Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 21 28
Rank change year-on-year -9 +7 +49
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 75 95 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 6.04% 8.04% 6.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.91% 9.78% 7.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 82 58
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £304 £314 £338
90th Percentile £438 £525 £514
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +12.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - £11.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -68.57% +159.26%
South East median hourly rate £46.25 £50.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year -7.50% +19.05% +12.00%

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 1,085 971 874
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 87.36% 82.22% 80.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 797 720 664
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £200
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £435 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +4.82% +3.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 23
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £40.00 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +122.22% +2.86% -10.26%
10th Percentile £13.85 £12.11 £13.80
90th Percentile £57.50 £74.50 £47.20
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -20.00% +13.64%

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 -6 51 £425 -5.56% 25
Abingdon +2 6 - - 5
Kidlington -11 1 £640 +46.29%
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 58 (77.33%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (76.00%) Microservices
3 44 (58.67%) JavaScript
3 44 (58.67%) AngularJS
4 42 (56.00%) HTML
5 37 (49.33%) CSS
6 33 (44.00%) jQuery
7 30 (40.00%) User Experience
8 29 (38.67%) UX Design
9 26 (34.67%) Web Development
10 23 (30.67%) Go
10 23 (30.67%) Front End Development
11 20 (26.67%) GitHub
12 19 (25.33%) Google
13 17 (22.67%) Google Cloud Platform
14 16 (21.33%) Angular 2
14 16 (21.33%) Continuous Integration
15 15 (20.00%) Java
16 14 (18.67%) Software Engineering
17 13 (17.33%) Continuous Delivery
18 12 (16.00%) Python
19 11 (14.67%) TDD
19 11 (14.67%) Docker
20 10 (13.33%) Scala
20 10 (13.33%) PaaS
21 9 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
22 8 (10.67%) BDD
22 8 (10.67%) HTML5
22 8 (10.67%) XML
23 7 (9.33%) Pair Programming

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 1 (1.33%) Apache
1 1 (1.33%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (1.33%) CMS
1 1 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (1.33%) Jetty
1 1 (1.33%) Moodle
1 1 (1.33%) nginx
1 1 (1.33%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.33%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 20 (26.67%) GitHub
2 17 (22.67%) Google Cloud Platform
3 10 (13.33%) PaaS
4 9 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (9.33%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (2.67%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.33%) Akamai
8 1 (1.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (1.33%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (1.33%) npm
8 1 (1.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.33%) MySQL
2 1 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.33%) Redis
2 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (8.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (8.00%) TeamCity
2 5 (6.67%) JIRA
2 5 (6.67%) Selenium
3 4 (5.33%) Gradle
4 3 (4.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.67%) Grunt
5 2 (2.67%) gulp
6 1 (1.33%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.33%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.33%) git-flow
6 1 (1.33%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.33%) IntelliJ
6 1 (1.33%) PyCharm
6 1 (1.33%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.33%) TestRail
6 1 (1.33%) Vagrant
6 1 (1.33%) webpack
General
1 4 (5.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.33%) Games
2 1 (1.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 48 (64.00%) Developer
2 39 (52.00%) Web Developer
3 16 (21.33%) Applications Developer
3 16 (21.33%) Web Applications Developer
4 11 (14.67%) Tester
5 8 (10.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 6 (8.00%) Angular Developer
6 6 (8.00%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 6 (8.00%) Software Tester
7 5 (6.67%) Cloud Developer
7 5 (6.67%) Test Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Cloud Software Developer
8 4 (5.33%) Manual Tester
8 4 (5.33%) Software Developer
8 4 (5.33%) Test Automation Engineer
9 3 (4.00%) Agile Tester
9 3 (4.00%) Automation Tester
9 3 (4.00%) Software Engineer
10 2 (2.67%) Senior Agile Tester
10 2 (2.67%) Web Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (58.67%) AngularJS
2 42 (56.00%) HTML
3 37 (49.33%) CSS
4 33 (44.00%) jQuery
5 16 (21.33%) Angular 2
6 8 (10.67%) HTML5
6 8 (10.67%) XML
7 6 (8.00%) JSON
7 6 (8.00%) XSLT
8 2 (2.67%) .NET
8 2 (2.67%) Ajax
8 2 (2.67%) Django
8 2 (2.67%) Node.js
9 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (1.33%) J2SE
9 1 (1.33%) REST
9 1 (1.33%) Spring
9 1 (1.33%) Web Services
9 1 (1.33%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (40.00%) User Experience
2 6 (8.00%) Blog
2 6 (8.00%) Cloud Native
2 6 (8.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.67%) Life Science
4 1 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.33%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.33%) Replication
4 1 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.00%) Linux
2 1 (1.33%) CentOS
2 1 (1.33%) Debian
2 1 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.33%) Unix
2 1 (1.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (77.33%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (76.00%) Microservices
3 29 (38.67%) UX Design
4 26 (34.67%) Web Development
5 23 (30.67%) Front End Development
6 16 (21.33%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (18.67%) Software Engineering
8 13 (17.33%) Continuous Delivery
9 11 (14.67%) TDD
10 8 (10.67%) BDD
11 7 (9.33%) Open Source
11 7 (9.33%) Pair Programming
12 6 (8.00%) Mathematics
12 6 (8.00%) Scrum
12 6 (8.00%) Software Architecture
12 6 (8.00%) Test Strategy
13 5 (6.67%) User Stories
14 4 (5.33%) Continuous Improvement
14 4 (5.33%) Test Scripting
14 4 (5.33%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 44 (58.67%) JavaScript
2 23 (30.67%) Go
3 15 (20.00%) Java
4 12 (16.00%) Python
5 10 (13.33%) Scala
6 5 (6.67%) C++
7 3 (4.00%) SQL
8 2 (2.67%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.67%) C#
8 2 (2.67%) Groovy
9 1 (1.33%) Java 8
9 1 (1.33%) Perl
9 1 (1.33%) PHP
9 1 (1.33%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.33%) Ruby
9 1 (1.33%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.33%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.33%) QA
2 2 (2.67%) IEC 62304
2 2 (2.67%) ISO 13485
2 2 (2.67%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (14.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (5.33%) Kubernetes
2 3 (4.00%) Ansible
3 2 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.67%) Terraform
4 1 (1.33%) Kibana
4 1 (1.33%) logstash
4 1 (1.33%) Packer
4 1 (1.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (25.33%) Google
2 2 (2.67%) New Relic
2 2 (2.67%) SAP
3 1 (1.33%) HP
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle
3 1 (1.33%) Splunk