The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 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 Hertfordshire 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 59 54 61
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 9 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.17% 1.10% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 1.41% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 7
Average daily rate £413 £450 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £354 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £510 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +6.55%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
544 495 660
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 70.65% 77.46% 69.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 261 318
Average daily rate £413 £410 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £261 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 15 59
Average hourly rate £32.50 £16.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.12% -54.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £36.15 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Unit Testing
East of England

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
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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Stevenage -7 1 - -
Watford - - - - 3
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Hertford - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Unit Testing
East of England

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (67.86%) HTML
2 18 (64.29%) CSS
2 18 (64.29%) TDD
3 15 (53.57%) SQL Server
4 14 (50.00%) XML
4 14 (50.00%) MVC
4 14 (50.00%) HTML5
4 14 (50.00%) CSS3
5 13 (46.43%) OO
5 13 (46.43%) .NET
5 13 (46.43%) Git (software)
6 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (42.86%) C#
6 12 (42.86%) JavaScript
6 12 (42.86%) Web Services
7 11 (39.29%) Ajax
8 10 (35.71%) NUnit
8 10 (35.71%) ASP.NET
9 9 (32.14%) SQL
9 9 (32.14%) BDD
10 8 (28.57%) Node.js
10 8 (28.57%) Relational Database
10 8 (28.57%) QA
11 7 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (25.00%) Marketing
11 7 (25.00%) Visual Studio
11 7 (25.00%) XSLT
11 7 (25.00%) Linux
11 7 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 7 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 8 (28.57%) Node.js
2 4 (14.29%) CMS
2 4 (14.29%) Apache
3 3 (10.71%) Tomcat
4 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
4 2 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (3.57%) Liferay
5 1 (3.57%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (3.57%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.14%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (53.57%) SQL Server
2 8 (28.57%) Relational Database
3 7 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (21.43%) RavenDB
4 6 (21.43%) Neo4j
5 3 (10.71%) NoSQL
5 3 (10.71%) RDBMS
5 3 (10.71%) MySQL
6 2 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (3.57%) JasperReports
7 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (46.43%) Git (software)
2 10 (35.71%) NUnit
3 7 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 6 (21.43%) TeamCity
4 6 (21.43%) Jasmine
5 4 (14.29%) MSTest
5 4 (14.29%) Maven
5 4 (14.29%) Selenium
6 3 (10.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (10.71%) Mockito
6 3 (10.71%) NCover
6 3 (10.71%) Ant
6 3 (10.71%) JUnit
6 3 (10.71%) Subversion
6 3 (10.71%) Eclipse
6 3 (10.71%) IntelliJ
7 2 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (3.57%) TestDirector
8 1 (3.57%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7 (25.00%) Marketing
2 5 (17.86%) Finance
3 3 (10.71%) Legal
4 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (71.43%) Developer
2 5 (17.86%) UI Developer
2 5 (17.86%) UI Programmer
3 4 (14.29%) Java Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Developer
4 3 (10.71%) C# Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Portal Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Leader
5 2 (7.14%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.57%) VB6 Developer
6 1 (3.57%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (3.57%) UI Designer
6 1 (3.57%) Designer
6 1 (3.57%) User Experience Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) VB Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (67.86%) HTML
2 18 (64.29%) CSS
3 14 (50.00%) XML
3 14 (50.00%) HTML5
3 14 (50.00%) CSS3
4 13 (46.43%) .NET
5 12 (42.86%) Web Services
6 11 (39.29%) Ajax
7 10 (35.71%) ASP.NET
8 7 (25.00%) XSLT
8 7 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (25.00%) RESTful
8 7 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 6 (21.43%) KnockoutJS
9 6 (21.43%) RabbitMQ
9 6 (21.43%) XHTML
10 5 (17.86%) Semantic HTML
11 4 (14.29%) Spring
11 4 (14.29%) JSP
12 3 (10.71%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) N-Tier
1 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.57%) W3C
2 1 (3.57%) GIS
2 1 (3.57%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.00%) Linux
2 6 (21.43%) Windows
3 4 (14.29%) CentOS
4 3 (10.71%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (64.29%) TDD
2 14 (50.00%) MVC
3 13 (46.43%) OO
4 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (32.14%) BDD
6 6 (21.43%) Responsive Web Design
6 6 (21.43%) CQRS
7 5 (17.86%) Scrum
7 5 (17.86%) Web Design
7 5 (17.86%) Web Development
7 5 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (17.86%) Web Accessibility
7 5 (17.86%) Domain-Driven Design
8 4 (14.29%) OOA/OOD
8 4 (14.29%) UML
9 3 (10.71%) Code Coverage
9 3 (10.71%) Test Automation
9 3 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (10.71%) Performance Testing
9 3 (10.71%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (42.86%) C#
1 12 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 9 (32.14%) SQL
3 6 (21.43%) XPath
3 6 (21.43%) PowerShell
3 6 (21.43%) Java
4 2 (7.14%) VB
4 2 (7.14%) VB6
5 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) MCSD
2 1 (3.57%) MCSE
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.57%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) Section 508
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Apple
2 4 (14.29%) Oracle
3 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.57%) Interwoven
4 1 (3.57%) Stellent
4 1 (3.57%) Endeca
4 1 (3.57%) Yahoo!
4 1 (3.57%) hybris