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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 52 54 52
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 11 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.74% 2.09% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% 2.86% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 14 8
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
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
458 525 490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 72.58% 73.32% 76.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 271 279
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £513 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 31 13
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.50 £11.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 5 March 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
Hemel Hempstead - 8 - -
Hertford - 1 £400 -
Letchworth - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
St Albans - - - - 1
Ware - - - -
Watford - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Unit Testing
East of England

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 25 (86.21%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (75.86%) HTML
2 22 (75.86%) JavaScript
3 19 (65.52%) Ant
3 19 (65.52%) CSS
3 19 (65.52%) XML
3 19 (65.52%) MVC
3 19 (65.52%) Git (software)
4 18 (62.07%) Java
5 16 (55.17%) JUnit
6 15 (51.72%) JSON
7 13 (44.83%) Selenium
7 13 (44.83%) Oracle
8 12 (41.38%) HTML5
8 12 (41.38%) CSS3
9 11 (37.93%) jQuery
9 11 (37.93%) SQL
9 11 (37.93%) Web Services
9 11 (37.93%) Apache
9 11 (37.93%) Telecoms
10 10 (34.48%) Linux
10 10 (34.48%) UML
10 10 (34.48%) Security Cleared
10 10 (34.48%) JIRA
10 10 (34.48%) Subversion
10 10 (34.48%) Relational Database
11 9 (31.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 9 (31.03%) Talend
11 9 (31.03%) AngularJS
11 9 (31.03%) Apache Camel

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 11 (37.93%) Apache
2 9 (31.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 9 (31.03%) WebSphere
2 9 (31.03%) JBoss
2 9 (31.03%) WebLogic
2 9 (31.03%) MQSeries
3 7 (24.14%) Tomcat
4 3 (10.34%) Node.js
4 3 (10.34%) lighttpd
4 3 (10.34%) CMS
5 1 (3.45%) Liferay
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (3.45%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) Internet
2 3 (10.34%) FTP
3 1 (3.45%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (34.48%) Relational Database
2 7 (24.14%) RDBMS
2 7 (24.14%) MySQL
3 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
4 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (10.34%) DTS
4 3 (10.34%) NoSQL
4 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (10.34%) Data Mart
4 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database
5 2 (6.90%) PowerCenter
5 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (3.45%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 19 (65.52%) Ant
1 19 (65.52%) Git (software)
2 16 (55.17%) JUnit
3 13 (44.83%) Selenium
4 10 (34.48%) JIRA
4 10 (34.48%) Subversion
5 9 (31.03%) Talend Open Studio
6 8 (27.59%) Maven
7 7 (24.14%) Mockito
7 7 (24.14%) Eclipse
7 7 (24.14%) IntelliJ
8 3 (10.34%) ERwin
8 3 (10.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (10.34%) Grunt
9 1 (3.45%) Cucumber
General
1 11 (37.93%) Telecoms
2 7 (24.14%) Finance
3 6 (20.69%) Marketing
4 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (62.07%) Developer
2 9 (31.03%) Software Engineer
2 9 (31.03%) Java Software Engineer
3 8 (27.59%) Java Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Software Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Front-End Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Front-End Developer
4 3 (10.34%) ETL Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Software Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Java Software Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Lead Software Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Automated Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Informatica ETL Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Informatica Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Demandware Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (75.86%) HTML
2 19 (65.52%) CSS
2 19 (65.52%) XML
3 15 (51.72%) JSON
4 12 (41.38%) HTML5
4 12 (41.38%) CSS3
5 11 (37.93%) jQuery
5 11 (37.93%) Web Services
6 9 (31.03%) AngularJS
6 9 (31.03%) Apache Camel
6 9 (31.03%) PhoneGap
7 8 (27.59%) Ajax
7 8 (27.59%) Spring
8 7 (24.14%) REST
8 7 (24.14%) JDBC
8 7 (24.14%) JSP
8 7 (24.14%) SOAP
9 4 (13.79%) DHTML
10 3 (10.34%) .NET
10 3 (10.34%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Open Source
2 3 (10.34%) Data Integration
2 3 (10.34%) User Experience
2 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 10 (34.48%) Linux
2 7 (24.14%) UNIX
3 4 (13.79%) Windows
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (86.21%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (65.52%) MVC
3 10 (34.48%) UML
4 9 (31.03%) TDD
4 9 (31.03%) Scrum
4 9 (31.03%) Software Engineering
4 9 (31.03%) BDD
4 9 (31.03%) OOP
4 9 (31.03%) SOA
5 7 (24.14%) Waterfall
6 6 (20.69%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (13.79%) Mentoring
8 3 (10.34%) ETL
8 3 (10.34%) OO
8 3 (10.34%) Dimensional Modelling
8 3 (10.34%) Performance Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Database Tuning
8 3 (10.34%) Web Design
8 3 (10.34%) Responsive Web Design
9 2 (6.90%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 22 (75.86%) JavaScript
2 18 (62.07%) Java
3 11 (37.93%) SQL
4 9 (31.03%) Ruby
4 9 (31.03%) Python
5 3 (10.34%) C#
5 3 (10.34%) T-SQL
5 3 (10.34%) VBScript
5 3 (10.34%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) Security Cleared
2 8 (27.59%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) ISEB
3 1 (3.45%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.45%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (44.83%) Oracle
2 9 (31.03%) Talend
3 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.34%) Informatica
4 1 (3.45%) Demandware