The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for Automation Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 28 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.

Automation Testing
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 26 -
Rank change year-on-year -11 -  
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 4 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.43% 4.66% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 5.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 0
Median daily rate £425 £425 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £323 £300
% change year-on-year +0.77% +7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +300.00%  

Automation 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 219 194 323
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 78.49% 82.20% 86.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 153 236
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 £200 £140 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
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 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Automation Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Testing in Oxford

Automation Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Testing in Oxford

Automation Testing
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Selenium
3 2 (50.00%) BDD
3 2 (50.00%) Java
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Publishing
4 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (25.00%) PHP
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (25.00%) B2B
4 1 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) Banking
4 1 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (25.00%) QA
4 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (25.00%) Behat
4 1 (25.00%) Protractor
4 1 (25.00%) Chai
4 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
4 1 (25.00%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (25.00%) Matrix Management
4 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Management
4 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (25.00%) SaaS
4 1 (25.00%) Confluence

Automation Testing
Co-occurring 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 1 (25.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) Mocha
2 1 (25.00%) Protractor
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Java Automation Tester
2 1 (25.00%) QA Automation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Quality Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Behat
1 1 (25.00%) Chai
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) B2B
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Matrix Management
3 1 (25.00%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA