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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 20 November 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
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 44 27 32
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 4 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.00% 0.56% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 0.78% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate
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£450 £175 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+157.14% -47.95%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £35.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-18.57% +17.64%
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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
324 129 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 80.60% 71.67% 72.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 68 91
Average daily rate £450 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.82% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 6
Average hourly rate £14.00 £23.75 £16.03
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.05% +48.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.34 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £27.50 £18.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing Test Scripting 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 Scripting.

1 5 (55.56%) Test Management
2 4 (44.44%) JIRA
2 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 3 (33.33%) System Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Change Control
4 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
4 2 (22.22%) ISEB
4 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
5 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Selenium
5 1 (11.11%) Django
5 1 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Use Case
5 1 (11.11%) TestDirector
5 1 (11.11%) CRM
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 1 (11.11%) PHP
5 1 (11.11%) SQL
5 1 (11.11%) MySQL
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
5 1 (11.11%) IIS
5 1 (11.11%) MS Office
5 1 (11.11%) Python
5 1 (11.11%) Bugzilla
5 1 (11.11%) LAMP

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing Test Scripting 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 Scripting. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) MySQL
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 1 (11.11%) TestDirector
2 1 (11.11%) Bugzilla
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Manual Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) PHP Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Junior Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Junior
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) LAMP
1 1 (11.11%) Django
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Test Management
2 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 3 (33.33%) System Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Change Control
4 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
5 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Use Case
5 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
5 1 (11.11%) User Stories
5 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
5 1 (11.11%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) PHP
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
1 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft