The table below looks at the statistics for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Canary Wharf region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 23 19 52
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +33
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 1.50% 2.34% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 2.88% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate
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£560 £425 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.76% -22.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £32.75
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +18.32%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Canary Wharf region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Canary Wharf
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
111 104 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 83.46% 81.25% 84.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 80 248
Average daily rate £500 £450 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -21.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £315 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £700 £660
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £25.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +45.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the Canary Wharf region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Unit Testing across the Canary Wharf region.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf region citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Unit Testing.

1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Degree
1 5 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (80.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (80.00%) TDD
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum
2 4 (80.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) OOP
2 4 (80.00%) OO
3 3 (60.00%) HTML
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (60.00%) Pair Programming
3 3 (60.00%) Multithreading
3 3 (60.00%) HTML5
3 3 (60.00%) BDD
3 3 (60.00%) Quantitative Investing
4 2 (40.00%) Solace
4 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (40.00%) WCF
4 2 (40.00%) TeamCity
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (40.00%) Maven
4 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 2 (40.00%) Web Services
4 2 (40.00%) .NET
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle
4 2 (40.00%) C#
4 2 (40.00%) Tomcat

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf region citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Unit Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Maven
1 2 (40.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (20.00%) NUnit
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (40.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (40.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Java Web Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) HTML
1 3 (60.00%) HTML5
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (40.00%) WCF
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) SVG
3 1 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (20.00%) Middleware
3 1 (20.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) Visualisation
2 1 (20.00%) Derivative
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum
2 4 (80.00%) TDD
2 4 (80.00%) OOP
2 4 (80.00%) OO
3 3 (60.00%) Pair Programming
3 3 (60.00%) Quantitative Investing
3 3 (60.00%) Multithreading
3 3 (60.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) Data Visualisation
4 1 (20.00%) Analytics
4 1 (20.00%) System Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Document Management
4 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (20.00%) Web Development
4 1 (20.00%) SOA
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) Python
4 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) Solace
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Perforce