Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for Test Strategy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Strategy over the 6 months to 24 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.

Test Strategy
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 - 70
Rank change year-on-year - +70 -22
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 12 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.64% - 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% - 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 16
Oxford median daily rate £438 - £300
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £403 £300
% change year-on-year +11.80% +34.17% -23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxford median hourly rate - - -
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -

Test Strategy 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 637 622 551
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 87.02% 87.24% 82.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 470 452
Oxford median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -1.84%
10th Percentile £322 £192 £225
90th Percentile £588 £538 £520
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 25
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 £13.88 £12.20
90th Percentile £77.50 £44.15 £76.25
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +15.00% -11.11% +52.54%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxford.

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Oxford

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Oxford

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Strategy in Oxford

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy 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 Strategy.

1 12 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 11 (91.67%) Test Management
2 11 (91.67%) SaaS
2 11 (91.67%) Salesforce.com
3 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (75.00%) JIRA
4 9 (75.00%) ITIL
4 9 (75.00%) Regression Testing
4 9 (75.00%) Confluence
4 9 (75.00%) Open Source
4 9 (75.00%) Waterfall
5 7 (58.33%) Matrix Management
5 7 (58.33%) ISEB
5 7 (58.33%) ISTQB
5 7 (58.33%) Matrix Organization
6 1 (8.33%) QA
6 1 (8.33%) Publishing
6 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (8.33%) Scrum
6 1 (8.33%) SDLC
6 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
6 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration

Test Strategy
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 9 (75.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 11 (91.67%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 9 (75.00%) JIRA
2 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (8.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Test Manager
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Test Leader
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Test Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Integration Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Regression Test Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Test Automation Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Transformation Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) QA Leader
4 1 (8.33%) SaaS Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Salesforce Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 11 (91.67%) Test Management
3 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (75.00%) ITIL
4 9 (75.00%) Open Source
4 9 (75.00%) Regression Testing
4 9 (75.00%) Waterfall
5 7 (58.33%) Matrix Management
5 7 (58.33%) Matrix Organization
6 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (8.33%) Scrum
6 1 (8.33%) SDLC
6 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) ISEB
1 7 (58.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Salesforce.com