Period
to 19 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 19 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 8 31
Rank change year-on-year -5 +23 +9
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 94 121 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 12.88% 16.85% 6.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.76% 19.27% 7.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 98 45
Oxford median daily rate £475 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -2.44% +9.33%
10th Percentile £350 £200 £300
90th Percentile £538 £488 £490
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £400 £411
% change year-on-year +12.50% -2.74% +6.13%
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 637 628 559
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 87.26% 87.47% 82.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 484 460
Oxford median daily rate £450 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £320 £188 £227
90th Percentile £588 £538 £513
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 23
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 £13.59 £12.10
90th Percentile £77.50 £47.60 £55.60
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +15.00% -11.11% +50.00%

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 19 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 19 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 75 (79.79%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (59.57%) Amazon AWS
3 43 (45.74%) Java
4 42 (44.68%) TDD
5 41 (43.62%) Continuous Integration
6 38 (40.43%) Scrum
7 35 (37.23%) Web Services
8 34 (36.17%) Kanban
9 33 (35.11%) QA
10 31 (32.98%) HTML
10 31 (32.98%) CSS
10 31 (32.98%) JavaScript
11 29 (30.85%) Web Development
11 29 (30.85%) Open Source
12 28 (29.79%) JIRA
13 27 (28.72%) Salesforce.com
13 27 (28.72%) AngularJS
14 26 (27.66%) Pair Programming
15 25 (26.60%) Software Engineering
15 25 (26.60%) BDD
16 22 (23.40%) SOA
17 20 (21.28%) Git (software)
17 20 (21.28%) Jenkins
18 19 (20.21%) HTML5
19 18 (19.15%) Web Application Development
20 17 (18.09%) Unit Testing
21 16 (17.02%) PHP
21 16 (17.02%) CSS3
22 15 (15.96%) Grunt
22 15 (15.96%) 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 (15.96%) Confluence
2 8 (8.51%) JBoss
3 7 (7.45%) WebSphere
4 6 (6.38%) Apache
5 5 (5.32%) IIS
6 4 (4.26%) Drupal
6 4 (4.26%) WordPress
7 1 (1.06%) nginx
7 1 (1.06%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.06%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.06%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 12 (12.77%) Magento
2 4 (4.26%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 56 (59.57%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (13.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (11.70%) SaaS
4 7 (7.45%) Amazon SQS
4 7 (7.45%) FinancialForce
5 5 (5.32%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (5.32%) PaaS
6 2 (2.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (2.13%) Amazon S3
6 2 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (2.13%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (2.13%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.45%) HTTP
2 5 (5.32%) DNS
3 1 (1.06%) Network Security
3 1 (1.06%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.96%) MongoDB
2 14 (14.89%) NoSQL
3 4 (4.26%) MySQL
4 2 (2.13%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.13%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.06%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.06%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 28 (29.79%) JIRA
2 20 (21.28%) Git (software)
2 20 (21.28%) Jenkins
3 15 (15.96%) Grunt
3 15 (15.96%) gulp
4 14 (14.89%) IntelliJ
4 14 (14.89%) Maven
5 8 (8.51%) SoapUI
6 7 (7.45%) JUnit
6 7 (7.45%) Talend Open Studio
7 5 (5.32%) Selenium
8 4 (4.26%) Subversion
9 3 (3.19%) Cucumber
10 2 (2.13%) Artifactory
10 2 (2.13%) JMeter
10 2 (2.13%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (2.13%) VectorCAST
11 1 (1.06%) LoadRunner
11 1 (1.06%) Protractor
11 1 (1.06%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (11.70%) Publishing
2 8 (8.51%) Marketing
3 7 (7.45%) Finance
4 6 (6.38%) Games
Job Titles
1 37 (39.36%) Developer
2 19 (20.21%) Java Developer
3 15 (15.96%) JavaScript Developer
4 13 (13.83%) Agile Developer
4 13 (13.83%) Analyst
5 12 (12.77%) Node.js Developer
6 11 (11.70%) AWS Developer
6 11 (11.70%) Test Manager
7 9 (9.57%) AWS Engineer
7 9 (9.57%) Salesforce Analyst
7 9 (9.57%) Test Leader
8 8 (8.51%) Administrator
8 8 (8.51%) Cloud Administrator
8 8 (8.51%) ERP Analyst
8 8 (8.51%) ERP Support
8 8 (8.51%) HTML CSS Developer
8 8 (8.51%) Salesforce Administrator
8 8 (8.51%) Salesforce Support
8 8 (8.51%) Support Analyst
8 8 (8.51%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (37.23%) Web Services
2 31 (32.98%) CSS
2 31 (32.98%) HTML
3 27 (28.72%) AngularJS
4 19 (20.21%) HTML5
5 16 (17.02%) CSS3
6 15 (15.96%) Hystrix
6 15 (15.96%) React
7 14 (14.89%) Dropwizard
7 14 (14.89%) Scalatra
8 13 (13.83%) LESS
8 13 (13.83%) Node.js
8 13 (13.83%) Play Framework
8 13 (13.83%) Sass
9 12 (12.77%) JSON
10 9 (9.57%) SOAP
11 8 (8.51%) Spring
12 7 (7.45%) Kafka
12 7 (7.45%) RabbitMQ
12 7 (7.45%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.51%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.26%) User Experience
3 1 (1.06%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.06%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.06%) Fintech
3 1 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.06%) NHS
3 1 (1.06%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.45%) Linux
2 5 (5.32%) Windows
2 5 (5.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (79.79%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (44.68%) TDD
3 41 (43.62%) Continuous Integration
4 38 (40.43%) Scrum
5 34 (36.17%) Kanban
6 29 (30.85%) Open Source
6 29 (30.85%) Web Development
7 26 (27.66%) Pair Programming
8 25 (26.60%) BDD
8 25 (26.60%) Software Engineering
9 22 (23.40%) SOA
10 18 (19.15%) Web Application Development
11 17 (18.09%) Unit Testing
12 14 (14.89%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 14 (14.89%) Domain-Driven Design
12 14 (14.89%) Front End Development
12 14 (14.89%) Refactoring
12 14 (14.89%) SOLID
13 13 (13.83%) DevOps
13 13 (13.83%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 43 (45.74%) Java
2 31 (32.98%) JavaScript
3 16 (17.02%) PHP
4 14 (14.89%) Groovy
5 11 (11.70%) SQL
6 4 (4.26%) Scala
7 3 (3.19%) C
8 1 (1.06%) C#
8 1 (1.06%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (7.45%) Degree
1 7 (7.45%) ISEB
1 7 (7.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (35.11%) QA
2 6 (6.38%) Data Quality
3 4 (4.26%) SLA
4 2 (2.13%) IEC 62304
4 2 (2.13%) MISRA
4 2 (2.13%) MISRA C
5 1 (1.06%) GCP
System Software
1 14 (14.89%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (15.96%) Terraform
2 5 (5.32%) Kubernetes
3 4 (4.26%) Ansible
4 3 (3.19%) Docker Swarm
4 3 (3.19%) Puppet
5 1 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.06%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 27 (28.72%) Salesforce.com
2 15 (15.96%) New Relic
3 8 (8.51%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
4 7 (7.45%) Talend
5 4 (4.26%) Google
5 4 (4.26%) Infor
6 2 (2.13%) Oracle
7 1 (1.06%) HP
7 1 (1.06%) Siebel
7 1 (1.06%) Splunk