The first table below looks at the demand for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Oxfordshire region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 45 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.12% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £343
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -5.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
368 338 380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 68.53% 74.94% 60.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 189 200
Average daily rate £330 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 39
Average hourly rate £22.50 £12.09 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.10% -51.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.33 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £27.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Automated Testing
South East

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the Oxfordshire region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Oxfordshire region.

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Banbury - - - - 1
Oxford - - - - 1
Automated Testing
South East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 5 (55.56%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (44.44%) TeamCity
2 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
2 4 (44.44%) MSBuild
2 4 (44.44%) Test Management
2 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (44.44%) C#
2 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) .NET
2 4 (44.44%) Python
2 4 (44.44%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (44.44%) CruiseControl
2 4 (44.44%) Jenkins
2 4 (44.44%) Automation Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 3 (33.33%) QA
3 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 3 (33.33%) TestComplete
4 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
4 2 (22.22%) HP
5 1 (11.11%) ISEB
5 1 (11.11%) CRM
5 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Information Management
5 1 (11.11%) Capita
5 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (11.11%) Embedded Systems

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) TeamCity
1 4 (44.44%) MSBuild
1 4 (44.44%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (44.44%) CruiseControl
1 4 (44.44%) Jenkins
2 3 (33.33%) TestComplete
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Automation Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Test Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Software Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Transition Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Hardware Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
1 4 (44.44%) Test Management
1 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
1 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (44.44%) Automation Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
4 1 (11.11%) CRM
4 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Information Management
4 1 (11.11%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C#
1 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
1 4 (44.44%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Capita