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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 122 120 126
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +6
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 898 891 793
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.74% 1.81% 1.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.24% 2.36% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 615 599 497
Average daily rate
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£413 £388 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 18
Average hourly rate £41.25 £37.50 £41.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -10.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £35.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £49.75 £59.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
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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
40103 37736 35030
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.83% 76.45% 75.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 26527 23757 21722
Average daily rate £423 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1073 1093 1022
Average hourly rate £28.50 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.79 £13.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £47.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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
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 31 July 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 +36 506 £450 +5.88% 146
South East -19 119 £339 +4.23% 69
South West -34 70 £375 - 33
Yorkshire -3 52 £350 +7.69% 33
East of England -22 48 £375 +15.38% 22
North West -33 43 £366 -20.85% 33
East Midlands +2 28 £375 +19.04% 12
West Midlands -8 25 £338 +6.29% 12
Midlands +3 4 - -
North East -34 2 £300 -5.51% 2
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1030 (58.29%) Agile Software Development
2 604 (34.18%) .NET
3 601 (34.01%) SQL
4 576 (32.60%) C#
5 537 (30.39%) JavaScript
6 517 (29.26%) TDD
7 461 (26.09%) HTML
8 456 (25.81%) Java
9 439 (24.84%) SQL Server
10 409 (23.15%) Scrum
11 407 (23.03%) CSS
12 365 (20.66%) MVC
13 359 (20.32%) OO
13 359 (20.32%) Continuous Integration
14 333 (18.85%) ASP.NET
15 315 (17.83%) XML
16 304 (17.20%) Web Services
17 296 (16.75%) Finance
18 292 (16.53%) Oracle
19 275 (15.56%) Git (software)
20 265 (15.00%) jQuery
21 259 (14.66%) .NET Framework
22 221 (12.51%) WCF
23 220 (12.45%) HTML5
24 207 (11.71%) BDD
25 204 (11.54%) Software Engineering
26 201 (11.38%) Subversion
27 196 (11.09%) Microsoft
28 194 (10.98%) Security Cleared
29 187 (10.58%) Banking

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 102 (5.77%) Tomcat
2 95 (5.38%) Apache
3 90 (5.09%) CMS
4 70 (3.96%) WebSphere
4 70 (3.96%) IIS
5 67 (3.79%) Node.js
6 57 (3.23%) SharePoint
7 52 (2.94%) Jetty
8 45 (2.55%) JBoss
8 45 (2.55%) WebLogic
9 36 (2.04%) nginx
10 31 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
11 26 (1.47%) SAS
11 26 (1.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 21 (1.19%) Confluence
13 20 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
13 20 (1.13%) MQSeries
13 20 (1.13%) Umbraco
14 17 (0.96%) Oracle Workflow
15 16 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 79 (4.47%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.08%) MS Office
3 16 (0.91%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.40%) Simulink
5 6 (0.34%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.23%) MS Project
6 4 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.23%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (0.17%) TargetLink
7 3 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.057%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.057%) Stateflow
8 1 (0.057%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.057%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 21 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.91%) Oracle BPM
3 13 (0.74%) Oracle 11i
4 12 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
5 10 (0.57%) Tridion
6 9 (0.51%) Magento
7 8 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
7 8 (0.45%) Hyperion Planning
8 7 (0.40%) Summit
9 6 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
10 5 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
10 5 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 4 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
11 4 (0.23%) Temenos T24
11 4 (0.23%) Markit EDM
12 3 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
12 3 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 3 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
12 3 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
12 3 (0.17%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 56 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (2.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
4 24 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
5 20 (1.13%) Google App Engine
5 20 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
6 17 (0.96%) Office 365
7 16 (0.91%) GitHub
8 8 (0.45%) OpenShift
9 7 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (0.34%) Google Analytics
11 5 (0.28%) Google Checkout
12 4 (0.23%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.23%) SaaS
12 4 (0.23%) PaaS
12 4 (0.23%) Heroku
13 3 (0.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 2 (0.11%) Yammer
15 1 (0.057%) AWS CloudFormation
15 1 (0.057%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 79 (4.47%) HTTP
2 42 (2.38%) TCP/IP
2 42 (2.38%) Internet
3 22 (1.25%) DNS
4 19 (1.08%) DHCP
5 18 (1.02%) FTP
5 18 (1.02%) IPsec
6 11 (0.62%) OpenLDAP
6 11 (0.62%) SSL
7 6 (0.34%) LDAP
7 6 (0.34%) Wireshark
8 5 (0.28%) WAN
8 5 (0.28%) Intranet
9 3 (0.17%) SAN
9 3 (0.17%) ATM
9 3 (0.17%) Firewall
9 3 (0.17%) VLAN
9 3 (0.17%) FCoE
9 3 (0.17%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.11%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 439 (24.84%) SQL Server
2 104 (5.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 98 (5.55%) Data Warehouse
4 96 (5.43%) MySQL
5 94 (5.32%) Oracle Database
6 90 (5.09%) Relational Database
7 89 (5.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 59 (3.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 50 (2.83%) MongoDB
10 46 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
11 44 (2.49%) NoSQL
12 43 (2.43%) Oracle Database 11g
13 40 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
14 37 (2.09%) RDBMS
15 33 (1.87%) SQL Server 2005
16 32 (1.81%) Oracle Database 10g
17 24 (1.36%) SAS Data Integration Studio
18 22 (1.25%) DB2
18 22 (1.25%) Data Mart
19 21 (1.19%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 275 (15.56%) Git (software)
2 201 (11.38%) Subversion
3 153 (8.66%) Jenkins
4 150 (8.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 146 (8.26%) Visual Studio
6 143 (8.09%) Maven
7 117 (6.62%) JUnit
8 96 (5.43%) NUnit
9 95 (5.38%) Selenium
10 87 (4.92%) JIRA
11 64 (3.62%) TeamCity
11 64 (3.62%) Jasmine
12 52 (2.94%) Ant
13 45 (2.55%) Grunt
14 40 (2.26%) JMeter
15 39 (2.21%) Xcode
15 39 (2.21%) Gradle
16 32 (1.81%) Eclipse
16 32 (1.81%) PHPUnit
17 31 (1.75%) Cucumber
General
1 296 (16.75%) Finance
2 187 (10.58%) Banking
3 103 (5.83%) Front Office
4 91 (5.15%) Investment Banking
5 43 (2.43%) Telecoms
6 39 (2.21%) Publishing
7 36 (2.04%) Back Office
8 28 (1.58%) Retail
9 26 (1.47%) Manufacturing
10 22 (1.25%) Marketing
11 13 (0.74%) Legal
12 10 (0.57%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.57%) Law
13 9 (0.51%) Advertising
14 8 (0.45%) Games
15 7 (0.40%) Electronics
15 7 (0.40%) Dutch Language
15 7 (0.40%) French Language
16 6 (0.34%) Automotive
17 5 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1386 (78.44%) Developer
2 264 (14.94%) .NET Developer
3 226 (12.79%) C# Developer
4 182 (10.30%) Java Developer
5 166 (9.39%) Senior Developer
6 110 (6.23%) C# .NET Developer
7 83 (4.70%) Analyst
7 83 (4.70%) Front-End Developer
8 76 (4.30%) SQL Developer
9 71 (4.02%) Web Developer
10 58 (3.28%) PHP Developer
11 55 (3.11%) Software Developer
12 54 (3.06%) Consultant
13 52 (2.94%) Software Engineer
13 52 (2.94%) ASP.NET Developer
13 52 (2.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 47 (2.66%) iOS Developer
15 43 (2.43%) JavaScript Developer
15 43 (2.43%) Test Analyst
16 41 (2.32%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 604 (34.18%) .NET
2 461 (26.09%) HTML
3 407 (23.03%) CSS
4 333 (18.85%) ASP.NET
5 315 (17.83%) XML
6 304 (17.20%) Web Services
7 265 (15.00%) jQuery
8 259 (14.66%) .NET Framework
9 221 (12.51%) WCF
10 220 (12.45%) HTML5
11 184 (10.41%) REST
12 176 (9.96%) AngularJS
13 165 (9.34%) ASP.NET MVC
14 149 (8.43%) JSON
15 147 (8.32%) Spring
15 147 (8.32%) CSS3
16 145 (8.21%) Entity Framework
16 145 (8.21%) SOAP
17 144 (8.15%) WPF
18 117 (6.62%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 95 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (5.04%) User Experience
3 60 (3.40%) Computer Science
4 57 (3.23%) Derivative
5 49 (2.77%) Mobile App
6 48 (2.72%) N-Tier
7 43 (2.43%) Fixed Income
8 33 (1.87%) Credit Risk
8 33 (1.87%) iPhone
9 31 (1.75%) Algorithms
10 29 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
10 29 (1.64%) iPad
11 28 (1.58%) CMDB
11 28 (1.58%) Data Structures
12 27 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 21 (1.19%) Management Information System
14 20 (1.13%) Client/Server
14 20 (1.13%) Data Integration
15 18 (1.02%) Mathematics
15 18 (1.02%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 181 (10.24%) Windows
2 173 (9.79%) Linux
3 156 (8.83%) UNIX
4 95 (5.38%) Apple iOS
5 73 (4.13%) Android
6 27 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 24 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (0.74%) Ubuntu
9 10 (0.57%) Windows Phone
9 10 (0.57%) AIX
10 8 (0.45%) Solaris
10 8 (0.45%) CentOS
10 8 (0.45%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.40%) Windows Phone 7
11 7 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.40%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.23%) SUSE
13 3 (0.17%) VMS
13 3 (0.17%) HPUX
13 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1030 (58.29%) Agile Software Development
2 517 (29.26%) TDD
3 409 (23.15%) Scrum
4 365 (20.66%) MVC
5 359 (20.32%) OO
5 359 (20.32%) Continuous Integration
6 207 (11.71%) BDD
7 204 (11.54%) Software Engineering
8 136 (7.70%) E-Commerce
9 127 (7.19%) SDLC
10 122 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
11 120 (6.79%) OOD
12 117 (6.62%) SOA
13 116 (6.56%) Automated Testing
14 114 (6.45%) OOP
15 111 (6.28%) Performance Tuning
16 110 (6.23%) Web Development
17 107 (6.06%) Multithreading
18 100 (5.66%) ETL
19 95 (5.38%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 601 (34.01%) SQL
2 576 (32.60%) C#
3 537 (30.39%) JavaScript
4 456 (25.81%) Java
5 130 (7.36%) Python
6 119 (6.73%) C++
7 108 (6.11%) PHP
8 100 (5.66%) T-SQL
9 99 (5.60%) PL/SQL
10 67 (3.79%) C
11 59 (3.34%) Objective-C
12 50 (2.83%) Bash Shell
13 49 (2.77%) Shell Script
14 45 (2.55%) VB.NET
15 40 (2.26%) PowerShell
16 39 (2.21%) VB
17 35 (1.98%) Ruby
18 32 (1.81%) Scala
19 30 (1.70%) Perl
20 29 (1.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 194 (10.98%) Security Cleared
2 140 (7.92%) SC Cleared
3 123 (6.96%) Degree
4 36 (2.04%) DV Cleared
5 13 (0.74%) ISEB
6 10 (0.57%) ISTQB
7 8 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
9 6 (0.34%) Sun Certification
10 5 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (0.17%) HND
12 2 (0.11%) MCPD
12 2 (0.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.057%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 1 (0.057%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 1 (0.057%) MCITP
13 1 (0.057%) MCDBA
13 1 (0.057%) PhD
13 1 (0.057%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (4.07%) QA
2 17 (0.96%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.28%) SLA
4 3 (0.17%) HL7
5 2 (0.11%) GxP
6 1 (0.057%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.057%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.057%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.057%) WAI
6 1 (0.057%) COREP
System Software
1 52 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (1.75%) Active Directory
3 16 (0.91%) Docker
4 13 (0.74%) KVM
4 13 (0.74%) Varnish
5 10 (0.57%) QEMU
6 9 (0.51%) Xen
7 8 (0.45%) vCloud
8 7 (0.40%) Squid
8 7 (0.40%) vSphere
9 5 (0.28%) RACF
9 5 (0.28%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.17%) Samba
10 3 (0.17%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.17%) XenApp
10 3 (0.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 3 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.17%) GlusterFS
11 2 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.057%) IAG
Systems Management
1 49 (2.77%) Puppet
2 31 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (1.02%) Control-M
4 15 (0.85%) logstash
5 14 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
6 12 (0.68%) Kibana
7 11 (0.62%) Rundeck
7 11 (0.62%) Ansible
7 11 (0.62%) ZABBIX
8 10 (0.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 8 (0.45%) HAProxy
9 8 (0.45%) Salt
9 8 (0.45%) Graphite
10 7 (0.40%) Oracle Identity Management
10 7 (0.40%) Nagios
11 5 (0.28%) zSecure
11 5 (0.28%) Capistrano
12 4 (0.23%) Vagrant
13 3 (0.17%) SCOM
13 3 (0.17%) yum
Vendors
1 292 (16.53%) Oracle
2 196 (11.09%) Microsoft
3 54 (3.06%) SAP
3 54 (3.06%) VMware
4 50 (2.83%) Google
5 41 (2.32%) HP
6 36 (2.04%) Greenplum
7 33 (1.87%) BMC
8 29 (1.64%) Sybase
9 28 (1.58%) CA
9 28 (1.58%) Informatica
9 28 (1.58%) ServiceNow
10 25 (1.41%) Twitter
10 25 (1.41%) Apple
11 24 (1.36%) EPiServer
12 21 (1.19%) IBM
13 19 (1.08%) Red Hat
13 19 (1.08%) Telerik
14 18 (1.02%) Sitecore
15 17 (0.96%) Tableau
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day 3 month rolling contracts- Long term project
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £300 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Rate: £300 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £375.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £260 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £330 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified £Market Rates per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £competitive day rate
Posted: 3 days ago