The table below looks at the statistics for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unit Testing
London / City of London
Rank 83 105 117
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +12
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 72 46 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.44% 1.50% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.84% 1.76% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 35 64
Median daily rate £500 £473 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £345 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £590 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.45 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +3.71%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2536 2610 4196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 86.11% 84.96% 81.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2017 2057 3300
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £320 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 25 35
Median hourly rate £50.75 £35.60 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.57% +74.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.99 £18.85 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Unit Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 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 City of London region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 97 (61.78%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (42.68%) TDD
3 58 (36.94%) Java
4 50 (31.85%) SQL
5 49 (31.21%) C#
6 47 (29.94%) JavaScript
6 47 (29.94%) OO
7 45 (28.66%) Web Services
8 43 (27.39%) HTML
9 42 (26.75%) CSS
10 40 (25.48%) Finance
11 37 (23.57%) .NET
12 35 (22.29%) RESTful
12 35 (22.29%) BDD
13 33 (21.02%) Scrum
14 32 (20.38%) Git (software)
15 31 (19.75%) SQL Server
16 29 (18.47%) AngularJS
17 27 (17.20%) Continuous Integration
18 26 (16.56%) XML
19 25 (15.92%) REST
20 23 (14.65%) Software Engineering
21 22 (14.01%) Banking
21 22 (14.01%) Apple iOS
22 21 (13.38%) iOS Development
22 21 (13.38%) OOP
23 20 (12.74%) Unix
23 20 (12.74%) E-Commerce
24 19 (12.10%) Apple Swift
25 18 (11.46%) Front End Development

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 8 (5.10%) Apache Spark
2 7 (4.46%) WebSphere
3 6 (3.82%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.18%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (3.18%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.55%) Mule
6 3 (1.91%) Apache
6 3 (1.91%) Drupal
6 3 (1.91%) LiveCycle
7 2 (1.27%) Apache Pig
7 2 (1.27%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.27%) Confluence
7 2 (1.27%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.64%) IIS
8 1 (0.64%) Jetty
8 1 (0.64%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.64%) SAS
8 1 (0.64%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.64%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (2.55%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.27%) Doxygen
2 2 (1.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Endur
1 2 (1.27%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.64%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.64%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (6.37%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (6.37%) TestFlight
3 5 (3.18%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.91%) Amazon Kinesis
5 2 (1.27%) GitHub
5 2 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.64%) G Suite
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle CX
6 1 (0.64%) Responsys
6 1 (0.64%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.55%) Internet
2 7 (4.46%) HTTP
3 5 (3.18%) SSL
4 3 (1.91%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.27%) Intranet
6 1 (0.64%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.64%) Extranet
6 1 (0.64%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (0.64%) Firewall
6 1 (0.64%) LAN
6 1 (0.64%) LDAP
6 1 (0.64%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (19.75%) SQL Server
2 15 (9.55%) MongoDB
2 15 (9.55%) MySQL
3 12 (7.64%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (7.64%) Relational Database
3 12 (7.64%) SQLite
4 10 (6.37%) Azure SQL Database
4 10 (6.37%) Big Data
4 10 (6.37%) CouchDB
5 9 (5.73%) Hadoop
6 8 (5.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (4.46%) Apache Hive
7 7 (4.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (3.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (3.18%) NoSQL
9 5 (3.18%) Oracle ODI
9 5 (3.18%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (3.18%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (2.55%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (1.91%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 32 (20.38%) Git (software)
2 17 (10.83%) Maven
2 17 (10.83%) Mockito
3 15 (9.55%) Jenkins
4 14 (8.92%) JIRA
4 14 (8.92%) WebDriver
5 11 (7.01%) JUnit
5 11 (7.01%) Selenium
6 9 (5.73%) Cucumber
6 9 (5.73%) Moq
7 7 (4.46%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (4.46%) Visual Studio
7 7 (4.46%) Xcode
8 6 (3.82%) Jasmine
8 6 (3.82%) Mocha
9 5 (3.18%) Grunt
9 5 (3.18%) gulp
9 5 (3.18%) TeamCity
10 4 (2.55%) EasyMock
10 4 (2.55%) webpack
General
1 40 (25.48%) Finance
2 22 (14.01%) Banking
3 11 (7.01%) Retail
4 9 (5.73%) Investment Banking
5 7 (4.46%) Front Office
6 5 (3.18%) Back Office
7 3 (1.91%) Marketing
8 1 (0.64%) Advertising
8 1 (0.64%) Billing
8 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 125 (79.62%) Developer
2 32 (20.38%) Senior Developer
3 23 (14.65%) Java Developer
4 20 (12.74%) JavaScript Developer
5 18 (11.46%) iOS Developer
6 16 (10.19%) C# Developer
6 16 (10.19%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 11 (7.01%) Senior iOS Developer
8 10 (6.37%) Software Developer
9 9 (5.73%) .NET Developer
9 9 (5.73%) Developer in Test
10 8 (5.10%) Full Stack Developer
11 7 (4.46%) Agile Developer
11 7 (4.46%) Senior Java Developer
12 6 (3.82%) Angular Developer
12 6 (3.82%) Lead Developer
12 6 (3.82%) Objective-C Developer
12 6 (3.82%) Senior C# Developer
13 5 (3.18%) Agile Java Developer
13 5 (3.18%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (28.66%) Web Services
2 43 (27.39%) HTML
3 42 (26.75%) CSS
4 37 (23.57%) .NET
5 35 (22.29%) RESTful
6 29 (18.47%) AngularJS
7 26 (16.56%) XML
8 25 (15.92%) REST
9 18 (11.46%) JSON
10 16 (10.19%) Cocoa
10 16 (10.19%) SOAP
11 15 (9.55%) HTML5
11 15 (9.55%) React
12 14 (8.92%) JMS
13 13 (8.28%) Node.js
13 13 (8.28%) Spring
14 10 (6.37%) ASP.NET
14 10 (6.37%) Cocoa Touch
14 10 (6.37%) Sass
15 9 (5.73%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.92%) Mobile App
2 13 (8.28%) RIA
3 11 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (6.37%) Computer Science
4 10 (6.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 10 (6.37%) User Experience
5 7 (4.46%) Data Structures
5 7 (4.46%) Fixed Income
6 6 (3.82%) iPad
6 6 (3.82%) iPhone
7 5 (3.18%) Inversion of Control
7 5 (3.18%) Statistics
8 4 (2.55%) Client/Server
8 4 (2.55%) Derivative
8 4 (2.55%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.91%) Minimum Viable Product
9 3 (1.91%) Visualisation
10 2 (1.27%) Artificial Intelligence
10 2 (1.27%) Credit Risk
10 2 (1.27%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 22 (14.01%) Apple iOS
2 20 (12.74%) Unix
3 18 (11.46%) Linux
4 12 (7.64%) Windows
5 6 (3.82%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.55%) Android
7 3 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.27%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.64%) CentOS
9 1 (0.64%) Mac OS X Server
9 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.64%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (61.78%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (42.68%) TDD
3 47 (29.94%) OO
4 35 (22.29%) BDD
5 33 (21.02%) Scrum
6 27 (17.20%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (14.65%) Software Engineering
8 21 (13.38%) iOS Development
8 21 (13.38%) OOP
9 20 (12.74%) E-Commerce
10 18 (11.46%) Front End Development
11 17 (10.83%) Pair Programming
11 17 (10.83%) Web Development
12 16 (10.19%) Multithreading
13 15 (9.55%) MVC
14 14 (8.92%) Open Source
14 14 (8.92%) Test Automation
15 13 (8.28%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
15 13 (8.28%) High Availability
15 13 (8.28%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 58 (36.94%) Java
2 50 (31.85%) SQL
3 49 (31.21%) C#
4 47 (29.94%) JavaScript
5 19 (12.10%) Apple Swift
6 17 (10.83%) Objective-C
7 12 (7.64%) Python
8 11 (7.01%) ES6
9 8 (5.10%) C++
9 8 (5.10%) Scala
9 8 (5.10%) Shell Script
9 8 (5.10%) T-SQL
10 7 (4.46%) PL/SQL
10 7 (4.46%) R
11 5 (3.18%) Bash Shell
11 5 (3.18%) Go
11 5 (3.18%) Perl
12 4 (2.55%) C
13 3 (1.91%) PHP
13 3 (1.91%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (9.55%) Degree
2 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Certified Architect
2 1 (0.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.46%) QA
2 3 (1.91%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.64%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (2.55%) Docker
2 1 (0.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.64%) HDFS
2 1 (0.64%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.91%) Oozie
2 1 (0.64%) Casper Suite
2 1 (0.64%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.64%) Marathon
2 1 (0.64%) Mesos
2 1 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.64%) SCCM
2 1 (0.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 17 (10.83%) Microsoft
1 17 (10.83%) Oracle
2 8 (5.10%) SAP
3 7 (4.46%) Apple
4 5 (3.18%) Google
5 4 (2.55%) hybris
5 4 (2.55%) Teradata
6 3 (1.91%) Adobe
6 3 (1.91%) Charles River
6 3 (1.91%) Talend
7 2 (1.27%) ATG
7 2 (1.27%) Blue Prism
7 2 (1.27%) jBASE
7 2 (1.27%) OpenLink
7 2 (1.27%) Sybase
7 2 (1.27%) Temenos
8 1 (0.64%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.64%) PayPal
8 1 (0.64%) Solace
8 1 (0.64%) WorldPay
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