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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Testing
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 38 30 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 2 13 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.61% 4.78% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 5.49% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 13 0
Median daily rate £425 £425 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £106.75 £32.25
% change year-on-year
- +231.00%

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
268 237 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 81.21% 87.13% 83.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 199 205
Median daily rate £475 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £145 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £536
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 8
Median hourly rate £23.19 £67.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.64% +365.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.43 £17.50 £13.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £115.00 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxford region citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) Java
3 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) CSS
3 2 (50.00%) Web Services
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) Apache
3 2 (50.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (50.00%) Python
3 2 (50.00%) C++
3 2 (50.00%) HTML
3 2 (50.00%) Code Coverage
3 2 (50.00%) TDD
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) Subversion
3 2 (50.00%) Lucene
3 2 (50.00%) Spring
3 2 (50.00%) Maven
3 2 (50.00%) Ruby
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (50.00%) Jetty
3 2 (50.00%) nginx
3 2 (50.00%) RESTful
3 2 (50.00%) Apache Solr
3 2 (50.00%) Scala
3 2 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (50.00%) Open Source

Automation 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 2 (50.00%) Apache
1 2 (50.00%) Apache Solr
1 2 (50.00%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (50.00%) Jetty
1 2 (50.00%) nginx
1 2 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (25.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (25.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (25.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (50.00%) Gradle
2 2 (50.00%) Maven
2 2 (50.00%) Subversion
3 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Java Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Lead Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Lead Java Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 1 (25.00%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
2 1 (25.00%) QA Automation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Quality Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (50.00%) CSS
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) HTML5
1 2 (50.00%) Lucene
1 2 (50.00%) RESTful
1 2 (50.00%) Spring
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Build Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Code Coverage
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) Open Source
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) B2B
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Matrix Management
3 1 (25.00%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (50.00%) Ruby
2 2 (50.00%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA