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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 42 39 51
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +12
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 7 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.43% 1.44% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 1.99% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 0
Average daily rate
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£330 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.60 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £27.63 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+4.07% -12.99%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
322 352 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 65.98% 72.28% 66.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 237 191
Average daily rate £360 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £240 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 15 27
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £11.50 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £42.75 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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
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 24 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -1 4 £300 +6.19%
Banbury - 3 £330 -
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 8 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) Finance
3 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Test Management
4 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
4 3 (21.43%) QA
4 3 (21.43%) TeamCity
4 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
4 3 (21.43%) MSBuild
4 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
4 3 (21.43%) User Stories
4 3 (21.43%) Automation Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Banking
4 3 (21.43%) CruiseControl
4 3 (21.43%) .NET
4 3 (21.43%) Python
4 3 (21.43%) C#
4 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 3 (21.43%) ISEB
4 3 (21.43%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
5 2 (14.29%) CRM
5 2 (14.29%) Retail
5 2 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
5 2 (14.29%) Retail Banking
5 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) TeamCity
1 3 (21.43%) MSBuild
1 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
1 3 (21.43%) CruiseControl
1 3 (21.43%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (14.29%) TestComplete
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
3 2 (14.29%) Retail
3 2 (14.29%) Retail Banking
4 1 (7.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) Test Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Test Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Test Automation Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Junior Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Integration Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Integration Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Integration Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Junior
5 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (28.57%) Test Management
2 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
2 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
2 3 (21.43%) User Stories
2 3 (21.43%) Automation Testing
2 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
3 2 (14.29%) CRM
3 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 2 (14.29%) System Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
4 1 (7.14%) OpenUP
4 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
4 1 (7.14%) Process Improvement
4 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) Python
2 3 (21.43%) C#
2 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ISEB
2 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft