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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 37 42 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.71% 0.28% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 0.34% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate £500 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £35.63
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +5.26%
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
251 292 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 85.67% 82.25% 74.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 193 80
Average daily rate £425 £450 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +21.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 7
Average hourly rate £67.50 £18.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+264.86% -50.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.68 £13.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £137.50 £24.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016, 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 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
1 5 (83.33%) BDD
2 4 (66.67%) Magento
2 4 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 4 (66.67%) Node.js
2 4 (66.67%) GitHub
2 4 (66.67%) Automation Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Docker
2 4 (66.67%) Web Services
2 4 (66.67%) E-Commerce
3 2 (33.33%) Web Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (16.67%) MVC
4 1 (16.67%) Workflow
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) N-Tier
4 1 (16.67%) IBM
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (16.67%) Firmware
4 1 (16.67%) C
4 1 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (16.67%) C++
4 1 (16.67%) HTML
4 1 (16.67%) XML

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (66.67%) Node.js
2 1 (16.67%) Apache
2 1 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (66.67%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (16.67%) OLAP
1 1 (16.67%) OLAP Cube
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Automation Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Automation Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Automation Test Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Test Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Test Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Analyst Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Developer in Test
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Testing Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) Ajax
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (16.67%) CSS
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) WPF
2 1 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) BDD
2 4 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Automation Testing
2 4 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Web Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) ATDD
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) Demand Management
4 1 (16.67%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (16.67%) DevOps
4 1 (16.67%) MVC
4 1 (16.67%) OO
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Refactoring
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) C
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Docker
2 1 (16.67%) Firmware
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) IBM
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) VMware