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 December 2014 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 48 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.49% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£510 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £328 £313
% change year-on-year
+15.26% +4.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £37.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-24.00% +167.85%
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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
336 128 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 81.95% 72.32% 71.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 77 114
Average daily rate £475 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.37% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £235 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 8
Average hourly rate £14.00 £37.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.66% +114.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.60 £39.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 December 2014, 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 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Publishing
2 5 (71.43%) Java
2 5 (71.43%) Oracle
2 5 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
3 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 4 (57.14%) J2EE
3 4 (57.14%) XML
3 4 (57.14%) XSLT
3 4 (57.14%) TDD
3 4 (57.14%) Spring
4 3 (42.86%) MVC
4 3 (42.86%) HTML
4 3 (42.86%) Web Services
4 3 (42.86%) Spring MVC
4 3 (42.86%) Integration Testing
4 3 (42.86%) BDD
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (28.57%) Selenium
5 2 (28.57%) Middleware
5 2 (28.57%) WebLogic
5 2 (28.57%) SOA
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle ADF
6 1 (14.29%) Scrum
6 1 (14.29%) JSF
6 1 (14.29%) Maven
6 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Workflow

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (28.57%) WebLogic
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (14.29%) Ant
2 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
2 1 (14.29%) Maven
General
1 5 (71.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 4 (57.14%) Java Developer
3 3 (42.86%) Java Software Engineer
3 3 (42.86%) Software Engineer
3 3 (42.86%) Software Developer
3 3 (42.86%) Java Software Developer
3 3 (42.86%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 2 (28.57%) Lead Developer
5 1 (14.29%) Lead Java Developer
5 1 (14.29%) Architect
5 1 (14.29%) Consultant
5 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com Consultant
5 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com Developer
5 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
5 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) J2EE
1 4 (57.14%) XML
1 4 (57.14%) XSLT
1 4 (57.14%) Spring
2 3 (42.86%) Web Services
2 3 (42.86%) Spring MVC
2 3 (42.86%) HTML
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (28.57%) Middleware
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle ADF
4 1 (14.29%) JSF
4 1 (14.29%) Ajax
4 1 (14.29%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (14.29%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (57.14%) TDD
3 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
4 3 (42.86%) MVC
4 3 (42.86%) BDD
4 3 (42.86%) Integration Testing
5 2 (28.57%) SOA
6 1 (14.29%) OO
6 1 (14.29%) Workflow
6 1 (14.29%) Scrum
6 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Java
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) XQuery
3 1 (14.29%) XPath
3 1 (14.29%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (14.29%) Atlassian