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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 54 39 40
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +1
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 6 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.23% 2.63% 1.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 3.96% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 1
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£425 £371 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.55% +27.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £337
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.51%
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
392 328 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 80.33% 66.40% 66.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 176 143
Average daily rate £425 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 39 62
Average hourly rate £33.49 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.77% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.98 £37.50 £39.14
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 22 September 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 22 September 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
Brentwood - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Southend-on-Sea - - - -
Witham - - - -
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 18 (81.82%) TDD
2 17 (77.27%) SQL
3 14 (63.64%) SQL Server
4 11 (50.00%) .NET
4 11 (50.00%) C#
4 11 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (40.91%) Dimensional Modelling
5 9 (40.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (40.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (40.91%) JavaScript
5 9 (40.91%) Finance
5 9 (40.91%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (40.91%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (36.36%) .NET Framework
6 8 (36.36%) WCF
6 8 (36.36%) WPF
6 8 (36.36%) Silverlight
7 7 (31.82%) jQuery
7 7 (31.82%) MVC
7 7 (31.82%) T-SQL
7 7 (31.82%) ASP.NET
7 7 (31.82%) Web Services
7 7 (31.82%) OOP
7 7 (31.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 7 (31.82%) MSTest
7 7 (31.82%) Rhino Mocks
8 6 (27.27%) Dependency Injection
8 6 (27.27%) AngularJS
8 6 (27.27%) Unity DI Container
8 6 (27.27%) MS Excel

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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%) Umbraco
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SAP FI
1 1 (4.55%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (4.55%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 11 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (40.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (40.91%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (40.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (22.73%) Data Mart
4 5 (22.73%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (4.55%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (31.82%) MSTest
1 7 (31.82%) Rhino Mocks
2 5 (22.73%) QUnit
3 4 (18.18%) Jasmine
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (4.55%) Moq
4 1 (4.55%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (4.55%) Subversion
General
1 9 (40.91%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (86.36%) Developer
2 9 (40.91%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 6 (27.27%) Senior Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Business Developer
5 3 (13.64%) .NET Developer
6 2 (9.09%) WPF Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Architect
7 1 (4.55%) C# Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Test Leader
7 1 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (50.00%) .NET
2 8 (36.36%) WCF
2 8 (36.36%) WPF
2 8 (36.36%) Silverlight
2 8 (36.36%) .NET Framework
3 7 (31.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 7 (31.82%) jQuery
3 7 (31.82%) ASP.NET
3 7 (31.82%) Web Services
4 6 (27.27%) AngularJS
4 6 (27.27%) Unity DI Container
4 6 (27.27%) HTML
5 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (22.73%) HTML5
6 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 4 (18.18%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (4.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (4.55%) JSON
7 1 (4.55%) XML
7 1 (4.55%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.55%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (81.82%) TDD
2 9 (40.91%) Dimensional Modelling
2 9 (40.91%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (31.82%) OOP
3 7 (31.82%) MVC
4 6 (27.27%) Dependency Injection
5 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Validation
5 2 (9.09%) Stress Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Integration Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Test Management
5 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
6 1 (4.55%) Data Protection
6 1 (4.55%) SAP Implementation
6 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.55%) Workflow
6 1 (4.55%) ITIL
6 1 (4.55%) B2B
6 1 (4.55%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 17 (77.27%) SQL
2 11 (50.00%) C#
3 9 (40.91%) JavaScript
4 7 (31.82%) T-SQL
5 2 (9.09%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) ISEB
1 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) SAP
3 1 (4.55%) HP