The first table below looks at the demand for Test Scripting 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 Scripting over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Oxfordshire region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 44 46 54
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +8
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 7 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.31% 0.88% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 1.17% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate £353 £270 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.55% -22.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £270 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £270 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £73.65 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+130.14% +16.36%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
369 342 381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 68.84% 75.16% 60.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 191 200
Average daily rate £330 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £227 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 20 39
Average hourly rate £22.50 £13.50 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.37 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £67.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +2 2 - - 1
Abingdon - 1 £363 -
Banbury - - - - 1
Witney - - - -
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing Test Scripting 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 Scripting.

1 5 (55.56%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
3 3 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (33.33%) C#
3 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) .NET
3 3 (33.33%) Python
3 3 (33.33%) CruiseControl
3 3 (33.33%) QA
3 3 (33.33%) Test Management
3 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (33.33%) TeamCity
3 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 3 (33.33%) MSBuild
3 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 3 (33.33%) Automation Testing
4 2 (22.22%) User Stories
4 2 (22.22%) System Testing
4 2 (22.22%) TestComplete
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
5 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Information Management
5 1 (11.11%) OpenUP
5 1 (11.11%) CRM
5 1 (11.11%) ISEB
5 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing Test Scripting 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 Scripting. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (33.33%) CruiseControl
1 3 (33.33%) TeamCity
1 3 (33.33%) MSBuild
1 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (22.22%) TestComplete
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
1 1 (11.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Test Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) Automation Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Test Management
2 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 3 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 2 (22.22%) User Stories
3 2 (22.22%) System Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) CRM
4 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Information Management
4 1 (11.11%) OpenUP
4 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C#
1 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
1 3 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Capita