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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 23 21 27
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +6
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 10 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 3.61% 3.94% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.88% 5.41% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 1
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£375 £419 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.44% +4.68%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.84% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -20.73%
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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
205 148 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 74.01% 72.91% 70.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 88 96
Average daily rate £350 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 13
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £27.50 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unit Testing across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 October 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 9 (90.00%) SQL
1 9 (90.00%) XML
1 9 (90.00%) XSLT
2 5 (50.00%) MVC
2 5 (50.00%) Oracle ADF
2 5 (50.00%) Scrum
2 5 (50.00%) SOA
2 5 (50.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 5 (50.00%) XQuery
2 5 (50.00%) Middleware
2 5 (50.00%) JMS
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Spring
2 5 (50.00%) JSF
2 5 (50.00%) Maven
2 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) C#
2 5 (50.00%) Java
2 5 (50.00%) Web Services
2 5 (50.00%) .NET
2 5 (50.00%) J2EE
2 5 (50.00%) Oracle
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (50.00%) Ant
2 5 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 5 (50.00%) Ajax
2 5 (50.00%) XPath
2 5 (50.00%) WCF
2 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 5 (50.00%) WebLogic
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Maven
1 5 (50.00%) Ant
2 4 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (40.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Middleware Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (90.00%) XML
1 9 (90.00%) XSLT
2 5 (50.00%) Oracle ADF
2 5 (50.00%) Middleware
2 5 (50.00%) JMS
2 5 (50.00%) Spring
2 5 (50.00%) JSF
2 5 (50.00%) Web Services
2 5 (50.00%) .NET
2 5 (50.00%) J2EE
2 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 5 (50.00%) Ajax
2 5 (50.00%) WCF
2 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (50.00%) REST
2 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 5 (50.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (40.00%) Kendo UI
3 4 (40.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (40.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) MVC
1 5 (50.00%) Scrum
1 5 (50.00%) SOA
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) XQuery
2 5 (50.00%) C#
2 5 (50.00%) Java
2 5 (50.00%) XPath
2 5 (50.00%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (40.00%) Telerik