Period
to 21 May 2019

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 21 May 2019 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
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 59 54 52
Rank change year-on-year -5 -2 +26
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 14 46 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.78% 3.79% 3.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% 4.28% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 29 38
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £538 £580
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.28% -7.33% +45.00%
10th Percentile £374 £363 £450
90th Percentile £556 £590 £600
South East median daily rate £449 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -0.28% +5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £51.00 £57.00
% change year-on-year -11.76% -10.53% +8.06%

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 664 1,075 965
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 84.37% 88.48% 83.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 782 684
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £200 £263 £244
90th Percentile £588 £600 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £435 £415
% change year-on-year +3.45% +4.82% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 26 41
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £23.22 £27.75 £17.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.34% +59.21% -0.40%
10th Percentile £17.91 £14.06 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.63 £55.63 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% +4.76% -9.68%

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 21 May 2019.

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 21 May 2019. 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 -1 7 £538 - 3
Abingdon - 1 - -
Carterton - 1 £380 -
Unit Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, 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 11 (78.57%) Java
2 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) Git (software)
3 7 (50.00%) TeamCity
3 7 (50.00%) REST
3 7 (50.00%) Docker
3 7 (50.00%) DevOps
3 7 (50.00%) Spring
3 7 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (50.00%) Python
4 6 (42.86%) Linux
5 5 (35.71%) C++
5 5 (35.71%) HTML
5 5 (35.71%) SQL
5 5 (35.71%) Software Engineering
6 4 (28.57%) Ruby
6 4 (28.57%) Maven
6 4 (28.57%) Artificial Intelligence
6 4 (28.57%) TDD
6 4 (28.57%) Pair Programming
6 4 (28.57%) LAMP
6 4 (28.57%) Jetty
6 4 (28.57%) Performance Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Java SE
6 4 (28.57%) Refactoring
6 4 (28.57%) IntelliJ
6 4 (28.57%) FTP
6 4 (28.57%) HTTP
6 4 (28.57%) DNS
6 4 (28.57%) Windows

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 4 (28.57%) Apache
1 4 (28.57%) Apache Spark
1 4 (28.57%) ColdFusion
1 4 (28.57%) Jetty
2 1 (7.14%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (28.57%) Datadog
2 3 (21.43%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (7.14%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (7.14%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) DNS
1 4 (28.57%) FTP
1 4 (28.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) MySQL
1 4 (28.57%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) Git (software)
2 7 (50.00%) TeamCity
3 4 (28.57%) GoCD
3 4 (28.57%) Gradle
3 4 (28.57%) IntelliJ
3 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 4 (28.57%) Maven
4 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
4 3 (21.43%) Mocha
4 3 (21.43%) Selenium
4 3 (21.43%) SpecFlow
4 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (21.43%) WebDriver
5 1 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 3 (21.43%) Publishing
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Developer
2 7 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 5 (35.71%) Software Engineer
4 4 (28.57%) Java Scala Developer
4 4 (28.57%) Scala Developer
5 3 (21.43%) HTML Developer
5 3 (21.43%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (21.43%) Scientific Software Engineer
5 3 (21.43%) SQL Developer
6 2 (14.29%) Embedded Engineer
6 2 (14.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 1 (7.14%) Agile Java Developer
7 1 (7.14%) Consultant
7 1 (7.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 1 (7.14%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (7.14%) Senior Support Consultant
7 1 (7.14%) Senior Technical Consultant
7 1 (7.14%) Senior Technical Support
7 1 (7.14%) Technical Support
7 1 (7.14%) Technical Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) REST
1 7 (50.00%) Spring
2 5 (35.71%) HTML
3 4 (28.57%) Dropwizard
3 4 (28.57%) Java SE
3 4 (28.57%) Kafka
3 4 (28.57%) Lambda Expressions
3 4 (28.57%) LAMP
3 4 (28.57%) Spring Boot
4 3 (21.43%) .NET
4 3 (21.43%) .NET Core
4 3 (21.43%) Hibernate
4 3 (21.43%) J2EE
5 2 (14.29%) Web Services
6 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
6 1 (7.14%) CSS
6 1 (7.14%) CSS3
6 1 (7.14%) JSON
6 1 (7.14%) LESS
6 1 (7.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Replication
2 3 (21.43%) Algorithms
2 3 (21.43%) Data Structures
3 1 (7.14%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Linux
2 4 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (14.29%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (50.00%) DevOps
3 5 (35.71%) Software Engineering
4 4 (28.57%) Artificial Intelligence
4 4 (28.57%) ATDD
4 4 (28.57%) BDD
4 4 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (28.57%) Domain-Driven Design
4 4 (28.57%) Functional Programming
4 4 (28.57%) Machine Learning
4 4 (28.57%) OO
4 4 (28.57%) OOP
4 4 (28.57%) OWASP
4 4 (28.57%) Pair Programming
4 4 (28.57%) Performance Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Refactoring
4 4 (28.57%) SOLID
4 4 (28.57%) TDD
4 4 (28.57%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) Java
2 7 (50.00%) Python
3 5 (35.71%) C++
3 5 (35.71%) SQL
4 4 (28.57%) Java 9
4 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 4 (28.57%) Kotlin
4 4 (28.57%) Perl
4 4 (28.57%) PHP
4 4 (28.57%) Ruby
4 4 (28.57%) Scala
5 3 (21.43%) Go
6 1 (7.14%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) Graphite
1 4 (28.57%) Kibana
1 4 (28.57%) logstash
1 4 (28.57%) Nagios
1 4 (28.57%) StatsD
1 4 (28.57%) Terraform
2 3 (21.43%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) New Relic
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle
2 3 (21.43%) Cypress Semiconductor
2 3 (21.43%) Google
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft