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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 144 118 110
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -8
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 806 827 907
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.51% 1.75% 1.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 2.35% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 557 554 552
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £339
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 12
Average hourly rate £37.75 £36.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.42% -14.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.30 £32.50 £31.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.20 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £36.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+3.42% -14.11%
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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
39401 35167 36247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.86% 74.61% 72.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 25670 22283 21520
Average daily rate £424 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.69% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1124 1019 1347
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -1.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +4.08%

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 23 October 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
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 23 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 23 October 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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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 -20 401 £440 +8.01% 109
South East -21 130 £413 +17.85% 62
South West -6 78 £330 +2.40% 22
East of England +15 76 £400 +12.67% 20
West Midlands +3 41 £350 +8.94% 13
Yorkshire -22 30 £320 -1.53% 28
North West -17 28 £350 +12.90% 35
East Midlands -4 18 £375 +25.00% 7
North East -37 5 £375 +15.38% 13
Midlands - - - -
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 889 (52.82%) Agile Software Development
2 593 (35.23%) SQL
3 519 (30.84%) JavaScript
3 519 (30.84%) HTML
4 497 (29.53%) .NET
5 486 (28.88%) C#
6 467 (27.75%) Java
7 444 (26.38%) CSS
8 402 (23.89%) TDD
9 379 (22.52%) MVC
9 379 (22.52%) Scrum
10 362 (21.51%) Web Services
11 348 (20.68%) SQL Server
12 325 (19.31%) Continuous Integration
13 307 (18.24%) ASP.NET
14 300 (17.83%) OO
15 273 (16.22%) XML
16 271 (16.10%) Oracle
17 268 (15.92%) jQuery
18 233 (13.84%) HTML5
19 226 (13.43%) Finance
20 208 (12.36%) Spring
21 201 (11.94%) Microsoft
22 197 (11.71%) Git (software)
23 189 (11.23%) Linux
24 181 (10.75%) UNIX
25 180 (10.70%) PHP
25 180 (10.70%) ASP.NET MVC
26 178 (10.58%) Subversion
27 174 (10.34%) JUnit

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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
1 100 (5.94%) Apache
2 95 (5.64%) Tomcat
3 72 (4.28%) SharePoint
4 65 (3.86%) CMS
5 47 (2.79%) WebSphere
5 47 (2.79%) Node.js
6 44 (2.61%) IIS
7 35 (2.08%) Confluence
8 34 (2.02%) WebLogic
9 29 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
10 26 (1.54%) JBoss
11 25 (1.49%) Oracle Workflow
12 24 (1.43%) Jetty
13 22 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
14 21 (1.25%) K2 blackpearl
15 16 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
16 13 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 13 (0.77%) Apache Solr
16 13 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
17 11 (0.65%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 76 (4.52%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.13%) MS Office
3 10 (0.59%) Photoshop
4 7 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (0.42%) PowerPivot
5 5 (0.30%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.24%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.059%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.059%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 48 (2.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (1.31%) Oracle General Ledger
3 21 (1.25%) Oracle Receivables
4 20 (1.19%) Oracle Assets
4 20 (1.19%) Oracle Payables
5 19 (1.13%) Oracle EBS R12
6 18 (1.07%) Magento
7 15 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
8 10 (0.59%) Oracle BPM
9 9 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
9 9 (0.53%) SAP FI
9 9 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
9 9 (0.53%) Summit
9 9 (0.53%) SAP CO
9 9 (0.53%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 8 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 7 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
12 6 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
12 6 (0.36%) Oracle iProcurement
13 5 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 24 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
2 23 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
4 17 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (0.59%) Google App Engine
6 8 (0.48%) Office 365
7 4 (0.24%) Heroku
7 4 (0.24%) SaaS
8 2 (0.12%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.12%) GitHub
8 2 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.12%) AWS Data Pipeline
9 1 (0.059%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.059%) IaaS
9 1 (0.059%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.059%) Route 53
9 1 (0.059%) Force.com
9 1 (0.059%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (3.62%) HTTP
2 58 (3.45%) Internet
3 20 (1.19%) Intranet
4 15 (0.89%) FTP
5 14 (0.83%) TCP/IP
6 13 (0.77%) DNS
6 13 (0.77%) SSL
7 11 (0.65%) DHCP
8 9 (0.53%) SMTP
9 6 (0.36%) SAN
10 5 (0.30%) PBX
10 5 (0.30%) VoIP
10 5 (0.30%) IPsec
10 5 (0.30%) Asterisk PBX
11 4 (0.24%) LDAP
12 3 (0.18%) Extranet
12 3 (0.18%) Firewall
13 2 (0.12%) X.400
13 2 (0.12%) X.500
13 2 (0.12%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 348 (20.68%) SQL Server
2 131 (7.78%) MySQL
3 113 (6.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 113 (6.71%) Relational Database
4 81 (4.81%) Data Warehouse
5 77 (4.58%) Oracle Database
6 59 (3.51%) RDBMS
7 55 (3.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 54 (3.21%) NoSQL
9 48 (2.85%) SQL Server 2012
10 46 (2.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 29 (1.72%) Big Data
12 25 (1.49%) Hadoop
13 24 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
13 24 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 21 (1.25%) Apache Hive
15 17 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
15 17 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
16 16 (0.95%) DB2
16 16 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 197 (11.71%) Git (software)
2 178 (10.58%) Subversion
3 174 (10.34%) JUnit
4 139 (8.26%) Maven
5 135 (8.02%) Team Foundation Server
6 106 (6.30%) Visual Studio
7 99 (5.88%) JIRA
8 94 (5.59%) Selenium
9 75 (4.46%) Jenkins
10 61 (3.62%) Ant
11 59 (3.51%) NUnit
12 58 (3.45%) Mockito
13 57 (3.39%) Eclipse
14 51 (3.03%) TeamCity
15 49 (2.91%) Jasmine
16 37 (2.20%) Grunt
17 32 (1.90%) PHPUnit
18 24 (1.43%) CruiseControl
19 23 (1.37%) jMock
19 23 (1.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 226 (13.43%) Finance
2 139 (8.26%) Banking
3 73 (4.34%) Investment Banking
4 68 (4.04%) Front Office
5 56 (3.33%) Back Office
6 50 (2.97%) Retail
7 40 (2.38%) Marketing
8 39 (2.32%) Telecoms
9 34 (2.02%) Legal
10 28 (1.66%) Manufacturing
11 26 (1.54%) Publishing
12 20 (1.19%) Advertising
13 17 (1.01%) Games
14 8 (0.48%) General Ledger
15 7 (0.42%) Electronics
15 7 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.42%) Automotive
16 6 (0.36%) Military
17 5 (0.30%) Financial Institution
18 4 (0.24%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1256 (74.63%) Developer
2 253 (15.03%) .NET Developer
3 201 (11.94%) Java Developer
4 169 (10.04%) Senior Developer
5 117 (6.95%) C# Developer
6 82 (4.87%) Web Developer
7 78 (4.63%) PHP Developer
8 76 (4.52%) Analyst
9 74 (4.40%) SQL Developer
9 74 (4.40%) Front-End Developer
10 63 (3.74%) Consultant
10 63 (3.74%) C# .NET Developer
11 54 (3.21%) ASP.NET Developer
12 51 (3.03%) Software Developer
13 49 (2.91%) Software Engineer
14 41 (2.44%) JavaScript Developer
15 36 (2.14%) Architect
16 32 (1.90%) Hybris Developer
17 30 (1.78%) Lead Developer
18 29 (1.72%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 519 (30.84%) HTML
2 497 (29.53%) .NET
3 444 (26.38%) CSS
4 362 (21.51%) Web Services
5 307 (18.24%) ASP.NET
6 273 (16.22%) XML
7 268 (15.92%) jQuery
8 233 (13.84%) HTML5
9 208 (12.36%) Spring
10 180 (10.70%) ASP.NET MVC
11 153 (9.09%) .NET Framework
12 142 (8.44%) REST
13 141 (8.38%) WCF
14 140 (8.32%) CSS3
15 139 (8.26%) JSON
16 137 (8.14%) Ajax
17 134 (7.96%) J2EE
18 113 (6.71%) RESTful
19 111 (6.60%) JSP
20 109 (6.48%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 103 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 100 (5.94%) User Experience
3 93 (5.53%) Open Source
4 75 (4.46%) Computer Science
5 49 (2.91%) Management Information System
6 42 (2.50%) Data Structures
7 38 (2.26%) Algorithms
8 34 (2.02%) N-Tier
9 33 (1.96%) Fixed Income
10 32 (1.90%) Mobile App
11 30 (1.78%) Derivative
12 25 (1.49%) Market Risk
13 24 (1.43%) Data Integration
14 22 (1.31%) Replication
15 20 (1.19%) Credit Risk
16 19 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
17 18 (1.07%) Equities
18 17 (1.01%) iPad
19 15 (0.89%) Mainframe
20 14 (0.83%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 189 (11.23%) Linux
2 181 (10.75%) UNIX
3 118 (7.01%) Windows
4 52 (3.09%) Android
4 52 (3.09%) Apple iOS
5 20 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (0.59%) AIX
7 9 (0.53%) Solaris
8 7 (0.42%) CentOS
8 7 (0.42%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (0.18%) Fedora
10 3 (0.18%) zOS
11 2 (0.12%) Debian
11 2 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.12%) VMS
11 2 (0.12%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.12%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 889 (52.82%) Agile Software Development
2 402 (23.89%) TDD
3 379 (22.52%) MVC
3 379 (22.52%) Scrum
4 325 (19.31%) Continuous Integration
5 300 (17.83%) OO
6 159 (9.45%) E-Commerce
7 148 (8.79%) BDD
8 144 (8.56%) OOP
9 135 (8.02%) Software Engineering
10 116 (6.89%) SOA
11 107 (6.36%) Business Intelligence
12 101 (6.00%) Automated Testing
12 101 (6.00%) Web Development
13 100 (5.94%) ETL
14 94 (5.59%) Configuration Management
15 93 (5.53%) Integration Testing
16 92 (5.47%) User Acceptance Testing
17 90 (5.35%) Validation
18 87 (5.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 593 (35.23%) SQL
2 519 (30.84%) JavaScript
3 486 (28.88%) C#
4 467 (27.75%) Java
5 180 (10.70%) PHP
6 143 (8.50%) T-SQL
7 108 (6.42%) Python
8 87 (5.17%) C++
9 75 (4.46%) PL/SQL
10 56 (3.33%) VB.NET
11 40 (2.38%) VBA
12 37 (2.20%) Shell Script
12 37 (2.20%) Scala
13 36 (2.14%) Ruby
14 35 (2.08%) Perl
15 34 (2.02%) PowerShell
16 33 (1.96%) VBScript
17 31 (1.84%) C
17 31 (1.84%) PHP5
18 30 (1.78%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 166 (9.86%) Security Cleared
2 119 (7.07%) SC Cleared
3 92 (5.47%) Degree
4 38 (2.26%) DV Cleared
5 20 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (1.01%) Sun Certification
7 11 (0.65%) ISEB
8 6 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
8 6 (0.36%) MCSD
8 6 (0.36%) MCSE
8 6 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
9 5 (0.30%) ISEB Practitioner
10 4 (0.24%) MCT
11 2 (0.12%) MCP
11 2 (0.12%) MCTS
11 2 (0.12%) MCITP
11 2 (0.12%) ACCA
11 2 (0.12%) Chartered Engineer
11 2 (0.12%) MCPD
12 1 (0.059%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (9.21%) QA
2 14 (0.83%) ISO 9001
3 10 (0.59%) SLA
4 7 (0.42%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.30%) WAI
6 4 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.18%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.18%) HL7
7 3 (0.18%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.12%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.059%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.059%) COBIT
System Software
1 45 (2.67%) RACF
2 32 (1.90%) Active Directory
3 19 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.48%) VMware ESX
5 6 (0.36%) HDFS
6 4 (0.24%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.18%) Xen
7 3 (0.18%) XenApp
8 2 (0.12%) vSphere
8 2 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (0.12%) ACF2
9 1 (0.059%) Postfix
9 1 (0.059%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.059%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.059%) Firmware
9 1 (0.059%) Samba
Systems Management
1 20 (1.19%) Puppet
2 15 (0.89%) Oozie
3 13 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (0.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 9 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (0.53%) Oracle Identity Management
6 8 (0.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 7 (0.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 7 (0.42%) OMEGAMON
8 6 (0.36%) SCCM
8 6 (0.36%) SCOM
9 5 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.12%) MIIS
11 2 (0.12%) Capistrano
11 2 (0.12%) Control-M
11 2 (0.12%) Nagios
12 1 (0.059%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 1 (0.059%) Data Guard
12 1 (0.059%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 271 (16.10%) Oracle
2 201 (11.94%) Microsoft
3 73 (4.34%) Zend
4 63 (3.74%) SAP
5 44 (2.61%) IBM
6 36 (2.14%) hybris
7 31 (1.84%) VMware
8 29 (1.72%) Informatica
9 23 (1.37%) Teradata
10 22 (1.31%) Google
11 20 (1.19%) Telerik
11 20 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
12 17 (1.01%) Twitter
13 16 (0.95%) Sun
14 14 (0.83%) MicroStrategy
14 14 (0.83%) Altiris
14 14 (0.83%) Sitecore
15 13 (0.77%) Facebook
16 12 (0.71%) Siebel
17 11 (0.65%) FatWire
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