The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting 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 Scripting over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 46 64 56
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -8
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 23 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 3.75% 0.52% 1.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.36% 0.65% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 2 8
Median daily rate £200 £306 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.69% +3.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £301 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £311 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £37.25 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+4.69% +30.70%
Test Scripting
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
527 461 630
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 85.97% 80.17% 81.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 335 447
Median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 31
Median hourly rate £17.50 £55.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.18% +182.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.45 £15.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £137.50 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Test Scripting
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 Scripting within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 7 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +17 18 £200 -36.00% 3
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting 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 Scripting.

1 26 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (68.75%) User Acceptance Testing
3 20 (62.50%) ISEB
4 17 (53.13%) SQL
4 17 (53.13%) Software Testing
4 17 (53.13%) ISTQB
4 17 (53.13%) SDLC
5 16 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (21.88%) UML
6 7 (21.88%) Data Modelling
6 7 (21.88%) Data Analysis
6 7 (21.88%) Scrum
6 7 (21.88%) Kanban
6 7 (21.88%) BPMN
7 5 (15.63%) Process Improvement
7 5 (15.63%) Social Network
7 5 (15.63%) Publishing
7 5 (15.63%) Critical Success Factor
7 5 (15.63%) User Stories
7 5 (15.63%) Translating Business Requirements
8 4 (12.50%) Business Analysis
9 3 (9.38%) Degree
9 3 (9.38%) Wireframes
10 2 (6.25%) Time Management
10 2 (6.25%) Exploratory Testing
10 2 (6.25%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (6.25%) Functional Testing
10 2 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
10 2 (6.25%) Project Planning
10 2 (6.25%) Change Management

Test Scripting
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 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
1 1 (3.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
1 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.13%) Jasmine
1 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.13%) JIRA
1 1 (3.13%) Selenium
1 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (15.63%) Publishing
2 1 (3.13%) Banking
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (56.25%) Tester
2 13 (40.63%) Analyst
3 11 (34.38%) Business Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Software Tester
5 2 (6.25%) Agile Business Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Agile Tester
5 2 (6.25%) Automation Tester
5 2 (6.25%) Business IT Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) HR Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) HR Business Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) IT Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) IT Business Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) SharePoint Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Digital Business Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (3.13%) Social Media Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Social Media Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) Node.js
1 1 (3.13%) RESTful
1 1 (3.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Social Network
2 1 (3.13%) Social Media
2 1 (3.13%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (68.75%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (53.13%) SDLC
3 17 (53.13%) Software Testing
4 7 (21.88%) BPMN
4 7 (21.88%) Data Analysis
4 7 (21.88%) Data Modelling
4 7 (21.88%) Kanban
4 7 (21.88%) Scrum
4 7 (21.88%) UML
5 5 (15.63%) Critical Success Factor
5 5 (15.63%) Process Improvement
5 5 (15.63%) Translating Business Requirements
5 5 (15.63%) User Stories
6 4 (12.50%) Business Analysis
7 3 (9.38%) Wireframes
8 2 (6.25%) Exploratory Testing
8 2 (6.25%) Functional Testing
8 2 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (6.25%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 17 (53.13%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (62.50%) ISEB
2 17 (53.13%) ISTQB
3 16 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (9.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 1 (3.13%) Remedy