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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 47 51 58
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +7
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 8 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.97% 0.88% 2.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 1.12% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 9
Median daily rate £388 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £300 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £36.00 £36.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% +1.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-4.37% +11.11%
Unit Testing
East of England

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
341 447 452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 83.78% 78.84% 83.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 230 279
Median daily rate £425 £430 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £299 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £580 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 85 42
Median hourly rate £36.00 £36.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% +17.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex 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 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 3 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the Essex region over the 3 months to 3 December 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
Basildon +4 3 - -
Unit Testing
East of England

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 Essex region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (75.00%) Java
1 6 (75.00%) Unix
2 4 (50.00%) C++
2 4 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (50.00%) TDD
2 4 (50.00%) Pair Programming
2 4 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
2 4 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 3 (37.50%) Web Development
3 3 (37.50%) Sun
3 3 (37.50%) Sun Certification
3 3 (37.50%) PVCS
4 2 (25.00%) CSS
4 2 (25.00%) JSP
4 2 (25.00%) Web Services
4 2 (25.00%) XML
4 2 (25.00%) Extreme Programming
4 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (25.00%) Ant
4 2 (25.00%) J2EE
4 2 (25.00%) HTML
4 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) OO
4 2 (25.00%) RAD
4 2 (25.00%) XHTML

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) PVCS
2 2 (25.00%) Ant
General
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (25.00%) PL/SQL Developer
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Android Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Developer
3 1 (12.50%) iOS Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Ajax
1 2 (25.00%) CSS
1 2 (25.00%) HTML
1 2 (25.00%) HTML5
1 2 (25.00%) J2EE
1 2 (25.00%) JSP
1 2 (25.00%) LESS
1 2 (25.00%) Sass
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
1 2 (25.00%) XHTML
1 2 (25.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Unix
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (12.50%) Android
3 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Pair Programming
2 4 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
2 4 (50.00%) TDD
3 3 (37.50%) Web Development
4 2 (25.00%) Extreme Programming
4 2 (25.00%) OO
4 2 (25.00%) RAD
4 2 (25.00%) SOA
4 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (12.50%) Android Development
5 1 (12.50%) iOS Development
5 1 (12.50%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) C++
2 4 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 4 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) Apple Swift
4 1 (12.50%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) Sun
3 2 (25.00%) IBM