The median contractor rate for a Tester was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 3 months to 26 June 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.

Tester
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 61 70
Rank change year-on-year +10 +9  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 17 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 2.69% 0.51% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.78% 0.53% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 2
Median daily rate £350 £400 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +8.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £380 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £430 £442
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £330 £300
% change year-on-year +0.75% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.54 £27.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year -50.76% -25.67%  

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 612 571 755
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 96.68% 97.11% 98.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 405 500
Median daily rate £415 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £150 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 34 44
Median hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -9.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.80 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £145.00 £32.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 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 3 months to 26 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 - 5 - - 3
Kidlington - 1 £408 - 1
Wallingford - 1 £300 -
Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 20 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 17 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (53.57%) Selenium
4 13 (46.43%) Test Scripting
5 11 (39.29%) BDD
6 10 (35.71%) Cucumber
6 10 (35.71%) WebDriver
7 9 (32.14%) Behat
7 9 (32.14%) QA
7 9 (32.14%) TDD
7 9 (32.14%) PHP
8 8 (28.57%) Java
8 8 (28.57%) JavaScript
8 8 (28.57%) Functional Testing
8 8 (28.57%) API Testing
9 7 (25.00%) SDLC
9 7 (25.00%) Regression Testing
9 7 (25.00%) Software Testing
9 7 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (21.43%) Scrum
10 6 (21.43%) JIRA
11 5 (17.86%) SQL
11 5 (17.86%) Jasmine
11 5 (17.86%) Web Testing
11 5 (17.86%) Node.js
12 4 (14.29%) Gherkin
12 4 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
12 4 (14.29%) HP
13 3 (10.71%) Configuration Management
13 3 (10.71%) ISEB

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.71%) Confluence
2 1 (3.57%) CMS
2 1 (3.57%) JBoss
2 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) MongoDB
2 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (53.57%) Selenium
2 10 (35.71%) Cucumber
2 10 (35.71%) WebDriver
3 6 (21.43%) JIRA
4 5 (17.86%) Jasmine
5 3 (10.71%) JMeter
5 3 (10.71%) JUnit
5 3 (10.71%) LoadRunner
5 3 (10.71%) Protractor
6 1 (3.57%) Mocha
6 1 (3.57%) SpecFlow
6 1 (3.57%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (10.71%) Publishing
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) Behat
2 5 (17.86%) Node.js
3 4 (14.29%) Gherkin
4 1 (3.57%) Chai
4 1 (3.57%) CSS
4 1 (3.57%) CSS3
4 1 (3.57%) HTML
4 1 (3.57%) HTML5
4 1 (3.57%) RESTful
4 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.57%) Fat Client
1 1 (3.57%) Life Science
1 1 (3.57%) Thin Client
1 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Android
1 2 (7.14%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 17 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (46.43%) Test Scripting
4 11 (39.29%) BDD
5 9 (32.14%) TDD
6 8 (28.57%) API Testing
6 8 (28.57%) Functional Testing
7 7 (25.00%) Regression Testing
7 7 (25.00%) SDLC
7 7 (25.00%) Software Testing
7 7 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (21.43%) Scrum
9 5 (17.86%) Web Testing
10 4 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
11 3 (10.71%) Configuration Management
11 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (10.71%) Manual Testing
11 3 (10.71%) SOA
11 3 (10.71%) Software Delivery
11 3 (10.71%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) PHP
2 8 (28.57%) Java
2 8 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 5 (17.86%) SQL
4 1 (3.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) ISEB
1 3 (10.71%) ISTQB
1 3 (10.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.57%) HND
3 1 (3.57%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (32.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) HP
2 3 (10.71%) New Relic
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) SAP