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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank - - 27
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 0 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford - - 2.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £330 £339
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -2.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £43.50 £44.09
% change year-on-year
-13.79% -1.33%
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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
306 156 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 82.93% 67.24% 76.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 105 114
Average daily rate £425 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 7
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 £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Middleware
1 2 (100.00%) Publishing
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle ADF
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle Fusion
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (50.00%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (50.00%) XQuery
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Spring
2 1 (50.00%) JSF
2 1 (50.00%) Maven
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Ajax
2 1 (50.00%) XPath
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) XSLT
2 1 (50.00%) Linux

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Maven
1 1 (50.00%) Ant
General
1 2 (100.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Lead Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Middleware
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle ADF
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (50.00%) Spring
2 1 (50.00%) JSF
2 1 (50.00%) Ajax
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) XSLT
2 1 (50.00%) JMS
2 1 (50.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
2 1 (50.00%) XQuery
2 1 (50.00%) XPath
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle