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 3 May 2016 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 89 123 84
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -39
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 41 11 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.63% 0.40% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.10% 0.52% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 6 37
Median daily rate £400 £455 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.08% +21.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £413 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £566 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -6.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.66% +7.14%
Unit Testing
England

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
1956 2112 2374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 77.80% 76.77% 76.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1147 1188 1342
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 152 144
Median hourly rate £27.50 £33.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.91% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

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 3 May 2016.

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 3 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +23 20 £360 -33.94% 10
Essex +18 11 £450 - 3
Hertfordshire +18 8 £350 -17.64% 6
Bedfordshire +2 1 - - 2
Norfolk - 1 £400 -
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England

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

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, 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 43 (58.90%) C#
2 42 (57.53%) .NET
3 32 (43.84%) Software Engineering
4 29 (39.73%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (32.88%) .NET Framework
6 23 (31.51%) Visual Studio
7 22 (30.14%) WPF
8 19 (26.03%) SQL
9 18 (24.66%) ASP.NET
9 18 (24.66%) SOA
10 17 (23.29%) JavaScript
11 16 (21.92%) Java
12 15 (20.55%) Integration Testing
12 15 (20.55%) Change Control
13 13 (17.81%) WinForms
13 13 (17.81%) Scrum
14 12 (16.44%) WCF
14 12 (16.44%) jQuery
15 11 (15.07%) Degree
15 11 (15.07%) TDD
15 11 (15.07%) CSS
15 11 (15.07%) HTML
16 10 (13.70%) Mentoring
16 10 (13.70%) Sass
16 10 (13.70%) Multithreading
16 10 (13.70%) Software Architecture
16 10 (13.70%) HTML5
17 9 (12.33%) SC Cleared
17 9 (12.33%) Security Cleared
17 9 (12.33%) Linux

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 6 (8.22%) Node.js
2 5 (6.85%) CMS
3 4 (5.48%) Confluence
3 4 (5.48%) NetWeaver
3 4 (5.48%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (4.11%) OmniGraffle
1 3 (4.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (5.48%) SAP BPC
2 3 (4.11%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.37%) HTTPS
1 1 (1.37%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.85%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.11%) Couchbase
2 3 (4.11%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.37%) Big Data
3 1 (1.37%) MySQL
3 1 (1.37%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 23 (31.51%) Visual Studio
2 7 (9.59%) Git (software)
3 6 (8.22%) gulp
3 6 (8.22%) Jasmine
4 5 (6.85%) Grunt
4 5 (6.85%) IntelliJ
4 5 (6.85%) Mercurial
4 5 (6.85%) PhantomJS
4 5 (6.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (6.85%) WebStorm
5 4 (5.48%) Ant
5 4 (5.48%) JIRA
5 4 (5.48%) NUnit
5 4 (5.48%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.37%) AccuRev
6 1 (1.37%) Mocha
6 1 (1.37%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (1.37%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (1.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (1.37%) Xcode
General
1 5 (6.85%) Finance
2 2 (2.74%) Retail
3 1 (1.37%) Electronics
3 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 39 (53.42%) Developer
2 18 (24.66%) Software Engineer
3 17 (23.29%) .NET Developer
4 12 (16.44%) C# Developer
5 11 (15.07%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (12.33%) WPF Developer
7 7 (9.59%) Java Developer
8 6 (8.22%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 5 (6.85%) C# WPF Developer
10 4 (5.48%) Analyst
10 4 (5.48%) Consultant
10 4 (5.48%) SAP BPC Consultant
10 4 (5.48%) SAP Consultant
10 4 (5.48%) Technical Analyst
11 3 (4.11%) Java Programmer
11 3 (4.11%) Programmer
12 2 (2.74%) Architect
12 2 (2.74%) Senior Developer
12 2 (2.74%) Software Developer
12 2 (2.74%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (57.53%) .NET
2 24 (32.88%) .NET Framework
3 22 (30.14%) WPF
4 18 (24.66%) ASP.NET
5 13 (17.81%) WinForms
6 12 (16.44%) jQuery
6 12 (16.44%) WCF
7 11 (15.07%) CSS
7 11 (15.07%) HTML
8 10 (13.70%) HTML5
8 10 (13.70%) Sass
9 9 (12.33%) Ajax
10 7 (9.59%) REST
11 6 (8.22%) CSS3
11 6 (8.22%) RESTful
11 6 (8.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 5 (6.85%) LESS
12 5 (6.85%) Web Services
12 5 (6.85%) XML
13 4 (5.48%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.85%) Computer Science
1 5 (6.85%) SCADA
1 5 (6.85%) User Experience
2 4 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.48%) iPad
3 3 (4.11%) Graphic Design
3 3 (4.11%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.74%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.37%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.37%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.37%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.33%) Linux
2 5 (6.85%) Unix
3 3 (4.11%) Windows
4 1 (1.37%) Android
4 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (43.84%) Software Engineering
2 29 (39.73%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (24.66%) SOA
4 15 (20.55%) Change Control
4 15 (20.55%) Integration Testing
5 13 (17.81%) Scrum
6 11 (15.07%) TDD
7 10 (13.70%) Mentoring
7 10 (13.70%) Multithreading
7 10 (13.70%) Software Architecture
8 8 (10.96%) OO
9 7 (9.59%) Automated Testing
9 7 (9.59%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (9.59%) Extreme Programming
9 7 (9.59%) Pair Programming
10 6 (8.22%) MVC
10 6 (8.22%) Responsive Web Design
11 5 (6.85%) Front End Development
11 5 (6.85%) System Testing
11 5 (6.85%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 43 (58.90%) C#
2 19 (26.03%) SQL
3 17 (23.29%) JavaScript
4 16 (21.92%) Java
5 6 (8.22%) TypeScript
6 5 (6.85%) Dart
6 5 (6.85%) ECMAScript
7 4 (5.48%) XAML
8 2 (2.74%) C++
8 2 (2.74%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.37%) C
9 1 (1.37%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.37%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.37%) PHP
9 1 (1.37%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.37%) Python
9 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.37%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.37%) VC++
Qualifications
1 11 (15.07%) Degree
2 9 (12.33%) SC Cleared
2 9 (12.33%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.48%) PhD
4 2 (2.74%) HND
5 1 (1.37%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.48%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (5.48%) IBM
1 4 (5.48%) SAP
2 2 (2.74%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.37%) Facebook
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle
3 1 (1.37%) OutlookSoft
3 1 (1.37%) Sun
3 1 (1.37%) Twitter
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