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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 72 36 49
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +13
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 2 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.27% 2.66% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 3.64% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 1
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£190 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% -4.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £332
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.60 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £28.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+8.92% -17.03%
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
582 385 349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 79.73% 73.19% 73.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 242 230
Average daily rate £413 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 26 19
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.04 £9.10 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £36.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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 31 August 2015. 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
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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 -24 2 £190 -36.66% 4
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 4 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (33.33%) Python
2 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (33.33%) C
2 2 (33.33%) C++
2 2 (33.33%) Firmware
2 2 (33.33%) Electronics
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Open Source
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) Publishing
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) NHS
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
General
1 2 (33.33%) Electronics
2 1 (16.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) QA Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
1 1 (16.67%) QA Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) NHS
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Open Source
2 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
2 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) SDLC
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C
1 2 (33.33%) C++
1 2 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Firmware