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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 55 71 42
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -29
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 8 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.34% 0.27% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 0.34% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 3
Median daily rate £438 £310 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.12% +55.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £218 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £402 £401
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £30.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+21.31% +10.90%
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
473 590 363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 78.96% 78.35% 71.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 411 236
Median daily rate £425 £403 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £508 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 22 21
Median hourly rate £16.00 £22.00 £15.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +41.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.10 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £45.00 £49.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 +2 2 £438 +124.35%
Banbury - 2 £315 -
Henley-on-Thames - 2 £575 -
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (38.46%) ISEB
4 4 (30.77%) Finance
4 4 (30.77%) Degree
5 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
5 3 (23.08%) Windows
5 3 (23.08%) UML
5 3 (23.08%) Data Modelling
5 3 (23.08%) SDLC
6 2 (15.38%) Translating Business Requirements
6 2 (15.38%) Defect Tracking
6 2 (15.38%) User Stories
6 2 (15.38%) Test Planning
6 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
6 2 (15.38%) Natural Language Processing
6 2 (15.38%) Content Enrichment
6 2 (15.38%) LAN
6 2 (15.38%) WAN
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 2 (15.38%) RAD
6 2 (15.38%) MS Office
6 2 (15.38%) Migration
6 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
6 2 (15.38%) Banking
6 2 (15.38%) IP Telephony
6 2 (15.38%) Asset Management
6 2 (15.38%) Data Analysis
6 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking

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 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Infor SunSystems
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) IP Telephony
1 2 (15.38%) LAN
1 2 (15.38%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) HP UFT
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
1 1 (7.69%) QARun
1 1 (7.69%) Selenium
1 1 (7.69%) TestDirector
1 1 (7.69%) WinRunner
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Analyst
2 6 (46.15%) Test Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Business Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Business Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Financial Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Service Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Test Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Java Team Leader
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Project Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Services Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
5 1 (7.69%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (7.69%) UML Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Web Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Data Modelling
3 3 (23.08%) SDLC
3 3 (23.08%) UML
4 2 (15.38%) Asset Management
4 2 (15.38%) Content Enrichment
4 2 (15.38%) Data Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (15.38%) Migration
4 2 (15.38%) RAD
4 2 (15.38%) Test Management
4 2 (15.38%) Test Planning
4 2 (15.38%) Translating Business Requirements
4 2 (15.38%) User Stories
5 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) ISEB
2 4 (30.77%) Degree
3 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
4 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) Infor
2 1 (7.69%) SAP