The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxford during the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 33 -
Rank change year-on-year -6 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 0.35% 0.42% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.44% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £500 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £310
% change year-on-year +2.94% +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year -25.00% +9.58%  

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 287 226 359
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 100.00% 95.36% 96.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 173 244
Median daily rate £395 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.85% -15.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 26
Median hourly rate £14.53 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.17% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.80 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) BDD
2 4 (80.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 4 (80.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (60.00%) Subversion
3 3 (60.00%) Publishing
4 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (40.00%) JBehave
4 2 (40.00%) FitNesse
4 2 (40.00%) QA
4 2 (40.00%) Ruby
4 2 (40.00%) Gherkin
4 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (20.00%) SDLC
5 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (20.00%) REST
5 1 (20.00%) Data Quality
5 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
5 1 (20.00%) Degree
5 1 (20.00%) JSON
5 1 (20.00%) JIRA
5 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration

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 (20.00%) JBoss
1 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (80.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) Subversion
3 2 (40.00%) FitNesse
3 2 (40.00%) JBehave
3 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (60.00%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (20.00%) JSON
2 1 (20.00%) REST
2 1 (20.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Android
1 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) BDD
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Time Management
4 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) Ruby
3 1 (20.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) Data Quality