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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 72 63 49
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -14
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 9 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.30% 1.15% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 1.43% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 7
Median daily rate £400 £400 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +26.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £335 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £400 £330
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £39.37 £80.00
% change year-on-year
+6.68% -50.78%
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
574 559 453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 83.19% 80.66% 76.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 422 314
Median daily rate £438 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £293 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 20
Median hourly rate £17.50 £45.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.11% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.77 £12.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £55.00 £70.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -11 6 £360 -10.00% 7
Abingdon - 3 £450 -
Automated Testing
South East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 12 (52.17%) SQL Server
2 11 (47.83%) Scrum
3 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (39.13%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (39.13%) Data Modelling
3 9 (39.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (39.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (39.13%) MDX
3 9 (39.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (34.78%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (30.43%) Git (software)
6 6 (26.09%) QA
7 5 (21.74%) Web Services
7 5 (21.74%) Java
8 4 (17.39%) XML
8 4 (17.39%) SOA
8 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (17.39%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
8 4 (17.39%) Requirements Management
8 4 (17.39%) Project Management
8 4 (17.39%) Ruby
8 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (17.39%) Bug Management
9 3 (13.04%) Talend
9 3 (13.04%) Apache Camel
9 3 (13.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (13.04%) PostGIS
9 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database
9 3 (13.04%) Continuous Deployment

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (13.04%) JBoss
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle Service Bus
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.35%) GitHub
1 1 (4.35%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) DHCP
1 3 (13.04%) DNS
1 3 (13.04%) Internet
1 3 (13.04%) IPv4
1 3 (13.04%) IPv6
1 3 (13.04%) Network Security
2 1 (4.35%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (52.17%) SQL Server
2 9 (39.13%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (39.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 9 (39.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (39.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (17.39%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database
5 2 (8.70%) MongoDB
5 2 (8.70%) MySQL
6 1 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (4.35%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Git (software)
2 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (13.04%) JIRA
3 3 (13.04%) Subversion
3 3 (13.04%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (4.35%) Appium
4 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.35%) Gradle
4 1 (4.35%) HP UFT
4 1 (4.35%) IntelliJ
4 1 (4.35%) Protractor
4 1 (4.35%) QARun
4 1 (4.35%) Robotium
4 1 (4.35%) Selenium
4 1 (4.35%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.35%) TestDirector
4 1 (4.35%) Vagrant
4 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.35%) WinRunner
4 1 (4.35%) Xcode
General
1 1 (4.35%) Banking
1 1 (4.35%) Publishing
1 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) Developer
2 9 (39.13%) SSIS Developer
3 7 (30.43%) SSRS Developer
4 6 (26.09%) Report Developer
5 4 (17.39%) SSAS Developer
5 4 (17.39%) Test Engineer
6 3 (13.04%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
6 3 (13.04%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (13.04%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 3 (13.04%) SQL Developer
6 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Developer
6 3 (13.04%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Integration Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Java Developer
7 2 (8.70%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Node.js Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Oracle Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Software Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Software Test Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) MDX
2 5 (21.74%) Web Services
3 4 (17.39%) XML
4 3 (13.04%) Apache Camel
4 3 (13.04%) Apache CXF
4 3 (13.04%) Hibernate
4 3 (13.04%) JPA
4 3 (13.04%) Node.js
4 3 (13.04%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (13.04%) PostGIS
4 3 (13.04%) RESTful
4 3 (13.04%) SOAP
4 3 (13.04%) Spring
4 3 (13.04%) XML Schema
5 2 (8.70%) AngularJS
5 2 (8.70%) CSS
5 2 (8.70%) Ember.js
5 2 (8.70%) HTML
5 2 (8.70%) HTML5
5 2 (8.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Replication
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) Data Integration
2 1 (4.35%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Android
2 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.35%) CentOS
2 1 (4.35%) Debian
2 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Ubuntu
2 1 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Scrum
2 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (39.13%) Data Modelling
3 8 (34.78%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (17.39%) Bug Management
4 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (17.39%) Project Management
4 4 (17.39%) Requirements Management
4 4 (17.39%) SOA
4 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
5 3 (13.04%) BDD
5 3 (13.04%) Continuous Deployment
5 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (13.04%) ETL
5 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Migration
5 3 (13.04%) Pair Programming
5 3 (13.04%) TDD
6 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
6 2 (8.70%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) Java
2 4 (17.39%) Ruby
3 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
3 3 (13.04%) Python
3 3 (13.04%) Scala
3 3 (13.04%) SQL
4 2 (8.70%) C
4 2 (8.70%) C++
4 2 (8.70%) Go
4 2 (8.70%) Rust
5 1 (4.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) ISEB
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (26.09%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Docker
1 1 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Puppet
2 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.35%) SELinux
2 1 (4.35%) yum
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle
1 3 (13.04%) Talend
2 1 (4.35%) HP
2 1 (4.35%) New Relic
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