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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 42 49 58
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +9
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 17 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.75% 1.31% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.34% 1.62% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 0
Median daily rate £438 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £56.88 £45.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+26.40% +36.36%

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
509 433 553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 82.36% 81.24% 83.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 346 362
Median daily rate £475 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 12 24
Median hourly rate £21.29 £39.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.41% +56.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £16.10 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £110.25 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.88 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +45.45%

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
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 20 February 2017. 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 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 +4 8 £375 -25.00% 1
Kidlington - 5 £438 -
Abingdon - 1 £400 -
Automated Testing
South East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 18 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (42.42%) Java
4 13 (39.39%) Web Services
4 13 (39.39%) QA
4 13 (39.39%) JIRA
5 12 (36.36%) JBoss
6 10 (30.30%) BDD
7 9 (27.27%) RESTful
8 8 (24.24%) Git (software)
8 8 (24.24%) Integration Testing
8 8 (24.24%) Apache Camel
8 8 (24.24%) Docker
8 8 (24.24%) SOAP
8 8 (24.24%) TDD
8 8 (24.24%) Spring
8 8 (24.24%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (21.21%) Hibernate
9 7 (21.21%) Oracle
9 7 (21.21%) SQL
9 7 (21.21%) XML
9 7 (21.21%) ETL
9 7 (21.21%) XML Schema
9 7 (21.21%) DevOps
9 7 (21.21%) Oracle Database
9 7 (21.21%) Talend
9 7 (21.21%) JPA
9 7 (21.21%) Talend Open Studio
9 7 (21.21%) Apache CXF
9 7 (21.21%) Cucumber

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 12 (36.36%) JBoss
2 3 (9.09%) WebSphere
3 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.18%) GitHub
2 4 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (6.06%) Heroku
3 2 (6.06%) Office 365
4 1 (3.03%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) IPv4
1 4 (12.12%) IPv6
1 4 (12.12%) Network Security
2 1 (3.03%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (24.24%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (21.21%) Oracle Database
3 5 (15.15%) MongoDB
4 4 (12.12%) MySQL
5 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
6 2 (6.06%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (39.39%) JIRA
2 8 (24.24%) Git (software)
3 7 (21.21%) Cucumber
3 7 (21.21%) Talend Open Studio
4 6 (18.18%) Selenium
5 5 (15.15%) Jenkins
5 5 (15.15%) Subversion
6 2 (6.06%) FitNesse
6 2 (6.06%) JBehave
6 2 (6.06%) Vagrant
7 1 (3.03%) JMeter
7 1 (3.03%) SoapUI
7 1 (3.03%) SpecFlow
7 1 (3.03%) TeamCity
7 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (12.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (48.48%) Developer
2 8 (24.24%) Integration Developer
3 5 (15.15%) Administrator
3 5 (15.15%) Java Developer
3 5 (15.15%) QA Leader
3 5 (15.15%) Test Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Test Leader
4 4 (12.12%) DevOps Administrator
4 4 (12.12%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) DevOps Systems Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) JavaScript Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Linux Administrator
4 4 (12.12%) Linux DevOps Administrator
4 4 (12.12%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 4 (12.12%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 4 (12.12%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (12.12%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (39.39%) Web Services
2 9 (27.27%) RESTful
3 8 (24.24%) Apache Camel
3 8 (24.24%) SOAP
3 8 (24.24%) Spring
4 7 (21.21%) Apache CXF
4 7 (21.21%) Hibernate
4 7 (21.21%) JPA
4 7 (21.21%) XML
4 7 (21.21%) XML Schema
5 5 (15.15%) Node.js
6 3 (9.09%) AngularJS
6 3 (9.09%) Ember.js
6 3 (9.09%) Express
6 3 (9.09%) MEAN Stack
6 3 (9.09%) React
6 3 (9.09%) REST
7 2 (6.06%) Django
7 2 (6.06%) Gherkin
7 2 (6.06%) Meteor
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Replication
2 2 (6.06%) Contract for Difference
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.03%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.03%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (30.30%) BDD
4 8 (24.24%) Integration Testing
4 8 (24.24%) TDD
5 7 (21.21%) DevOps
5 7 (21.21%) ETL
6 6 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (18.18%) Load Testing
6 6 (18.18%) Unit Testing
6 6 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (15.15%) Continuous Deployment
7 5 (15.15%) Defect Management
7 5 (15.15%) Kanban
7 5 (15.15%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (15.15%) Regression Testing
7 5 (15.15%) Scrum
8 4 (12.12%) Configuration Management
8 4 (12.12%) SDLC
9 3 (9.09%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (42.42%) Java
2 7 (21.21%) SQL
3 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 6 (18.18%) Python
4 4 (12.12%) Ruby
5 2 (6.06%) PHP
6 1 (3.03%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (39.39%) QA
2 5 (15.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (24.24%) Docker
2 2 (6.06%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (12.12%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) Oracle
1 7 (21.21%) Talend
2 2 (6.06%) Sun
3 1 (3.03%) Red Hat