The table below looks at the statistics for Code Coverage skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Code Coverage over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Code Coverage
Rank 532 546 549
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +3
Contract jobs citing Code Coverage 43 14 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.085% 0.029% 0.054%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.039% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 7 20
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£335 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £345 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £530 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £299 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.87% -25.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Code Coverage
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37564 35968 38529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.68% 73.76% 71.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 23690 22532 22798
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1063 991 1384
Average hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Code Coverage
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Code Coverage across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Code Coverage Jobs Demand Trend in England

Code Coverage
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Code Coverage across the England region.

Code Coverage Daily Rate Trend in England

Code Coverage
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Code Coverage across the England region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Code Coverage Daily Rate Histogram in England

Code Coverage
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Code Coverage across the England region.

Code Coverage Hourly Rate Trend in England

Code Coverage
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Code Coverage within the England region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
South East -4 9 £338 - 2
London -6 7 £325 -20.00% 1
East of England - 5 £275 - 1
North West - 2 - -
East Midlands - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Code Coverage
UK

Code Coverage
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Code Coverage 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 Code Coverage.

1 56 (72.73%) .NET
2 52 (67.53%) C#
3 51 (66.23%) Unit Testing
4 43 (55.84%) Scrum
5 38 (49.35%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (45.45%) ASP.NET
7 31 (40.26%) SQL
8 29 (37.66%) Team Foundation Server
8 29 (37.66%) ASP.NET MVC
9 26 (33.77%) Agile Software Development
10 25 (32.47%) Security Cleared
10 25 (32.47%) T-SQL
10 25 (32.47%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 22 (28.57%) JavaScript
11 22 (28.57%) SC Cleared
12 21 (27.27%) .NET Framework
13 18 (23.38%) Java
14 15 (19.48%) TDD
15 14 (18.18%) Selenium
16 13 (16.88%) CSS
17 12 (15.58%) Web Services
17 12 (15.58%) OO
17 12 (15.58%) MVC
17 12 (15.58%) Refactoring
17 12 (15.58%) Automated Testing
18 11 (14.29%) QA
18 11 (14.29%) Test Automation
19 10 (12.99%) JUnit
19 10 (12.99%) OOP
19 10 (12.99%) HTML

Code Coverage
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Code Coverage 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 Code Coverage. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (7.79%) IIS
2 4 (5.19%) Drupal
3 2 (2.60%) Apache
3 2 (2.60%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.30%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.39%) NoSQL
2 7 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 7 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.09%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.60%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 29 (37.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (18.18%) Selenium
3 10 (12.99%) JUnit
4 8 (10.39%) NUnit
4 8 (10.39%) JIRA
5 6 (7.79%) FxCop
5 6 (7.79%) StyleCop
6 3 (3.90%) WebDriver
7 2 (2.60%) ReSharper
7 2 (2.60%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.30%) FindBugs
8 1 (1.30%) FishEye
8 1 (1.30%) dotCover
8 1 (1.30%) Moq
8 1 (1.30%) Subversion
8 1 (1.30%) Maven
8 1 (1.30%) Rational Rose
8 1 (1.30%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.30%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (1.30%) dotTrace
General
1 9 (11.69%) Back Office
2 8 (10.39%) Finance
3 7 (9.09%) Publishing
4 1 (1.30%) Games
4 1 (1.30%) Banking
4 1 (1.30%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.30%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 60 (77.92%) Developer
2 39 (50.65%) .NET Developer
3 16 (20.78%) SQL Developer
4 11 (14.29%) C# Developer
5 8 (10.39%) Software Engineer
5 8 (10.39%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (6.49%) Agile .NET Developer
6 5 (6.49%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Tester
7 4 (5.19%) Software Developer
7 4 (5.19%) Drupal Developer
8 3 (3.90%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (3.90%) QA Tester
9 2 (2.60%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
9 2 (2.60%) UI Developer
9 2 (2.60%) Test Engineer
9 2 (2.60%) Senior Software Engineer
9 2 (2.60%) UI Programmer
9 2 (2.60%) Agile Tester
10 1 (1.30%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (72.73%) .NET
2 35 (45.45%) ASP.NET
3 29 (37.66%) ASP.NET MVC
4 25 (32.47%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 21 (27.27%) .NET Framework
6 13 (16.88%) CSS
7 12 (15.58%) Web Services
8 10 (12.99%) HTML
9 9 (11.69%) jQuery
9 9 (11.69%) HTML5
10 7 (9.09%) WCF
10 7 (9.09%) CSS3
11 6 (7.79%) POCO
11 6 (7.79%) LINQ
11 6 (7.79%) XML
11 6 (7.79%) XSL
11 6 (7.79%) XSLT
12 5 (6.49%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 3 (3.90%) REST
13 3 (3.90%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.99%) Wiki
2 7 (9.09%) Kindle
3 2 (2.60%) Device Driver
3 2 (2.60%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.60%) UNIX
1 2 (2.60%) Linux
2 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (1.30%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (66.23%) Unit Testing
2 43 (55.84%) Scrum
3 38 (49.35%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (33.77%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (19.48%) TDD
6 12 (15.58%) OO
6 12 (15.58%) Automated Testing
6 12 (15.58%) Refactoring
6 12 (15.58%) MVC
7 11 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 10 (12.99%) BDD
8 10 (12.99%) Software Engineering
8 10 (12.99%) OOP
9 9 (11.69%) Load Testing
9 9 (11.69%) Security Testing
10 7 (9.09%) Event-Driven Architecture
11 6 (7.79%) Regression Testing
12 5 (6.49%) Investment Management
13 3 (3.90%) Integration Testing
14 2 (2.60%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (67.53%) C#
2 31 (40.26%) SQL
3 25 (32.47%) T-SQL
4 22 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 18 (23.38%) Java
6 7 (9.09%) PHP
7 6 (7.79%) VB.NET
7 6 (7.79%) VBScript
8 5 (6.49%) C
8 5 (6.49%) Python
9 2 (2.60%) Embedded C
9 2 (2.60%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.60%) C++
9 2 (2.60%) VB
10 1 (1.30%) Groovy
10 1 (1.30%) Scala
10 1 (1.30%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.30%) Perl
Qualifications
1 25 (32.47%) Security Cleared
2 22 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 7 (9.09%) Degree
4 1 (1.30%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.29%) QA
2 7 (9.09%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.60%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 3 (3.90%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.30%) Perforce
2 1 (1.30%) Atlassian
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