The table below looks at the statistics for Automation 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 Automation Testing over the 3 months to 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 29 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 12 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 4.23% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.86% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 0
Average daily rate £425 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £344
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £106.75 £28.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+274.56% +90.00%
Automation 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
247 297 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 86.97% 81.15% 74.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 197 82
Average daily rate £420 £450 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +23.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £473
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 £11.63 £24.45
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% -

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automation Testing across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Automation Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automation Testing across the Oxford region.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Automation Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 10 (83.33%) JavaScript
1 10 (83.33%) E-Commerce
1 10 (83.33%) Magento
2 9 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (75.00%) Node.js
2 9 (75.00%) Web Services
3 6 (50.00%) BDD
4 5 (41.67%) GitHub
4 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (41.67%) PHP
5 4 (33.33%) HTML
5 4 (33.33%) CSS
5 4 (33.33%) Publishing
5 4 (33.33%) Scrum
5 4 (33.33%) JSON
5 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (33.33%) Kanban
5 4 (33.33%) TDD
5 4 (33.33%) Pair Programming
5 4 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Sass
5 4 (33.33%) AngularJS
5 4 (33.33%) Docker
5 4 (33.33%) API Development
5 4 (33.33%) NoSQL
5 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 4 (33.33%) Open Source
6 3 (25.00%) Web Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Selenium

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (75.00%) Node.js
2 1 (8.33%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 10 (83.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (41.67%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (8.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (33.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Developer
2 6 (50.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 5 (41.67%) Analyst
3 5 (41.67%) Automation Analyst
3 5 (41.67%) Automation Test Analyst
3 5 (41.67%) PHP Developer
3 5 (41.67%) Test Analyst
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Developer
4 4 (33.33%) Automation Engineer
4 4 (33.33%) AWS Developer
4 4 (33.33%) E-Commerce PHP Developer
4 4 (33.33%) E-Commerce Web Developer
4 4 (33.33%) HTML Developer
4 4 (33.33%) Magento Developer
4 4 (33.33%) Node.js Developer
4 4 (33.33%) PHP Magento Developer
4 4 (33.33%) PHP Web Developer
4 4 (33.33%) Test Automation Engineer
4 4 (33.33%) Test Engineer
4 4 (33.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) Web Services
2 4 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 4 (33.33%) CSS
2 4 (33.33%) HTML
2 4 (33.33%) JSON
2 4 (33.33%) Sass
3 1 (8.33%) Laravel
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) E-Commerce
2 6 (50.00%) BDD
3 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) API Development
4 4 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (33.33%) Kanban
4 4 (33.33%) Open Source
4 4 (33.33%) Pair Programming
4 4 (33.33%) Scrum
4 4 (33.33%) TDD
4 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 3 (25.00%) Web Testing
6 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
6 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (41.67%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Docker