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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unit Testing
UK / England
Rank 145 128 155
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +27
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 720 867 714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.74% 1.86% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% 2.27% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 617 479
Median daily rate £425 £429 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.93% +7.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 8
Median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.25 £38.50 £27.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.45 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +3.71%

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
34140 38185 36546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.42% 82.04% 78.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 22792 25048 24013
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 842 1104 987
Median hourly rate £33.00 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.95 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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 -13 363 £475 - 94
South East -14 118 £425 +6.25% 48
Yorkshire +13 51 £400 +0.06% 16
North West +8 48 £388 +6.89% 30
South West -12 45 £350 - 33
East of England +11 33 £338 -0.73% 15
West Midlands -4 24 £373 +1.70% 23
North East -13 14 £350 -27.94% 5
East Midlands -14 12 £350 +7.69% 12
Unit Testing
UK

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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.

1 918 (55.30%) Agile Software Development
2 610 (36.75%) Java
3 526 (31.69%) JavaScript
4 516 (31.08%) TDD
5 497 (29.94%) SQL
6 442 (26.63%) C#
7 427 (25.72%) .NET
8 412 (24.82%) HTML
9 390 (23.49%) Scrum
10 369 (22.23%) CSS
11 341 (20.54%) Web Services
12 334 (20.12%) Continuous Integration
13 309 (18.61%) Git (software)
14 293 (17.65%) MVC
15 281 (16.93%) BDD
16 279 (16.81%) SQL Server
17 272 (16.39%) AngularJS
18 267 (16.08%) Software Engineering
19 255 (15.36%) OO
20 254 (15.30%) XML
21 251 (15.12%) Finance
22 236 (14.22%) Spring
23 231 (13.92%) Oracle
24 227 (13.67%) REST
25 211 (12.71%) HTML5
26 205 (12.35%) RESTful
27 182 (10.96%) Jenkins
28 180 (10.84%) Linux
29 179 (10.78%) JIRA
30 178 (10.72%) Microsoft

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 82 (4.94%) WebSphere
2 77 (4.64%) Confluence
3 58 (3.49%) SharePoint
4 55 (3.31%) Tomcat
5 51 (3.07%) Apache Spark
6 46 (2.77%) Apache
7 43 (2.59%) Elasticsearch
8 42 (2.53%) CMS
9 33 (1.99%) JBoss
10 29 (1.75%) IIS
11 27 (1.63%) WebSphere Application Server
12 24 (1.45%) Drupal
13 21 (1.27%) nginx
14 19 (1.14%) NServiceBus
15 18 (1.08%) CICS
16 17 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
16 17 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 17 (1.02%) WebSphere Process Server
17 13 (0.78%) Umbraco
18 11 (0.66%) Alfresco
Applications
1 69 (4.16%) MS Excel
2 17 (1.02%) MS Office
3 14 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
4 8 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.48%) Photoshop
5 7 (0.42%) InfoPath
6 5 (0.30%) SketchUp
7 3 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.12%) Doxygen
8 2 (0.12%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 25 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
2 9 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (0.54%) Temenos T24
3 8 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
4 7 (0.42%) Oracle Cash Management
4 7 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (0.36%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.24%) Endur
6 4 (0.24%) ION MarketView
7 3 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.18%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.18%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.18%) SAP GRC
7 3 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.12%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.12%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 101 (6.08%) Amazon AWS
2 88 (5.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 65 (3.92%) GitHub
4 35 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
5 17 (1.02%) Office 365
6 14 (0.84%) TestFlight
7 10 (0.60%) PaaS
8 9 (0.54%) Amazon Kinesis
8 9 (0.54%) Google Analytics
8 9 (0.54%) SaaS
9 6 (0.36%) IaaS
9 6 (0.36%) Trello
10 5 (0.30%) OpenShift
11 4 (0.24%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 4 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.12%) G Suite
13 2 (0.12%) Google App Engine
13 2 (0.12%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 67 (4.04%) HTTP
2 51 (3.07%) Internet
3 23 (1.39%) LDAP
4 19 (1.14%) SSL
4 19 (1.14%) TCP/IP
5 13 (0.78%) DNS
6 11 (0.66%) SAN
6 11 (0.66%) WAN
7 10 (0.60%) Firewall
8 9 (0.54%) iSCSI
9 7 (0.42%) FTP
10 6 (0.36%) Intranet
11 4 (0.24%) SMS
12 3 (0.18%) AMQP
12 3 (0.18%) DHCP
12 3 (0.18%) IPsec
13 2 (0.12%) BIG-IP
13 2 (0.12%) NAS
14 1 (0.060%) Network Security
14 1 (0.060%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 279 (16.81%) SQL Server
2 98 (5.90%) MySQL
3 96 (5.78%) Relational Database
4 74 (4.46%) MongoDB
5 67 (4.04%) Hadoop
6 65 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
7 57 (3.43%) Data Warehouse
8 55 (3.31%) NoSQL
8 55 (3.31%) Oracle Database
9 54 (3.25%) Big Data
10 46 (2.77%) SQL Server 2008
11 42 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
12 41 (2.47%) RDBMS
13 38 (2.29%) Apache Hive
13 38 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 35 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 27 (1.63%) DB2
15 27 (1.63%) Oracle Database 11g
16 25 (1.51%) SQL Server 2005
17 22 (1.33%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 309 (18.61%) Git (software)
2 182 (10.96%) Jenkins
3 179 (10.78%) JIRA
4 174 (10.48%) JUnit
5 149 (8.98%) Selenium
6 145 (8.73%) Maven
7 130 (7.83%) Cucumber
8 121 (7.29%) Visual Studio
9 111 (6.69%) Subversion
9 111 (6.69%) Team Foundation Server
10 99 (5.96%) Mockito
11 69 (4.16%) NUnit
12 68 (4.10%) Eclipse
13 61 (3.67%) SoapUI
14 57 (3.43%) Jasmine
15 56 (3.37%) Ant
16 51 (3.07%) Grunt
17 46 (2.77%) TeamCity
18 44 (2.65%) gulp
19 41 (2.47%) WebDriver
General
1 251 (15.12%) Finance
2 152 (9.16%) Banking
3 41 (2.47%) Retail
4 39 (2.35%) Investment Banking
5 29 (1.75%) Games
6 27 (1.63%) Manufacturing
7 24 (1.45%) Front Office
8 23 (1.39%) Back Office
9 22 (1.33%) Publishing
10 17 (1.02%) Marketing
11 13 (0.78%) Law
12 11 (0.66%) Advertising
13 10 (0.60%) General Ledger
13 10 (0.60%) Telecoms
14 9 (0.54%) Legal
14 9 (0.54%) Local Government
15 7 (0.42%) Electronics
16 6 (0.36%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.30%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 1183 (71.27%) Developer
2 238 (14.34%) Java Developer
3 203 (12.23%) .NET Developer
4 173 (10.42%) C# Developer
5 149 (8.98%) Senior Developer
6 118 (7.11%) JavaScript Developer
7 97 (5.84%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 96 (5.78%) C# .NET Developer
9 90 (5.42%) SQL Developer
10 77 (4.64%) Software Developer
10 77 (4.64%) Software Engineer
11 76 (4.58%) Consultant
12 62 (3.73%) iOS Developer
13 54 (3.25%) Tester
14 53 (3.19%) Analyst
15 50 (3.01%) Angular Developer
16 49 (2.95%) Agile Developer
17 47 (2.83%) WPF Developer
18 44 (2.65%) Full Stack Developer
19 43 (2.59%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 427 (25.72%) .NET
2 412 (24.82%) HTML
3 369 (22.23%) CSS
4 341 (20.54%) Web Services
5 272 (16.39%) AngularJS
6 254 (15.30%) XML
7 236 (14.22%) Spring
8 227 (13.67%) REST
9 211 (12.71%) HTML5
10 205 (12.35%) RESTful
11 175 (10.54%) ASP.NET
12 169 (10.18%) .NET Framework
13 162 (9.76%) jQuery
14 158 (9.52%) JSON
15 150 (9.04%) Node.js
16 144 (8.67%) SOAP
17 132 (7.95%) CSS3
18 112 (6.75%) ASP.NET MVC
18 112 (6.75%) React
19 106 (6.39%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 127 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (5.30%) User Experience
3 79 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 58 (3.49%) Mobile App
5 36 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 36 (2.17%) iPad
6 31 (1.87%) Fixed Income
7 27 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
8 22 (1.33%) Client/Server
9 21 (1.27%) Mainframe
10 20 (1.20%) Data Structures
10 20 (1.20%) Derivative
11 19 (1.14%) RIA
12 16 (0.96%) Data Centre
12 16 (0.96%) Management Information System
13 15 (0.90%) iPhone
13 15 (0.90%) Statistics
14 14 (0.84%) Fintech
15 13 (0.78%) Virtual Team
16 11 (0.66%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 180 (10.84%) Linux
2 147 (8.86%) Unix
3 101 (6.08%) Windows
4 100 (6.02%) Apple iOS
5 70 (4.22%) Android
6 15 (0.90%) Solaris
7 13 (0.78%) Windows Server
7 13 (0.78%) Windows XP
7 13 (0.78%) zOS
8 12 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (0.66%) Mac OS X
10 10 (0.60%) AIX
10 10 (0.60%) Windows 10
11 8 (0.48%) Windows Phone
11 8 (0.48%) Windows Phone 8
12 7 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.30%) CentOS
13 5 (0.30%) HPUX
14 4 (0.24%) SUSE
14 4 (0.24%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 918 (55.30%) Agile Software Development
2 516 (31.08%) TDD
3 390 (23.49%) Scrum
4 334 (20.12%) Continuous Integration
5 293 (17.65%) MVC
6 281 (16.93%) BDD
7 267 (16.08%) Software Engineering
8 255 (15.36%) OO
9 142 (8.55%) Automated Testing
10 127 (7.65%) Integration Testing
11 122 (7.35%) Test Automation
12 121 (7.29%) Pair Programming
13 120 (7.23%) DevOps
13 120 (7.23%) Front End Development
14 114 (6.87%) Continuous Delivery
15 110 (6.63%) Web Development
16 107 (6.45%) E-Commerce
17 106 (6.39%) SDLC
18 100 (6.02%) Kanban
19 95 (5.72%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 610 (36.75%) Java
2 526 (31.69%) JavaScript
3 497 (29.94%) SQL
4 442 (26.63%) C#
5 139 (8.37%) Python
6 111 (6.69%) Scala
7 83 (5.00%) PHP
7 83 (5.00%) PL/SQL
8 81 (4.88%) C++
9 72 (4.34%) Objective-C
10 62 (3.73%) T-SQL
11 61 (3.67%) Shell Script
12 57 (3.43%) Apple Swift
13 50 (3.01%) Perl
14 48 (2.89%) Ruby
15 46 (2.77%) Groovy
16 39 (2.35%) C
17 34 (2.05%) VB.NET
18 31 (1.87%) ES6
19 28 (1.69%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 124 (7.47%) Security Cleared
2 110 (6.63%) Degree
3 74 (4.46%) SC Cleared
4 21 (1.27%) DV Cleared
5 19 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
6 16 (0.96%) ISEB
7 12 (0.72%) ISTQB
8 11 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (0.54%) Sun Certification
10 5 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
10 5 (0.30%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.18%) CCNP
11 3 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.12%) CCNA
12 2 (0.12%) PhD
12 2 (0.12%) SAP Certification
13 1 (0.060%) HNC
13 1 (0.060%) HND
13 1 (0.060%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 171 (10.30%) QA
2 23 (1.39%) Data Quality
3 15 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
3 15 (0.90%) SDET
4 4 (0.24%) Basel III
4 4 (0.24%) CRD IV
4 4 (0.24%) MISRA
5 3 (0.18%) GAAP
5 3 (0.18%) MiFID
6 2 (0.12%) IEC 61508
6 2 (0.12%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.12%) WAI
7 1 (0.060%) ARP4754
7 1 (0.060%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.060%) ISO26262
7 1 (0.060%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 58 (3.49%) Docker
2 27 (1.63%) Active Directory
3 23 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.66%) HDFS
5 9 (0.54%) Samba
6 5 (0.30%) RACF
7 4 (0.24%) NFS
7 4 (0.24%) Squid
8 3 (0.18%) LXC
8 3 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.12%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.12%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.12%) Xen
10 1 (0.060%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.060%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.060%) Platform Symphony
10 1 (0.060%) Varnish
10 1 (0.060%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 47 (2.83%) Opscode Chef
2 37 (2.23%) Puppet
3 28 (1.69%) Ansible
4 14 (0.84%) CA Service Virtualization
4 14 (0.84%) OMEGAMON
5 13 (0.78%) Terraform
6 11 (0.66%) CA Endevor
6 11 (0.66%) Oracle Identity Management
6 11 (0.66%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 9 (0.54%) Oozie
8 7 (0.42%) Kibana
8 7 (0.42%) logstash
8 7 (0.42%) WebSphere Cast Iron
9 6 (0.36%) Capistrano
9 6 (0.36%) Control-M
9 6 (0.36%) Nagios
10 5 (0.30%) Kubernetes
10 5 (0.30%) zSecure
11 3 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.18%) Packer
Vendors
1 231 (13.92%) Oracle
2 178 (10.72%) Microsoft
3 47 (2.83%) SAP
4 46 (2.77%) IBM
5 38 (2.29%) Atlassian
6 32 (1.93%) Google
7 27 (1.63%) VMware
8 26 (1.57%) Teradata
9 23 (1.39%) Informatica
10 21 (1.27%) Apple
10 21 (1.27%) Splunk
11 20 (1.20%) Perforce
12 19 (1.14%) CA
13 18 (1.08%) Talend
14 17 (1.02%) Red Hat
15 14 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
15 14 (0.84%) Syncsort
15 14 (0.84%) Tableau
15 14 (0.84%) Zend
16 13 (0.78%) Sitecore
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