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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 139 132 141
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +9
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 907 935 841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.83% 1.77% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 2.20% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 615 660 565
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 9
Median hourly rate £41.25 £38.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £29.10 £34.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £41.75 £50.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £38.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+9.03% +3.33%
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
41114 42561 40203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.07% 80.48% 78.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 27376 28207 25378
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 984 1150 1116
Median hourly rate £29.25 £31.44 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.96% +36.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.13 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 -17 464 £475 +4.39% 129
South East +10 121 £350 - 47
Yorkshire +6 79 £400 +14.28% 32
North West +16 76 £400 -15.11% 32
South West -16 44 £375 - 26
East of England +13 37 £333 -11.33% 26
East Midlands -1 28 £394 +5.00% 12
North East +1 24 £330 +11.86% 2
West Midlands -30 24 £350 +3.70% 9
Midlands -6 4 £500 - 1
Unit Testing
UK

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 888 (49.50%) Agile Software Development
2 570 (31.77%) JavaScript
3 552 (30.77%) Java
4 543 (30.27%) TDD
5 466 (25.98%) C#
6 464 (25.86%) SQL
7 430 (23.97%) HTML
8 428 (23.86%) .NET
9 400 (22.30%) Continuous Integration
10 374 (20.85%) CSS
11 340 (18.95%) Scrum
12 318 (17.73%) SQL Server
12 318 (17.73%) BDD
13 307 (17.11%) Finance
14 288 (16.05%) Git (software)
15 280 (15.61%) Web Services
16 277 (15.44%) Software Engineering
17 274 (15.27%) OO
18 271 (15.11%) MVC
19 269 (14.99%) Oracle
20 239 (13.32%) jQuery
21 232 (12.93%) XML
22 227 (12.65%) AngularJS
23 217 (12.10%) HTML5
24 210 (11.71%) Microsoft
25 208 (11.59%) Unix
25 208 (11.59%) REST
26 207 (11.54%) Linux
27 205 (11.43%) Spring
28 199 (11.09%) ASP.NET

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 83 (4.63%) Apache
2 79 (4.40%) Tomcat
3 66 (3.68%) SharePoint
4 53 (2.95%) IIS
5 47 (2.62%) JBoss
6 41 (2.29%) CMS
7 38 (2.12%) WebSphere
8 36 (2.01%) Confluence
9 35 (1.95%) Apache Spark
10 26 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
11 23 (1.28%) Oracle UPK
12 21 (1.17%) WebLogic
13 19 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
14 18 (1.00%) Jetty
15 15 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
16 14 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
17 13 (0.72%) nginx
17 13 (0.72%) OpenStack
18 12 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
18 12 (0.67%) WordPress
Applications
1 57 (3.18%) MS Excel
2 14 (0.78%) MS Office
3 10 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
3 10 (0.56%) Photoshop
4 7 (0.39%) OmniGraffle
5 5 (0.28%) InfoPath
5 5 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.28%) MS Project
5 5 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.17%) Simulink
6 3 (0.17%) SketchUp
7 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.11%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.11%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 2 (0.11%) PTC Creo
7 2 (0.11%) Siemens NX
7 2 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.056%) InVision
8 1 (0.056%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 37 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 12 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (0.39%) Beauchamp
4 7 (0.39%) SDL Web 8
5 6 (0.33%) Oracle CRM
5 6 (0.33%) SAP BPC
6 5 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.28%) Temenos T24
7 4 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
7 4 (0.22%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 4 (0.22%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 4 (0.22%) SAP CRM
8 3 (0.17%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.11%) Hyperion Planning
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.11%) PeopleSoft HRMS
9 2 (0.11%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 66 (3.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 59 (3.29%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (2.23%) GitHub
4 17 (0.95%) TestFlight
5 12 (0.67%) Google Play
5 12 (0.67%) Office 365
6 9 (0.50%) Oracle CX
6 9 (0.50%) SaaS
7 8 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.33%) Google Analytics
9 5 (0.28%) Google Apps
10 4 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.22%) OpenShift
10 4 (0.22%) PaaS
11 3 (0.17%) Amazon EMR
11 3 (0.17%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.17%) Google App Engine
11 3 (0.17%) Responsys
11 3 (0.17%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 65 (3.62%) HTTP
2 43 (2.40%) TCP/IP
3 41 (2.29%) DNS
4 31 (1.73%) Internet
5 28 (1.56%) SAN
6 27 (1.51%) WAN
7 25 (1.39%) iSCSI
8 21 (1.17%) LDAP
9 9 (0.50%) DHCP
9 9 (0.50%) FTP
10 8 (0.45%) SSL
11 5 (0.28%) IPsec
12 4 (0.22%) CTI
12 4 (0.22%) Firewall
13 3 (0.17%) Intranet
13 3 (0.17%) NAS
13 3 (0.17%) Skype
13 3 (0.17%) SNMP
13 3 (0.17%) SSH
13 3 (0.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 318 (17.73%) SQL Server
2 156 (8.70%) MySQL
3 117 (6.52%) MongoDB
4 104 (5.80%) Relational Database
5 78 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
6 72 (4.01%) Big Data
7 69 (3.85%) Hadoop
8 68 (3.79%) NoSQL
9 62 (3.46%) Oracle Database
10 58 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 54 (3.01%) PostgreSQL
12 52 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 46 (2.56%) RDBMS
14 36 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
15 30 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
16 27 (1.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 25 (1.39%) Apache Hive
18 22 (1.23%) SQLite
19 21 (1.17%) CouchDB
20 19 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 288 (16.05%) Git (software)
2 195 (10.87%) Subversion
3 193 (10.76%) Jenkins
4 159 (8.86%) JUnit
5 143 (7.97%) Team Foundation Server
6 138 (7.69%) Maven
7 110 (6.13%) Visual Studio
8 102 (5.69%) Selenium
9 101 (5.63%) JIRA
10 86 (4.79%) NUnit
11 78 (4.35%) Gradle
12 70 (3.90%) Ant
12 70 (3.90%) Cucumber
13 65 (3.62%) Jasmine
14 60 (3.34%) Mockito
15 59 (3.29%) Xcode
16 51 (2.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 46 (2.56%) Grunt
18 44 (2.45%) gulp
19 43 (2.40%) Eclipse
General
1 307 (17.11%) Finance
2 151 (8.42%) Banking
3 61 (3.40%) Retail
4 48 (2.68%) Front Office
4 48 (2.68%) Investment Banking
5 47 (2.62%) Marketing
6 32 (1.78%) Publishing
7 30 (1.67%) Telecoms
8 28 (1.56%) Back Office
9 19 (1.06%) Games
10 17 (0.95%) Manufacturing
11 16 (0.89%) Electronics
12 13 (0.72%) Legal
13 9 (0.50%) Military
14 7 (0.39%) Advertising
14 7 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.22%) Automotive
15 4 (0.22%) Local Government
16 3 (0.17%) Billing
17 2 (0.11%) Law
Job Titles
1 1299 (72.41%) Developer
2 252 (14.05%) Java Developer
3 197 (10.98%) .NET Developer
4 178 (9.92%) C# Developer
5 177 (9.87%) Senior Developer
6 110 (6.13%) JavaScript Developer
7 104 (5.80%) iOS Developer
8 99 (5.52%) SQL Developer
9 95 (5.30%) C# .NET Developer
10 93 (5.18%) Consultant
11 92 (5.13%) Agile Developer
12 82 (4.57%) Software Engineer
13 67 (3.73%) Software Developer
14 65 (3.62%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 60 (3.34%) PHP Developer
16 59 (3.29%) Analyst
17 56 (3.12%) Agile Java Developer
18 53 (2.95%) Android Developer
19 50 (2.79%) Full Stack Developer
20 45 (2.51%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 430 (23.97%) HTML
2 428 (23.86%) .NET
3 374 (20.85%) CSS
4 280 (15.61%) Web Services
5 239 (13.32%) jQuery
6 232 (12.93%) XML
7 227 (12.65%) AngularJS
8 217 (12.10%) HTML5
9 208 (11.59%) REST
10 205 (11.43%) Spring
11 199 (11.09%) ASP.NET
12 194 (10.81%) RESTful
13 182 (10.14%) .NET Framework
14 147 (8.19%) JSON
15 132 (7.36%) Node.js
16 120 (6.69%) SOAP
17 119 (6.63%) Hibernate
18 114 (6.35%) Entity Framework
19 111 (6.19%) CSS3
20 103 (5.74%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 145 (8.08%) User Experience
2 144 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
3 109 (6.08%) Computer Science
4 75 (4.18%) Mobile App
5 52 (2.90%) iPad
6 50 (2.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 47 (2.62%) iPhone
8 43 (2.40%) Algorithms
9 41 (2.29%) Management Information System
10 37 (2.06%) Derivative
11 33 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
12 30 (1.67%) N-Tier
13 26 (1.45%) Mainframe
14 22 (1.23%) Data Integration
14 22 (1.23%) Visualisation
15 21 (1.17%) Inversion of Control
15 21 (1.17%) Replication
16 20 (1.11%) Data Structures
16 20 (1.11%) Hedge funds
17 18 (1.00%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 208 (11.59%) Unix
2 207 (11.54%) Linux
3 149 (8.31%) Apple iOS
4 127 (7.08%) Windows
5 92 (5.13%) Android
6 23 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (1.06%) Mac OS X
7 19 (1.06%) Solaris
7 19 (1.06%) Windows Server
8 17 (0.95%) CentOS
9 11 (0.61%) zOS
10 8 (0.45%) HPUX
11 7 (0.39%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (0.33%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.28%) Mac OS X Server
13 5 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.22%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.17%) VxWorks
15 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 888 (49.50%) Agile Software Development
2 543 (30.27%) TDD
3 400 (22.30%) Continuous Integration
4 340 (18.95%) Scrum
5 318 (17.73%) BDD
6 277 (15.44%) Software Engineering
7 274 (15.27%) OO
8 271 (15.11%) MVC
9 151 (8.42%) E-Commerce
10 145 (8.08%) Integration Testing
11 144 (8.03%) SDLC
12 125 (6.97%) iOS Development
12 125 (6.97%) Web Development
13 124 (6.91%) ETL
14 111 (6.19%) Front End Development
14 111 (6.19%) OOD
15 104 (5.80%) User Acceptance Testing
16 97 (5.41%) Regression Testing
17 89 (4.96%) Mentoring
18 88 (4.91%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 570 (31.77%) JavaScript
2 552 (30.77%) Java
3 466 (25.98%) C#
4 464 (25.86%) SQL
5 149 (8.31%) Python
6 136 (7.58%) C++
7 105 (5.85%) Objective-C
8 91 (5.07%) C
8 91 (5.07%) PL/SQL
9 90 (5.02%) PHP
10 89 (4.96%) T-SQL
11 66 (3.68%) Perl
12 59 (3.29%) Scala
13 53 (2.95%) Apple Swift
14 52 (2.90%) Shell Script
15 43 (2.40%) Bash Shell
16 42 (2.34%) PowerShell
16 42 (2.34%) Ruby
17 33 (1.84%) Groovy
18 29 (1.62%) Korn
Qualifications
1 167 (9.31%) Security Cleared
2 152 (8.47%) Degree
3 118 (6.58%) SC Cleared
4 28 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
5 22 (1.23%) ISEB
6 19 (1.06%) ISTQB
7 18 (1.00%) DV Cleared
8 15 (0.84%) PhD
9 12 (0.67%) CCNP
9 12 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.22%) MCSA
12 3 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.17%) MCP
12 3 (0.17%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.17%) Sun Certification
13 2 (0.11%) MCSE
13 2 (0.11%) Siebel Certification
14 1 (0.056%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (7.13%) QA
2 27 (1.51%) Data Quality
2 27 (1.51%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (0.39%) MISRA
4 6 (0.33%) IEC 61508
5 4 (0.22%) GAAP
5 4 (0.22%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.17%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.11%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.11%) SDET
8 1 (0.056%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.056%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.056%) TickIT
8 1 (0.056%) WCAG
System Software
1 41 (2.29%) Docker
2 35 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (1.78%) Active Directory
4 27 (1.51%) Samba
5 16 (0.89%) ACF2
5 16 (0.89%) RACF
6 12 (0.67%) HDFS
7 6 (0.33%) VirtualBox
8 5 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.22%) Firmware
9 4 (0.22%) XenApp
9 4 (0.22%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.11%) Varnish
12 1 (0.056%) Squid
12 1 (0.056%) Tivoli Directory Server
12 1 (0.056%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.056%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.056%) Xen
Systems Management
1 31 (1.73%) Puppet
2 28 (1.56%) Ansible
2 28 (1.56%) zSecure
3 16 (0.89%) Control-M
3 16 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (0.67%) BladeLogic
5 11 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
6 9 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (0.50%) SCCM
7 8 (0.45%) Oozie
8 7 (0.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 7 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 6 (0.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 5 (0.28%) Casper Suite
10 5 (0.28%) Kubernetes
11 4 (0.22%) Kibana
11 4 (0.22%) logstash
12 3 (0.17%) AirWatch
12 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Clustering
12 3 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 269 (14.99%) Oracle
2 210 (11.71%) Microsoft
3 58 (3.23%) Google
4 53 (2.95%) SAP
5 47 (2.62%) Informatica
5 47 (2.62%) VMware
6 39 (2.17%) Apple
7 29 (1.62%) PeopleSoft
8 27 (1.51%) HP
9 25 (1.39%) hybris
9 25 (1.39%) Red Hat
10 24 (1.34%) Atlassian
11 22 (1.23%) IBM
12 20 (1.11%) CA
13 19 (1.06%) Sybase
14 14 (0.78%) Adobe
14 14 (0.78%) BMC
15 13 (0.72%) Ab Initio
15 13 (0.72%) Hyperion
15 13 (0.72%) JD Edwards
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