The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 33 - 44
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 8 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 2.86% - 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.65% - 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Median daily rate £375 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £386 £350
% change year-on-year +0.51% +10.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.89 £44.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +52.56% +23.61%  

Automated Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 219 194 321
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 78.21% 82.20% 87.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 154 234
Median daily rate £475 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.85% -3.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £140 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 11
Median hourly rate £55.00 £35.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.14% +47.36%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in Oxford

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Automated Testing in Oxford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automated Testing in Oxford

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Oxford region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 8 (44.44%) PostgreSQL
1 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (44.44%) Docker
2 7 (38.89%) DevOps
2 7 (38.89%) BDD
2 7 (38.89%) QA
2 7 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (33.33%) Java
3 6 (33.33%) Web Services
3 6 (33.33%) Python
3 6 (33.33%) GitHub
3 6 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 5 (27.78%) SQL
4 5 (27.78%) TDD
4 5 (27.78%) Subversion
5 4 (22.22%) Scrum
5 4 (22.22%) Replication
5 4 (22.22%) Ruby
5 4 (22.22%) Network Security
5 4 (22.22%) Kanban
5 4 (22.22%) Selenium
5 4 (22.22%) MySQL
5 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 4 (22.22%) Linux
5 4 (22.22%) JBoss
5 4 (22.22%) IPv4
5 4 (22.22%) IPv6
5 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
5 4 (22.22%) Puppet
5 4 (22.22%) MongoDB

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford 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 4 (22.22%) JBoss
2 2 (11.11%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (33.33%) GitHub
2 3 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (11.11%) Heroku
4 1 (5.56%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) IPv4
1 4 (22.22%) IPv6
1 4 (22.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (44.44%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (22.22%) MongoDB
2 4 (22.22%) MySQL
3 2 (11.11%) NoSQL
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 5 (27.78%) Subversion
3 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
3 4 (22.22%) Selenium
4 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 3 (16.67%) JIRA
5 2 (11.11%) FitNesse
5 2 (11.11%) JBehave
5 2 (11.11%) Vagrant
6 1 (5.56%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 3 (16.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Administrator
2 4 (22.22%) DevOps Administrator
2 4 (22.22%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) DevOps Systems Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) JavaScript Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Linux Administrator
2 4 (22.22%) Linux DevOps Administrator
2 4 (22.22%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 4 (22.22%) Linux Systems Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Linux/Unix DevOps
2 4 (22.22%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (22.22%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Test Leader
4 2 (11.11%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) Web Services
2 4 (22.22%) Node.js
3 2 (11.11%) AngularJS
3 2 (11.11%) Apache Camel
3 2 (11.11%) Django
3 2 (11.11%) Ember.js
3 2 (11.11%) Express
3 2 (11.11%) JSON
3 2 (11.11%) MEAN Stack
3 2 (11.11%) Meteor
3 2 (11.11%) React
3 2 (11.11%) REST
3 2 (11.11%) RESTful
3 2 (11.11%) SOAP
4 1 (5.56%) Gherkin
4 1 (5.56%) Hibernate
4 1 (5.56%) JPA
4 1 (5.56%) Spring
4 1 (5.56%) XML
4 1 (5.56%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Replication
2 2 (11.11%) Contract for Difference
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (38.89%) BDD
2 7 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (38.89%) DevOps
3 5 (27.78%) TDD
4 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
4 4 (22.22%) Continuous Deployment
4 4 (22.22%) Kanban
4 4 (22.22%) Scrum
5 3 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (16.67%) Load Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Pair Programming
6 2 (11.11%) Performance Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Product Management
6 2 (11.11%) Time Management
6 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
6 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) Java
1 6 (33.33%) Python
2 5 (27.78%) SQL
3 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 4 (22.22%) Ruby
4 2 (11.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (38.89%) QA
2 2 (11.11%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (44.44%) Docker
2 2 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (22.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Sun
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.56%) Talend