Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 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.

Software Testing
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 85 102
Rank change year-on-year -15 +17 -22
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 7 24 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.57% 1.92% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 2.20% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 23 0
Oxfordshire median daily rate £225 £200 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
South East median daily rate £350 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £38.19
% change year-on-year - +17.85% -1.46%

Software Testing 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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1026 1090 1081
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 83.08% 86.99% 80.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 837 783 791
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £213 £230
90th Percentile £588 £538 £520
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 29 42
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -11.11% +55.17%
10th Percentile £13.67 £14.35 £12.57
90th Percentile £77.50 £44.15 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £27.13 £26.50
% change year-on-year -15.21% +2.36% +51.43%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -16 5 £220 +10.00%
Software Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) ISTQB
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) ISEB
3 5 (71.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (71.43%) Test Scripting
3 5 (71.43%) Data Protection
3 5 (71.43%) SDLC
3 5 (71.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (14.29%) Content Writing
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) Degree
5 1 (14.29%) TDD
5 1 (14.29%) V-Model
5 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 1 (14.29%) Qt
5 1 (14.29%) SaaS
5 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
5 1 (14.29%) REST
5 1 (14.29%) Machine Learning
5 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Workflow
5 1 (14.29%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) C#

Software 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 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Compliance Tester
3 1 (14.29%) C++ Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Compliance Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Data Compliance Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Data Protection Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Qt
1 1 (14.29%) REST
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Data Protection
2 5 (71.43%) SDLC
2 5 (71.43%) Test Scripting
2 5 (71.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Content Writing
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Machine Learning
3 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 1 (14.29%) V-Model
3 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
3 1 (14.29%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) ISEB
1 6 (85.71%) ISTQB
2 5 (71.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (28.57%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland