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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 128 129 121
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 921 893 888
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.86% 1.78% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.26% 2.24% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 651 585 613
Median daily rate £425 £389 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.32% +0.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £358
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 8
Median hourly rate £45.25 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.47% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.50 £33.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 £44.50 £50.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +6.85%
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
40710 39911 37758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.40% 79.72% 78.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 27348 26219 24080
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 934 1059 1123
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.21 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 28 June 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 -28 410 £475 +11.76% 105
South East -10 138 £350 +2.94% 52
Yorkshire +47 108 £400 +19.40% 22
North East -4 61 £330 +10.00% 7
North West -5 56 £420 +29.23% 27
South West -23 39 £356 +1.78% 20
East Midlands +5 33 £325 -13.33% 9
East of England +6 30 £430 +14.66% 26
West Midlands -29 26 £350 -6.66% 14
Midlands +3 12 - -
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 822 (46.63%) Agile Software Development
2 574 (32.56%) JavaScript
3 572 (32.44%) Java
4 510 (28.93%) TDD
5 469 (26.60%) C#
6 449 (25.47%) HTML
7 431 (24.45%) SQL
8 421 (23.88%) .NET
9 403 (22.86%) CSS
10 378 (21.44%) Continuous Integration
11 322 (18.26%) Scrum
12 308 (17.47%) SQL Server
12 308 (17.47%) Software Engineering
13 290 (16.45%) Finance
14 288 (16.34%) MVC
14 288 (16.34%) BDD
15 284 (16.11%) Git (software)
16 279 (15.83%) OO
17 263 (14.92%) jQuery
18 262 (14.86%) Oracle
18 262 (14.86%) Web Services
19 220 (12.48%) Spring
20 219 (12.42%) HTML5
20 219 (12.42%) Microsoft
21 217 (12.31%) Unix
22 216 (12.25%) Linux
23 207 (11.74%) Subversion
24 206 (11.68%) ASP.NET
25 202 (11.46%) XML
26 200 (11.34%) AngularJS

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
1 110 (6.24%) Tomcat
2 89 (5.05%) Apache
3 53 (3.01%) IIS
3 53 (3.01%) JBoss
4 46 (2.61%) CMS
5 41 (2.33%) Confluence
5 41 (2.33%) SharePoint
6 38 (2.16%) Jetty
7 37 (2.10%) WebSphere
8 28 (1.59%) WebLogic
9 26 (1.47%) Apache Spark
10 24 (1.36%) Oracle UPK
11 21 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
12 18 (1.02%) nginx
13 16 (0.91%) WordPress
14 14 (0.79%) Drupal
14 14 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
15 11 (0.62%) GlassFish
15 11 (0.62%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 11 (0.62%) Umbraco
Applications
1 69 (3.91%) MS Excel
2 26 (1.47%) MS Office
3 10 (0.57%) MS Project
4 8 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
4 8 (0.45%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.34%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.23%) LaTeX
6 4 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.23%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.11%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 2 (0.11%) PTC Creo
7 2 (0.11%) Siemens NX
7 2 (0.11%) Simulink
7 2 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.057%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.057%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 35 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
3 15 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 11 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
5 10 (0.57%) SAP IS-U
6 7 (0.40%) Beauchamp
7 6 (0.34%) Oracle CRM
7 6 (0.34%) SAP BPC
8 5 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
8 5 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
8 5 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
8 5 (0.28%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 5 (0.28%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 5 (0.28%) Temenos T24
9 4 (0.23%) SAP CRM
9 4 (0.23%) SDL Web 8
10 3 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.17%) Hyperion Planning
10 3 (0.17%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 56 (3.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (2.95%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (2.04%) GitHub
4 13 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (0.57%) TestFlight
6 9 (0.51%) Google Play
7 8 (0.45%) Oracle CX
8 7 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.40%) Office 365
8 7 (0.40%) PaaS
9 6 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.34%) IaaS
9 6 (0.34%) SaaS
10 5 (0.28%) Google App Engine
10 5 (0.28%) Google Apps
11 4 (0.23%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.17%) Amazon EMR
13 2 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.11%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 2 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 78 (4.42%) HTTP
2 54 (3.06%) TCP/IP
3 35 (1.99%) Internet
4 33 (1.87%) DNS
5 21 (1.19%) SAN
6 20 (1.13%) WAN
7 18 (1.02%) iSCSI
8 13 (0.74%) LDAP
9 11 (0.62%) DHCP
10 9 (0.51%) CTI
10 9 (0.51%) FTP
11 7 (0.40%) IPsec
12 6 (0.34%) Intranet
13 5 (0.28%) RTP
13 5 (0.28%) SSL
14 4 (0.23%) HTTPS
15 3 (0.17%) Bluetooth
15 3 (0.17%) Extranet
15 3 (0.17%) SNMP
15 3 (0.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 308 (17.47%) SQL Server
2 137 (7.77%) MySQL
3 108 (6.13%) MongoDB
4 105 (5.96%) Relational Database
5 99 (5.62%) NoSQL
6 62 (3.52%) Big Data
7 56 (3.18%) PostgreSQL
8 53 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
8 53 (3.01%) RDBMS
9 52 (2.95%) Oracle Database
10 48 (2.72%) Hadoop
11 47 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
12 45 (2.55%) SQL Server 2012
12 45 (2.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 41 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 40 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
15 29 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 22 (1.25%) Apache Hive
17 18 (1.02%) HBase
18 17 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 284 (16.11%) Git (software)
2 207 (11.74%) Subversion
3 196 (11.12%) Jenkins
4 181 (10.27%) JUnit
5 149 (8.45%) Maven
6 134 (7.60%) Team Foundation Server
7 115 (6.52%) NUnit
8 104 (5.90%) JIRA
9 103 (5.84%) Selenium
10 101 (5.73%) Visual Studio
11 90 (5.10%) Mockito
12 88 (4.99%) Gradle
13 86 (4.88%) Cucumber
14 83 (4.71%) Ant
15 75 (4.25%) Jasmine
16 48 (2.72%) Grunt
16 48 (2.72%) Xcode
17 46 (2.61%) gulp
18 44 (2.50%) ClearCase
19 40 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 290 (16.45%) Finance
2 117 (6.64%) Banking
3 57 (3.23%) Retail
4 52 (2.95%) Marketing
5 44 (2.50%) Front Office
6 38 (2.16%) Investment Banking
7 36 (2.04%) Telecoms
8 32 (1.82%) Publishing
9 28 (1.59%) Back Office
10 19 (1.08%) Electronics
11 17 (0.96%) Manufacturing
12 15 (0.85%) Games
13 12 (0.68%) Billing
14 11 (0.62%) Legal
15 9 (0.51%) Military
16 7 (0.40%) Automotive
17 6 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
18 4 (0.23%) Law
18 4 (0.23%) Retail Banking
19 2 (0.11%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1303 (73.91%) Developer
2 270 (15.31%) Java Developer
3 208 (11.80%) .NET Developer
4 184 (10.44%) Senior Developer
5 171 (9.70%) C# Developer
6 127 (7.20%) JavaScript Developer
7 103 (5.84%) C# .NET Developer
8 101 (5.73%) Agile Developer
9 93 (5.28%) Consultant
10 89 (5.05%) Software Engineer
11 86 (4.88%) SQL Developer
12 83 (4.71%) iOS Developer
13 69 (3.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 68 (3.86%) Software Developer
15 65 (3.69%) Agile Java Developer
16 64 (3.63%) PHP Developer
17 51 (2.89%) Analyst
18 50 (2.84%) Android Developer
19 48 (2.72%) WPF Developer
20 46 (2.61%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 449 (25.47%) HTML
2 421 (23.88%) .NET
3 403 (22.86%) CSS
4 263 (14.92%) jQuery
5 262 (14.86%) Web Services
6 220 (12.48%) Spring
7 219 (12.42%) HTML5
8 206 (11.68%) ASP.NET
9 202 (11.46%) XML
10 200 (11.34%) AngularJS
11 194 (11.00%) .NET Framework
12 191 (10.83%) REST
13 184 (10.44%) RESTful
14 130 (7.37%) Node.js
15 125 (7.09%) CSS3
16 123 (6.98%) JSON
17 122 (6.92%) Entity Framework
18 118 (6.69%) Hibernate
19 110 (6.24%) WCF
20 108 (6.13%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 129 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 122 (6.92%) User Experience
3 103 (5.84%) Computer Science
4 61 (3.46%) Mobile App
5 55 (3.12%) iPad
6 53 (3.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 51 (2.89%) Algorithms
8 49 (2.78%) Derivative
9 40 (2.27%) iPhone
10 39 (2.21%) Management Information System
11 37 (2.10%) Visualisation
12 32 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
12 32 (1.82%) Mainframe
13 31 (1.76%) N-Tier
14 25 (1.42%) Replication
15 21 (1.19%) Hedge funds
16 19 (1.08%) Inversion of Control
17 17 (0.96%) Fintech
18 16 (0.91%) Data Integration
18 16 (0.91%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 217 (12.31%) Unix
2 216 (12.25%) Linux
3 128 (7.26%) Windows
4 114 (6.47%) Apple iOS
5 83 (4.71%) Android
6 30 (1.70%) Windows Server
7 24 (1.36%) Mac OS X
8 20 (1.13%) zOS
9 12 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (0.62%) CentOS
11 7 (0.40%) Solaris
11 7 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.28%) Mac OS X Server
12 5 (0.28%) Windows Phone
13 4 (0.23%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.17%) AIX
14 3 (0.17%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 822 (46.63%) Agile Software Development
2 510 (28.93%) TDD
3 378 (21.44%) Continuous Integration
4 322 (18.26%) Scrum
5 308 (17.47%) Software Engineering
6 288 (16.34%) BDD
6 288 (16.34%) MVC
7 279 (15.83%) OO
8 186 (10.55%) Integration Testing
9 145 (8.22%) E-Commerce
10 138 (7.83%) SDLC
11 136 (7.71%) Web Development
12 120 (6.81%) OOD
13 119 (6.75%) Multithreading
14 109 (6.18%) Front End Development
15 96 (5.45%) User Acceptance Testing
16 93 (5.28%) ETL
17 92 (5.22%) iOS Development
18 88 (4.99%) Mentoring
19 85 (4.82%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 574 (32.56%) JavaScript
2 572 (32.44%) Java
3 469 (26.60%) C#
4 431 (24.45%) SQL
5 179 (10.15%) Python
6 157 (8.91%) C++
7 116 (6.58%) C
8 102 (5.79%) T-SQL
9 96 (5.45%) PL/SQL
10 95 (5.39%) PHP
11 86 (4.88%) Objective-C
12 71 (4.03%) Ruby
13 54 (3.06%) Shell Script
14 47 (2.67%) Bash Shell
15 46 (2.61%) Perl
16 44 (2.50%) Scala
17 42 (2.38%) Groovy
18 40 (2.27%) PowerShell
19 36 (2.04%) XAML
20 33 (1.87%) VBA
Qualifications
1 196 (11.12%) Security Cleared
2 142 (8.05%) Degree
3 138 (7.83%) SC Cleared
4 23 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
5 20 (1.13%) DV Cleared
5 20 (1.13%) PhD
6 18 (1.02%) ISEB
7 13 (0.74%) ISTQB
8 10 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (0.45%) Sun Certification
10 6 (0.34%) CCNP
10 6 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.28%) BC Cleared
11 5 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
11 5 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
12 4 (0.23%) HND
12 4 (0.23%) MCSA
13 3 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.11%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (5.16%) QA
2 24 (1.36%) Disclosure Scotland
3 22 (1.25%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.17%) IEC 61508
4 3 (0.17%) MISRA
4 3 (0.17%) SLA
4 3 (0.17%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.11%) WAI
6 1 (0.057%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.057%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.057%) GAAP
6 1 (0.057%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.057%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.057%) TickIT
6 1 (0.057%) WCAG
System Software
1 44 (2.50%) Docker
2 42 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (1.59%) Active Directory
4 20 (1.13%) ACF2
4 20 (1.13%) Samba
5 12 (0.68%) RACF
6 7 (0.40%) VirtualBox
7 5 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.28%) Xen
8 4 (0.23%) Firmware
8 4 (0.23%) HDFS
8 4 (0.23%) Varnish
8 4 (0.23%) XenApp
8 4 (0.23%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.057%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 29 (1.64%) Puppet
2 28 (1.59%) zSecure
3 20 (1.13%) Ansible
4 15 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
5 12 (0.68%) SCCM
6 11 (0.62%) Control-M
6 11 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
7 9 (0.51%) Graphite
8 8 (0.45%) BladeLogic
9 7 (0.40%) Oozie
9 7 (0.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 7 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 6 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 5 (0.28%) Casper Suite
12 4 (0.23%) AirWatch
12 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Clustering
13 3 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Management
14 2 (0.11%) SELinux
15 1 (0.057%) logstash
Vendors
1 262 (14.86%) Oracle
2 219 (12.42%) Microsoft
3 57 (3.23%) SAP
4 50 (2.84%) Google
4 50 (2.84%) VMware
5 35 (1.99%) Apple
6 31 (1.76%) PeopleSoft
7 30 (1.70%) Informatica
8 29 (1.64%) Sybase
9 27 (1.53%) HP
9 27 (1.53%) hybris
10 20 (1.13%) Atlassian
11 19 (1.08%) CA
12 17 (0.96%) Facebook
13 16 (0.91%) Red Hat
14 15 (0.85%) IBM
14 15 (0.85%) Twitter
14 15 (0.85%) Zend
15 14 (0.79%) Hyperion
16 13 (0.74%) Ab Initio
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £425 Per Annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Central London / West End
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £425 Per Day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £325 - 350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £525 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Free Parking + Lunch
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £400 to £500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £400 to £500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
AAP3
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £39,785 to £48,614 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £28,013 to £36,842 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £650 to £675 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedfordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Intelletec
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago