Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire with a requirement for Test Scripting skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Scripting over the 6 months to 19 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.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 78 106
Rank change year-on-year -13 +28 -41
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 14 31 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.14% 2.44% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 2.80% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 30 3
Oxfordshire median daily rate £350 £200 £205
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +75.00% -2.44% -31.67%
10th Percentile £210 £176 £168
90th Percentile £411 £565 £300
South East median daily rate £350 £341 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £18.04 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -51.24% +27.59% +104.08%

Test Scripting 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 1021 1108 1091
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 83.01% 87.18% 81.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 832 801 799
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 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
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% +50.00%
10th Percentile £13.67 £14.35 £12.57
90th Percentile £77.50 £44.15 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.75 £26.55
% change year-on-year -14.02% +0.75% +51.71%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Oxfordshire

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Oxfordshire

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in Oxfordshire

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Oxfordshire

Test Scripting
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 Scripting within the Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 19 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 -16 5 £225 +12.50% 3
Kidlington -4 1 £408 -22.38%
Banbury - 1 - -
Test Scripting
South East

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting 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 Scripting.

1 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) SDLC
3 7 (50.00%) HP
3 7 (50.00%) Regression Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Software Testing
4 5 (35.71%) ISEB
4 5 (35.71%) Java
4 5 (35.71%) ISTQB
4 5 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
5 4 (28.57%) WebDriver
5 4 (28.57%) Cucumber
5 4 (28.57%) BDD
5 4 (28.57%) Gherkin
5 4 (28.57%) Selenium
5 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (28.57%) Data Protection
5 4 (28.57%) JIRA
5 4 (28.57%) QA
5 4 (28.57%) SQL
5 4 (28.57%) CRM
5 4 (28.57%) JUnit
5 4 (28.57%) SOA
5 4 (28.57%) TDD
5 4 (28.57%) JMeter
5 4 (28.57%) LoadRunner
5 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
5 4 (28.57%) API Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Confluence
5 4 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Test Scripting
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 (28.57%) Confluence
2 1 (7.14%) CMS
2 1 (7.14%) JBoss
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) SMS
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Cucumber
1 4 (28.57%) JIRA
1 4 (28.57%) JMeter
1 4 (28.57%) JUnit
1 4 (28.57%) LoadRunner
1 4 (28.57%) Selenium
1 4 (28.57%) WebDriver
2 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
1 3 (21.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Tester
2 5 (35.71%) Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Test Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Automation Tester
5 2 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Java Automation Tester
5 2 (14.29%) SAP Tester
6 1 (7.14%) Compliance Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Compliance Tester
6 1 (7.14%) CRM Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Data Compliance Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Data Protection Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Java Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 1 (7.14%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Financial Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Android
1 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) SDLC
3 7 (50.00%) Regression Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Software Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
4 5 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (28.57%) API Testing
5 4 (28.57%) BDD
5 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
5 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (28.57%) CRM
5 4 (28.57%) Data Protection
5 4 (28.57%) SOA
5 4 (28.57%) Software Delivery
5 4 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
5 4 (28.57%) TDD
6 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (14.29%) Logistics
6 2 (14.29%) Scrum
7 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) ISEB
1 5 (35.71%) ISTQB
2 4 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (21.43%) SAP