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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 106 80 75
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -5
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 24 58 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.92% 2.03% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 2.76% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 40 16
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£375 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £320 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
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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
1941 2103 1600
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 74.54% 73.76% 68.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1118 1194 892
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 127 108
Average hourly rate £32.10 £30.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.24% -6.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 March 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 March 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 -4 10 £281 -32.22% 4
Hertfordshire +1 9 £425 +4.55% 4
Bedfordshire -16 3 £485 +43.70% 1
Essex +2 2 £277 -20.85% 4
Norfolk - - - - 1
Suffolk - - - -
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 48 (55.17%) JavaScript
2 42 (48.28%) CSS
3 41 (47.13%) HTML
4 40 (45.98%) MVC
5 39 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (40.23%) SQL
7 29 (33.33%) Oracle
7 29 (33.33%) jQuery
8 28 (32.18%) .NET
9 27 (31.03%) Git (software)
10 26 (29.89%) C#
11 24 (27.59%) Java
12 22 (25.29%) HTML5
13 19 (21.84%) SQL Server
14 18 (20.69%) XML
14 18 (20.69%) Finance
14 18 (20.69%) AngularJS
15 16 (18.39%) OOP
15 16 (18.39%) JUnit
16 15 (17.24%) Ant
16 15 (17.24%) CSS3
16 15 (17.24%) SQL Server 2008
16 15 (17.24%) .NET Framework
16 15 (17.24%) Software Engineering
17 14 (16.09%) TDD
17 14 (16.09%) JIRA
17 14 (16.09%) MySQL
18 13 (14.94%) ASP.NET
18 13 (14.94%) Windows
19 12 (13.79%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 12 (13.79%) WebSphere
2 11 (12.64%) Apache
3 9 (10.34%) WebLogic
3 9 (10.34%) JBoss
3 9 (10.34%) MQSeries
3 9 (10.34%) CMS
3 9 (10.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (5.75%) nginx
4 5 (5.75%) Tomcat
5 4 (4.60%) Apache Solr
6 3 (3.45%) Node.js
7 2 (2.30%) lighttpd
8 1 (1.15%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (1.15%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 3 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.60%) Tridion
2 1 (1.15%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.45%) FTP
1 3 (3.45%) Internet
2 2 (2.30%) 802.15
2 2 (2.30%) ZigBee
3 1 (1.15%) ATM
3 1 (1.15%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.15%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (21.84%) SQL Server
2 15 (17.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (16.09%) MySQL
4 11 (12.64%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (11.49%) Relational Database
6 7 (8.05%) Oracle Database
6 7 (8.05%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (4.60%) RDBMS
7 4 (4.60%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (3.45%) DTS
8 3 (3.45%) Oracle9i Database
8 3 (3.45%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (3.45%) Data Mart
8 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (2.30%) PowerCenter
9 2 (2.30%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 1 (1.15%) MS Access
10 1 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (1.15%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (31.03%) Git (software)
2 16 (18.39%) JUnit
3 15 (17.24%) Ant
4 14 (16.09%) JIRA
5 12 (13.79%) Selenium
5 12 (13.79%) Visual Studio
6 10 (11.49%) Subversion
7 9 (10.34%) Talend Open Studio
8 7 (8.05%) Grunt
9 6 (6.90%) Cucumber
10 5 (5.75%) Jenkins
10 5 (5.75%) Bower
10 5 (5.75%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (5.75%) PHPUnit
10 5 (5.75%) Eclipse
11 4 (4.60%) IntelliJ
11 4 (4.60%) Xcode
11 4 (4.60%) Moq
11 4 (4.60%) Mockito
11 4 (4.60%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (20.69%) Finance
2 11 (12.64%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.60%) Marketing
4 3 (3.45%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.45%) Retail
5 2 (2.30%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.30%) Banking
5 2 (2.30%) Legal
6 1 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.15%) Automotive
6 1 (1.15%) Law
Job Titles
1 62 (71.26%) Developer
2 20 (22.99%) .NET Developer
3 10 (11.49%) C# Developer
3 10 (11.49%) Analyst
3 10 (11.49%) Software Engineer
4 9 (10.34%) PHP Developer
4 9 (10.34%) Java Software Engineer
4 9 (10.34%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (9.20%) Web Developer
6 6 (6.90%) Java Developer
6 6 (6.90%) .NET Web Developer
7 5 (5.75%) Data Warehouse Developer
8 4 (4.60%) Software Developer
8 4 (4.60%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.45%) Test Analyst
9 3 (3.45%) ETL Developer
9 3 (3.45%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (3.45%) Android Developer
10 2 (2.30%) Test Specialist
10 2 (2.30%) Firmware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (48.28%) CSS
2 41 (47.13%) HTML
3 29 (33.33%) jQuery
4 28 (32.18%) .NET
5 22 (25.29%) HTML5
6 18 (20.69%) XML
6 18 (20.69%) AngularJS
7 15 (17.24%) CSS3
7 15 (17.24%) .NET Framework
8 13 (14.94%) ASP.NET
9 12 (13.79%) JSON
9 12 (13.79%) Web Services
10 11 (12.64%) Ajax
10 11 (12.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 10 (11.49%) Laravel
11 10 (11.49%) WCF
12 9 (10.34%) PhoneGap
12 9 (10.34%) XHTML
12 9 (10.34%) Apache Camel
13 7 (8.05%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.60%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.45%) Data Integration
3 3 (3.45%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (2.30%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.30%) User Experience
4 2 (2.30%) Open Source
4 2 (2.30%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.30%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.15%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.15%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.15%) EMV
5 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.94%) Windows
2 12 (13.79%) Linux
3 10 (11.49%) UNIX
4 6 (6.90%) Apple iOS
5 5 (5.75%) Android
6 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.30%) Debian
7 1 (1.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (45.98%) MVC
2 39 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (18.39%) OOP
4 15 (17.24%) Software Engineering
5 14 (16.09%) TDD
6 10 (11.49%) OO
7 9 (10.34%) UML
7 9 (10.34%) SOA
7 9 (10.34%) Scrum
8 8 (9.20%) Validation
8 8 (9.20%) Multithreading
9 7 (8.05%) OOD
9 7 (8.05%) Waterfall
10 6 (6.90%) BDD
10 6 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (6.90%) Data Modelling
11 5 (5.75%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (5.75%) Business Analysis
11 5 (5.75%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 48 (55.17%) JavaScript
2 35 (40.23%) SQL
3 26 (29.89%) C#
4 24 (27.59%) Java
5 12 (13.79%) Python
6 10 (11.49%) PHP
7 9 (10.34%) Ruby
8 8 (9.20%) T-SQL
9 7 (8.05%) PL/SQL
10 6 (6.90%) Korn
10 6 (6.90%) PHP5
11 5 (5.75%) VBA
12 4 (4.60%) VB.NET
12 4 (4.60%) PowerShell
13 3 (3.45%) Groovy
13 3 (3.45%) C
13 3 (3.45%) VBScript
14 2 (2.30%) Embedded C
14 2 (2.30%) Shell Script
14 2 (2.30%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.05%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.60%) Degree
4 1 (1.15%) ISEB
4 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.45%) QA
2 2 (2.30%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.30%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (4.60%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (33.33%) Oracle
2 11 (12.64%) Microsoft
3 9 (10.34%) Talend
4 5 (5.75%) Twitter
5 3 (3.45%) Informatica
5 3 (3.45%) FatWire
6 1 (1.15%) Demandware
6 1 (1.15%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.15%) SAP