The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 111 119 114
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 870 808 934
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.76% 1.73% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.37% 2.36% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 578 506 576
Average daily rate
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£400 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £650 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 13
Average hourly rate £37.50 £41.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.17% +11.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £59.30 £54.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -12.16%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36751 34198 37638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.46% 73.37% 71.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 23125 21216 22145
Average daily rate £408 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1079 977 1381
Average hourly rate £23.00 £31.00 £32.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.80% -3.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.26 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £48.84 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
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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 1 August 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 1 August 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 1 August 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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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 -25 401 £425 -5.55% 129
South East +11 124 £325 -7.14% 43
South West +23 110 £375 +10.47% 20
East of England +31 82 £325 -17.46% 27
North West +27 51 £460 +41.53% 22
West Midlands -9 38 £309 -12.41% 12
Yorkshire +11 32 £325 - 19
East Midlands -5 25 £315 -21.25% 8
North East -23 8 £288 -8.00% 6
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 574 (34.47%) C#
1 574 (34.47%) SQL
1 574 (34.47%) .NET
2 503 (30.21%) HTML
3 488 (29.31%) JavaScript
4 486 (29.19%) Agile Software Development
5 455 (27.33%) TDD
6 427 (25.65%) CSS
7 402 (24.14%) Java
8 396 (23.78%) MVC
9 394 (23.66%) SQL Server
10 373 (22.40%) Scrum
11 343 (20.60%) ASP.NET
12 328 (19.70%) Web Services
13 303 (18.20%) jQuery
14 300 (18.02%) OO
15 283 (17.00%) Continuous Integration
16 276 (16.58%) XML
17 249 (14.95%) Oracle
18 234 (14.05%) Finance
19 222 (13.33%) Microsoft
20 204 (12.25%) HTML5
21 197 (11.83%) ASP.NET MVC
22 181 (10.87%) .NET Framework
23 180 (10.81%) Git (software)
24 174 (10.45%) Subversion
25 165 (9.91%) PHP
26 164 (9.85%) Linux
27 163 (9.79%) T-SQL
28 161 (9.67%) WCF

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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
1 102 (6.13%) CMS
2 72 (4.32%) Tomcat
3 68 (4.08%) Apache
4 53 (3.18%) SharePoint
5 50 (3.00%) IIS
6 36 (2.16%) Node.js
7 33 (1.98%) Confluence
8 29 (1.74%) BizTalk Server
9 26 (1.56%) WebSphere
10 25 (1.50%) WebLogic
11 23 (1.38%) Sitecore CMS
12 21 (1.26%) K2 blackpearl
13 20 (1.20%) Jetty
14 19 (1.14%) Oracle Workflow
15 16 (0.96%) nginx
16 15 (0.90%) SAS
17 14 (0.84%) Apache Solr
18 13 (0.78%) MS Exchange
19 12 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
20 11 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 75 (4.50%) MS Excel
2 11 (0.66%) Photoshop
2 11 (0.66%) MS Office
3 7 (0.42%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.36%) PowerPivot
5 5 (0.30%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.24%) MS Project
7 3 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.060%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 28 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (1.08%) Oracle EBS R12
3 17 (1.02%) Oracle Applications
4 16 (0.96%) Oracle Payables
4 16 (0.96%) Oracle Receivables
4 16 (0.96%) Oracle Assets
4 16 (0.96%) Oracle General Ledger
5 13 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 13 (0.78%) Magento
6 11 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
7 10 (0.60%) Markit EDM
8 9 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
9 8 (0.48%) SAP FI-CA
9 8 (0.48%) SAP IS-U
10 6 (0.36%) SAP BPC
11 5 (0.30%) SAP FI
12 4 (0.24%) Workday HCM
12 4 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
12 4 (0.24%) SAP CO
12 4 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 42 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
3 17 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
4 14 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (0.72%) SaaS
5 12 (0.72%) PaaS
6 11 (0.66%) Google App Engine
7 7 (0.42%) IaaS
8 4 (0.24%) Office 365
9 3 (0.18%) Heroku
10 2 (0.12%) GitHub
11 1 (0.060%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.060%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 58 (3.48%) HTTP
2 48 (2.88%) Internet
3 19 (1.14%) SSL
4 16 (0.96%) TCP/IP
5 13 (0.78%) FTP
5 13 (0.78%) Intranet
6 12 (0.72%) DNS
7 10 (0.60%) DHCP
8 8 (0.48%) IPsec
9 7 (0.42%) X.400
9 7 (0.42%) X.500
10 6 (0.36%) SMTP
11 5 (0.30%) SAN
12 4 (0.24%) Firewall
13 3 (0.18%) NFC
13 3 (0.18%) Asterisk PBX
13 3 (0.18%) LDAP
13 3 (0.18%) PBX
13 3 (0.18%) VoIP
14 2 (0.12%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 394 (23.66%) SQL Server
2 128 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 107 (6.43%) MySQL
4 101 (6.07%) Relational Database
5 82 (4.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 75 (4.50%) Data Warehouse
7 66 (3.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 65 (3.90%) Oracle Database
8 65 (3.90%) NoSQL
9 56 (3.36%) RDBMS
10 41 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
11 29 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 26 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
13 25 (1.50%) Oracle Reports
14 24 (1.44%) Oracle Database 11g
15 22 (1.32%) Oracle BI EE
15 22 (1.32%) Hadoop
16 20 (1.20%) Oracle ODI
17 17 (1.02%) Big Data
18 16 (0.96%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 180 (10.81%) Git (software)
2 174 (10.45%) Subversion
3 137 (8.23%) Visual Studio
4 134 (8.05%) Team Foundation Server
5 132 (7.93%) JUnit
6 95 (5.71%) NUnit
7 92 (5.53%) Selenium
8 87 (5.23%) Maven
9 86 (5.17%) JIRA
9 86 (5.17%) Jenkins
10 55 (3.30%) TeamCity
11 50 (3.00%) Eclipse
11 50 (3.00%) Jasmine
12 44 (2.64%) MSTest
13 38 (2.28%) Ant
14 33 (1.98%) PHPUnit
15 29 (1.74%) Hudson
15 29 (1.74%) SpecFlow
16 27 (1.62%) Moq
17 25 (1.50%) Mockito
General
1 234 (14.05%) Finance
2 113 (6.79%) Banking
3 66 (3.96%) Front Office
4 59 (3.54%) Back Office
5 54 (3.24%) Investment Banking
5 54 (3.24%) Retail
6 38 (2.28%) Marketing
7 34 (2.04%) Telecoms
8 31 (1.86%) Publishing
9 25 (1.50%) Legal
10 21 (1.26%) Advertising
11 18 (1.08%) Manufacturing
11 18 (1.08%) Billing
12 15 (0.90%) Games
13 9 (0.54%) Military
14 6 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.30%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.30%) Electronics
15 5 (0.30%) Automotive
16 4 (0.24%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 1249 (75.02%) Developer
2 303 (18.20%) .NET Developer
3 194 (11.65%) Senior Developer
4 160 (9.61%) Java Developer
5 135 (8.11%) C# Developer
6 99 (5.95%) Web Developer
7 80 (4.80%) C# .NET Developer
8 78 (4.68%) Analyst
9 75 (4.50%) Consultant
9 75 (4.50%) PHP Developer
10 72 (4.32%) ASP.NET Developer
11 68 (4.08%) SQL Developer
12 53 (3.18%) Front-End Developer
13 47 (2.82%) JavaScript Developer
14 46 (2.76%) Software Engineer
15 43 (2.58%) Software Developer
16 39 (2.34%) Senior .NET Developer
17 36 (2.16%) Architect
17 36 (2.16%) Lead Developer
18 34 (2.04%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 574 (34.47%) .NET
2 503 (30.21%) HTML
3 427 (25.65%) CSS
4 343 (20.60%) ASP.NET
5 328 (19.70%) Web Services
6 303 (18.20%) jQuery
7 276 (16.58%) XML
8 204 (12.25%) HTML5
9 197 (11.83%) ASP.NET MVC
10 181 (10.87%) .NET Framework
11 161 (9.67%) WCF
12 160 (9.61%) Spring
13 145 (8.71%) Ajax
14 144 (8.65%) JSON
15 132 (7.93%) CSS3
16 116 (6.97%) AngularJS
17 114 (6.85%) REST
18 112 (6.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 110 (6.61%) J2EE
19 110 (6.61%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 88 (5.29%) Open Source
2 76 (4.56%) Computer Science
3 49 (2.94%) Derivative
4 36 (2.16%) N-Tier
5 31 (1.86%) Equities
6 27 (1.62%) Management Information System
6 27 (1.62%) Mobile App
7 25 (1.50%) Inversion of Control
8 24 (1.44%) Replication
8 24 (1.44%) Equity Derivative
9 22 (1.32%) Fixed Income
10 21 (1.26%) Visualisation
11 20 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
12 16 (0.96%) W3C
13 13 (0.78%) Mathematics
13 13 (0.78%) Credit Risk
13 13 (0.78%) Market Risk
14 12 (0.72%) Data Extraction
14 12 (0.72%) iPad
15 11 (0.66%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 164 (9.85%) Linux
2 145 (8.71%) UNIX
3 141 (8.47%) Windows
4 57 (3.42%) Android
5 56 (3.36%) Apple iOS
6 18 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (0.48%) Solaris
9 7 (0.42%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
11 5 (0.30%) CentOS
12 4 (0.24%) AIX
12 4 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (0.18%) Fedora
13 3 (0.18%) Debian
13 3 (0.18%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.18%) BlackBerry OS
14 2 (0.12%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 486 (29.19%) Agile Software Development
2 455 (27.33%) TDD
3 396 (23.78%) MVC
4 373 (22.40%) Scrum
5 300 (18.02%) OO
6 283 (17.00%) Continuous Integration
7 153 (9.19%) BDD
8 147 (8.83%) Software Engineering
9 135 (8.11%) OOP
10 131 (7.87%) User Acceptance Testing
11 122 (7.33%) E-Commerce
12 117 (7.03%) SOA
13 115 (6.91%) Integration Testing
14 105 (6.31%) Business Intelligence
15 100 (6.01%) Configuration Management
16 91 (5.47%) Web Development
17 84 (5.05%) Multithreading
18 79 (4.74%) Automated Testing
19 78 (4.68%) ETL
20 74 (4.44%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 574 (34.47%) C#
1 574 (34.47%) SQL
2 488 (29.31%) JavaScript
3 402 (24.14%) Java
4 165 (9.91%) PHP
5 163 (9.79%) T-SQL
6 104 (6.25%) Python
7 103 (6.19%) C++
8 66 (3.96%) VB.NET
9 63 (3.78%) PL/SQL
10 49 (2.94%) Perl
11 47 (2.82%) Ruby
12 43 (2.58%) Scala
13 39 (2.34%) Shell Script
14 38 (2.28%) PowerShell
15 33 (1.98%) VBScript
16 30 (1.80%) C
17 25 (1.50%) Objective-C
18 24 (1.44%) XAML
18 24 (1.44%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 128 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 113 (6.79%) Degree
3 91 (5.47%) SC Cleared
4 23 (1.38%) DV Cleared
5 16 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (0.78%) ISEB
7 8 (0.48%) Sun Certification
7 8 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
8 6 (0.36%) MCP
8 6 (0.36%) MCSD
9 5 (0.30%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.30%) MCPD
9 5 (0.30%) MCTS
10 4 (0.24%) MCSE
11 3 (0.18%) MBA
12 2 (0.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.12%) MCT
12 2 (0.12%) Chartered Engineer
13 1 (0.060%) MCITP
13 1 (0.060%) Brainbench
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (9.37%) QA
2 15 (0.90%) ISO 9001
3 11 (0.66%) WAI
4 5 (0.30%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.30%) SLA
5 4 (0.24%) ISO 14001
5 4 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.12%) JTAG
7 1 (0.060%) HL7
7 1 (0.060%) Basel III
7 1 (0.060%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.060%) TickIT
7 1 (0.060%) FINREP
7 1 (0.060%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.060%) Section 508
System Software
1 37 (2.22%) Active Directory
2 22 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.78%) RACF
4 11 (0.66%) VMware ESX
5 7 (0.42%) XenDesktop
6 6 (0.36%) XenApp
6 6 (0.36%) Xen
7 4 (0.24%) HDFS
7 4 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.12%) Samba
8 2 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.12%) Postfix
8 2 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (0.12%) vSphere
9 1 (0.060%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.060%) Varnish
9 1 (0.060%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.060%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.060%) ACF2
9 1 (0.060%) KVM
Systems Management
1 22 (1.32%) Puppet
2 10 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (0.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 6 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (0.36%) Control-M
5 5 (0.30%) Oozie
6 4 (0.24%) Vagrant
6 4 (0.24%) SCCM
6 4 (0.24%) SCOM
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.12%) MIIS
8 2 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.12%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.060%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.060%) Nagios
9 1 (0.060%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.060%) Oracle Identity Management
9 1 (0.060%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 249 (14.95%) Oracle
2 222 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 74 (4.44%) SAP
4 58 (3.48%) Zend
5 36 (2.16%) VMware
6 35 (2.10%) JBoss
6 35 (2.10%) hybris
7 28 (1.68%) Sitecore
8 23 (1.38%) Telerik
8 23 (1.38%) Sybase
9 22 (1.32%) Google
10 18 (1.08%) Informatica
10 18 (1.08%) Teradata
11 17 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
12 15 (0.90%) Sun
12 15 (0.90%) HP
12 15 (0.90%) Apple
12 15 (0.90%) Twitter
13 10 (0.60%) Business Objects
13 10 (0.60%) Altiris
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