The first table below looks at the demand for Test Strategy 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 Strategy over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 50 41 51
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +10
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 1 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.19% 1.77% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 2.37% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Average daily rate - £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £378
% change year-on-year
- -7.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+70.00% +8.10%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
368 338 380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 68.53% 74.94% 60.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 189 200
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 £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 39
Average hourly rate £22.50 £12.09 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.10% -51.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.33 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £27.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Strategy across the Oxfordshire region.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Oxfordshire region.

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Test Strategy
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 Strategy within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 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
Abingdon - - - - 1
Banbury - - - -
Bicester - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing Test Strategy 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 Strategy.

1 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) SAP ERP
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) ERP

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing Test Strategy 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 Strategy. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) SAP ERP
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (33.33%) SAP Manager
2 1 (33.33%) SAP Test Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Transition Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) ERP
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) SAP