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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 47 50 44
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 8 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.61% 0.65% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 0.94% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 1
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£375 £500 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +72.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £32.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -12.16%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
369 318 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 74.40% 68.68% 66.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 154 156
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £215 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 54 68
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £32.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £20.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £42.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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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 23 July 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 23 July 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
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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
Colchester - 1 £360 -
Southend-on-Sea - - - -
Witham - - - - 1
Brentwood - - - -
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East of England

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 15 (68.18%) SQL
2 13 (59.09%) TDD
3 12 (54.55%) .NET
3 12 (54.55%) SQL Server
4 9 (40.91%) C#
4 9 (40.91%) Finance
5 7 (31.82%) Web Services
5 7 (31.82%) .NET Framework
5 7 (31.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (31.82%) Silverlight
6 6 (27.27%) Dimensional Modelling
6 6 (27.27%) Dependency Injection
6 6 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (27.27%) WPF
6 6 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
6 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET
6 6 (27.27%) MVC
6 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 6 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (22.73%) Unity DI Container
7 5 (22.73%) T-SQL
7 5 (22.73%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (22.73%) OOP
7 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
7 5 (22.73%) WCF
7 5 (22.73%) jQuery
7 5 (22.73%) MSTest
7 5 (22.73%) Rhino Mocks

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (4.55%) IIS
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.55%) CMS
1 1 (4.55%) MS Project Server
1 1 (4.55%) Umbraco
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) InfoPath
2 1 (4.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SAP FI
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (4.55%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) Internet
2 1 (4.55%) Firewall
2 1 (4.55%) NAS
2 1 (4.55%) IPv4
2 1 (4.55%) IPv6
2 1 (4.55%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 7 (31.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (22.73%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (18.18%) Data Mart
6 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
7 1 (4.55%) SQLPlus
7 1 (4.55%) Data Mining
7 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (4.55%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) MSTest
1 5 (22.73%) Rhino Mocks
2 3 (13.64%) QUnit
3 2 (9.09%) Jasmine
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (4.55%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (4.55%) NUnit
4 1 (4.55%) Subversion
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (4.55%) Moq
General
1 9 (40.91%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (81.82%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 4 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Senior Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Business Developer
5 2 (9.09%) C# Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Oracle Forms Developer
5 2 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (9.09%) WPF Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Oracle Applications Developer
6 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Designer
6 1 (4.55%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Systems Designer
6 1 (4.55%) Applications Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (54.55%) .NET
2 7 (31.82%) Web Services
2 7 (31.82%) .NET Framework
2 7 (31.82%) Silverlight
3 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET
3 6 (27.27%) WPF
4 5 (22.73%) Unity DI Container
4 5 (22.73%) WCF
4 5 (22.73%) jQuery
4 5 (22.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (18.18%) HTML
5 4 (18.18%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 3 (13.64%) AngularJS
6 3 (13.64%) WinForms
7 2 (9.09%) HTML5
7 2 (9.09%) SOAP
7 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (4.55%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Client/Server
1 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.55%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.55%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (4.55%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) TDD
2 6 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (27.27%) MVC
2 6 (27.27%) Dimensional Modelling
2 6 (27.27%) Dependency Injection
3 5 (22.73%) OOP
4 2 (9.09%) Data Modelling
4 2 (9.09%) Validation
4 2 (9.09%) Stress Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Integration Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Test Management
4 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
4 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Release Management
4 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
5 1 (4.55%) BDD
5 1 (4.55%) ATDD
5 1 (4.55%) Master Data Management
5 1 (4.55%) Dependency Management
5 1 (4.55%) Procure-to-pay
Programming Languages
1 15 (68.18%) SQL
2 9 (40.91%) C#
3 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 5 (22.73%) T-SQL
5 3 (13.64%) PL/SQL
6 2 (9.09%) VB
6 2 (9.09%) VB.NET
6 2 (9.09%) XAML
6 2 (9.09%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) ISEB
1 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle
3 2 (9.09%) SAP
4 1 (4.55%) HP
4 1 (4.55%) VMware