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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 49 - 43
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 13 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.96% - 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.53% - 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 1
Average daily rate
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£375 - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.46% +4.00%
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
514 319 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 77.41% 71.05% 71.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 191 157
Average daily rate £390 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 17 19
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.75 £16.03
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.08% -7.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £10.85 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £30.50 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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
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 20 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 20 October 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
Oxford - 5 £375 - 1
Thame - - - -
Kidlington - - - - 2
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 8 (61.54%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (53.85%) Selenium
2 7 (53.85%) BDD
2 7 (53.85%) TDD
2 7 (53.85%) Java
3 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (46.15%) Software Engineering
4 5 (38.46%) Spring
4 5 (38.46%) Spring MVC
4 5 (38.46%) Integration Testing
4 5 (38.46%) HTML
4 5 (38.46%) MVC
4 5 (38.46%) SQL
4 5 (38.46%) J2EE
4 5 (38.46%) Oracle
4 5 (38.46%) Web Services
4 5 (38.46%) XML
4 5 (38.46%) XSLT
5 4 (30.77%) HP
5 4 (30.77%) LoadRunner
5 4 (30.77%) Performance Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Automated Testing
6 3 (23.08%) JIRA
6 3 (23.08%) QA
6 3 (23.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (23.08%) Performance Metrics
6 3 (23.08%) Atlassian
6 3 (23.08%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (23.08%) Workflow
6 3 (23.08%) Publishing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Selenium
2 4 (30.77%) LoadRunner
3 3 (23.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (23.08%) JIRA
4 1 (7.69%) Bugzilla
4 1 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 3 (23.08%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
2 5 (38.46%) Java Developer
2 5 (38.46%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Test Leader
3 4 (30.77%) Software Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Software Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Java Software Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Java Software Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Technical Leader
5 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Architect
6 1 (7.69%) Consultant
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Salesforce.com Architect
6 1 (7.69%) Salesforce.com Consultant
6 1 (7.69%) Salesforce.com Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) J2EE
1 5 (38.46%) Web Services
1 5 (38.46%) XML
1 5 (38.46%) XSLT
1 5 (38.46%) Spring
1 5 (38.46%) Spring MVC
1 5 (38.46%) HTML
2 2 (15.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (7.69%) Statistics
2 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
2 1 (7.69%) Physics
2 1 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (53.85%) BDD
2 7 (53.85%) TDD
3 6 (46.15%) Software Engineering
3 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (38.46%) MVC
4 5 (38.46%) Integration Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Performance Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Automated Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Workflow
7 2 (15.38%) Project Management
8 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
8 1 (7.69%) Build Automation
8 1 (7.69%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) Java
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) Python
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded C
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded C++
3 1 (7.69%) Perl
3 1 (7.69%) C
3 1 (7.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle
2 4 (30.77%) HP
3 3 (23.08%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (23.08%) Atlassian