The first table below looks at the demand for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Oxfordshire region.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 42 48 47
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 8 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.66% 0.61% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.45% 0.85% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 4
Average daily rate
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£250 £353 £291
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.07% +21.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -12.16%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
327 354 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 67.84% 72.10% 67.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 237 189
Average daily rate £360 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £200 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 17 26
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £11.50 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £45.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Unit Testing
South East

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +2 5 £250 -28.57% 2
Thame - - - -
Wallingford - - - - 2
Abingdon - - - -
Bicester - - - -
Unit Testing
South East

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 (86.67%) MVC
1 13 (86.67%) .NET
2 12 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (80.00%) C#
2 12 (80.00%) HTML
2 12 (80.00%) ASP.NET
2 12 (80.00%) CSS
2 12 (80.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 11 (73.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 11 (73.33%) .NET Framework
3 11 (73.33%) jQuery
3 11 (73.33%) XML
4 8 (53.33%) Web Development
5 7 (46.67%) JSON
5 7 (46.67%) NUnit
5 7 (46.67%) Ajax
5 7 (46.67%) NHibernate
5 7 (46.67%) Razor View Engine
5 7 (46.67%) MSTest
6 6 (40.00%) Subversion
6 6 (40.00%) TDD
6 6 (40.00%) Scrum
7 5 (33.33%) Web Services
7 5 (33.33%) SQL
7 5 (33.33%) WCF
7 5 (33.33%) REST
7 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (26.67%) Kendo UI
8 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET Web API

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (6.67%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) NUnit
1 7 (46.67%) MSTest
2 6 (40.00%) Subversion
3 4 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (13.33%) Xcode
5 1 (6.67%) Mercurial
5 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (93.33%) Developer
2 11 (73.33%) .NET Developer
3 6 (40.00%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
3 6 (40.00%) Senior .NET Developer
3 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 6 (40.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (13.33%) iOS Developer
5 1 (6.67%) PHP Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Programmer
5 1 (6.67%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (6.67%) PHP Programmer
5 1 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (86.67%) .NET
2 12 (80.00%) HTML
2 12 (80.00%) ASP.NET
2 12 (80.00%) CSS
2 12 (80.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 11 (73.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 11 (73.33%) .NET Framework
3 11 (73.33%) jQuery
3 11 (73.33%) XML
4 7 (46.67%) JSON
4 7 (46.67%) Ajax
4 7 (46.67%) NHibernate
4 7 (46.67%) Razor View Engine
5 5 (33.33%) Web Services
5 5 (33.33%) WCF
5 5 (33.33%) REST
5 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 4 (26.67%) Kendo UI
6 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (26.67%) OOXML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) MVC
2 8 (53.33%) Web Development
3 6 (40.00%) TDD
3 6 (40.00%) Scrum
4 3 (20.00%) OO
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (13.33%) Memory Management
5 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
5 2 (13.33%) OOP
5 2 (13.33%) iOS Development
6 1 (6.67%) OOD
6 1 (6.67%) CRM
6 1 (6.67%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (80.00%) C#
2 5 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) Objective-C
4 1 (6.67%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.67%) PHP
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Telerik
2 2 (13.33%) Apple
2 2 (13.33%) Facebook
3 1 (6.67%) JD Edwards
3 1 (6.67%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle
Oxfordshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
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