The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 54 - 43
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 29 0 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 4.36% - 2.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.25% - 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 0 11
Median daily rate £390 - £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 - £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.44 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+27.22% -18.33%
Test Automation
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
552 567 441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 83.01% 80.77% 76.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 431 303
Median daily rate £438 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 19
Median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.00 £12.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £50.00 £115.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +26.94%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 September 2016.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

Test Automation
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Test Automation Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 September 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
Oxford - 27 £390 -
Abingdon - 1 £450 - 1
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 30 (90.91%) Python
1 30 (90.91%) Continuous Integration
2 29 (87.88%) Cloud Computing
2 29 (87.88%) TeamCity
2 29 (87.88%) PaaS
2 29 (87.88%) Continuous Delivery
2 29 (87.88%) Docker
2 29 (87.88%) Microservices
3 26 (78.79%) Gradle
4 20 (60.61%) Performance Testing
5 19 (57.58%) SpecFlow
5 19 (57.58%) Jenkins
6 18 (54.55%) AngularJS
6 18 (54.55%) MSBuild
6 18 (54.55%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (54.55%) Ansible
6 18 (54.55%) Git (software)
6 18 (54.55%) Perforce
6 18 (54.55%) NUnit
7 16 (48.48%) Puppet
8 15 (45.45%) Java
9 13 (39.39%) Web Development
10 12 (36.36%) XML
11 11 (33.33%) XSLT
11 11 (33.33%) HTML
11 11 (33.33%) JavaScript
11 11 (33.33%) JSON
11 11 (33.33%) QA
11 11 (33.33%) CMake
11 11 (33.33%) Scala

Test Automation
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:

Cloud Services
1 29 (87.88%) Cloud Computing
1 29 (87.88%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (24.24%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 29 (87.88%) TeamCity
2 26 (78.79%) Gradle
3 19 (57.58%) Jenkins
3 19 (57.58%) SpecFlow
4 18 (54.55%) Git (software)
4 18 (54.55%) MSBuild
4 18 (54.55%) NUnit
5 11 (33.33%) CMake
6 9 (27.27%) TestComplete
7 2 (6.06%) JUnit
7 2 (6.06%) Selenium
7 2 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (6.06%) Vagrant
7 2 (6.06%) WebDriver
8 1 (3.03%) Appium
8 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
8 1 (3.03%) Maven
8 1 (3.03%) Protractor
8 1 (3.03%) Robotium
8 1 (3.03%) Xcode
General
1 1 (3.03%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (54.55%) Build Engineer
2 11 (33.33%) Developer
2 11 (33.33%) Web Developer
3 8 (24.24%) Build Automation Engineer
3 8 (24.24%) Test Engineer
4 7 (21.21%) Test Automation Engineer
5 6 (18.18%) Java Developer
5 6 (18.18%) Java Web Developer
6 5 (15.15%) Applications Developer
6 5 (15.15%) Web Applications Developer
7 3 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) Test Analyst
9 1 (3.03%) Architect
9 1 (3.03%) QA Engineer
9 1 (3.03%) Release Engineer
9 1 (3.03%) Software Build Engineer
9 1 (3.03%) Test Architect
9 1 (3.03%) Test Automation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (54.55%) AngularJS
2 12 (36.36%) XML
3 11 (33.33%) HTML
3 11 (33.33%) HTML5
3 11 (33.33%) JSON
3 11 (33.33%) XSLT
4 8 (24.24%) Node.js
5 1 (3.03%) Angular 2
5 1 (3.03%) CSS
5 1 (3.03%) Express
5 1 (3.03%) MEAN Stack
5 1 (3.03%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Linux
2 1 (3.03%) Android
2 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (90.91%) Continuous Integration
2 29 (87.88%) Continuous Delivery
2 29 (87.88%) Microservices
3 20 (60.61%) Performance Testing
4 13 (39.39%) Web Development
5 10 (30.30%) Web Application Development
6 8 (24.24%) Build Automation
7 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (6.06%) Kanban
8 2 (6.06%) Scrum
9 1 (3.03%) Automated Testing
9 1 (3.03%) BDD
9 1 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (3.03%) Data Analysis
9 1 (3.03%) Data Visualisation
9 1 (3.03%) Pair Programming
9 1 (3.03%) Process Improvement
9 1 (3.03%) Product Management
9 1 (3.03%) Software Engineering
9 1 (3.03%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 30 (90.91%) Python
2 15 (45.45%) Java
3 11 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 11 (33.33%) Scala
4 2 (6.06%) SQL
5 1 (3.03%) C#
5 1 (3.03%) Ruby
5 1 (3.03%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 29 (87.88%) Docker
2 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.06%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 18 (54.55%) Ansible
1 18 (54.55%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (48.48%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (54.55%) Perforce