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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 39 - 40
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 2 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 0.72% - 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% - 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
Median daily rate £180 - £305
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 - £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £184 - £392
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year -0.73% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £43.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year -21.83% +7.40%  

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 217 195 323
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 78.06% 82.28% 87.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 155 235
Median daily rate £475 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.85% -3.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £140 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 11
Median hourly rate £55.00 £35.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.14% +47.36%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting in Oxford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Oxford

Test Scripting
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 19 (100.00%) SQL
1 19 (100.00%) ISEB
1 19 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 19 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 19 (100.00%) SDLC
2 17 (89.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 17 (89.47%) Software Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Project Management
3 2 (10.53%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (5.26%) Finance

Test Scripting
Top Related 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:

General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (89.47%) Tester
2 3 (15.79%) Software Tester
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Automation Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (100.00%) SDLC
1 19 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 17 (89.47%) Software Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Exploratory Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) ISEB
1 19 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 17 (89.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland