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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 124 136 113
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -23
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 947 814 866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.79% 1.61% 1.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.28% 2.11% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 673 542 549
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £279 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 16
Average hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £34.65 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £50.30 £59.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
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
41529 38605 35912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 78.30% 76.37% 75.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 27590 24397 22520
Average daily rate £425 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1128 1085 1024
Average hourly rate £31.00 £24.56 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.22% -18.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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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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 +27 503 £463 +8.82% 120
South East -22 118 £350 +3.70% 70
Yorkshire +18 85 £350 +9.37% 26
North West +6 74 £475 +40.74% 33
South West -19 60 £375 -4.76% 21
East of England -25 39 £375 - 26
East Midlands +2 33 £375 +7.14% 16
West Midlands -10 28 £325 -3.70% 19
Midlands +3 2 - -
North East -31 2 £290 - 9
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 1044 (57.27%) Agile Software Development
2 615 (33.74%) SQL
3 587 (32.20%) .NET
4 575 (31.54%) JavaScript
5 552 (30.28%) TDD
6 545 (29.90%) C#
7 516 (28.30%) Java
8 490 (26.88%) HTML
9 453 (24.85%) SQL Server
10 436 (23.92%) CSS
11 410 (22.49%) Scrum
11 410 (22.49%) Continuous Integration
12 386 (21.17%) OO
13 363 (19.91%) MVC
14 317 (17.39%) ASP.NET
15 314 (17.22%) Finance
16 312 (17.11%) Web Services
17 310 (17.00%) XML
18 297 (16.29%) Git (software)
19 283 (15.52%) Oracle
20 273 (14.98%) jQuery
21 251 (13.77%) Microsoft
22 249 (13.66%) .NET Framework
23 241 (13.22%) HTML5
24 240 (13.17%) BDD
25 222 (12.18%) AngularJS
26 214 (11.74%) WCF
27 210 (11.52%) Jenkins
28 207 (11.35%) Linux
29 205 (11.25%) Software Engineering

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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
1 130 (7.13%) Apache
2 125 (6.86%) Tomcat
3 93 (5.10%) IIS
4 88 (4.83%) WebSphere
5 84 (4.61%) CMS
6 79 (4.33%) Node.js
7 72 (3.95%) Jetty
8 61 (3.35%) nginx
9 56 (3.07%) SharePoint
10 49 (2.69%) JBoss
10 49 (2.69%) WebLogic
11 32 (1.76%) SAS
11 32 (1.76%) BizTalk Server
12 26 (1.43%) Confluence
12 26 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
13 21 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 19 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
14 19 (1.04%) MQSeries
15 18 (0.99%) Umbraco
16 17 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 77 (4.22%) MS Excel
2 20 (1.10%) MS Office
3 18 (0.99%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.49%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.27%) Simulink
5 5 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
6 3 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.16%) MS Project
6 3 (0.16%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.11%) TargetLink
8 1 (0.055%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.055%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 28 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (1.26%) Oracle BPM
3 9 (0.49%) Magento
3 9 (0.49%) Oracle 11i
4 8 (0.44%) Summit
4 8 (0.44%) Hyperion Planning
5 7 (0.38%) Tridion
6 5 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.22%) Temenos T24
7 4 (0.22%) Markit EDM
7 4 (0.22%) ACBS
8 3 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 3 (0.16%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
9 2 (0.11%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.11%) Agresso
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.11%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 77 (4.22%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (2.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
4 38 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
5 35 (1.92%) Google App Engine
5 35 (1.92%) Google Cloud Platform
6 18 (0.99%) GitHub
7 15 (0.82%) Office 365
8 10 (0.55%) Google Analytics
8 10 (0.55%) OpenShift
9 7 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (0.27%) Google Checkout
10 5 (0.27%) SaaS
11 4 (0.22%) PaaS
11 4 (0.22%) Heroku
11 4 (0.22%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 1 (0.055%) CallidusCloud
13 1 (0.055%) AWS OpsWorks
13 1 (0.055%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 106 (5.81%) HTTP
2 57 (3.13%) TCP/IP
3 50 (2.74%) Internet
4 41 (2.25%) FTP
5 36 (1.97%) DNS
6 33 (1.81%) DHCP
6 33 (1.81%) IPsec
7 25 (1.37%) SSL
8 13 (0.71%) OpenLDAP
9 10 (0.55%) Intranet
10 9 (0.49%) LDAP
11 8 (0.44%) SMTP
12 7 (0.38%) Wireshark
13 6 (0.33%) ATM
14 5 (0.27%) WAN
15 3 (0.16%) SAN
15 3 (0.16%) iSCSI
15 3 (0.16%) SSH
15 3 (0.16%) VLAN
15 3 (0.16%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 453 (24.85%) SQL Server
2 127 (6.97%) Data Warehouse
3 120 (6.58%) SQL Server 2008
4 114 (6.25%) MySQL
5 93 (5.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 92 (5.05%) Relational Database
7 90 (4.94%) Oracle Database
8 63 (3.46%) MongoDB
9 55 (3.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 53 (2.91%) PostgreSQL
11 49 (2.69%) NoSQL
12 43 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
13 40 (2.19%) Oracle Database 11g
13 40 (2.19%) RDBMS
14 34 (1.87%) SQL Server 2005
15 32 (1.76%) Oracle Database 10g
16 30 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
17 24 (1.32%) SAS Data Integration Studio
18 23 (1.26%) Data Mart
18 23 (1.26%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 297 (16.29%) Git (software)
2 210 (11.52%) Jenkins
3 196 (10.75%) Subversion
4 175 (9.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 161 (8.83%) Visual Studio
6 155 (8.50%) Maven
7 126 (6.91%) JUnit
8 108 (5.92%) NUnit
9 98 (5.38%) Selenium
10 93 (5.10%) JIRA
11 78 (4.28%) Jasmine
12 56 (3.07%) Grunt
12 56 (3.07%) TeamCity
13 52 (2.85%) JMeter
14 51 (2.80%) Xcode
15 48 (2.63%) Gradle
16 45 (2.47%) Ant
17 39 (2.14%) Cucumber
18 38 (2.08%) Eclipse
19 37 (2.03%) Mockito
General
1 314 (17.22%) Finance
2 194 (10.64%) Banking
3 95 (5.21%) Front Office
4 90 (4.94%) Investment Banking
5 44 (2.41%) Publishing
6 42 (2.30%) Telecoms
7 33 (1.81%) Manufacturing
8 31 (1.70%) Retail
9 29 (1.59%) Back Office
10 23 (1.26%) Marketing
11 17 (0.93%) Legal
12 11 (0.60%) Law
12 11 (0.60%) Advertising
13 9 (0.49%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.44%) Electronics
14 8 (0.44%) Dutch Language
15 7 (0.38%) French Language
15 7 (0.38%) Automotive
16 6 (0.33%) Aerospace
16 6 (0.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 1395 (76.52%) Developer
2 230 (12.62%) .NET Developer
3 205 (11.25%) C# Developer
4 200 (10.97%) Java Developer
5 168 (9.22%) Senior Developer
6 105 (5.76%) Front-End Developer
7 98 (5.38%) Analyst
8 97 (5.32%) C# .NET Developer
9 70 (3.84%) SQL Developer
10 66 (3.62%) Web Developer
11 60 (3.29%) iOS Developer
12 56 (3.07%) Test Analyst
12 56 (3.07%) Consultant
13 55 (3.02%) PHP Developer
14 54 (2.96%) Software Developer
15 50 (2.74%) Software Engineer
16 48 (2.63%) ASP.NET Developer
17 45 (2.47%) ETL Developer
18 44 (2.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 40 (2.19%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 587 (32.20%) .NET
2 490 (26.88%) HTML
3 436 (23.92%) CSS
4 317 (17.39%) ASP.NET
5 312 (17.11%) Web Services
6 310 (17.00%) XML
7 273 (14.98%) jQuery
8 249 (13.66%) .NET Framework
9 241 (13.22%) HTML5
10 222 (12.18%) AngularJS
11 214 (11.74%) WCF
12 204 (11.19%) REST
13 176 (9.65%) Spring
14 169 (9.27%) ASP.NET MVC
15 161 (8.83%) JSON
16 159 (8.72%) SOAP
16 159 (8.72%) CSS3
17 145 (7.95%) WPF
18 128 (7.02%) Entity Framework
19 123 (6.75%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 105 (5.76%) User Experience
2 97 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
3 69 (3.78%) Computer Science
4 56 (3.07%) Mobile App
5 54 (2.96%) Algorithms
5 54 (2.96%) Derivative
6 45 (2.47%) N-Tier
7 40 (2.19%) iPhone
8 36 (1.97%) iPad
9 35 (1.92%) Data Structures
10 33 (1.81%) Credit Risk
11 32 (1.76%) Fixed Income
12 28 (1.54%) CMDB
12 28 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
13 27 (1.48%) Mathematics
14 24 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 24 (1.32%) Client/Server
15 23 (1.26%) Management Information System
16 18 (0.99%) Embedded Systems
17 17 (0.93%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 207 (11.35%) Linux
2 194 (10.64%) Windows
3 178 (9.76%) UNIX
4 106 (5.81%) Apple iOS
5 76 (4.17%) Android
6 27 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 26 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (0.82%) Ubuntu
9 14 (0.77%) Solaris
10 12 (0.66%) Windows XP
11 11 (0.60%) AIX
11 11 (0.60%) CentOS
11 11 (0.60%) Windows Phone
12 9 (0.49%) Windows 7
12 9 (0.49%) Windows Phone 7
13 5 (0.27%) Windows CE
14 4 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.22%) VMS
15 3 (0.16%) HPUX
15 3 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1044 (57.27%) Agile Software Development
2 552 (30.28%) TDD
3 410 (22.49%) Scrum
3 410 (22.49%) Continuous Integration
4 386 (21.17%) OO
5 363 (19.91%) MVC
6 240 (13.17%) BDD
7 205 (11.25%) Software Engineering
8 147 (8.06%) E-Commerce
9 141 (7.73%) User Acceptance Testing
10 133 (7.30%) OOD
11 132 (7.24%) SDLC
12 126 (6.91%) SOA
13 122 (6.69%) ETL
13 122 (6.69%) Automated Testing
14 118 (6.47%) OOP
15 115 (6.31%) Integration Testing
16 111 (6.09%) Web Development
17 109 (5.98%) Multithreading
18 105 (5.76%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 615 (33.74%) SQL
2 575 (31.54%) JavaScript
3 545 (29.90%) C#
4 516 (28.30%) Java
5 137 (7.52%) T-SQL
6 125 (6.86%) C++
7 123 (6.75%) Python
8 118 (6.47%) PHP
9 117 (6.42%) PL/SQL
10 76 (4.17%) Objective-C
11 71 (3.89%) C
12 47 (2.58%) Shell Script
13 46 (2.52%) Bash Shell
14 40 (2.19%) Ruby
15 39 (2.14%) VB.NET
16 34 (1.87%) Scala
17 33 (1.81%) Perl
17 33 (1.81%) XPath
18 30 (1.65%) Apple Swift
19 29 (1.59%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 164 (9.00%) Security Cleared
2 129 (7.08%) Degree
3 109 (5.98%) SC Cleared
4 35 (1.92%) DV Cleared
5 10 (0.55%) Sun Certification
6 9 (0.49%) ISTQB
6 9 (0.49%) ISEB
7 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.11%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.055%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.055%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.055%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 1 (0.055%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.055%) MCPD
10 1 (0.055%) PMP
10 1 (0.055%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.055%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (4.00%) QA
2 15 (0.82%) Data Quality
3 13 (0.71%) SLA
4 2 (0.11%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.11%) HL7
4 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.11%) COREP
5 1 (0.055%) GxP
5 1 (0.055%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.055%) WAI
System Software
1 66 (3.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (1.70%) Active Directory
3 27 (1.48%) Docker
4 18 (0.99%) Xen
5 14 (0.77%) Varnish
5 14 (0.77%) vCloud
6 9 (0.49%) Squid
7 7 (0.38%) vSphere
8 6 (0.33%) KVM
9 5 (0.27%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.22%) RACF
11 3 (0.16%) Samba
11 3 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.16%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.16%) XenApp
11 3 (0.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 3 (0.16%) QEMU
11 3 (0.16%) GlusterFS
12 2 (0.11%) Tivoli Directory Server
12 2 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 61 (3.35%) Puppet
2 49 (2.69%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (1.21%) logstash
4 19 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
5 17 (0.93%) ZABBIX
6 16 (0.88%) Ansible
7 15 (0.82%) Control-M
8 13 (0.71%) Kibana
8 13 (0.71%) Rundeck
9 12 (0.66%) Nagios
10 10 (0.55%) Salt
10 10 (0.55%) HAProxy
11 9 (0.49%) Graphite
11 9 (0.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 8 (0.44%) Vagrant
13 7 (0.38%) Oracle Identity Management
14 6 (0.33%) SCOM
15 5 (0.27%) Oozie
15 5 (0.27%) Capistrano
16 4 (0.22%) zSecure
Vendors
1 283 (15.52%) Oracle
2 251 (13.77%) Microsoft
3 79 (4.33%) Google
4 68 (3.73%) VMware
5 59 (3.24%) SAP
6 48 (2.63%) Informatica
7 45 (2.47%) HP
8 32 (1.76%) IBM
8 32 (1.76%) BMC
9 31 (1.70%) Twitter
10 29 (1.59%) ServiceNow
10 29 (1.59%) Apple
11 28 (1.54%) CA
12 27 (1.48%) Sybase
12 27 (1.48%) Greenplum
13 21 (1.15%) EPiServer
13 21 (1.15%) Telerik
14 19 (1.04%) Cognos
15 18 (0.99%) Splunk
16 17 (0.93%) SOASTA, Inc
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