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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unit Testing
England / East of England
Rank 92 90 88
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 33 33 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.55% 1.40% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.95% 1.79% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 21 24
Median daily rate £338 £340 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.73% +8.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £300 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £430 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Median hourly rate £36.75 - £39.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 - £36.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 - £41.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.45 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +3.71%

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
1693 1839 1978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 79.71% 77.99% 76.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 994 1103 1211
Median daily rate £425 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 169 139
Median hourly rate £37.02 £40.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.45% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £55.00 £46.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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
Essex +8 11 £318 +5.83% 5
Cambridgeshire -3 8 £350 +6.87% 5
Suffolk - 7 £338 - 1
Norfolk +9 4 £300 -50.00% 2
Bedfordshire -6 2 £500 +45.45% 2
Hertfordshire -5 1 - - 6
Unit Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 25 (40.98%) C#
2 24 (39.34%) SQL
3 21 (34.43%) .NET
3 21 (34.43%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (31.15%) Java
5 15 (24.59%) TDD
5 15 (24.59%) Oracle
6 14 (22.95%) JavaScript
7 13 (21.31%) SQL Server
7 13 (21.31%) CSS
8 12 (19.67%) Web Services
8 12 (19.67%) Linux
8 12 (19.67%) HTML
8 12 (19.67%) Web Development
8 12 (19.67%) Manufacturing
9 11 (18.03%) .NET Framework
9 11 (18.03%) PL/SQL
9 11 (18.03%) Unix
9 11 (18.03%) Visual Studio
9 11 (18.03%) WPF
10 10 (16.39%) Software Engineering
11 9 (14.75%) MVC
11 9 (14.75%) XML
11 9 (14.75%) AngularJS
11 9 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (13.11%) Entity Framework
12 8 (13.11%) ASP.NET
12 8 (13.11%) Windows
12 8 (13.11%) Python
13 7 (11.48%) Change Management

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 (6.56%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.92%) IIS
3 2 (3.28%) CMS
3 2 (3.28%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.64%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.64%) NServiceBus
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) HTTP
2 1 (1.64%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.64%) Internet
2 1 (1.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (21.31%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.84%) Relational Database
3 4 (6.56%) RDBMS
4 3 (4.92%) Data Mart
4 3 (4.92%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.92%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.92%) PowerCenter
5 2 (3.28%) MySQL
5 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.64%) Big Data
6 1 (1.64%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (18.03%) Visual Studio
2 4 (6.56%) Ant
2 4 (6.56%) Moq
2 4 (6.56%) PVCS
2 4 (6.56%) Subversion
3 3 (4.92%) ERwin
3 3 (4.92%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.92%) NUnit
3 3 (4.92%) Protractor
3 3 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.28%) Bower
4 2 (3.28%) Eclipse
4 2 (3.28%) Selenium
5 1 (1.64%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 1 (1.64%) GCC
5 1 (1.64%) GoogleTest
5 1 (1.64%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.64%) JSUnit
5 1 (1.64%) MSTest
5 1 (1.64%) Trac
General
1 12 (19.67%) Manufacturing
2 6 (9.84%) Finance
3 3 (4.92%) Legal
4 1 (1.64%) Banking
4 1 (1.64%) Electronics
4 1 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.64%) Retail
4 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 52 (85.25%) Developer
2 16 (26.23%) C# Developer
3 10 (16.39%) .NET Developer
3 10 (16.39%) WPF Developer
4 9 (14.75%) C# .NET Developer
4 9 (14.75%) Java Developer
5 7 (11.48%) Oracle Developer
6 5 (8.20%) C# WPF Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Applications Developer
8 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (4.92%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (4.92%) PHP Developer
8 3 (4.92%) PL/SQL Developer
8 3 (4.92%) Software Developer
8 3 (4.92%) SQL Developer
8 3 (4.92%) Web Developer
9 2 (3.28%) Agile Java Developer
9 2 (3.28%) C# Software Developer
9 2 (3.28%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 2 (3.28%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (34.43%) .NET
2 13 (21.31%) CSS
3 12 (19.67%) HTML
3 12 (19.67%) Web Services
4 11 (18.03%) .NET Framework
4 11 (18.03%) WPF
5 9 (14.75%) AngularJS
5 9 (14.75%) XML
6 8 (13.11%) ASP.NET
6 8 (13.11%) Entity Framework
7 7 (11.48%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (9.84%) Ajax
8 6 (9.84%) HTML5
8 6 (9.84%) Oracle ADF
8 6 (9.84%) REST
9 5 (8.20%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (8.20%) jQuery
9 5 (8.20%) JSP
10 4 (6.56%) LESS
10 4 (6.56%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.92%) Data Extraction
2 3 (4.92%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (3.28%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.28%) SCADA
4 1 (1.64%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.64%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.64%) RIA
4 1 (1.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.67%) Linux
2 11 (18.03%) Unix
3 8 (13.11%) Windows
4 2 (3.28%) Android
4 2 (3.28%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.28%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.64%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (34.43%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (24.59%) TDD
3 12 (19.67%) Web Development
4 10 (16.39%) Software Engineering
5 9 (14.75%) MVC
6 7 (11.48%) Change Management
6 7 (11.48%) ITSM
7 6 (9.84%) E-Commerce
7 6 (9.84%) Pair Programming
8 5 (8.20%) OO
8 5 (8.20%) Systems Analysis
8 5 (8.20%) Validation
9 4 (6.56%) Extreme Programming
9 4 (6.56%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (6.56%) RAD
9 4 (6.56%) Scrum
9 4 (6.56%) SOA
10 3 (4.92%) ATDD
10 3 (4.92%) Data Transformation
10 3 (4.92%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 25 (40.98%) C#
2 24 (39.34%) SQL
3 19 (31.15%) Java
4 14 (22.95%) JavaScript
5 11 (18.03%) PL/SQL
6 8 (13.11%) Python
7 6 (9.84%) C++
7 6 (9.84%) VB.NET
8 5 (8.20%) Shell Script
9 3 (4.92%) PHP
10 1 (1.64%) Apple Swift
10 1 (1.64%) C
10 1 (1.64%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.64%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.64%) Ruby
10 1 (1.64%) VBScript
10 1 (1.64%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (6.56%) Sun Certification
2 2 (3.28%) PhD
3 1 (1.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.64%) ARP4754
2 1 (1.64%) MISRA
2 1 (1.64%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (24.59%) Oracle
2 6 (9.84%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.56%) IBM
3 4 (6.56%) Sun
4 3 (4.92%) Informatica
5 2 (3.28%) Telerik
6 1 (1.64%) Appcelerator
6 1 (1.64%) Google
6 1 (1.64%) Progress
6 1 (1.64%) Siemens
6 1 (1.64%) Xamarin