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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 55 48 61
Rank change year-on-year -7 +13  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 8 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.44% 0.60% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 0.77% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 7
Median daily rate £300 £313 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +5.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £283 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £393 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £340 £325
% change year-on-year -0.36% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £43.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year -21.83% +7.40%  

Test Scripting is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 438 390 573
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 79.06% 78.47% 84.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 306 370
Median daily rate £450 £400 £412
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -2.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 36
Median hourly rate £55.00 £17.50 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +214.28% -32.03%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 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
Abingdon - 3 £350 - 1
Oxford - 2 £180 - 2
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 28 (90.32%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (83.87%) User Acceptance Testing
3 22 (70.97%) Software Testing
4 20 (64.52%) ISTQB
4 20 (64.52%) SQL
4 20 (64.52%) ISEB
4 20 (64.52%) SDLC
5 18 (58.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (16.13%) Selenium
7 4 (12.90%) WebDriver
7 4 (12.90%) Cucumber
7 4 (12.90%) Functional Testing
7 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
8 3 (9.68%) Project Management
8 3 (9.68%) PHP
8 3 (9.68%) JIRA
8 3 (9.68%) TDD
8 3 (9.68%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Jasmine
8 3 (9.68%) Node.js
8 3 (9.68%) API Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Jenkins
8 3 (9.68%) BDD
8 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
8 3 (9.68%) QA
8 3 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (9.68%) Exploratory Testing
9 2 (6.45%) Protractor
9 2 (6.45%) RESTful
9 2 (6.45%) Pair Programming

Test Scripting
Top Related 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.23%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
1 1 (3.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Selenium
2 4 (12.90%) Cucumber
2 4 (12.90%) WebDriver
3 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
3 3 (9.68%) Jasmine
3 3 (9.68%) Jenkins
3 3 (9.68%) JIRA
4 2 (6.45%) Protractor
5 1 (3.23%) Mocha
5 1 (3.23%) SpecFlow
5 1 (3.23%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (3.23%) Finance
1 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (80.65%) Tester
2 8 (25.81%) Software Tester
3 4 (12.90%) Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Manual Tester
3 4 (12.90%) UAT Tester
4 3 (9.68%) Agile Tester
4 3 (9.68%) Automation Tester
4 3 (9.68%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) QA Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 2 (6.45%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (6.45%) Test Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Digital Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Digital Business Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) HR Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) HR Business Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) QA Test Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Software QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) Node.js
2 2 (6.45%) RESTful
3 1 (3.23%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.23%) Chai
3 1 (3.23%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.23%) SOAP
3 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.23%) Fat Client
1 1 (3.23%) Thin Client
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (90.32%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (83.87%) User Acceptance Testing
3 22 (70.97%) Software Testing
4 20 (64.52%) SDLC
5 4 (12.90%) Functional Testing
6 3 (9.68%) API Testing
6 3 (9.68%) BDD
6 3 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (9.68%) Exploratory Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Project Management
6 3 (9.68%) TDD
7 2 (6.45%) Pair Programming
7 2 (6.45%) Regression Testing
7 2 (6.45%) Scrum
8 1 (3.23%) Automated Testing
8 1 (3.23%) Quality Management
8 1 (3.23%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (3.23%) Systems Analysis
8 1 (3.23%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 20 (64.52%) SQL
2 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
3 3 (9.68%) PHP
4 2 (6.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 20 (64.52%) ISEB
1 20 (64.52%) ISTQB
2 18 (58.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.23%) Degree
3 1 (3.23%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 1 (3.23%) Remedy