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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 133 123 123
Rank change year-on-year
-10 0
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 877 913 836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.78% 1.79% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 2.26% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 645 576 571
Median daily rate £425 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £288 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 5
Median hourly rate £46.85 £38.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.48% +9.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £37.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+14.66% -3.22%
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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
40476 40379 38005
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.14% 79.38% 77.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 27167 26056 24404
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 908 1151 1143
Median hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.88 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +1.66%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -32 387 £475 +11.76% 132
South East -10 129 £350 - 43
Yorkshire +28 93 £400 +29.03% 30
North West -9 58 £425 +30.76% 31
North East +4 49 £325 +8.33% 6
South West -32 43 £363 +3.57% 20
East of England +21 37 £400 +0.06% 23
East Midlands +9 30 £325 -6.80% 13
West Midlands -7 27 £350 +7.69% 14
Midlands +10 17 - -
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 824 (47.52%) Agile Software Development
2 607 (35.01%) Java
3 569 (32.81%) JavaScript
4 513 (29.58%) TDD
5 485 (27.97%) C#
6 461 (26.59%) HTML
7 434 (25.03%) .NET
8 419 (24.16%) SQL
9 406 (23.41%) CSS
10 370 (21.34%) Continuous Integration
11 332 (19.15%) Scrum
12 314 (18.11%) Software Engineering
13 306 (17.65%) SQL Server
14 301 (17.36%) MVC
15 293 (16.90%) Finance
16 289 (16.67%) OO
17 284 (16.38%) Git (software)
18 283 (16.32%) BDD
19 264 (15.22%) jQuery
20 258 (14.88%) Web Services
21 257 (14.82%) Oracle
22 243 (14.01%) Microsoft
23 237 (13.67%) HTML5
24 236 (13.61%) Spring
25 213 (12.28%) Linux
26 211 (12.17%) Jenkins
27 210 (12.11%) XML
28 205 (11.82%) Unix
28 205 (11.82%) Subversion
29 204 (11.76%) 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
1 145 (8.36%) Tomcat
2 140 (8.07%) Node.js
3 110 (6.34%) Apache
4 65 (3.75%) JBoss
5 61 (3.52%) IIS
6 60 (3.46%) Jetty
7 47 (2.71%) CMS
7 47 (2.71%) WebSphere
8 38 (2.19%) Confluence
9 32 (1.85%) nginx
9 32 (1.85%) SharePoint
10 25 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
10 25 (1.44%) WebLogic
11 24 (1.38%) Oracle UPK
12 22 (1.27%) Apache Spark
12 22 (1.27%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 17 (0.98%) WordPress
14 14 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
15 13 (0.75%) Drupal
16 12 (0.69%) Oracle 10gAS
Applications
1 75 (4.33%) MS Excel
2 35 (2.02%) MS Office
3 11 (0.63%) MS Project
4 9 (0.52%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
5 7 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.40%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.35%) LaTeX
7 3 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.12%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.12%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 2 (0.12%) PTC Creo
8 2 (0.12%) Siemens NX
8 2 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.058%) Simulink
9 1 (0.058%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.058%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 37 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 11 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
5 10 (0.58%) SAP IS-U
6 7 (0.40%) Oracle CRM
7 6 (0.35%) SAP BPC
8 5 (0.29%) Beauchamp
8 5 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.29%) Magento
8 5 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
8 5 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
8 5 (0.29%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 5 (0.29%) PeopleSoft HCM
9 4 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
9 4 (0.23%) Temenos T24
10 3 (0.17%) SDL Web 8
11 2 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
11 2 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
11 2 (0.12%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 56 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (1.96%) GitHub
4 15 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (0.52%) SaaS
7 8 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (0.46%) Oracle CX
8 7 (0.40%) Google App Engine
8 7 (0.40%) IaaS
8 7 (0.40%) PaaS
9 4 (0.23%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.17%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 2 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.12%) Google Play
11 2 (0.12%) Heroku
11 2 (0.12%) Office 365
11 2 (0.12%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 99 (5.71%) HTTP
2 65 (3.75%) TCP/IP
3 36 (2.08%) DNS
4 34 (1.96%) Internet
5 23 (1.33%) DHCP
6 20 (1.15%) FTP
6 20 (1.15%) IPsec
7 17 (0.98%) SSL
8 14 (0.81%) SAN
9 12 (0.69%) WAN
10 11 (0.63%) iSCSI
11 9 (0.52%) CTI
11 9 (0.52%) Intranet
12 5 (0.29%) RTP
13 4 (0.23%) HTTPS
14 3 (0.17%) Bluetooth
14 3 (0.17%) Extranet
14 3 (0.17%) Firewall
14 3 (0.17%) NAS
14 3 (0.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 306 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 119 (6.86%) MySQL
3 112 (6.46%) NoSQL
4 102 (5.88%) MongoDB
5 101 (5.82%) Relational Database
6 63 (3.63%) PostgreSQL
7 57 (3.29%) Oracle Database
8 51 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
8 51 (2.94%) RDBMS
9 50 (2.88%) Big Data
9 50 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
10 49 (2.83%) SQL Server 2012
10 49 (2.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 44 (2.54%) SQL Server 2008
11 44 (2.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 40 (2.31%) Hadoop
13 38 (2.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 23 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
15 22 (1.27%) Apache Hive
15 22 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 284 (16.38%) Git (software)
2 211 (12.17%) Jenkins
3 205 (11.82%) Subversion
4 190 (10.96%) JUnit
5 158 (9.11%) Maven
6 128 (7.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 118 (6.81%) JIRA
8 112 (6.46%) Mockito
8 112 (6.46%) NUnit
9 111 (6.40%) Visual Studio
10 96 (5.54%) Cucumber
10 96 (5.54%) Selenium
11 91 (5.25%) Ant
12 88 (5.07%) Gradle
13 68 (3.92%) Jasmine
14 54 (3.11%) TeamCity
15 44 (2.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 42 (2.42%) Grunt
17 41 (2.36%) Xcode
18 39 (2.25%) Moq
General
1 293 (16.90%) Finance
2 116 (6.69%) Banking
3 51 (2.94%) Retail
4 48 (2.77%) Marketing
5 41 (2.36%) Investment Banking
6 37 (2.13%) Front Office
7 35 (2.02%) Publishing
8 27 (1.56%) Telecoms
9 19 (1.10%) Back Office
9 19 (1.10%) Games
10 16 (0.92%) Manufacturing
11 15 (0.87%) Electronics
12 13 (0.75%) Billing
13 12 (0.69%) Legal
14 6 (0.35%) Automotive
14 6 (0.35%) Military
14 6 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.29%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.23%) Law
16 4 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1310 (75.55%) Developer
2 288 (16.61%) Java Developer
3 215 (12.40%) .NET Developer
4 184 (10.61%) C# Developer
5 180 (10.38%) Senior Developer
6 133 (7.67%) JavaScript Developer
7 115 (6.63%) C# .NET Developer
8 96 (5.54%) Software Engineer
9 94 (5.42%) Agile Developer
10 93 (5.36%) Consultant
11 81 (4.67%) SQL Developer
12 72 (4.15%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 68 (3.92%) Software Developer
14 66 (3.81%) iOS Developer
15 58 (3.34%) Agile Java Developer
16 56 (3.23%) WPF Developer
17 54 (3.11%) ASP.NET Developer
17 54 (3.11%) Senior Java Developer
18 53 (3.06%) PHP Developer
19 49 (2.83%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 461 (26.59%) HTML
2 434 (25.03%) .NET
3 406 (23.41%) CSS
4 264 (15.22%) jQuery
5 258 (14.88%) Web Services
6 237 (13.67%) HTML5
7 236 (13.61%) Spring
8 210 (12.11%) XML
9 204 (11.76%) ASP.NET
10 196 (11.30%) .NET Framework
11 195 (11.25%) AngularJS
12 180 (10.38%) REST
12 180 (10.38%) RESTful
13 136 (7.84%) CSS3
14 134 (7.73%) JSON
15 128 (7.38%) Ajax
16 117 (6.75%) Hibernate
17 114 (6.57%) Entity Framework
18 112 (6.46%) SOAP
19 111 (6.40%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 127 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 102 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 101 (5.82%) User Experience
4 56 (3.23%) iPad
5 47 (2.71%) Mobile App
6 45 (2.60%) Algorithms
6 45 (2.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 44 (2.54%) Derivative
8 39 (2.25%) Management Information System
9 37 (2.13%) iPhone
10 36 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
11 32 (1.85%) Mainframe
11 32 (1.85%) Visualisation
12 28 (1.61%) N-Tier
13 20 (1.15%) Fixed Income
14 17 (0.98%) Equities
14 17 (0.98%) Replication
15 15 (0.87%) Hedge funds
15 15 (0.87%) Mathematics
15 15 (0.87%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 213 (12.28%) Linux
2 205 (11.82%) Unix
3 140 (8.07%) Windows
4 84 (4.84%) Apple iOS
5 68 (3.92%) Android
6 34 (1.96%) Windows Server
7 25 (1.44%) zOS
8 22 (1.27%) Mac OS X
9 14 (0.81%) AIX
10 12 (0.69%) Solaris
11 11 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.40%) Windows Phone
13 6 (0.35%) Windows 7
14 5 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (0.23%) CentOS
15 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
16 3 (0.17%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.17%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.17%) VxWorks
16 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 824 (47.52%) Agile Software Development
2 513 (29.58%) TDD
3 370 (21.34%) Continuous Integration
4 332 (19.15%) Scrum
5 314 (18.11%) Software Engineering
6 301 (17.36%) MVC
7 289 (16.67%) OO
8 283 (16.32%) BDD
9 179 (10.32%) Integration Testing
10 137 (7.90%) Web Development
11 130 (7.50%) Multithreading
11 130 (7.50%) SDLC
12 124 (7.15%) E-Commerce
13 118 (6.81%) Front End Development
13 118 (6.81%) OOD
14 104 (6.00%) Automated Testing
15 98 (5.65%) User Acceptance Testing
16 95 (5.48%) Configuration Management
16 95 (5.48%) Data Modelling
17 92 (5.31%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 607 (35.01%) Java
2 569 (32.81%) JavaScript
3 485 (27.97%) C#
4 419 (24.16%) SQL
5 173 (9.98%) Python
6 159 (9.17%) C++
7 114 (6.57%) T-SQL
8 111 (6.40%) C
9 98 (5.65%) PHP
10 96 (5.54%) PL/SQL
11 77 (4.44%) Ruby
12 67 (3.86%) Objective-C
13 54 (3.11%) Shell Script
14 48 (2.77%) Scala
15 45 (2.60%) Perl
16 43 (2.48%) Groovy
16 43 (2.48%) VBA
17 38 (2.19%) XAML
18 37 (2.13%) Bash Shell
19 34 (1.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 196 (11.30%) Security Cleared
2 138 (7.96%) Degree
3 124 (7.15%) SC Cleared
4 19 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
5 18 (1.04%) DV Cleared
6 17 (0.98%) PhD
7 16 (0.92%) ISEB
8 12 (0.69%) BC Cleared
8 12 (0.69%) Sun Certification
9 10 (0.58%) ISTQB
10 8 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
12 5 (0.29%) ISEB Practitioner
12 5 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 4 (0.23%) HND
14 3 (0.17%) CCNP
14 3 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
14 3 (0.17%) MCSA
15 2 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (4.44%) QA
2 22 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
3 19 (1.10%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.23%) SLA
4 4 (0.23%) Solvency II
5 3 (0.17%) MISRA
6 2 (0.12%) WAI
7 1 (0.058%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.058%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.058%) GAAP
7 1 (0.058%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.058%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.058%) MISRA C
7 1 (0.058%) TickIT
7 1 (0.058%) WCAG
System Software
1 47 (2.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (2.36%) Docker
3 26 (1.50%) ACF2
4 18 (1.04%) Xen
5 16 (0.92%) Active Directory
6 12 (0.69%) Samba
7 10 (0.58%) RACF
8 6 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.23%) Firmware
9 4 (0.23%) Varnish
9 4 (0.23%) XenApp
9 4 (0.23%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.17%) HDFS
10 3 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.12%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.058%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 32 (1.85%) zSecure
2 23 (1.33%) Puppet
3 15 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (0.81%) Graphite
5 10 (0.58%) Ansible
5 10 (0.58%) Control-M
6 9 (0.52%) Oozie
7 8 (0.46%) BladeLogic
7 8 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (0.46%) SCCM
8 5 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (0.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 5 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (0.23%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.12%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.12%) SELinux
11 1 (0.058%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 1 (0.058%) SCOM
11 1 (0.058%) yum
Vendors
1 257 (14.82%) Oracle
2 243 (14.01%) Microsoft
3 58 (3.34%) SAP
4 53 (3.06%) VMware
5 43 (2.48%) Informatica
6 36 (2.08%) Google
7 31 (1.79%) PeopleSoft
7 31 (1.79%) Sybase
8 27 (1.56%) hybris
9 25 (1.44%) Apple
10 21 (1.21%) CA
11 17 (0.98%) HP
11 17 (0.98%) Twitter
12 16 (0.92%) Atlassian
13 14 (0.81%) Facebook
13 14 (0.81%) Hyperion
13 14 (0.81%) Siebel
13 14 (0.81%) Zend
14 13 (0.75%) SOASTA, Inc
14 13 (0.75%) Sun
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £385 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £325 - 350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Recital Consulting
Rate: £280 - £350 Per Day Plus Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £180 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Rate: Market Rates +
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £33,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Success Appointments
Rate: £Highly Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Northamptonshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified NEG
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £530 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Xpertise Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £39,785 to £48,614 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £28,013 to £48,614 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Intelletec
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leyland, Lancashire
Cegedimrx
Rate: Unspecified Plus company benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
EYC Symphony
Rate: From £400 to £500 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £346.50 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago