The table below looks at the statistics for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 93 67 64
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -3
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 35 71 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.39% 2.77% 2.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 3.78% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 50 20
Average daily rate
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£250 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £38.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+13.97% +4.61%
Unit Testing
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1886 1876 1563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 74.69% 73.11% 68.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1133 1047 828
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 142 124
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.75 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.54% -18.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.05 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unit Testing across the East of England region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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
Cambridgeshire -14 17 £225 -30.76% 2
Hertfordshire +9 13 £400 - 1
Essex +7 4 £264 -24.71% 5
Norfolk -6 1 £310 - 2
Suffolk - - - - 4
Bedfordshire - - - - 3
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England

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 55 (57.29%) JavaScript
2 51 (53.13%) HTML
3 48 (50.00%) CSS
3 48 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (44.79%) SQL
4 43 (44.79%) MVC
5 32 (33.33%) Git (software)
6 30 (31.25%) jQuery
6 30 (31.25%) Java
6 30 (31.25%) .NET
6 30 (31.25%) Oracle
7 28 (29.17%) C#
8 26 (27.08%) HTML5
9 23 (23.96%) XML
10 22 (22.92%) Finance
10 22 (22.92%) TDD
11 21 (21.88%) Ant
12 20 (20.83%) JUnit
13 19 (19.79%) Web Services
13 19 (19.79%) AngularJS
14 18 (18.75%) Linux
14 18 (18.75%) Apache
14 18 (18.75%) SQL Server
14 18 (18.75%) MySQL
14 18 (18.75%) CSS3
15 17 (17.71%) Ajax
15 17 (17.71%) .NET Framework
15 17 (17.71%) OOP
16 16 (16.67%) Windows
16 16 (16.67%) JSON

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 18 (18.75%) Apache
2 12 (12.50%) WebSphere
3 9 (9.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 9 (9.38%) Tomcat
3 9 (9.38%) MQSeries
3 9 (9.38%) WebLogic
3 9 (9.38%) JBoss
4 8 (8.33%) CMS
5 5 (5.21%) Node.js
5 5 (5.21%) nginx
6 4 (4.17%) lighttpd
7 1 (1.04%) Liferay
7 1 (1.04%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.04%) Apache ServiceMix
7 1 (1.04%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (1.04%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (3.13%) MS Office
2 1 (1.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Tridion
1 1 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.04%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.21%) Internet
2 3 (3.13%) FTP
3 2 (2.08%) 802.15
3 2 (2.08%) ZigBee
4 1 (1.04%) ATM
4 1 (1.04%) Bluetooth
4 1 (1.04%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (18.75%) MySQL
1 18 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 14 (14.58%) SQL Server 2008
2 14 (14.58%) Relational Database
3 8 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (8.33%) RDBMS
4 7 (7.29%) Oracle Database
5 4 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (4.17%) NoSQL
5 4 (4.17%) Data Mart
6 3 (3.13%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (3.13%) DTS
6 3 (3.13%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (2.08%) PowerCenter
8 1 (1.04%) MS Access
8 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 32 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 21 (21.88%) Ant
3 20 (20.83%) JUnit
4 14 (14.58%) Selenium
5 13 (13.54%) Subversion
6 11 (11.46%) JIRA
7 10 (10.42%) Visual Studio
8 9 (9.38%) Eclipse
8 9 (9.38%) Maven
8 9 (9.38%) Talend Open Studio
8 9 (9.38%) Grunt
9 8 (8.33%) Mockito
9 8 (8.33%) IntelliJ
10 6 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (6.25%) Cucumber
11 5 (5.21%) PHPUnit
11 5 (5.21%) Jenkins
11 5 (5.21%) Bower
12 4 (4.17%) Calabash
12 4 (4.17%) Xcode
General
1 22 (22.92%) Finance
2 11 (11.46%) Telecoms
3 8 (8.33%) Marketing
4 3 (3.13%) Retail
4 3 (3.13%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.08%) Legal
5 2 (2.08%) Banking
5 2 (2.08%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.04%) Advertising
6 1 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.04%) Law
Job Titles
1 72 (75.00%) Developer
2 17 (17.71%) .NET Developer
3 11 (11.46%) C# Developer
3 11 (11.46%) Java Developer
4 10 (10.42%) Software Engineer
4 10 (10.42%) Analyst
5 9 (9.38%) PHP Developer
5 9 (9.38%) Java Software Engineer
6 8 (8.33%) Senior Developer
6 8 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (6.25%) Software Developer
7 6 (6.25%) Web Developer
8 5 (5.21%) Data Warehouse Developer
9 4 (4.17%) Front-End Developer
9 4 (4.17%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 3 (3.13%) Android Developer
10 3 (3.13%) ETL Developer
10 3 (3.13%) ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (3.13%) .NET Web Developer
10 3 (3.13%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (53.13%) HTML
2 48 (50.00%) CSS
3 30 (31.25%) .NET
3 30 (31.25%) jQuery
4 26 (27.08%) HTML5
5 23 (23.96%) XML
6 19 (19.79%) Web Services
6 19 (19.79%) AngularJS
7 18 (18.75%) CSS3
8 17 (17.71%) Ajax
8 17 (17.71%) .NET Framework
9 16 (16.67%) JSON
10 12 (12.50%) JSP
11 11 (11.46%) ASP.NET
11 11 (11.46%) WCF
11 11 (11.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 10 (10.42%) Laravel
12 10 (10.42%) Spring
13 9 (9.38%) XHTML
13 9 (9.38%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.21%) Open Source
3 4 (4.17%) Inversion of Control
3 4 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.17%) User Experience
4 3 (3.13%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.08%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.08%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.08%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.04%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.04%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.04%) EMV
6 1 (1.04%) GIS
6 1 (1.04%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 18 (18.75%) Linux
2 16 (16.67%) Windows
3 14 (14.58%) UNIX
4 5 (5.21%) Apple iOS
5 4 (4.17%) Android
6 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.08%) Debian
7 1 (1.04%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (44.79%) MVC
3 22 (22.92%) TDD
4 17 (17.71%) OOP
5 16 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 14 (14.58%) Scrum
6 14 (14.58%) BDD
7 12 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 12 (12.50%) OO
8 10 (10.42%) UML
9 9 (9.38%) SOA
10 8 (8.33%) Validation
10 8 (8.33%) Multithreading
11 7 (7.29%) OOD
12 6 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
12 6 (6.25%) Mentoring
13 5 (5.21%) Responsive Web Design
13 5 (5.21%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 55 (57.29%) JavaScript
2 43 (44.79%) SQL
3 30 (31.25%) Java
4 28 (29.17%) C#
5 12 (12.50%) Python
6 10 (10.42%) T-SQL
6 10 (10.42%) PHP
7 9 (9.38%) Ruby
8 7 (7.29%) PL/SQL
9 6 (6.25%) Korn
9 6 (6.25%) PHP5
10 5 (5.21%) VBA
11 3 (3.13%) VB.NET
11 3 (3.13%) Groovy
11 3 (3.13%) C
11 3 (3.13%) VBScript
12 2 (2.08%) Embedded C
12 2 (2.08%) Shell Script
12 2 (2.08%) C++
12 2 (2.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (10.42%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.17%) Degree
4 1 (1.04%) ISEB
4 1 (1.04%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.13%) QA
2 2 (2.08%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.04%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 2 (2.08%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (31.25%) Oracle
2 12 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 9 (9.38%) Talend
4 5 (5.21%) Twitter
5 3 (3.13%) Informatica
5 3 (3.13%) FatWire
6 1 (1.04%) Demandware