Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 12 61
Rank change year-on-year -10 +49 -18
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 114 159 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 9.21% 12.45% 3.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.07% 14.27% 4.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 118 50
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £400 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -2.74% +6.13%
10th Percentile £350 £200 £267
90th Percentile £538 £488 £500
South East median daily rate £409 £390 £373
% change year-on-year +4.81% +4.56% +6.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £55.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £52.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -13.46% +30.00% +6.67%

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 1030 1114 1101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 83.20% 87.24% 81.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 838 805 807
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £213 £230
90th Percentile £588 £538 £520
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £391
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.43% +4.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 29 42
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -11.11% +52.54%
10th Percentile £13.67 £14.35 £12.57
90th Percentile £77.50 £44.15 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £23.07 £26.50 £26.09
% change year-on-year -12.94% +1.57% +49.09%

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 -4 94 £475 +18.75% 14
Kidlington +2 11 £500 +11.11%
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 90 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (55.26%) Amazon AWS
3 55 (48.25%) Java
4 50 (43.86%) TDD
4 50 (43.86%) Continuous Integration
5 45 (39.47%) QA
5 45 (39.47%) Scrum
6 41 (35.96%) JIRA
6 41 (35.96%) Web Services
7 38 (33.33%) Kanban
8 37 (32.46%) Salesforce.com
9 32 (28.07%) CSS
9 32 (28.07%) JavaScript
9 32 (28.07%) HTML
9 32 (28.07%) Open Source
9 32 (28.07%) BDD
10 30 (26.32%) Web Development
11 28 (24.56%) AngularJS
12 27 (23.68%) Pair Programming
13 26 (22.81%) Software Engineering
13 26 (22.81%) SOA
13 26 (22.81%) Jenkins
13 26 (22.81%) Confluence
14 21 (18.42%) Git (software)
15 20 (17.54%) HTML5
16 19 (16.67%) Web Application Development
16 19 (16.67%) Unit Testing
16 19 (16.67%) Maven
17 18 (15.79%) SQL
17 18 (15.79%) Regression Testing

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 26 (22.81%) Confluence
2 11 (9.65%) JBoss
3 10 (8.77%) WebSphere
4 6 (5.26%) Apache
5 5 (4.39%) IIS
6 4 (3.51%) Drupal
6 4 (3.51%) WordPress
7 1 (0.88%) nginx
7 1 (0.88%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.88%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 12 (10.53%) Magento
2 4 (3.51%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 63 (55.26%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (14.04%) SaaS
4 7 (6.14%) Amazon SQS
4 7 (6.14%) FinancialForce
5 6 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (4.39%) PaaS
7 2 (1.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.75%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.75%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.75%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.14%) HTTP
2 5 (4.39%) DNS
3 1 (0.88%) Network Security
3 1 (0.88%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.04%) MongoDB
2 15 (13.16%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.51%) MySQL
4 2 (1.75%) Big Data
4 2 (1.75%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.75%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 41 (35.96%) JIRA
2 26 (22.81%) Jenkins
3 21 (18.42%) Git (software)
4 19 (16.67%) Maven
5 16 (14.04%) Grunt
5 16 (14.04%) gulp
6 15 (13.16%) IntelliJ
6 15 (13.16%) JUnit
7 13 (11.40%) SoapUI
8 12 (10.53%) Talend Open Studio
9 10 (8.77%) Selenium
10 8 (7.02%) Cucumber
11 5 (4.39%) JMeter
12 4 (3.51%) LoadRunner
12 4 (3.51%) Subversion
12 4 (3.51%) WebDriver
13 2 (1.75%) Artifactory
13 2 (1.75%) Sonatype Nexus
13 2 (1.75%) VectorCAST
14 1 (0.88%) Protractor
General
1 16 (14.04%) Publishing
2 8 (7.02%) Finance
2 8 (7.02%) Marketing
3 6 (5.26%) Games
4 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 38 (33.33%) Developer
2 19 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 16 (14.04%) Analyst
3 16 (14.04%) Test Manager
4 15 (13.16%) JavaScript Developer
5 13 (11.40%) Agile Developer
5 13 (11.40%) Tester
6 12 (10.53%) Node.js Developer
6 12 (10.53%) Test Leader
7 11 (9.65%) AWS Developer
8 9 (7.89%) AWS Engineer
8 9 (7.89%) Salesforce Analyst
9 8 (7.02%) Administrator
9 8 (7.02%) Cloud Administrator
9 8 (7.02%) ERP Analyst
9 8 (7.02%) ERP Support
9 8 (7.02%) HTML CSS Developer
9 8 (7.02%) Salesforce Administrator
9 8 (7.02%) Salesforce Support
9 8 (7.02%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (35.96%) Web Services
2 32 (28.07%) CSS
2 32 (28.07%) HTML
3 28 (24.56%) AngularJS
4 20 (17.54%) HTML5
5 16 (14.04%) CSS3
5 16 (14.04%) Hystrix
5 16 (14.04%) React
6 15 (13.16%) Dropwizard
6 15 (13.16%) Scalatra
7 14 (12.28%) Play Framework
7 14 (12.28%) SOAP
8 13 (11.40%) LESS
8 13 (11.40%) Node.js
8 13 (11.40%) Sass
9 12 (10.53%) JSON
10 9 (7.89%) REST
11 8 (7.02%) Spring
12 7 (6.14%) Kafka
12 7 (6.14%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.65%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.51%) User Experience
3 3 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.75%) Semantic Web
5 1 (0.88%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.88%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.88%) Fintech
5 1 (0.88%) NHS
5 1 (0.88%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.14%) Linux
2 5 (4.39%) Windows
2 5 (4.39%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (43.86%) Continuous Integration
2 50 (43.86%) TDD
3 45 (39.47%) Scrum
4 38 (33.33%) Kanban
5 32 (28.07%) BDD
5 32 (28.07%) Open Source
6 30 (26.32%) Web Development
7 27 (23.68%) Pair Programming
8 26 (22.81%) SOA
8 26 (22.81%) Software Engineering
9 19 (16.67%) Unit Testing
9 19 (16.67%) Web Application Development
10 18 (15.79%) API Testing
10 18 (15.79%) Regression Testing
11 17 (14.91%) Test Management
11 17 (14.91%) Test Strategy
12 15 (13.16%) Domain-Driven Design
12 15 (13.16%) Front End Development
12 15 (13.16%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 55 (48.25%) Java
2 32 (28.07%) JavaScript
3 18 (15.79%) SQL
4 16 (14.04%) PHP
5 15 (13.16%) Groovy
6 5 (4.39%) Scala
7 3 (2.63%) C
8 2 (1.75%) C#
9 1 (0.88%) C++
9 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (10.53%) Degree
2 11 (9.65%) ISEB
2 11 (9.65%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (39.47%) QA
2 8 (7.02%) Data Quality
3 4 (3.51%) SLA
4 2 (1.75%) IEC 62304
4 2 (1.75%) MISRA
4 2 (1.75%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.88%) GCP
System Software
1 14 (12.28%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (13.16%) Terraform
2 6 (5.26%) Kubernetes
3 4 (3.51%) Ansible
4 3 (2.63%) Docker Swarm
4 3 (2.63%) Puppet
5 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.88%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 37 (32.46%) Salesforce.com
2 16 (14.04%) New Relic
3 12 (10.53%) Talend
4 8 (7.02%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
5 5 (4.39%) HP
6 4 (3.51%) Google
6 4 (3.51%) Infor
7 3 (2.63%) Oracle
8 2 (1.75%) SAP
8 2 (1.75%) Siebel
9 1 (0.88%) Splunk