The first table below looks at the demand for Code Coverage skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Code Coverage over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Code Coverage
Rank 569 500 571
Rank change year-on-year
-69 +71
Contract jobs citing Code Coverage 18 44 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.092% 0.028%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.044% 0.13% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 18 9
Average daily rate £350 £474 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.12% +35.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £285 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £521 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41342 34605 42097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.43% 72.51% 69.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25701 20630 24018
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1052 1437
Average hourly rate £28.08 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

Code Coverage
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Code Coverage within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Code Coverage Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Code Coverage
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Code Coverage within the UK.

Code Coverage Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Code Coverage
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Code Coverage within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Code Coverage Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Code Coverage
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Code Coverage within the UK.

Code Coverage Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Code Coverage
Top 29 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Code Coverage within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -107 17 £350 -26.12% 8
East of England -31 4 - - 2
South East -22 3 £350 +12.44% 3
London -34 2 - - 3
Berkshire - 2 £375 -
Surrey -10 1 £295 - 1
Reading - 1 £400 -
Manchester - 1 £360 -
Cardiff - 1 - - 1
South Wales - 1 - - 1
Wales - 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £600 -
Yorkshire - 1 £600 -
Leeds - 1 £600 -
North West - 1 £360 -
City of London - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -
Epsom - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Horsham - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Slough - - - -
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 2
Norfolk - - - -

Code Coverage
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Code Coverage 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 Code Coverage.

1 22 (47.83%) SQL
2 20 (43.48%) Scrum
2 20 (43.48%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (41.30%) C#
4 17 (36.96%) .NET
4 17 (36.96%) Test Automation
5 15 (32.61%) Automated Testing
6 14 (30.43%) TDD
6 14 (30.43%) Unit Testing
7 13 (28.26%) Java
8 12 (26.09%) ASP.NET
9 11 (23.91%) JavaScript
10 10 (21.74%) Degree
10 10 (21.74%) C++
10 10 (21.74%) C
10 10 (21.74%) Web Services
11 9 (19.57%) MS Excel
11 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
11 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (19.57%) Test Strategy
12 8 (17.39%) Security Cleared
12 8 (17.39%) Relational Database
12 8 (17.39%) Software Engineering
12 8 (17.39%) .NET Framework
12 8 (17.39%) Python
12 8 (17.39%) SQL Server
13 7 (15.22%) JIRA
13 7 (15.22%) QA
13 7 (15.22%) Selenium
13 7 (15.22%) Spring

Code Coverage
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Code Coverage 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 Code Coverage. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (10.87%) WebLogic
1 5 (10.87%) IIS
2 2 (4.35%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.17%) CICS
3 1 (2.17%) Apache
3 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.17%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (19.57%) MS Excel
2 6 (13.04%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (4.35%) MS Office
4 1 (2.17%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.39%) Relational Database
1 8 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.17%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.17%) DB2
3 1 (2.17%) OLAP
3 1 (2.17%) MySQL
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (15.22%) JIRA
1 7 (15.22%) Selenium
1 7 (15.22%) Subversion
2 6 (13.04%) Git (software)
2 6 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (13.04%) Jenkins
2 6 (13.04%) Eclipse
3 5 (10.87%) Maven
3 5 (10.87%) Hudson
3 5 (10.87%) TeamCity
4 4 (8.70%) SoapUI
4 4 (8.70%) FxCop
4 4 (8.70%) StyleCop
4 4 (8.70%) WebDriver
4 4 (8.70%) CruiseControl
4 4 (8.70%) Ant
5 3 (6.52%) NUnit
5 3 (6.52%) NCover
5 3 (6.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (4.35%) Mercurial
General
1 7 (15.22%) Banking
1 7 (15.22%) Games
2 4 (8.70%) Finance
3 2 (4.35%) Back Office
4 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (41.30%) Developer
2 11 (23.91%) .NET Developer
3 5 (10.87%) Architect
4 4 (8.70%) SQL Developer
4 4 (8.70%) Test Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Software Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Programmer
5 3 (6.52%) Tester
5 3 (6.52%) Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Test Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Technical Architect
5 3 (6.52%) Lead Architect
6 2 (4.35%) UI Programmer
6 2 (4.35%) C# Programmer
6 2 (4.35%) Automation Tester
6 2 (4.35%) UI Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Lead Technical Architect
6 2 (4.35%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) C++ Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (36.96%) .NET
2 12 (26.09%) ASP.NET
3 10 (21.74%) Web Services
4 8 (17.39%) .NET Framework
5 7 (15.22%) Spring
5 7 (15.22%) Hibernate
6 6 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 6 (13.04%) WCF
7 5 (10.87%) JMS
7 5 (10.87%) J2EE
7 5 (10.87%) JRules
7 5 (10.87%) Drools
8 4 (8.70%) POCO
8 4 (8.70%) LINQ
8 4 (8.70%) XML
8 4 (8.70%) XSL
8 4 (8.70%) XSLT
8 4 (8.70%) CSS
9 3 (6.52%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (8.70%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.52%) NHS
3 3 (6.52%) Wiki
3 3 (6.52%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.35%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (4.35%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (4.35%) Visualisation
4 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.17%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.17%) Market Risk
5 1 (2.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (2.17%) VHDL
5 1 (2.17%) Verilog
5 1 (2.17%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (2.17%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) UNIX
2 1 (2.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (43.48%) Scrum
1 20 (43.48%) Continuous Integration
2 17 (36.96%) Test Automation
3 15 (32.61%) Automated Testing
4 14 (30.43%) TDD
4 14 (30.43%) Unit Testing
5 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (19.57%) Test Strategy
6 8 (17.39%) Software Engineering
7 7 (15.22%) Game Development
7 7 (15.22%) Software Architecture
7 7 (15.22%) Process Architecture
8 6 (13.04%) BDD
9 5 (10.87%) SOA
9 5 (10.87%) Migration
9 5 (10.87%) UML
9 5 (10.87%) Cash Management
9 5 (10.87%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (8.70%) Kanban
11 3 (6.52%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (47.83%) SQL
2 19 (41.30%) C#
3 13 (28.26%) Java
4 11 (23.91%) JavaScript
5 10 (21.74%) C++
5 10 (21.74%) C
6 8 (17.39%) Python
7 6 (13.04%) Groovy
7 6 (13.04%) T-SQL
8 4 (8.70%) VBScript
9 2 (4.35%) Embedded C
10 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
10 1 (2.17%) JCL
10 1 (2.17%) COBOL
10 1 (2.17%) VB
10 1 (2.17%) Perl
10 1 (2.17%) Scala
10 1 (2.17%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (21.74%) Degree
2 8 (17.39%) Security Cleared
3 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared
4 4 (8.70%) ISEB
5 3 (6.52%) ISTQB
6 2 (4.35%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (4.35%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.22%) QA
2 3 (6.52%) WAI
3 1 (2.17%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.04%) Oracle
3 1 (2.17%) Perforce