Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for Functional Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Functional Testing over the 6 months to 23 November 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.

Functional Testing
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 77 72
Rank change year-on-year -3 -5 -21
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 5 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 0.68% 0.70% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.80% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 1
Oxford median daily rate £525 £570 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +82.40% -21.88%
10th Percentile £513 £178 £306
90th Percentile £538 £570 £319
Oxfordshire median daily rate £525 £486 £319
% change year-on-year +7.97% +52.55% -20.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxford median hourly rate - - -
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -

Functional Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Oxford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 641 624 549
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 87.09% 87.39% 82.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 474 451
Oxford median daily rate £450 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.51% +5.63% -1.84%
10th Percentile £320 £188 £225
90th Percentile £588 £538 £520
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 24
Oxford median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -55.56% +221.43%
10th Percentile £14.30 £13.88 £12.15
90th Percentile £77.50 £44.15 £70.10
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +15.00% -11.11% +55.17%

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

Job postings citing Functional Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxford.

Job vacancy trend for Functional Testing in Oxford

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Testing in Oxford

Functional Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing in Oxford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Functional Testing in Oxford

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Functional 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 Functional Testing.

1 4 (80.00%) SOAP
1 4 (80.00%) Unix
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
1 4 (80.00%) Tomcat
1 4 (80.00%) Workflow
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) TDD
1 4 (80.00%) Maven
1 4 (80.00%) Degree
1 4 (80.00%) JIRA
1 4 (80.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (80.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (80.00%) JProfiler
1 4 (80.00%) BDD
1 4 (80.00%) REST
1 4 (80.00%) Redis
1 4 (80.00%) GitHub
1 4 (80.00%) JAX-RS
1 4 (80.00%) Java
1 4 (80.00%) VisualVM
1 4 (80.00%) YourKit
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation

Functional 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 4 (80.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 4 (80.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) Redis
2 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (80.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (80.00%) JIRA
1 4 (80.00%) JProfiler
1 4 (80.00%) Maven
1 4 (80.00%) VisualVM
1 4 (80.00%) YourKit
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
1 4 (80.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Manual Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) JAX-RS
1 4 (80.00%) REST
1 4 (80.00%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
1 4 (80.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) BDD
1 4 (80.00%) TDD
1 4 (80.00%) Workflow
2 1 (20.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Degree