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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 57 52 39
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -13
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 16 4 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.91% 0.82% 4.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.45% 1.11% 5.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 18
Average daily rate
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£450 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £325 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £325 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+13.84% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
652 359 725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 77.90% 73.72% 72.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 171 360
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £597 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 24 37
Average hourly rate £15.00 £46.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.39% +55.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.70 £13.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.25 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unit Testing across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 16 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
Hertford - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
St Albans - - - - 1
Stevenage - - - -
Watford - - - -
Unit Testing
East of England

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 19 (79.17%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (58.33%) HTML
2 14 (58.33%) JavaScript
2 14 (58.33%) CSS
3 13 (54.17%) TDD
4 12 (50.00%) SQL
4 12 (50.00%) Apache
5 11 (45.83%) Java
5 11 (45.83%) Ant
5 11 (45.83%) Scrum
6 10 (41.67%) Linux
6 10 (41.67%) Subversion
6 10 (41.67%) Marketing
6 10 (41.67%) Git (software)
6 10 (41.67%) BDD
7 9 (37.50%) Selenium
7 9 (37.50%) Spring
7 9 (37.50%) Maven
7 9 (37.50%) Ajax
7 9 (37.50%) Web Services
7 9 (37.50%) XML
8 8 (33.33%) JSP
9 7 (29.17%) UNIX
9 7 (29.17%) JUnit
9 7 (29.17%) MVC
9 7 (29.17%) QA
9 7 (29.17%) Relational Database
10 6 (25.00%) User Experience
10 6 (25.00%) JSON
10 6 (25.00%) Performance Testing

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 12 (50.00%) Apache
2 6 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 6 (25.00%) CMS
3 4 (16.67%) lighttpd
3 4 (16.67%) Node.js
4 2 (8.33%) Apache ServiceMix
4 2 (8.33%) Liferay
4 2 (8.33%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (4.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) Relational Database
2 6 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 6 (25.00%) MySQL
2 6 (25.00%) RDBMS
3 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (8.33%) JasperReports
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
5 1 (4.17%) MS Access
5 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (4.17%) Data Mining
5 1 (4.17%) Star Schema
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (4.17%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 11 (45.83%) Ant
2 10 (41.67%) Git (software)
2 10 (41.67%) Subversion
3 9 (37.50%) Maven
3 9 (37.50%) Selenium
4 7 (29.17%) JUnit
5 6 (25.00%) Eclipse
5 6 (25.00%) IntelliJ
5 6 (25.00%) Mockito
6 4 (16.67%) Grunt
7 3 (12.50%) JIRA
7 3 (12.50%) Cucumber
8 2 (8.33%) Jasmine
9 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (41.67%) Marketing
2 6 (25.00%) Finance
3 5 (20.83%) Retail
4 1 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (83.33%) Developer
2 7 (29.17%) Senior Developer
2 7 (29.17%) Java Developer
3 6 (25.00%) Front-End Developer
3 6 (25.00%) Senior Front-End Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Test Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Automated Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Lead Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Portal Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Informatica ETL Developer
6 1 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (4.17%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.17%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (58.33%) HTML
1 14 (58.33%) CSS
2 9 (37.50%) Web Services
2 9 (37.50%) XML
2 9 (37.50%) Spring
2 9 (37.50%) Ajax
3 8 (33.33%) JSP
4 6 (25.00%) SOAP
4 6 (25.00%) JDBC
4 6 (25.00%) JSON
4 6 (25.00%) HTML5
4 6 (25.00%) REST
4 6 (25.00%) CSS3
5 5 (20.83%) J2EE
6 3 (12.50%) Hibernate
7 2 (8.33%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (8.33%) JSF
7 2 (8.33%) XHTML
7 2 (8.33%) XML Schema
7 2 (8.33%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Open Source
1 6 (25.00%) User Experience
2 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.33%) GIS
4 1 (4.17%) PKI
4 1 (4.17%) Data Integration
4 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (41.67%) Linux
2 7 (29.17%) UNIX
3 2 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (79.17%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (54.17%) TDD
3 11 (45.83%) Scrum
4 10 (41.67%) BDD
5 7 (29.17%) MVC
6 6 (25.00%) OO
6 6 (25.00%) Waterfall
6 6 (25.00%) Performance Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Web Development
7 4 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (16.67%) Web Design
8 3 (12.50%) UML
8 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
9 2 (8.33%) Data Migration
9 2 (8.33%) Migration
9 2 (8.33%) RUP
9 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
9 2 (8.33%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 14 (58.33%) JavaScript
2 12 (50.00%) SQL
3 11 (45.83%) Java
4 2 (8.33%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) ISEB
2 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) CTC Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (29.17%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) ATG
3 1 (4.17%) Business Objects
3 1 (4.17%) Informatica