The table below looks at the statistics for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 42 22 35
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +13
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 7 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.61% 4.55% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 6.11% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 2
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£525 £463 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% +27.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £359 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £511 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £36.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+1.36% -18.88%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
354 131 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 81.57% 74.43% 73.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 74 108
Average daily rate £450 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 6
Average hourly rate £14.25 £23.75 £16.03
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +48.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.34 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.90 £29.50 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Unit Testing across the Oxford region.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the Oxford region.

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Unit Testing.

1 11 (91.67%) SQL
1 11 (91.67%) XML
1 11 (91.67%) XSLT
2 7 (58.33%) JMS
2 7 (58.33%) SOA
2 7 (58.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 7 (58.33%) XQuery
2 7 (58.33%) Middleware
2 7 (58.33%) Oracle ADF
2 7 (58.33%) Scrum
2 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) Linux
2 7 (58.33%) J2EE
2 7 (58.33%) Oracle
2 7 (58.33%) Java
2 7 (58.33%) Ant
2 7 (58.33%) WebLogic
2 7 (58.33%) Spring
2 7 (58.33%) JSF
2 7 (58.33%) Maven
2 7 (58.33%) Ajax
2 7 (58.33%) XPath
2 7 (58.33%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (58.33%) Oracle Fusion
2 7 (58.33%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (58.33%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
2 7 (58.33%) Oracle Identity Management
2 7 (58.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 7 (58.33%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (41.67%) REST

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Unit Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (58.33%) WebLogic
1 7 (58.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Ant
1 7 (58.33%) Maven
2 4 (33.33%) Subversion
2 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Middleware Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Lead Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Software Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (91.67%) XML
1 11 (91.67%) XSLT
2 7 (58.33%) JMS
2 7 (58.33%) Middleware
2 7 (58.33%) Oracle ADF
2 7 (58.33%) J2EE
2 7 (58.33%) Spring
2 7 (58.33%) JSF
2 7 (58.33%) Ajax
2 7 (58.33%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (41.67%) REST
3 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (41.67%) WCF
3 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET
3 5 (41.67%) .NET
3 5 (41.67%) Web Services
4 4 (33.33%) HTML
4 4 (33.33%) CSS
4 4 (33.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (33.33%) N-Tier
2 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) SOA
1 7 (58.33%) Scrum
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (58.33%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (41.67%) MVC
3 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 2 (16.67%) OO
5 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
5 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) SQL
2 7 (58.33%) XQuery
2 7 (58.33%) Java
2 7 (58.33%) XPath
2 7 (58.33%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
3 5 (41.67%) C#
Systems Management
1 7 (58.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 7 (58.33%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Oracle
2 4 (33.33%) Telerik