The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Oxford region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 30 - 36
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.93% - 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% - 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£244 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.27% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £18.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+92.00% -44.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
135 149 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 62.50% 71.98% 74.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 101 125
Average daily rate £350 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 6 21
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £18.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% -10.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £13.50 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Software Testing
Oxfordshire

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
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 23 July 2014.

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 13 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) CMS
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 1 (50.00%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared