Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 24 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.

Automated Testing
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 8 32
Rank change year-on-year -5 +24 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 93 121 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 12.70% 16.97% 6.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.60% 19.45% 8.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 98 46
Oxford median daily rate £475 £400 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -2.74% +9.67%
10th Percentile £350 £200 £300
90th Percentile £538 £488 £500
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +12.50% -3.03% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Oxford median hourly rate £55.00 - -
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £55.00 - -

Test Automation 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 637 622 551
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 87.02% 87.24% 82.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 470 452
Oxford median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -1.84%
10th Percentile £322 £192 £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 25
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 £12.20
90th Percentile £77.50 £44.15 £76.25
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +15.00% -11.11% +52.54%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxford.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Oxford

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Oxford

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Oxford over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Oxford

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Oxford

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 74 (79.57%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (60.22%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (44.09%) TDD
3 41 (44.09%) Continuous Integration
3 41 (44.09%) Java
4 38 (40.86%) Scrum
5 35 (37.63%) Web Services
6 34 (36.56%) Kanban
7 32 (34.41%) QA
8 31 (33.33%) HTML
8 31 (33.33%) CSS
8 31 (33.33%) JavaScript
9 30 (32.26%) Open Source
10 29 (31.18%) Web Development
11 28 (30.11%) JIRA
12 27 (29.03%) Salesforce.com
12 27 (29.03%) AngularJS
13 26 (27.96%) Pair Programming
14 24 (25.81%) Software Engineering
15 23 (24.73%) BDD
16 21 (22.58%) SOA
17 20 (21.51%) Jenkins
18 19 (20.43%) Git (software)
19 18 (19.35%) HTML5
19 18 (19.35%) Unit Testing
20 17 (18.28%) PHP
20 17 (18.28%) CSS3
20 17 (18.28%) Web Application Development
21 16 (17.20%) Terraform
22 15 (16.13%) Confluence

Test Automation
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 15 (16.13%) Confluence
2 8 (8.60%) JBoss
3 7 (7.53%) WebSphere
4 6 (6.45%) Apache
5 5 (5.38%) IIS
6 4 (4.30%) Drupal
6 4 (4.30%) WordPress
7 1 (1.08%) nginx
7 1 (1.08%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.08%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.08%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 13 (13.98%) Magento
2 4 (4.30%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 56 (60.22%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (13.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (11.83%) SaaS
4 7 (7.53%) Amazon SQS
4 7 (7.53%) FinancialForce
5 5 (5.38%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (5.38%) PaaS
6 2 (2.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (2.15%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (2.15%) Amazon S3
6 2 (2.15%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (2.15%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (2.15%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.53%) HTTP
2 5 (5.38%) DNS
3 1 (1.08%) Network Security
3 1 (1.08%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.13%) NoSQL
2 14 (15.05%) MongoDB
3 4 (4.30%) MySQL
4 2 (2.15%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.08%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 28 (30.11%) JIRA
2 20 (21.51%) Jenkins
3 19 (20.43%) Git (software)
4 14 (15.05%) Grunt
4 14 (15.05%) gulp
4 14 (15.05%) Maven
5 13 (13.98%) IntelliJ
6 8 (8.60%) SoapUI
7 7 (7.53%) JUnit
8 6 (6.45%) Talend Open Studio
9 5 (5.38%) Selenium
10 4 (4.30%) Subversion
11 3 (3.23%) Cucumber
12 2 (2.15%) Artifactory
12 2 (2.15%) JMeter
12 2 (2.15%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (2.15%) VectorCAST
13 1 (1.08%) LoadRunner
13 1 (1.08%) Protractor
13 1 (1.08%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (11.83%) Publishing
2 8 (8.60%) Marketing
3 7 (7.53%) Finance
4 6 (6.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 36 (38.71%) Developer
2 18 (19.35%) Java Developer
3 16 (17.20%) JavaScript Developer
4 14 (15.05%) Agile Developer
5 13 (13.98%) Analyst
5 13 (13.98%) Node.js Developer
6 12 (12.90%) AWS Developer
7 11 (11.83%) Test Manager
8 10 (10.75%) AWS Engineer
9 9 (9.68%) Salesforce Analyst
9 9 (9.68%) Test Leader
10 8 (8.60%) Administrator
10 8 (8.60%) Cloud Administrator
10 8 (8.60%) ERP Analyst
10 8 (8.60%) ERP Support
10 8 (8.60%) HTML CSS Developer
10 8 (8.60%) JavaScript Engineer
10 8 (8.60%) Salesforce Administrator
10 8 (8.60%) Salesforce Support
10 8 (8.60%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (37.63%) Web Services
2 31 (33.33%) CSS
2 31 (33.33%) HTML
3 27 (29.03%) AngularJS
4 18 (19.35%) HTML5
5 17 (18.28%) CSS3
6 14 (15.05%) Hystrix
6 14 (15.05%) LESS
6 14 (15.05%) Node.js
6 14 (15.05%) React
6 14 (15.05%) Sass
7 13 (13.98%) Dropwizard
7 13 (13.98%) JSON
7 13 (13.98%) Scalatra
8 12 (12.90%) Play Framework
9 9 (9.68%) SOAP
10 8 (8.60%) Spring
11 7 (7.53%) RabbitMQ
11 7 (7.53%) REST
11 7 (7.53%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.60%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.30%) User Experience
3 1 (1.08%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.08%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.08%) Fintech
3 1 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.08%) NHS
3 1 (1.08%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.53%) Linux
2 5 (5.38%) Windows
2 5 (5.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (79.57%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (44.09%) Continuous Integration
2 41 (44.09%) TDD
3 38 (40.86%) Scrum
4 34 (36.56%) Kanban
5 30 (32.26%) Open Source
6 29 (31.18%) Web Development
7 26 (27.96%) Pair Programming
8 24 (25.81%) Software Engineering
9 23 (24.73%) BDD
10 21 (22.58%) SOA
11 18 (19.35%) Unit Testing
12 17 (18.28%) Web Application Development
13 13 (13.98%) API Development
13 13 (13.98%) DevOps
13 13 (13.98%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 13 (13.98%) Domain-Driven Design
13 13 (13.98%) Front End Development
13 13 (13.98%) Refactoring
13 13 (13.98%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 41 (44.09%) Java
2 31 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 17 (18.28%) PHP
4 13 (13.98%) Groovy
5 11 (11.83%) SQL
6 4 (4.30%) Scala
7 3 (3.23%) C
8 1 (1.08%) C#
8 1 (1.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (7.53%) Degree
1 7 (7.53%) ISEB
1 7 (7.53%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (34.41%) QA
2 6 (6.45%) Data Quality
3 4 (4.30%) SLA
4 2 (2.15%) IEC 62304
4 2 (2.15%) MISRA
4 2 (2.15%) MISRA C
5 1 (1.08%) GCP
System Software
1 14 (15.05%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (17.20%) Terraform
2 5 (5.38%) Kubernetes
3 4 (4.30%) Ansible
4 3 (3.23%) Docker Swarm
4 3 (3.23%) Puppet
5 1 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.08%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 27 (29.03%) Salesforce.com
2 14 (15.05%) New Relic
3 8 (8.60%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
4 6 (6.45%) Talend
5 4 (4.30%) Google
5 4 (4.30%) Infor
6 1 (1.08%) HP
6 1 (1.08%) Oracle
6 1 (1.08%) Siebel
6 1 (1.08%) Splunk