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 21 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 142 137 113
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -24
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 774 763 788
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.48% 1.60% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 2.16% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 505 498
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 9 10 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 £31.20 £36.10 £33.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £51.12 £48.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+4.10% -18.88%
Unit Testing
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
38505 35326 33855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.82% 74.29% 72.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 25341 22368 20128
Average daily rate £425 £401 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% -1.11%
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 1099 1047 1319
Average hourly rate £24.50 £27.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.90% -5.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.79 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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 21 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 21 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 21 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 -10 373 £431 +4.48% 91
South East -14 136 £413 +15.38% 56
South West +7 68 £325 +0.07% 35
East of England 0 62 £400 +14.28% 17
North West +7 44 £314 +4.58% 23
Yorkshire -17 40 £323 -0.76% 33
West Midlands -2 31 £351 +7.84% 12
East Midlands -1 14 £346 +4.13% 14
North East -34 5 £338 -24.79% 5
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 21 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.

1 843 (51.62%) Agile Software Development
2 591 (36.19%) SQL
3 529 (32.39%) JavaScript
4 525 (32.15%) HTML
5 466 (28.54%) Java
6 462 (28.29%) C#
7 461 (28.23%) .NET
8 455 (27.86%) CSS
9 387 (23.70%) TDD
10 374 (22.90%) MVC
11 361 (22.11%) Web Services
12 355 (21.74%) Scrum
13 331 (20.27%) Continuous Integration
14 327 (20.02%) SQL Server
15 307 (18.80%) OO
16 297 (18.19%) XML
17 296 (18.13%) ASP.NET
18 285 (17.45%) Oracle
19 271 (16.60%) jQuery
20 228 (13.96%) HTML5
21 221 (13.53%) Finance
22 213 (13.04%) Git (software)
23 211 (12.92%) Linux
24 192 (11.76%) UNIX
25 191 (11.70%) Spring
26 186 (11.39%) Microsoft
26 186 (11.39%) Subversion
27 178 (10.90%) PHP
27 178 (10.90%) ASP.NET MVC
28 175 (10.72%) JUnit

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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
1 114 (6.98%) Apache
2 96 (5.88%) Tomcat
3 68 (4.16%) SharePoint
4 65 (3.98%) CMS
5 49 (3.00%) IIS
6 48 (2.94%) Node.js
7 46 (2.82%) WebSphere
8 34 (2.08%) WebLogic
9 29 (1.78%) BizTalk Server
10 27 (1.65%) Confluence
11 26 (1.59%) Oracle Workflow
12 25 (1.53%) Jetty
13 18 (1.10%) JBoss
13 18 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
14 15 (0.92%) Apache Solr
15 14 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 14 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
16 12 (0.73%) K2 blackpearl
17 11 (0.67%) nginx
17 11 (0.67%) Documentum
Applications
1 77 (4.72%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.16%) MS Office
3 10 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.37%) PowerPivot
5 4 (0.24%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.18%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.18%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.061%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.061%) DOC1
7 1 (0.061%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 47 (2.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (1.29%) Oracle General Ledger
3 20 (1.22%) Oracle Receivables
4 19 (1.16%) Oracle Payables
5 18 (1.10%) Oracle Assets
5 18 (1.10%) Oracle EBS R12
5 18 (1.10%) Magento
6 16 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
7 11 (0.67%) Oracle BPM
8 9 (0.55%) SAP CO
8 9 (0.55%) SAP FI
8 9 (0.55%) SAP FI/CO
8 9 (0.55%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 8 (0.49%) Summit
10 7 (0.43%) Markit EDM
11 6 (0.37%) Oracle iProcurement
11 6 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
11 6 (0.37%) BusinessWorks
11 6 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 5 (0.31%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 25 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
1 25 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
3 16 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
4 15 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (0.67%) Google App Engine
6 6 (0.37%) Office 365
7 5 (0.31%) SaaS
8 4 (0.24%) Heroku
9 2 (0.12%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.12%) AWS Data Pipeline
10 1 (0.061%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.061%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.061%) Route 53
10 1 (0.061%) GitHub
10 1 (0.061%) IaaS
10 1 (0.061%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.061%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (3.55%) HTTP
2 53 (3.25%) Internet
3 17 (1.04%) Intranet
4 16 (0.98%) FTP
5 15 (0.92%) TCP/IP
6 14 (0.86%) DNS
7 12 (0.73%) SSL
7 12 (0.73%) DHCP
8 9 (0.55%) SMTP
9 6 (0.37%) IPsec
10 5 (0.31%) Asterisk PBX
10 5 (0.31%) PBX
10 5 (0.31%) VoIP
10 5 (0.31%) SAN
11 4 (0.24%) LDAP
11 4 (0.24%) Extranet
12 2 (0.12%) 802.15
12 2 (0.12%) X.400
12 2 (0.12%) X.500
12 2 (0.12%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 327 (20.02%) SQL Server
2 118 (7.23%) MySQL
3 117 (7.16%) Relational Database
4 113 (6.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 81 (4.96%) Data Warehouse
5 81 (4.96%) Oracle Database
6 59 (3.61%) RDBMS
7 56 (3.43%) NoSQL
8 47 (2.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 47 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
9 45 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 37 (2.27%) Big Data
11 29 (1.78%) Oracle Database 11g
12 27 (1.65%) Hadoop
13 24 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
14 22 (1.35%) Apache Hive
14 22 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 21 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
16 20 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
17 17 (1.04%) DB2
Development Applications
1 213 (13.04%) Git (software)
2 186 (11.39%) Subversion
3 175 (10.72%) JUnit
4 144 (8.82%) Maven
5 140 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 100 (6.12%) Visual Studio
7 91 (5.57%) JIRA
8 86 (5.27%) Selenium
9 85 (5.21%) Jenkins
10 65 (3.98%) Mockito
11 63 (3.86%) Ant
12 51 (3.12%) Eclipse
12 51 (3.12%) NUnit
13 49 (3.00%) TeamCity
14 43 (2.63%) Jasmine
15 38 (2.33%) Grunt
16 33 (2.02%) PHPUnit
17 26 (1.59%) Hudson
18 25 (1.53%) jMock
19 24 (1.47%) CruiseControl
General
1 221 (13.53%) Finance
2 133 (8.14%) Banking
3 68 (4.16%) Investment Banking
4 52 (3.18%) Retail
5 51 (3.12%) Front Office
6 41 (2.51%) Back Office
7 40 (2.45%) Telecoms
8 39 (2.39%) Marketing
9 31 (1.90%) Legal
10 28 (1.71%) Manufacturing
11 19 (1.16%) Advertising
12 18 (1.10%) Publishing
13 16 (0.98%) Games
14 8 (0.49%) General Ledger
15 7 (0.43%) Electronics
15 7 (0.43%) Automotive
16 6 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.37%) Military
17 5 (0.31%) Music Industry
18 4 (0.24%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1220 (74.71%) Developer
2 241 (14.76%) .NET Developer
3 194 (11.88%) Java Developer
4 160 (9.80%) Senior Developer
5 117 (7.16%) C# Developer
6 80 (4.90%) Front-End Developer
7 75 (4.59%) PHP Developer
8 73 (4.47%) Web Developer
9 70 (4.29%) Analyst
10 68 (4.16%) C# .NET Developer
11 66 (4.04%) SQL Developer
12 62 (3.80%) Consultant
13 49 (3.00%) ASP.NET Developer
14 48 (2.94%) Software Developer
15 43 (2.63%) Software Engineer
16 40 (2.45%) JavaScript Developer
17 31 (1.90%) Architect
17 31 (1.90%) Lead Developer
17 31 (1.90%) Administrator
18 29 (1.78%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 525 (32.15%) HTML
2 461 (28.23%) .NET
3 455 (27.86%) CSS
4 361 (22.11%) Web Services
5 297 (18.19%) XML
6 296 (18.13%) ASP.NET
7 271 (16.60%) jQuery
8 228 (13.96%) HTML5
9 191 (11.70%) Spring
10 178 (10.90%) ASP.NET MVC
11 154 (9.43%) JSON
12 146 (8.94%) REST
13 142 (8.70%) .NET Framework
14 139 (8.51%) CSS3
15 138 (8.45%) WCF
15 138 (8.45%) Ajax
16 131 (8.02%) J2EE
17 127 (7.78%) RESTful
18 116 (7.10%) AngularJS
19 112 (6.86%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 104 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
2 99 (6.06%) User Experience
3 92 (5.63%) Open Source
4 64 (3.92%) Computer Science
5 62 (3.80%) Management Information System
6 40 (2.45%) Data Structures
7 32 (1.96%) Algorithms
7 32 (1.96%) N-Tier
8 31 (1.90%) Mobile App
9 29 (1.78%) Fixed Income
10 26 (1.59%) Data Integration
11 22 (1.35%) Market Risk
11 22 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
11 22 (1.35%) Derivative
12 21 (1.29%) iPad
12 21 (1.29%) Credit Risk
13 17 (1.04%) Inversion of Control
13 17 (1.04%) Replication
14 16 (0.98%) Mainframe
15 12 (0.73%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 211 (12.92%) Linux
2 192 (11.76%) UNIX
3 122 (7.47%) Windows
4 49 (3.00%) Android
5 43 (2.63%) Apple iOS
6 19 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (0.80%) AIX
9 10 (0.61%) Ubuntu
10 9 (0.55%) CentOS
11 8 (0.49%) Solaris
12 4 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.18%) Fedora
13 3 (0.18%) VMS
13 3 (0.18%) zOS
13 3 (0.18%) 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 (0.061%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 843 (51.62%) Agile Software Development
2 387 (23.70%) TDD
3 374 (22.90%) MVC
4 355 (21.74%) Scrum
5 331 (20.27%) Continuous Integration
6 307 (18.80%) OO
7 163 (9.98%) E-Commerce
8 154 (9.43%) BDD
9 145 (8.88%) OOP
10 125 (7.65%) Software Engineering
11 102 (6.25%) ETL
11 102 (6.25%) Web Development
12 100 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
13 99 (6.06%) SOA
14 96 (5.88%) Automated Testing
15 92 (5.63%) Validation
16 90 (5.51%) Configuration Management
17 85 (5.21%) User Acceptance Testing
18 81 (4.96%) Multithreading
18 81 (4.96%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 591 (36.19%) SQL
2 529 (32.39%) JavaScript
3 466 (28.54%) Java
4 462 (28.29%) C#
5 178 (10.90%) PHP
6 142 (8.70%) T-SQL
7 111 (6.80%) Python
8 89 (5.45%) PL/SQL
9 75 (4.59%) C++
10 55 (3.37%) VB.NET
11 46 (2.82%) Shell Script
12 41 (2.51%) VBA
12 41 (2.51%) Ruby
13 39 (2.39%) Scala
14 36 (2.20%) C
15 33 (2.02%) Bash Shell
16 31 (1.90%) PHP5
17 29 (1.78%) Perl
18 28 (1.71%) VBScript
19 27 (1.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 148 (9.06%) Security Cleared
2 102 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 83 (5.08%) Degree
4 39 (2.39%) DV Cleared
5 18 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (0.92%) Sun Certification
7 13 (0.80%) ISEB
8 6 (0.37%) Oracle Certification
8 6 (0.37%) ISEB Practitioner
9 5 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.18%) MCTS
10 3 (0.18%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.18%) MCPD
10 3 (0.18%) MCSD
10 3 (0.18%) MCSE
10 3 (0.18%) MCT
11 2 (0.12%) MCP
11 2 (0.12%) Chartered Engineer
11 2 (0.12%) MCITP
11 2 (0.12%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (8.08%) QA
2 12 (0.73%) SLA
3 11 (0.67%) 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 (0.24%) HL7
7 2 (0.12%) WCAG
7 2 (0.12%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.12%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.061%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.061%) COBIT
System Software
1 52 (3.18%) RACF
2 22 (1.35%) Active Directory
3 20 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.31%) HDFS
5 4 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.24%) Xen
6 3 (0.18%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.12%) Firmware
7 2 (0.12%) vCloud
7 2 (0.12%) vSphere
7 2 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (0.12%) Varnish
8 1 (0.061%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.061%) ACF2
8 1 (0.061%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.061%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.061%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (1.35%) Puppet
2 17 (1.04%) Oozie
3 13 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (0.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 10 (0.61%) Oracle Identity Management
6 8 (0.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 7 (0.43%) OMEGAMON
7 7 (0.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 6 (0.37%) SCOM
9 5 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (0.24%) Control-M
10 4 (0.24%) SCCM
11 2 (0.12%) Nagios
11 2 (0.12%) MIIS
11 2 (0.12%) Capistrano
12 1 (0.061%) Data Guard
12 1 (0.061%) CA LISA
12 1 (0.061%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.061%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 285 (17.45%) Oracle
2 186 (11.39%) Microsoft
3 63 (3.86%) Zend
4 59 (3.61%) SAP
5 44 (2.69%) IBM
6 35 (2.14%) Google
7 31 (1.90%) hybris
8 29 (1.78%) Informatica
9 26 (1.59%) VMware
10 23 (1.41%) Teradata
11 20 (1.22%) Telerik
12 18 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
12 18 (1.10%) Sybase
13 16 (0.98%) Twitter
14 14 (0.86%) FatWire
14 14 (0.86%) MicroStrategy
15 13 (0.80%) Sun
15 13 (0.80%) Facebook
16 12 (0.73%) Siebel
17 11 (0.67%) Altiris
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