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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 21 24 25
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 1.17% 1.32% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 1.73% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£273 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.44% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +5.38%
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%
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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
126 173 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 73.68% 75.88% 76.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 104 74
Average daily rate £400 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 17 6
Average hourly rate £32.50 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 2015, 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 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) IBM
2 4 (66.67%) HTML
2 4 (66.67%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 4 (66.67%) CSS
2 4 (66.67%) XML
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Spring
2 4 (66.67%) WebSphere
3 3 (50.00%) Migration
3 3 (50.00%) jQuery
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) J2EE
4 2 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
4 2 (33.33%) OO
4 2 (33.33%) Apache
4 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
4 2 (33.33%) JMS
4 2 (33.33%) Eclipse
4 2 (33.33%) IntelliJ
4 2 (33.33%) WSDL
4 2 (33.33%) JUnit
4 2 (33.33%) XSD
4 2 (33.33%) XSL
4 2 (33.33%) XSLT
4 2 (33.33%) JDBC
4 2 (33.33%) JSP
4 2 (33.33%) Servlets
4 2 (33.33%) SOAP

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 4 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 2 (33.33%) Apache
2 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) SQLite
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Eclipse
1 2 (33.33%) IntelliJ
1 2 (33.33%) Log4j
1 2 (33.33%) Maven
1 2 (33.33%) JUnit
1 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 2 (33.33%) J2EE Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 2 (33.33%) ScrumMaster
3 1 (16.67%) PHP Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) CSS
1 4 (66.67%) XML
1 4 (66.67%) HTML
1 4 (66.67%) Spring
2 3 (50.00%) jQuery
3 2 (33.33%) JAX-WS
3 2 (33.33%) Apache CXF
3 2 (33.33%) RESTful
3 2 (33.33%) HTML5
3 2 (33.33%) REST
3 2 (33.33%) JAX-RS
3 2 (33.33%) RESTEasy
3 2 (33.33%) XSD
3 2 (33.33%) XSL
3 2 (33.33%) XSLT
3 2 (33.33%) JMS
3 2 (33.33%) WSDL
3 2 (33.33%) Hibernate
3 2 (33.33%) JDBC
3 2 (33.33%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Wiki
1 2 (33.33%) Blog
1 2 (33.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) AIX
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
3 2 (33.33%) OO
3 2 (33.33%) MVC
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Change Control
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) XPath
4 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 1 (16.67%) PHP
4 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
4 1 (16.67%) Korn
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Zend