The table below looks at the statistics for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Home Counties region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 4 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 11 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 35.48% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 39.29% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£413 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -3.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -12.75%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Home Counties region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Home Counties
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
28 16 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 90.32% 66.67% 83.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 12
Average daily rate £413 £350 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the Home Counties region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the Home Counties

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

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in the Home Counties

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the Home Counties

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

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the Home Counties

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Home Counties

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Home Counties 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 11 (100.00%) SQL
1 11 (100.00%) UNIX
2 8 (72.73%) ETL
2 8 (72.73%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (72.73%) PL/SQL
2 8 (72.73%) Teradata
2 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (72.73%) T-SQL
2 8 (72.73%) Oracle
2 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 8 (72.73%) Data Analysis
2 8 (72.73%) Pentaho
2 8 (72.73%) Data Integration
2 8 (72.73%) Oracle Database
3 3 (27.27%) TDD
3 3 (27.27%) Subversion
3 3 (27.27%) Scrum
3 3 (27.27%) RDBMS
3 3 (27.27%) Eclipse
3 3 (27.27%) IntelliJ
3 3 (27.27%) MVC
3 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
3 3 (27.27%) Ant
3 3 (27.27%) JUnit
3 3 (27.27%) CSS
3 3 (27.27%) JDBC
3 3 (27.27%) JSP
3 3 (27.27%) SOAP
3 3 (27.27%) Web Services
3 3 (27.27%) XML

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Home Counties 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 3 (27.27%) Apache
1 3 (27.27%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
1 8 (72.73%) Pentaho
1 8 (72.73%) Oracle Database
2 3 (27.27%) Relational Database
2 3 (27.27%) RDBMS
2 3 (27.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Ant
1 3 (27.27%) JUnit
1 3 (27.27%) Eclipse
1 3 (27.27%) IntelliJ
1 3 (27.27%) Subversion
1 3 (27.27%) Maven
1 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
1 3 (27.27%) Mockito
General
1 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
1 3 (27.27%) Marketing
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Developer
2 7 (63.64%) Database Developer
2 7 (63.64%) ETL Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Data Integration Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) HTML
1 3 (27.27%) CSS
1 3 (27.27%) JDBC
1 3 (27.27%) JSP
1 3 (27.27%) SOAP
1 3 (27.27%) Web Services
1 3 (27.27%) XML
1 3 (27.27%) Spring
1 3 (27.27%) Ajax
1 3 (27.27%) JSON
1 3 (27.27%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) UNIX
2 3 (27.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) ETL
1 8 (72.73%) Business Intelligence
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (72.73%) Data Analysis
2 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
2 3 (27.27%) BDD
2 3 (27.27%) TDD
2 3 (27.27%) MVC
2 3 (27.27%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) SQL
2 8 (72.73%) T-SQL
2 8 (72.73%) PL/SQL
3 3 (27.27%) Java
3 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Oracle
1 8 (72.73%) Teradata