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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 140 127 161
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +34
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 843 913 736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.84% 1.81% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 2.22% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 551 626 489
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £533 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 11
Median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.09% +7.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.43 £33.95 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.20 £40.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
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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
37964 41054 39822
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.80% 81.51% 77.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 25471 27018 26370
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 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 997 1215 1133
Median hourly rate £28.00 £29.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.08% +18.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -7 430 £469 +1.35% 74
South East -14 125 £438 +16.66% 47
North West -1 59 £375 +5.26% 33
Yorkshire +28 57 £400 +3.89% 14
South West -39 47 £363 - 17
East of England +5 41 £325 -4.41% 15
North East -13 28 £468 -3.75% 5
West Midlands -8 24 £375 -3.84% 21
East Midlands -18 17 £375 -9.63% 16
Midlands - 1 - -
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 942 (52.86%) Agile Software Development
2 603 (33.84%) Java
3 569 (31.93%) JavaScript
4 546 (30.64%) SQL
5 520 (29.18%) TDD
6 466 (26.15%) .NET
7 465 (26.09%) C#
8 425 (23.85%) HTML
9 406 (22.78%) Continuous Integration
10 391 (21.94%) CSS
11 372 (20.88%) Scrum
12 362 (20.31%) Web Services
13 322 (18.07%) Git (software)
14 318 (17.85%) SQL Server
15 310 (17.40%) MVC
16 306 (17.17%) AngularJS
17 301 (16.89%) BDD
18 281 (15.77%) Finance
19 276 (15.49%) Software Engineering
20 274 (15.38%) XML
21 257 (14.42%) OO
22 253 (14.20%) Oracle
23 250 (14.03%) REST
24 229 (12.85%) Spring
25 219 (12.29%) HTML5
26 208 (11.67%) Jenkins
27 205 (11.50%) Linux
27 205 (11.50%) Microsoft
28 204 (11.45%) ASP.NET
29 198 (11.11%) jQuery

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 74 (4.15%) WebSphere
2 71 (3.98%) Confluence
3 63 (3.54%) Apache
3 63 (3.54%) SharePoint
4 59 (3.31%) Apache Spark
5 54 (3.03%) Tomcat
6 47 (2.64%) CMS
7 43 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
8 37 (2.08%) IIS
9 34 (1.91%) JBoss
10 25 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
11 24 (1.35%) nginx
12 23 (1.29%) WebSphere Application Server
13 21 (1.18%) Drupal
14 19 (1.07%) NServiceBus
15 18 (1.01%) CICS
16 15 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 14 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
17 14 (0.79%) WebSphere Process Server
18 13 (0.73%) Umbraco
Applications
1 64 (3.59%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.67%) MS Office
2 12 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
3 11 (0.62%) Photoshop
4 9 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (0.39%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.28%) SketchUp
8 4 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
8 4 (0.22%) Simulink
9 2 (0.11%) Doxygen
10 1 (0.056%) InVision
10 1 (0.056%) MS Project
10 1 (0.056%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 33 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
4 8 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
4 8 (0.45%) Oracle Cash Management
4 8 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (0.34%) SAP ERP
5 6 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.22%) Endur
6 4 (0.22%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.22%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.22%) SDL Web 8
7 3 (0.17%) SAP GRC
7 3 (0.17%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.11%) SAP Retail
8 2 (0.11%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 99 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 90 (5.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (3.25%) GitHub
4 36 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
5 21 (1.18%) TestFlight
6 17 (0.95%) Office 365
7 10 (0.56%) PaaS
8 9 (0.51%) Amazon Kinesis
8 9 (0.51%) Google Analytics
8 9 (0.51%) SaaS
9 7 (0.39%) Google Play
10 6 (0.34%) IaaS
10 6 (0.34%) OpenShift
10 6 (0.34%) Trello
11 4 (0.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 4 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.11%) Bluemix
13 2 (0.11%) IBM Cloud
13 2 (0.11%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 73 (4.10%) HTTP
2 47 (2.64%) Internet
3 25 (1.40%) LDAP
3 25 (1.40%) TCP/IP
4 24 (1.35%) DNS
5 20 (1.12%) SSL
6 18 (1.01%) SAN
6 18 (1.01%) WAN
7 16 (0.90%) iSCSI
8 9 (0.51%) Firewall
8 9 (0.51%) FTP
9 5 (0.28%) Intranet
9 5 (0.28%) SMS
10 3 (0.17%) DHCP
11 2 (0.11%) AMQP
11 2 (0.11%) IPsec
11 2 (0.11%) NAS
11 2 (0.11%) Network Security
11 2 (0.11%) SSH
12 1 (0.056%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 318 (17.85%) SQL Server
2 128 (7.18%) MySQL
3 119 (6.68%) Relational Database
4 109 (6.12%) MongoDB
5 91 (5.11%) Hadoop
6 83 (4.66%) Data Warehouse
7 81 (4.55%) Big Data
8 68 (3.82%) Oracle Database
9 67 (3.76%) PostgreSQL
10 64 (3.59%) NoSQL
11 51 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 48 (2.69%) SQL Server 2008
13 46 (2.58%) RDBMS
14 44 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 41 (2.30%) Apache Hive
15 41 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
16 30 (1.68%) SQLite
17 26 (1.46%) Oracle Database 11g
18 24 (1.35%) CouchDB
19 23 (1.29%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 322 (18.07%) Git (software)
2 208 (11.67%) Jenkins
3 181 (10.16%) JIRA
4 173 (9.71%) JUnit
5 146 (8.19%) Maven
6 140 (7.86%) Subversion
7 139 (7.80%) Visual Studio
8 138 (7.74%) Team Foundation Server
9 134 (7.52%) Selenium
10 105 (5.89%) Cucumber
11 84 (4.71%) Mockito
12 72 (4.04%) NUnit
13 69 (3.87%) Eclipse
14 63 (3.54%) Ant
15 58 (3.25%) Jasmine
15 58 (3.25%) SoapUI
16 51 (2.86%) Grunt
17 50 (2.81%) Gradle
18 48 (2.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 46 (2.58%) TeamCity
General
1 281 (15.77%) Finance
2 168 (9.43%) Banking
3 51 (2.86%) Retail
4 47 (2.64%) Investment Banking
5 36 (2.02%) Front Office
6 29 (1.63%) Manufacturing
7 25 (1.40%) Back Office
8 24 (1.35%) Games
8 24 (1.35%) Publishing
9 20 (1.12%) Marketing
9 20 (1.12%) Telecoms
10 13 (0.73%) Advertising
11 12 (0.67%) Legal
12 11 (0.62%) Electronics
12 11 (0.62%) General Ledger
12 11 (0.62%) Law
13 7 (0.39%) Local Government
13 7 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.34%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1254 (70.37%) Developer
2 244 (13.69%) Java Developer
3 219 (12.29%) .NET Developer
4 173 (9.71%) Senior Developer
5 162 (9.09%) C# Developer
6 119 (6.68%) JavaScript Developer
7 104 (5.84%) SQL Developer
8 101 (5.67%) C# .NET Developer
9 87 (4.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 81 (4.55%) iOS Developer
11 78 (4.38%) Consultant
12 72 (4.04%) Software Engineer
13 66 (3.70%) Agile Developer
14 63 (3.54%) Tester
15 62 (3.48%) Analyst
15 62 (3.48%) Software Developer
16 51 (2.86%) Angular Developer
17 48 (2.69%) ASP.NET Developer
18 44 (2.47%) Full Stack Developer
19 42 (2.36%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 466 (26.15%) .NET
2 425 (23.85%) HTML
3 391 (21.94%) CSS
4 362 (20.31%) Web Services
5 306 (17.17%) AngularJS
6 274 (15.38%) XML
7 250 (14.03%) REST
8 229 (12.85%) Spring
9 219 (12.29%) HTML5
10 204 (11.45%) ASP.NET
11 198 (11.11%) jQuery
12 192 (10.77%) RESTful
13 188 (10.55%) JSON
14 184 (10.33%) .NET Framework
15 158 (8.87%) SOAP
16 155 (8.70%) Node.js
17 136 (7.63%) CSS3
18 121 (6.79%) React
19 114 (6.40%) ASP.NET MVC
20 112 (6.29%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 135 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
2 95 (5.33%) User Experience
3 79 (4.43%) Computer Science
4 71 (3.98%) Mobile App
5 43 (2.41%) iPad
6 30 (1.68%) Fixed Income
7 28 (1.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 27 (1.52%) Derivative
8 27 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
9 25 (1.40%) Mainframe
10 23 (1.29%) Data Integration
11 22 (1.23%) Data Structures
11 22 (1.23%) Management Information System
12 21 (1.18%) Client/Server
12 21 (1.18%) iPhone
13 19 (1.07%) Fintech
14 18 (1.01%) Statistics
15 16 (0.90%) N-Tier
15 16 (0.90%) RIA
15 16 (0.90%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 205 (11.50%) Linux
2 193 (10.83%) Unix
3 132 (7.41%) Apple iOS
4 107 (6.00%) Windows
5 82 (4.60%) Android
6 25 (1.40%) Solaris
7 22 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (0.73%) Windows Server
8 13 (0.73%) zOS
9 12 (0.67%) CentOS
10 11 (0.62%) AIX
10 11 (0.62%) Mac OS X
10 11 (0.62%) Ubuntu
11 9 (0.51%) Windows Phone
12 8 (0.45%) HPUX
12 8 (0.45%) Windows Phone 8
12 8 (0.45%) Windows XP
13 7 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (0.34%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 942 (52.86%) Agile Software Development
2 520 (29.18%) TDD
3 406 (22.78%) Continuous Integration
4 372 (20.88%) Scrum
5 310 (17.40%) MVC
6 301 (16.89%) BDD
7 276 (15.49%) Software Engineering
8 257 (14.42%) OO
9 129 (7.24%) Integration Testing
9 129 (7.24%) SDLC
10 128 (7.18%) Test Automation
11 124 (6.96%) Automated Testing
12 123 (6.90%) DevOps
13 122 (6.85%) E-Commerce
14 119 (6.68%) Front End Development
15 117 (6.57%) ETL
16 115 (6.45%) Web Development
17 112 (6.29%) Continuous Delivery
18 106 (5.95%) Pair Programming
19 104 (5.84%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 603 (33.84%) Java
2 569 (31.93%) JavaScript
3 546 (30.64%) SQL
4 465 (26.09%) C#
5 152 (8.53%) Python
6 110 (6.17%) Scala
7 100 (5.61%) C++
8 91 (5.11%) PL/SQL
9 88 (4.94%) Objective-C
10 85 (4.77%) PHP
11 73 (4.10%) Apple Swift
12 72 (4.04%) T-SQL
13 65 (3.65%) Perl
14 64 (3.59%) Shell Script
15 60 (3.37%) C
16 46 (2.58%) Ruby
17 45 (2.53%) Groovy
18 32 (1.80%) Bash Shell
19 31 (1.74%) ES6
20 30 (1.68%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 138 (7.74%) Security Cleared
2 116 (6.51%) Degree
3 83 (4.66%) SC Cleared
4 26 (1.46%) DV Cleared
5 25 (1.40%) BPSS Clearance
6 20 (1.12%) ISEB
7 16 (0.90%) ISTQB
8 10 (0.56%) CCNP
8 10 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (0.34%) Sun Certification
10 3 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.17%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.17%) SAP Certification
11 2 (0.11%) CCNA
11 2 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.11%) MCSA
11 2 (0.11%) PhD
11 2 (0.11%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 162 (9.09%) QA
2 27 (1.52%) Data Quality
3 20 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
4 12 (0.67%) SDET
5 7 (0.39%) IEC 61508
6 6 (0.34%) MISRA
7 4 (0.22%) Basel III
7 4 (0.22%) CRD IV
7 4 (0.22%) GAAP
8 3 (0.17%) MiFID
9 2 (0.11%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.11%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.11%) WAI
10 1 (0.056%) ISO26262
10 1 (0.056%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 69 (3.87%) Docker
2 29 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (1.40%) Active Directory
4 17 (0.95%) Samba
5 11 (0.62%) HDFS
6 5 (0.28%) RACF
7 4 (0.22%) NFS
7 4 (0.22%) Squid
7 4 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (0.17%) LXC
9 2 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.11%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.11%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.11%) Xen
10 1 (0.056%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.056%) Firmware
10 1 (0.056%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.056%) Varnish
10 1 (0.056%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 49 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
2 46 (2.58%) Puppet
3 44 (2.47%) Ansible
4 14 (0.79%) CA Service Virtualization
4 14 (0.79%) OMEGAMON
4 14 (0.79%) Terraform
5 11 (0.62%) CA Endevor
5 11 (0.62%) Control-M
5 11 (0.62%) Oozie
6 9 (0.51%) Oracle Identity Management
7 8 (0.45%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 7 (0.39%) Kibana
8 7 (0.39%) logstash
8 7 (0.39%) WebSphere Cast Iron
9 6 (0.34%) BladeLogic
10 5 (0.28%) Capistrano
10 5 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (0.28%) Kubernetes
10 5 (0.28%) Nagios
10 5 (0.28%) zSecure
Vendors
1 253 (14.20%) Oracle
2 205 (11.50%) Microsoft
3 59 (3.31%) SAP
4 45 (2.53%) Google
5 42 (2.36%) IBM
6 40 (2.24%) Atlassian
7 38 (2.13%) Informatica
8 36 (2.02%) VMware
9 30 (1.68%) Apple
10 25 (1.40%) Red Hat
11 24 (1.35%) Teradata
12 21 (1.18%) Perforce
12 21 (1.18%) Splunk
13 18 (1.01%) CA
14 17 (0.95%) Adobe
14 17 (0.95%) HP
15 16 (0.90%) Sybase
15 16 (0.90%) Talend
16 15 (0.84%) Sitecore
17 14 (0.79%) Syncsort
Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
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London
Talent International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Woking
Mint
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Somerset
Spring Technology
Rate: £300 - £320 per day + + SC Clearance
Posted: 3 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Experis Ltd
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South Yorkshire
Digital Gurus
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Ripley, Derbyshire
Syntax Consultancy Ltd
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London
Knowit
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City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + Negotiable
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Bristol, Avon
Robert Half
Rate: £275 per day
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Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
The Bridge Ltd
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Hays Finance Technology
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