The median contractor rate for a Tester was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 50 49 63
Rank change year-on-year -1 +14  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 10 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.83% 0.60% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.88% 0.62% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 2
Median daily rate £325 £350 £239
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +46.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £300 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £400 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -2.30% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £10.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.57 £44.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year -42.22% +36.15%  

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 533 481 647
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 97.62% 96.20% 95.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 372 399
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 21 56
Median hourly rate £14.50 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.00 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Tester in Oxfordshire

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 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 - 1 £175 - 4
Tester
South East

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 30 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (71.43%) Software Testing
2 25 (71.43%) Test Scripting
3 24 (68.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 21 (60.00%) ISTQB
4 21 (60.00%) ISEB
5 20 (57.14%) SQL
5 20 (57.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 20 (57.14%) SDLC
6 10 (28.57%) Selenium
7 7 (20.00%) PHP
8 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
8 6 (17.14%) WebDriver
8 6 (17.14%) Cucumber
8 6 (17.14%) JIRA
8 6 (17.14%) QA
9 5 (14.29%) Functional Testing
9 5 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (14.29%) BDD
9 5 (14.29%) TDD
10 4 (11.43%) Java
10 4 (11.43%) MySQL
10 4 (11.43%) Project Management
10 4 (11.43%) Jasmine
10 4 (11.43%) API Testing
10 4 (11.43%) Exploratory Testing
11 3 (8.57%) Protractor
11 3 (8.57%) New Relic
11 3 (8.57%) Jenkins
11 3 (8.57%) Web Services

Tester Skill Set
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.86%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) MySQL
2 3 (8.57%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (28.57%) Selenium
2 6 (17.14%) Cucumber
2 6 (17.14%) JIRA
2 6 (17.14%) WebDriver
3 4 (11.43%) Jasmine
4 3 (8.57%) Git (software)
4 3 (8.57%) Jenkins
4 3 (8.57%) Protractor
5 1 (2.86%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.86%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.86%) Subversion
5 1 (2.86%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (5.71%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) Behat
1 3 (8.57%) Web Services
2 2 (5.71%) Node.js
2 2 (5.71%) RESTful
3 1 (2.86%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.86%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
1 1 (2.86%) Fat Client
1 1 (2.86%) RIA
1 1 (2.86%) Thin Client
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (71.43%) Software Testing
2 25 (71.43%) Test Scripting
3 24 (68.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 20 (57.14%) SDLC
5 5 (14.29%) BDD
5 5 (14.29%) Functional Testing
5 5 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
5 5 (14.29%) TDD
6 4 (11.43%) API Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Exploratory Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Project Management
7 2 (5.71%) Automation Testing
7 2 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (5.71%) Defect Management
7 2 (5.71%) Front End Development
7 2 (5.71%) Pair Programming
8 1 (2.86%) Kanban
8 1 (2.86%) Manual Testing
8 1 (2.86%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (57.14%) SQL
2 7 (20.00%) PHP
3 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
4 4 (11.43%) Java
5 1 (2.86%) C#
Qualifications
1 21 (60.00%) ISEB
1 21 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 20 (57.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.86%) Degree
3 1 (2.86%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.14%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.86%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 3 (8.57%) New Relic
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