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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 38 40 23
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -17
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 3 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.06% 0.55% 2.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 0.67% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Average daily rate £475 £490 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.06% +50.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.95 £37.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+9.20% +10.29%
Unit Testing
Oxfordshire

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
247 297 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 86.97% 81.15% 74.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 197 82
Average daily rate £420 £450 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +23.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 7
Average hourly rate £67.50 £18.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+264.86% -50.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £11.63 £24.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £137.50 £24.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 2016, 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 13 (81.25%) TDD
2 12 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 11 (68.75%) MVC
4 10 (62.50%) C#
4 10 (62.50%) .NET
5 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (50.00%) OO
6 8 (50.00%) Refactoring
7 7 (43.75%) N-Tier
7 7 (43.75%) HTML
7 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET
7 7 (43.75%) CSS
7 7 (43.75%) XML
7 7 (43.75%) XSL
7 7 (43.75%) Ajax
8 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
8 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
8 6 (37.50%) Apache
8 6 (37.50%) BDD
9 5 (31.25%) Linux
10 4 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (25.00%) IBM
10 4 (25.00%) OLAP
10 4 (25.00%) MySQL
10 4 (25.00%) PHP
10 4 (25.00%) SQL
10 4 (25.00%) T-SQL
10 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (25.00%) AngularJS

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 6 (37.50%) Apache
2 3 (18.75%) IIS
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (25.00%) MySQL
2 4 (25.00%) OLAP
2 4 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (18.75%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (6.25%) Power BI
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (6.25%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.25%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (6.25%) Back Office
1 1 (6.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Developer
2 7 (43.75%) .NET Developer
3 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Architect
4 2 (12.50%) PHP Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Android Developer
5 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
5 1 (6.25%) CRM Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Data Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Data Scientist
5 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse Architect
5 1 (6.25%) ETL Architect
5 1 (6.25%) LAMP Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Mobile Developer
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Architect
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Data Warehouse Architect
5 1 (6.25%) WinForms Developer
5 1 (6.25%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) .NET
2 7 (43.75%) Ajax
2 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET
2 7 (43.75%) CSS
2 7 (43.75%) HTML
2 7 (43.75%) XML
2 7 (43.75%) XSL
3 4 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (18.75%) LAMP
5 2 (12.50%) WPF
6 1 (6.25%) jQuery
6 1 (6.25%) MDX
6 1 (6.25%) REST
6 1 (6.25%) WCF
6 1 (6.25%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) N-Tier
2 1 (6.25%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Windows
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 1 (6.25%) Android
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) TDD
2 11 (68.75%) MVC
3 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (50.00%) OO
4 8 (50.00%) Refactoring
5 6 (37.50%) BDD
6 3 (18.75%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (18.75%) Dependency Injection
6 3 (18.75%) DevOps
7 2 (12.50%) CRM
7 2 (12.50%) Demand Management
7 2 (12.50%) ITIL
8 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
8 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
8 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
8 1 (6.25%) ETL
8 1 (6.25%) OOP
8 1 (6.25%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 10 (62.50%) C#
3 4 (25.00%) PHP
3 4 (25.00%) SQL
3 4 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (6.25%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) Perl
4 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) IBM
3 3 (18.75%) VMware
4 1 (6.25%) Tableau
4 1 (6.25%) Xamarin