The first table below looks at the demand for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the City of London region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 113 117 108
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -9
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 86 110 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.46% 1.55% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 2.04% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 82 96
Average daily rate
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£450 £444 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% -1.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £314 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £59.00 £57.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.72%
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4452 5405 5840
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.69% 76.06% 74.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3298 4052 4356
Average daily rate £450 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £301 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 97 84
Average hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.60 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £50.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Unit Testing
London

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unit Testing across the City of London region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the City of London region.

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 69 (34.33%) Java
2 65 (32.34%) C#
2 65 (32.34%) .NET
2 65 (32.34%) Web Services
3 56 (27.86%) HTML
4 53 (26.37%) SQL Server
4 53 (26.37%) Finance
5 52 (25.87%) MVC
5 52 (25.87%) SQL
6 50 (24.88%) Banking
7 45 (22.39%) CSS
8 44 (21.89%) Scrum
9 43 (21.39%) ASP.NET
10 41 (20.40%) JavaScript
10 41 (20.40%) TDD
10 41 (20.40%) Continuous Integration
11 40 (19.90%) Agile Software Development
12 38 (18.91%) jQuery
13 37 (18.41%) Oracle
13 37 (18.41%) OO
14 35 (17.41%) J2EE
15 34 (16.92%) Spring
16 33 (16.42%) XML
17 30 (14.93%) Microsoft
18 28 (13.93%) Maven
19 25 (12.44%) Hibernate
19 25 (12.44%) SOAP
20 24 (11.94%) Software Engineering
20 24 (11.94%) SQL Server 2008
20 24 (11.94%) Git (software)

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 11 (5.47%) Node.js
2 9 (4.48%) Apache
3 8 (3.98%) IIS
4 7 (3.48%) SharePoint
4 7 (3.48%) Oracle Coherence
5 6 (2.99%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (2.49%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (1.99%) Adobe CQ
7 4 (1.99%) Apache Solr
7 4 (1.99%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.99%) CMS
8 3 (1.49%) Umbraco
8 3 (1.49%) Liferay
8 3 (1.49%) Kentico
8 3 (1.49%) Apache ServiceMix
9 2 (1.00%) Apache Pig
9 2 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (1.00%) nginx
10 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (2.99%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.99%) Markit EDM
2 4 (1.99%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (1.99%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.49%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (1.49%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (1.49%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (1.49%) Oracle Assets
3 3 (1.49%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 2 (1.00%) Oracle iProcurement
4 2 (1.00%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (1.00%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.50%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 18 (8.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.98%) SaaS
2 8 (3.98%) PaaS
3 7 (3.48%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (2.49%) IaaS
5 3 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.50%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.50%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.47%) HTTP
2 7 (3.48%) Internet
3 4 (1.99%) SSL
4 2 (1.00%) tcpdump
4 2 (1.00%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.50%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.50%) FTP
5 1 (0.50%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (26.37%) SQL Server
2 24 (11.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (8.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (7.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (6.97%) Oracle Database
6 13 (6.47%) Relational Database
7 11 (5.47%) MySQL
7 11 (5.47%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (3.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (3.48%) NoSQL
9 7 (3.48%) MongoDB
10 5 (2.49%) RDBMS
10 5 (2.49%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (2.49%) PerformancePoint
11 4 (1.99%) Oracle ODI
11 4 (1.99%) QlikView
11 4 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (1.99%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (1.49%) JasperReports
12 3 (1.49%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 28 (13.93%) Maven
2 24 (11.94%) Git (software)
2 24 (11.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (11.44%) NUnit
3 23 (11.44%) JUnit
4 17 (8.46%) TeamCity
5 15 (7.46%) Jenkins
5 15 (7.46%) Visual Studio
6 12 (5.97%) Subversion
7 10 (4.98%) Selenium
7 10 (4.98%) Ant
8 9 (4.48%) CruiseControl
8 9 (4.48%) JIRA
8 9 (4.48%) Moq
8 9 (4.48%) Mockito
9 8 (3.98%) Apache Ivy
10 7 (3.48%) jMock
11 6 (2.99%) Rhino Mocks
12 5 (2.49%) Bugzilla
12 5 (2.49%) Jasmine
General
1 53 (26.37%) Finance
2 50 (24.88%) Banking
3 22 (10.95%) Investment Banking
4 16 (7.96%) Marketing
5 14 (6.97%) Front Office
6 9 (4.48%) Retail
7 7 (3.48%) Advertising
8 5 (2.49%) Games
9 4 (1.99%) Publishing
9 4 (1.99%) Legal
10 3 (1.49%) Billing
11 2 (1.00%) Telecoms
11 2 (1.00%) Manufacturing
11 2 (1.00%) Financial Institution
11 2 (1.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 152 (75.62%) Developer
2 31 (15.42%) .NET Developer
3 29 (14.43%) Senior Developer
4 26 (12.94%) Java Developer
5 19 (9.45%) C# Developer
5 19 (9.45%) ASP.NET Developer
6 12 (5.97%) C# .NET Developer
7 11 (5.47%) Architect
8 10 (4.98%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 9 (4.48%) Senior Java Developer
10 8 (3.98%) Analyst
10 8 (3.98%) HTML Developer
10 8 (3.98%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 6 (2.99%) iOS Developer
11 6 (2.99%) Software Engineer
11 6 (2.99%) Web Developer
11 6 (2.99%) Lead Developer
12 5 (2.49%) PHP Developer
12 5 (2.49%) Python Developer
12 5 (2.49%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (32.34%) .NET
1 65 (32.34%) Web Services
2 56 (27.86%) HTML
3 45 (22.39%) CSS
4 43 (21.39%) ASP.NET
5 38 (18.91%) jQuery
6 35 (17.41%) J2EE
7 34 (16.92%) Spring
8 33 (16.42%) XML
9 25 (12.44%) Hibernate
9 25 (12.44%) SOAP
10 24 (11.94%) ASP.NET MVC
11 20 (9.95%) HTML5
12 19 (9.45%) .NET Framework
13 18 (8.96%) REST
14 17 (8.46%) JSON
15 16 (7.96%) WCF
16 13 (6.47%) JMS
16 13 (6.47%) CSS3
16 13 (6.47%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.47%) Computer Science
2 10 (4.98%) W3C
3 9 (4.48%) Open Source
4 8 (3.98%) Mathematics
5 7 (3.48%) Market Risk
5 7 (3.48%) Mobile Payment
6 5 (2.49%) Derivative
6 5 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.99%) Visualisation
7 4 (1.99%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.99%) Equities
8 3 (1.49%) GIS
8 3 (1.49%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.49%) Equity Derivative
8 3 (1.49%) FMCG
8 3 (1.49%) Inversion of Control
8 3 (1.49%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.00%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.00%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (1.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.45%) Windows
2 14 (6.97%) Linux
3 7 (3.48%) UNIX
3 7 (3.48%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.99%) Android
5 1 (0.50%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.50%) Debian
5 1 (0.50%) zOS
5 1 (0.50%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.50%) CentOS
5 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.50%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.50%) Windows Phone 7
5 1 (0.50%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (25.87%) MVC
2 44 (21.89%) Scrum
3 41 (20.40%) TDD
3 41 (20.40%) Continuous Integration
4 40 (19.90%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (18.41%) OO
6 24 (11.94%) Software Engineering
7 20 (9.95%) OOP
8 19 (9.45%) E-Commerce
9 18 (8.96%) SOA
10 15 (7.46%) Refactoring
10 15 (7.46%) Multithreading
10 15 (7.46%) BDD
11 12 (5.97%) Web Development
12 11 (5.47%) Business Analysis
12 11 (5.47%) UML
13 10 (4.98%) Workflow
14 9 (4.48%) Migration
14 9 (4.48%) Software Testing
14 9 (4.48%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 69 (34.33%) Java
2 65 (32.34%) C#
3 52 (25.87%) SQL
4 41 (20.40%) JavaScript
5 14 (6.97%) Python
6 13 (6.47%) PHP
7 10 (4.98%) PL/SQL
8 9 (4.48%) T-SQL
9 8 (3.98%) C++
9 8 (3.98%) Objective-C
10 7 (3.48%) Shell Script
10 7 (3.48%) C
11 5 (2.49%) Ruby
12 4 (1.99%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.49%) XAML
13 3 (1.49%) Perl
13 3 (1.49%) VB
13 3 (1.49%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.49%) VBA
14 2 (1.00%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 22 (10.95%) Degree
2 7 (3.48%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.99%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.49%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (1.00%) MCT
6 1 (0.50%) ISEB
6 1 (0.50%) MCSE
6 1 (0.50%) MCSD
6 1 (0.50%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.46%) QA
2 10 (4.98%) WAI
3 1 (0.50%) SLA
3 1 (0.50%) HL7
3 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (1.99%) RACF
2 3 (1.49%) HDFS
3 1 (0.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.50%) Varnish
3 1 (0.50%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 5 (2.49%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.49%) Puppet
3 2 (1.00%) Vagrant
3 2 (1.00%) Oozie
4 1 (0.50%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.50%) Ansible
Vendors
1 37 (18.41%) Oracle
2 30 (14.93%) Microsoft
3 6 (2.99%) Telerik
4 5 (2.49%) Google
4 5 (2.49%) ATG
5 4 (1.99%) Adobe
5 4 (1.99%) Apple
5 4 (1.99%) MKS
6 3 (1.49%) Zend
6 3 (1.49%) hybris
7 2 (1.00%) Akamai
7 2 (1.00%) Cloudera
7 2 (1.00%) WSO2
7 2 (1.00%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.00%) EPiServer
7 2 (1.00%) Syncfusion
7 2 (1.00%) JBoss
8 1 (0.50%) VMware
8 1 (0.50%) Infragistics
8 1 (0.50%) Charles River
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