The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 52 57 37
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -20
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 8 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.46% 0.32% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 0.39% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 4
Average daily rate £500 £500 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +42.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.25 £33.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+40.15% -2.22%
Automated Testing
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
436 513 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 79.71% 81.82% 71.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 330 161
Average daily rate £415 £425 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% +16.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 22 23
Average hourly rate £67.50 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+170.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £14.75 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £137.50 £27.50 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford - 7 £500 -
Banbury - 1 - -
Automated Testing
South East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 7 (63.64%) JavaScript
2 6 (54.55%) E-Commerce
3 5 (45.45%) Web Services
3 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) Test Scripting
3 5 (45.45%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (45.45%) BDD
3 5 (45.45%) Node.js
4 4 (36.36%) GitHub
4 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
4 4 (36.36%) Automation Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Docker
4 4 (36.36%) Magento
5 3 (27.27%) C#
5 3 (27.27%) HTML
5 3 (27.27%) CSS
6 2 (18.18%) Java
6 2 (18.18%) SQL
6 2 (18.18%) .NET
6 2 (18.18%) OO
6 2 (18.18%) CRM
6 2 (18.18%) HP UFT
6 2 (18.18%) HP
6 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
6 2 (18.18%) Scrum
6 2 (18.18%) Quality Management
6 2 (18.18%) MVC
6 2 (18.18%) TDD
6 2 (18.18%) QA
6 2 (18.18%) Release Management

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (45.45%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Magento
2 2 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (45.45%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (36.36%) GitHub
3 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) HP UFT
1 2 (18.18%) MSBuild
1 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
2 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (9.09%) Protractor
2 1 (9.09%) QARun
2 1 (9.09%) Selenium
2 1 (9.09%) TestDirector
2 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
2 1 (9.09%) WinRunner
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
1 6 (54.55%) Test Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Developer
3 4 (36.36%) Automation Analyst
3 4 (36.36%) Automation Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) Automation Test Analyst
3 4 (36.36%) JavaScript Developer
3 4 (36.36%) JavaScript Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) Test Automation Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) Test Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Analyst Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Developer in Test
4 2 (18.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (18.18%) Test Automation Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Testing Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) HTML Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Release Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) Web Services
2 3 (27.27%) CSS
2 3 (27.27%) HTML
3 2 (18.18%) .NET
3 2 (18.18%) AngularJS
3 2 (18.18%) jQuery
3 2 (18.18%) Sass
4 1 (9.09%) Ajax
4 1 (9.09%) Backbone.js
4 1 (9.09%) CSS3
4 1 (9.09%) Hibernate
4 1 (9.09%) HTML5
4 1 (9.09%) J2EE
4 1 (9.09%) React
4 1 (9.09%) REST
4 1 (9.09%) Scalatra
4 1 (9.09%) SOAP
4 1 (9.09%) Spring
4 1 (9.09%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
1 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
1 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) E-Commerce
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) BDD
2 5 (45.45%) Test Scripting
3 4 (36.36%) Automation Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (18.18%) CRM
4 2 (18.18%) Front End Development
4 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
4 2 (18.18%) MVC
4 2 (18.18%) OO
4 2 (18.18%) Quality Management
4 2 (18.18%) Release Management
4 2 (18.18%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) TDD
4 2 (18.18%) Web Testing
5 1 (9.09%) DevOps
5 1 (9.09%) High Availability
5 1 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) JavaScript
2 3 (27.27%) C#
3 2 (18.18%) Bash Shell
3 2 (18.18%) Java
3 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) CA LISA
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) CA