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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 42 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 13 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.26% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.13% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 0
Average daily rate
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £332 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.42% +7.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £30.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.20% -18.00%
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
416 347 315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 72.35% 73.52% 67.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 214 162
Average daily rate £360 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £165 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 20 21
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £27.50 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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 - 2
Thame - - - -
Kidlington - - - - 2
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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%) Atlassian
6 3 (23.08%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (23.08%) Workflow
6 3 (23.08%) Publishing
7 2 (15.38%) Project Management

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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%) JIRA
3 3 (23.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (7.69%) Subversion
4 1 (7.69%) Bugzilla
General
1 3 (23.08%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
2 5 (38.46%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 5 (38.46%) Java Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Software Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) Test Leader
4 3 (23.08%) Java Software Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Software Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Java Software Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Technical Leader
5 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Salesforce.com Consultant
6 1 (7.69%) Salesforce.com Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Salesforce.com Architect
6 1 (7.69%) Architect
6 1 (7.69%) Consultant
6 1 (7.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) Spring
1 5 (38.46%) Spring MVC
1 5 (38.46%) HTML
1 5 (38.46%) J2EE
1 5 (38.46%) Web Services
1 5 (38.46%) XML
1 5 (38.46%) XSLT
2 2 (15.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Statistics
1 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
1 1 (7.69%) Physics
1 1 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Firmware
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (53.85%) BDD
2 7 (53.85%) TDD
3 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (46.15%) Software Engineering
4 5 (38.46%) Integration Testing
4 5 (38.46%) MVC
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%) Perl
3 1 (7.69%) C
3 1 (7.69%) C++
3 1 (7.69%) Python
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded C
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle
2 4 (30.77%) HP
3 3 (23.08%) Atlassian
3 3 (23.08%) Salesforce.com