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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 131 115 98
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -17
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 836 862 1047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.63% 1.79% 1.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.19% 2.43% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 560 544 636
Average daily rate
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£400 £398 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 8
Average hourly rate £38.75 £38.00 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% +2.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.65 £32.50 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.30 £59.50 £41.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -12.75%
Unit Testing
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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
38157 35471 37978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.55% 73.71% 71.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24108 22248 22476
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1089 974 1367
Average hourly rate £23.00 £29.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.36% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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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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 -41 400 £438 -2.77% 140
South East -18 118 £338 - 25
South West -2 82 £400 +23.07% 31
East of England +32 77 £361 +3.21% 11
North West +13 51 £361 +16.53% 33
West Midlands +9 46 £318 -3.78% 9
Yorkshire +13 34 £320 -1.53% 14
East Midlands -6 24 £350 -5.08% 6
North East -30 3 - - 11
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 592 (35.45%) SQL
2 553 (33.11%) .NET
3 551 (32.99%) C#
4 522 (31.26%) Agile Software Development
5 499 (29.88%) HTML
6 485 (29.04%) JavaScript
7 447 (26.77%) TDD
8 428 (25.63%) CSS
9 414 (24.79%) Java
10 389 (23.29%) Scrum
11 381 (22.81%) MVC
12 378 (22.63%) SQL Server
13 341 (20.42%) ASP.NET
14 338 (20.24%) Web Services
15 305 (18.26%) Continuous Integration
16 304 (18.20%) OO
17 285 (17.07%) jQuery
18 270 (16.17%) Oracle
19 265 (15.87%) XML
20 232 (13.89%) Finance
21 219 (13.11%) HTML5
22 217 (12.99%) Microsoft
23 197 (11.80%) ASP.NET MVC
24 191 (11.44%) Git (software)
25 177 (10.60%) T-SQL
26 176 (10.54%) Linux
27 173 (10.36%) Spring
28 172 (10.30%) PHP
29 169 (10.12%) QA
30 168 (10.06%) .NET Framework

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 88 (5.27%) CMS
2 85 (5.09%) Apache
3 80 (4.79%) Tomcat
4 58 (3.47%) SharePoint
5 47 (2.81%) IIS
6 46 (2.75%) Node.js
7 37 (2.22%) Confluence
8 32 (1.92%) WebSphere
9 26 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
9 26 (1.56%) WebLogic
10 22 (1.32%) Jetty
11 21 (1.26%) K2 blackpearl
12 20 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
13 16 (0.96%) SAS
13 16 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
13 16 (0.96%) nginx
13 16 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
14 12 (0.72%) Apache Solr
14 12 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
15 11 (0.66%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 82 (4.91%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.72%) MS Office
3 10 (0.60%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.36%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.36%) PowerPivot
5 5 (0.30%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.24%) MS Project
7 3 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.060%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 34 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (1.74%) Oracle General Ledger
2 29 (1.74%) Oracle EBS R12
2 29 (1.74%) Oracle Receivables
3 27 (1.62%) Oracle Assets
3 27 (1.62%) Oracle Payables
4 18 (1.08%) Oracle Applications
5 15 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
6 14 (0.84%) Magento
7 13 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 11 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
9 9 (0.54%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 8 (0.48%) SAP FI-CA
10 8 (0.48%) SAP IS-U
11 6 (0.36%) Oracle iProcurement
12 5 (0.30%) Markit EDM
13 4 (0.24%) Shopify
13 4 (0.24%) Workday HCM
13 4 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
13 4 (0.24%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 40 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
3 18 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
4 16 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (0.66%) SaaS
5 11 (0.66%) Google App Engine
6 10 (0.60%) PaaS
7 7 (0.42%) Office 365
8 6 (0.36%) IaaS
9 3 (0.18%) Heroku
10 2 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.12%) AWS Data Pipeline
10 2 (0.12%) GitHub
11 1 (0.060%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.060%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.060%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.060%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 56 (3.35%) HTTP
2 54 (3.23%) Internet
3 18 (1.08%) SSL
4 17 (1.02%) TCP/IP
5 14 (0.84%) FTP
5 14 (0.84%) Intranet
6 12 (0.72%) DNS
6 12 (0.72%) DHCP
7 8 (0.48%) IPsec
8 5 (0.30%) X.400
8 5 (0.30%) X.500
8 5 (0.30%) SAN
9 4 (0.24%) VoIP
9 4 (0.24%) SMTP
9 4 (0.24%) PBX
9 4 (0.24%) Firewall
9 4 (0.24%) Asterisk PBX
10 3 (0.18%) NFC
11 2 (0.12%) MVNO
11 2 (0.12%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 378 (22.63%) SQL Server
2 117 (7.01%) SQL Server 2008
3 116 (6.95%) MySQL
4 93 (5.57%) Relational Database
5 81 (4.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 79 (4.73%) Data Warehouse
7 75 (4.49%) Oracle Database
8 65 (3.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 55 (3.29%) NoSQL
10 44 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
10 44 (2.63%) RDBMS
11 31 (1.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 25 (1.50%) Oracle Database 11g
12 25 (1.50%) Hadoop
12 25 (1.50%) Oracle ODI
12 25 (1.50%) Oracle Reports
13 22 (1.32%) Big Data
13 22 (1.32%) Oracle BI EE
14 19 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
15 16 (0.96%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 191 (11.44%) Git (software)
2 168 (10.06%) Subversion
3 146 (8.74%) JUnit
4 145 (8.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 126 (7.54%) Visual Studio
6 100 (5.99%) Maven
7 95 (5.69%) JIRA
8 86 (5.15%) Selenium
9 79 (4.73%) NUnit
10 78 (4.67%) Jenkins
11 54 (3.23%) TeamCity
12 47 (2.81%) Jasmine
13 43 (2.57%) Eclipse
14 39 (2.34%) Ant
15 38 (2.28%) Mockito
16 35 (2.10%) PHPUnit
17 34 (2.04%) MSTest
18 28 (1.68%) Moq
19 26 (1.56%) Hudson
19 26 (1.56%) SpecFlow
General
1 232 (13.89%) Finance
2 121 (7.25%) Banking
3 75 (4.49%) Front Office
4 62 (3.71%) Back Office
5 61 (3.65%) Investment Banking
6 54 (3.23%) Retail
7 36 (2.16%) Marketing
8 34 (2.04%) Publishing
9 33 (1.98%) Telecoms
10 30 (1.80%) Legal
11 25 (1.50%) Manufacturing
12 18 (1.08%) Advertising
12 18 (1.08%) Billing
13 17 (1.02%) Games
14 8 (0.48%) General Ledger
15 7 (0.42%) Military
16 6 (0.36%) Electronics
16 6 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.30%) Automotive
18 3 (0.18%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1271 (76.11%) Developer
2 292 (17.49%) .NET Developer
3 185 (11.08%) Senior Developer
4 166 (9.94%) Java Developer
5 133 (7.96%) C# Developer
6 96 (5.75%) Web Developer
7 82 (4.91%) PHP Developer
8 78 (4.67%) Consultant
9 77 (4.61%) SQL Developer
9 77 (4.61%) C# .NET Developer
10 68 (4.07%) Analyst
11 63 (3.77%) Front-End Developer
12 60 (3.59%) ASP.NET Developer
13 49 (2.93%) Software Developer
14 44 (2.63%) Software Engineer
15 37 (2.22%) Lead Developer
15 37 (2.22%) JavaScript Developer
16 35 (2.10%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 35 (2.10%) Architect
17 34 (2.04%) Hybris Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 553 (33.11%) .NET
2 499 (29.88%) HTML
3 428 (25.63%) CSS
4 341 (20.42%) ASP.NET
5 338 (20.24%) Web Services
6 285 (17.07%) jQuery
7 265 (15.87%) XML
8 219 (13.11%) HTML5
9 197 (11.80%) ASP.NET MVC
10 173 (10.36%) Spring
11 168 (10.06%) .NET Framework
12 164 (9.82%) WCF
13 148 (8.86%) CSS3
14 141 (8.44%) Ajax
15 133 (7.96%) JSON
16 122 (7.31%) RESTful
17 116 (6.95%) REST
18 113 (6.77%) J2EE
19 112 (6.71%) AngularJS
20 110 (6.59%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 88 (5.27%) Open Source
2 80 (4.79%) Computer Science
3 42 (2.51%) Derivative
4 37 (2.22%) N-Tier
5 32 (1.92%) Management Information System
6 30 (1.80%) Equities
6 30 (1.80%) Mobile App
7 28 (1.68%) Fixed Income
8 26 (1.56%) Inversion of Control
9 23 (1.38%) Equity Derivative
10 22 (1.32%) Market Risk
10 22 (1.32%) Replication
11 18 (1.08%) Data Integration
12 17 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
13 16 (0.96%) iPad
13 16 (0.96%) Credit Risk
14 15 (0.90%) Visualisation
15 14 (0.84%) W3C
16 12 (0.72%) Mathematics
17 10 (0.60%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 176 (10.54%) Linux
2 153 (9.16%) UNIX
3 137 (8.20%) Windows
4 54 (3.23%) Android
4 54 (3.23%) Apple iOS
5 18 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (0.54%) Solaris
8 7 (0.42%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
10 4 (0.24%) CentOS
10 4 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.24%) AIX
11 3 (0.18%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.18%) Debian
11 3 (0.18%) Fedora
11 3 (0.18%) BlackBerry OS
12 2 (0.12%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 522 (31.26%) Agile Software Development
2 447 (26.77%) TDD
3 389 (23.29%) Scrum
4 381 (22.81%) MVC
5 305 (18.26%) Continuous Integration
6 304 (18.20%) OO
7 154 (9.22%) BDD
8 147 (8.80%) E-Commerce
9 144 (8.62%) OOP
10 140 (8.38%) Software Engineering
11 119 (7.13%) SOA
12 117 (7.01%) Integration Testing
13 113 (6.77%) Business Intelligence
14 109 (6.53%) User Acceptance Testing
15 98 (5.87%) Web Development
16 96 (5.75%) Configuration Management
17 90 (5.39%) Multithreading
18 89 (5.33%) ETL
19 87 (5.21%) Automated Testing
20 77 (4.61%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 592 (35.45%) SQL
2 551 (32.99%) C#
3 485 (29.04%) JavaScript
4 414 (24.79%) Java
5 177 (10.60%) T-SQL
6 172 (10.30%) PHP
7 109 (6.53%) Python
8 102 (6.11%) C++
9 70 (4.19%) PL/SQL
10 66 (3.95%) VB.NET
11 41 (2.46%) Ruby
12 40 (2.40%) Perl
12 40 (2.40%) Scala
13 35 (2.10%) PowerShell
13 35 (2.10%) Shell Script
14 34 (2.04%) VBScript
15 32 (1.92%) PHP5
16 28 (1.68%) C
16 28 (1.68%) XAML
17 24 (1.44%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 142 (8.50%) Security Cleared
2 108 (6.47%) Degree
3 105 (6.29%) SC Cleared
4 25 (1.50%) DV Cleared
5 16 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (0.60%) ISEB
7 7 (0.42%) CTC Cleared
8 6 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
8 6 (0.36%) Sun Certification
8 6 (0.36%) MCSD
9 5 (0.30%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.24%) MCSE
10 4 (0.24%) MCT
11 3 (0.18%) MBA
11 3 (0.18%) MCP
12 2 (0.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.12%) MCPD
12 2 (0.12%) Chartered Engineer
12 2 (0.12%) ACCA
13 1 (0.060%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 169 (10.12%) QA
2 12 (0.72%) ISO 9001
3 9 (0.54%) WAI
4 6 (0.36%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.24%) SLA
5 4 (0.24%) ISO 14001
6 3 (0.18%) ISO 8583
6 3 (0.18%) HL7
7 2 (0.12%) JTAG
7 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.060%) FINREP
8 1 (0.060%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.060%) Basel III
System Software
1 35 (2.10%) Active Directory
2 21 (1.26%) RACF
3 20 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.66%) VMware ESX
5 7 (0.42%) XenDesktop
6 6 (0.36%) XenApp
6 6 (0.36%) HDFS
6 6 (0.36%) Xen
7 4 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.12%) Postfix
8 2 (0.12%) vSphere
8 2 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (0.12%) Samba
9 1 (0.060%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.060%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.060%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.060%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.060%) Varnish
9 1 (0.060%) ACF2
9 1 (0.060%) KVM
Systems Management
1 20 (1.20%) Puppet
2 10 (0.60%) Oozie
3 9 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (0.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 6 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (0.30%) SCCM
6 5 (0.30%) SCOM
6 5 (0.30%) Control-M
6 5 (0.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.18%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.12%) Capistrano
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.060%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.060%) Nagios
10 1 (0.060%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.060%) Oracle Identity Management
10 1 (0.060%) CA LISA
10 1 (0.060%) OpenIDM
Vendors
1 270 (16.17%) Oracle
2 217 (12.99%) Microsoft
3 68 (4.07%) Zend
4 64 (3.83%) SAP
5 39 (2.34%) hybris
6 33 (1.98%) VMware
7 30 (1.80%) JBoss
8 21 (1.26%) Sybase
8 21 (1.26%) Teradata
8 21 (1.26%) Sitecore
9 20 (1.20%) Telerik
10 19 (1.14%) Google
10 19 (1.14%) Informatica
11 16 (0.96%) IBM
11 16 (0.96%) Twitter
12 15 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
13 13 (0.78%) Altiris
14 12 (0.72%) Siebel
14 12 (0.72%) Sun
14 12 (0.72%) HP
Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day £competitive
Posted: 8 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £325 - £425 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £435.00 - £495.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £435 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £200 - £300 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £32000.00 - £34614.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day excellent rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago