The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Oxfordshire region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 74 74 48
Rank change year-on-year
0 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 2 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.32% 0.28% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.28% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 5
Median daily rate £439 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.35% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £350 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £350 £324
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £310 £304
% change year-on-year
+5.64% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £13.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.37 £29.00 £14.05
% change year-on-year
+18.51% +106.40%
Tester
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
596 704 517
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 96.60% 97.91% 97.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 515 298
Median daily rate £415 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.09% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 42 47
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.80 £12.20 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.15 £22.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Oxfordshire region that featured Tester in the job title.

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
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 Skill Set
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Oxfordshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 2 (50.00%) Sun
1 2 (50.00%) Infor
1 2 (50.00%) Infor SunSystems
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) API Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) JUnit
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Maven
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Data Validation

Tester Skill Set
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:

Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Infor SunSystems
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) JUnit
1 1 (25.00%) Maven
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) API Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (25.00%) Data Validation
1 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (25.00%) Test Management
1 1 (25.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Infor
1 2 (50.00%) Sun