The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Oxford region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 52 53 28
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 8 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.24% 0.28% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.27% 0.28% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Median daily rate £463 £175 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+164.28% -33.96%
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £315 £313
% change year-on-year
+15.47% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+22.95% +1.66%
Test Engineer
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
352 353 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 98.60% 98.33% 95.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 287 123
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 21
Median hourly rate £11.00 £15.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.03% -8.82%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Oxford region that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Engineer across the Oxford region.

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Engineer across the Oxford region.

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, Test Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Oxford region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (70.00%) Python
1 7 (70.00%) Continuous Integration
1 7 (70.00%) Performance Testing
1 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
1 7 (70.00%) SpecFlow
1 7 (70.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (60.00%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (60.00%) Ansible
2 6 (60.00%) Docker
2 6 (60.00%) Puppet
2 6 (60.00%) MSBuild
2 6 (60.00%) PaaS
2 6 (60.00%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (60.00%) TeamCity
2 6 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (60.00%) NUnit
2 6 (60.00%) QA
2 6 (60.00%) Perforce
2 6 (60.00%) Gradle
2 6 (60.00%) Microservices
2 6 (60.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 4 (40.00%) AngularJS
3 4 (40.00%) Web Development
3 4 (40.00%) MongoDB
3 4 (40.00%) Node.js
3 4 (40.00%) Build Automation
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) Java
5 2 (20.00%) Publishing
5 2 (20.00%) Selenium

Test Engineer Skill Set
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 1 (10.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 6 (60.00%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (60.00%) PaaS
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Jenkins
1 7 (70.00%) SpecFlow
2 6 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (60.00%) Gradle
2 6 (60.00%) MSBuild
2 6 (60.00%) NUnit
2 6 (60.00%) TeamCity
3 2 (20.00%) Selenium
4 1 (10.00%) Appium
4 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (10.00%) JIRA
4 1 (10.00%) JUnit
4 1 (10.00%) Maven
4 1 (10.00%) Protractor
4 1 (10.00%) Robotium
4 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (10.00%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (10.00%) Xcode
General
1 2 (20.00%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) AngularJS
1 4 (40.00%) Node.js
2 1 (10.00%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (10.00%) SOAP
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Android
1 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Continuous Integration
1 7 (70.00%) Performance Testing
1 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (60.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 6 (60.00%) Microservices
3 4 (40.00%) Build Automation
3 4 (40.00%) Web Development
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (10.00%) API Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Change Management
6 1 (10.00%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Pair Programming
6 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement
6 1 (10.00%) Project Management
6 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) TDD
6 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
6 1 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) Python
2 3 (30.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (10.00%) Ruby
4 1 (10.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (60.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) Ansible
1 6 (60.00%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (60.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Perforce
2 1 (10.00%) Talend