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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 56 53 57
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 5 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.80% 1.48% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 1.83% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 1
Median daily rate £200 £288 £163
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.43% +76.92%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-38.27% +15.71%

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
507 437 542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 81.51% 80.78% 83.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 350 355
Median daily rate £475 £415 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.45% +3.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 12 23
Median hourly rate £23.19 £39.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.53% +56.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.10 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £110.25 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 February 2017. 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 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
Abingdon - 2 £350 -
Oxford +3 1 £175 -53.02% 2
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 24 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (82.14%) SQL
3 22 (78.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 21 (75.00%) Test Scripting
4 21 (75.00%) ISTQB
4 21 (75.00%) ISEB
5 20 (71.43%) SDLC
5 20 (71.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (14.29%) Project Management
6 4 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 4 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
6 4 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (10.71%) QA
7 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
7 3 (10.71%) Automated Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Finance
8 2 (7.14%) Selenium
9 1 (3.57%) RIA
9 1 (3.57%) Gherkin
9 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
9 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
9 1 (3.57%) BDD
9 1 (3.57%) Java
9 1 (3.57%) Subversion
9 1 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.14%) Selenium
3 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.57%) Subversion
3 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (85.71%) Tester
2 7 (25.00%) Software Tester
3 4 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) UAT Tester
4 3 (10.71%) Manual Tester
5 1 (3.57%) Agile Tester
5 1 (3.57%) Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Automation Tester
5 1 (3.57%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Java Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (78.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 21 (75.00%) Test Scripting
4 20 (71.43%) SDLC
5 4 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
5 4 (14.29%) Functional Testing
5 4 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (14.29%) Project Management
6 3 (10.71%) Automated Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.57%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 23 (82.14%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 21 (75.00%) ISEB
1 21 (75.00%) ISTQB
2 20 (71.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland