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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 36 - 30
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.40% - 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% - 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Median daily rate £400 - £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -
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
224 266 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 78.32% 80.12% 67.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 217 106
Median daily rate £425 £423 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +22.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £262 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £546 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 13
Median hourly rate £16.00 £45.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.44% +221.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

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 30 May 2016, 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 17 (89.47%) JavaScript
1 17 (89.47%) E-Commerce
1 17 (89.47%) Magento
2 16 (84.21%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (84.21%) Node.js
2 16 (84.21%) Web Services
3 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (63.16%) PHP
4 11 (57.89%) HTML
4 11 (57.89%) CSS
4 11 (57.89%) Publishing
4 11 (57.89%) Scrum
4 11 (57.89%) TDD
4 11 (57.89%) Pair Programming
4 11 (57.89%) Web Development
4 11 (57.89%) JSON
4 11 (57.89%) Sass
4 11 (57.89%) AngularJS
4 11 (57.89%) API Development
4 11 (57.89%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (57.89%) Kanban
4 11 (57.89%) Open Source
4 11 (57.89%) NoSQL
5 6 (31.58%) BDD
6 5 (26.32%) GitHub
7 4 (21.05%) Automated Testing
7 4 (21.05%) Docker
7 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
7 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
8 3 (15.79%) Travis CI

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 16 (84.21%) Node.js
2 1 (5.26%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 17 (89.47%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 16 (84.21%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (26.32%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (57.89%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Selenium
1 3 (15.79%) Travis CI
2 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (57.89%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Developer
2 13 (68.42%) JavaScript Developer
3 12 (63.16%) PHP Developer
4 11 (57.89%) Agile Developer
4 11 (57.89%) AWS Developer
4 11 (57.89%) E-Commerce Developer
4 11 (57.89%) E-Commerce PHP Developer
4 11 (57.89%) E-Commerce Web Developer
4 11 (57.89%) HTML CSS Developer
4 11 (57.89%) HTML Developer
4 11 (57.89%) Magento Developer
4 11 (57.89%) Node.js Developer
4 11 (57.89%) PHP Magento Developer
4 11 (57.89%) PHP Web Developer
4 11 (57.89%) Web Developer
5 5 (26.32%) Analyst
5 5 (26.32%) Automation Test Analyst
5 5 (26.32%) Test Analyst
6 4 (21.05%) Test Automation Engineer
6 4 (21.05%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (84.21%) Web Services
2 11 (57.89%) AngularJS
2 11 (57.89%) CSS
2 11 (57.89%) HTML
2 11 (57.89%) JSON
2 11 (57.89%) Sass
3 2 (10.53%) CSS3
4 1 (5.26%) Laravel
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (89.47%) E-Commerce
2 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (57.89%) API Development
3 11 (57.89%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (57.89%) Kanban
3 11 (57.89%) Open Source
3 11 (57.89%) Pair Programming
3 11 (57.89%) Scrum
3 11 (57.89%) TDD
3 11 (57.89%) Web Development
4 6 (31.58%) BDD
5 4 (21.05%) Automated Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
5 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
6 3 (15.79%) Web Testing
7 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
7 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 17 (89.47%) JavaScript
2 12 (63.16%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Docker