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 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 58 65
Rank change year-on-year -12 +7  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.16% 0.34% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.42% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £300 £288 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.34% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year +7.69% +1.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +33.33% -  

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 523 472 613
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 82.36% 80.14% 80.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 347 406
Median daily rate £470 £415 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.25% +3.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £525 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 29
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -27.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £40.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 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 3 months to 23 June 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
Wallingford - 1 £300 -
Software Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 6 (85.71%) User Acceptance Testing
1 6 (85.71%) Test Scripting
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) SDLC
3 3 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (42.86%) ISEB
3 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
4 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Project Management
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (14.29%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) JIRA
5 1 (14.29%) Life Science

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:

Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Tester
2 4 (57.14%) Software Tester
2 4 (57.14%) UAT Tester
3 3 (42.86%) Manual Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Applications Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Test Scripting
1 6 (85.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) Exploratory Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
1 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
1 3 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance