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 16 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 43 46 47
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 17 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 3.06% 1.94% 1.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.62% 2.38% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 7
Median daily rate £300 £433 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.63% +46.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £293 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £303
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £348
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.25 £35.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-6.99% +19.16%

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
469 421 543
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 84.35% 81.59% 83.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 338 336
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 15 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 £35.00 £39.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +50.00%

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 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 +3 8 £198 -60.50% 4
Abingdon - 2 £350 - 1
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 31 (86.11%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (63.89%) User Acceptance Testing
3 20 (55.56%) ISEB
4 19 (52.78%) Software Testing
5 17 (47.22%) ISTQB
5 17 (47.22%) SQL
5 17 (47.22%) SDLC
6 16 (44.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (22.22%) Scrum
8 7 (19.44%) Data Analysis
8 7 (19.44%) Data Modelling
8 7 (19.44%) UML
8 7 (19.44%) Kanban
8 7 (19.44%) BPMN
9 5 (13.89%) Publishing
9 5 (13.89%) Social Network
9 5 (13.89%) Translating Business Requirements
9 5 (13.89%) Process Improvement
9 5 (13.89%) User Stories
9 5 (13.89%) Critical Success Factor
10 4 (11.11%) Selenium
10 4 (11.11%) Business Analysis
11 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (8.33%) Degree
11 3 (8.33%) Git (software)
11 3 (8.33%) WebDriver
11 3 (8.33%) Cucumber
11 3 (8.33%) BDD
11 3 (8.33%) Node.js
11 3 (8.33%) TDD

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 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (2.78%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Selenium
2 3 (8.33%) Cucumber
2 3 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 3 (8.33%) Jasmine
2 3 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 3 (8.33%) WebDriver
3 2 (5.56%) JIRA
3 2 (5.56%) Protractor
4 1 (2.78%) Mocha
General
1 5 (13.89%) Publishing
2 1 (2.78%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (58.33%) Tester
2 13 (36.11%) Analyst
3 11 (30.56%) Business Analyst
4 6 (16.67%) Software Tester
5 3 (8.33%) Agile Tester
5 3 (8.33%) Automation Tester
5 3 (8.33%) Manual Tester
5 3 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) UAT Tester
6 2 (5.56%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Business IT Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) HR Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) HR Business Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) IT Business Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) QA Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Business Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) SharePoint Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) Node.js
2 1 (2.78%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.78%) Chai
2 1 (2.78%) RESTful
2 1 (2.78%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Social Network
2 1 (2.78%) Social Media
2 1 (2.78%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (86.11%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (63.89%) User Acceptance Testing
3 19 (52.78%) Software Testing
4 17 (47.22%) SDLC
5 8 (22.22%) Scrum
6 7 (19.44%) BPMN
6 7 (19.44%) Data Analysis
6 7 (19.44%) Data Modelling
6 7 (19.44%) Kanban
6 7 (19.44%) UML
7 5 (13.89%) Critical Success Factor
7 5 (13.89%) Process Improvement
7 5 (13.89%) Translating Business Requirements
7 5 (13.89%) User Stories
8 4 (11.11%) Business Analysis
9 3 (8.33%) API Testing
9 3 (8.33%) BDD
9 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (8.33%) TDD
9 3 (8.33%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 17 (47.22%) SQL
2 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (8.33%) PHP
3 1 (2.78%) C#
Qualifications
1 20 (55.56%) ISEB
2 17 (47.22%) ISTQB
3 16 (44.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 1 (2.78%) Remedy