The table below looks at the statistics for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unit Testing
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 52 48 50
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 3 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.50% 1.01% 2.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 1.36% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Median daily rate - £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -18.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.37% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.88 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-0.30% +9.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
460 440 483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 77.31% 73.83% 75.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 229 248
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 39 24
Median hourly rate £46.73 £37.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.60% +11.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £15.00 £15.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Unit Testing across the Hertfordshire region.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the Hertfordshire region.

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 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
Watford - 2 - -
Letchworth - 1 - - 3
Unit Testing
East of England

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (63.64%) SQL
3 6 (54.55%) C#
3 6 (54.55%) Oracle
3 6 (54.55%) .NET
3 6 (54.55%) .NET Framework
4 5 (45.45%) MVC
4 5 (45.45%) Finance
4 5 (45.45%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (45.45%) ETL
4 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
4 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
4 5 (45.45%) Entity Framework
4 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (36.36%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (36.36%) Relational Database
5 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (36.36%) Scrum
5 4 (36.36%) TDD
6 3 (27.27%) Retail
6 3 (27.27%) Data Mart
6 3 (27.27%) Legal
6 3 (27.27%) Validation
6 3 (27.27%) RDBMS
6 3 (27.27%) ERwin
6 3 (27.27%) Informatica
6 3 (27.27%) PowerCenter
6 3 (27.27%) Dimensional Modelling
6 3 (27.27%) Data Extraction
6 3 (27.27%) Process Improvement

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 1 (9.09%) IIS
1 1 (9.09%) NServiceBus
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (36.36%) Relational Database
3 3 (27.27%) Data Mart
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database
3 3 (27.27%) PowerCenter
3 3 (27.27%) RDBMS
4 1 (9.09%) MySQL
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) ERwin
1 3 (27.27%) Protractor
1 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Legal
2 3 (27.27%) Retail
3 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Developer
2 5 (45.45%) .NET Developer
2 5 (45.45%) C# .NET Developer
2 5 (45.45%) C# Developer
3 3 (27.27%) .NET Software Developer
3 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 3 (27.27%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (27.27%) C# Software Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Software Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Applications Consultant
4 2 (18.18%) Consultant
4 2 (18.18%) Functional Consultant
4 2 (18.18%) Informatica Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle Applications Functional Consultant
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle Consultant
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle Functional Consultant
4 2 (18.18%) Server Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) .NET Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) .NET
1 6 (54.55%) .NET Framework
2 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
2 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET Web API
2 5 (45.45%) Entity Framework
3 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (27.27%) AngularJS
5 2 (18.18%) CSS
5 2 (18.18%) HTML
5 2 (18.18%) SOAP
5 2 (18.18%) XML
6 1 (9.09%) ADO.NET
6 1 (9.09%) Ajax
6 1 (9.09%) JSON
6 1 (9.09%) MSMQ
6 1 (9.09%) NHibernate
6 1 (9.09%) REST
6 1 (9.09%) WCF
6 1 (9.09%) XSL
6 1 (9.09%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) RIA
1 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) ETL
2 5 (45.45%) MVC
3 4 (36.36%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (36.36%) Scrum
3 4 (36.36%) TDD
4 3 (27.27%) ATDD
4 3 (27.27%) Data Extraction
4 3 (27.27%) Data Transformation
4 3 (27.27%) Dimensional Modelling
4 3 (27.27%) Process Improvement
4 3 (27.27%) Validation
5 2 (18.18%) Business Process Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) E-business
5 2 (18.18%) Merchandise Planning
5 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Web Development
6 1 (9.09%) Change Control
6 1 (9.09%) DevOps
6 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) C#
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Oracle
2 3 (27.27%) Informatica
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft