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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 53 49 60
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +11
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 8 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.41% 1.36% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 1.66% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 1
Median daily rate £418 £500 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.50% -1.96%
UK excluding London median daily rate £366 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.73% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £39.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £50.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +75.43%

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
474 421 539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 83.75% 81.59% 83.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 338 333
Median daily rate £475 £420 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.09% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £165 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 29
Median hourly rate £17.43 £67.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.17% +237.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.60 £13.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.19 £137.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 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
Oxford 0 4 £450 -10.00% 1
Abingdon - 1 - -
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 22 (68.75%) Continuous Integration
2 20 (62.50%) Git (software)
2 20 (62.50%) Python
3 19 (59.38%) Cloud Computing
3 19 (59.38%) TeamCity
3 19 (59.38%) PaaS
3 19 (59.38%) Docker
3 19 (59.38%) Microservices
3 19 (59.38%) Continuous Delivery
4 18 (56.25%) Gradle
5 17 (53.13%) Jenkins
6 15 (46.88%) Performance Testing
6 15 (46.88%) Java
7 13 (40.63%) Perforce
7 13 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (40.63%) NUnit
7 13 (40.63%) AngularJS
7 13 (40.63%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (40.63%) MSBuild
7 13 (40.63%) SpecFlow
7 13 (40.63%) Ansible
8 12 (37.50%) BDD
9 11 (34.38%) Puppet
10 10 (31.25%) MongoDB
10 10 (31.25%) Node.js
11 9 (28.13%) Web Development
11 9 (28.13%) QA
12 8 (25.00%) CMake
12 8 (25.00%) Build Automation
13 7 (21.88%) TDD

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 19 (59.38%) Cloud Computing
1 19 (59.38%) PaaS
2 3 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (31.25%) MongoDB
2 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 3 (9.38%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 20 (62.50%) Git (software)
2 19 (59.38%) TeamCity
3 18 (56.25%) Gradle
4 17 (53.13%) Jenkins
5 13 (40.63%) MSBuild
5 13 (40.63%) NUnit
5 13 (40.63%) SpecFlow
6 8 (25.00%) CMake
7 6 (18.75%) Cucumber
7 6 (18.75%) TestComplete
8 5 (15.63%) FitNesse
8 5 (15.63%) JBehave
8 5 (15.63%) Selenium
9 4 (12.50%) Subversion
9 4 (12.50%) Talend Open Studio
10 3 (9.38%) JIRA
11 2 (6.25%) Jasmine
11 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (6.25%) Vagrant
11 2 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (12.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Build Engineer
2 9 (28.13%) Developer
3 8 (25.00%) Build Automation Engineer
3 8 (25.00%) Test Engineer
4 6 (18.75%) Test Automation Engineer
4 6 (18.75%) Web Developer
5 4 (12.50%) Applications Developer
5 4 (12.50%) Web Applications Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) ETL Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Test Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) AWS Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Java Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Java Web Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Software Test Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Data Consultant
8 1 (3.13%) Release Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (40.63%) AngularJS
2 10 (31.25%) Node.js
3 7 (21.88%) JSON
3 7 (21.88%) XML
4 6 (18.75%) HTML
4 6 (18.75%) HTML5
4 6 (18.75%) XSLT
5 2 (6.25%) Gherkin
6 1 (3.13%) Angular 2
6 1 (3.13%) CSS
6 1 (3.13%) Express
6 1 (3.13%) Java EE
6 1 (3.13%) MEAN Stack
6 1 (3.13%) RESTful
6 1 (3.13%) SOAP
6 1 (3.13%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Data Integration
2 1 (3.13%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (68.75%) Continuous Integration
2 19 (59.38%) Continuous Delivery
2 19 (59.38%) Microservices
3 15 (46.88%) Performance Testing
4 13 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (37.50%) BDD
6 9 (28.13%) Web Development
7 8 (25.00%) Build Automation
8 7 (21.88%) TDD
9 5 (15.63%) Web Application Development
10 4 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (12.50%) Data Management
10 4 (12.50%) ETL
10 4 (12.50%) Integration Testing
10 4 (12.50%) Kimball Methodology
10 4 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
11 3 (9.38%) Automated Testing
11 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
12 2 (6.25%) Project Management
12 2 (6.25%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (62.50%) Python
2 15 (46.88%) Java
3 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
3 6 (18.75%) Scala
4 5 (15.63%) Ruby
5 1 (3.13%) C++
5 1 (3.13%) SQL
5 1 (3.13%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (28.13%) QA
System Software
1 19 (59.38%) Docker
2 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.25%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 13 (40.63%) Ansible
1 13 (40.63%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (34.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) Perforce
2 4 (12.50%) Oracle
2 4 (12.50%) Talend
3 1 (3.13%) Alias
3 1 (3.13%) Sophos