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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 50 62 65
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +3
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 16 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.58% 0.53% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.99% 0.67% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 5
Median daily rate £420 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -10.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £44.25 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-2.25% -23.04%
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
536 450 638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 86.45% 79.93% 81.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 326 454
Median daily rate £450 £425 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -4.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £248 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 30
Median hourly rate £17.50 £55.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.18% +182.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.45 £15.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £137.50 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.01% +39.80%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 +3 12 £440 -2.22%
Kidlington - 1 £388 -
Automated Testing
South East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 13 (59.09%) QA
2 12 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (50.00%) BDD
4 9 (40.91%) TDD
5 8 (36.36%) Java
6 7 (31.82%) Ruby
6 7 (31.82%) Cucumber
6 7 (31.82%) Git (software)
7 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (27.27%) Scrum
7 6 (27.27%) Selenium
7 6 (27.27%) Load Testing
8 5 (22.73%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
8 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
8 5 (22.73%) Unit Testing
8 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (22.73%) JIRA
8 5 (22.73%) Node.js
8 5 (22.73%) MongoDB
8 5 (22.73%) Data Quality
8 5 (22.73%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (22.73%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (22.73%) Jenkins
9 4 (18.18%) SDLC
9 4 (18.18%) Defect Management
9 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
9 4 (18.18%) Kanban
9 4 (18.18%) Degree
9 4 (18.18%) Subversion

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 4 (18.18%) JBoss
2 3 (13.64%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (9.09%) GitHub
2 2 (9.09%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) DHCP
1 3 (13.64%) DNS
1 3 (13.64%) Internet
1 3 (13.64%) IPv4
1 3 (13.64%) IPv6
1 3 (13.64%) Network Security
2 1 (4.55%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) MongoDB
1 5 (22.73%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (9.09%) MySQL
2 2 (9.09%) NoSQL
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (31.82%) Cucumber
1 7 (31.82%) Git (software)
2 6 (27.27%) Selenium
3 5 (22.73%) Jenkins
3 5 (22.73%) JIRA
4 4 (18.18%) Subversion
5 2 (9.09%) FitNesse
5 2 (9.09%) JBehave
5 2 (9.09%) Vagrant
6 1 (4.55%) Appium
6 1 (4.55%) JMeter
6 1 (4.55%) Protractor
6 1 (4.55%) Robotium
6 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
6 1 (4.55%) SpecFlow
6 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
6 1 (4.55%) Xcode
General
1 4 (18.18%) Publishing
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Developer
1 6 (27.27%) Test Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) QA Leader
2 5 (22.73%) Test Leader
3 4 (18.18%) JavaScript Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Angular Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Automation Test Lead
5 2 (9.09%) Full Stack Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Magento Developer
5 2 (9.09%) MongoDB Developer
5 2 (9.09%) QA Test Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) SSAS Developer
5 2 (9.09%) SSIS Developer
5 2 (9.09%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) Node.js
2 4 (18.18%) Web Services
3 3 (13.64%) AngularJS
3 3 (13.64%) Ember.js
3 3 (13.64%) Express
3 3 (13.64%) MEAN Stack
3 3 (13.64%) PostGIS
3 3 (13.64%) React
4 2 (9.09%) JSON
4 2 (9.09%) MDX
4 2 (9.09%) Meteor
4 2 (9.09%) REST
5 1 (4.55%) Gherkin
5 1 (4.55%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (4.55%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Android
2 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.55%) CentOS
2 1 (4.55%) Debian
2 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Ubuntu
2 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (50.00%) BDD
3 9 (40.91%) TDD
4 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (27.27%) Load Testing
4 6 (27.27%) Scrum
5 5 (22.73%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (22.73%) Non-Functional Testing
5 5 (22.73%) Unit Testing
5 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Defect Management
6 4 (18.18%) Kanban
6 4 (18.18%) Regression Testing
6 4 (18.18%) SDLC
6 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
7 3 (13.64%) Coaching
7 3 (13.64%) Pair Programming
7 3 (13.64%) Project Management
7 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) Java
2 7 (31.82%) Ruby
3 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
4 3 (13.64%) Python
4 3 (13.64%) SQL
5 2 (9.09%) C
5 2 (9.09%) C++
5 2 (9.09%) Go
5 2 (9.09%) PHP
5 2 (9.09%) Rust
5 2 (9.09%) Scala
6 1 (4.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (59.09%) QA
2 5 (22.73%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Docker
1 2 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) Puppet
2 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.55%) SELinux
2 1 (4.55%) yum