The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 38 42 46
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 11 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 3.13% 0.34% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.67% 0.41% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 2
Median daily rate £450 £250 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -43.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £250 £389
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £250 £497
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+17.50% +40.35%
Test Automation
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
300 246 368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 85.23% 83.67% 84.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 196 273
Median daily rate £450 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.42% -11.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 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 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxford region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Test Automation
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Test Automation Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 30 (81.08%) Continuous Integration
2 29 (78.38%) Python
3 28 (75.68%) Cloud Computing
3 28 (75.68%) TeamCity
3 28 (75.68%) PaaS
3 28 (75.68%) Docker
3 28 (75.68%) Microservices
3 28 (75.68%) Continuous Delivery
4 25 (67.57%) Gradle
5 20 (54.05%) Jenkins
5 20 (54.05%) Performance Testing
5 20 (54.05%) Java
6 19 (51.35%) Git (software)
7 18 (48.65%) SpecFlow
8 17 (45.95%) AngularJS
8 17 (45.95%) Opscode Chef
8 17 (45.95%) MSBuild
8 17 (45.95%) Ansible
8 17 (45.95%) Perforce
8 17 (45.95%) NUnit
9 16 (43.24%) Puppet
10 12 (32.43%) Web Development
11 11 (29.73%) JSON
11 11 (29.73%) Scala
11 11 (29.73%) JavaScript
11 11 (29.73%) HTML
11 11 (29.73%) XML
11 11 (29.73%) XSLT
11 11 (29.73%) HTML5
11 11 (29.73%) Web Application Development

Test Automation
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:

Cloud Services
1 28 (75.68%) Cloud Computing
1 28 (75.68%) PaaS
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (24.32%) MongoDB
2 3 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 28 (75.68%) TeamCity
2 25 (67.57%) Gradle
3 20 (54.05%) Jenkins
4 19 (51.35%) Git (software)
5 18 (48.65%) SpecFlow
6 17 (45.95%) MSBuild
6 17 (45.95%) NUnit
7 10 (27.03%) CMake
8 8 (21.62%) TestComplete
9 5 (13.51%) Cucumber
9 5 (13.51%) Selenium
10 3 (8.11%) FitNesse
10 3 (8.11%) JBehave
10 3 (8.11%) Talend Open Studio
11 2 (5.41%) Subversion
12 1 (2.70%) JUnit
12 1 (2.70%) Maven
12 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (2.70%) WebDriver
12 1 (2.70%) Xcode
General
1 3 (8.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (45.95%) Build Engineer
2 13 (35.14%) Developer
3 11 (29.73%) Web Developer
4 10 (27.03%) Test Engineer
5 8 (21.62%) Build Automation Engineer
5 8 (21.62%) Test Automation Engineer
6 6 (16.22%) Java Developer
6 6 (16.22%) Java Web Developer
7 5 (13.51%) Applications Developer
7 5 (13.51%) Web Applications Developer
8 3 (8.11%) Analyst
8 3 (8.11%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (8.11%) Test Analyst
9 2 (5.41%) Automation Test Analyst
9 2 (5.41%) ETL Developer
10 1 (2.70%) Data Consultant
10 1 (2.70%) ETL Consultant
10 1 (2.70%) Java Engineer
10 1 (2.70%) QA Engineer
10 1 (2.70%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (45.95%) AngularJS
2 11 (29.73%) HTML
2 11 (29.73%) HTML5
2 11 (29.73%) JSON
2 11 (29.73%) XML
2 11 (29.73%) XSLT
3 7 (18.92%) Node.js
4 1 (2.70%) Angular 2
4 1 (2.70%) CSS
4 1 (2.70%) Express
4 1 (2.70%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.70%) MEAN Stack
4 1 (2.70%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.70%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) Android
1 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (81.08%) Continuous Integration
2 28 (75.68%) Continuous Delivery
2 28 (75.68%) Microservices
3 20 (54.05%) Performance Testing
4 12 (32.43%) Web Development
5 11 (29.73%) Web Application Development
6 9 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (21.62%) BDD
7 8 (21.62%) Build Automation
8 5 (13.51%) TDD
9 4 (10.81%) Automated Testing
9 4 (10.81%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (8.11%) Data Management
10 3 (8.11%) Integration Testing
10 3 (8.11%) Kanban
10 3 (8.11%) Kimball Methodology
10 3 (8.11%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (8.11%) Process Improvement
10 3 (8.11%) Product Management
10 3 (8.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (78.38%) Python
2 20 (54.05%) Java
3 11 (29.73%) JavaScript
3 11 (29.73%) Scala
4 4 (10.81%) Ruby
5 1 (2.70%) C#
5 1 (2.70%) SQL
5 1 (2.70%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (27.03%) QA
System Software
1 28 (75.68%) Docker
2 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.70%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 17 (45.95%) Ansible
1 17 (45.95%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (43.24%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (45.95%) Perforce
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle
2 3 (8.11%) Talend