The table below looks at the statistics for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 58 42 46
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +4
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 1 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.19% 2.37% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 3.23% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 5
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£400 £375 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +29.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +13.97%
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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 Essex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
396 433 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 75.00% 73.27% 74.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 250 162
Average daily rate £400 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £240 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 37 54
Average hourly rate £37.00 £30.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.31% -6.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.00 £22.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Unit Testing across the Essex region.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the Essex region.

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) J2EE
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) JSP
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) XSD
3 1 (25.00%) XSL
3 1 (25.00%) XSLT
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (25.00%) XHTML
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) OOD
3 1 (25.00%) B2C
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Legal
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) CMS
3 1 (25.00%) FatWire
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Xcode
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Content Management
3 1 (25.00%) Ajax
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (25.00%) CMS
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (25.00%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) AWD
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) Xcode
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (25.00%) Calabash
2 1 (25.00%) Grunt
2 1 (25.00%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (25.00%) Bower
General
1 1 (25.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) J2EE
1 2 (50.00%) CSS
1 2 (50.00%) JSP
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
1 2 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) XSD
2 1 (25.00%) XSL
2 1 (25.00%) XSLT
2 1 (25.00%) XHTML
2 1 (25.00%) Ajax
2 1 (25.00%) HTML5
2 1 (25.00%) REST
2 1 (25.00%) Spring Boot
2 1 (25.00%) Struts
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) OOD
2 1 (25.00%) B2C
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Content Management
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Web Application Development
2 1 (25.00%) Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) FatWire