The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £415 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxford during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Test Engineer
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 43 43
Rank change year-on-year -3 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 0.31% 1.02% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 1.05% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Median daily rate £415 £425 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% +60.37%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £345 £298
% change year-on-year -2.17% +15.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +1.35% +13.84%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 316 285 329
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 96.64% 97.27% 98.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 211 251
Median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £135 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 13
Median hourly rate £20.00 £11.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.81% -45.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.92 £8.80 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £145.00 £22.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Oxford

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Engineer in Oxford

Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Engineer in Oxford

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Test Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Oxford region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Android
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) Scala
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (50.00%) Confluence
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) API Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) JSON
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) JUnit
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (50.00%) HP

Test Engineer Skill Set
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 1 (50.00%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) JMeter
1 1 (50.00%) JUnit
1 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (50.00%) JSON
1 1 (50.00%) REST
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Android
1 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) API Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (50.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP