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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 55 43 49
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +6
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 18 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.52% 1.33% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.16% 1.81% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 1
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£400 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% +5.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
- +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £80.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-46.87% +135.29%
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
569 386 349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 79.69% 73.24% 73.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 242 230
Average daily rate £412 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.57% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 26 19
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.04 £9.10 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £36.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 -6 18 £400 +24.03% 2
Automated Testing
South East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 22 (95.65%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (91.30%) Scrum
3 19 (82.61%) JavaScript
4 13 (56.52%) TDD
5 12 (52.17%) jQuery
5 12 (52.17%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (52.17%) Kanban
6 11 (47.83%) Pair Programming
6 11 (47.83%) Node.js
7 8 (34.78%) Web Development
7 8 (34.78%) PHP
8 7 (30.43%) SQL
8 7 (30.43%) T-SQL
8 7 (30.43%) .NET
8 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
8 7 (30.43%) Visual Studio
8 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET
8 7 (30.43%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (30.43%) JSON
8 7 (30.43%) MDX
8 7 (30.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (30.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (30.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (30.43%) Requirements Management
8 7 (30.43%) Magento
8 7 (30.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (30.43%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (30.43%) AngularJS
9 6 (26.09%) NoSQL
9 6 (26.09%) API Development

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 11 (47.83%) Node.js
2 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 7 (30.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 7 (30.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
1 7 (30.43%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (26.09%) NoSQL
3 5 (21.74%) Relational Database
4 2 (8.70%) OLAP Cube
4 2 (8.70%) OLAP
5 1 (4.35%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Visual Studio
1 7 (30.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (13.04%) Selenium
3 2 (8.70%) HP UFT
3 2 (8.70%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.35%) JIRA
4 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (4.35%) Publishing
1 1 (4.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (82.61%) Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Web Developer
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Developer
2 4 (17.39%) PHP Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Front-End Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Magento Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Report Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Automated Test Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Node.js Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Senior QA Tester
5 1 (4.35%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (4.35%) QA Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Lead Tester
5 1 (4.35%) ScrumMaster
5 1 (4.35%) Front-End Web Developer
5 1 (4.35%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (52.17%) jQuery
2 7 (30.43%) JSON
2 7 (30.43%) MDX
2 7 (30.43%) AngularJS
2 7 (30.43%) .NET
2 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET
3 6 (26.09%) CSS
3 6 (26.09%) HTML
4 5 (21.74%) Backbone.js
4 5 (21.74%) HTML5
4 5 (21.74%) Ember.js
5 4 (17.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (17.39%) Ajax
5 4 (17.39%) XML
5 4 (17.39%) XSLT
6 2 (8.70%) SOAP
6 2 (8.70%) REST
7 1 (4.35%) Sass
7 1 (4.35%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Blog
2 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.70%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
1 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (95.65%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (91.30%) Scrum
3 13 (56.52%) TDD
4 12 (52.17%) Kanban
4 12 (52.17%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (47.83%) Pair Programming
6 8 (34.78%) Web Development
7 7 (30.43%) Requirements Management
7 7 (30.43%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (26.09%) E-Commerce
8 6 (26.09%) Project Management
8 6 (26.09%) API Development
9 5 (21.74%) SDLC
9 5 (21.74%) Bug Management
10 3 (13.04%) Continuous Delivery
11 2 (8.70%) Test Management
11 2 (8.70%) Manual Testing
11 2 (8.70%) Functional Testing
11 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
12 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 19 (82.61%) JavaScript
2 8 (34.78%) PHP
3 7 (30.43%) SQL
3 7 (30.43%) T-SQL
4 4 (17.39%) C#
5 2 (8.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) HP
2 2 (8.70%) CA
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle