Period
to 16 September 2019

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 16 September 2019 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
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 22 21 26
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5 -13
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 48 100 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 6.86% 8.17% 8.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.36% 9.27% 9.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 62 83
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £333 £363 £315
90th Percentile £525 £500 £538
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - £55.00
South East median hourly rate £28.68 £40.00 £45.39
% change year-on-year -28.31% -11.87% -2.91%

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 574 1,079 1,001
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 82.00% 88.15% 85.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 787 770
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +4.65% +4.24%
10th Percentile £160 £275 £260
90th Percentile £588 £600 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £434 £415
% change year-on-year +3.60% +4.67% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 44 22
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £22.08 £21.50 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.86% +11.27%
10th Percentile £17.59 £13.15 £12.08
90th Percentile £107.65 £53.38 £43.75
South East median hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year +22.00% +20.48% -8.79%

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 16 September 2019.

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 16 September 2019. 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 24 £425 - 9
Abingdon -2 15 £500 - 5
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 16 September 2019, 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 42 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (47.92%) Software Engineering
3 21 (43.75%) Azure
4 20 (41.67%) Mathematics
5 18 (37.50%) DevOps
5 18 (37.50%) Microservices
6 15 (31.25%) JavaScript
6 15 (31.25%) Git (software)
7 14 (29.17%) UX Design
7 14 (29.17%) Selenium
7 14 (29.17%) Visual Studio Team System
7 14 (29.17%) User Experience
8 13 (27.08%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (27.08%) Computer Science
8 13 (27.08%) Cucumber
8 13 (27.08%) CSS
8 13 (27.08%) Python
9 12 (25.00%) .NET
9 12 (25.00%) Go
9 12 (25.00%) Algorithms
9 12 (25.00%) GCP
10 11 (22.92%) Kubernetes
10 11 (22.92%) .NET Core
10 11 (22.92%) Docker
10 11 (22.92%) Unit Testing
10 11 (22.92%) Java
10 11 (22.92%) Configuration Management
11 10 (20.83%) C++
11 10 (20.83%) Google
11 10 (20.83%) Cypress Semiconductor

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 2 (4.17%) Confluence
1 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 21 (43.75%) Azure
2 12 (25.00%) GCP
3 7 (14.58%) AWS
4 2 (4.17%) PaaS
5 1 (2.08%) Amazon ECS
5 1 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (2.08%) AWS Fargate
5 1 (2.08%) GitHub
5 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) MQTT
2 1 (2.08%) DNS
2 1 (2.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 5 (10.42%) MongoDB
2 5 (10.42%) RethinkDB
3 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.08%) DB2
4 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.08%) Redis
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (31.25%) Git (software)
2 14 (29.17%) Selenium
2 14 (29.17%) Visual Studio Team System
3 13 (27.08%) Cucumber
4 10 (20.83%) SpecFlow
4 10 (20.83%) WebDriver
5 8 (16.67%) Mocha
5 8 (16.67%) TeamCity
6 5 (10.42%) PostCSS
6 5 (10.42%) webpack
7 3 (6.25%) MSBuild
8 2 (4.17%) Gradle
9 1 (2.08%) GitLab
9 1 (2.08%) JIRA
9 1 (2.08%) JMeter
9 1 (2.08%) SoapUI
9 1 (2.08%) Subversion
9 1 (2.08%) TestRail
9 1 (2.08%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (14.58%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 25 (52.08%) Developer
2 17 (35.42%) Software Engineer
3 8 (16.67%) Scientific Software Engineer
3 8 (16.67%) Web Developer
3 8 (16.67%) Web Engineer
4 7 (14.58%) Applications Developer
4 7 (14.58%) Applications Engineer
4 7 (14.58%) Web Applications Developer
4 7 (14.58%) Web Applications Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 4 (8.33%) Full Stack Developer
6 4 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
6 4 (8.33%) React Developer
6 4 (8.33%) Software Developer
6 4 (8.33%) UI Developer
7 3 (6.25%) .NET Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Test Automation Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) QA Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (27.08%) CSS
2 12 (25.00%) .NET
3 11 (22.92%) .NET Core
4 9 (18.75%) LESS
4 9 (18.75%) REST
4 9 (18.75%) Sass
4 9 (18.75%) Web Services
5 8 (16.67%) HTML
6 6 (12.50%) AngularJS
6 6 (12.50%) Node.js
6 6 (12.50%) Redux
7 5 (10.42%) Express
8 4 (8.33%) HTML5
8 4 (8.33%) jQuery
9 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET
9 3 (6.25%) React
9 3 (6.25%) RESTful
10 2 (4.17%) Gherkin
11 1 (2.08%) Elastic Stack
11 1 (2.08%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 14 (29.17%) User Experience
2 12 (25.00%) Algorithms
3 8 (16.67%) Data Structures
4 7 (14.58%) Life Science
5 1 (2.08%) Biotechnology
5 1 (2.08%) LIMS
5 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.17%) Linux
2 1 (2.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (47.92%) Software Engineering
3 20 (41.67%) Mathematics
4 18 (37.50%) DevOps
4 18 (37.50%) Microservices
5 14 (29.17%) UX Design
6 13 (27.08%) Computer Science
6 13 (27.08%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (22.92%) Configuration Management
7 11 (22.92%) Unit Testing
8 10 (20.83%) BDD
9 8 (16.67%) Build Automation
9 8 (16.67%) Complexity Analysis
9 8 (16.67%) Integration Testing
9 8 (16.67%) Physics
9 8 (16.67%) TDD
10 6 (12.50%) Regression Testing
10 6 (12.50%) Test Strategy
10 6 (12.50%) Web Development
11 5 (10.42%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (31.25%) JavaScript
2 13 (27.08%) Python
3 12 (25.00%) Go
4 11 (22.92%) Java
5 10 (20.83%) C++
6 9 (18.75%) C#
7 2 (4.17%) SQL
8 1 (2.08%) Fortran
8 1 (2.08%) MATLAB
8 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) Degree
2 4 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) GAMP
2 1 (2.08%) GDPR
2 1 (2.08%) GxP
System Software
1 11 (22.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (22.92%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.08%) Ansible
2 1 (2.08%) Grafana
2 1 (2.08%) HP ALM
2 1 (2.08%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (20.83%) Cypress Semiconductor
1 10 (20.83%) Google
2 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.08%) HP
3 1 (2.08%) IBM