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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 39 27 32
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 10 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.34% 0.58% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.85% 0.80% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 2
Average daily rate
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£295 £175 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.57% -47.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £175 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £175 £357
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £35.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-18.57% +42.85%
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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
351 125 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 82.01% 73.10% 71.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 75 112
Average daily rate £475 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.37% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £527
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 8
Average hourly rate £14.50 £37.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.33% +114.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.60 £39.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 December 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 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (41.67%) JIRA
2 5 (41.67%) Test Management
2 5 (41.67%) Relational Database
3 4 (33.33%) Marketing
4 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (25.00%) System Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Change Control
5 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Project Management
5 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
6 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (8.33%) Web Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Selenium
6 1 (8.33%) Django
6 1 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Use Case
6 1 (8.33%) PHP
6 1 (8.33%) Bugzilla
6 1 (8.33%) LAMP
6 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
6 1 (8.33%) ISEB
6 1 (8.33%) TestDirector
6 1 (8.33%) MySQL
6 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
6 1 (8.33%) IIS

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (41.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (8.33%) MySQL
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) JIRA
2 1 (8.33%) Selenium
2 1 (8.33%) Bugzilla
2 1 (8.33%) TestDirector
2 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Tester
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Manual Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) PHP Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Django
1 1 (8.33%) LAMP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Test Management
2 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (25.00%) System Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Change Control
3 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Project Management
3 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Web Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Use Case
4 1 (8.33%) CRM
4 1 (8.33%) User Stories
4 1 (8.33%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) PHP
2 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (8.33%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft