The table below looks at the statistics for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 132 95 105
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +10
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 399 563 511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.66% 2.25% 1.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.13% 2.90% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 386 364
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+13.84% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £60.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +93.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.51%
Unit Testing
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 London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18702 19426 19753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.66% 77.51% 75.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 13186 13576 13307
Average daily rate £450 £450 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 245 371
Average hourly rate £21.62 £21.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.55% -33.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in London

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in London

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unit Testing across the London region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Histogram in London

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in London

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 17 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
City of London -1 104 £475 +11.76% 43
Canary Wharf +19 4 £475 -1.85%
Hounslow +2 2 - -
Romford - 1 £550 -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Westminster - - - - 1
Croydon - - - -
Dagenham - - - -
Harrow - - - - 1
Hammersmith - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Teddington - - - - 2
Upminster - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Ilford - - - -
Isleworth - - - - 2
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Unit Testing
England

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 456 (54.87%) Agile Software Development
2 250 (30.08%) TDD
3 249 (29.96%) HTML
4 245 (29.48%) Java
5 226 (27.20%) JavaScript
6 213 (25.63%) .NET
7 212 (25.51%) SQL
8 209 (25.15%) C#
9 204 (24.55%) CSS
10 194 (23.35%) Web Services
11 193 (23.23%) Continuous Integration
12 192 (23.10%) OO
13 185 (22.26%) MVC
14 182 (21.90%) Scrum
15 169 (20.34%) Oracle
16 156 (18.77%) SQL Server
16 156 (18.77%) Finance
17 133 (16.00%) HTML5
18 129 (15.52%) XML
19 125 (15.04%) ASP.NET
20 124 (14.92%) jQuery
21 121 (14.56%) Banking
22 112 (13.48%) Git (software)
23 108 (13.00%) QA
24 96 (11.55%) E-Commerce
25 95 (11.43%) CSS3
26 93 (11.19%) Linux
27 92 (11.07%) Microsoft
28 91 (10.95%) OOP
28 91 (10.95%) Spring

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 47 (5.66%) Apache
2 41 (4.93%) CMS
3 40 (4.81%) Tomcat
4 32 (3.85%) Node.js
5 27 (3.25%) IIS
6 25 (3.01%) Jetty
6 25 (3.01%) WebSphere
7 21 (2.53%) SharePoint
8 19 (2.29%) Oracle Workflow
9 14 (1.68%) Confluence
9 14 (1.68%) nginx
10 11 (1.32%) Apache Solr
10 11 (1.32%) Oracle Coherence
11 10 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
11 10 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (0.84%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.72%) Umbraco
14 4 (0.48%) Apache Pig
14 4 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
15 3 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 40 (4.81%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.72%) Photoshop
2 6 (0.72%) PowerPivot
3 5 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.48%) MS Office
5 3 (0.36%) MS Project
5 3 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.12%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 29 (3.49%) Oracle General Ledger
2 28 (3.37%) Oracle EBS R12
2 28 (3.37%) Oracle Receivables
3 27 (3.25%) Oracle Assets
3 27 (3.25%) Oracle Payables
4 17 (2.05%) Oracle Applications
5 16 (1.93%) Oracle EBS
6 11 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
7 9 (1.08%) Magento
7 9 (1.08%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 6 (0.72%) Oracle iProcurement
9 5 (0.60%) Oracle Cash Management
9 5 (0.60%) SAP FI
9 5 (0.60%) SAP FI/CO
9 5 (0.60%) SAP CO
10 4 (0.48%) Markit EDM
11 3 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
11 3 (0.36%) Cognos TM1
11 3 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
12 2 (0.24%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (3.01%) Cloud Computing
3 16 (1.93%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (0.96%) Google App Engine
6 7 (0.84%) PaaS
7 4 (0.48%) IaaS
7 4 (0.48%) SaaS
8 3 (0.36%) Heroku
9 2 (0.24%) AWS Data Pipeline
9 2 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.12%) Force.com
10 1 (0.12%) GitHub
10 1 (0.12%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 40 (4.81%) HTTP
2 27 (3.25%) Internet
3 17 (2.05%) SSL
4 15 (1.81%) TCP/IP
5 11 (1.32%) FTP
6 9 (1.08%) Intranet
7 8 (0.96%) DHCP
7 8 (0.96%) DNS
7 8 (0.96%) IPsec
8 5 (0.60%) SAN
9 3 (0.36%) Extranet
10 2 (0.24%) SMTP
10 2 (0.24%) NFC
11 1 (0.12%) MVNO
11 1 (0.12%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.12%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (18.77%) SQL Server
2 56 (6.74%) Relational Database
3 54 (6.50%) MySQL
4 52 (6.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 51 (6.14%) Oracle Database
6 46 (5.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 43 (5.17%) Data Warehouse
8 25 (3.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 24 (2.89%) RDBMS
10 20 (2.41%) Oracle ODI
10 20 (2.41%) Hadoop
11 16 (1.93%) Oracle Database 11g
11 16 (1.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 15 (1.81%) NoSQL
12 15 (1.81%) Big Data
13 14 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
14 11 (1.32%) Apache Hive
15 10 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
15 10 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
16 9 (1.08%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 112 (13.48%) Git (software)
2 88 (10.59%) Subversion
3 85 (10.23%) JUnit
4 83 (9.99%) Maven
5 58 (6.98%) Visual Studio
6 52 (6.26%) NUnit
7 49 (5.90%) Team Foundation Server
8 46 (5.54%) TeamCity
9 44 (5.29%) JIRA
9 44 (5.29%) Jenkins
10 38 (4.57%) Selenium
11 31 (3.73%) Mockito
12 29 (3.49%) Jasmine
13 23 (2.77%) jMock
13 23 (2.77%) CruiseControl
14 20 (2.41%) PHPUnit
15 19 (2.29%) Ant
16 17 (2.05%) Bower
17 16 (1.93%) JSUnit
18 15 (1.81%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 156 (18.77%) Finance
2 121 (14.56%) Banking
3 81 (9.75%) Front Office
4 68 (8.18%) Investment Banking
5 33 (3.97%) Retail
6 21 (2.53%) Legal
7 19 (2.29%) Marketing
7 19 (2.29%) Back Office
8 14 (1.68%) Advertising
8 14 (1.68%) Publishing
9 12 (1.44%) Telecoms
10 11 (1.32%) Manufacturing
11 9 (1.08%) Games
12 8 (0.96%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.48%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.36%) Electronics
14 3 (0.36%) Billing
15 2 (0.24%) Music Industry
15 2 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 621 (74.73%) Developer
2 115 (13.84%) Senior Developer
3 99 (11.91%) Java Developer
4 83 (9.99%) .NET Developer
5 66 (7.94%) C# Developer
6 48 (5.78%) Front-End Developer
7 38 (4.57%) Web Developer
8 37 (4.45%) Analyst
9 33 (3.97%) Consultant
10 30 (3.61%) PHP Developer
11 26 (3.13%) JavaScript Developer
11 26 (3.13%) C# .NET Developer
12 23 (2.77%) Senior .NET Developer
13 21 (2.53%) Python Developer
14 20 (2.41%) ASP.NET Developer
14 20 (2.41%) iOS Developer
15 19 (2.29%) Senior Java Developer
16 17 (2.05%) UI Developer
16 17 (2.05%) Android Developer
16 17 (2.05%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 249 (29.96%) HTML
2 213 (25.63%) .NET
3 204 (24.55%) CSS
4 194 (23.35%) Web Services
5 133 (16.00%) HTML5
6 129 (15.52%) XML
7 125 (15.04%) ASP.NET
8 124 (14.92%) jQuery
9 95 (11.43%) CSS3
10 91 (10.95%) Spring
11 83 (9.99%) J2EE
11 83 (9.99%) AngularJS
12 74 (8.90%) WCF
13 73 (8.78%) RESTful
14 70 (8.42%) .NET Framework
15 69 (8.30%) JSON
16 65 (7.82%) Ajax
17 61 (7.34%) ASP.NET MVC
18 58 (6.98%) REST
19 55 (6.62%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 78 (9.39%) User Experience
2 63 (7.58%) Computer Science
3 61 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (5.05%) Derivative
5 36 (4.33%) Open Source
6 31 (3.73%) Management Information System
7 30 (3.61%) Fixed Income
8 29 (3.49%) Equities
9 24 (2.89%) Equity Derivative
9 24 (2.89%) Market Risk
10 17 (2.05%) Credit Risk
11 15 (1.81%) Visualisation
12 14 (1.68%) Mobile App
13 13 (1.56%) Inversion of Control
13 13 (1.56%) W3C
14 12 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
15 10 (1.20%) Replication
15 10 (1.20%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 8 (0.96%) N-Tier
16 8 (0.96%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 93 (11.19%) Linux
2 70 (8.42%) UNIX
3 63 (7.58%) Windows
4 37 (4.45%) Android
5 34 (4.09%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.48%) Ubuntu
6 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.36%) zOS
8 2 (0.24%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.24%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.12%) CentOS
9 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.12%) Windows Phone 7
9 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.12%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.12%) SmartOS
9 1 (0.12%) Solaris
9 1 (0.12%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 456 (54.87%) Agile Software Development
2 250 (30.08%) TDD
3 193 (23.23%) Continuous Integration
4 192 (23.10%) OO
5 185 (22.26%) MVC
6 182 (21.90%) Scrum
7 96 (11.55%) E-Commerce
8 91 (10.95%) OOP
8 91 (10.95%) BDD
9 81 (9.75%) Software Engineering
10 78 (9.39%) Multithreading
11 59 (7.10%) Integration Testing
12 58 (6.98%) SOA
13 57 (6.86%) Workflow
13 57 (6.86%) Configuration Management
14 56 (6.74%) Validation
15 54 (6.50%) ETL
16 52 (6.26%) Web Development
17 45 (5.42%) User Acceptance Testing
17 45 (5.42%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 245 (29.48%) Java
2 226 (27.20%) JavaScript
3 212 (25.51%) SQL
4 209 (25.15%) C#
5 73 (8.78%) Python
6 68 (8.18%) PHP
7 51 (6.14%) T-SQL
8 38 (4.57%) C++
9 31 (3.73%) PL/SQL
10 23 (2.77%) Shell Script
11 22 (2.65%) XAML
12 17 (2.05%) Perl
12 17 (2.05%) Objective-C
13 14 (1.68%) Scala
13 14 (1.68%) Bash Shell
14 12 (1.44%) VB.NET
15 10 (1.20%) C
15 10 (1.20%) VBA
15 10 (1.20%) PHP5
16 7 (0.84%) sed
Qualifications
1 71 (8.54%) Degree
2 18 (2.17%) Security Cleared
3 15 (1.81%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (0.72%) MCSD
5 6 (0.72%) Oracle Certification
6 4 (0.48%) MCT
6 4 (0.48%) MCSE
7 3 (0.36%) MCP
8 2 (0.24%) MCITP
8 2 (0.24%) MCPD
8 2 (0.24%) ISEB
8 2 (0.24%) ACCA
8 2 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.12%) PhD
9 1 (0.12%) MCSA
9 1 (0.12%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.12%) MCTS
9 1 (0.12%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (13.00%) QA
2 8 (0.96%) WAI
3 4 (0.48%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.36%) SLA
5 2 (0.24%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.24%) HL7
System Software
1 30 (3.61%) RACF
2 11 (1.32%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.72%) HDFS
5 5 (0.60%) Xen
6 2 (0.24%) ACF2
7 1 (0.12%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 13 (1.56%) Puppet
2 11 (1.32%) Oozie
3 8 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.24%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.12%) Ansible
6 1 (0.12%) CA LISA
6 1 (0.12%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.12%) OpenIDM
6 1 (0.12%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.12%) Nagios
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.12%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 169 (20.34%) Oracle
2 92 (11.07%) Microsoft
3 32 (3.85%) Zend
4 22 (2.65%) SAP
5 18 (2.17%) JBoss
5 18 (2.17%) IBM
6 14 (1.68%) Twitter
7 13 (1.56%) hybris
8 12 (1.44%) Informatica
9 11 (1.32%) Facebook
9 11 (1.32%) Google
10 10 (1.20%) FatWire
11 9 (1.08%) Siebel
11 9 (1.08%) VMware
12 8 (0.96%) Teradata
12 8 (0.96%) CODA
13 7 (0.84%) Talend
14 6 (0.72%) Telerik
14 6 (0.72%) MicroStrategy
14 6 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
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