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 June 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.

Unit Testing
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 38 41
Rank change year-on-year +13 +3  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 22 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 6.73% 2.73% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.89% 3.43% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 0 2
Median daily rate £580 - £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.88 £43.00 £37.40
% change year-on-year -0.29% +14.97%  

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 279 233 281
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 85.32% 79.52% 84.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 178 225
Median daily rate £475 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +5.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £324 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 7
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.12% -64.44%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Oxford over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in Oxford

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 27 (96.43%) Agile Software Development
1 27 (96.43%) TDD
2 26 (92.86%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (89.29%) Pair Programming
3 25 (89.29%) Scrum
4 19 (67.86%) Java
4 19 (67.86%) SQL
4 19 (67.86%) Jenkins
5 18 (64.29%) GitHub
5 18 (64.29%) Mockito
5 18 (64.29%) Cucumber
5 18 (64.29%) DevOps
5 18 (64.29%) JUnit
5 18 (64.29%) WebSphere Application Server
5 18 (64.29%) JBoss
5 18 (64.29%) Spring
5 18 (64.29%) Maven
5 18 (64.29%) WebSphere
5 18 (64.29%) Java EE
6 16 (57.14%) BPEL
6 16 (57.14%) BPMN
7 14 (50.00%) Migration
7 14 (50.00%) WebSphere Process Server
8 11 (39.29%) Amazon AWS
8 11 (39.29%) Web Services
9 10 (35.71%) JavaScript
9 10 (35.71%) Software Engineering
10 9 (32.14%) HTML
10 9 (32.14%) CSS
11 8 (28.57%) Test Automation

Unit Testing
Co-occurring 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 (64.29%) JBoss
1 18 (64.29%) WebSphere
1 18 (64.29%) WebSphere Application Server
2 14 (50.00%) WebSphere Process Server
3 1 (3.57%) Alfresco
Business Applications
1 7 (25.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 18 (64.29%) GitHub
2 11 (39.29%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (67.86%) Jenkins
2 18 (64.29%) Cucumber
2 18 (64.29%) JUnit
2 18 (64.29%) Maven
2 18 (64.29%) Mockito
3 4 (14.29%) Selenium
4 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.57%) MSTest
General
1 5 (17.86%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 27 (96.43%) Developer
2 16 (57.14%) Java Developer
3 11 (39.29%) SQL Developer
4 10 (35.71%) Cloud Developer
5 8 (28.57%) Agile Developer
5 8 (28.57%) AWS Developer
6 7 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
6 7 (25.00%) Node.js Developer
7 4 (14.29%) AWS Engineer
7 4 (14.29%) E-Commerce Developer
7 4 (14.29%) HTML CSS Developer
7 4 (14.29%) HTML Developer
8 3 (10.71%) Angular Developer
8 3 (10.71%) JavaScript Engineer
9 2 (7.14%) .NET Developer
9 2 (7.14%) Java Engineer
9 2 (7.14%) Software Engineer
10 1 (3.57%) Agile Java Developer
10 1 (3.57%) Java Architect
10 1 (3.57%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (64.29%) Java EE
1 18 (64.29%) Spring
2 11 (39.29%) Web Services
3 9 (32.14%) CSS
3 9 (32.14%) HTML
4 8 (28.57%) JSON
5 7 (25.00%) AngularJS
5 7 (25.00%) CSS3
5 7 (25.00%) LESS
5 7 (25.00%) Node.js
5 7 (25.00%) Sass
6 4 (14.29%) Apache Camel
6 4 (14.29%) EJB
6 4 (14.29%) Hibernate
6 4 (14.29%) JMS
6 4 (14.29%) RESTful
6 4 (14.29%) SOAP
7 2 (7.14%) .NET
7 2 (7.14%) Ajax
8 1 (3.57%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Android
1 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (96.43%) Agile Software Development
1 27 (96.43%) TDD
2 26 (92.86%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (89.29%) Pair Programming
3 25 (89.29%) Scrum
4 18 (64.29%) DevOps
5 16 (57.14%) BPEL
5 16 (57.14%) BPMN
6 14 (50.00%) Migration
7 10 (35.71%) Software Engineering
8 8 (28.57%) Test Automation
9 7 (25.00%) API Development
9 7 (25.00%) E-Commerce
9 7 (25.00%) Kanban
9 7 (25.00%) Open Source
9 7 (25.00%) Web Development
10 2 (7.14%) MVC
11 1 (3.57%) BDD
11 1 (3.57%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 19 (67.86%) Java
1 19 (67.86%) SQL
2 10 (35.71%) JavaScript
3 7 (25.00%) PHP
4 2 (7.14%) C#
5 1 (3.57%) Scala
5 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Infor