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 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unit Testing
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 48 47 61
Rank change year-on-year -1 +14  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 14 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 2.53% 1.01% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.20% 1.29% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 6
Median daily rate £500 £288 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +73.91% -52.08%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £347
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £44.85 £37.50
% change year-on-year -9.69% +19.60%  

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 437 388 574
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 79.02% 78.07% 84.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 305 371
Median daily rate £450 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £501 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 35
Median hourly rate £55.00 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +214.28% -30.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -2 6 £500 -
Kidlington - 1 £450 - 2
Unit Testing
South East

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 44 (83.02%) Java
2 43 (81.13%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (67.92%) TDD
3 36 (67.92%) Spring
4 35 (66.04%) SQL
5 34 (64.15%) Mockito
6 33 (62.26%) JUnit
6 33 (62.26%) Maven
6 33 (62.26%) Java EE
7 31 (58.49%) Continuous Integration
8 30 (56.60%) Jenkins
9 28 (52.83%) Cucumber
9 28 (52.83%) Pair Programming
9 28 (52.83%) Scrum
10 27 (50.94%) JBoss
11 26 (49.06%) WebSphere
12 25 (47.17%) GitHub
12 25 (47.17%) DevOps
13 23 (43.40%) BPEL
13 23 (43.40%) BPMN
14 22 (41.51%) WebSphere Application Server
15 19 (35.85%) JavaScript
16 18 (33.96%) Migration
16 18 (33.96%) WebSphere Process Server
17 17 (32.08%) Publishing
18 15 (28.30%) JMS
18 15 (28.30%) Software Engineering
19 14 (26.42%) Amazon AWS
20 13 (24.53%) Node.js
20 13 (24.53%) AngularJS

Unit Testing
Top Related 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 27 (50.94%) JBoss
2 26 (49.06%) WebSphere
3 22 (41.51%) WebSphere Application Server
4 18 (33.96%) WebSphere Process Server
5 11 (20.75%) Alfresco
6 8 (15.09%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (15.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (11.32%) nginx
8 3 (5.66%) ColdFusion
9 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (15.09%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (5.66%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 25 (47.17%) GitHub
2 14 (26.42%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (13.21%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (7.55%) Amazon ElastiCache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.66%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 34 (64.15%) Mockito
2 33 (62.26%) JUnit
2 33 (62.26%) Maven
3 30 (56.60%) Jenkins
4 28 (52.83%) Cucumber
5 8 (15.09%) Ant
5 8 (15.09%) Selenium
6 5 (9.43%) Git (software)
6 5 (9.43%) JIRA
7 3 (5.66%) Subversion
8 1 (1.89%) JMeter
8 1 (1.89%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (1.89%) LabVIEW
8 1 (1.89%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (1.89%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (32.08%) Publishing
2 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 44 (83.02%) Developer
2 27 (50.94%) Java Developer
3 13 (24.53%) Software Developer
4 12 (22.64%) Software Engineer
5 11 (20.75%) Java Engineer
6 10 (18.87%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 10 (18.87%) Java Software Developer
6 10 (18.87%) Java Software Engineer
7 8 (15.09%) Senior Developer
8 6 (11.32%) Agile Developer
8 6 (11.32%) AWS Developer
8 6 (11.32%) Node.js Developer
9 5 (9.43%) Angular Developer
9 5 (9.43%) Senior Java Developer
10 4 (7.55%) JavaScript Developer
10 4 (7.55%) QA Leader
10 4 (7.55%) Test Leader
11 3 (5.66%) E-Commerce Developer
11 3 (5.66%) HTML CSS Developer
11 3 (5.66%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (67.92%) Spring
2 33 (62.26%) Java EE
3 15 (28.30%) JMS
4 13 (24.53%) AngularJS
4 13 (24.53%) Node.js
5 10 (18.87%) REST
5 10 (18.87%) Web Services
5 10 (18.87%) XML
6 9 (16.98%) jQuery
6 9 (16.98%) React
6 9 (16.98%) Spring MVC
7 8 (15.09%) Grails
7 8 (15.09%) JSF
7 8 (15.09%) Play Framework
7 8 (15.09%) SOAP
8 7 (13.21%) Apache Camel
8 7 (13.21%) Hibernate
8 7 (13.21%) RESTful
9 6 (11.32%) EJB
9 6 (11.32%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.98%) Linux
2 2 (3.77%) Windows
3 1 (1.89%) Android
3 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (81.13%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (67.92%) TDD
3 31 (58.49%) Continuous Integration
4 28 (52.83%) Pair Programming
4 28 (52.83%) Scrum
5 25 (47.17%) DevOps
6 23 (43.40%) BPEL
6 23 (43.40%) BPMN
7 18 (33.96%) Migration
8 15 (28.30%) Software Engineering
9 10 (18.87%) MVC
10 8 (15.09%) Configuration Management
10 8 (15.09%) Process Improvement
10 8 (15.09%) SOA
11 7 (13.21%) BDD
11 7 (13.21%) Product Management
11 7 (13.21%) Regression Testing
12 6 (11.32%) Automated Testing
12 6 (11.32%) User Acceptance Testing
13 5 (9.43%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (83.02%) Java
2 35 (66.04%) SQL
3 19 (35.85%) JavaScript
4 8 (15.09%) XPath
5 4 (7.55%) C#
6 3 (5.66%) CFML
6 3 (5.66%) PHP
6 3 (5.66%) Python
7 2 (3.77%) Apex Code
7 2 (3.77%) Perl
8 1 (1.89%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.89%) Scala
8 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) Degree
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.21%) QA
2 4 (7.55%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 7 (13.21%) Ansible
1 7 (13.21%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (13.21%) Puppet
2 3 (5.66%) Terraform
3 2 (3.77%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 9 (16.98%) Oracle
2 3 (5.66%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.77%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (3.77%) Sophos
4 1 (1.89%) SAP
4 1 (1.89%) Talend