The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting 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 Scripting over the 3 months to 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 45 47 27
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -20
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 2 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.67% 0.28% 2.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.36% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Median daily rate £438 £195 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+124.35% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £195 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £195 £401
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £30.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+21.31% +10.90%
Test Scripting
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
235 281 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 78.86% 79.83% 70.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 236 98
Median daily rate £410 £414 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.90% +18.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 17
Median hourly rate £16.00 £36.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.86% +158.92%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxford region citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Test Scripting
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting 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 Scripting.

1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Data Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) UML
2 2 (66.67%) RAD
2 2 (66.67%) Data Modelling
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Natural Language Processing
2 2 (66.67%) User Stories
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) Translating Business Requirements
2 2 (66.67%) Content Enrichment
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing

Test Scripting
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:

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Business Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Team Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Test Lead
2 1 (33.33%) Java Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Java Team Leader
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Team Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Natural Language Processing
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Content Enrichment
2 2 (66.67%) Data Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Data Modelling
2 2 (66.67%) RAD
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) Translating Business Requirements
2 2 (66.67%) UML
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) User Stories
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft