The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 57 46 64
Rank change year-on-year -11 +18  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 6 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.08% 1.01% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 1.28% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 3
Median daily rate £225 £294 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.40% -24.19%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £320
% change year-on-year +6.15% +1.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% +20.00%  

Software 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 438 390 573
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 79.06% 78.47% 84.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 306 370
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 £250 £200 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 36
Median hourly rate £55.00 £17.50 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +214.28% -32.03%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Oxfordshire

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Oxfordshire

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Oxfordshire over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Testing in Oxfordshire

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing in Oxfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in Oxfordshire

Software 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 Software Testing within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 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
Abingdon - 3 £350 -
Oxford -8 1 £175 -53.02% 5
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 24 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (85.19%) User Acceptance Testing
3 22 (81.48%) Test Scripting
4 21 (77.78%) ISTQB
4 21 (77.78%) SQL
4 21 (77.78%) ISEB
5 20 (74.07%) SDLC
5 20 (74.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (14.81%) Project Management
6 4 (14.81%) Functional Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Exploratory Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Selenium
7 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
7 2 (7.41%) Finance
8 1 (3.70%) Subversion
8 1 (3.70%) Automated Testing
8 1 (3.70%) QA
8 1 (3.70%) Java
8 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
8 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
8 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
8 1 (3.70%) BDD
8 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (3.70%) Gherkin
8 1 (3.70%) RIA
8 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland

Software Testing
Top Related 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
1 2 (7.41%) Selenium
2 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.70%) Subversion
2 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (92.59%) Tester
2 8 (29.63%) Software Tester
3 5 (18.52%) UAT Tester
4 4 (14.81%) Manual Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Agile Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Automation Tester
6 1 (3.70%) AWS Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Java Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (85.19%) User Acceptance Testing
3 22 (81.48%) Test Scripting
4 20 (74.07%) SDLC
5 4 (14.81%) Exploratory Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Functional Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Project Management
6 1 (3.70%) Automated Testing
6 1 (3.70%) BDD
6 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 21 (77.78%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 21 (77.78%) ISEB
1 21 (77.78%) ISTQB
2 20 (74.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.70%) QA