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

Automated Testing
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 - 70
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 17 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 3.01% - 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.80% - 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 0
Median daily rate £438 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £386 £340
% change year-on-year -0.12% +13.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.89 £44.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +52.56% +23.61%  

Automated Testing 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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 447 388 590
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 79.26% 78.07% 84.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 305 375
Median daily rate £450 £400 £412
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -2.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £501 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 41
Median hourly rate £55.00 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +214.28% -30.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in Oxfordshire

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Automated Testing in Oxfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automated Testing in Oxfordshire

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford - 8 £375 - 1
Kidlington - 5 £438 - 1
Abingdon - 1 £400 - 1
Automated Testing
South East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 18 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (51.72%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (48.28%) Java
4 13 (44.83%) JIRA
5 12 (41.38%) Web Services
5 12 (41.38%) JBoss
6 10 (34.48%) QA
7 9 (31.03%) RESTful
7 9 (31.03%) BDD
8 8 (27.59%) Integration Testing
8 8 (27.59%) Apache Camel
8 8 (27.59%) TDD
8 8 (27.59%) Spring
8 8 (27.59%) SOAP
9 7 (24.14%) ETL
9 7 (24.14%) XML Schema
9 7 (24.14%) XML
9 7 (24.14%) Oracle
9 7 (24.14%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (24.14%) Hibernate
9 7 (24.14%) Oracle Database
9 7 (24.14%) Docker
9 7 (24.14%) DevOps
9 7 (24.14%) Talend
9 7 (24.14%) Cucumber
9 7 (24.14%) JPA
9 7 (24.14%) Talend Open Studio
9 7 (24.14%) Apache CXF
10 6 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (20.69%) Load Testing

Automated Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 12 (41.38%) JBoss
2 3 (10.34%) WebSphere
3 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) GitHub
2 3 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (6.90%) Office 365
4 1 (3.45%) Heroku
4 1 (3.45%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) IPv4
1 4 (13.79%) IPv6
1 4 (13.79%) Network Security
2 1 (3.45%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) Oracle Database
1 7 (24.14%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (13.79%) MongoDB
2 4 (13.79%) MySQL
3 2 (6.90%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (44.83%) JIRA
2 7 (24.14%) Cucumber
2 7 (24.14%) Talend Open Studio
3 6 (20.69%) Selenium
4 5 (17.24%) Git (software)
4 5 (17.24%) Jenkins
4 5 (17.24%) Subversion
5 2 (6.90%) FitNesse
5 2 (6.90%) JBehave
6 1 (3.45%) JMeter
6 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.45%) SpecFlow
6 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
6 1 (3.45%) Vagrant
6 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (13.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (51.72%) Developer
2 8 (27.59%) Integration Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Administrator
3 5 (17.24%) Java Developer
3 5 (17.24%) QA Leader
3 5 (17.24%) Test Leader
4 4 (13.79%) DevOps Administrator
4 4 (13.79%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) DevOps Systems Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Linux Administrator
4 4 (13.79%) Linux DevOps Administrator
4 4 (13.79%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 4 (13.79%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 4 (13.79%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (13.79%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (41.38%) Web Services
2 9 (31.03%) RESTful
3 8 (27.59%) Apache Camel
3 8 (27.59%) SOAP
3 8 (27.59%) Spring
4 7 (24.14%) Apache CXF
4 7 (24.14%) Hibernate
4 7 (24.14%) JPA
4 7 (24.14%) XML
4 7 (24.14%) XML Schema
5 4 (13.79%) Node.js
6 2 (6.90%) AngularJS
6 2 (6.90%) Django
6 2 (6.90%) Ember.js
6 2 (6.90%) Express
6 2 (6.90%) Gherkin
6 2 (6.90%) JSON
6 2 (6.90%) MEAN Stack
6 2 (6.90%) React
6 2 (6.90%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Replication
2 2 (6.90%) Contract for Difference
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.45%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (51.72%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (31.03%) BDD
4 8 (27.59%) Integration Testing
4 8 (27.59%) TDD
5 7 (24.14%) DevOps
5 7 (24.14%) ETL
6 6 (20.69%) Load Testing
6 6 (20.69%) Unit Testing
6 6 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (17.24%) Continuous Deployment
7 5 (17.24%) Defect Management
7 5 (17.24%) Kanban
7 5 (17.24%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (17.24%) Regression Testing
7 5 (17.24%) Scrum
8 4 (13.79%) Configuration Management
8 4 (13.79%) SDLC
9 3 (10.34%) Coaching
9 3 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 14 (48.28%) Java
2 6 (20.69%) Python
3 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
4 4 (13.79%) SQL
5 3 (10.34%) Ruby
6 2 (6.90%) PHP
7 1 (3.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (34.48%) QA
2 5 (17.24%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (24.14%) Docker
2 1 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (13.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) Oracle
1 7 (24.14%) Talend
2 2 (6.90%) Sun
3 1 (3.45%) Red Hat