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 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 53 72
Rank change year-on-year -7 +19  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 8 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.28% 1.67% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 2.07% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 2
Median daily rate £391 £425 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.94% +37.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £333 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £575 £402
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £335
% change year-on-year -2.85% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +1.35% +21.31%  

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 512 482 606
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 82.05% 80.33% 80.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 350 417
Median daily rate £473 £415 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.85% +3.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £525 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 22
Median hourly rate £14.75 £16.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.81% -27.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £40.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 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 3 months to 27 June 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 -4 1 £415 -2.35% 1
Wallingford - 1 £300 -
Kidlington - 1 £408 -
Test Scripting
South East

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Test Automation
3 8 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (50.00%) SDLC
4 7 (43.75%) Regression Testing
5 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
5 6 (37.50%) JIRA
5 6 (37.50%) QA
5 6 (37.50%) Selenium
6 5 (31.25%) WebDriver
6 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
6 5 (31.25%) Gherkin
6 5 (31.25%) HP
7 4 (25.00%) LoadRunner
7 4 (25.00%) Java
7 4 (25.00%) JUnit
7 4 (25.00%) TDD
7 4 (25.00%) SOA
7 4 (25.00%) JMeter
7 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
7 4 (25.00%) Confluence
7 4 (25.00%) BDD
7 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (25.00%) API Testing
7 4 (25.00%) Software Delivery
7 4 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
8 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
8 3 (18.75%) Scrum
8 3 (18.75%) SQL

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 (25.00%) Confluence
2 1 (6.25%) CMS
2 1 (6.25%) JBoss
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) JIRA
1 6 (37.50%) Selenium
2 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
2 5 (31.25%) WebDriver
3 4 (25.00%) JMeter
3 4 (25.00%) JUnit
3 4 (25.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
4 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (12.50%) Publishing
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Tester
2 5 (31.25%) Software Tester
3 4 (25.00%) Manual Tester
3 4 (25.00%) UAT Tester
4 3 (18.75%) Automation Tester
5 2 (12.50%) Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Java Automation Tester
5 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Applications Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Java Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) QA Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) QA Tester
6 1 (6.25%) SAP Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Software QA Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) Gherkin
2 1 (6.25%) RESTful
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
1 1 (6.25%) Life Science
1 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
1 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Android
1 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Test Automation
3 8 (50.00%) SDLC
3 8 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (43.75%) Regression Testing
5 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
6 4 (25.00%) API Testing
6 4 (25.00%) BDD
6 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
6 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (25.00%) SOA
6 4 (25.00%) Software Delivery
6 4 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (25.00%) TDD
7 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Scrum
8 2 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
9 1 (6.25%) Cross-Browser Testing
9 1 (6.25%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) Java
2 3 (18.75%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) ISEB
1 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
2 2 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (6.25%) HND
3 1 (6.25%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (37.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) SAP