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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 31 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.77% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.62 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-52.52% -5.40%
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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
186 150 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 71.81% 74.26% 68.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 88 94
Average daily rate £350 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 14
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £12.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £27.50 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 22 September 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 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
3 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 2 (28.57%) ISEB
3 2 (28.57%) User Stories
3 2 (28.57%) Test Management
3 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) System Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (14.29%) Change Control
4 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
4 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
4 1 (14.29%) TestDirector
4 1 (14.29%) CRM
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) MySQL
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 1 (14.29%) IIS
4 1 (14.29%) MS Office
4 1 (14.29%) Windows
4 1 (14.29%) Python
4 1 (14.29%) Bugzilla
4 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 1 (14.29%) Django

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (14.29%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) TestDirector
1 1 (14.29%) Bugzilla
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Junior
3 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Junior Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Django
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Management
3 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
3 2 (28.57%) User Stories
4 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
4 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
4 1 (14.29%) CRM
4 1 (14.29%) System Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Change Control
4 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
1 1 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft