The first table below looks at the demand for TestNG skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TestNG 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 Development Applications 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
TestNG
Rank 532 510 545
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +35
Contract jobs citing TestNG 55 34 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.071% 0.071%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.79% 0.63% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 28 36
Average daily rate £413 £388 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -13.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £320 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £323 £400
% change year-on-year
+27.90% -19.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6946 5388 5855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.34% 11.29% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4426 3424 3417
Average daily rate £375 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 136 207
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £17.00 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%

TestNG
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing TestNG within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

TestNG Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

TestNG
Daily Rate Trend

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

TestNG Daily Rate Trend in the UK

TestNG
Daily Rate Histogram

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

TestNG Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

TestNG
Top 25 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TestNG 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 -66 55 £413 +6.45% 3
South East +4 23 £456 - 1
London -27 20 £350 -13.31% 1
Hampshire - 20 £463 -
Aldershot - 16 £450 -
Bristol - 8 £315 - 1
South West - 8 £315 - 1
Surrey -9 6 £413 -
City of London -11 5 £350 -
North Yorkshire -3 2 - -
York -14 2 - -
Yorkshire -20 2 - -
Guildford - 2 £413 -
Scotland - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Crewe - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Sittingbourne - - - -

TestNG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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

1 62 (79.49%) Java
2 52 (66.67%) Maven
3 40 (51.28%) Hibernate
4 39 (50.00%) Spring
5 36 (46.15%) Selenium
6 34 (43.59%) Jenkins
7 33 (42.31%) MVC
7 33 (42.31%) JUnit
8 29 (37.18%) DbUnit
9 28 (35.90%) WebDriver
9 28 (35.90%) Mockito
10 26 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
11 23 (29.49%) GWT
12 22 (28.21%) Groovy
12 22 (28.21%) BDD
13 21 (26.92%) Guice
13 21 (26.92%) Apache Camel
13 21 (26.92%) Atomikos
13 21 (26.92%) Apache ServiceMix
14 19 (24.36%) TDD
15 17 (21.79%) QA
15 17 (21.79%) Scrum
15 17 (21.79%) Test Automation
16 15 (19.23%) SQL
16 15 (19.23%) Google
17 14 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
18 13 (16.67%) Software Engineering
19 12 (15.38%) Banking
19 12 (15.38%) Cucumber
20 11 (14.10%) SoapUI

TestNG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

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

Application Platforms
1 21 (26.92%) Apache ServiceMix
2 8 (10.26%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.85%) Jetty
3 3 (3.85%) Apache
3 3 (3.85%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.85%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.28%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.28%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.56%) ATM
1 2 (2.56%) HTTP
1 2 (2.56%) SSH
2 1 (1.28%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.97%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.85%) QlikView
2 3 (3.85%) JasperReports
3 2 (2.56%) MySQL
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.28%) HBase
4 1 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.28%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.28%) DB2
Development Applications
1 52 (66.67%) Maven
2 36 (46.15%) Selenium
3 34 (43.59%) Jenkins
4 33 (42.31%) JUnit
5 29 (37.18%) DbUnit
6 28 (35.90%) WebDriver
6 28 (35.90%) Mockito
7 12 (15.38%) Cucumber
8 11 (14.10%) SoapUI
9 9 (11.54%) JMeter
10 7 (8.97%) JIRA
11 5 (6.41%) Build Forge
11 5 (6.41%) Hudson
12 4 (5.13%) Ant
12 4 (5.13%) Subversion
12 4 (5.13%) FitNesse
12 4 (5.13%) EasyMock
12 4 (5.13%) Git (software)
12 4 (5.13%) Robotium
12 4 (5.13%) Calabash
General
1 12 (15.38%) Banking
2 10 (12.82%) Finance
3 5 (6.41%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.85%) Advertising
5 2 (2.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 45 (57.69%) Developer
2 39 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 14 (17.95%) Senior Developer
4 12 (15.38%) Senior Java Developer
5 10 (12.82%) Tester
6 8 (10.26%) Software Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) UAT Tester
8 4 (5.13%) Quality Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Analyst
8 4 (5.13%) QA Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Java Software Engineer
9 3 (3.85%) Automation Tester
9 3 (3.85%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 3 (3.85%) Test Engineer
9 3 (3.85%) Test Analyst
10 2 (2.56%) Senior Quality Engineer
10 2 (2.56%) Senior J2EE Developer
10 2 (2.56%) J2EE Developer
10 2 (2.56%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
10 2 (2.56%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (51.28%) Hibernate
2 39 (50.00%) Spring
3 23 (29.49%) GWT
4 21 (26.92%) Guice
4 21 (26.92%) Apache Camel
5 9 (11.54%) J2EE
5 9 (11.54%) Web Services
6 8 (10.26%) SOAP
6 8 (10.26%) Ehcache
7 7 (8.97%) Spring MVC
7 7 (8.97%) XML
7 7 (8.97%) HTML
8 5 (6.41%) DHTML
9 4 (5.13%) JDBC
9 4 (5.13%) Spring Integration
10 3 (3.85%) RESTful
10 3 (3.85%) REST
10 3 (3.85%) FreeMarker
10 3 (3.85%) Apache Axis
10 3 (3.85%) Tapestry
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.69%) Open Source
2 4 (5.13%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (5.13%) Mobile Banking
2 4 (5.13%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (1.28%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.28%) Video on Demand
3 1 (1.28%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.54%) Linux
2 4 (5.13%) UNIX
3 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (42.31%) MVC
2 26 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (28.21%) BDD
4 19 (24.36%) TDD
5 17 (21.79%) Scrum
5 17 (21.79%) Test Automation
6 14 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (16.67%) Software Engineering
8 11 (14.10%) Test Scripting
9 8 (10.26%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (10.26%) Security Testing
9 8 (10.26%) Automated Testing
10 7 (8.97%) Test Strategy
10 7 (8.97%) Performance Testing
11 6 (7.69%) OO
11 6 (7.69%) E-Commerce
11 6 (7.69%) Unit Testing
12 5 (6.41%) Regression Testing
12 5 (6.41%) UML
13 4 (5.13%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 62 (79.49%) Java
2 22 (28.21%) Groovy
3 15 (19.23%) SQL
4 7 (8.97%) C#
5 5 (6.41%) Shell Script
5 5 (6.41%) T-SQL
6 4 (5.13%) Ruby
7 3 (3.85%) HQL
8 2 (2.56%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.28%) PHP
9 1 (1.28%) VB
9 1 (1.28%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (3.85%) ISEB
2 2 (2.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.28%) Degree
3 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.28%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.28%) CCNA
3 1 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (21.79%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.28%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (26.92%) Atomikos
2 15 (19.23%) Google
3 4 (5.13%) JBoss
3 4 (5.13%) Oracle
4 3 (3.85%) Cognos
5 2 (2.56%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.28%) Sencha
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