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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 42 64 50
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 24 1 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 3.87% 0.18% 2.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.98% 0.19% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 1 16
Median daily rate £200 £313 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% +5.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £313 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £313 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £314
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £39.37 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-18.71% +38.14%
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
603 539 737
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 97.26% 95.74% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 373 495
Median daily rate £440 £420 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 35 50
Median hourly rate £17.43 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.20% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £8.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £55.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

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
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 5 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +12 20 £200 -36.00% 2
Thame - 1 £350 -
Tester
South East

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 25 (96.15%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (73.08%) Software Testing
2 19 (73.08%) SQL
3 18 (69.23%) ISEB
3 18 (69.23%) User Acceptance Testing
3 18 (69.23%) Test Scripting
3 18 (69.23%) ISTQB
4 17 (65.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 17 (65.38%) SDLC
5 5 (19.23%) Selenium
5 5 (19.23%) Cucumber
5 5 (19.23%) JIRA
6 4 (15.38%) WebDriver
6 4 (15.38%) BDD
6 4 (15.38%) API Testing
6 4 (15.38%) QA
6 4 (15.38%) TDD
6 4 (15.38%) MySQL
6 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
7 3 (11.54%) PHP
7 3 (11.54%) Web Services
7 3 (11.54%) Jasmine
7 3 (11.54%) MongoDB
7 3 (11.54%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
8 2 (7.69%) Front End Development
8 2 (7.69%) Protractor
8 2 (7.69%) Exploratory Testing
8 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
8 2 (7.69%) Continuous Integration

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.85%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) MySQL
2 3 (11.54%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Cucumber
1 5 (19.23%) JIRA
1 5 (19.23%) Selenium
2 4 (15.38%) WebDriver
3 3 (11.54%) Jasmine
3 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
4 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
4 2 (7.69%) Protractor
5 1 (3.85%) JUnit
5 1 (3.85%) Maven
5 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.85%) Subversion
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) Web Services
2 1 (3.85%) Gherkin
2 1 (3.85%) Node.js
2 1 (3.85%) RESTful
2 1 (3.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (96.15%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (73.08%) Software Testing
3 18 (69.23%) Test Scripting
3 18 (69.23%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (65.38%) SDLC
5 4 (15.38%) API Testing
5 4 (15.38%) BDD
5 4 (15.38%) TDD
6 3 (11.54%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (7.69%) Exploratory Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Front End Development
7 2 (7.69%) Functional Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Performance Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Project Management
8 1 (3.85%) Data Validation
8 1 (3.85%) Load Testing
8 1 (3.85%) Manual Testing
8 1 (3.85%) Security Testing
8 1 (3.85%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (73.08%) SQL
2 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 3 (11.54%) PHP
4 2 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (69.23%) ISEB
1 18 (69.23%) ISTQB
2 17 (65.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland