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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank - 40 46
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 0 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford - 1.75% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 2.01% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Median daily rate - £500 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.96%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £378
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -4.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +75.43%

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
252 249 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 81.82% 87.06% 83.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 216 202
Median daily rate £500 £420 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -11.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £138 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 13
Median hourly rate £21.29 £67.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.45% +285.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.43 £19.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.19 £137.50 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

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 21 January 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 18 (78.26%) Continuous Integration
2 16 (69.57%) Cloud Computing
2 16 (69.57%) TeamCity
2 16 (69.57%) PaaS
2 16 (69.57%) Python
2 16 (69.57%) Gradle
2 16 (69.57%) Docker
2 16 (69.57%) Microservices
2 16 (69.57%) Continuous Delivery
3 15 (65.22%) Jenkins
4 14 (60.87%) Git (software)
4 14 (60.87%) Performance Testing
5 12 (52.17%) Perforce
5 12 (52.17%) NUnit
5 12 (52.17%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (52.17%) MSBuild
5 12 (52.17%) SpecFlow
5 12 (52.17%) Ansible
6 11 (47.83%) Java
6 11 (47.83%) Puppet
7 10 (43.48%) AngularJS
8 9 (39.13%) MongoDB
9 8 (34.78%) Web Development
9 8 (34.78%) QA
9 8 (34.78%) Build Automation
10 7 (30.43%) CMake
10 7 (30.43%) Node.js
10 7 (30.43%) BDD
10 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (21.74%) TestComplete

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 16 (69.57%) Cloud Computing
1 16 (69.57%) PaaS
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (39.13%) MongoDB
2 3 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (69.57%) Gradle
1 16 (69.57%) TeamCity
2 15 (65.22%) Jenkins
3 14 (60.87%) Git (software)
4 12 (52.17%) MSBuild
4 12 (52.17%) NUnit
4 12 (52.17%) SpecFlow
5 7 (30.43%) CMake
6 5 (21.74%) TestComplete
7 4 (17.39%) Cucumber
7 4 (17.39%) Selenium
8 3 (13.04%) FitNesse
8 3 (13.04%) JBehave
8 3 (13.04%) Talend Open Studio
9 2 (8.70%) Subversion
10 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (4.35%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (8.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Build Engineer
2 8 (34.78%) Build Automation Engineer
3 7 (30.43%) Test Engineer
4 6 (26.09%) Developer
4 6 (26.09%) Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (17.39%) Web Developer
6 3 (13.04%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Analyst
7 2 (8.70%) Applications Developer
7 2 (8.70%) ETL Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Java Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Java Web Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
7 2 (8.70%) Web Applications Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Data Consultant
8 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse Consultant
8 1 (4.35%) Java Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Software Test Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Test Leader
8 1 (4.35%) Testing Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (43.48%) AngularJS
2 7 (30.43%) Node.js
3 4 (17.39%) HTML
3 4 (17.39%) HTML5
3 4 (17.39%) JSON
3 4 (17.39%) XML
3 4 (17.39%) XSLT
4 1 (4.35%) Angular 2
4 1 (4.35%) CSS
4 1 (4.35%) Express
4 1 (4.35%) Gherkin
4 1 (4.35%) MEAN Stack
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (78.26%) Continuous Integration
2 16 (69.57%) Continuous Delivery
2 16 (69.57%) Microservices
3 14 (60.87%) Performance Testing
4 8 (34.78%) Build Automation
4 8 (34.78%) Web Development
5 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (30.43%) BDD
6 4 (17.39%) TDD
6 4 (17.39%) Web Application Development
7 3 (13.04%) Automated Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (13.04%) Data Management
7 3 (13.04%) ETL
7 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Kimball Methodology
7 3 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (8.70%) Kanban
8 2 (8.70%) Process Improvement
8 2 (8.70%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (69.57%) Python
2 11 (47.83%) Java
3 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
3 4 (17.39%) Scala
4 3 (13.04%) Ruby
5 1 (4.35%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (34.78%) QA
System Software
1 16 (69.57%) Docker
2 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.35%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 12 (52.17%) Ansible
1 12 (52.17%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (47.83%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) Perforce
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle
2 3 (13.04%) Talend