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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 58 41 44
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +3
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 3 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.46% 1.58% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 2.29% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Average daily rate
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- £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £39.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.45% -1.25%
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
526 306 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 80.18% 68.92% 73.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 163 167
Average daily rate £413 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £235 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 24 22
Average hourly rate £25.00 £33.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.92% +92.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.15 £13.35 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £39.30 £56.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 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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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 -17 1 - - 1
Thame - - - -
Henley-on-Thames - - - -
Automated Testing
South East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 8 (88.89%) HTML
1 8 (88.89%) MySQL
1 8 (88.89%) CSS
2 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) HTML5
2 7 (77.78%) CSS3
3 6 (66.67%) Apache
4 5 (55.56%) Tomcat
4 5 (55.56%) XML
4 5 (55.56%) Oracle
4 5 (55.56%) EJB
4 5 (55.56%) Java
4 5 (55.56%) CMS
4 5 (55.56%) Hibernate
4 5 (55.56%) Spring
4 5 (55.56%) Alfresco
4 5 (55.56%) Oracle Database
4 5 (55.56%) Git (software)
4 5 (55.56%) JSON
4 5 (55.56%) JIRA
4 5 (55.56%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (44.44%) Computer Science
5 4 (44.44%) RESTful
5 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (44.44%) Jenkins
5 4 (44.44%) User Stories
5 4 (44.44%) EJB 3.0
5 4 (44.44%) Maven
5 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
5 4 (44.44%) Java EE

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 6 (66.67%) Apache
2 5 (55.56%) Tomcat
2 5 (55.56%) CMS
2 5 (55.56%) Alfresco
3 4 (44.44%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (11.11%) Drupal
4 1 (11.11%) Apache Solr
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (88.89%) MySQL
2 5 (55.56%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (55.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) JIRA
1 5 (55.56%) Git (software)
2 4 (44.44%) Maven
2 4 (44.44%) Jenkins
3 2 (22.22%) PHPUnit
4 1 (11.11%) Selenium
General
1 4 (44.44%) Publishing
2 2 (22.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (55.56%) Java Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (11.11%) PHP Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) HTML
1 8 (88.89%) CSS
2 7 (77.78%) HTML5
2 7 (77.78%) CSS3
3 5 (55.56%) JSON
3 5 (55.56%) XML
3 5 (55.56%) Hibernate
3 5 (55.56%) Spring
3 5 (55.56%) EJB
4 4 (44.44%) Java EE
4 4 (44.44%) Middleware
4 4 (44.44%) SOAP
4 4 (44.44%) EJB 3.0
4 4 (44.44%) RESTful
5 2 (22.22%) Symfony
5 2 (22.22%) Laravel
6 1 (11.11%) Sass
6 1 (11.11%) J2EE
6 1 (11.11%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Computer Science
2 2 (22.22%) Mobile Games
3 1 (11.11%) Open Source
3 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Workflow
2 4 (44.44%) Scrum
2 4 (44.44%) Process Management
2 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
2 4 (44.44%) User Stories
3 2 (22.22%) MVC
3 2 (22.22%) OOP
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Web Design
4 1 (11.11%) Content Management
4 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Java
2 4 (44.44%) PHP
3 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Varnish
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle