The first table below looks at the demand for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 23 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 East Midlands 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 58 63 61
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 29 27 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.03% 1.87% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.91% 2.59% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 19 9
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.37% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £348 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £470 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £36.25 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £32.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -12.16%
Processes & Methodologies Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
997 1041 957
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 69.77% 71.99% 67.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 544 468
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 39 44
Average hourly rate £16.00 £35.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.92% -4.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £15.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £56.21 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unit Testing across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicestershire -4 10 £333 -21.76% 1
Northamptonshire +2 7 £273 -35.88% 1
Nottinghamshire +15 5 £413 - 5
Derbyshire - 5 £295 -
Lincolnshire +5 1 - -
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 24 (42.11%) C#
1 24 (42.11%) .NET
2 23 (40.35%) SQL Server
3 19 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 19 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (31.58%) SQL
5 17 (29.82%) HTML
5 17 (29.82%) CSS
6 16 (28.07%) ASP.NET
6 16 (28.07%) MVC
7 15 (26.32%) jQuery
8 14 (24.56%) Java
9 11 (19.30%) JUnit
9 11 (19.30%) Oracle
9 11 (19.30%) XML
9 11 (19.30%) Microsoft
9 11 (19.30%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (15.79%) Spring
10 9 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (14.04%) Eclipse
11 8 (14.04%) Ajax
11 8 (14.04%) .NET Framework
11 8 (14.04%) Finance
11 8 (14.04%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (14.04%) HTML5
12 7 (12.28%) TDD
12 7 (12.28%) Windows
12 7 (12.28%) JSP
13 6 (10.53%) Servlets
13 6 (10.53%) Struts

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 3 (5.26%) IIS
2 2 (3.51%) CMS
3 1 (1.75%) DNN
3 1 (1.75%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.75%) Node.js
3 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (8.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (40.35%) SQL Server
2 8 (14.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (5.26%) Data Mart
4 3 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (5.26%) PowerCenter
4 3 (5.26%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.75%) MySQL
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (1.75%) OLAP
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 11 (19.30%) JUnit
2 8 (14.04%) Eclipse
3 6 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (8.77%) JIRA
4 5 (8.77%) Selenium
5 4 (7.02%) Visual Studio
5 4 (7.02%) Maven
6 3 (5.26%) JSUnit
6 3 (5.26%) WebDriver
7 2 (3.51%) Git (software)
7 2 (3.51%) IntelliJ
7 2 (3.51%) jMock
7 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Blend
7 2 (3.51%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.75%) Grunt
8 1 (1.75%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (1.75%) Yeoman
8 1 (1.75%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (1.75%) Bower
8 1 (1.75%) Ant
General
1 8 (14.04%) Finance
2 5 (8.77%) Retail
3 2 (3.51%) Legal
4 1 (1.75%) Games
Job Titles
1 45 (78.95%) Developer
2 11 (19.30%) .NET Developer
3 9 (15.79%) Java Developer
4 6 (10.53%) J2EE Developer
4 6 (10.53%) Web Developer
4 6 (10.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 6 (10.53%) Excel Developer
4 6 (10.53%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 5 (8.77%) ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (8.77%) C# Developer
6 4 (7.02%) Software Developer
6 4 (7.02%) Software Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Senior Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Tester
7 3 (5.26%) Front-End Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Front-End Web Developer
7 3 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (3.51%) C# Software Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Android Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (42.11%) .NET
2 17 (29.82%) CSS
2 17 (29.82%) HTML
3 16 (28.07%) ASP.NET
4 15 (26.32%) jQuery
5 11 (19.30%) ASP.NET MVC
5 11 (19.30%) XML
6 9 (15.79%) Spring
7 8 (14.04%) Ajax
7 8 (14.04%) .NET Framework
7 8 (14.04%) HTML5
8 7 (12.28%) JSP
9 6 (10.53%) Servlets
9 6 (10.53%) Struts
9 6 (10.53%) J2EE
9 6 (10.53%) Hibernate
9 6 (10.53%) WCF
9 6 (10.53%) WPF
10 5 (8.77%) CSS3
11 4 (7.02%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) Computer Science
2 5 (8.77%) N-Tier
3 3 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.51%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.51%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.75%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.28%) Windows
2 5 (8.77%) UNIX
3 3 (5.26%) Linux
4 2 (3.51%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.51%) Android
5 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.75%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (28.07%) MVC
3 9 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (12.28%) TDD
5 6 (10.53%) Migration
5 6 (10.53%) Scrum
5 6 (10.53%) Data Analysis
5 6 (10.53%) Test Scripting
5 6 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (8.77%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (8.77%) MVVM
6 5 (8.77%) OOP
7 4 (7.02%) OO
7 4 (7.02%) E-Commerce
7 4 (7.02%) Web Design
7 4 (7.02%) Regression Testing
7 4 (7.02%) Software Engineering
7 4 (7.02%) Responsive Web Design
8 3 (5.26%) Test Automation
8 3 (5.26%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 24 (42.11%) C#
2 19 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 18 (31.58%) SQL
4 14 (24.56%) Java
5 2 (3.51%) XAML
5 2 (3.51%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.51%) PHP
5 2 (3.51%) C++
6 1 (1.75%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.75%) ABAP
6 1 (1.75%) SAPscript
6 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (10.53%) Sun Certification
1 6 (10.53%) Degree
2 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 3 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.51%) ISEB
3 2 (3.51%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.75%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.75%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) Control-M
Vendors
1 11 (19.30%) Microsoft
1 11 (19.30%) Oracle
2 6 (10.53%) Sun
3 4 (7.02%) hybris
4 3 (5.26%) Informatica
5 2 (3.51%) Telerik
6 1 (1.75%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.75%) AccuRev
6 1 (1.75%) SAP