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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 27 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 22 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 6.20% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.33% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 22 0 0
Median daily rate £200 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £29.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+46.55% -10.07%
Software 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
300 240 359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 84.51% 82.76% 84.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 191 260
Median daily rate £450 £430 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -8.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £218 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 17
Median hourly rate £20.00 £55.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.63% +285.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.43 £45.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.19 £137.50 £21.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxford region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 21 (95.45%) SQL
2 19 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (81.82%) ISEB
3 18 (81.82%) ISTQB
4 17 (77.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (77.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 17 (77.27%) SDLC
5 16 (72.73%) Test Scripting
6 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
7 3 (13.64%) Automated Testing
7 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
7 3 (13.64%) QA
7 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (9.09%) Functional Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Selenium
8 2 (9.09%) Project Management
8 2 (9.09%) Exploratory Testing
9 1 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (4.55%) Finance
9 1 (4.55%) Subversion
9 1 (4.55%) Java
9 1 (4.55%) RIA
9 1 (4.55%) Gherkin
9 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
9 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
9 1 (4.55%) BDD

Software 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 2 (9.09%) Selenium
3 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.55%) Subversion
3 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (81.82%) Tester
2 4 (18.18%) Test Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Software Tester
4 1 (4.55%) Agile Tester
4 1 (4.55%) Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Automation Tester
4 1 (4.55%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Java Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) UAT Test Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (77.27%) SDLC
2 17 (77.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (72.73%) Test Scripting
4 3 (13.64%) Automated Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (9.09%) Exploratory Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Functional Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Project Management
6 1 (4.55%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 21 (95.45%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (81.82%) ISEB
1 18 (81.82%) ISTQB
2 17 (77.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland