The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 of England 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 73 97 81
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -16
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 74 28 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.49% 1.17% 2.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.40% 1.68% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 17 37
Average daily rate
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£325 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 5
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £41.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.90 - £22.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 - £133.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £32.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -12.16%
Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2177 1664 2022
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 73.32% 69.62% 66.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1276 868 991
Average daily rate £400 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 131 231
Average hourly rate £29.00 £33.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% -1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £17.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Unit Testing
England

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 23 July 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

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

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Histogram 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 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
Cambridgeshire +16 21 £318 -2.30% 12
Norfolk +5 19 £325 +62.50% 2
Bedfordshire -12 10 £265 -29.33% 8
Hertfordshire -1 9 £425 +6.25% 5
Essex +3 8 £375 -25.00% 2
Suffolk -17 4 £337 - 3
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England

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 64 (48.85%) .NET
2 57 (43.51%) SQL
3 56 (42.75%) JavaScript
4 54 (41.22%) C#
5 45 (34.35%) HTML
6 41 (31.30%) ASP.NET
6 41 (31.30%) MVC
7 39 (29.77%) CSS
7 39 (29.77%) TDD
8 37 (28.24%) Agile Software Development
8 37 (28.24%) jQuery
9 35 (26.72%) Oracle
10 30 (22.90%) SQL Server
10 30 (22.90%) Web Services
11 29 (22.14%) ASP.NET MVC
12 25 (19.08%) XML
12 25 (19.08%) OO
12 25 (19.08%) Microsoft
12 25 (19.08%) .NET Framework
13 23 (17.56%) QA
13 23 (17.56%) Java
14 21 (16.03%) Visual Studio
14 21 (16.03%) Finance
15 20 (15.27%) JUnit
16 19 (14.50%) Scrum
17 18 (13.74%) Selenium
17 18 (13.74%) Ajax
17 18 (13.74%) BDD
18 17 (12.98%) UML
19 15 (11.45%) Subversion

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 9 (6.87%) Apache
2 7 (5.34%) Tomcat
2 7 (5.34%) CMS
3 6 (4.58%) WebLogic
3 6 (4.58%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.82%) IIS
5 4 (3.05%) Drupal
6 2 (1.53%) Liferay
6 2 (1.53%) Apache ServiceMix
6 2 (1.53%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.76%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.76%) Documentum
7 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.76%) Umbraco
Applications
1 11 (8.40%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.76%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.76%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.76%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.76%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.76%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.76%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.76%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.87%) Internet
2 3 (2.29%) HTTP
3 1 (0.76%) IPv4
3 1 (0.76%) IPv6
3 1 (0.76%) SAN
3 1 (0.76%) Intranet
3 1 (0.76%) Firewall
3 1 (0.76%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (22.90%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 10 (7.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (6.87%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (4.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (4.58%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.82%) Oracle Database
5 5 (3.82%) Data Mart
5 5 (3.82%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (3.82%) RDBMS
6 4 (3.05%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (3.05%) MySQL
6 4 (3.05%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.29%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.53%) JasperReports
8 2 (1.53%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.53%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.76%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 21 (16.03%) Visual Studio
2 20 (15.27%) JUnit
3 18 (13.74%) Selenium
4 15 (11.45%) Subversion
5 14 (10.69%) NUnit
6 13 (9.92%) Git (software)
7 10 (7.63%) Eclipse
7 10 (7.63%) MSTest
7 10 (7.63%) SpecFlow
8 9 (6.87%) Moq
8 9 (6.87%) Maven
9 7 (5.34%) Oracle Forms
9 7 (5.34%) Rhino Mocks
9 7 (5.34%) Jasmine
10 6 (4.58%) ReSharper
10 6 (4.58%) Cucumber
10 6 (4.58%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (3.82%) Ant
11 5 (3.82%) Mockito
12 4 (3.05%) FitNesse
General
1 21 (16.03%) Finance
2 7 (5.34%) Publishing
3 5 (3.82%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.05%) Retail
4 4 (3.05%) Marketing
5 1 (0.76%) Automotive
5 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 96 (73.28%) Developer
2 34 (25.95%) .NET Developer
3 16 (12.21%) C# Developer
4 15 (11.45%) Java Developer
4 15 (11.45%) C# .NET Developer
5 14 (10.69%) ASP.NET Developer
6 10 (7.63%) Analyst
7 9 (6.87%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (6.11%) Senior Developer
9 7 (5.34%) Test Analyst
9 7 (5.34%) Software Engineer
9 7 (5.34%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 6 (4.58%) Consultant
10 6 (4.58%) J2EE Developer
10 6 (4.58%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 5 (3.82%) Automation Engineer
11 5 (3.82%) Oracle Developer
11 5 (3.82%) Web Developer
11 5 (3.82%) Software Developer
11 5 (3.82%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (48.85%) .NET
2 45 (34.35%) HTML
3 41 (31.30%) ASP.NET
4 39 (29.77%) CSS
5 37 (28.24%) jQuery
6 30 (22.90%) Web Services
7 29 (22.14%) ASP.NET MVC
8 25 (19.08%) XML
8 25 (19.08%) .NET Framework
9 18 (13.74%) Ajax
10 14 (10.69%) WCF
10 14 (10.69%) Spring
10 14 (10.69%) J2EE
10 14 (10.69%) HTML5
11 12 (9.16%) CSS3
11 12 (9.16%) JSP
11 12 (9.16%) Hibernate
11 12 (9.16%) WPF
12 11 (8.40%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 11 (8.40%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.11%) Computer Science
2 7 (5.34%) Kindle
3 4 (3.05%) Open Source
4 2 (1.53%) iPhone
4 2 (1.53%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.53%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.53%) GIS
4 2 (1.53%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.53%) Clustering
5 1 (0.76%) Streaming Music
5 1 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.76%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.76%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.76%) W3C
5 1 (0.76%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.76%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (0.76%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.16%) UNIX
2 11 (8.40%) Linux
3 7 (5.34%) Windows
4 3 (2.29%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.53%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (1.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (31.30%) MVC
2 39 (29.77%) TDD
3 37 (28.24%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (19.08%) OO
5 19 (14.50%) Scrum
6 18 (13.74%) BDD
7 17 (12.98%) UML
8 14 (10.69%) Automated Testing
9 11 (8.40%) OOP
10 10 (7.63%) E-Commerce
10 10 (7.63%) Performance Testing
11 9 (6.87%) Software Engineering
11 9 (6.87%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (5.34%) Code Coverage
12 7 (5.34%) Migration
12 7 (5.34%) Data Analysis
12 7 (5.34%) Dimensional Modelling
12 7 (5.34%) Waterfall
12 7 (5.34%) Test Automation
13 6 (4.58%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 57 (43.51%) SQL
2 56 (42.75%) JavaScript
3 54 (41.22%) C#
4 23 (17.56%) Java
5 11 (8.40%) PL/SQL
6 9 (6.87%) PowerShell
7 8 (6.11%) T-SQL
8 7 (5.34%) Perl
8 7 (5.34%) PHP
9 6 (4.58%) LINC
10 4 (3.05%) Korn
11 3 (2.29%) Groovy
11 3 (2.29%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.53%) XAML
12 2 (1.53%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.53%) VB6
12 2 (1.53%) XPath
12 2 (1.53%) C++
12 2 (1.53%) VB
13 1 (0.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (11.45%) Degree
2 6 (4.58%) Sun Certification
3 3 (2.29%) ISEB
4 2 (1.53%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.53%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (1.53%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (17.56%) QA
2 7 (5.34%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.76%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.76%) Section 508
System Software
1 2 (1.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (1.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 35 (26.72%) Oracle
2 25 (19.08%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.11%) Sun
4 5 (3.82%) Apple
5 3 (2.29%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (2.29%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.53%) HP
6 2 (1.53%) SAP
7 1 (0.76%) JBoss
7 1 (0.76%) Sybase
7 1 (0.76%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.76%) Interwoven
7 1 (0.76%) Informatica
7 1 (0.76%) hybris
7 1 (0.76%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.76%) Adobe
7 1 (0.76%) ATG
7 1 (0.76%) Stellent
7 1 (0.76%) VMware
7 1 (0.76%) Endeca
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