The table below looks at the statistics for Unit Testing 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 Unit Testing over the 3 months to 6 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 140 132 129
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 735 710 641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.59% 1.58% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 2.09% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 430 373
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £303 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 21
Average hourly rate £42.00 £34.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% +4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £34.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £40.25 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
Unit Testing
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
35314 33935 29852
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.35% 75.53% 73.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 22438 20877 18206
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 961 1028 1078
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.31 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in England

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in England

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unit Testing across the England region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Histogram in England

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in England

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unit Testing across the England region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Unit Testing
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 Unit Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 6 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
London -2 344 £450 +5.88% 144
South East -12 132 £350 +5.66% 67
South West +32 62 £378 +11.85% 18
North West -2 62 £325 -13.33% 48
Yorkshire +20 58 £320 -9.85% 32
West Midlands +8 26 £325 -23.52% 15
East of England -23 25 £295 -21.40% 12
East Midlands -6 22 £325 -7.14% 13
Midlands +5 1 - -
North East - - - - 5
Unit Testing
UK

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 762 (51.84%) Agile Software Development
2 462 (31.43%) JavaScript
3 450 (30.61%) SQL
4 434 (29.52%) HTML
5 421 (28.64%) Java
6 418 (28.44%) .NET
7 385 (26.19%) C#
8 370 (25.17%) CSS
9 367 (24.97%) TDD
10 345 (23.47%) MVC
11 320 (21.77%) OO
12 319 (21.70%) Scrum
13 318 (21.63%) Continuous Integration
14 295 (20.07%) SQL Server
15 292 (19.86%) XML
16 262 (17.82%) Web Services
17 257 (17.48%) jQuery
18 248 (16.87%) Oracle
19 243 (16.53%) Git (software)
20 237 (16.12%) ASP.NET
21 205 (13.95%) Subversion
22 202 (13.74%) Finance
23 200 (13.61%) Linux
24 193 (13.13%) HTML5
25 165 (11.22%) UNIX
26 161 (10.95%) Security Cleared
27 153 (10.41%) JUnit
27 153 (10.41%) Microsoft
27 153 (10.41%) Maven
28 151 (10.27%) Spring

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 115 (7.82%) Apache
2 77 (5.24%) Tomcat
3 65 (4.42%) CMS
4 46 (3.13%) WebSphere
5 41 (2.79%) SharePoint
6 35 (2.38%) IIS
7 32 (2.18%) Node.js
8 27 (1.84%) WebLogic
9 26 (1.77%) JBoss
10 24 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
11 22 (1.50%) Oracle Workflow
12 20 (1.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 18 (1.22%) Umbraco
14 17 (1.16%) Jetty
14 17 (1.16%) Confluence
15 15 (1.02%) Apache Solr
15 15 (1.02%) nginx
16 13 (0.88%) Drupal
16 13 (0.88%) MQSeries
17 12 (0.82%) Kentico
Applications
1 62 (4.22%) MS Excel
2 28 (1.90%) MS Office
3 7 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.41%) PowerPivot
5 3 (0.20%) MS Project
6 2 (0.14%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.14%) Simulink
7 1 (0.068%) DOC1
7 1 (0.068%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.068%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 30 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (0.88%) Magento
4 10 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
5 9 (0.61%) Summit
5 9 (0.61%) Oracle 11i
6 8 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 8 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
7 6 (0.41%) Markit EDM
7 6 (0.41%) BusinessWorks
7 6 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
8 5 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
8 5 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
8 5 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
9 4 (0.27%) SAP EWM
9 4 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
9 4 (0.27%) SAP MII
9 4 (0.27%) SAP CRM
9 4 (0.27%) Tridion
10 3 (0.20%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 31 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
3 12 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (0.34%) Google App Engine
6 5 (0.34%) Office 365
7 4 (0.27%) SaaS
8 3 (0.20%) Yammer
8 3 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.14%) GitHub
9 2 (0.14%) PaaS
9 2 (0.14%) Heroku
10 1 (0.068%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.068%) Force.com
10 1 (0.068%) Joyent
10 1 (0.068%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 50 (3.40%) HTTP
2 39 (2.65%) Internet
3 12 (0.82%) FTP
4 11 (0.75%) TCP/IP
5 10 (0.68%) Intranet
6 9 (0.61%) DNS
7 8 (0.54%) SMTP
8 7 (0.48%) SSL
9 6 (0.41%) DHCP
9 6 (0.41%) LDAP
10 5 (0.34%) AMQP
11 4 (0.27%) IPsec
11 4 (0.27%) SAN
12 3 (0.20%) ATM
12 3 (0.20%) WAN
13 2 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (0.14%) Wireshark
13 2 (0.14%) ZigBee
13 2 (0.14%) Asterisk PBX
13 2 (0.14%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 295 (20.07%) SQL Server
2 113 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 97 (6.60%) MySQL
4 85 (5.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 67 (4.56%) Oracle Database
6 62 (4.22%) Data Warehouse
7 60 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 58 (3.95%) RDBMS
9 40 (2.72%) Oracle Reports
10 33 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 33 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
11 32 (2.18%) Oracle Database 11g
11 32 (2.18%) NoSQL
12 31 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
13 26 (1.77%) MongoDB
14 25 (1.70%) DB2
15 24 (1.63%) Oracle Database 10g
15 24 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
15 24 (1.63%) Big Data
16 19 (1.29%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 243 (16.53%) Git (software)
2 205 (13.95%) Subversion
3 153 (10.41%) Maven
3 153 (10.41%) JUnit
4 112 (7.62%) Team Foundation Server
5 110 (7.48%) Jenkins
6 104 (7.07%) JIRA
7 83 (5.65%) Visual Studio
8 79 (5.37%) Ant
9 73 (4.97%) Selenium
10 57 (3.88%) TeamCity
10 57 (3.88%) NUnit
11 56 (3.81%) Mockito
12 51 (3.47%) Eclipse
13 38 (2.59%) Jasmine
14 37 (2.52%) Oracle Forms
15 34 (2.31%) PHPUnit
16 28 (1.90%) Cucumber
17 26 (1.77%) Grunt
18 25 (1.70%) jMock
General
1 202 (13.74%) Finance
2 120 (8.16%) Banking
3 70 (4.76%) Investment Banking
4 43 (2.93%) Front Office
5 42 (2.86%) Telecoms
6 37 (2.52%) Marketing
7 32 (2.18%) Back Office
8 23 (1.56%) Retail
8 23 (1.56%) Publishing
9 15 (1.02%) Manufacturing
9 15 (1.02%) Advertising
10 13 (0.88%) Games
10 13 (0.88%) Legal
11 11 (0.75%) Electronics
12 7 (0.48%) Military
13 6 (0.41%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.34%) Music Industry
15 4 (0.27%) Automotive
16 3 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.14%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1125 (76.53%) Developer
2 222 (15.10%) .NET Developer
3 171 (11.63%) Java Developer
4 138 (9.39%) Senior Developer
5 129 (8.78%) C# Developer
6 79 (5.37%) C# .NET Developer
7 77 (5.24%) PHP Developer
8 73 (4.97%) Analyst
9 60 (4.08%) Consultant
10 58 (3.95%) Front-End Developer
11 52 (3.54%) SQL Developer
12 48 (3.27%) Software Developer
13 47 (3.20%) Web Developer
14 46 (3.13%) Android Developer
15 42 (2.86%) JavaScript Developer
16 36 (2.45%) Software Engineer
16 36 (2.45%) ASP.NET Developer
17 31 (2.11%) Oracle Developer
18 29 (1.97%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 25 (1.70%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 434 (29.52%) HTML
2 418 (28.44%) .NET
3 370 (25.17%) CSS
4 292 (19.86%) XML
5 262 (17.82%) Web Services
6 257 (17.48%) jQuery
7 237 (16.12%) ASP.NET
8 193 (13.13%) HTML5
9 151 (10.27%) Spring
10 148 (10.07%) .NET Framework
11 141 (9.59%) JSON
12 135 (9.18%) ASP.NET MVC
13 129 (8.78%) REST
14 126 (8.57%) AngularJS
15 122 (8.30%) Ajax
16 117 (7.96%) RESTful
17 115 (7.82%) WCF
18 114 (7.76%) CSS3
19 97 (6.60%) J2EE
20 84 (5.71%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 97 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (4.83%) User Experience
3 63 (4.29%) Computer Science
4 52 (3.54%) Management Information System
5 51 (3.47%) Open Source
6 43 (2.93%) Mobile App
7 30 (2.04%) Derivative
8 28 (1.90%) N-Tier
9 26 (1.77%) Fixed Income
9 26 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
9 26 (1.77%) Data Structures
10 21 (1.43%) Algorithms
10 21 (1.43%) Data Integration
11 19 (1.29%) iPad
12 16 (1.09%) Equity Derivative
13 15 (1.02%) Credit Risk
14 14 (0.95%) Mainframe
15 12 (0.82%) Inversion of Control
15 12 (0.82%) Mobile Payment
16 11 (0.75%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 200 (13.61%) Linux
2 165 (11.22%) UNIX
3 123 (8.37%) Windows
4 67 (4.56%) Android
5 53 (3.61%) Apple iOS
6 16 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (0.68%) AIX
9 9 (0.61%) Ubuntu
10 8 (0.54%) VMS
11 7 (0.48%) HPUX
11 7 (0.48%) zOS
12 6 (0.41%) CentOS
13 4 (0.27%) Windows NT
13 4 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.20%) OpenVMS
14 3 (0.20%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.14%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 762 (51.84%) Agile Software Development
2 367 (24.97%) TDD
3 345 (23.47%) MVC
4 320 (21.77%) OO
5 319 (21.70%) Scrum
6 318 (21.63%) Continuous Integration
7 128 (8.71%) Software Engineering
8 120 (8.16%) BDD
9 119 (8.10%) OOP
10 108 (7.35%) E-Commerce
11 93 (6.33%) OOD
11 93 (6.33%) User Acceptance Testing
12 88 (5.99%) Web Development
13 85 (5.78%) Automated Testing
14 84 (5.71%) SOA
15 82 (5.58%) Multithreading
16 73 (4.97%) Workflow
17 70 (4.76%) Validation
18 67 (4.56%) Migration
19 66 (4.49%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 462 (31.43%) JavaScript
2 450 (30.61%) SQL
3 421 (28.64%) Java
4 385 (26.19%) C#
5 140 (9.52%) PHP
6 94 (6.39%) T-SQL
7 86 (5.85%) Python
8 80 (5.44%) PL/SQL
9 64 (4.35%) C++
10 44 (2.99%) VB.NET
10 44 (2.99%) Shell Script
11 43 (2.93%) VBA
12 36 (2.45%) Bash Shell
13 34 (2.31%) C
13 34 (2.31%) VB
14 33 (2.24%) PHP5
15 27 (1.84%) VBScript
16 26 (1.77%) Ruby
16 26 (1.77%) Scala
17 23 (1.56%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 161 (10.95%) Security Cleared
2 117 (7.96%) SC Cleared
3 97 (6.60%) Degree
4 51 (3.47%) VCP4
5 31 (2.11%) DV Cleared
6 18 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (1.16%) ISEB
8 8 (0.54%) Sun Certification
8 8 (0.54%) ISEB Practitioner
9 6 (0.41%) CTC Cleared
10 5 (0.34%) ISTQB
10 5 (0.34%) MCPD
10 5 (0.34%) MCSE
11 4 (0.27%) IBM Certification
11 4 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.20%) HND
13 2 (0.14%) MCTS
13 2 (0.14%) MCITP
14 1 (0.068%) NVQ Level 4
14 1 (0.068%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (5.51%) QA
2 12 (0.82%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.61%) SLA
4 7 (0.48%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.20%) WAI
7 2 (0.14%) WCAG
7 2 (0.14%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.14%) HL7
7 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.068%) COBIT
8 1 (0.068%) GxP
8 1 (0.068%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 37 (2.52%) RACF
2 15 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.88%) Active Directory
4 11 (0.75%) Varnish
5 8 (0.54%) KVM
6 7 (0.48%) QEMU
7 4 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 4 (0.27%) Xen
8 3 (0.20%) Firmware
8 3 (0.20%) vCloud
9 1 (0.068%) ACF2
9 1 (0.068%) Samba
9 1 (0.068%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.068%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.068%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.068%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 32 (2.18%) Puppet
2 15 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
3 12 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (0.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 8 (0.54%) Oozie
4 8 (0.54%) Control-M
5 7 (0.48%) Oracle Identity Management
5 7 (0.48%) OMEGAMON
6 5 (0.34%) StatsD
6 5 (0.34%) Kibana
7 3 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.14%) Nagios
8 2 (0.14%) MIIS
9 1 (0.068%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.068%) BMC Performance Manager
9 1 (0.068%) SCCM
9 1 (0.068%) SCOM
9 1 (0.068%) OpenView
9 1 (0.068%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.068%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 248 (16.87%) Oracle
2 153 (10.41%) Microsoft
3 59 (4.01%) SAP
4 40 (2.72%) Google
5 35 (2.38%) Zend
6 33 (2.24%) IBM
7 29 (1.97%) hybris
8 28 (1.90%) Sybase
9 23 (1.56%) VMware
10 18 (1.22%) Informatica
10 18 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
11 17 (1.16%) Tableau
12 14 (0.95%) Red Hat
13 12 (0.82%) Sitecore
14 11 (0.75%) ATG
14 11 (0.75%) Bloomberg
14 11 (0.75%) HP
14 11 (0.75%) Twitter
15 10 (0.68%) Talend
15 10 (0.68%) Remedy
London
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 48 minutes ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Executive Resource Group
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: Up to £500 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £300 per day - 12 months contract
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £440.00 - £460.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £575 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £80 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £26 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270 - £330 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: market rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £347.48 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago