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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 37 44 31
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -13
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 1 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.38% 1.30% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 1.54% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 1
Average daily rate £400 £295 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.59% +47.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.32% +15.71%
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
197 324 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 74.62% 84.38% 68.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 260 112
Average daily rate £425 £420 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 11
Average hourly rate £13.80 £30.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.00% +76.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 25 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 (83.33%) Automated Testing
2 4 (66.67%) BDD
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (66.67%) Magento
2 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 4 (66.67%) Web Services
2 4 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 4 (66.67%) GitHub
2 4 (66.67%) Automation Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Docker
2 4 (66.67%) Node.js
3 2 (33.33%) Travis CI
3 2 (33.33%) Web Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Selenium
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) System Integration Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 4 (66.67%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (66.67%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Travis CI
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
1 5 (83.33%) Test Analyst
1 5 (83.33%) Test Automation Engineer
1 5 (83.33%) Test Engineer
2 4 (66.67%) Automation Test Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) JavaScript Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Analyst Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Developer in Test
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Testing Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Test Lead
4 1 (16.67%) Functional Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Java Team Leader
4 1 (16.67%) Migration Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Team Leader
4 1 (16.67%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (16.67%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Automated Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Automation Testing
2 4 (66.67%) BDD
2 4 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Web Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
4 1 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) Java
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Docker