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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 44 - 32
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.27% - 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% - 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.85% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -18.75%
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
299 129 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 81.92% 63.55% 77.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 78 103
Average daily rate £425 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £185 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 10
Average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £10.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +96.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) PHP
2 1 (50.00%) MySQL
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Apache
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) LAMP
2 1 (50.00%) Web Design
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Content Management
2 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Drupal
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) Apache Solr
2 1 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) Varnish
2 1 (50.00%) CSS3
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Sass
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 (50.00%) Apache
1 1 (50.00%) Drupal
1 1 (50.00%) Apache Solr
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) PHP Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) LAMP
1 1 (50.00%) HTML5
1 1 (50.00%) CSS3
1 1 (50.00%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Open Source
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Web Design
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Content Management
1 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) PHP
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Varnish