The table below looks at the statistics for Software 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 Software Testing over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 43 - 31
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.53% - 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% - 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate
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£388 - £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
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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
310 136 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 82.01% 64.15% 77.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 84 105
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 £199 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 10
Average hourly rate £30.00 £17.00 £10.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.47% +58.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Oxford region.

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Software Testing
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) J2EE
1 2 (100.00%) EJB
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) UML
1 2 (100.00%) JBoss
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
1 2 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 2 (100.00%) JSF
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Software Architecture
1 2 (100.00%) Software Delivery

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing Software 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 Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) JBoss
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) J2EE
1 2 (100.00%) EJB
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 2 (100.00%) JSF
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) UML
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
1 2 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) Software Architecture
1 2 (100.00%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared