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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 28 February 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unit Testing
England / East of England
Rank 112 87 92
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +5
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 15 35 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.69% 1.48% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 1.85% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 22 20
Median daily rate £350 £333 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +33.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £301 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £375 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £38.63 - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.63 £41.85 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-0.53% +8.00%

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
1789 1895 1992
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 81.91% 79.92% 78.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1082 1137 1205
Median daily rate £426 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £278 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 160 146
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +53.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £56.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England 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 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 28 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire -4 5 £350 +10.23% 7
Hertfordshire -12 3 - - 6
Essex - 3 £260 - 4
Bedfordshire -7 2 £500 +40.84% 1
Suffolk - 2 £413 -
Unit Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 February 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 East of England region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 21 (36.84%) C#
2 20 (35.09%) SQL
2 20 (35.09%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (33.33%) Java
4 16 (28.07%) .NET
5 15 (26.32%) Oracle
5 15 (26.32%) TDD
6 11 (19.30%) .NET Framework
6 11 (19.30%) JavaScript
6 11 (19.30%) Unix
6 11 (19.30%) WPF
7 10 (17.54%) Linux
7 10 (17.54%) CSS
7 10 (17.54%) Web Services
7 10 (17.54%) SQL Server
7 10 (17.54%) Visual Studio
7 10 (17.54%) Web Development
7 10 (17.54%) Manufacturing
8 9 (15.79%) HTML
8 9 (15.79%) PL/SQL
8 9 (15.79%) AngularJS
9 8 (14.04%) Entity Framework
9 8 (14.04%) XML
9 8 (14.04%) MVC
9 8 (14.04%) Software Engineering
10 7 (12.28%) ASP.NET
10 7 (12.28%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (10.53%) Relational Database
11 6 (10.53%) REST
11 6 (10.53%) HTML5

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 4 (7.02%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.51%) CMS
2 2 (3.51%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.75%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.75%) IIS
3 1 (1.75%) NServiceBus
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) HTTP
2 1 (1.75%) Internet
2 1 (1.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.54%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.53%) Relational Database
3 5 (8.77%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (7.02%) RDBMS
5 3 (5.26%) Data Mart
5 3 (5.26%) Oracle Database
5 3 (5.26%) PowerCenter
6 2 (3.51%) MySQL
7 1 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.75%) Big Data
7 1 (1.75%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.75%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (17.54%) Visual Studio
2 4 (7.02%) Ant
2 4 (7.02%) Moq
2 4 (7.02%) PVCS
2 4 (7.02%) Subversion
3 3 (5.26%) ERwin
3 3 (5.26%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.26%) NUnit
3 3 (5.26%) Protractor
3 3 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.51%) Bower
4 2 (3.51%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.75%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 1 (1.75%) JDeveloper
5 1 (1.75%) JSUnit
5 1 (1.75%) MSTest
5 1 (1.75%) Selenium
5 1 (1.75%) Trac
General
1 10 (17.54%) Manufacturing
2 6 (10.53%) Finance
3 3 (5.26%) Legal
3 3 (5.26%) Retail
4 1 (1.75%) Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Electronics
4 1 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (84.21%) Developer
2 15 (26.32%) C# Developer
3 10 (17.54%) Java Developer
3 10 (17.54%) WPF Developer
4 8 (14.04%) .NET Developer
4 8 (14.04%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (10.53%) Oracle Developer
6 5 (8.77%) C# WPF Developer
7 4 (7.02%) Applications Developer
7 4 (7.02%) Software Developer
8 3 (5.26%) .NET Software Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Agile Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Agile Java Developer
8 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 3 (5.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (5.26%) C# Software Developer
8 3 (5.26%) PHP Developer
8 3 (5.26%) PL/SQL Developer
8 3 (5.26%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (28.07%) .NET
2 11 (19.30%) .NET Framework
2 11 (19.30%) WPF
3 10 (17.54%) CSS
3 10 (17.54%) Web Services
4 9 (15.79%) AngularJS
4 9 (15.79%) HTML
5 8 (14.04%) Entity Framework
5 8 (14.04%) XML
6 7 (12.28%) ASP.NET
6 7 (12.28%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (10.53%) Ajax
7 6 (10.53%) HTML5
7 6 (10.53%) REST
8 5 (8.77%) JSP
9 4 (7.02%) J2EE
9 4 (7.02%) Oracle ADF
9 4 (7.02%) Spring
9 4 (7.02%) XHTML
9 4 (7.02%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.51%) SCADA
3 1 (1.75%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.75%) RIA
3 1 (1.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (19.30%) Unix
2 10 (17.54%) Linux
3 5 (8.77%) Windows
4 2 (3.51%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.75%) AIX
5 1 (1.75%) Android
5 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (35.09%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (26.32%) TDD
3 10 (17.54%) Web Development
4 8 (14.04%) MVC
4 8 (14.04%) Software Engineering
5 6 (10.53%) Pair Programming
6 5 (8.77%) Change Management
6 5 (8.77%) ETL
6 5 (8.77%) ITSM
6 5 (8.77%) OO
6 5 (8.77%) Scrum
6 5 (8.77%) Systems Analysis
6 5 (8.77%) Validation
7 4 (7.02%) E-Commerce
7 4 (7.02%) Extreme Programming
7 4 (7.02%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (7.02%) RAD
7 4 (7.02%) SOA
8 3 (5.26%) Data Transformation
8 3 (5.26%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 21 (36.84%) C#
2 20 (35.09%) SQL
3 19 (33.33%) Java
4 11 (19.30%) JavaScript
5 9 (15.79%) PL/SQL
6 5 (8.77%) C++
6 5 (8.77%) Python
6 5 (8.77%) Shell Script
7 4 (7.02%) VB.NET
8 3 (5.26%) PHP
9 1 (1.75%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.75%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.75%) Ruby
9 1 (1.75%) VBScript
9 1 (1.75%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (7.02%) Sun Certification
2 2 (3.51%) PhD
3 1 (1.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.75%) ARP4754
Vendors
1 15 (26.32%) Oracle
2 4 (7.02%) IBM
2 4 (7.02%) Sun
3 3 (5.26%) Informatica
3 3 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.51%) Telerik
5 1 (1.75%) Appcelerator
5 1 (1.75%) Progress
5 1 (1.75%) Siemens