The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 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 Essex 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 51 43 42
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 15 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.97% 0.73% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.60% 1.07% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 1
Average daily rate £363 £285 £198
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.19% +44.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +6.55%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
577 281 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 75.92% 68.20% 66.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 137 145
Average daily rate £400 £334 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.85% -11.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £205 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £453 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 57 39
Average hourly rate £37.50 £33.00 £27.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +19.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £25.80 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £43.82
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Unit Testing
East of England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unit Testing across the Essex region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Basildon - 3 £350 -
Brentwood - 1 - -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £420 -
Chelmsford - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Unit Testing
East of England

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 10 (62.50%) SQL
1 10 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 8 (50.00%) .NET
3 7 (43.75%) TDD
4 5 (31.25%) Finance
4 5 (31.25%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (31.25%) Dimensional Modelling
4 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (25.00%) Silverlight
5 4 (25.00%) MVC
5 4 (25.00%) WinForms
5 4 (25.00%) Oracle
5 4 (25.00%) C#
5 4 (25.00%) PL/SQL
5 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
6 3 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (18.75%) Client/Server
6 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
6 3 (18.75%) VB
6 3 (18.75%) VB.NET
6 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
6 3 (18.75%) VB6
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (18.75%) Release Management
6 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 (6.25%) IIS
1 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
1 1 (6.25%) CMS
1 1 (6.25%) MS Project Server
1 1 (6.25%) Umbraco
1 1 (6.25%) Liferay
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) IPv4
1 1 (6.25%) IPv6
1 1 (6.25%) SAN
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
1 1 (6.25%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (12.50%) Data Mart
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
6 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
6 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (6.25%) SQLPlus
6 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (6.25%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (6.25%) NUnit
2 1 (6.25%) Subversion
2 1 (6.25%) Moq
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Oracle Developer
3 4 (25.00%) .NET Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Oracle Forms Developer
5 2 (12.50%) C# Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Business Developer
5 2 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Designer
6 1 (6.25%) Technical Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Systems Designer
6 1 (6.25%) Applications Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Java Software Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Oracle Applications Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (25.00%) WinForms
2 4 (25.00%) Silverlight
3 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
3 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (12.50%) SOAP
4 2 (12.50%) Web Services
4 2 (12.50%) .NET Framework
4 2 (12.50%) WPF
5 1 (6.25%) HTML
5 1 (6.25%) JSF
5 1 (6.25%) LINQ
5 1 (6.25%) GWT
5 1 (6.25%) jQuery
5 1 (6.25%) RESTful
5 1 (6.25%) JSON
5 1 (6.25%) MDX
5 1 (6.25%) WCF
5 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.25%) N-Tier
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) TDD
2 5 (31.25%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (31.25%) Dimensional Modelling
3 4 (25.00%) MVC
4 3 (18.75%) Release Management
5 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 2 (12.50%) ETL
5 2 (12.50%) OO
5 2 (12.50%) Data Modelling
6 1 (6.25%) SOA
6 1 (6.25%) UML
6 1 (6.25%) OOA/OOD
6 1 (6.25%) B2B
6 1 (6.25%) B2C
6 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
6 1 (6.25%) Project Management
6 1 (6.25%) Data Management
6 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
6 1 (6.25%) Information Management
6 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) C#
2 4 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
3 3 (18.75%) VB
3 3 (18.75%) VB.NET
3 3 (18.75%) VB6
4 1 (6.25%) VBA
4 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
4 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
1 1 (6.25%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) VMware
2 1 (6.25%) JBoss
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