The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for Unit Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unit Testing
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 35 35 39
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 6 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 2.16% 0.84% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.76% 1.03% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 5
Median daily rate £500 - £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £343
% change year-on-year +4.66% +9.48%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £43.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -6.89% +16.00%  

Unit Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 217 195 323
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 78.06% 82.28% 87.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 155 235
Median daily rate £475 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.85% -3.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £140 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 11
Median hourly rate £55.00 £35.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.14% +47.36%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford citing Unit Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in Oxford

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in Oxford

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Oxford region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 25 (92.59%) Java
2 23 (85.19%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (81.48%) TDD
3 22 (81.48%) SQL
4 21 (77.78%) Jenkins
5 20 (74.07%) Mockito
5 20 (74.07%) Java EE
5 20 (74.07%) JUnit
5 20 (74.07%) Spring
5 20 (74.07%) Maven
6 19 (70.37%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (70.37%) Cucumber
7 18 (66.67%) GitHub
7 18 (66.67%) WebSphere
7 18 (66.67%) Pair Programming
7 18 (66.67%) Scrum
7 18 (66.67%) DevOps
8 17 (62.96%) JBoss
9 16 (59.26%) BPEL
9 16 (59.26%) BPMN
10 15 (55.56%) WebSphere Application Server
11 13 (48.15%) WebSphere Process Server
11 13 (48.15%) Migration
11 13 (48.15%) Publishing
12 12 (44.44%) Software Engineering
13 11 (40.74%) Alfresco
14 6 (22.22%) JMS
14 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
15 5 (18.52%) Selenium
15 5 (18.52%) Amazon AWS

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford 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 18 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 17 (62.96%) JBoss
3 15 (55.56%) WebSphere Application Server
4 13 (48.15%) WebSphere Process Server
5 11 (40.74%) Alfresco
6 2 (7.41%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (7.41%) nginx
6 2 (7.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (3.70%) ColdFusion
7 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 18 (66.67%) GitHub
2 5 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.70%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (77.78%) Jenkins
2 20 (74.07%) JUnit
2 20 (74.07%) Maven
2 20 (74.07%) Mockito
3 19 (70.37%) Cucumber
4 5 (18.52%) Selenium
5 2 (7.41%) Ant
5 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.70%) JIRA
6 1 (3.70%) LabVIEW
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (3.70%) Subversion
6 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (48.15%) Publishing
2 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (81.48%) Developer
2 17 (62.96%) Java Developer
3 12 (44.44%) Software Engineer
4 11 (40.74%) Java Engineer
4 11 (40.74%) Software Developer
5 10 (37.04%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 10 (37.04%) Java Software Developer
5 10 (37.04%) Java Software Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Agile Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Senior Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Agile Java Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Angular Developer
7 2 (7.41%) AWS Developer
7 2 (7.41%) J2EE Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (7.41%) SQL Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Test Leader
8 1 (3.70%) AWS Architect
8 1 (3.70%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (74.07%) Java EE
1 20 (74.07%) Spring
2 6 (22.22%) JMS
3 4 (14.81%) Apache Camel
3 4 (14.81%) EJB
3 4 (14.81%) Hibernate
3 4 (14.81%) RESTful
3 4 (14.81%) SOAP
3 4 (14.81%) Web Services
4 3 (11.11%) AngularJS
4 3 (11.11%) jQuery
4 3 (11.11%) Node.js
4 3 (11.11%) React
4 3 (11.11%) REST
4 3 (11.11%) XML
5 2 (7.41%) .NET
5 2 (7.41%) J2EE
5 2 (7.41%) J2SE
5 2 (7.41%) JSF
5 2 (7.41%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Linux
1 2 (7.41%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Android
2 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (85.19%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (81.48%) TDD
3 19 (70.37%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (66.67%) DevOps
4 18 (66.67%) Pair Programming
4 18 (66.67%) Scrum
5 16 (59.26%) BPEL
5 16 (59.26%) BPMN
6 13 (48.15%) Migration
7 12 (44.44%) Software Engineering
8 3 (11.11%) BDD
8 3 (11.11%) MVC
8 3 (11.11%) Process Improvement
8 3 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (7.41%) Automated Testing
9 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
9 2 (7.41%) Load Testing
9 2 (7.41%) Product Management
9 2 (7.41%) Regression Testing
9 2 (7.41%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 25 (92.59%) Java
2 22 (81.48%) SQL
3 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.41%) C#
4 2 (7.41%) XPath
5 1 (3.70%) CFML
5 1 (3.70%) MATLAB
5 1 (3.70%) Scala
5 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Ansible
1 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) SAP