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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 112 116 117
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 83 105 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.46% 1.49% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 1.96% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 75 91
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£450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £325 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £353 £330
% change year-on-year
-0.70% +6.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £59.00 £57.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -10.13%
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4300 5344 5715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.54% 75.69% 74.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3195 4002 4241
Average daily rate £450 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £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 44 101 80
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.97 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.19% +9.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.40 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.23 £59.00 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%
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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 11 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 11 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 74 (35.75%) Java
2 68 (32.85%) .NET
3 66 (31.88%) C#
4 61 (29.47%) HTML
5 60 (28.99%) Web Services
6 55 (26.57%) Banking
7 54 (26.09%) Finance
8 53 (25.60%) SQL
9 51 (24.64%) SQL Server
10 49 (23.67%) MVC
11 48 (23.19%) Scrum
11 48 (23.19%) CSS
12 45 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
13 44 (21.26%) TDD
14 42 (20.29%) ASP.NET
15 41 (19.81%) JavaScript
15 41 (19.81%) Agile Software Development
16 40 (19.32%) OO
17 39 (18.84%) jQuery
18 36 (17.39%) Spring
19 34 (16.43%) XML
19 34 (16.43%) J2EE
19 34 (16.43%) Oracle
20 29 (14.01%) Microsoft
21 28 (13.53%) Hibernate
21 28 (13.53%) Maven
22 26 (12.56%) Software Engineering
23 25 (12.08%) JUnit
23 25 (12.08%) SOAP
23 25 (12.08%) HTML5

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

For the 6 months to 11 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 (5.31%) Node.js
2 9 (4.35%) Apache
3 8 (3.86%) IIS
4 7 (3.38%) SharePoint
4 7 (3.38%) Oracle Coherence
5 6 (2.90%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (2.90%) Apache Solr
6 4 (1.93%) Adobe CQ
6 4 (1.93%) CMS
6 4 (1.93%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (1.93%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.45%) Umbraco
7 3 (1.45%) Liferay
7 3 (1.45%) Kentico
7 3 (1.45%) Apache ServiceMix
8 2 (0.97%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.97%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.97%) nginx
8 2 (0.97%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.48%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 7 (3.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.93%) Markit EDM
3 3 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.45%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.97%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.97%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.97%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.97%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (0.97%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.48%) Magento
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.86%) SaaS
2 8 (3.86%) PaaS
3 7 (3.38%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (2.42%) IaaS
5 3 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.48%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.31%) HTTP
2 7 (3.38%) Internet
3 4 (1.93%) SSL
4 2 (0.97%) Wireshark
4 2 (0.97%) tcpdump
5 1 (0.48%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.48%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (24.64%) SQL Server
2 24 (11.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (7.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (6.28%) Oracle Database
5 13 (6.28%) Relational Database
6 11 (5.31%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (3.86%) MySQL
7 8 (3.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (3.86%) NoSQL
8 7 (3.38%) MongoDB
9 5 (2.42%) PerformancePoint
9 5 (2.42%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.93%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (1.93%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (1.93%) QlikView
10 4 (1.93%) Oracle ODI
11 3 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (1.45%) KDB
11 3 (1.45%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 28 (13.53%) Maven
2 25 (12.08%) JUnit
3 24 (11.59%) NUnit
4 22 (10.63%) Git (software)
4 22 (10.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 19 (9.18%) TeamCity
6 16 (7.73%) Jenkins
7 14 (6.76%) Visual Studio
8 12 (5.80%) Subversion
9 11 (5.31%) Selenium
10 10 (4.83%) Ant
10 10 (4.83%) JIRA
11 9 (4.35%) Moq
12 8 (3.86%) CruiseControl
12 8 (3.86%) Mockito
12 8 (3.86%) Apache Ivy
13 7 (3.38%) jMock
13 7 (3.38%) Rhino Mocks
14 5 (2.42%) Bugzilla
14 5 (2.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 55 (26.57%) Banking
2 54 (26.09%) Finance
3 23 (11.11%) Investment Banking
4 17 (8.21%) Marketing
4 17 (8.21%) Front Office
5 9 (4.35%) Retail
6 7 (3.38%) Advertising
7 5 (2.42%) Legal
8 4 (1.93%) Publishing
8 4 (1.93%) Games
9 3 (1.45%) Billing
10 2 (0.97%) Back Office
10 2 (0.97%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.97%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 159 (76.81%) Developer
2 31 (14.98%) Java Developer
3 30 (14.49%) .NET Developer
3 30 (14.49%) Senior Developer
4 20 (9.66%) C# Developer
5 19 (9.18%) ASP.NET Developer
6 12 (5.80%) C# .NET Developer
7 10 (4.83%) Architect
7 10 (4.83%) HTML Developer
7 10 (4.83%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 9 (4.35%) Senior Java Developer
9 8 (3.86%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 6 (2.90%) Software Engineer
10 6 (2.90%) Analyst
10 6 (2.90%) Web Developer
10 6 (2.90%) Lead Developer
10 6 (2.90%) iOS Developer
11 5 (2.42%) BizTalk Developer
11 5 (2.42%) Senior BizTalk Developer
11 5 (2.42%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (32.85%) .NET
2 61 (29.47%) HTML
3 60 (28.99%) Web Services
4 48 (23.19%) CSS
5 42 (20.29%) ASP.NET
6 39 (18.84%) jQuery
7 36 (17.39%) Spring
8 34 (16.43%) J2EE
8 34 (16.43%) XML
9 28 (13.53%) Hibernate
10 25 (12.08%) SOAP
10 25 (12.08%) HTML5
11 24 (11.59%) ASP.NET MVC
12 21 (10.14%) .NET Framework
13 20 (9.66%) CSS3
14 18 (8.70%) REST
15 17 (8.21%) WCF
16 16 (7.73%) JSON
17 15 (7.25%) AngularJS
18 14 (6.76%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.80%) W3C
2 10 (4.83%) Computer Science
3 8 (3.86%) Open Source
3 8 (3.86%) Mathematics
3 8 (3.86%) Derivative
4 7 (3.38%) Mobile Payment
5 6 (2.90%) Fixed Income
5 6 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.90%) Market Risk
6 4 (1.93%) Visualisation
6 4 (1.93%) Inversion of Control
6 4 (1.93%) Equities
7 3 (1.45%) Equity Derivative
7 3 (1.45%) GIS
7 3 (1.45%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.45%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.45%) FMCG
8 2 (0.97%) RIA
8 2 (0.97%) Online Games
8 2 (0.97%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 20 (9.66%) Windows
2 16 (7.73%) Linux
3 9 (4.35%) UNIX
4 7 (3.38%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.90%) Android
6 1 (0.48%) Windows Phone 7
6 1 (0.48%) Solaris
6 1 (0.48%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.48%) zOS
6 1 (0.48%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.48%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (23.67%) MVC
2 48 (23.19%) Scrum
3 45 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
4 44 (21.26%) TDD
5 41 (19.81%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (19.32%) OO
7 26 (12.56%) Software Engineering
8 20 (9.66%) E-Commerce
9 18 (8.70%) OOP
9 18 (8.70%) SOA
10 17 (8.21%) Multithreading
11 15 (7.25%) BDD
12 14 (6.76%) Refactoring
13 13 (6.28%) Web Development
13 13 (6.28%) UML
14 11 (5.31%) Migration
15 10 (4.83%) Configuration Management
15 10 (4.83%) Business Analysis
15 10 (4.83%) Software Testing
16 9 (4.35%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 74 (35.75%) Java
2 66 (31.88%) C#
3 53 (25.60%) SQL
4 41 (19.81%) JavaScript
5 13 (6.28%) Python
6 11 (5.31%) T-SQL
6 11 (5.31%) PHP
7 8 (3.86%) PL/SQL
7 8 (3.86%) C++
7 8 (3.86%) Shell Script
7 8 (3.86%) Objective-C
8 6 (2.90%) C
9 5 (2.42%) Ruby
10 4 (1.93%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.45%) Scala
11 3 (1.45%) VB
11 3 (1.45%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.45%) VBA
11 3 (1.45%) Perl
12 2 (0.97%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 21 (10.14%) Degree
2 4 (1.93%) SC Cleared
2 4 (1.93%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.45%) CTC Cleared
3 3 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.97%) MCT
5 1 (0.48%) ISEB
5 1 (0.48%) MCSD
5 1 (0.48%) MCSE
5 1 (0.48%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.70%) QA
2 11 (5.31%) WAI
3 1 (0.48%) SLA
3 1 (0.48%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (1.93%) RACF
2 3 (1.45%) HDFS
3 1 (0.48%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.48%) Varnish
3 1 (0.48%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 3 (1.45%) Puppet
1 3 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.97%) Vagrant
2 2 (0.97%) Oozie
3 1 (0.48%) Ansible
Vendors
1 34 (16.43%) Oracle
2 29 (14.01%) Microsoft
3 7 (3.38%) Google
4 5 (2.42%) Telerik
4 5 (2.42%) ATG
5 4 (1.93%) Adobe
5 4 (1.93%) MKS
5 4 (1.93%) Sybase
5 4 (1.93%) Apple
6 3 (1.45%) hybris
7 2 (0.97%) Akamai
7 2 (0.97%) Syncfusion
7 2 (0.97%) EPiServer
7 2 (0.97%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.97%) Cloudera
7 2 (0.97%) WSO2
7 2 (0.97%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.48%) Charles River
8 1 (0.48%) Infragistics
8 1 (0.48%) JBoss
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