The table below looks at the statistics for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 23 21 28
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 4 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 2.05% 2.73% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.68% 3.49% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 1
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£238 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.02% +10.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £36.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+1.36% -14.11%
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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 Middlesex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
149 172 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 76.41% 78.18% 70.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 109 91
Average daily rate £413 £475 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +13.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £588 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 4
Average hourly rate £34.50 £42.50 £20.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.82% +105.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £25.50 £18.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (75.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (50.00%) JMS
2 2 (50.00%) WSDL
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Spring
2 2 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (50.00%) XPath
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) JDBC
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) XSD
2 2 (50.00%) XSL
2 2 (50.00%) XSLT
2 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) SQLite
3 1 (25.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (25.00%) Change Control
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 2 (50.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) SQLite
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) ScrumMaster
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Support
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) JMS
1 2 (50.00%) WSDL
1 2 (50.00%) Spring
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) CSS
1 2 (50.00%) JDBC
1 2 (50.00%) XML
1 2 (50.00%) XSD
1 2 (50.00%) XSL
1 2 (50.00%) XSLT
2 1 (25.00%) jQuery
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) XPath
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (25.00%) PHP
3 1 (25.00%) Korn
3 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Zend
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft