Period
to 16 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

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.

Tester
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 94 85
Rank change year-on-year +25 -9 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 20 15 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.84% 1.24% 2.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.89% 1.29% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 26
Oxfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +100.00% -42.86%
10th Percentile £253 £210 £163
90th Percentile £500 £449 £425
South East median daily rate £398 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +13.57% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £13.20 £12.50 £34.37
% change year-on-year +5.60% -63.63% -12.70%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies in Oxfordshire with a recognized job title 1,059 1,164 1,227
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.25% 96.28% 97.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 768 907 874
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £262 £250 £216
90th Percentile £575 £600 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 31 45
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £18.25 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.35% - +8.73%
10th Percentile £13.75 £10.00 £11.10
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £37.25
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.55
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.96% +6.00%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Oxfordshire

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Oxfordshire

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Tester in Oxfordshire

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Oxfordshire

Tester
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 Tester within the Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 16 December 2018. 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 +22 11 £450 +9.09% 4
Burford - 2 £225 -
Kidlington - 1 £375 -
Tester
South East

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, Tester contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Tester in the job title.

1 13 (65.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 10 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (50.00%) Open Source
3 9 (45.00%) MSBuild
3 9 (45.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 9 (45.00%) Python
3 9 (45.00%) Software Testing
4 7 (35.00%) Test Strategy
5 6 (30.00%) Acceptance Criteria
5 6 (30.00%) Defect Tracking
5 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (30.00%) Regression Testing
5 6 (30.00%) Java
6 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Selenium
7 3 (15.00%) QA
7 3 (15.00%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (10.00%) Unix
8 2 (10.00%) Linux
8 2 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
8 2 (10.00%) Manual Testing
8 2 (10.00%) System Testing
8 2 (10.00%) SystmOne
8 2 (10.00%) Quote-to-Cash
9 1 (5.00%) SDLC
9 1 (5.00%) Node.js
9 1 (5.00%) OSCP
9 1 (5.00%) Cloud Native

Tester 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) SystmOne
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) NonStop SQL
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (45.00%) MSBuild
1 9 (45.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (15.00%) Selenium
3 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (5.00%) Automotive
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (5.00%) CSS
1 1 (5.00%) HTML
1 1 (5.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Blog
1 1 (5.00%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Linux
1 2 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 10 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (50.00%) Open Source
3 9 (45.00%) Software Testing
4 7 (35.00%) Test Strategy
5 6 (30.00%) Acceptance Criteria
5 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (30.00%) Defect Tracking
5 6 (30.00%) Regression Testing
6 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Manual Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Quote-to-Cash
7 2 (10.00%) System Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
8 1 (5.00%) BDD
8 1 (5.00%) Reverse Engineering
8 1 (5.00%) SDLC
8 1 (5.00%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) Python
2 6 (30.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) C#
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Salesforce.com