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 25 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
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 53 68
Rank change year-on-year +15 +15  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 34 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 5.42% 1.87% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.59% 2.33% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 2 2
Median daily rate £580 £438 £478
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.57% -8.37%  
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 £42.50 £37.40
% change year-on-year +0.88% +13.63%  

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 516 472 616
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 82.30% 80.27% 80.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 347 413
Median daily rate £475 £415 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.45% +3.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £525 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 28
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £13.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +19.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 25 June 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 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 3 months to 25 June 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 +11 22 £580 +65.71% 5
Unit Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 25 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 46 (95.83%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (93.75%) TDD
3 44 (91.67%) Continuous Integration
4 42 (87.50%) Pair Programming
4 42 (87.50%) Scrum
5 35 (72.92%) Java
6 34 (70.83%) Spring
7 33 (68.75%) SQL
7 33 (68.75%) JBoss
7 33 (68.75%) Mockito
7 33 (68.75%) Jenkins
8 32 (66.67%) GitHub
8 32 (66.67%) Cucumber
8 32 (66.67%) DevOps
8 32 (66.67%) JUnit
8 32 (66.67%) WebSphere Application Server
8 32 (66.67%) Maven
8 32 (66.67%) Java EE
8 32 (66.67%) WebSphere
9 30 (62.50%) BPEL
9 30 (62.50%) BPMN
10 26 (54.17%) WebSphere Process Server
10 26 (54.17%) Migration
11 20 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
12 17 (35.42%) Web Services
13 16 (33.33%) JavaScript
14 13 (27.08%) HTML
14 13 (27.08%) CSS
14 13 (27.08%) Software Engineering
15 12 (25.00%) Test Automation

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 33 (68.75%) JBoss
2 32 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 32 (66.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 26 (54.17%) WebSphere Process Server
4 1 (2.08%) Alfresco
Business Applications
1 10 (20.83%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 32 (66.67%) GitHub
2 20 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.83%) NoSQL
2 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 33 (68.75%) Jenkins
1 33 (68.75%) Mockito
2 32 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 32 (66.67%) JUnit
2 32 (66.67%) Maven
3 6 (12.50%) Selenium
4 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.08%) JIRA
4 1 (2.08%) MSTest
4 1 (2.08%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 9 (18.75%) Publishing
2 1 (2.08%) Billing
Job Titles
1 44 (91.67%) Developer
2 26 (54.17%) Java Developer
3 17 (35.42%) Agile Developer
3 17 (35.42%) SQL Developer
4 11 (22.92%) AWS Developer
5 10 (20.83%) Cloud Developer
5 10 (20.83%) JavaScript Developer
5 10 (20.83%) Node.js Developer
6 7 (14.58%) Agile Java Developer
6 7 (14.58%) E-Commerce Developer
6 7 (14.58%) HTML CSS Developer
6 7 (14.58%) HTML Developer
7 6 (12.50%) Core Java Developer
8 4 (8.33%) AWS Engineer
9 3 (6.25%) .NET Developer
9 3 (6.25%) Angular Developer
9 3 (6.25%) Consultant
9 3 (6.25%) JavaScript Engineer
10 2 (4.17%) Senior Developer
10 2 (4.17%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (70.83%) Spring
2 32 (66.67%) Java EE
3 17 (35.42%) Web Services
4 13 (27.08%) CSS
4 13 (27.08%) HTML
5 11 (22.92%) AngularJS
5 11 (22.92%) JSON
6 10 (20.83%) CSS3
6 10 (20.83%) LESS
6 10 (20.83%) Node.js
6 10 (20.83%) Sass
7 8 (16.67%) SOAP
8 7 (14.58%) Apache Camel
8 7 (14.58%) Hibernate
8 7 (14.58%) JMS
8 7 (14.58%) RESTful
9 6 (12.50%) EJB
10 4 (8.33%) Ajax
11 3 (6.25%) .NET
12 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.08%) Android
1 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (95.83%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (93.75%) TDD
3 44 (91.67%) Continuous Integration
4 42 (87.50%) Pair Programming
4 42 (87.50%) Scrum
5 32 (66.67%) DevOps
6 30 (62.50%) BPEL
6 30 (62.50%) BPMN
7 26 (54.17%) Migration
8 13 (27.08%) Software Engineering
9 12 (25.00%) Test Automation
10 10 (20.83%) API Development
10 10 (20.83%) E-Commerce
10 10 (20.83%) Kanban
10 10 (20.83%) Open Source
10 10 (20.83%) Web Development
11 5 (10.42%) Process Management
12 4 (8.33%) MVC
13 2 (4.17%) BDD
14 1 (2.08%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 35 (72.92%) Java
2 33 (68.75%) SQL
3 16 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 10 (20.83%) PHP
5 3 (6.25%) C#
6 1 (2.08%) Python
6 1 (2.08%) Scala
6 1 (2.08%) VB
6 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.08%) VB6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (20.83%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (8.33%) Infor
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle
2 1 (2.08%) Talend