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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 51 62 35
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -27
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 7 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.29% 0.15% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 0.19% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
Average daily rate £500 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £39.00 - £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £35.63
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +5.26%
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
435 528 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 80.26% 81.61% 71.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 337 161
Average daily rate £413 £425 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +16.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 25 23
Average hourly rate £67.50 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+170.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £14.50 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £137.50 £27.50 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Oxford +4 5 £500 -
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
1 5 (62.50%) BDD
2 4 (50.00%) Magento
2 4 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (50.00%) Node.js
2 4 (50.00%) GitHub
2 4 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Docker
2 4 (50.00%) Web Services
2 4 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (37.50%) Firmware
3 3 (37.50%) C
3 3 (37.50%) C++
3 3 (37.50%) QA
4 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Web Testing
4 2 (25.00%) SDLC
4 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) TDD
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (12.50%) MVC
5 1 (12.50%) Workflow
5 1 (12.50%) Scrum
5 1 (12.50%) VMware
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
5 1 (12.50%) CSS
5 1 (12.50%) N-Tier

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (50.00%) Node.js
2 1 (12.50%) Apache
2 1 (12.50%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (50.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (12.50%) OLAP
1 1 (12.50%) OLAP Cube
1 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Automation Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Automation Engineer
1 4 (50.00%) Automation Test Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) JavaScript Engineer
1 4 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 4 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Analyst Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Developer in Test
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Testing Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) Ajax
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (12.50%) CSS
2 1 (12.50%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) WPF
2 1 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) BDD
2 4 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 4 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) SDLC
3 2 (25.00%) Web Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) MVC
4 1 (12.50%) OO
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) RAD
4 1 (12.50%) Refactoring
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) TDD
4 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 3 (37.50%) C
2 3 (37.50%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Docker
2 3 (37.50%) Firmware
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) IBM
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) VMware