The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Oxford region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 30 32 38
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.84% 0.79% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 1.04% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate - £270 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -16.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £73.65 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+130.14% +16.36%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
156 192 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 65.55% 75.89% 54.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 109 110
Average daily rate £325 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £270 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £498 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 14
Average hourly rate £17.00 £11.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.54% -53.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.43 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £67.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Scripting
Oxfordshire

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 10 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Capita
1 1 (25.00%) QA
1 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (25.00%) System Testing
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (25.00%) User Stories

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (25.00%) System Testing
1 1 (25.00%) User Stories
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Capita