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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 53 49 54
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 10 16 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.50% 2.54% 2.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 3.65% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 15 9
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +10.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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
488 438 551
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 73.16% 69.63% 69.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 227 321
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 28 22
Average hourly rate £36.00 £25.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £104.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015. 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 - 1 £400 -
Letchworth - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Royston - - - -
St Albans - - - - 3
Ware - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Unit Testing
East of England

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 33 (89.19%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (70.27%) HTML
2 26 (70.27%) JavaScript
3 23 (62.16%) Ant
3 23 (62.16%) CSS
3 23 (62.16%) Git (software)
4 20 (54.05%) XML
5 19 (51.35%) Java
5 19 (51.35%) MVC
6 18 (48.65%) Apache
7 17 (45.95%) Linux
7 17 (45.95%) TDD
7 17 (45.95%) Subversion
8 16 (43.24%) SQL
8 16 (43.24%) JUnit
8 16 (43.24%) BDD
9 15 (40.54%) Web Services
9 15 (40.54%) JSON
10 14 (37.84%) Selenium
11 13 (35.14%) Marketing
11 13 (35.14%) Scrum
11 13 (35.14%) HTML5
11 13 (35.14%) CSS3
11 13 (35.14%) Relational Database
12 11 (29.73%) Spring
12 11 (29.73%) Maven
12 11 (29.73%) Ajax
12 11 (29.73%) Oracle
13 10 (27.03%) JDBC
13 10 (27.03%) JSP

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 18 (48.65%) Apache
2 10 (27.03%) Tomcat
3 7 (18.92%) lighttpd
3 7 (18.92%) Node.js
4 6 (16.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (16.22%) CMS
4 6 (16.22%) WebSphere
4 6 (16.22%) JBoss
4 6 (16.22%) WebLogic
4 6 (16.22%) MQSeries
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (2.70%) Liferay
5 1 (2.70%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Office
2 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.62%) Internet
2 3 (8.11%) FTP
3 1 (2.70%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (35.14%) Relational Database
2 10 (27.03%) MySQL
2 10 (27.03%) RDBMS
3 6 (16.22%) NoSQL
4 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
5 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (8.11%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (8.11%) Data Mart
6 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (8.11%) DTS
6 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (8.11%) Oracle Database
7 2 (5.41%) PowerCenter
7 2 (5.41%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (2.70%) JasperReports
8 1 (2.70%) MS Access
8 1 (2.70%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 23 (62.16%) Ant
1 23 (62.16%) Git (software)
2 17 (45.95%) Subversion
3 16 (43.24%) JUnit
4 14 (37.84%) Selenium
5 11 (29.73%) Maven
6 10 (27.03%) Eclipse
6 10 (27.03%) IntelliJ
6 10 (27.03%) Mockito
7 8 (21.62%) JIRA
8 7 (18.92%) Grunt
9 6 (16.22%) Talend Open Studio
10 3 (8.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (8.11%) ERwin
10 3 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (5.41%) Cucumber
12 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (35.14%) Marketing
2 10 (27.03%) Finance
3 8 (21.62%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.41%) Retail
5 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 28 (75.68%) Developer
2 11 (29.73%) Java Developer
3 7 (18.92%) Senior Developer
3 7 (18.92%) Front-End Developer
3 7 (18.92%) Senior Front-End Developer
4 6 (16.22%) Java Software Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) Software Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) ETL Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Software Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Automated Test Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Test Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Java Software Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Informatica Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Technical Leader
7 1 (2.70%) Lead Software Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Oracle Developer
7 1 (2.70%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (70.27%) HTML
2 23 (62.16%) CSS
3 20 (54.05%) XML
4 15 (40.54%) Web Services
4 15 (40.54%) JSON
5 13 (35.14%) HTML5
5 13 (35.14%) CSS3
6 11 (29.73%) Spring
6 11 (29.73%) Ajax
7 10 (27.03%) JDBC
7 10 (27.03%) JSP
7 10 (27.03%) SOAP
7 10 (27.03%) REST
8 8 (21.62%) jQuery
9 6 (16.22%) Apache Camel
9 6 (16.22%) AngularJS
9 6 (16.22%) PhoneGap
10 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET
10 4 (10.81%) .NET
10 4 (10.81%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Open Source
2 7 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (16.22%) User Experience
4 3 (8.11%) Data Integration
5 1 (2.70%) PKI
5 1 (2.70%) GIS
5 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.70%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 17 (45.95%) Linux
2 10 (27.03%) UNIX
3 4 (10.81%) Windows
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (89.19%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (51.35%) MVC
3 17 (45.95%) TDD
4 16 (43.24%) BDD
5 13 (35.14%) Scrum
6 10 (27.03%) Waterfall
7 7 (18.92%) UML
7 7 (18.92%) OO
7 7 (18.92%) Web Design
7 7 (18.92%) Responsive Web Design
8 6 (16.22%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (16.22%) Software Engineering
8 6 (16.22%) Performance Testing
8 6 (16.22%) OOP
8 6 (16.22%) SOA
9 4 (10.81%) Web Development
10 3 (8.11%) Dimensional Modelling
10 3 (8.11%) ETL
10 3 (8.11%) Database Tuning
10 3 (8.11%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 26 (70.27%) JavaScript
2 19 (51.35%) Java
3 16 (43.24%) SQL
4 6 (16.22%) Ruby
4 6 (16.22%) Python
5 4 (10.81%) C#
6 3 (8.11%) T-SQL
6 3 (8.11%) VBScript
6 3 (8.11%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
2 6 (16.22%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.41%) ISEB
4 1 (2.70%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) QA
2 2 (5.41%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 11 (29.73%) Oracle
2 6 (16.22%) Talend
3 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.11%) Informatica
4 1 (2.70%) ATG
4 1 (2.70%) Demandware
Hertfordshire
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