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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 38 38 40
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 3 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.91% 1.84% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 2.11% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Median daily rate £425 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £358
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%

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
267 237 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 81.40% 87.13% 83.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 199 206
Median daily rate £475 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £145 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 8
Median hourly rate £23.19 £67.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.64% +365.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.43 £17.50 £13.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £115.00 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.88 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +45.45%

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 20 February 2017, 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 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (52.94%) Jenkins
3 8 (47.06%) Git (software)
3 8 (47.06%) Performance Testing
3 8 (47.06%) Java
4 7 (41.18%) Python
4 7 (41.18%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (41.18%) TeamCity
4 7 (41.18%) Gradle
4 7 (41.18%) Docker
4 7 (41.18%) Microservices
4 7 (41.18%) Continuous Delivery
4 7 (41.18%) PaaS
4 7 (41.18%) BDD
5 6 (35.29%) Puppet
5 6 (35.29%) MSBuild
5 6 (35.29%) SpecFlow
5 6 (35.29%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (35.29%) Ansible
5 6 (35.29%) NUnit
5 6 (35.29%) Perforce
6 5 (29.41%) QA
6 5 (29.41%) MongoDB
7 4 (23.53%) Cucumber
7 4 (23.53%) Build Automation
7 4 (23.53%) AngularJS
7 4 (23.53%) Selenium
7 4 (23.53%) TDD
8 3 (17.65%) Data Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (17.65%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 7 (41.18%) Cloud Computing
1 7 (41.18%) PaaS
2 3 (17.65%) SaaS
3 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) MongoDB
2 3 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database
3 2 (11.76%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (52.94%) Jenkins
2 8 (47.06%) Git (software)
3 7 (41.18%) Gradle
3 7 (41.18%) TeamCity
4 6 (35.29%) MSBuild
4 6 (35.29%) NUnit
4 6 (35.29%) SpecFlow
5 4 (23.53%) Cucumber
5 4 (23.53%) Selenium
6 3 (17.65%) CMake
6 3 (17.65%) FitNesse
6 3 (17.65%) JBehave
6 3 (17.65%) JIRA
6 3 (17.65%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (11.76%) Subversion
7 2 (11.76%) TestComplete
General
1 3 (17.65%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Build Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Test Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Build Automation Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Test Automation Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Test Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Test Leader
5 2 (11.76%) ETL Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Test Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Applications Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) ETL Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Java Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Web Applications Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) AngularJS
2 3 (17.65%) Node.js
3 1 (5.88%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.88%) HTML
3 1 (5.88%) HTML5
3 1 (5.88%) JSON
3 1 (5.88%) XML
3 1 (5.88%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Semantic Web
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (47.06%) Performance Testing
4 7 (41.18%) BDD
4 7 (41.18%) Continuous Delivery
4 7 (41.18%) Microservices
5 4 (23.53%) Build Automation
5 4 (23.53%) TDD
6 3 (17.65%) Automated Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Data Management
6 3 (17.65%) ETL
6 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
6 3 (17.65%) ITIL
6 3 (17.65%) Kimball Methodology
6 3 (17.65%) Matrix Management
6 3 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (17.65%) Project Management
6 3 (17.65%) Test Management
6 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
6 3 (17.65%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) Java
2 7 (41.18%) Python
3 3 (17.65%) Ruby
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) ISEB
1 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) QA
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) Ansible
1 6 (35.29%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (35.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Perforce
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle
2 3 (17.65%) Talend
3 2 (11.76%) Salesforce.com