The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Test Engineer
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 48 -
Rank change year-on-year -11 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 2 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.36% 1.20% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 1.25% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Median daily rate £425 £344 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.63% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £310
% change year-on-year +2.94% +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £38.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year -22.58% +4.72%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 551 481 657
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 97.87% 96.39% 95.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 364 399
Median daily rate £375 £345 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.69% -8.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 26 62
Median hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Oxfordshire

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Engineer in Oxfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Engineer in Oxfordshire

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in Oxfordshire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Engineer in Oxfordshire

Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer in Oxfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Engineer in Oxfordshire

Test Engineer
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 Engineer within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 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 -7 1 £500 +29.03% 1
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, Test Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Oxfordshire region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) BDD
2 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (90.00%) Selenium
2 9 (90.00%) Cucumber
3 8 (80.00%) Git (software)
4 6 (60.00%) Java
5 5 (50.00%) TDD
5 5 (50.00%) Jenkins
6 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (40.00%) WebDriver
6 4 (40.00%) Publishing
6 4 (40.00%) PHP
6 4 (40.00%) QA
6 4 (40.00%) Subversion
7 3 (30.00%) JIRA
7 3 (30.00%) Ruby
7 3 (30.00%) FitNesse
7 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
7 3 (30.00%) JBehave
7 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (30.00%) Gherkin
7 3 (30.00%) Jasmine
7 3 (30.00%) Node.js
7 3 (30.00%) API Testing
8 2 (20.00%) Protractor
8 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (20.00%) Pair Programming
8 2 (20.00%) Scrum
8 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing

Test Engineer Skill Set
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 (10.00%) JBoss
1 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (90.00%) Cucumber
1 9 (90.00%) Selenium
2 8 (80.00%) Git (software)
3 5 (50.00%) Jenkins
4 4 (40.00%) Subversion
4 4 (40.00%) WebDriver
5 3 (30.00%) FitNesse
5 3 (30.00%) Jasmine
5 3 (30.00%) JBehave
5 3 (30.00%) JIRA
6 2 (20.00%) Protractor
7 1 (10.00%) Mocha
General
1 4 (40.00%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Gherkin
1 3 (30.00%) Node.js
2 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (10.00%) Behat
2 1 (10.00%) Chai
2 1 (10.00%) JSON
2 1 (10.00%) REST
2 1 (10.00%) RESTful
2 1 (10.00%) SOAP
2 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Android
1 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) BDD
2 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (50.00%) TDD
4 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (30.00%) API Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Pair Programming
6 2 (20.00%) Scrum
7 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Load Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
7 1 (10.00%) SDLC
7 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
7 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Time Management
7 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) PHP
3 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (30.00%) Ruby
4 1 (10.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) QA
2 1 (10.00%) Data Quality