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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 130 140 142
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +2
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 847 757 638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.68% 1.53% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.19% 2.03% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 535 491 377
Average daily rate
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£380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £501 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 10
Average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -0.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.10 £34.20 £30.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £41.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
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
38699 37323 31833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.60% 75.25% 74.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24528 23655 19464
Average daily rate £423 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1126 1089 990
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.33 £13.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.40 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 27 April 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 +11 421 £438 +9.37% 160
South East -6 137 £350 +6.06% 59
South West +34 73 £325 +1.56% 26
North West +7 69 £318 -16.99% 47
Yorkshire -4 69 £300 -14.28% 27
East Midlands +4 36 £325 - 14
West Midlands -14 25 £325 -18.75% 25
East of England -27 14 £455 +15.18% 20
North East -9 4 £288 -23.33% 2
Midlands -4 2 - - 1
Unit Testing
UK

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 840 (54.79%) Agile Software Development
2 499 (32.55%) .NET
3 487 (31.77%) SQL
4 468 (30.53%) C#
5 455 (29.68%) JavaScript
6 426 (27.79%) Java
7 412 (26.88%) HTML
8 407 (26.55%) TDD
9 387 (25.24%) MVC
10 364 (23.74%) Scrum
11 361 (23.55%) CSS
12 354 (23.09%) OO
13 342 (22.31%) SQL Server
14 341 (22.24%) Continuous Integration
15 323 (21.07%) XML
16 286 (18.66%) ASP.NET
17 265 (17.29%) Web Services
18 260 (16.96%) Oracle
19 256 (16.70%) jQuery
20 243 (15.85%) Git (software)
21 218 (14.22%) Finance
22 217 (14.16%) .NET Framework
23 202 (13.18%) Subversion
24 196 (12.79%) Linux
25 178 (11.61%) HTML5
26 177 (11.55%) WCF
27 171 (11.15%) Security Cleared
28 164 (10.70%) Microsoft
29 163 (10.63%) ASP.NET MVC
30 156 (10.18%) JSON

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 99 (6.46%) Apache
2 91 (5.94%) CMS
3 70 (4.57%) Tomcat
4 66 (4.31%) WebSphere
5 47 (3.07%) IIS
6 38 (2.48%) JBoss
6 38 (2.48%) WebLogic
7 30 (1.96%) Node.js
8 29 (1.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 28 (1.83%) nginx
10 25 (1.63%) Jetty
10 25 (1.63%) Umbraco
11 23 (1.50%) SharePoint
11 23 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
12 21 (1.37%) MQSeries
13 18 (1.17%) Sitecore CMS
14 16 (1.04%) Oracle Workflow
14 16 (1.04%) K2 blackpearl
14 16 (1.04%) Kentico
15 15 (0.98%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 55 (3.59%) MS Excel
2 20 (1.30%) MS Office
3 4 (0.26%) PowerPivot
3 4 (0.26%) MS Project
3 4 (0.26%) Simulink
4 3 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.20%) TargetLink
5 2 (0.13%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.065%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.065%) Stateflow
6 1 (0.065%) DOC1
Business Applications
1 15 (0.98%) Oracle 11i
2 14 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
5 8 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
6 7 (0.46%) Magento
7 6 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
7 6 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 6 (0.39%) Tridion
7 6 (0.39%) Markit EDM
8 5 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.26%) SAP MII
9 4 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
9 4 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
9 4 (0.26%) SAP EWM
9 4 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
10 3 (0.20%) SAP BPC
10 3 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 3 (0.20%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 46 (3.00%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (2.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
4 20 (1.30%) Google Cloud Platform
5 18 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
6 17 (1.11%) Google App Engine
7 7 (0.46%) GitHub
8 5 (0.33%) Office 365
8 5 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (0.33%) PaaS
9 4 (0.26%) Heroku
10 3 (0.20%) SaaS
10 3 (0.20%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 3 (0.20%) Yammer
10 3 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
10 3 (0.20%) Google Checkout
11 1 (0.065%) Joyent
11 1 (0.065%) CallidusCloud
11 1 (0.065%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 55 (3.59%) HTTP
2 31 (2.02%) Internet
3 27 (1.76%) TCP/IP
4 20 (1.30%) FTP
5 19 (1.24%) DNS
6 16 (1.04%) DHCP
7 15 (0.98%) IPsec
8 12 (0.78%) SSL
9 5 (0.33%) Intranet
9 5 (0.33%) AMQP
10 4 (0.26%) WAN
10 4 (0.26%) LDAP
10 4 (0.26%) ATM
11 3 (0.20%) SAN
11 3 (0.20%) Firewall
11 3 (0.20%) FCoE
11 3 (0.20%) VLAN
11 3 (0.20%) iSCSI
12 2 (0.13%) RTP
12 2 (0.13%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 342 (22.31%) SQL Server
2 101 (6.59%) Relational Database
3 85 (5.54%) Oracle Database
4 83 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 75 (4.89%) MySQL
6 74 (4.83%) SQL Server 2008
7 69 (4.50%) Data Warehouse
8 44 (2.87%) RDBMS
9 42 (2.74%) Oracle Database 10g
10 41 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 40 (2.61%) Oracle Database 11g
12 38 (2.48%) Oracle Reports
13 35 (2.28%) NoSQL
14 33 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
15 32 (2.09%) MongoDB
15 32 (2.09%) PostgreSQL
16 29 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
17 25 (1.63%) DB2
18 21 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 15 (0.98%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 243 (15.85%) Git (software)
2 202 (13.18%) Subversion
3 133 (8.68%) Maven
4 126 (8.22%) JUnit
5 117 (7.63%) Jenkins
6 111 (7.24%) Team Foundation Server
7 107 (6.98%) Visual Studio
7 107 (6.98%) JIRA
8 77 (5.02%) NUnit
9 74 (4.83%) Selenium
9 74 (4.83%) Ant
10 62 (4.04%) TeamCity
11 41 (2.67%) Eclipse
12 35 (2.28%) Oracle Forms
12 35 (2.28%) Mockito
13 30 (1.96%) PHPUnit
13 30 (1.96%) Jasmine
14 27 (1.76%) Cucumber
15 25 (1.63%) Xcode
16 23 (1.50%) jMock
General
1 218 (14.22%) Finance
2 122 (7.96%) Banking
3 76 (4.96%) Investment Banking
4 59 (3.85%) Front Office
5 45 (2.94%) Telecoms
6 36 (2.35%) Back Office
7 29 (1.89%) Marketing
8 26 (1.70%) Publishing
9 21 (1.37%) Retail
10 18 (1.17%) Manufacturing
11 11 (0.72%) Advertising
12 9 (0.59%) Games
12 9 (0.59%) Electronics
12 9 (0.59%) Legal
13 6 (0.39%) Automotive
13 6 (0.39%) Law
13 6 (0.39%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.26%) Military
15 3 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.20%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 1200 (78.28%) Developer
2 256 (16.70%) .NET Developer
3 177 (11.55%) C# Developer
4 159 (10.37%) Java Developer
5 134 (8.74%) Senior Developer
6 91 (5.94%) C# .NET Developer
7 75 (4.89%) PHP Developer
8 69 (4.50%) SQL Developer
9 66 (4.31%) Analyst
10 65 (4.24%) Web Developer
11 64 (4.17%) Consultant
12 57 (3.72%) Software Developer
13 54 (3.52%) Front-End Developer
14 51 (3.33%) Android Developer
15 43 (2.80%) Oracle Developer
16 42 (2.74%) ASP.NET Developer
17 37 (2.41%) JavaScript Developer
18 36 (2.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 36 (2.35%) Software Engineer
19 31 (2.02%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 499 (32.55%) .NET
2 412 (26.88%) HTML
3 361 (23.55%) CSS
4 323 (21.07%) XML
5 286 (18.66%) ASP.NET
6 265 (17.29%) Web Services
7 256 (16.70%) jQuery
8 217 (14.16%) .NET Framework
9 178 (11.61%) HTML5
10 177 (11.55%) WCF
11 163 (10.63%) ASP.NET MVC
12 156 (10.18%) JSON
13 147 (9.59%) AngularJS
14 133 (8.68%) REST
15 126 (8.22%) Entity Framework
16 125 (8.15%) RESTful
17 123 (8.02%) Spring
18 118 (7.70%) Ajax
19 116 (7.57%) CSS3
20 107 (6.98%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 75 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (4.11%) Computer Science
3 62 (4.04%) User Experience
4 43 (2.80%) Mobile App
4 43 (2.80%) Derivative
5 41 (2.67%) N-Tier
5 41 (2.67%) Open Source
6 38 (2.48%) Management Information System
7 30 (1.96%) Fixed Income
8 27 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
8 27 (1.76%) Data Structures
9 20 (1.30%) Algorithms
9 20 (1.30%) CMDB
10 19 (1.24%) iPad
11 17 (1.11%) Data Integration
12 16 (1.04%) Equity Derivative
13 15 (0.98%) Inversion of Control
13 15 (0.98%) Credit Risk
14 14 (0.91%) iPhone
14 14 (0.91%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 196 (12.79%) Linux
2 138 (9.00%) UNIX
3 128 (8.35%) Windows
4 73 (4.76%) Android
5 66 (4.31%) Apple iOS
6 13 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (0.59%) HPUX
10 8 (0.52%) VMS
11 7 (0.46%) AIX
11 7 (0.46%) zOS
12 6 (0.39%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.26%) SUSE
13 4 (0.26%) Solaris
13 4 (0.26%) Windows NT
13 4 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (0.26%) Windows Phone
14 3 (0.20%) CentOS
14 3 (0.20%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 840 (54.79%) Agile Software Development
2 407 (26.55%) TDD
3 387 (25.24%) MVC
4 364 (23.74%) Scrum
5 354 (23.09%) OO
6 341 (22.24%) Continuous Integration
7 152 (9.92%) Software Engineering
8 140 (9.13%) BDD
9 138 (9.00%) OOP
10 112 (7.31%) User Acceptance Testing
11 110 (7.18%) SOA
12 108 (7.05%) E-Commerce
13 97 (6.33%) Multithreading
14 95 (6.20%) OOD
15 93 (6.07%) Automated Testing
16 85 (5.54%) Workflow
17 79 (5.15%) Configuration Management
18 77 (5.02%) Web Development
19 69 (4.50%) Test Scripting
20 68 (4.44%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 487 (31.77%) SQL
2 468 (30.53%) C#
3 455 (29.68%) JavaScript
4 426 (27.79%) Java
5 129 (8.41%) PHP
6 106 (6.91%) Python
7 88 (5.74%) PL/SQL
8 82 (5.35%) T-SQL
9 77 (5.02%) C++
10 49 (3.20%) Shell Script
11 44 (2.87%) VB.NET
12 42 (2.74%) C
13 39 (2.54%) PHP5
14 37 (2.41%) Bash Shell
15 34 (2.22%) VB
15 34 (2.22%) Objective-C
15 34 (2.22%) XPath
16 31 (2.02%) Ruby
17 26 (1.70%) VBScript
18 24 (1.57%) Scala
Qualifications
1 171 (11.15%) Security Cleared
2 119 (7.76%) Degree
2 119 (7.76%) SC Cleared
3 26 (1.70%) DV Cleared
4 16 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (0.78%) ISEB
6 8 (0.52%) CTC Cleared
7 6 (0.39%) ISTQB
8 5 (0.33%) MCPD
9 4 (0.26%) IBM Certification
9 4 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (0.20%) HND
10 3 (0.20%) MCSE
11 2 (0.13%) Siebel Certification
12 1 (0.065%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.065%) Sun Certification
12 1 (0.065%) MCDBA
12 1 (0.065%) MCP
12 1 (0.065%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (4.11%) QA
2 11 (0.72%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.20%) HL7
3 3 (0.20%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.13%) SLA
4 2 (0.13%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.13%) WCAG
5 1 (0.065%) WAI
5 1 (0.065%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.065%) GxP
System Software
1 28 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (1.11%) RACF
3 12 (0.78%) Varnish
3 12 (0.78%) KVM
4 10 (0.65%) Xen
5 9 (0.59%) QEMU
6 7 (0.46%) Active Directory
7 4 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.20%) vCloud
8 3 (0.20%) Samba
8 3 (0.20%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.13%) Firmware
10 1 (0.065%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 39 (2.54%) Puppet
2 26 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (0.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 9 (0.59%) Control-M
4 9 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (0.52%) Oracle Identity Management
6 6 (0.39%) Kibana
7 5 (0.33%) StatsD
8 3 (0.20%) SCOM
9 2 (0.13%) OpenView
9 2 (0.13%) Oozie
10 1 (0.065%) logstash
10 1 (0.065%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.065%) yum
10 1 (0.065%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.065%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.065%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (0.065%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.065%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.065%) Nagios
Vendors
1 260 (16.96%) Oracle
2 164 (10.70%) Microsoft
3 62 (4.04%) SAP
4 54 (3.52%) Google
5 32 (2.09%) VMware
5 32 (2.09%) Sybase
6 28 (1.83%) HP
7 25 (1.63%) BMC
8 23 (1.50%) CA
8 23 (1.50%) hybris
9 22 (1.44%) EPiServer
10 21 (1.37%) Sitecore
11 20 (1.30%) Zend
11 20 (1.30%) Talend
11 20 (1.30%) ServiceNow
12 18 (1.17%) Twitter
13 17 (1.11%) Tableau
13 17 (1.11%) Apple
14 15 (0.98%) Red Hat
14 15 (0.98%) IBM
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Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
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Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: From £0 to £0 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
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Wiresmith Technology
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Warrington, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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South West London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £375.00 - £395.00 per annum
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
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South West London
Freshtechit
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
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London
Spring Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £345.00 per day
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Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
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Proactive Appointments
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West Yorkshire
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Feltham, Middlesex
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Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
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LA International
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