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 21 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 55 53 39
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -14
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 2 15 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.40% 1.99% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 2.62% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 3
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£277 £363 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.58% +27.19%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
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
371 573 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 73.90% 76.10% 68.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 336 142
Average daily rate £400 £400 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £260 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £560 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 34 55
Average hourly rate £38.43 £37.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £16.50 £27.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

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
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 21 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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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
Brentwood -5 2 £277 - 2
Chelmsford - - - - 2
Colchester - - - -
Unit Testing
East of England

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Xcode
2 4 (44.44%) Java
2 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) J2EE
2 4 (44.44%) Web Services
2 4 (44.44%) JSP
2 4 (44.44%) Manual Testing
2 4 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (44.44%) Cucumber
2 4 (44.44%) Apple iOS
2 4 (44.44%) Jenkins
2 4 (44.44%) Automation Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Calabash
2 4 (44.44%) Grunt
2 4 (44.44%) Karma Test Runner
2 4 (44.44%) Bower
3 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 3 (33.33%) Content Management
3 3 (33.33%) XML
3 3 (33.33%) HTML
3 3 (33.33%) CSS
3 3 (33.33%) B2C
3 3 (33.33%) Validation
3 3 (33.33%) CMS
3 3 (33.33%) FatWire
4 2 (22.22%) XHTML
4 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
4 2 (22.22%) Windows

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 3 (33.33%) CMS
2 2 (22.22%) WebSphere
3 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) AWD
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Jenkins
1 4 (44.44%) Calabash
1 4 (44.44%) Grunt
1 4 (44.44%) Karma Test Runner
1 4 (44.44%) Bower
1 4 (44.44%) Xcode
1 4 (44.44%) Cucumber
2 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (22.22%) Legal
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Test Specialist
3 2 (22.22%) AWS Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) J2EE
1 4 (44.44%) JSP
1 4 (44.44%) Web Services
2 3 (33.33%) XML
2 3 (33.33%) CSS
2 3 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (22.22%) XHTML
3 2 (22.22%) Ajax
3 2 (22.22%) HTML5
4 1 (11.11%) Struts
4 1 (11.11%) XSD
4 1 (11.11%) XSL
4 1 (11.11%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Apple iOS
2 2 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Manual Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Automation Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Content Management
3 3 (33.33%) B2C
3 3 (33.33%) Validation
4 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
4 2 (22.22%) Analytics
5 1 (11.11%) Web Application Development
5 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
5 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (11.11%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
1 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) FatWire
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft