The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for Test Scripting skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 27 June 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.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 43 47
Rank change year-on-year -4 +4  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 0.31% 0.98% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 1.23% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Median daily rate £415 £425 £195
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% +117.94%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £335
% change year-on-year -2.85% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +1.35% +21.31%  

Test Scripting 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 272 243 288
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 84.74% 79.67% 84.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 180 236
Median daily rate £475 £420 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.09% +4.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 7
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.12% -41.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.77 £13.80 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Oxford

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Oxford

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Oxford

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting 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 Scripting.

1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) JMeter
3 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (33.33%) JUnit
3 1 (33.33%) SOA
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (33.33%) Confluence
3 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Software Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) API Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Java

Test Scripting
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 (33.33%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) JMeter
1 1 (33.33%) JUnit
1 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Java Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) API Testing
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) SOA
3 1 (33.33%) Software Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP