Management
3 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (36.36%) Requirements Management
4 3 (27.27%) Spring
4 3 (27.27%) JIRA
4 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
4 3 (27.27%) XML Schema
4 3 (27.27%) JPA
4 3 (27.27%) Talend Open Studio
4 3 (27.27%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (27.27%) Apache CXF
4 3 (27.27%) RESTful
4 3 (27.27%) Migration
4 3 (27.27%) Hibernate
4 3 (27.27%) XML

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 3 (27.27%) JBoss
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle Service Bus
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database
3 1 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (9.09%) Big Data
3 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (27.27%) JIRA
2 3 (27.27%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (18.18%) Selenium
4 1 (9.09%) Appium
4 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
4 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 1 (9.09%) Gradle
4 1 (9.09%) IntelliJ
4 1 (9.09%) Protractor
4 1 (9.09%) Robotium
4 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
4 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
4 1 (9.09%) Xcode
General
1 1 (9.09%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Report Developer
2 5 (45.45%) SSAS Developer
2 5 (45.45%) SSIS Developer
2 5 (45.45%) SSRS Developer
3 4 (36.36%) SQL Developer
3 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Integration Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Java Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Test Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Automation Team Leader
5 1 (9.09%) Java Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Java Team Leader
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Developer
5 1 (9.09%) QA Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) SOA Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Team Leader
5 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
5 1 (9.09%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) MDX
2 4 (36.36%) Web Services
3 3 (27.27%) Apache Camel
3 3 (27.27%) Apache CXF
3 3 (27.27%) Hibernate
3 3 (27.27%) JPA
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (27.27%) RESTful
3 3 (27.27%) SOAP
3 3 (27.27%) Spring
3 3 (27.27%) XML
3 3 (27.27%) XML Schema
4 1 (9.09%) Dropwizard
4 1 (9.09%) HTML5
4 1 (9.09%) Hystrix
4 1 (9.09%) Node.js
4 1 (9.09%) Play Framework
4 1 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (9.09%) REST
4 1 (9.09%) Scalatra
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Android
1 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (54.55%) Scrum
2 5 (45.45%) Data Modelling
3 4 (36.36%) Bug Management
3 4 (36.36%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (36.36%) Project Management
3 4 (36.36%) Requirements Management
3 4 (36.36%) SOA
4 3 (27.27%) ETL
4 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Migration
5 2 (18.18%) BDD
5 2 (18.18%) Pair Programming
5 2 (18.18%) TDD
6 1 (9.09%) DevOps
6 1 (9.09%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Front End Development
6 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 1 (9.09%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) C#
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 1 (9.09%) Python
2 1 (9.09%) Ruby
2 1 (9.09%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle
1 3 (27.27%) Talend
2 1 (9.09%) New Relic