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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 152 128 130
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +2
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 728 752 687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.47% 1.61% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 2.16% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 483 458
Average daily rate
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£388 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £288 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 19
Average hourly rate £38.00 £36.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% -6.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.30 £34.00 £29.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.12 £48.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £36.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year
+1.36% -4.57%
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
37095 34787 31991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.83% 74.29% 72.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 24706 21803 19148
Average daily rate £425 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1033 1077 1341
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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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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 -28 318 £425 - 64
South East -19 137 £381 +5.90% 41
South West +22 72 £315 -16.00% 17
East of England -2 63 £375 +15.38% 12
North West +21 62 £314 +4.58% 18
Yorkshire -18 37 £325 - 21
West Midlands +3 26 £340 +4.61% 10
East Midlands -4 9 £368 -2.00% 13
North East -32 4 £338 -24.79% 2
Midlands -2 1 £500 +29.87%
South Coast - - - -
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 792 (51.80%) Agile Software Development
2 514 (33.62%) SQL
3 504 (32.96%) HTML
4 499 (32.64%) JavaScript
5 443 (28.97%) Java
6 438 (28.65%) CSS
7 412 (26.95%) .NET
8 387 (25.31%) C#
9 368 (24.07%) TDD
10 357 (23.35%) MVC
11 354 (23.15%) Scrum
12 330 (21.58%) Web Services
13 324 (21.19%) Continuous Integration
14 315 (20.60%) OO
15 308 (20.14%) SQL Server
16 298 (19.49%) XML
17 265 (17.33%) Oracle
18 262 (17.14%) ASP.NET
19 255 (16.68%) jQuery
20 246 (16.09%) Git (software)
21 240 (15.70%) HTML5
22 207 (13.54%) Finance
23 202 (13.21%) Subversion
24 199 (13.02%) Linux
25 187 (12.23%) UNIX
26 179 (11.71%) Spring
27 167 (10.92%) JUnit
28 166 (10.86%) Microsoft
29 165 (10.79%) ASP.NET MVC
30 160 (10.46%) PHP

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (8.50%) Apache
2 95 (6.21%) Tomcat
3 60 (3.92%) CMS
4 56 (3.66%) IIS
5 54 (3.53%) SharePoint
6 47 (3.07%) WebSphere
6 47 (3.07%) Node.js
7 30 (1.96%) WebLogic
8 28 (1.83%) BizTalk Server
9 27 (1.77%) Confluence
10 25 (1.64%) Jetty
11 20 (1.31%) JBoss
11 20 (1.31%) Oracle Workflow
12 15 (0.98%) Apache Solr
13 14 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
14 12 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 12 (0.78%) nginx
15 10 (0.65%) Umbraco
15 10 (0.65%) Documentum
15 10 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 70 (4.58%) MS Excel
2 23 (1.50%) MS Office
3 10 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
4 9 (0.59%) PowerPivot
5 4 (0.26%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.20%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.13%) MS Project
8 1 (0.065%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.065%) DOC1
8 1 (0.065%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 45 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (1.37%) Oracle General Ledger
3 20 (1.31%) Oracle Receivables
4 19 (1.24%) Oracle Payables
5 18 (1.18%) Oracle Assets
5 18 (1.18%) Oracle EBS R12
6 15 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
7 13 (0.85%) Magento
8 12 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
9 9 (0.59%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 8 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
10 8 (0.52%) Summit
10 8 (0.52%) SAP CO
10 8 (0.52%) SAP FI
11 7 (0.46%) Markit EDM
12 6 (0.39%) Oracle 11i
12 6 (0.39%) BusinessWorks
12 6 (0.39%) Oracle iProcurement
12 6 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 5 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 23 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
3 17 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
5 12 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (0.52%) Google App Engine
7 6 (0.39%) SaaS
7 6 (0.39%) Office 365
8 3 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
8 3 (0.20%) Heroku
9 2 (0.13%) PaaS
9 2 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.13%) AWS Data Pipeline
9 2 (0.13%) GitHub
10 1 (0.065%) IaaS
10 1 (0.065%) Joyent
10 1 (0.065%) Route 53
10 1 (0.065%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.065%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.065%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 54 (3.53%) HTTP
2 51 (3.34%) Internet
3 17 (1.11%) FTP
4 14 (0.92%) Intranet
5 13 (0.85%) DNS
6 12 (0.78%) TCP/IP
7 11 (0.72%) DHCP
8 9 (0.59%) SMTP
8 9 (0.59%) SSL
9 6 (0.39%) Asterisk PBX
9 6 (0.39%) PBX
9 6 (0.39%) VoIP
10 5 (0.33%) ATM
10 5 (0.33%) SAN
10 5 (0.33%) IPsec
11 4 (0.26%) LDAP
12 2 (0.13%) LAN
12 2 (0.13%) WAN
12 2 (0.13%) Extranet
12 2 (0.13%) 802.15
Database & Business Intelligence
1 308 (20.14%) SQL Server
2 126 (8.24%) MySQL
3 116 (7.59%) Relational Database
4 98 (6.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 79 (5.17%) Oracle Database
6 74 (4.84%) Data Warehouse
7 61 (3.99%) RDBMS
8 52 (3.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 43 (2.81%) SQL Server 2012
10 42 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 35 (2.29%) Big Data
12 34 (2.22%) NoSQL
13 30 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
14 29 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
15 27 (1.77%) Hadoop
16 26 (1.70%) PostgreSQL
17 25 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 24 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
19 22 (1.44%) DB2
20 21 (1.37%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 246 (16.09%) Git (software)
2 202 (13.21%) Subversion
3 167 (10.92%) JUnit
4 154 (10.07%) Maven
5 136 (8.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 105 (6.87%) JIRA
7 98 (6.41%) Jenkins
8 87 (5.69%) Visual Studio
9 72 (4.71%) Selenium
9 72 (4.71%) Mockito
10 70 (4.58%) Ant
11 49 (3.20%) Eclipse
12 46 (3.01%) Jasmine
13 45 (2.94%) TeamCity
14 42 (2.75%) Grunt
15 40 (2.62%) NUnit
16 38 (2.49%) PHPUnit
17 26 (1.70%) Cucumber
17 26 (1.70%) jMock
17 26 (1.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 207 (13.54%) Finance
2 131 (8.57%) Banking
3 70 (4.58%) Investment Banking
4 48 (3.14%) Front Office
5 41 (2.68%) Telecoms
5 41 (2.68%) Marketing
6 36 (2.35%) Retail
7 30 (1.96%) Back Office
8 27 (1.77%) Legal
9 22 (1.44%) Publishing
10 21 (1.37%) Manufacturing
11 16 (1.05%) Advertising
11 16 (1.05%) Games
12 9 (0.59%) Electronics
13 8 (0.52%) General Ledger
14 7 (0.46%) Military
15 5 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.33%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.33%) Automotive
15 5 (0.33%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 1148 (75.08%) Developer
2 209 (13.67%) .NET Developer
3 180 (11.77%) Java Developer
4 142 (9.29%) Senior Developer
5 104 (6.80%) C# Developer
6 83 (5.43%) Front-End Developer
7 80 (5.23%) PHP Developer
8 69 (4.51%) Analyst
9 64 (4.19%) Web Developer
10 63 (4.12%) C# .NET Developer
11 59 (3.86%) Consultant
12 55 (3.60%) SQL Developer
13 50 (3.27%) Software Developer
14 44 (2.88%) Software Engineer
15 43 (2.81%) ASP.NET Developer
16 36 (2.35%) JavaScript Developer
17 34 (2.22%) Android Developer
18 28 (1.83%) CRM Developer
18 28 (1.83%) Administrator
19 27 (1.77%) Hybris Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 504 (32.96%) HTML
2 438 (28.65%) CSS
3 412 (26.95%) .NET
4 330 (21.58%) Web Services
5 298 (19.49%) XML
6 262 (17.14%) ASP.NET
7 255 (16.68%) jQuery
8 240 (15.70%) HTML5
9 179 (11.71%) Spring
10 165 (10.79%) ASP.NET MVC
11 151 (9.88%) REST
12 146 (9.55%) JSON
13 144 (9.42%) CSS3
14 142 (9.29%) Ajax
15 131 (8.57%) AngularJS
16 128 (8.37%) J2EE
17 125 (8.18%) .NET Framework
18 120 (7.85%) RESTful
19 114 (7.46%) WCF
20 105 (6.87%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 101 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
2 98 (6.41%) User Experience
3 73 (4.77%) Open Source
4 69 (4.51%) Computer Science
5 59 (3.86%) Management Information System
6 39 (2.55%) Mobile App
7 37 (2.42%) Data Structures
8 31 (2.03%) Algorithms
8 31 (2.03%) N-Tier
9 30 (1.96%) Fixed Income
10 25 (1.64%) Derivative
11 23 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
11 23 (1.50%) Data Integration
12 21 (1.37%) iPad
13 17 (1.11%) Market Risk
13 17 (1.11%) Replication
13 17 (1.11%) Mainframe
14 16 (1.05%) Credit Risk
14 16 (1.05%) Visualisation
14 16 (1.05%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 199 (13.02%) Linux
2 187 (12.23%) UNIX
3 127 (8.31%) Windows
4 53 (3.47%) Android
5 39 (2.55%) Apple iOS
6 20 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (0.78%) AIX
9 9 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.52%) VMS
10 8 (0.52%) Solaris
11 7 (0.46%) CentOS
11 7 (0.46%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.33%) zOS
13 4 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.20%) OpenVMS
14 3 (0.20%) Debian
15 2 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.13%) VME
15 2 (0.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 792 (51.80%) Agile Software Development
2 368 (24.07%) TDD
3 357 (23.35%) MVC
4 354 (23.15%) Scrum
5 324 (21.19%) Continuous Integration
6 315 (20.60%) OO
7 158 (10.33%) E-Commerce
8 145 (9.48%) OOP
8 145 (9.48%) BDD
9 126 (8.24%) Software Engineering
10 106 (6.93%) Web Development
11 90 (5.89%) Automated Testing
11 90 (5.89%) Validation
12 88 (5.76%) ETL
13 84 (5.49%) SOA
14 82 (5.36%) Business Intelligence
14 82 (5.36%) User Acceptance Testing
15 79 (5.17%) Integration Testing
15 79 (5.17%) OOD
16 78 (5.10%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 514 (33.62%) SQL
2 499 (32.64%) JavaScript
3 443 (28.97%) Java
4 387 (25.31%) C#
5 160 (10.46%) PHP
6 134 (8.76%) T-SQL
7 87 (5.69%) Python
8 86 (5.62%) PL/SQL
9 58 (3.79%) VB.NET
10 47 (3.07%) C++
11 45 (2.94%) VBA
12 39 (2.55%) PHP5
13 37 (2.42%) Shell Script
13 37 (2.42%) C
14 29 (1.90%) Bash Shell
15 25 (1.64%) VB
16 24 (1.57%) VBScript
17 23 (1.50%) Perl
18 22 (1.44%) Scala
19 20 (1.31%) XAML
Qualifications
1 143 (9.35%) Security Cleared
2 101 (6.61%) SC Cleared
3 87 (5.69%) Degree
4 35 (2.29%) DV Cleared
5 18 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (0.85%) Sun Certification
6 13 (0.85%) ISEB
7 7 (0.46%) ISEB Practitioner
8 6 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
9 4 (0.26%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.20%) MCTS
10 3 (0.20%) MCSE
11 2 (0.13%) MCT
11 2 (0.13%) ACCA
11 2 (0.13%) MCITP
11 2 (0.13%) MCPD
11 2 (0.13%) Chartered Engineer
12 1 (0.065%) NVQ Level 4
12 1 (0.065%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (7.98%) QA
2 11 (0.72%) SLA
3 7 (0.46%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.39%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.33%) WAI
5 5 (0.33%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.26%) HL7
6 4 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.13%) WCAG
7 2 (0.13%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.065%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.065%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.065%) COBIT
System Software
1 50 (3.27%) RACF
2 18 (1.18%) Active Directory
3 16 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.39%) Varnish
5 4 (0.26%) Xen
6 3 (0.20%) HDFS
6 3 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.20%) vCloud
6 3 (0.20%) Firmware
7 2 (0.13%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.13%) vSphere
8 1 (0.065%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.065%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 24 (1.57%) Puppet
2 16 (1.05%) Oozie
3 14 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (0.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 10 (0.65%) Oracle Identity Management
5 10 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.46%) OMEGAMON
7 6 (0.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 5 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (0.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.20%) SCCM
9 3 (0.20%) SCOM
9 3 (0.20%) Control-M
10 2 (0.13%) Nagios
10 2 (0.13%) MIIS
10 2 (0.13%) StatsD
10 2 (0.13%) Capistrano
10 2 (0.13%) Kibana
11 1 (0.065%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.065%) Salt
Vendors
1 265 (17.33%) Oracle
2 166 (10.86%) Microsoft
3 57 (3.73%) Zend
4 49 (3.20%) SAP
5 45 (2.94%) IBM
6 39 (2.55%) Google
7 32 (2.09%) hybris
8 26 (1.70%) Informatica
9 22 (1.44%) VMware
10 20 (1.31%) Telerik
11 19 (1.24%) Twitter
12 18 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
13 17 (1.11%) Sybase
14 14 (0.92%) ATG
14 14 (0.92%) Teradata
15 12 (0.78%) HP
16 11 (0.72%) MicroStrategy
16 11 (0.72%) Sun
16 11 (0.72%) Facebook
17 10 (0.65%) TIBCO
Hampshire
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: £500 - £520 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Premier Media
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £470 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £470 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Up to £440 per day DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Proteus Europe
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £357.81 - £397.57 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Premier Media
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day excellent rates
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Guildford, Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £250 - £300 Per Day
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South West
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South West London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day initally 6 months
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Chorley, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day 2 Months + extension
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High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
83Zero
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Rate: £400 - £415 per day
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