The first table below looks at the demand for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 29 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 Job Titles advertised 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 44 - 43
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 5 0 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.03% - 2.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% - 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Average daily rate
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£265 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.38% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
Average hourly rate £13.55 - £8.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £29.13 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-57.08% +191.25%
Job Titles Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
464 476 513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 95.47% 95.39% 96.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 285 272
Average daily rate £350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 30 59
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £13.35 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.50 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Tester
South East

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Tester
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 Tester within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 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
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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 - 4 £194 - 1
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 3 (37.50%) ISEB
1 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
1 3 (37.50%) CRM
1 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) JIRA
2 2 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) .NET
3 1 (12.50%) MS Office
3 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (12.50%) Content Management
3 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
3 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (12.50%) QA
3 1 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) CMS
3 1 (12.50%) Bugzilla
3 1 (12.50%) FitNesse
3 1 (12.50%) Use Case

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) FitNesse
2 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
2 1 (12.50%) Bugzilla
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
1 3 (37.50%) CRM
1 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) ERP
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Content Management
3 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
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