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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 122 160 136
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -24
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 890 677 725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.89% 1.44% 1.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.32% 1.85% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 636 454 444
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 13
Average hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +14.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.95 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+13.75% +5.88%
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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
38390 36509 34149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.35% 77.80% 77.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 25486 23681 21098
Average daily rate £428 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.58% +5.98%
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 average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1105 979 1068
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.23% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.67 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.00 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 8 February 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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +61 416 £475 +5.55% 142
South East +25 165 £400 +14.28% 65
North West -8 79 £375 +15.38% 52
South West +21 77 £350 -12.50% 34
Yorkshire -3 58 £400 +14.28% 21
East Midlands +11 32 £325 - 13
East of England -9 32 £344 +17.12% 18
West Midlands -21 19 £358 +5.14% 13
North East -11 15 £486 +61.91% 8
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 888 (48.71%) Agile Software Development
2 702 (38.51%) JavaScript
3 603 (33.08%) Java
4 585 (32.09%) HTML
5 535 (29.35%) SQL
6 517 (28.36%) .NET
7 512 (28.09%) C#
8 500 (27.43%) CSS
9 496 (27.21%) TDD
10 396 (21.72%) Continuous Integration
11 380 (20.84%) MVC
12 373 (20.46%) Scrum
13 369 (20.24%) OO
14 368 (20.19%) SQL Server
15 342 (18.76%) Git (software)
16 333 (18.27%) HTML5
17 310 (17.00%) Web Services
18 308 (16.90%) Finance
19 299 (16.40%) Software Engineering
20 288 (15.80%) Linux
21 283 (15.52%) jQuery
22 271 (14.87%) AngularJS
23 267 (14.65%) Microsoft
24 265 (14.54%) ASP.NET
25 261 (14.32%) Jenkins
26 259 (14.21%) Spring
27 257 (14.10%) XML
28 242 (13.27%) Unix
29 234 (12.84%) BDD
30 227 (12.45%) Oracle

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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
1 202 (11.08%) Apache
2 179 (9.82%) Tomcat
3 146 (8.01%) Node.js
4 116 (6.36%) IIS
5 94 (5.16%) Jetty
6 75 (4.11%) WebSphere
7 69 (3.78%) JBoss
8 58 (3.18%) nginx
9 51 (2.80%) CMS
10 48 (2.63%) SharePoint
11 47 (2.58%) Elasticsearch
12 21 (1.15%) Apache Solr
13 20 (1.10%) Confluence
13 20 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
14 17 (0.93%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 17 (0.93%) SAS
14 17 (0.93%) WebLogic
15 16 (0.88%) Apache Spark
16 14 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
17 12 (0.66%) Oracle 10gAS
Applications
1 72 (3.95%) MS Excel
2 41 (2.25%) MS Office
3 14 (0.77%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.49%) MS Project
5 8 (0.44%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (0.38%) LaTeX
7 5 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.055%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 44 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.44%) SAP IS-U
4 7 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
4 7 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
5 6 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
5 6 (0.33%) SAP BPC
6 5 (0.27%) Magento
6 5 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
6 5 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
6 5 (0.27%) SDL Web 8
7 4 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.22%) SAP MM
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
8 3 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.16%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 90 (4.94%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
4 35 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
5 34 (1.87%) GitHub
6 30 (1.65%) Google App Engine
6 30 (1.65%) Google Cloud Platform
7 14 (0.77%) SaaS
8 10 (0.55%) IaaS
9 9 (0.49%) PaaS
10 5 (0.27%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.22%) Heroku
12 2 (0.11%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.11%) Route 53
13 1 (0.055%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.055%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.055%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.055%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.055%) Google Tag Manager
13 1 (0.055%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 135 (7.41%) HTTP
2 90 (4.94%) TCP/IP
3 57 (3.13%) Internet
4 48 (2.63%) FTP
5 40 (2.19%) DHCP
5 40 (2.19%) DNS
5 40 (2.19%) IPsec
6 32 (1.76%) SSL
7 20 (1.10%) Intranet
8 16 (0.88%) LDAP
9 7 (0.38%) SMTP
10 6 (0.33%) ATM
11 4 (0.22%) CTI
11 4 (0.22%) Firewall
11 4 (0.22%) HTTPS
11 4 (0.22%) RTP
12 3 (0.16%) SWIFTNet
13 2 (0.11%) SSH
13 2 (0.11%) Wireshark
14 1 (0.055%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 368 (20.19%) SQL Server
2 151 (8.28%) MySQL
3 127 (6.97%) NoSQL
4 104 (5.70%) MongoDB
5 89 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 87 (4.77%) Relational Database
7 84 (4.61%) Data Warehouse
8 77 (4.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 76 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
10 75 (4.11%) PostgreSQL
11 67 (3.68%) SQL Server 2012
12 60 (3.29%) Hadoop
13 53 (2.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 51 (2.80%) Big Data
15 50 (2.74%) Oracle Database
16 37 (2.03%) BusinessObjects
17 33 (1.81%) RDBMS
17 33 (1.81%) Redis
17 33 (1.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 31 (1.70%) Jackrabbit
Development Applications
1 342 (18.76%) Git (software)
2 261 (14.32%) Jenkins
3 221 (12.12%) Subversion
4 195 (10.70%) JUnit
5 186 (10.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 172 (9.43%) Maven
7 153 (8.39%) JIRA
8 142 (7.79%) NUnit
9 140 (7.68%) Visual Studio
10 125 (6.86%) Mockito
11 119 (6.53%) Selenium
12 110 (6.03%) Cucumber
13 95 (5.21%) TeamCity
14 94 (5.16%) Gradle
15 86 (4.72%) Jasmine
16 82 (4.50%) Ant
17 64 (3.51%) SpecFlow
18 59 (3.24%) Grunt
19 49 (2.69%) GoogleTest
20 43 (2.36%) ClearCase
General
1 308 (16.90%) Finance
2 130 (7.13%) Banking
3 53 (2.91%) Investment Banking
4 38 (2.08%) Retail
5 35 (1.92%) Front Office
5 35 (1.92%) Manufacturing
6 34 (1.87%) Publishing
7 29 (1.59%) Marketing
8 24 (1.32%) Telecoms
9 22 (1.21%) Games
10 15 (0.82%) Aerospace
10 15 (0.82%) Legal
11 14 (0.77%) Back Office
12 13 (0.71%) Billing
13 12 (0.66%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.55%) Electronics
15 8 (0.44%) Automotive
15 8 (0.44%) Military
16 7 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.27%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1383 (75.86%) Developer
2 290 (15.91%) Java Developer
3 271 (14.87%) .NET Developer
4 189 (10.37%) C# Developer
5 184 (10.09%) Senior Developer
6 159 (8.72%) JavaScript Developer
7 135 (7.41%) C# .NET Developer
8 122 (6.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 99 (5.43%) SQL Developer
10 92 (5.05%) Agile Developer
11 91 (4.99%) Consultant
12 84 (4.61%) HTML Developer
13 81 (4.44%) Analyst
14 77 (4.22%) Software Engineer
15 75 (4.11%) ASP.NET Developer
16 70 (3.84%) PHP Developer
17 66 (3.62%) Software Developer
18 63 (3.46%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
19 61 (3.35%) Web Developer
20 55 (3.02%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 585 (32.09%) HTML
2 517 (28.36%) .NET
3 500 (27.43%) CSS
4 333 (18.27%) HTML5
5 310 (17.00%) Web Services
6 283 (15.52%) jQuery
7 271 (14.87%) AngularJS
8 265 (14.54%) ASP.NET
9 259 (14.21%) Spring
10 257 (14.10%) XML
11 213 (11.68%) .NET Framework
12 205 (11.25%) REST
13 203 (11.14%) CSS3
14 188 (10.31%) JSON
15 170 (9.33%) RESTful
16 147 (8.06%) Ajax
17 135 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
17 135 (7.41%) WCF
18 121 (6.64%) J2EE
19 119 (6.53%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 125 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
2 106 (5.81%) Computer Science
3 87 (4.77%) User Experience
4 51 (2.80%) Derivative
5 43 (2.36%) iPad
6 39 (2.14%) Mathematics
7 37 (2.03%) Visualisation
8 34 (1.87%) Mobile App
9 33 (1.81%) N-Tier
10 31 (1.70%) Fixed Income
11 29 (1.59%) Algorithms
11 29 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
11 29 (1.59%) Management Information System
12 22 (1.21%) iPhone
13 21 (1.15%) Client/Server
14 18 (0.99%) Inversion of Control
15 16 (0.88%) Clustering
15 16 (0.88%) Data Structures
15 16 (0.88%) Equities
15 16 (0.88%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 288 (15.80%) Linux
2 242 (13.27%) Unix
3 182 (9.98%) Windows
4 66 (3.62%) Apple iOS
5 62 (3.40%) Android
6 57 (3.13%) Windows Server
7 30 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (1.15%) Solaris
9 19 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (0.77%) Mac OS X
12 13 (0.71%) AIX
13 12 (0.66%) zOS
14 10 (0.55%) CentOS
14 10 (0.55%) Windows XP
15 9 (0.49%) Windows 7
16 7 (0.38%) Windows CE
16 7 (0.38%) Windows Phone
16 7 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
17 5 (0.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 888 (48.71%) Agile Software Development
2 496 (27.21%) TDD
3 396 (21.72%) Continuous Integration
4 380 (20.84%) MVC
5 373 (20.46%) Scrum
6 369 (20.24%) OO
7 299 (16.40%) Software Engineering
8 234 (12.84%) BDD
9 195 (10.70%) Integration Testing
10 184 (10.09%) Front End Development
10 184 (10.09%) Multithreading
11 168 (9.22%) Automated Testing
12 127 (6.97%) Configuration Management
13 123 (6.75%) User Acceptance Testing
14 122 (6.69%) UML
15 118 (6.47%) OOP
16 117 (6.42%) Dependency Injection
17 112 (6.14%) OOD
18 111 (6.09%) Web Development
19 110 (6.03%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 702 (38.51%) JavaScript
2 603 (33.08%) Java
3 535 (29.35%) SQL
4 512 (28.09%) C#
5 211 (11.57%) Python
6 180 (9.87%) C++
7 152 (8.34%) PHP
8 127 (6.97%) T-SQL
9 110 (6.03%) C
10 101 (5.54%) PL/SQL
11 96 (5.27%) Ruby
12 59 (3.24%) Perl
13 51 (2.80%) Groovy
14 48 (2.63%) Objective-C
15 45 (2.47%) Shell Script
16 39 (2.14%) Scala
17 38 (2.08%) Bash Shell
17 38 (2.08%) VB.NET
18 33 (1.81%) VBA
19 29 (1.59%) ES6
Qualifications
1 209 (11.46%) Security Cleared
2 134 (7.35%) Degree
3 132 (7.24%) SC Cleared
4 31 (1.70%) DV Cleared
5 23 (1.26%) Sun Certification
6 12 (0.66%) BC Cleared
7 10 (0.55%) ISEB
8 9 (0.49%) Oracle Certification
9 8 (0.44%) CCNP
9 8 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (0.27%) ISEB Practitioner
11 5 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
12 4 (0.22%) HND
12 4 (0.22%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.16%) AWS Certification
13 3 (0.16%) SAP Certification
14 2 (0.11%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (3.89%) QA
2 12 (0.66%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
4 9 (0.49%) SLA
5 6 (0.33%) ISO 14001
5 6 (0.33%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.27%) SDET
7 2 (0.11%) DO-178B
7 2 (0.11%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.11%) WAI
8 1 (0.055%) COREP
8 1 (0.055%) MISRA
8 1 (0.055%) MISRA C
System Software
1 65 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 56 (3.07%) Docker
3 31 (1.70%) Xen
4 10 (0.55%) ACF2
5 8 (0.44%) Active Directory
6 6 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.22%) RACF
7 4 (0.22%) Varnish
7 4 (0.22%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.22%) vSphere
7 4 (0.22%) XenApp
8 3 (0.16%) Firmware
9 2 (0.11%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 2 (0.11%) vCloud
10 1 (0.055%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 59 (3.24%) Opscode Chef
2 41 (2.25%) Puppet
3 31 (1.70%) Graphite
4 16 (0.88%) yum
5 14 (0.77%) Oozie
5 14 (0.77%) zSecure
6 8 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (0.33%) Ansible
7 6 (0.33%) Control-M
8 5 (0.27%) Nagios
8 5 (0.27%) SCCM
9 4 (0.22%) Dollar Universe
9 4 (0.22%) logstash
10 3 (0.16%) BladeLogic
10 3 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (0.16%) SCOM
11 2 (0.11%) Data Guard
11 2 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (0.11%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.11%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 267 (14.65%) Microsoft
2 227 (12.45%) Oracle
3 85 (4.66%) SAP
4 66 (3.62%) VMware
5 64 (3.51%) Google
6 48 (2.63%) Informatica
7 35 (1.92%) Sybase
8 31 (1.70%) IBM
9 30 (1.65%) SOASTA, Inc
10 22 (1.21%) Cognos
11 21 (1.15%) Apple
11 21 (1.15%) Twitter
12 18 (0.99%) Sun
13 16 (0.88%) hybris
14 15 (0.82%) Sitecore
15 14 (0.77%) Facebook
16 13 (0.71%) EXTOL
16 13 (0.71%) Tableau
16 13 (0.71%) Teradata
16 13 (0.71%) Zend
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Computer People
Rate: £280.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sittingbourne, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Rate: £325 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
East Midlands
Xpertise Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £340 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Savvy Recruitment
Rate: Great day rate on offer. Perm opportunities also.
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £550 to £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 - £330 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Axiom Software Solutions
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates, start 8 Feb
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £460 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £380 - £540 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £460 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £325
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £535.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Xcede
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £535.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago