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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 37 39 31
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 3 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.91% 1.47% 2.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 1.69% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 9
Median daily rate £185 £500 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-63.00% +69.49%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £342 £343
% change year-on-year
-4.97% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £43.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-20.93% +27.40%

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
268 237 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 81.21% 87.13% 83.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 199 205
Median daily rate £475 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £145 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £536
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 8
Median hourly rate £23.19 £67.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.64% +365.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.43 £17.50 £13.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £115.00 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

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
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 21 February 2017, 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 24 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (87.50%) ISEB
3 19 (79.17%) SQL
3 19 (79.17%) ISTQB
3 19 (79.17%) User Acceptance Testing
3 19 (79.17%) SDLC
4 17 (70.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 17 (70.83%) Software Testing
5 5 (20.83%) UML
5 5 (20.83%) Data Modelling
5 5 (20.83%) Scrum
5 5 (20.83%) Data Analysis
5 5 (20.83%) Kanban
5 5 (20.83%) BPMN
6 4 (16.67%) Critical Success Factor
6 4 (16.67%) User Stories
6 4 (16.67%) Translating Business Requirements
7 3 (12.50%) Social Network
7 3 (12.50%) Process Improvement
7 3 (12.50%) Publishing
8 2 (8.33%) Change Management
8 2 (8.33%) Project Management
8 2 (8.33%) Functional Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Time Management
8 2 (8.33%) Business Analysis
8 2 (8.33%) Project Planning
8 2 (8.33%) Degree
8 2 (8.33%) Wireframes
8 2 (8.33%) Exploratory 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:

General
1 3 (12.50%) Publishing
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (70.83%) Tester
2 7 (29.17%) Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Business Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Software Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Agile Business Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Agile Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Automation Test Analyst
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%) IT Business Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Senior 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 24 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (79.17%) SDLC
2 19 (79.17%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (70.83%) Software Testing
4 5 (20.83%) BPMN
4 5 (20.83%) Data Analysis
4 5 (20.83%) Data Modelling
4 5 (20.83%) Kanban
4 5 (20.83%) Scrum
4 5 (20.83%) UML
5 4 (16.67%) Critical Success Factor
5 4 (16.67%) Translating Business Requirements
5 4 (16.67%) User Stories
6 3 (12.50%) Process Improvement
7 2 (8.33%) Change Management
7 2 (8.33%) Functional Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Project Management
7 2 (8.33%) Project Planning
7 2 (8.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (79.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (87.50%) ISEB
2 19 (79.17%) ISTQB
3 17 (70.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland