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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 38 - 29
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 27 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 7.18% - 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.68% - 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 0 4
Median daily rate £390 - £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 - £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 - £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.44 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+27.22% -18.33%
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
311 276 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 82.71% 80.70% 76.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 236 152
Median daily rate £425 £413 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +21.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 9
Median hourly rate £17.00 £50.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.00% +257.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £25.00 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.20 £55.50 £18.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram 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 26 September 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 28 (96.55%) Python
2 27 (93.10%) Continuous Integration
2 27 (93.10%) Cloud Computing
2 27 (93.10%) TeamCity
2 27 (93.10%) PaaS
2 27 (93.10%) Continuous Delivery
2 27 (93.10%) Docker
2 27 (93.10%) Microservices
3 24 (82.76%) Gradle
4 18 (62.07%) SpecFlow
4 18 (62.07%) Performance Testing
5 17 (58.62%) NUnit
5 17 (58.62%) Perforce
5 17 (58.62%) MSBuild
5 17 (58.62%) Jenkins
5 17 (58.62%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (58.62%) Ansible
5 17 (58.62%) Git (software)
6 16 (55.17%) Puppet
6 16 (55.17%) AngularJS
7 12 (41.38%) Java
7 12 (41.38%) Web Development
8 10 (34.48%) JSON
8 10 (34.48%) JavaScript
8 10 (34.48%) HTML
8 10 (34.48%) XML
8 10 (34.48%) XSLT
8 10 (34.48%) Web Application Development
8 10 (34.48%) Scala
8 10 (34.48%) CMake

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 27 (93.10%) Cloud Computing
1 27 (93.10%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 27 (93.10%) TeamCity
2 24 (82.76%) Gradle
3 18 (62.07%) SpecFlow
4 17 (58.62%) Git (software)
4 17 (58.62%) Jenkins
4 17 (58.62%) MSBuild
4 17 (58.62%) NUnit
5 10 (34.48%) CMake
6 8 (27.59%) TestComplete
7 1 (3.45%) Appium
7 1 (3.45%) Cucumber
7 1 (3.45%) JUnit
7 1 (3.45%) Maven
7 1 (3.45%) Protractor
7 1 (3.45%) Robotium
7 1 (3.45%) Selenium
7 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.45%) Vagrant
7 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
7 1 (3.45%) Xcode
General
1 1 (3.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (58.62%) Build Engineer
2 10 (34.48%) Developer
2 10 (34.48%) Web Developer
3 8 (27.59%) Build Automation Engineer
3 8 (27.59%) Test Engineer
4 7 (24.14%) Test Automation Engineer
5 6 (20.69%) Java Developer
5 6 (20.69%) Java Web Developer
6 4 (13.79%) Applications Developer
6 4 (13.79%) Web Applications Developer
7 3 (10.34%) Automation Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) QA Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) QA Test Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (55.17%) AngularJS
2 10 (34.48%) HTML
2 10 (34.48%) HTML5
2 10 (34.48%) JSON
2 10 (34.48%) XML
2 10 (34.48%) XSLT
3 7 (24.14%) Node.js
4 1 (3.45%) Angular 2
4 1 (3.45%) CSS
4 1 (3.45%) Express
4 1 (3.45%) MEAN Stack
4 1 (3.45%) RabbitMQ
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Android
1 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
1 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (93.10%) Continuous Delivery
1 27 (93.10%) Continuous Integration
1 27 (93.10%) Microservices
2 18 (62.07%) Performance Testing
3 12 (41.38%) Web Development
4 10 (34.48%) Web Application Development
5 8 (27.59%) Build Automation
6 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.45%) Automated Testing
7 1 (3.45%) BDD
7 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.45%) Exploratory Testing
7 1 (3.45%) Kanban
7 1 (3.45%) Pair Programming
7 1 (3.45%) Process Improvement
7 1 (3.45%) Product Management
7 1 (3.45%) Project Management
7 1 (3.45%) Scrum
7 1 (3.45%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 28 (96.55%) Python
2 12 (41.38%) Java
3 10 (34.48%) JavaScript
3 10 (34.48%) Scala
4 1 (3.45%) C#
4 1 (3.45%) Ruby
4 1 (3.45%) SQL
4 1 (3.45%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (27.59%) QA
System Software
1 27 (93.10%) Docker
2 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.45%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 17 (58.62%) Ansible
1 17 (58.62%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (55.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (58.62%) Perforce