Period
to 18 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 6 months to 18 December 2018 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
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 30 55
Rank change year-on-year -38 +25 +29
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 26 92 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 2.40% 7.58% 4.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.77% 8.83% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 81 31
Oxfordshire median daily rate £400 £538 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.58% +2.38% +75.00%
10th Percentile £366 £381 £368
90th Percentile £473 £638 £615
South East median daily rate £446 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -0.83% +12.50% +10.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £51.00 £47.50 £48.75
% change year-on-year +7.37% -2.56% +2.63%

Unit Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 939 1,042 1,102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 86.54% 85.83% 88.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 684 827 784
Oxfordshire median daily rate £445 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.11% +4.05% +8.13%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £252
90th Percentile £575 £609 £550
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 17 38
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £20.00 £23.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.04% +26.03% -18.89%
10th Percentile £13.75 £13.98 £13.05
90th Percentile £50.75 £77.50 £37.93
South East median hourly rate £25.06 £23.14 £24.50
% change year-on-year +8.30% -5.55% -4.05%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

Job postings citing Unit Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in Oxfordshire

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in Oxfordshire

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in Oxfordshire

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in Oxfordshire

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 18 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -22 9 £433 -18.59% 4
Kidlington -1 7 £420 -16.00%
Carterton - 1 £380 - 1
Thame - 1 £350 - 1
Unit Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 24 (92.31%) Java
1 24 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (80.77%) Spring
3 16 (61.54%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (53.85%) Web Services
4 14 (53.85%) Kafka
4 14 (53.85%) Spring Boot
4 14 (53.85%) Kubernetes
5 13 (50.00%) Scrum
6 12 (46.15%) SQL Server
7 10 (38.46%) Quote-to-Cash
8 8 (30.77%) DevOps
8 8 (30.77%) Service Delivery
8 8 (30.77%) Software Engineering
9 7 (26.92%) Publishing
9 7 (26.92%) Open Source
10 6 (23.08%) NoSQL
10 6 (23.08%) Ansible
10 6 (23.08%) Event-Driven Architecture
10 6 (23.08%) Linux
11 5 (19.23%) Hibernate
11 5 (19.23%) SQL
11 5 (19.23%) J2EE
11 5 (19.23%) REST
11 5 (19.23%) Microservices
12 4 (15.38%) SDLC
12 4 (15.38%) Java 8
12 4 (15.38%) Oracle
12 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
12 4 (15.38%) Billing

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 1 (3.85%) Confluence
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.85%) GitHub
2 1 (3.85%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 6 (23.08%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) JUnit
1 3 (11.54%) Maven
1 3 (11.54%) Mockito
2 2 (7.69%) Ant
2 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.69%) Moq
3 1 (3.85%) JIRA
3 1 (3.85%) JProfiler
3 1 (3.85%) VisualVM
3 1 (3.85%) YourKit
General
1 7 (26.92%) Publishing
2 4 (15.38%) Billing
3 1 (3.85%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (92.31%) Developer
2 21 (80.77%) Java Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Software Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Agile Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Agile Java Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Java Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Java Software Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Java Software Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) NoSQL Developer
4 4 (15.38%) NoSQL Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (7.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (7.69%) C# Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (80.77%) Spring
2 14 (53.85%) Kafka
2 14 (53.85%) Spring Boot
2 14 (53.85%) Web Services
3 5 (19.23%) Hibernate
3 5 (19.23%) J2EE
3 5 (19.23%) REST
4 4 (15.38%) jQuery
5 3 (11.54%) HTML
5 3 (11.54%) HTML5
5 3 (11.54%) Node.js
6 2 (7.69%) .NET
6 2 (7.69%) .NET Framework
6 2 (7.69%) ADO.NET
6 2 (7.69%) AngularJS
6 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET
6 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (7.69%) Middleware
6 2 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (61.54%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (50.00%) Scrum
4 10 (38.46%) Quote-to-Cash
5 8 (30.77%) DevOps
5 8 (30.77%) Service Delivery
5 8 (30.77%) Software Engineering
6 7 (26.92%) Open Source
7 6 (23.08%) Event-Driven Architecture
8 5 (19.23%) Microservices
9 4 (15.38%) SDLC
10 3 (11.54%) Deployment Automation
10 3 (11.54%) TDD
11 2 (7.69%) BDD
11 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
11 2 (7.69%) Continuous Deployment
11 2 (7.69%) Dependency Injection
11 2 (7.69%) MVC
12 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
12 1 (3.85%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (92.31%) Java
2 5 (19.23%) SQL
3 4 (15.38%) Java 8
3 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.69%) C#
4 2 (7.69%) Groovy
4 2 (7.69%) PL/SQL
4 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
4 2 (7.69%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.85%) Python
5 1 (3.85%) Scala
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (53.85%) Kubernetes
2 6 (23.08%) Ansible
3 3 (11.54%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (11.54%) Puppet
4 1 (3.85%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle
2 3 (11.54%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft