The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Oxfordshire region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 58 42 -
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 3 17 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.49% 3.13% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 3.24% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 16 0
Median daily rate £338 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.50% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-37.50% +8.10%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
603 524 623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 97.89% 96.32% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 402 390
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £160 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 22 52
Median hourly rate £14.93 £14.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.93% -27.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £8.80 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.25 £31.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Oxfordshire region that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017.

Test Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Test Engineer
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 Engineer within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 February 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 -11 1 £500 -
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, Test Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Oxfordshire region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 13 (92.86%) Git (software)
2 9 (64.29%) BDD
3 8 (57.14%) Cucumber
3 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (57.14%) QA
3 8 (57.14%) Selenium
4 7 (50.00%) Jenkins
5 6 (42.86%) Java
5 6 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
6 5 (35.71%) Node.js
6 5 (35.71%) TDD
6 5 (35.71%) Automated Testing
7 4 (28.57%) Subversion
7 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
7 4 (28.57%) Publishing
8 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
8 3 (21.43%) PHP
8 3 (21.43%) SQL
8 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
8 3 (21.43%) FitNesse
8 3 (21.43%) JBehave
8 3 (21.43%) WebDriver
8 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
8 3 (21.43%) Ruby
8 3 (21.43%) JIRA
8 3 (21.43%) AngularJS
8 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (21.43%) Gherkin
8 3 (21.43%) Jasmine

Test Engineer Skill Set
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) JBoss
1 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (14.29%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) MongoDB
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (92.86%) Git (software)
2 8 (57.14%) Cucumber
2 8 (57.14%) Selenium
3 7 (50.00%) Jenkins
4 4 (28.57%) Subversion
5 3 (21.43%) FitNesse
5 3 (21.43%) Jasmine
5 3 (21.43%) JBehave
5 3 (21.43%) JIRA
5 3 (21.43%) WebDriver
6 2 (14.29%) Gradle
6 2 (14.29%) MSBuild
6 2 (14.29%) NUnit
6 2 (14.29%) Protractor
6 2 (14.29%) SpecFlow
6 2 (14.29%) TeamCity
7 1 (7.14%) Mocha
General
1 4 (28.57%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) Node.js
2 3 (21.43%) AngularJS
2 3 (21.43%) Gherkin
3 1 (7.14%) Chai
3 1 (7.14%) JSON
3 1 (7.14%) REST
3 1 (7.14%) RESTful
3 1 (7.14%) SOAP
3 1 (7.14%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Android
1 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) BDD
2 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (35.71%) Automated Testing
4 5 (35.71%) TDD
4 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
5 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
6 3 (21.43%) API Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
7 2 (14.29%) Build Automation
7 2 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (14.29%) Microservices
7 2 (14.29%) Pair Programming
7 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Web Development
8 1 (7.14%) Load Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Scrum
8 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
8 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) Java
2 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
2 3 (21.43%) PHP
2 3 (21.43%) Ruby
2 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) Python
4 1 (7.14%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (57.14%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Ansible
1 2 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (14.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Perforce