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 3 months to 30 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.

Software Testing
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 32 45
Rank change year-on-year -6 +13  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 0.36% 0.43% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.53% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £175 £373 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -53.02% -3.87%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year +8.52% -0.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -1.78% +20.00%  

Software 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 221 189 315
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 79.21% 81.12% 86.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 147 232
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 £194 £200 £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 £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

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

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 30 March 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 18 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (94.44%) SQL
2 17 (94.44%) ISEB
2 17 (94.44%) ISTQB
3 16 (88.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 16 (88.89%) SDLC
3 16 (88.89%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (83.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (11.11%) Project Management
5 2 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Selenium
6 1 (5.56%) RIA
6 1 (5.56%) Java
6 1 (5.56%) Subversion
6 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
6 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
6 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
6 1 (5.56%) BDD
6 1 (5.56%) Gherkin

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:

Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Selenium
2 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.56%) Subversion
2 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 17 (94.44%) Tester
2 2 (11.11%) Software Tester
3 1 (5.56%) Agile Tester
3 1 (5.56%) Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Automation Tester
3 1 (5.56%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Java Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) UAT Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) UAT Test Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (88.89%) SDLC
2 16 (88.89%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (83.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Project Management
5 1 (5.56%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 17 (94.44%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (94.44%) ISEB
1 17 (94.44%) ISTQB
2 16 (88.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification