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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 152 132 122
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -10
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 760 759 801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.46% 1.60% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 2.16% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 518 499 509
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 14
Average hourly rate £38.00 £36.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% -23.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £36.50 £33.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £52.23 £48.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+4.10% -18.88%
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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
38381 35201 34450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.77% 74.24% 72.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 25332 22260 20459
Average daily rate £425 £401 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% -0.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1110 1040 1365
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.77 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.40 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-14.96% +1.37%

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 25 November 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 25 November 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 25 November 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 -11 367 £435 +5.33% 82
South East -16 137 £413 +14.58% 46
South West +7 62 £325 - 34
East of England +5 61 £400 +14.28% 16
North West +5 46 £315 +5.00% 24
Yorkshire -18 39 £325 - 37
West Midlands -6 29 £363 +11.61% 10
East Midlands -6 13 £346 +4.13% 12
North East -33 5 £338 -24.79% 4
Midlands -1 1 £500 +29.87% 2
South Coast - - - -
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 832 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
2 582 (36.10%) SQL
3 525 (32.57%) JavaScript
4 520 (32.26%) HTML
5 462 (28.66%) Java
6 451 (27.98%) CSS
7 449 (27.85%) C#
8 447 (27.73%) .NET
9 384 (23.82%) TDD
10 365 (22.64%) MVC
11 355 (22.02%) Web Services
12 348 (21.59%) Scrum
13 326 (20.22%) Continuous Integration
14 318 (19.73%) SQL Server
15 303 (18.80%) OO
16 294 (18.24%) XML
17 290 (17.99%) ASP.NET
18 282 (17.49%) Oracle
19 266 (16.50%) jQuery
20 226 (14.02%) HTML5
21 219 (13.59%) Finance
22 215 (13.34%) Git (software)
23 213 (13.21%) Linux
24 190 (11.79%) UNIX
25 187 (11.60%) Spring
26 186 (11.54%) Subversion
27 183 (11.35%) Microsoft
28 180 (11.17%) PHP
29 177 (10.98%) ASP.NET MVC
30 171 (10.61%) JUnit

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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
1 115 (7.13%) Apache
2 95 (5.89%) Tomcat
3 66 (4.09%) SharePoint
4 64 (3.97%) CMS
5 49 (3.04%) IIS
6 48 (2.98%) Node.js
7 46 (2.85%) WebSphere
8 31 (1.92%) WebLogic
9 29 (1.80%) BizTalk Server
10 26 (1.61%) Confluence
10 26 (1.61%) Oracle Workflow
11 25 (1.55%) Jetty
12 18 (1.12%) JBoss
13 16 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
13 16 (0.99%) Apache Solr
14 14 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
14 14 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 11 (0.68%) Documentum
15 11 (0.68%) nginx
15 11 (0.68%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 76 (4.71%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.18%) MS Office
3 10 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.37%) PowerPivot
5 4 (0.25%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.12%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.062%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.062%) MS Project
7 1 (0.062%) DOC1
7 1 (0.062%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 46 (2.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (1.30%) Oracle General Ledger
3 20 (1.24%) Oracle Receivables
4 19 (1.18%) Oracle Payables
5 18 (1.12%) Oracle Assets
5 18 (1.12%) Magento
5 18 (1.12%) Oracle EBS R12
6 15 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
7 11 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
8 9 (0.56%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 9 (0.56%) SAP FI
8 9 (0.56%) SAP CO
8 9 (0.56%) SAP FI/CO
9 8 (0.50%) Summit
10 7 (0.43%) Markit EDM
11 6 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 6 (0.37%) Oracle iProcurement
11 6 (0.37%) BusinessWorks
12 5 (0.31%) Oracle Cash Management
12 5 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 25 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
1 25 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
3 16 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
4 15 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (0.68%) Google App Engine
6 7 (0.43%) Office 365
7 6 (0.37%) SaaS
8 4 (0.25%) Heroku
9 2 (0.12%) PaaS
9 2 (0.12%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.12%) AWS Data Pipeline
10 1 (0.062%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.062%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.062%) Joyent
10 1 (0.062%) IaaS
10 1 (0.062%) GitHub
10 1 (0.062%) Route 53
10 1 (0.062%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (3.54%) HTTP
2 53 (3.29%) Internet
3 16 (0.99%) FTP
4 15 (0.93%) TCP/IP
5 14 (0.87%) DNS
5 14 (0.87%) Intranet
6 12 (0.74%) DHCP
7 10 (0.62%) SSL
8 9 (0.56%) SMTP
9 6 (0.37%) Asterisk PBX
9 6 (0.37%) IPsec
9 6 (0.37%) PBX
9 6 (0.37%) VoIP
10 5 (0.31%) SAN
11 4 (0.25%) LDAP
11 4 (0.25%) Extranet
12 2 (0.12%) ZigBee
12 2 (0.12%) OpenLDAP
12 2 (0.12%) AMQP
12 2 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 318 (19.73%) SQL Server
2 118 (7.32%) MySQL
3 115 (7.13%) Relational Database
4 111 (6.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 81 (5.02%) Data Warehouse
6 78 (4.84%) Oracle Database
7 57 (3.54%) RDBMS
7 57 (3.54%) NoSQL
8 48 (2.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 47 (2.92%) SQL Server 2012
10 45 (2.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 37 (2.30%) Big Data
12 29 (1.80%) Oracle Database 11g
13 28 (1.74%) Hadoop
14 24 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
15 22 (1.36%) Apache Hive
15 22 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 21 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
17 20 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
18 17 (1.05%) DB2
Development Applications
1 215 (13.34%) Git (software)
2 186 (11.54%) Subversion
3 171 (10.61%) JUnit
4 142 (8.81%) Maven
5 140 (8.68%) Team Foundation Server
6 97 (6.02%) Visual Studio
7 91 (5.65%) JIRA
8 87 (5.40%) Jenkins
9 81 (5.02%) Selenium
10 66 (4.09%) Mockito
11 63 (3.91%) Ant
12 51 (3.16%) Eclipse
13 49 (3.04%) NUnit
14 48 (2.98%) TeamCity
15 43 (2.67%) Jasmine
16 38 (2.36%) Grunt
17 35 (2.17%) PHPUnit
18 25 (1.55%) Hudson
19 24 (1.49%) jMock
19 24 (1.49%) IntelliJ
General
1 219 (13.59%) Finance
2 130 (8.06%) Banking
3 65 (4.03%) Investment Banking
4 49 (3.04%) Front Office
5 48 (2.98%) Retail
6 41 (2.54%) Telecoms
7 40 (2.48%) Marketing
8 35 (2.17%) Back Office
9 31 (1.92%) Legal
10 27 (1.67%) Manufacturing
11 20 (1.24%) Advertising
12 18 (1.12%) Publishing
13 16 (0.99%) Games
14 8 (0.50%) General Ledger
14 8 (0.50%) Electronics
15 7 (0.43%) Military
15 7 (0.43%) Automotive
16 6 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.31%) Music Industry
18 4 (0.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1204 (74.69%) Developer
2 231 (14.33%) .NET Developer
3 192 (11.91%) Java Developer
4 158 (9.80%) Senior Developer
5 119 (7.38%) C# Developer
6 79 (4.90%) Front-End Developer
7 77 (4.78%) PHP Developer
8 73 (4.53%) Web Developer
9 69 (4.28%) C# .NET Developer
10 68 (4.22%) Analyst
11 61 (3.78%) Consultant
11 61 (3.78%) SQL Developer
12 48 (2.98%) ASP.NET Developer
13 47 (2.92%) Software Developer
14 44 (2.73%) Software Engineer
15 39 (2.42%) JavaScript Developer
16 31 (1.92%) Architect
16 31 (1.92%) Administrator
17 30 (1.86%) Lead Developer
18 29 (1.80%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 520 (32.26%) HTML
2 451 (27.98%) CSS
3 447 (27.73%) .NET
4 355 (22.02%) Web Services
5 294 (18.24%) XML
6 290 (17.99%) ASP.NET
7 266 (16.50%) jQuery
8 226 (14.02%) HTML5
9 187 (11.60%) Spring
10 177 (10.98%) ASP.NET MVC
11 154 (9.55%) JSON
12 147 (9.12%) REST
13 139 (8.62%) CSS3
14 136 (8.44%) Ajax
15 135 (8.37%) .NET Framework
16 131 (8.13%) WCF
17 128 (7.94%) J2EE
18 127 (7.88%) RESTful
19 115 (7.13%) AngularJS
20 111 (6.89%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 104 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 99 (6.14%) User Experience
3 93 (5.77%) Open Source
4 64 (3.97%) Computer Science
5 62 (3.85%) Management Information System
6 40 (2.48%) Data Structures
7 32 (1.99%) N-Tier
7 32 (1.99%) Algorithms
8 30 (1.86%) Mobile App
9 27 (1.67%) Fixed Income
10 26 (1.61%) Data Integration
11 22 (1.36%) Derivative
12 21 (1.30%) Market Risk
12 21 (1.30%) iPad
12 21 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
13 20 (1.24%) Credit Risk
14 17 (1.05%) Replication
14 17 (1.05%) Inversion of Control
15 16 (0.99%) Mainframe
16 12 (0.74%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 213 (13.21%) Linux
2 190 (11.79%) UNIX
3 121 (7.51%) Windows
4 49 (3.04%) Android
5 43 (2.67%) Apple iOS
6 18 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (0.74%) AIX
9 10 (0.62%) Ubuntu
10 9 (0.56%) CentOS
11 8 (0.50%) Solaris
12 4 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (0.25%) VMS
13 3 (0.19%) zOS
13 3 (0.19%) Fedora
13 3 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.12%) VME
14 2 (0.12%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.062%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 832 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
2 384 (23.82%) TDD
3 365 (22.64%) MVC
4 348 (21.59%) Scrum
5 326 (20.22%) Continuous Integration
6 303 (18.80%) OO
7 163 (10.11%) E-Commerce
8 156 (9.68%) BDD
9 139 (8.62%) OOP
10 126 (7.82%) Software Engineering
11 102 (6.33%) ETL
12 101 (6.27%) Web Development
13 96 (5.96%) Business Intelligence
14 95 (5.89%) Automated Testing
15 92 (5.71%) SOA
16 91 (5.65%) Configuration Management
16 91 (5.65%) Validation
17 81 (5.02%) User Acceptance Testing
18 80 (4.96%) Integration Testing
19 79 (4.90%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 582 (36.10%) SQL
2 525 (32.57%) JavaScript
3 462 (28.66%) Java
4 449 (27.85%) C#
5 180 (11.17%) PHP
6 142 (8.81%) T-SQL
7 112 (6.95%) Python
8 87 (5.40%) PL/SQL
9 74 (4.59%) C++
10 53 (3.29%) VB.NET
11 45 (2.79%) Shell Script
12 41 (2.54%) Ruby
12 41 (2.54%) VBA
13 39 (2.42%) Scala
14 37 (2.30%) C
15 33 (2.05%) Bash Shell
16 31 (1.92%) PHP5
17 28 (1.74%) Perl
18 27 (1.67%) VBScript
18 27 (1.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 146 (9.06%) Security Cleared
2 100 (6.20%) SC Cleared
3 83 (5.15%) Degree
4 40 (2.48%) DV Cleared
5 19 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (0.93%) Sun Certification
7 13 (0.81%) ISEB
8 6 (0.37%) ISEB Practitioner
8 6 (0.37%) Oracle Certification
9 4 (0.25%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.25%) MCPD
9 4 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.19%) MCT
10 3 (0.19%) MCSE
10 3 (0.19%) MCSD
10 3 (0.19%) MCTS
11 2 (0.12%) MCITP
11 2 (0.12%) Chartered Engineer
11 2 (0.12%) MCP
11 2 (0.12%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (8.06%) QA
2 12 (0.74%) SLA
3 11 (0.68%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.43%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.31%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.31%) WAI
6 4 (0.25%) HL7
7 2 (0.12%) WCAG
7 2 (0.12%) ISO 8583
7 2 (0.12%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.062%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.062%) COBIT
System Software
1 52 (3.23%) RACF
2 21 (1.30%) Active Directory
3 20 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.31%) HDFS
5 4 (0.25%) Xen
5 4 (0.25%) Varnish
5 4 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.19%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.12%) vSphere
7 2 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (0.12%) Firmware
7 2 (0.12%) vCloud
8 1 (0.062%) ACF2
8 1 (0.062%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.062%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (1.49%) Puppet
2 17 (1.05%) Oozie
3 13 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (0.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 9 (0.56%) Oracle Identity Management
7 8 (0.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 7 (0.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 7 (0.43%) OMEGAMON
9 6 (0.37%) SCOM
10 5 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 4 (0.25%) SCCM
11 4 (0.25%) Control-M
12 2 (0.12%) Capistrano
12 2 (0.12%) MIIS
12 2 (0.12%) Nagios
13 1 (0.062%) Vagrant
13 1 (0.062%) HAProxy
13 1 (0.062%) CA LISA
13 1 (0.062%) StatsD
Vendors
1 282 (17.49%) Oracle
2 183 (11.35%) Microsoft
3 64 (3.97%) Zend
4 57 (3.54%) SAP
5 44 (2.73%) IBM
6 35 (2.17%) Google
7 30 (1.86%) hybris
8 29 (1.80%) Informatica
9 26 (1.61%) VMware
10 23 (1.43%) Teradata
11 20 (1.24%) Telerik
12 19 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
13 18 (1.12%) Sybase
14 16 (0.99%) Twitter
15 14 (0.87%) FatWire
15 14 (0.87%) MicroStrategy
16 13 (0.81%) Facebook
16 13 (0.81%) Sun
17 12 (0.74%) Siebel
18 11 (0.68%) Altiris
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 12 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Excellent market rates paid weekly
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £520 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £270 - £310 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adam Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £350 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Premier Media
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day excellent rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 5 days ago
Egham, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Dorset
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Rate: £200 - £280 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
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Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
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