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 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 36 24 29
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 8 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.16% 1.74% 2.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.68% 2.42% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 3
Average daily rate
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£295 £213 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.82% -31.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £183 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £243 £342
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.46% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £15.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+116.66% -38.14%
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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
298 124 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 80.54% 72.09% 71.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 73 106
Average daily rate £463 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £228 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 8
Average hourly rate £18.00 £37.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.00% +114.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.77 £13.69 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £39.00 £63.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

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 27 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 (45.45%) SQL
1 5 (45.45%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (45.45%) JIRA
1 5 (45.45%) Test Management
1 5 (45.45%) Relational Database
2 4 (36.36%) Marketing
3 2 (18.18%) Change Control
3 2 (18.18%) System Testing
3 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Project Management
3 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
4 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
4 1 (9.09%) Bugzilla
4 1 (9.09%) LAMP
4 1 (9.09%) PHP
4 1 (9.09%) TestDirector
4 1 (9.09%) MySQL
4 1 (9.09%) Python
4 1 (9.09%) Web Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Selenium
4 1 (9.09%) Django
4 1 (9.09%) Use Case
4 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (45.45%) Relational Database
2 1 (9.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) Selenium
2 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (9.09%) TestDirector
2 1 (9.09%) Bugzilla
General
1 4 (36.36%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Tester
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Manual Tester
3 1 (9.09%) PHP Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
3 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) LAMP
1 1 (9.09%) Django
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Test Management
2 2 (18.18%) System Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Change Control
2 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Project Management
2 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Use Case
3 1 (9.09%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) Python
2 1 (9.09%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification