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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 139 115 101
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -14
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 808 866 999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.55% 1.80% 1.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 2.41% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 576 605
Average daily rate
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£413 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
+13.84% -3.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 8
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £32.50 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £60.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.51%
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
38925 35924 38359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.49% 74.48% 72.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 24714 22629 22625
Average daily rate £413 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.48% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1104 1022 1412
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.97 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.98% -11.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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
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 19 September 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 -33 412 £438 +2.94% 115
South East +15 134 £375 +7.14% 34
South West -18 71 £375 +17.73% 32
East of England +18 61 £391 +5.45% 20
West Midlands +12 43 £338 +2.27% 13
North West -6 33 £350 +12.90% 28
Yorkshire +2 29 £320 -1.53% 17
East Midlands -9 19 £350 +7.69% 9
North East -37 4 - - 11
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 911 (52.97%) Agile Software Development
2 579 (33.66%) SQL
3 536 (31.16%) .NET
4 529 (30.76%) C#
5 510 (29.65%) HTML
6 500 (29.07%) JavaScript
7 466 (27.09%) Java
8 444 (25.81%) TDD
9 439 (25.52%) CSS
10 395 (22.97%) Scrum
11 394 (22.91%) MVC
12 358 (20.81%) SQL Server
13 357 (20.76%) Web Services
14 326 (18.95%) Continuous Integration
15 324 (18.84%) ASP.NET
16 323 (18.78%) OO
17 281 (16.34%) Oracle
18 280 (16.28%) XML
19 273 (15.87%) jQuery
20 237 (13.78%) HTML5
21 236 (13.72%) Finance
22 217 (12.62%) Microsoft
23 195 (11.34%) Git (software)
24 194 (11.28%) Linux
25 190 (11.05%) Spring
26 181 (10.52%) PHP
26 181 (10.52%) ASP.NET MVC
27 178 (10.35%) Subversion
28 170 (9.88%) UNIX
29 167 (9.71%) E-Commerce

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 96 (5.58%) Apache
2 94 (5.47%) Tomcat
3 73 (4.24%) CMS
4 61 (3.55%) SharePoint
5 55 (3.20%) IIS
6 48 (2.79%) WebSphere
7 47 (2.73%) Node.js
8 40 (2.33%) Confluence
9 31 (1.80%) WebLogic
10 30 (1.74%) Jetty
11 27 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
12 25 (1.45%) Oracle Workflow
13 21 (1.22%) K2 blackpearl
13 21 (1.22%) nginx
14 17 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
15 16 (0.93%) SAS
16 13 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
16 13 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 12 (0.70%) MS Exchange
17 12 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 82 (4.77%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.70%) MS Office
3 11 (0.64%) Photoshop
4 7 (0.41%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.35%) PowerPivot
6 5 (0.29%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.23%) MS Project
8 3 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.058%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 35 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (1.74%) Oracle General Ledger
3 29 (1.69%) Oracle EBS R12
3 29 (1.69%) Oracle Receivables
4 28 (1.63%) Oracle Payables
4 28 (1.63%) Oracle Assets
5 18 (1.05%) Oracle Applications
6 17 (0.99%) Magento
6 17 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
7 15 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 11 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
9 9 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
9 9 (0.52%) SAP FI
9 9 (0.52%) SAP CO
9 9 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
9 9 (0.52%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 7 (0.41%) SAP FI-CA
10 7 (0.41%) SAP IS-U
11 6 (0.35%) Oracle iProcurement
12 5 (0.29%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 37 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
3 25 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
4 16 (0.93%) Google App Engine
5 15 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (0.47%) Office 365
7 7 (0.41%) SaaS
7 7 (0.41%) PaaS
8 4 (0.23%) IaaS
9 3 (0.17%) Heroku
10 2 (0.12%) AWS Data Pipeline
10 2 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.12%) GitHub
11 1 (0.058%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.058%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.058%) Force.com
11 1 (0.058%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 63 (3.66%) HTTP
2 57 (3.31%) Internet
3 23 (1.34%) TCP/IP
4 22 (1.28%) SSL
5 19 (1.10%) FTP
5 19 (1.10%) Intranet
6 18 (1.05%) DNS
7 16 (0.93%) DHCP
8 11 (0.64%) IPsec
9 7 (0.41%) SMTP
10 5 (0.29%) SAN
10 5 (0.29%) X.400
10 5 (0.29%) X.500
11 4 (0.23%) Firewall
11 4 (0.23%) LDAP
11 4 (0.23%) PBX
11 4 (0.23%) VoIP
11 4 (0.23%) Asterisk PBX
12 3 (0.17%) NFC
12 3 (0.17%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 358 (20.81%) SQL Server
2 122 (7.09%) MySQL
3 116 (6.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 102 (5.93%) Relational Database
5 78 (4.53%) Data Warehouse
6 77 (4.48%) Oracle Database
7 70 (4.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 63 (3.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 53 (3.08%) NoSQL
10 48 (2.79%) RDBMS
11 44 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
12 27 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 27 (1.57%) Hadoop
13 25 (1.45%) Oracle ODI
14 24 (1.40%) Big Data
14 24 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
15 22 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
16 21 (1.22%) Oracle BI EE
17 18 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
17 18 (1.05%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 195 (11.34%) Git (software)
2 178 (10.35%) Subversion
3 160 (9.30%) JUnit
4 134 (7.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 122 (7.09%) Maven
6 121 (7.03%) Visual Studio
7 101 (5.87%) JIRA
8 91 (5.29%) Selenium
9 83 (4.83%) Jenkins
10 73 (4.24%) NUnit
11 56 (3.26%) TeamCity
12 53 (3.08%) Ant
13 47 (2.73%) Jasmine
14 44 (2.56%) Mockito
15 41 (2.38%) Eclipse
16 37 (2.15%) PHPUnit
17 29 (1.69%) Grunt
18 26 (1.51%) MSTest
18 26 (1.51%) CruiseControl
19 25 (1.45%) Moq
General
1 236 (13.72%) Finance
2 129 (7.50%) Banking
3 81 (4.71%) Front Office
4 67 (3.90%) Investment Banking
5 57 (3.31%) Back Office
6 54 (3.14%) Retail
7 41 (2.38%) Marketing
8 36 (2.09%) Telecoms
9 34 (1.98%) Legal
10 28 (1.63%) Manufacturing
10 28 (1.63%) Publishing
11 21 (1.22%) Advertising
12 16 (0.93%) Games
13 15 (0.87%) Billing
14 9 (0.52%) Electronics
15 8 (0.47%) General Ledger
16 6 (0.35%) Automotive
16 6 (0.35%) Military
16 6 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1293 (75.17%) Developer
2 270 (15.70%) .NET Developer
3 188 (10.93%) Senior Developer
4 185 (10.76%) Java Developer
5 131 (7.62%) C# Developer
6 93 (5.41%) Web Developer
7 82 (4.77%) PHP Developer
8 80 (4.65%) Consultant
9 72 (4.19%) C# .NET Developer
9 72 (4.19%) Front-End Developer
10 71 (4.13%) SQL Developer
11 66 (3.84%) Analyst
12 59 (3.43%) ASP.NET Developer
13 50 (2.91%) Software Developer
14 46 (2.67%) Software Engineer
15 39 (2.27%) Lead Developer
16 38 (2.21%) Hybris Developer
17 37 (2.15%) JavaScript Developer
18 36 (2.09%) Architect
19 32 (1.86%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 536 (31.16%) .NET
2 510 (29.65%) HTML
3 439 (25.52%) CSS
4 357 (20.76%) Web Services
5 324 (18.84%) ASP.NET
6 280 (16.28%) XML
7 273 (15.87%) jQuery
8 237 (13.78%) HTML5
9 190 (11.05%) Spring
10 181 (10.52%) ASP.NET MVC
11 162 (9.42%) .NET Framework
12 155 (9.01%) WCF
13 152 (8.84%) Ajax
14 149 (8.66%) CSS3
15 147 (8.55%) J2EE
16 134 (7.79%) JSON
17 127 (7.38%) REST
18 115 (6.69%) RESTful
19 113 (6.57%) AngularJS
20 106 (6.16%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 105 (6.10%) User Experience
2 93 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 92 (5.35%) Open Source
4 82 (4.77%) Computer Science
5 42 (2.44%) Derivative
6 38 (2.21%) Management Information System
7 34 (1.98%) N-Tier
8 30 (1.74%) Fixed Income
9 28 (1.63%) Equities
10 26 (1.51%) Mobile App
11 24 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
11 24 (1.40%) Market Risk
11 24 (1.40%) Equity Derivative
11 24 (1.40%) Replication
12 22 (1.28%) Inversion of Control
13 21 (1.22%) Data Integration
14 17 (0.99%) Credit Risk
15 16 (0.93%) iPad
16 15 (0.87%) Visualisation
17 12 (0.70%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 194 (11.28%) Linux
2 170 (9.88%) UNIX
3 133 (7.73%) Windows
4 53 (3.08%) Apple iOS
5 51 (2.97%) Android
6 18 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (0.58%) Solaris
9 7 (0.41%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (0.23%) AIX
11 4 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
11 4 (0.23%) CentOS
12 3 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.17%) zOS
12 3 (0.17%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.17%) Fedora
12 3 (0.17%) Debian
12 3 (0.17%) BlackBerry OS
13 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 911 (52.97%) Agile Software Development
2 444 (25.81%) TDD
3 395 (22.97%) Scrum
4 394 (22.91%) MVC
5 326 (18.95%) Continuous Integration
6 323 (18.78%) OO
7 167 (9.71%) E-Commerce
8 159 (9.24%) BDD
9 157 (9.13%) OOP
10 140 (8.14%) Software Engineering
11 131 (7.62%) SOA
12 125 (7.27%) Integration Testing
13 118 (6.86%) Business Intelligence
14 113 (6.57%) User Acceptance Testing
15 105 (6.10%) Configuration Management
16 98 (5.70%) Automated Testing
17 94 (5.47%) Web Development
17 94 (5.47%) Multithreading
18 91 (5.29%) ETL
19 88 (5.12%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 579 (33.66%) SQL
2 529 (30.76%) C#
3 500 (29.07%) JavaScript
4 466 (27.09%) Java
5 181 (10.52%) PHP
6 154 (8.95%) T-SQL
7 117 (6.80%) Python
8 94 (5.47%) C++
9 70 (4.07%) PL/SQL
10 61 (3.55%) VB.NET
11 39 (2.27%) Perl
12 38 (2.21%) PowerShell
12 38 (2.21%) Scala
13 36 (2.09%) Ruby
14 33 (1.92%) VBScript
15 32 (1.86%) Shell Script
15 32 (1.86%) XAML
16 30 (1.74%) PHP5
17 26 (1.51%) Bash Shell
17 26 (1.51%) C
Qualifications
1 151 (8.78%) Security Cleared
2 107 (6.22%) SC Cleared
3 98 (5.70%) Degree
4 35 (2.03%) DV Cleared
5 17 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (0.70%) Sun Certification
7 10 (0.58%) ISEB
8 7 (0.41%) CTC Cleared
9 6 (0.35%) MCSD
9 6 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
10 5 (0.29%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.23%) MCSE
11 4 (0.23%) MCT
12 3 (0.17%) MCP
13 2 (0.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (0.12%) ACCA
13 2 (0.12%) MCPD
13 2 (0.12%) MCITP
13 2 (0.12%) MCTS
13 2 (0.12%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (9.71%) QA
2 10 (0.58%) ISO 9001
3 7 (0.41%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.41%) WAI
4 3 (0.17%) HL7
4 3 (0.17%) SLA
4 3 (0.17%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.12%) ISO 8583
5 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.058%) Basel III
6 1 (0.058%) COBIT
6 1 (0.058%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.058%) FINREP
System Software
1 38 (2.21%) Active Directory
2 31 (1.80%) RACF
3 27 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.58%) VMware ESX
5 9 (0.52%) Xen
6 7 (0.41%) XenDesktop
7 6 (0.35%) HDFS
7 6 (0.35%) XenApp
8 4 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.12%) ACF2
9 2 (0.12%) Samba
9 2 (0.12%) Postfix
9 2 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (0.12%) vSphere
10 1 (0.058%) Varnish
10 1 (0.058%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.058%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.058%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.058%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.058%) KVM
Systems Management
1 21 (1.22%) Puppet
2 12 (0.70%) Oozie
3 10 (0.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 9 (0.52%) Oracle Identity Management
5 8 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 7 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (0.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 6 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (0.29%) SCCM
8 5 (0.29%) SCOM
8 5 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.17%) Control-M
10 2 (0.12%) MIIS
10 2 (0.12%) OMEGAMON
10 2 (0.12%) Capistrano
11 1 (0.058%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.058%) Nagios
11 1 (0.058%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 1 (0.058%) Ansible
Vendors
1 281 (16.34%) Oracle
2 217 (12.62%) Microsoft
3 72 (4.19%) SAP
3 72 (4.19%) Zend
4 42 (2.44%) hybris
5 39 (2.27%) VMware
6 32 (1.86%) IBM
7 26 (1.51%) Informatica
7 26 (1.51%) JBoss
8 24 (1.40%) Google
9 23 (1.34%) Teradata
10 21 (1.22%) Telerik
11 18 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
12 17 (0.99%) Twitter
12 17 (0.99%) Sitecore
12 17 (0.99%) Sybase
13 16 (0.93%) Sun
14 14 (0.81%) Altiris
14 14 (0.81%) MicroStrategy
15 13 (0.76%) Facebook
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