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 3 months to 28 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.

Automated Testing
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 13 48
Rank change year-on-year -8 +35  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 52 60 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 8.44% 10.02% 3.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.30% 12.50% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 49 22
Median daily rate £450 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £338 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £519 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £38.00 £34.90
% change year-on-year +0.65% +8.88%  

Test Automation 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 505 480 608
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 81.98% 80.13% 80.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1999 1426 1591
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £305 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 28 40
Median hourly rate £14.75 £16.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.81% -27.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £14.00 £8.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.63 £40.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 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
Oxford -1 35 £450 +2.85% 11
Kidlington -3 2 £416 -7.50% 1
Abingdon - 2 £413 - 1
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 72 (76.60%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (41.49%) Java
2 39 (41.49%) Continuous Integration
3 35 (37.23%) TDD
4 30 (31.91%) Web Services
5 29 (30.85%) JIRA
6 26 (27.66%) JavaScript
6 26 (27.66%) Selenium
6 26 (27.66%) BDD
7 25 (26.60%) Scrum
8 24 (25.53%) Regression Testing
8 24 (25.53%) QA
8 24 (25.53%) Amazon AWS
8 24 (25.53%) Open Source
9 21 (22.34%) PHP
10 20 (21.28%) Software Engineering
11 19 (20.21%) AngularJS
12 18 (19.15%) Confluence
12 18 (19.15%) Kanban
12 18 (19.15%) Test Management
12 18 (19.15%) Web Development
12 18 (19.15%) HTML
12 18 (19.15%) CSS
13 17 (18.09%) Pair Programming
13 17 (18.09%) SaaS
13 17 (18.09%) Test Strategy
14 16 (17.02%) Node.js
14 16 (17.02%) Git (software)
14 16 (17.02%) Salesforce.com
15 15 (15.96%) Waterfall

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 18 (19.15%) Confluence
2 10 (10.64%) JBoss
3 4 (4.26%) Apache
4 3 (3.19%) nginx
4 3 (3.19%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.13%) Apache Solr
5 2 (2.13%) Apache Spark
5 2 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.13%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.13%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.06%) IIS
Business Applications
1 10 (10.64%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 24 (25.53%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (18.09%) SaaS
3 4 (4.26%) GitHub
4 3 (3.19%) Office 365
5 2 (2.13%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (2.13%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (2.13%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (2.13%) PaaS
6 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (1.06%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.26%) IPv4
1 4 (4.26%) IPv6
1 4 (4.26%) Network Security
2 3 (3.19%) HTTP
3 2 (2.13%) Intranet
4 1 (1.06%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.70%) MongoDB
1 11 (11.70%) NoSQL
1 11 (11.70%) Oracle Database
2 5 (5.32%) Big Data
2 5 (5.32%) MySQL
2 5 (5.32%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.19%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.19%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.06%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 29 (30.85%) JIRA
2 26 (27.66%) Selenium
3 16 (17.02%) Git (software)
4 15 (15.96%) Cucumber
5 12 (12.77%) WebDriver
6 11 (11.70%) Talend Open Studio
7 8 (8.51%) Grunt
7 8 (8.51%) gulp
8 7 (7.45%) IntelliJ
9 6 (6.38%) Jasmine
9 6 (6.38%) Subversion
10 5 (5.32%) Jenkins
10 5 (5.32%) Protractor
11 4 (4.26%) JMeter
11 4 (4.26%) JUnit
11 4 (4.26%) LoadRunner
12 3 (3.19%) Maven
13 2 (2.13%) Gradle
14 1 (1.06%) Eclipse
14 1 (1.06%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 14 (14.89%) Publishing
2 2 (2.13%) Banking
2 2 (2.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 35 (37.23%) Developer
2 20 (21.28%) Tester
3 14 (14.89%) Automation Tester
3 14 (14.89%) Test Manager
4 12 (12.77%) Java Developer
5 11 (11.70%) Node.js Developer
6 10 (10.64%) Agile Developer
6 10 (10.64%) AWS Developer
6 10 (10.64%) JavaScript Developer
6 10 (10.64%) Test Leader
7 9 (9.57%) Analyst
7 9 (9.57%) Integration Developer
7 9 (9.57%) Test Analyst
8 7 (7.45%) Automation Test Analyst
8 7 (7.45%) E-Commerce Developer
8 7 (7.45%) HTML CSS Developer
8 7 (7.45%) HTML Developer
8 7 (7.45%) QA Engineer
9 6 (6.38%) Administrator
9 6 (6.38%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (31.91%) Web Services
2 19 (20.21%) AngularJS
3 18 (19.15%) CSS
3 18 (19.15%) HTML
4 16 (17.02%) Node.js
5 13 (13.83%) JSON
6 12 (12.77%) RESTful
7 11 (11.70%) Behat
7 11 (11.70%) CSS3
7 11 (11.70%) LESS
7 11 (11.70%) Sass
7 11 (11.70%) SOAP
7 11 (11.70%) Spring
7 11 (11.70%) XML
8 9 (9.57%) Apache Camel
8 9 (9.57%) XML Schema
9 8 (8.51%) Apache CXF
9 8 (8.51%) HTML5
9 8 (8.51%) JPA
9 8 (8.51%) React
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.26%) Replication
2 3 (3.19%) Semantic Web
3 2 (2.13%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.13%) Linked Data
4 1 (1.06%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.06%) Contract for Difference
4 1 (1.06%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.06%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.06%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.06%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.06%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.38%) Linux
2 1 (1.06%) Android
2 1 (1.06%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.06%) Unix
2 1 (1.06%) Windows
2 1 (1.06%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (76.60%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (41.49%) Continuous Integration
3 35 (37.23%) TDD
4 26 (27.66%) BDD
5 25 (26.60%) Scrum
6 24 (25.53%) Open Source
6 24 (25.53%) Regression Testing
7 20 (21.28%) Software Engineering
8 18 (19.15%) Kanban
8 18 (19.15%) Test Management
8 18 (19.15%) Web Development
9 17 (18.09%) Pair Programming
9 17 (18.09%) Test Strategy
10 15 (15.96%) Waterfall
11 14 (14.89%) ETL
12 13 (13.83%) SOA
13 12 (12.77%) Integration Testing
13 12 (12.77%) ITIL
13 12 (12.77%) Unit Testing
14 11 (11.70%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (41.49%) Java
2 26 (27.66%) JavaScript
3 21 (22.34%) PHP
4 13 (13.83%) SQL
5 8 (8.51%) Python
6 7 (7.45%) Groovy
6 7 (7.45%) Scala
7 5 (5.32%) C#
8 1 (1.06%) C
8 1 (1.06%) C++
8 1 (1.06%) Perl
8 1 (1.06%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (12.77%) ISEB
1 12 (12.77%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.13%) Degree
2 2 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.06%) HND
3 1 (1.06%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (25.53%) QA
2 1 (1.06%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (8.51%) Docker
2 2 (2.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 10 (10.64%) Terraform
2 4 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (4.26%) Puppet
3 2 (2.13%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.06%) Ansible
4 1 (1.06%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 16 (17.02%) Salesforce.com
2 13 (13.83%) Oracle
3 11 (11.70%) Talend
4 10 (10.64%) New Relic
5 4 (4.26%) HP
5 4 (4.26%) Infor
6 2 (2.13%) Google
7 1 (1.06%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.06%) Sun
7 1 (1.06%) Sybase
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