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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 58 41 47
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +6
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 6 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.81% 0.76% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 1.11% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
Average daily rate
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£500 £175 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+185.71% -36.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £355
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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
599 271 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 80.84% 68.43% 71.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 147 197
Average daily rate £450 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 14 19
Average hourly rate £19.50 £25.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +18.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £39.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 22 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -19 1 - -
Henley-on-Thames - - - -
Automated Testing
South East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 8 (61.54%) Selenium
2 7 (53.85%) Workflow
3 6 (46.15%) MySQL
3 6 (46.15%) Apache
3 6 (46.15%) HP
3 6 (46.15%) LoadRunner
3 6 (46.15%) JIRA
3 6 (46.15%) Performance Testing
4 5 (38.46%) HTML
4 5 (38.46%) Java
4 5 (38.46%) Oracle
4 5 (38.46%) EJB
4 5 (38.46%) CSS
4 5 (38.46%) XML
4 5 (38.46%) Tomcat
4 5 (38.46%) CMS
4 5 (38.46%) Hibernate
4 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (38.46%) Spring
4 5 (38.46%) JSON
4 5 (38.46%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (38.46%) Alfresco
4 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
4 5 (38.46%) Oracle Database
5 4 (30.77%) SOAP
5 4 (30.77%) Middleware
5 4 (30.77%) Process Management
5 4 (30.77%) Publishing
5 4 (30.77%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (30.77%) Scrum

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 6 (46.15%) Apache
2 5 (38.46%) Tomcat
2 5 (38.46%) CMS
2 5 (38.46%) Alfresco
3 4 (30.77%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (7.69%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) MySQL
2 5 (38.46%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (38.46%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (61.54%) Selenium
2 6 (46.15%) LoadRunner
2 6 (46.15%) JIRA
3 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
4 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
4 4 (30.77%) Maven
5 1 (7.69%) Mercurial
5 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
5 1 (7.69%) PHPUnit
General
1 4 (30.77%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
1 6 (46.15%) Test Leader
2 5 (38.46%) Java Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) QA Tester
4 1 (7.69%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) HTML
1 5 (38.46%) EJB
1 5 (38.46%) CSS
1 5 (38.46%) XML
1 5 (38.46%) Hibernate
1 5 (38.46%) Spring
1 5 (38.46%) JSON
2 4 (30.77%) EJB 3.0
2 4 (30.77%) RESTful
2 4 (30.77%) HTML5
2 4 (30.77%) CSS3
2 4 (30.77%) Java EE
2 4 (30.77%) Middleware
2 4 (30.77%) SOAP
3 1 (7.69%) J2EE
3 1 (7.69%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
2 3 (23.08%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (7.69%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Workflow
2 6 (46.15%) Performance Testing
3 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
4 4 (30.77%) Scrum
4 4 (30.77%) Process Management
4 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
4 4 (30.77%) User Stories
5 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
6 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
6 1 (7.69%) Test Planning
6 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) PHP
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) HP
2 5 (38.46%) Oracle