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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 65 46 49
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +3
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 4 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.55% 0.79% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 1.17% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 3
Average daily rate
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- £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
-0.07% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +8.00%
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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
569 342 358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 77.63% 67.72% 73.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 215 241
Average daily rate £403 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 14
Average hourly rate £22.00 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £10.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 5 (62.50%) QA
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) Games
3 3 (37.50%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (37.50%) Game Development
4 2 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) JSF
4 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (25.00%) Software Architecture
4 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Hibernate
4 2 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (25.00%) .NET
4 2 (25.00%) J2EE
4 2 (25.00%) SOA
4 2 (25.00%) EJB
4 2 (25.00%) Web Services
4 2 (25.00%) UNIX
4 2 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) UML
4 2 (25.00%) JBoss
4 2 (25.00%) Software Delivery
4 2 (25.00%) SDLC
5 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Python

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing Software 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 Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) JBoss
2 1 (12.50%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (12.50%) Subversion
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 3 (37.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Tester
3 3 (37.50%) Developer
3 3 (37.50%) QA Tester
3 3 (37.50%) QA Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) Games Tester
4 2 (25.00%) Java Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Web Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Software Tester
5 1 (12.50%) Senior Web Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Senior Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) EJB
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
1 2 (25.00%) Hibernate
1 2 (25.00%) JSF
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
1 2 (25.00%) J2EE
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 1 (12.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) UNIX
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Android
2 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Game Development
2 2 (25.00%) Software Delivery
2 2 (25.00%) Software Architecture
2 2 (25.00%) SDLC
2 2 (25.00%) UML
2 2 (25.00%) SOA
2 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Web Development
3 1 (12.50%) Test Management
3 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
3 1 (12.50%) System Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) Perl
3 1 (12.50%) Python
3 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) MCTS
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft