Period
to 19 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 19 November 2018 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 22 13
Rank change year-on-year +9 -9 +47
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 114 113 159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 9.80% 9.19% 12.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.30% 10.87% 14.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 108 118
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -2.74%
10th Percentile £374 £350 £200
90th Percentile £525 £538 £488
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £390
% change year-on-year +3.66% +5.13% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - £55.00 -
South East median hourly rate £41.25 £45.00 £52.00
% change year-on-year -8.33% -13.46% +30.00%

Test Automation 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 1,009 1,040 1,122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 86.76% 84.55% 88.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 842 810
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £213
90th Percentile £588 £588 £538
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 16 33
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £21.50 £23.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.52% +15.00% -11.11%
10th Percentile £15.23 £13.67 £13.60
90th Percentile £49.88 £77.50 £42.55
South East median hourly rate £28.25 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +25.56% -10.00% -

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Oxfordshire

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Oxfordshire

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Oxfordshire

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Oxfordshire

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 19 November 2018. 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 +1 61 £425 -10.53% 22
Abingdon - 30 - - 12
Kidlington -4 2 £450 -10.00%
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 79 (69.30%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (52.63%) User Experience
3 55 (48.25%) UX Design
4 51 (44.74%) AngularJS
5 50 (43.86%) Microservices
6 49 (42.98%) JavaScript
7 44 (38.60%) CSS
8 43 (37.72%) HTML
9 37 (32.46%) Go
10 30 (26.32%) Software Engineering
11 28 (24.56%) Mathematics
11 28 (24.56%) Computer Science
11 28 (24.56%) Continuous Integration
12 27 (23.68%) jQuery
12 27 (23.68%) Angular 2
13 19 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
13 19 (16.67%) Open Source
13 19 (16.67%) Test Strategy
14 18 (15.79%) Python
15 17 (14.91%) Visual Studio Team System
15 17 (14.91%) Software Testing
15 17 (14.91%) MSBuild
15 17 (14.91%) Web Application Development
16 16 (14.04%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
17 15 (13.16%) Java
17 15 (13.16%) Regression Testing
18 14 (12.28%) C++
19 13 (11.40%) C#
20 12 (10.53%) Acceptance Criteria
20 12 (10.53%) Defect Tracking

Test Automation
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 3 (2.63%) Confluence
2 1 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (0.88%) Moodle
Applications
1 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.89%) GitHub
2 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.51%) PaaS
3 3 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.63%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.88%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.75%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.88%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.88%) Data Lake
2 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.88%) Power BI
2 1 (0.88%) Qlik Sense
2 1 (0.88%) Redis
2 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (14.91%) MSBuild
1 17 (14.91%) Visual Studio Team System
2 11 (9.65%) Selenium
3 8 (7.02%) JIRA
4 7 (6.14%) Jenkins
5 4 (3.51%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.63%) Git (software)
6 3 (2.63%) Grunt
6 3 (2.63%) gulp
7 2 (1.75%) Jasmine
7 2 (1.75%) PhantomJS
7 2 (1.75%) Subversion
7 2 (1.75%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.75%) webpack
8 1 (0.88%) Gradle
8 1 (0.88%) JUnit
8 1 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.88%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.88%) TestNG
General
1 10 (8.77%) Manufacturing
2 7 (6.14%) Finance
3 2 (1.75%) Games
3 2 (1.75%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 56 (49.12%) Developer
2 28 (24.56%) Web Developer
3 27 (23.68%) Applications Developer
4 24 (21.05%) Web Applications Developer
5 19 (16.67%) Software Engineer
6 13 (11.40%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 13 (11.40%) Test Engineer
6 13 (11.40%) Tester
7 12 (10.53%) Automation Tester
8 11 (9.65%) Desktop Support
9 9 (7.89%) Test Automation Engineer
10 8 (7.02%) Applications Engineer
10 8 (7.02%) Desktop Engineer
11 7 (6.14%) Angular Developer
12 5 (4.39%) Software Developer
12 5 (4.39%) Test Manager
12 5 (4.39%) UAT Manager
13 4 (3.51%) Coordinator
13 4 (3.51%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 4 (3.51%) Integration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (44.74%) AngularJS
2 44 (38.60%) CSS
3 43 (37.72%) HTML
4 27 (23.68%) Angular 2
4 27 (23.68%) jQuery
5 11 (9.65%) HTML5
5 11 (9.65%) WPF
6 9 (7.89%) Web Services
7 7 (6.14%) Node.js
8 5 (4.39%) .NET
8 5 (4.39%) Swagger
9 3 (2.63%) Kafka
9 3 (2.63%) React
10 2 (1.75%) Chai
10 2 (1.75%) CSS3
10 2 (1.75%) LESS
10 2 (1.75%) Sass
11 1 (0.88%) Dropwizard
11 1 (0.88%) Gherkin
11 1 (0.88%) Hystrix
Miscellaneous
1 60 (52.63%) User Experience
2 28 (24.56%) Computer Science
3 11 (9.65%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (8.77%) Life Science
5 7 (6.14%) Blog
6 1 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.88%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.88%) Fintech
6 1 (0.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.39%) Linux
2 2 (1.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (69.30%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (48.25%) UX Design
3 50 (43.86%) Microservices
4 30 (26.32%) Software Engineering
5 28 (24.56%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (24.56%) Mathematics
6 19 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
6 19 (16.67%) Open Source
6 19 (16.67%) Test Strategy
7 17 (14.91%) Software Testing
7 17 (14.91%) Web Application Development
8 16 (14.04%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
9 15 (13.16%) Regression Testing
10 12 (10.53%) Acceptance Criteria
10 12 (10.53%) Defect Tracking
10 12 (10.53%) Front End Development
10 12 (10.53%) SOLID
11 11 (9.65%) OO
12 10 (8.77%) Test Scripting
13 9 (7.89%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 49 (42.98%) JavaScript
2 37 (32.46%) Go
3 18 (15.79%) Python
4 15 (13.16%) Java
5 14 (12.28%) C++
6 13 (11.40%) C#
7 8 (7.02%) SQL
8 6 (5.26%) PHP
9 3 (2.63%) TypeScript
9 3 (2.63%) VBA
10 1 (0.88%) Groovy
10 1 (0.88%) Java 8
10 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.88%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.14%) QA
2 5 (4.39%) PMO
3 3 (2.63%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (10.53%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (7.02%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.88%) Ansible
2 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.88%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (8.77%) Google
2 3 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (0.88%) Atlassian
3 1 (0.88%) HP
3 1 (0.88%) New Relic