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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 48 48 47
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 7 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.21% 0.43% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 0.59% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Average daily rate
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£315 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+128.57% -12.50%
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
417 339 316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 72.27% 73.06% 67.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 206 164
Average daily rate £350 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £165 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 20 21
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.16% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.04 £11.40 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £130.20 £27.50 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 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
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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 0 4 £323 +7.50%
Abingdon - - - -
Automated Testing
South East

Automated Testing
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 7 (87.50%) Selenium
2 6 (75.00%) Performance Testing
2 6 (75.00%) HP
2 6 (75.00%) LoadRunner
3 4 (50.00%) QA
3 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (37.50%) Workflow
5 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Mercurial
6 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
6 1 (12.50%) PHPUnit
6 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
6 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 1 (12.50%) ISEB
6 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (12.50%) Statistics
6 1 (12.50%) JIRA
6 1 (12.50%) PHP
6 1 (12.50%) SQL
6 1 (12.50%) MySQL
6 1 (12.50%) IIS
6 1 (12.50%) Windows
6 1 (12.50%) Apache
6 1 (12.50%) CRM
6 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) Selenium
2 6 (75.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (12.50%) Mercurial
3 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
3 1 (12.50%) PHPUnit
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Test Leader
2 2 (25.00%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) QA Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Performance Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) Workflow
4 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) CRM
5 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
5 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) PHP
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) HP