The table below looks at the statistics for Software 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 Software Testing over the 3 months to 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 65 72 47
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -25
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 2 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.34% 0.55% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.69% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
Median daily rate £288 - £365
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 - £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £290 - £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.43 £30.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-51.91% -16.66%
Software 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
488 582 342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 82.99% 80.39% 70.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 420 202
Median daily rate £413 £410 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +13.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 24
Median hourly rate £17.25 £16.75 £15.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.98% +7.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £8.95 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £45.00 £95.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Testing across the Oxfordshire region.

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Oxfordshire region.

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Software 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 Software Testing within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 July 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
Banbury - 2 £288 -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
1 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Load Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) WinRunner
2 2 (50.00%) TestDirector
2 2 (50.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) V-Model
2 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (50.00%) User Experience
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) QARun
3 1 (25.00%) Remote Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (25.00%) ETL
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server

Software 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 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
1 2 (50.00%) QARun
1 2 (50.00%) TestDirector
1 2 (50.00%) WinRunner
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Web Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Web Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Banking Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Financial Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Quality Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Software Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Software Quality Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) UAT Lead
2 1 (25.00%) UAT Test Lead
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (50.00%) Load Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 2 (50.00%) V-Model
3 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (25.00%) ETL
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Remote Testing
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft