Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 15 25 16
Rank change year-on-year +10 -9 +40
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 89 108 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 9.28% 8.83% 10.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.85% 10.22% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 94 101
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75% -11.11%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £200
90th Percentile £525 £652 £500
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £393
% change year-on-year +5.88% +8.28% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - £55.00 -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £48.70 £45.87
% change year-on-year -7.59% +6.16% +14.68%

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 820 1,057 1,069
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 85.51% 86.43% 87.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 599 836 764
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £291 £263 £213
90th Percentile £575 £609 £568
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 18 41
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £21.00 £21.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +24.29% -36.36%
10th Percentile £14.25 £15.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £77.50 £37.25
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £24.02 £22.50
% change year-on-year +12.41% +6.76% -21.05%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 0 41 £450 -5.26% 19
Abingdon - 24 - - 7
Kidlington -6 2 £450 -10.00%
Burford - 1 £450 -
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 53 (59.55%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (37.08%) User Experience
3 30 (33.71%) AngularJS
4 29 (32.58%) Microservices
5 28 (31.46%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (31.46%) UX Design
6 26 (29.21%) JavaScript
7 22 (24.72%) HTML
7 22 (24.72%) CSS
7 22 (24.72%) Software Engineering
7 22 (24.72%) Angular 2
8 21 (23.60%) Mathematics
8 21 (23.60%) Computer Science
9 19 (21.35%) Test Strategy
10 18 (20.22%) Go
10 18 (20.22%) Continuous Delivery
10 18 (20.22%) Visual Studio Team System
10 18 (20.22%) Open Source
11 17 (19.10%) Software Testing
11 17 (19.10%) Python
11 17 (19.10%) MSBuild
12 16 (17.98%) Web Application Development
12 16 (17.98%) Docker
12 16 (17.98%) Regression Testing
13 15 (16.85%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
14 14 (15.73%) Selenium
14 14 (15.73%) Test Scripting
15 13 (14.61%) Google
15 13 (14.61%) JIRA
15 13 (14.61%) Kubernetes

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 4 (4.49%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (13.48%) GitHub
2 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.62%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (5.62%) PaaS
4 2 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.12%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (1.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.12%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.12%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.12%) Data Lake
1 1 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.12%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.12%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.12%) Power BI
1 1 (1.12%) Qlik Sense
1 1 (1.12%) RethinkDB
1 1 (1.12%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (20.22%) Visual Studio Team System
2 17 (19.10%) MSBuild
3 14 (15.73%) Selenium
4 13 (14.61%) JIRA
5 9 (10.11%) Jenkins
6 6 (6.74%) Cucumber
7 4 (4.49%) Git (software)
7 4 (4.49%) webpack
8 3 (3.37%) Grunt
8 3 (3.37%) gulp
8 3 (3.37%) Jasmine
8 3 (3.37%) PhantomJS
8 3 (3.37%) Subversion
9 2 (2.25%) JMeter
9 2 (2.25%) LoadRunner
9 2 (2.25%) WebDriver
10 1 (1.12%) SpecFlow
10 1 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.12%) TeamCity
10 1 (1.12%) TestNG
General
1 10 (11.24%) Manufacturing
2 5 (5.62%) Finance
3 2 (2.25%) Publishing
4 1 (1.12%) Games
Job Titles
1 37 (41.57%) Developer
2 15 (16.85%) Test Engineer
3 14 (15.73%) Software Engineer
4 13 (14.61%) Tester
5 12 (13.48%) Automation Tester
6 11 (12.36%) Test Automation Engineer
7 10 (11.24%) Applications Developer
8 8 (8.99%) Web Applications Developer
8 8 (8.99%) Web Developer
9 7 (7.87%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 7 (7.87%) Software Developer
10 5 (5.62%) Angular Developer
10 5 (5.62%) Cloud Developer
10 5 (5.62%) Cloud Software Developer
10 5 (5.62%) Test Manager
11 4 (4.49%) Developer in Test
11 4 (4.49%) Integration Tester
11 4 (4.49%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
11 4 (4.49%) Senior Test Engineer
12 3 (3.37%) Stakeholder Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (33.71%) AngularJS
2 22 (24.72%) Angular 2
2 22 (24.72%) CSS
2 22 (24.72%) HTML
3 11 (12.36%) HTML5
4 9 (10.11%) Node.js
4 9 (10.11%) Web Services
5 8 (8.99%) Swagger
6 7 (7.87%) jQuery
7 5 (5.62%) WPF
8 4 (4.49%) .NET
8 4 (4.49%) LESS
8 4 (4.49%) React
8 4 (4.49%) Sass
9 3 (3.37%) Chai
9 3 (3.37%) CSS3
9 3 (3.37%) Kafka
10 2 (2.25%) Gherkin
11 1 (1.12%) Express
11 1 (1.12%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 33 (37.08%) User Experience
2 10 (11.24%) Life Science
3 7 (7.87%) Blog
4 5 (5.62%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.12%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.12%) Fintech
5 1 (1.12%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.49%) Linux
2 1 (1.12%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (59.55%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (32.58%) Microservices
3 28 (31.46%) Continuous Integration
3 28 (31.46%) UX Design
4 22 (24.72%) Software Engineering
5 21 (23.60%) Computer Science
5 21 (23.60%) Mathematics
6 19 (21.35%) Test Strategy
7 18 (20.22%) Continuous Delivery
7 18 (20.22%) Open Source
8 17 (19.10%) Software Testing
9 16 (17.98%) Regression Testing
9 16 (17.98%) Web Application Development
10 15 (16.85%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
11 14 (15.73%) Test Scripting
12 12 (13.48%) Acceptance Criteria
12 12 (13.48%) Defect Tracking
13 10 (11.24%) Front End Development
14 9 (10.11%) DevOps
14 9 (10.11%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 26 (29.21%) JavaScript
2 18 (20.22%) Go
3 17 (19.10%) Python
4 12 (13.48%) Java
5 9 (10.11%) C++
6 8 (8.99%) PHP
7 7 (7.87%) C#
8 5 (5.62%) SQL
9 3 (3.37%) TypeScript
9 3 (3.37%) VBA
10 1 (1.12%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.87%) QA
2 3 (3.37%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.37%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (17.98%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (14.61%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 13 (14.61%) Google
2 3 (3.37%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (2.25%) HP
4 1 (1.12%) Atlassian