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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 132 135 125
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -10
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 944 902 888
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.90% 1.74% 1.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.28% 2.18% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 641 621 603
Median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £308 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £564 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 12
Median hourly rate £44.50 £41.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.87% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £40.25 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £42.25 £49.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +6.66%
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
41353 41436 38956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.05% 80.13% 78.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27578 27436 24583
Median daily rate £450 £420 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 946 1087 1133
Median hourly rate £28.75 £27.78 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.49% +11.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.19 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +15.09%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Unit Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 July 2016.

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 30 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -22 446 £475 +5.55% 105
South East +19 126 £350 +2.18% 43
Yorkshire +34 97 £423 +20.71% 18
North West +31 79 £410 +14.68% 31
North East +4 45 £330 +10.00% 4
South West -25 40 £369 -1.66% 14
East of England +13 39 £345 -8.00% 25
East Midlands +7 35 £381 +1.66% 19
West Midlands -25 26 £350 +3.70% 11
Midlands 0 9 £500 - 3
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 849 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 583 (32.70%) JavaScript
3 550 (30.85%) Java
4 514 (28.83%) TDD
5 462 (25.91%) C#
6 439 (24.62%) HTML
7 438 (24.57%) SQL
8 425 (23.84%) .NET
9 396 (22.21%) CSS
10 377 (21.14%) Continuous Integration
11 315 (17.67%) Scrum
12 300 (16.83%) BDD
13 299 (16.77%) SQL Server
14 296 (16.60%) Finance
15 291 (16.32%) Software Engineering
16 286 (16.04%) Git (software)
17 285 (15.98%) MVC
18 269 (15.09%) Web Services
19 268 (15.03%) OO
20 261 (14.64%) jQuery
21 258 (14.47%) Oracle
22 224 (12.56%) HTML5
23 219 (12.28%) AngularJS
24 216 (12.11%) Microsoft
25 213 (11.95%) XML
26 209 (11.72%) Linux
26 209 (11.72%) Spring
27 208 (11.67%) REST
28 205 (11.50%) Unix
29 203 (11.39%) ASP.NET

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 86 (4.82%) Tomcat
2 75 (4.21%) Apache
3 57 (3.20%) SharePoint
4 47 (2.64%) IIS
5 46 (2.58%) JBoss
6 40 (2.24%) CMS
7 39 (2.19%) Confluence
8 32 (1.79%) WebSphere
9 30 (1.68%) Apache Spark
10 26 (1.46%) WebLogic
11 25 (1.40%) Oracle UPK
12 23 (1.29%) Jetty
13 21 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
14 17 (0.95%) nginx
14 17 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
15 13 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
16 12 (0.67%) WordPress
17 11 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
17 11 (0.62%) GlassFish
17 11 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 63 (3.53%) MS Excel
2 21 (1.18%) MS Office
3 12 (0.67%) Adobe Illustrator
3 12 (0.67%) Photoshop
4 8 (0.45%) MS Project
4 8 (0.45%) OmniGraffle
5 6 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.22%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.17%) Simulink
7 3 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.11%) LaTeX
8 2 (0.11%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 2 (0.11%) PTC Creo
8 2 (0.11%) Siemens NX
8 2 (0.11%) SketchUp
8 2 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.056%) InVision
9 1 (0.056%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 39 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 12 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
5 8 (0.45%) SDL Web 8
6 7 (0.39%) Beauchamp
7 6 (0.34%) Oracle CRM
7 6 (0.34%) SAP BPC
7 6 (0.34%) SAP IS-U
8 5 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
8 5 (0.28%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 5 (0.28%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 5 (0.28%) Temenos T24
9 4 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
9 4 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
9 4 (0.22%) SAP CRM
10 3 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.17%) Hyperion Planning
10 3 (0.17%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 62 (3.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (1.85%) GitHub
4 15 (0.84%) TestFlight
5 12 (0.67%) Google Play
6 11 (0.62%) Office 365
7 10 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (0.45%) Oracle CX
9 7 (0.39%) SaaS
10 6 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.28%) Google App Engine
11 5 (0.28%) Google Apps
12 4 (0.22%) Amazon EMR
12 4 (0.22%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.11%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 2 (0.11%) iTunes
13 2 (0.11%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.11%) Responsys
13 2 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 62 (3.48%) HTTP
2 41 (2.30%) TCP/IP
3 36 (2.02%) DNS
4 26 (1.46%) Internet
5 22 (1.23%) SAN
6 21 (1.18%) WAN
7 19 (1.07%) iSCSI
8 14 (0.79%) LDAP
9 11 (0.62%) DHCP
9 11 (0.62%) FTP
10 8 (0.45%) CTI
11 7 (0.39%) IPsec
12 5 (0.28%) SSL
13 3 (0.17%) Firewall
13 3 (0.17%) Intranet
13 3 (0.17%) NAS
13 3 (0.17%) RTP
13 3 (0.17%) SNMP
13 3 (0.17%) SSH
13 3 (0.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 299 (16.77%) SQL Server
2 147 (8.24%) MySQL
3 121 (6.79%) MongoDB
4 109 (6.11%) Relational Database
5 75 (4.21%) NoSQL
6 66 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
7 62 (3.48%) Big Data
8 56 (3.14%) Hadoop
8 56 (3.14%) Oracle Database
9 49 (2.75%) RDBMS
9 49 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 46 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
10 46 (2.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 37 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
12 33 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
13 25 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 21 (1.18%) Apache Hive
14 21 (1.18%) CouchDB
15 19 (1.07%) Oracle Database 10g
16 18 (1.01%) DB2
Development Applications
1 286 (16.04%) Git (software)
2 195 (10.94%) Jenkins
3 182 (10.21%) Subversion
4 158 (8.86%) JUnit
5 145 (8.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 135 (7.57%) Maven
7 113 (6.34%) Visual Studio
8 106 (5.95%) Selenium
9 100 (5.61%) JIRA
10 92 (5.16%) NUnit
11 80 (4.49%) Gradle
12 76 (4.26%) Ant
13 75 (4.21%) Jasmine
13 75 (4.21%) Mockito
14 68 (3.81%) Cucumber
15 54 (3.03%) gulp
16 53 (2.97%) Grunt
17 50 (2.80%) Xcode
18 47 (2.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 44 (2.47%) jMock
General
1 296 (16.60%) Finance
2 132 (7.40%) Banking
3 64 (3.59%) Retail
4 48 (2.69%) Marketing
5 42 (2.36%) Investment Banking
6 40 (2.24%) Front Office
7 35 (1.96%) Publishing
8 34 (1.91%) Telecoms
9 29 (1.63%) Back Office
10 17 (0.95%) Games
11 16 (0.90%) Electronics
12 15 (0.84%) Manufacturing
13 13 (0.73%) Legal
14 8 (0.45%) Automotive
14 8 (0.45%) Billing
14 8 (0.45%) Military
15 7 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.17%) Advertising
16 3 (0.17%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1296 (72.69%) Developer
2 258 (14.47%) Java Developer
3 194 (10.88%) .NET Developer
4 177 (9.93%) Senior Developer
5 162 (9.09%) C# Developer
6 122 (6.84%) JavaScript Developer
7 95 (5.33%) iOS Developer
8 94 (5.27%) Agile Developer
9 93 (5.22%) Consultant
10 92 (5.16%) C# .NET Developer
11 88 (4.94%) SQL Developer
12 86 (4.82%) Software Engineer
13 74 (4.15%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 62 (3.48%) Software Developer
15 60 (3.37%) Agile Java Developer
15 60 (3.37%) Analyst
15 60 (3.37%) PHP Developer
16 51 (2.86%) Android Developer
17 46 (2.58%) Full Stack Developer
18 44 (2.47%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 439 (24.62%) HTML
2 425 (23.84%) .NET
3 396 (22.21%) CSS
4 269 (15.09%) Web Services
5 261 (14.64%) jQuery
6 224 (12.56%) HTML5
7 219 (12.28%) AngularJS
8 213 (11.95%) XML
9 209 (11.72%) Spring
10 208 (11.67%) REST
11 203 (11.39%) ASP.NET
12 186 (10.43%) RESTful
13 185 (10.38%) .NET Framework
14 147 (8.24%) JSON
15 134 (7.52%) Node.js
16 125 (7.01%) CSS3
17 120 (6.73%) Hibernate
18 118 (6.62%) SOAP
19 116 (6.51%) Entity Framework
20 106 (5.95%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 137 (7.68%) Analytical Skills
2 135 (7.57%) User Experience
3 98 (5.50%) Computer Science
4 70 (3.93%) Mobile App
5 55 (3.08%) iPad
6 51 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 48 (2.69%) Algorithms
8 44 (2.47%) iPhone
9 43 (2.41%) Derivative
10 39 (2.19%) Management Information System
11 36 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
12 32 (1.79%) Visualisation
13 29 (1.63%) Mainframe
14 27 (1.51%) N-Tier
14 27 (1.51%) Replication
15 23 (1.29%) Data Integration
16 21 (1.18%) Hedge funds
16 21 (1.18%) Inversion of Control
17 18 (1.01%) Fintech
18 17 (0.95%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 209 (11.72%) Linux
2 205 (11.50%) Unix
3 130 (7.29%) Apple iOS
4 121 (6.79%) Windows
5 83 (4.66%) Android
6 23 (1.29%) Windows Server
7 21 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (1.12%) Mac OS X
9 16 (0.90%) CentOS
9 16 (0.90%) zOS
10 11 (0.62%) Solaris
11 7 (0.39%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (0.34%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.28%) Mac OS X Server
14 4 (0.22%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.17%) VxWorks
15 3 (0.17%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
15 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 849 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 514 (28.83%) TDD
3 377 (21.14%) Continuous Integration
4 315 (17.67%) Scrum
5 300 (16.83%) BDD
6 291 (16.32%) Software Engineering
7 285 (15.98%) MVC
8 268 (15.03%) OO
9 156 (8.75%) Integration Testing
9 156 (8.75%) SDLC
10 138 (7.74%) E-Commerce
11 131 (7.35%) Web Development
12 111 (6.23%) Front End Development
12 111 (6.23%) OOD
13 110 (6.17%) ETL
14 109 (6.11%) iOS Development
15 105 (5.89%) User Acceptance Testing
16 100 (5.61%) Mentoring
17 94 (5.27%) Regression Testing
18 92 (5.16%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 583 (32.70%) JavaScript
2 550 (30.85%) Java
3 462 (25.91%) C#
4 438 (24.57%) SQL
5 162 (9.09%) Python
6 154 (8.64%) C++
7 102 (5.72%) C
8 95 (5.33%) Objective-C
9 91 (5.10%) PHP
10 89 (4.99%) PL/SQL
11 84 (4.71%) T-SQL
12 57 (3.20%) Perl
12 57 (3.20%) Shell Script
13 52 (2.92%) Ruby
13 52 (2.92%) Scala
14 44 (2.47%) Bash Shell
15 39 (2.19%) Apple Swift
15 39 (2.19%) PowerShell
16 37 (2.08%) Groovy
17 32 (1.79%) ES6
Qualifications
1 175 (9.81%) Security Cleared
2 140 (7.85%) Degree
3 122 (6.84%) SC Cleared
4 31 (1.74%) BPSS Clearance
5 20 (1.12%) DV Cleared
5 20 (1.12%) PhD
6 19 (1.07%) ISEB
6 19 (1.07%) ISTQB
7 11 (0.62%) CCNP
7 11 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (0.34%) Sun Certification
10 5 (0.28%) BC Cleared
10 5 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.22%) MCSA
12 3 (0.17%) MCP
12 3 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.11%) HND
13 2 (0.11%) MCSD
13 2 (0.11%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (6.34%) QA
2 29 (1.63%) Disclosure Scotland
3 24 (1.35%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.34%) IEC 61508
4 6 (0.34%) MISRA
5 4 (0.22%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.17%) GAAP
7 2 (0.11%) SLA
8 1 (0.056%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.056%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.056%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.056%) MISRA C
8 1 (0.056%) SDET
8 1 (0.056%) TickIT
8 1 (0.056%) WCAG
System Software
1 38 (2.13%) Docker
2 35 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (1.68%) Active Directory
4 21 (1.18%) Samba
5 16 (0.90%) ACF2
6 13 (0.73%) RACF
7 7 (0.39%) VirtualBox
8 5 (0.28%) Firmware
8 5 (0.28%) HDFS
8 5 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.22%) Varnish
9 4 (0.22%) XenApp
9 4 (0.22%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.056%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.056%) Tivoli Directory Server
12 1 (0.056%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 31 (1.74%) Puppet
2 27 (1.51%) Ansible
3 25 (1.40%) zSecure
4 16 (0.90%) Control-M
5 14 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (0.73%) BladeLogic
7 12 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
8 11 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
9 10 (0.56%) SCCM
10 8 (0.45%) Oozie
11 7 (0.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 7 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 6 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 5 (0.28%) Casper Suite
14 4 (0.22%) AirWatch
15 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Clustering
15 3 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Management
16 2 (0.11%) Kubernetes
16 2 (0.11%) Packer
16 2 (0.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 258 (14.47%) Oracle
2 216 (12.11%) Microsoft
3 62 (3.48%) SAP
4 59 (3.31%) Google
5 46 (2.58%) VMware
6 39 (2.19%) Apple
6 39 (2.19%) Informatica
7 32 (1.79%) PeopleSoft
8 26 (1.46%) Atlassian
9 25 (1.40%) hybris
10 24 (1.35%) HP
11 20 (1.12%) IBM
12 19 (1.07%) Sybase
13 18 (1.01%) Red Hat
14 16 (0.90%) CA
14 16 (0.90%) Facebook
15 14 (0.79%) Ab Initio
15 14 (0.79%) Hyperion
15 14 (0.79%) Telerik
15 14 (0.79%) Zend
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