Period
to 19 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 25 14
Rank change year-on-year +4 -11 +45
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 103 94 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 8.27% 8.01% 11.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.42% 9.39% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 83 103
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £363 £315 £338
90th Percentile £500 £538 £499
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - £55.00 -
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £45.20 £46.75
% change year-on-year -11.49% -3.33% +17.80%

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 1,093 1,001 1,053
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 87.79% 85.26% 84.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 800 774 755
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £287 £260 £258
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £435 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +4.82% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 22 34
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £22.47 £19.75 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.75% +11.27% -11.25%
10th Percentile £13.75 £12.08 £12.54
90th Percentile £53.63 £43.75 £42.33
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -13.04% +2.22%

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 September 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 September 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 -7 55 £425 -10.53% 19
Abingdon +8 22 - - 6
Kidlington -7 2 £450 -10.00%
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 73 (70.87%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (55.34%) User Experience
3 52 (50.49%) UX Design
4 49 (47.57%) Microservices
5 47 (45.63%) AngularJS
6 46 (44.66%) JavaScript
7 41 (39.81%) HTML
7 41 (39.81%) CSS
8 36 (34.95%) Go
9 30 (29.13%) jQuery
10 26 (25.24%) Software Engineering
11 24 (23.30%) Continuous Integration
12 22 (21.36%) Mathematics
12 22 (21.36%) Computer Science
13 20 (19.42%) Continuous Delivery
13 20 (19.42%) Angular 2
14 19 (18.45%) Test Strategy
14 19 (18.45%) Open Source
14 19 (18.45%) Python
15 17 (16.50%) Software Testing
15 17 (16.50%) Visual Studio Team System
15 17 (16.50%) MSBuild
16 16 (15.53%) C++
17 15 (14.56%) Java
18 14 (13.59%) C#
18 14 (13.59%) Regression Testing
19 12 (11.65%) Acceptance Criteria
19 12 (11.65%) Self-Motivation
19 12 (11.65%) Defect Tracking
19 12 (11.65%) SOLID

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 (0.97%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (0.97%) CMS
1 1 (0.97%) Confluence
1 1 (0.97%) Moodle
Applications
1 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.83%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (5.83%) PaaS
2 5 (4.85%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.88%) GitHub
4 2 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.97%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.94%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.97%) Redis
2 1 (0.97%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.97%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (16.50%) MSBuild
1 17 (16.50%) Visual Studio Team System
2 5 (4.85%) Selenium
3 2 (1.94%) Gradle
3 2 (1.94%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.94%) JIRA
3 2 (1.94%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.94%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.97%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.97%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.97%) Grunt
4 1 (0.97%) gulp
4 1 (0.97%) IntelliJ
4 1 (0.97%) JUnit
4 1 (0.97%) NUnit
4 1 (0.97%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.97%) TestNG
4 1 (0.97%) TestRail
General
1 6 (5.83%) Manufacturing
2 4 (3.88%) Finance
3 2 (1.94%) Games
3 2 (1.94%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 54 (52.43%) Developer
2 32 (31.07%) Web Developer
3 29 (28.16%) Applications Developer
4 26 (25.24%) Web Applications Developer
5 16 (15.53%) Software Engineer
6 13 (12.62%) Tester
7 12 (11.65%) Automation Tester
7 12 (11.65%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 12 (11.65%) Test Engineer
8 11 (10.68%) Desktop Support
9 9 (8.74%) Applications Engineer
10 8 (7.77%) Angular Developer
10 8 (7.77%) Desktop Engineer
10 8 (7.77%) Test Automation Engineer
11 6 (5.83%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 6 (5.83%) Software Developer
12 4 (3.88%) Cloud Developer
12 4 (3.88%) Cloud Software Developer
12 4 (3.88%) Integration Tester
13 3 (2.91%) Performance Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (45.63%) AngularJS
2 41 (39.81%) CSS
2 41 (39.81%) HTML
3 30 (29.13%) jQuery
4 20 (19.42%) Angular 2
5 11 (10.68%) WPF
6 6 (5.83%) HTML5
7 5 (4.85%) .NET
7 5 (4.85%) Node.js
8 4 (3.88%) Web Services
9 3 (2.91%) Kafka
9 3 (2.91%) XML
10 2 (1.94%) JSON
10 2 (1.94%) XSLT
11 1 (0.97%) Ajax
11 1 (0.97%) J2SE
11 1 (0.97%) RESTful
11 1 (0.97%) SOAP
11 1 (0.97%) Spring
11 1 (0.97%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 57 (55.34%) User Experience
2 22 (21.36%) Computer Science
3 12 (11.65%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (6.80%) Blog
5 6 (5.83%) Life Science
6 1 (0.97%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.97%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.97%) Fintech
6 1 (0.97%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.85%) Linux
2 1 (0.97%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (70.87%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (50.49%) UX Design
3 49 (47.57%) Microservices
4 26 (25.24%) Software Engineering
5 24 (23.30%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (21.36%) Mathematics
7 20 (19.42%) Continuous Delivery
8 19 (18.45%) Open Source
8 19 (18.45%) Test Strategy
9 17 (16.50%) Software Testing
10 14 (13.59%) Regression Testing
11 12 (11.65%) Acceptance Criteria
11 12 (11.65%) Defect Tracking
11 12 (11.65%) SOLID
12 11 (10.68%) OO
13 9 (8.74%) Software Architecture
14 8 (7.77%) Web Application Development
14 8 (7.77%) Web Development
15 7 (6.80%) Front End Development
16 6 (5.83%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 46 (44.66%) JavaScript
2 36 (34.95%) Go
3 19 (18.45%) Python
4 16 (15.53%) C++
5 15 (14.56%) Java
6 14 (13.59%) C#
7 7 (6.80%) SQL
8 4 (3.88%) Scala
8 4 (3.88%) TypeScript
9 3 (2.91%) VBA
10 1 (0.97%) Groovy
10 1 (0.97%) Java 8
10 1 (0.97%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.88%) QA
2 3 (2.91%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.94%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (8.74%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (3.88%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.97%) Ansible
2 1 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.97%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (8.74%) Google
2 3 (2.91%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (0.97%) Atlassian
3 1 (0.97%) New Relic