Period
to 23 November 2017

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

Software Testing
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 60 -
Rank change year-on-year -20 - +53
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 5 22 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 0.68% 3.08% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 3.53% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 22 0
Oxford median daily rate £220 £200 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Oxfordshire median daily rate £225 £200 -
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxford median hourly rate - - -
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -

Software 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%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Oxford

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Oxford

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in Oxford

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

1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 5 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 5 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 5 (100.00%) SDLC
2 4 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (20.00%) SMS

Software 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) SMS
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Compliance Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Compliance Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Data Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Data Compliance Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Data Protection Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) UAT Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 5 (100.00%) SDLC
2 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
1 5 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 5 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (40.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland