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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 115 119 150
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +31
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 884 810 606
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.80% 1.69% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.34% 2.25% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 552 374
Average daily rate
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£380 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £298 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 10
Average hourly rate £38.25 £35.00 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.28% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £35.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.50 £54.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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
37734 36043 31566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.70% 75.13% 74.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 24299 23133 19378
Average daily rate £418 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1098 1110 988
Average hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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 +24 465 £418 -1.76% 143
South East +17 138 £350 - 59
Yorkshire +7 67 £300 -14.28% 27
South West -7 67 £328 +0.92% 28
North West +9 61 £318 -18.58% 50
East Midlands -7 31 £349 +9.83% 9
West Midlands -14 24 £325 -17.46% 18
East of England -21 23 £400 +6.66% 21
Midlands -2 5 - - 2
North East -24 4 £288 -23.33% 5
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 896 (56.89%) Agile Software Development
2 514 (32.63%) SQL
3 494 (31.37%) .NET
4 470 (29.84%) C#
5 465 (29.52%) JavaScript
6 429 (27.24%) Java
7 425 (26.98%) TDD
8 407 (25.84%) HTML
9 377 (23.94%) Scrum
10 369 (23.43%) MVC
11 357 (22.67%) CSS
12 356 (22.60%) SQL Server
13 355 (22.54%) OO
14 337 (21.40%) Continuous Integration
15 296 (18.79%) XML
16 276 (17.52%) ASP.NET
17 265 (16.83%) Web Services
18 261 (16.57%) Oracle
19 247 (15.68%) Git (software)
20 244 (15.49%) jQuery
21 223 (14.16%) Finance
22 220 (13.97%) .NET Framework
23 203 (12.89%) Subversion
24 185 (11.75%) Security Cleared
25 184 (11.68%) Linux
26 182 (11.56%) WCF
27 178 (11.30%) HTML5
28 175 (11.11%) Microsoft
29 163 (10.35%) Software Engineering
30 154 (9.78%) ASP.NET MVC

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 94 (5.97%) Apache
2 92 (5.84%) CMS
3 71 (4.51%) Tomcat
4 64 (4.06%) WebSphere
5 45 (2.86%) JBoss
6 43 (2.73%) WebLogic
7 39 (2.48%) IIS
8 34 (2.16%) Node.js
9 33 (2.10%) nginx
10 30 (1.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 29 (1.84%) Jetty
12 28 (1.78%) SharePoint
13 25 (1.59%) Umbraco
14 24 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
15 21 (1.33%) MQSeries
16 18 (1.14%) Sitecore CMS
17 17 (1.08%) Confluence
18 16 (1.02%) Kentico
18 16 (1.02%) Drupal
18 16 (1.02%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 63 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 21 (1.33%) MS Office
3 5 (0.32%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.25%) PowerPivot
4 4 (0.25%) MS Project
4 4 (0.25%) Simulink
5 3 (0.19%) TargetLink
6 1 (0.063%) Stateflow
6 1 (0.063%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (0.95%) Oracle 11i
1 15 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.76%) Oracle BPM
3 10 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
5 6 (0.38%) Tridion
6 5 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.32%) SAP BPC
6 5 (0.32%) Hyperion Planning
6 5 (0.32%) SAP EWM
7 4 (0.25%) SAP MII
7 4 (0.25%) Temenos T24
7 4 (0.25%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.19%) SAP HR
8 3 (0.19%) SAP SD
8 3 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.19%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 44 (2.79%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
4 22 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
5 17 (1.08%) Google App Engine
5 17 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
6 11 (0.70%) GitHub
7 5 (0.32%) PaaS
7 5 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (0.32%) OpenShift
7 5 (0.32%) Office 365
8 4 (0.25%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.25%) Heroku
9 3 (0.19%) Google Checkout
9 3 (0.19%) Yammer
9 3 (0.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 3 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.13%) SaaS
11 1 (0.063%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.063%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 63 (4.00%) HTTP
2 28 (1.78%) TCP/IP
3 27 (1.71%) Internet
4 20 (1.27%) FTP
5 19 (1.21%) DNS
6 16 (1.02%) DHCP
7 15 (0.95%) IPsec
8 13 (0.83%) SSL
9 7 (0.44%) Intranet
10 6 (0.38%) OpenLDAP
11 4 (0.25%) AMQP
11 4 (0.25%) ATM
11 4 (0.25%) LDAP
12 3 (0.19%) WAN
12 3 (0.19%) SAN
12 3 (0.19%) Firewall
12 3 (0.19%) VLAN
12 3 (0.19%) iSCSI
12 3 (0.19%) FCoE
13 2 (0.13%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 356 (22.60%) SQL Server
2 102 (6.48%) Relational Database
3 90 (5.71%) MySQL
4 88 (5.59%) Oracle Database
5 85 (5.40%) Data Warehouse
6 84 (5.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 70 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
8 50 (3.17%) RDBMS
9 49 (3.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 43 (2.73%) Oracle Database 11g
11 42 (2.67%) MongoDB
12 40 (2.54%) Oracle Database 10g
13 39 (2.48%) SQL Server 2012
14 37 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
15 34 (2.16%) NoSQL
16 33 (2.10%) Oracle Reports
17 30 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
18 29 (1.84%) DB2
19 21 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 18 (1.14%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 247 (15.68%) Git (software)
2 203 (12.89%) Subversion
3 138 (8.76%) Maven
4 127 (8.06%) Jenkins
5 119 (7.56%) JUnit
6 105 (6.67%) Visual Studio
7 102 (6.48%) JIRA
7 102 (6.48%) Team Foundation Server
8 101 (6.41%) Selenium
9 89 (5.65%) NUnit
10 75 (4.76%) Ant
11 57 (3.62%) TeamCity
12 45 (2.86%) Jasmine
13 38 (2.41%) Eclipse
14 32 (2.03%) Oracle Forms
15 31 (1.97%) Mockito
16 30 (1.90%) Xcode
17 28 (1.78%) Grunt
18 26 (1.65%) Cucumber
18 26 (1.65%) PHPUnit
General
1 223 (14.16%) Finance
2 132 (8.38%) Banking
3 80 (5.08%) Investment Banking
4 67 (4.25%) Front Office
5 46 (2.92%) Telecoms
6 35 (2.22%) Back Office
7 30 (1.90%) Publishing
8 26 (1.65%) Marketing
9 22 (1.40%) Retail
10 17 (1.08%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.57%) Legal
12 8 (0.51%) Law
12 8 (0.51%) Electronics
13 7 (0.44%) Advertising
13 7 (0.44%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.38%) French Language
14 6 (0.38%) Automotive
14 6 (0.38%) Games
15 5 (0.32%) Military
15 5 (0.32%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 1220 (77.46%) Developer
2 244 (15.49%) .NET Developer
3 187 (11.87%) C# Developer
4 157 (9.97%) Java Developer
5 120 (7.62%) Senior Developer
6 89 (5.65%) C# .NET Developer
7 78 (4.95%) Analyst
8 73 (4.63%) PHP Developer
9 70 (4.44%) Web Developer
10 69 (4.38%) SQL Developer
11 67 (4.25%) Consultant
12 55 (3.49%) Front-End Developer
13 53 (3.37%) Software Developer
14 47 (2.98%) Android Developer
15 45 (2.86%) Software Engineer
16 44 (2.79%) Oracle Developer
17 42 (2.67%) ASP.NET Developer
18 39 (2.48%) JavaScript Developer
19 38 (2.41%) iOS Developer
19 38 (2.41%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 494 (31.37%) .NET
2 407 (25.84%) HTML
3 357 (22.67%) CSS
4 296 (18.79%) XML
5 276 (17.52%) ASP.NET
6 265 (16.83%) Web Services
7 244 (15.49%) jQuery
8 220 (13.97%) .NET Framework
9 182 (11.56%) WCF
10 178 (11.30%) HTML5
11 154 (9.78%) ASP.NET MVC
12 144 (9.14%) JSON
12 144 (9.14%) AngularJS
13 142 (9.02%) REST
14 129 (8.19%) Entity Framework
15 127 (8.06%) Spring
16 118 (7.49%) RESTful
17 117 (7.43%) CSS3
18 112 (7.11%) WPF
19 109 (6.92%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 76 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (4.38%) Computer Science
3 65 (4.13%) User Experience
4 48 (3.05%) Mobile App
5 46 (2.92%) Open Source
6 44 (2.79%) N-Tier
7 42 (2.67%) Derivative
8 36 (2.29%) Fixed Income
9 29 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
10 28 (1.78%) Management Information System
11 26 (1.65%) Data Structures
12 25 (1.59%) CMDB
13 19 (1.21%) iPad
13 19 (1.21%) iPhone
14 17 (1.08%) Client/Server
14 17 (1.08%) Credit Risk
14 17 (1.08%) Algorithms
15 15 (0.95%) Data Integration
16 13 (0.83%) Equity Derivative
17 12 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 184 (11.68%) Linux
2 140 (8.89%) UNIX
3 135 (8.57%) Windows
4 77 (4.89%) Apple iOS
5 74 (4.70%) Android
6 17 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (0.70%) Ubuntu
7 11 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (0.57%) HPUX
9 8 (0.51%) VMS
10 6 (0.38%) CentOS
10 6 (0.38%) zOS
11 5 (0.32%) Solaris
11 5 (0.32%) Windows Phone
12 4 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (0.25%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.25%) SUSE
12 4 (0.25%) AIX
12 4 (0.25%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 896 (56.89%) Agile Software Development
2 425 (26.98%) TDD
3 377 (23.94%) Scrum
4 369 (23.43%) MVC
5 355 (22.54%) OO
6 337 (21.40%) Continuous Integration
7 163 (10.35%) Software Engineering
8 143 (9.08%) BDD
9 133 (8.44%) OOP
10 124 (7.87%) User Acceptance Testing
11 119 (7.56%) SOA
12 108 (6.86%) OOD
13 106 (6.73%) E-Commerce
14 102 (6.48%) Automated Testing
15 94 (5.97%) Multithreading
16 92 (5.84%) Workflow
17 83 (5.27%) Integration Testing
18 81 (5.14%) Web Development
18 81 (5.14%) Performance Tuning
19 80 (5.08%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 514 (32.63%) SQL
2 470 (29.84%) C#
3 465 (29.52%) JavaScript
4 429 (27.24%) Java
5 125 (7.94%) PHP
6 109 (6.92%) Python
7 96 (6.10%) PL/SQL
8 85 (5.40%) C++
9 81 (5.14%) T-SQL
10 49 (3.11%) Shell Script
11 44 (2.79%) C
12 42 (2.67%) VB.NET
13 40 (2.54%) Objective-C
14 38 (2.41%) Bash Shell
15 37 (2.35%) PHP5
16 33 (2.10%) VB
17 32 (2.03%) XPath
18 28 (1.78%) Perl
19 27 (1.71%) Ruby
20 26 (1.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 185 (11.75%) Security Cleared
2 132 (8.38%) SC Cleared
3 121 (7.68%) Degree
4 29 (1.84%) DV Cleared
5 14 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (0.57%) ISEB
7 8 (0.51%) CTC Cleared
8 7 (0.44%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.25%) MCPD
9 4 (0.25%) IBM Certification
10 3 (0.19%) Sun Certification
10 3 (0.19%) MCSE
10 3 (0.19%) HND
10 3 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.13%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.13%) Siebel Certification
12 1 (0.063%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.063%) PhD
12 1 (0.063%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (4.19%) QA
2 14 (0.89%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.13%) HL7
3 2 (0.13%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.13%) GxP
4 1 (0.063%) WAI
4 1 (0.063%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (1.08%) Varnish
3 13 (0.83%) KVM
4 12 (0.76%) Active Directory
5 10 (0.63%) QEMU
6 9 (0.57%) RACF
6 9 (0.57%) Xen
7 6 (0.38%) vCloud
8 4 (0.25%) Squid
9 3 (0.19%) Samba
9 3 (0.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 3 (0.19%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.063%) Firmware
11 1 (0.063%) IAG
11 1 (0.063%) GlusterFS
11 1 (0.063%) Docker
Systems Management
1 42 (2.67%) Puppet
2 27 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (0.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 11 (0.70%) Control-M
4 11 (0.70%) Kibana
5 10 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (0.51%) Oracle Identity Management
7 6 (0.38%) logstash
7 6 (0.38%) Rundeck
7 6 (0.38%) ZABBIX
8 5 (0.32%) HAProxy
8 5 (0.32%) Salt
8 5 (0.32%) StatsD
8 5 (0.32%) Ansible
9 3 (0.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (0.19%) SCOM
10 2 (0.13%) yum
10 2 (0.13%) WMI
10 2 (0.13%) OpenView
11 1 (0.063%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 261 (16.57%) Oracle
2 175 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 68 (4.32%) SAP
4 44 (2.79%) Google
5 40 (2.54%) VMware
6 37 (2.35%) HP
7 30 (1.90%) BMC
8 28 (1.78%) Sybase
8 28 (1.78%) CA
9 27 (1.71%) EPiServer
9 27 (1.71%) Twitter
10 25 (1.59%) ServiceNow
11 24 (1.52%) Zend
12 23 (1.46%) Greenplum
13 21 (1.33%) Sitecore
14 20 (1.27%) Talend
14 20 (1.27%) hybris
14 20 (1.27%) Red Hat
14 20 (1.27%) Apple
15 17 (1.08%) Telerik
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