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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 32 45 38
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -7
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 18 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 5.01% 0.35% 2.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.92% 0.42% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 1 7
Median daily rate £200 £313 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% +5.93%
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £38.44 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+1.47% +34.85%
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
304 238 359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 84.68% 82.93% 83.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 190 260
Median daily rate £466 £430 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.37% -8.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 17
Median hourly rate £20.00 £55.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.63% +285.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.43 £45.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.19 £137.50 £21.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.02% +36.00%

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
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 9 December 2016.

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 9 December 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 22 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (79.17%) ISEB
2 19 (79.17%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (70.83%) SDLC
3 17 (70.83%) SQL
3 17 (70.83%) ISTQB
4 16 (66.67%) Software Testing
4 16 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (20.83%) Data Modelling
5 5 (20.83%) UML
5 5 (20.83%) Scrum
5 5 (20.83%) Kanban
5 5 (20.83%) BPMN
5 5 (20.83%) Data Analysis
6 4 (16.67%) Critical Success Factor
6 4 (16.67%) Translating Business Requirements
6 4 (16.67%) User Stories
7 3 (12.50%) Process Improvement
7 3 (12.50%) Publishing
7 3 (12.50%) Social Network
8 2 (8.33%) Project Planning
8 2 (8.33%) Degree
8 2 (8.33%) Business Analysis
8 2 (8.33%) Change Management
8 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
8 2 (8.33%) MS Visio
8 2 (8.33%) Project Management
8 2 (8.33%) Time Management
8 2 (8.33%) Functional Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Non-Functional 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
General
1 3 (12.50%) Publishing
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (66.67%) Tester
2 8 (33.33%) Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Business Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Software Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Agile Business Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) SharePoint Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Agile Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Automation Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Business Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Business IT Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Business Support Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) IT Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) SharePoint Business Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Social Media Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Social Media Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Social Network
2 1 (4.17%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (79.17%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (70.83%) SDLC
4 16 (66.67%) Software Testing
5 5 (20.83%) BPMN
5 5 (20.83%) Data Analysis
5 5 (20.83%) Data Modelling
5 5 (20.83%) Kanban
5 5 (20.83%) Scrum
5 5 (20.83%) UML
6 4 (16.67%) Critical Success Factor
6 4 (16.67%) Translating Business Requirements
6 4 (16.67%) User Stories
7 3 (12.50%) Process Improvement
8 2 (8.33%) Business Analysis
8 2 (8.33%) Change Management
8 2 (8.33%) Functional Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Project Management
8 2 (8.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (70.83%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (79.17%) ISEB
2 17 (70.83%) ISTQB
3 16 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland