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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 85 83 74
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -9
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 54 33 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.75% 1.49% 1.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.44% 2.16% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 19 34
Average daily rate £395 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.53% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £273 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+6.87% +5.64%
Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2210 1528 2138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 71.68% 68.83% 69.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1253 841 1063
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 128 186
Average hourly rate £35.50 £35.22 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.79% +0.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £18.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
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 24 April 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
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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Essex -7 14 £375 +31.57% 1
Cambridgeshire -10 12 £408 +5.16% 7
Hertfordshire -3 9 £413 +1.85% 2
Norfolk +1 7 £325 +4.00%
Bedfordshire -14 7 £313 +31.57% 3
Suffolk - 6 £350 -
Unit Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 62 (55.36%) .NET
2 56 (50.00%) C#
3 49 (43.75%) SQL
4 48 (42.86%) MVC
5 46 (41.07%) HTML
6 44 (39.29%) CSS
6 44 (39.29%) TDD
7 42 (37.50%) SQL Server
7 42 (37.50%) OO
8 41 (36.61%) JavaScript
9 40 (35.71%) ASP.NET
10 39 (34.82%) Agile Software Development
11 36 (32.14%) Web Services
12 32 (28.57%) Visual Studio
12 32 (28.57%) Git (software)
13 30 (26.79%) ASP.NET MVC
14 29 (25.89%) XML
15 27 (24.11%) Linux
16 24 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
17 23 (20.54%) NUnit
17 23 (20.54%) Ajax
17 23 (20.54%) Oracle
18 22 (19.64%) BDD
19 21 (18.75%) Subversion
20 20 (17.86%) jQuery
20 20 (17.86%) Java
20 20 (17.86%) Finance
20 20 (17.86%) CSS3
20 20 (17.86%) HTML5
21 19 (16.96%) UML

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 14 (12.50%) Node.js
2 13 (11.61%) Apache
3 11 (9.82%) Tomcat
4 5 (4.46%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.46%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (4.46%) CMS
5 4 (3.57%) WebLogic
5 4 (3.57%) Papyrus
6 2 (1.79%) Liferay
7 1 (0.89%) Apache ServiceMix
7 1 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.89%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.89%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.89%) IIS
7 1 (0.89%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.89%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (9.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.79%) Mingle
3 1 (0.89%) MS Project
3 1 (0.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.57%) Exstream
2 1 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.89%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.14%) SaaS
2 1 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.68%) Internet
2 2 (1.79%) HTTP
3 1 (0.89%) IPv4
3 1 (0.89%) IPv6
3 1 (0.89%) SAN
3 1 (0.89%) Firewall
3 1 (0.89%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 24 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (10.71%) RavenDB
3 12 (10.71%) Neo4j
4 11 (9.82%) MySQL
5 10 (8.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (8.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (8.04%) Relational Database
7 4 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (3.57%) Oracle Database
7 4 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (2.68%) Data Mart
8 3 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (2.68%) RDBMS
8 3 (2.68%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (2.68%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.89%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.89%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 32 (28.57%) Visual Studio
1 32 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 23 (20.54%) NUnit
3 21 (18.75%) Subversion
4 13 (11.61%) MSTest
5 12 (10.71%) TeamCity
5 12 (10.71%) JUnit
6 10 (8.93%) Selenium
7 6 (5.36%) SpecFlow
7 6 (5.36%) Jasmine
7 6 (5.36%) Eclipse
7 6 (5.36%) Maven
7 6 (5.36%) ReSharper
8 5 (4.46%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (3.57%) RSpec
9 4 (3.57%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (3.57%) FitNesse
9 4 (3.57%) Mockito
9 4 (3.57%) Cucumber
10 3 (2.68%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 20 (17.86%) Finance
2 13 (11.61%) Marketing
3 5 (4.46%) Legal
4 2 (1.79%) Advertising
5 1 (0.89%) Billing
5 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 87 (77.68%) Developer
2 24 (21.43%) .NET Developer
3 18 (16.07%) C# Developer
4 16 (14.29%) Senior Developer
5 12 (10.71%) Java Developer
6 11 (9.82%) C# .NET Developer
7 8 (7.14%) Senior PHP Developer
7 8 (7.14%) PHP Developer
7 8 (7.14%) Architect
8 7 (6.25%) Software Developer
8 7 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
9 6 (5.36%) Software Engineer
10 5 (4.46%) Analyst
10 5 (4.46%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 4 (3.57%) Java Architect
11 4 (3.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 4 (3.57%) Automation Engineer
11 4 (3.57%) C# Software Developer
11 4 (3.57%) UI Developer
11 4 (3.57%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (55.36%) .NET
2 46 (41.07%) HTML
3 44 (39.29%) CSS
4 40 (35.71%) ASP.NET
5 36 (32.14%) Web Services
6 30 (26.79%) ASP.NET MVC
7 29 (25.89%) XML
8 23 (20.54%) Ajax
9 20 (17.86%) HTML5
9 20 (17.86%) jQuery
9 20 (17.86%) CSS3
10 17 (15.18%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 17 (15.18%) .NET Framework
10 17 (15.18%) XHTML
11 16 (14.29%) RESTful
12 13 (11.61%) WCF
12 13 (11.61%) KnockoutJS
13 12 (10.71%) RabbitMQ
13 12 (10.71%) XSLT
13 12 (10.71%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.14%) Mathematics
2 6 (5.36%) N-Tier
3 5 (4.46%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.46%) Clustering
4 3 (2.68%) Open Source
4 3 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.68%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.79%) Informatics
5 2 (1.79%) LIMS
6 1 (0.89%) GIS
6 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.89%) W3C
6 1 (0.89%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.89%) iPhone
6 1 (0.89%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.89%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.89%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 27 (24.11%) Linux
2 19 (16.96%) Windows
3 11 (9.82%) UNIX
4 7 (6.25%) CentOS
4 7 (6.25%) Solaris
5 5 (4.46%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.89%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (42.86%) MVC
2 44 (39.29%) TDD
3 42 (37.50%) OO
4 39 (34.82%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (19.64%) BDD
6 19 (16.96%) UML
7 13 (11.61%) OOP
8 12 (10.71%) OOA/OOD
8 12 (10.71%) E-Commerce
8 12 (10.71%) CQRS
9 11 (9.82%) Software Engineering
9 11 (9.82%) Scrum
10 10 (8.93%) Automated Testing
11 9 (8.04%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (8.04%) Domain-Driven Design
11 9 (8.04%) Web Development
12 8 (7.14%) Statistical Analysis
12 8 (7.14%) Performance Testing
12 8 (7.14%) Multithreading
12 8 (7.14%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 56 (50.00%) C#
2 49 (43.75%) SQL
3 41 (36.61%) JavaScript
4 20 (17.86%) Java
5 17 (15.18%) PowerShell
6 8 (7.14%) PHP5
6 8 (7.14%) PHP
7 6 (5.36%) PL/SQL
7 6 (5.36%) Perl
8 5 (4.46%) T-SQL
8 5 (4.46%) XPath
9 3 (2.68%) Groovy
9 3 (2.68%) VB
9 3 (2.68%) VB.NET
9 3 (2.68%) VBA
9 3 (2.68%) VB6
10 2 (1.79%) C
10 2 (1.79%) XAML
11 1 (0.89%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.89%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (11.61%) Degree
2 2 (1.79%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.89%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.89%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (0.89%) Sun Certification
3 1 (0.89%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (13.39%) QA
2 1 (0.89%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.89%) Section 508
System Software
1 2 (1.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (20.54%) Oracle
2 15 (13.39%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.14%) Sun
4 6 (5.36%) Apple
4 6 (5.36%) Sybase
5 5 (4.46%) HP
6 4 (3.57%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.89%) Stellent
8 1 (0.89%) VMware
8 1 (0.89%) Endeca
8 1 (0.89%) Yahoo!
8 1 (0.89%) Interwoven
8 1 (0.89%) Informatica
8 1 (0.89%) hybris
8 1 (0.89%) JBoss
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