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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 64 39 44
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +5
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 3 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.40% 1.02% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 1.48% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
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£210 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.38% +4.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £33.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +56.32%
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
604 270 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 80.53% 68.53% 71.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 149 199
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 £290 £230 £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 15 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%

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
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 Software Testing within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 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
Henley-on-Thames - - - -
Oxford - - - - 1
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) IIS
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) Android
3 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) Bugzilla

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (66.67%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Bugzilla
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Android
2 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory