The table below looks at the statistics for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 137 119 106
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -13
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 910 923 1084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.57% 1.75% 1.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.13% 2.36% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 600 609 646
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.84% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 14
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £29.00 £28.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £43.25 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -20.73%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42810 39105 41583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.76% 74.07% 71.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26917 24216 24104
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1174 1096 1554
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.66% -7.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £46.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +3.44%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend

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

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Unit Testing
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 30 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
England -21 801 £413 +10.00% 281
London -24 408 £450 +9.09% 108
South East -13 121 £375 +7.14% 39
City of London +9 111 £475 +11.76% 42
South West -3 77 £370 +16.16% 30
Scotland +16 65 £340 -4.22% 10
East of England +14 65 £400 +18.51% 21
West Midlands +4 43 £344 +4.16% 14
Somerset +16 39 £333 +4.39% 5
Hampshire -25 38 £350 +1.81% 5
Yorkshire -9 32 £315 -3.07% 21
North West -8 31 £350 +12.90% 25
Glasgow +10 28 £375 +10.13% 3
Taunton +1 23 £330 +3.77%
Cambridgeshire +20 21 £325 -3.70% 12
West Yorkshire +4 21 £316 -3.43% 10
East Midlands -1 21 £343 +9.60% 14
Bristol -11 19 £375 +25.00% 9
Berkshire +6 18 £288 -17.85% 9
Hertfordshire -10 18 £405 +24.61% 2
Manchester -5 17 £350 +12.90% 21
Edinburgh +8 15 £243 -39.37% 5
Surrey +6 14 £425 +21.42% 7
Hook -1 14 £428 -0.69% 1
Birmingham +1 13 £460 +46.03%
Oxfordshire -9 13 £495 +35.61% 6
Wales -11 13 £403 +27.77% 11
Warwickshire +3 12 £431 -
Bradford +9 11 £313 +31.57% 1
Gloucestershire -11 11 £463 -9.75% 6

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 1001 (51.18%) Agile Software Development
2 672 (34.36%) SQL
3 600 (30.67%) .NET
4 588 (30.06%) C#
5 580 (29.65%) JavaScript
6 568 (29.04%) HTML
7 558 (28.53%) Java
8 501 (25.61%) CSS
9 469 (23.98%) MVC
10 459 (23.47%) TDD
11 422 (21.57%) Scrum
12 413 (21.11%) Web Services
13 392 (20.04%) SQL Server
14 366 (18.71%) XML
15 361 (18.46%) ASP.NET
16 356 (18.20%) Continuous Integration
17 350 (17.89%) OO
18 324 (16.56%) Oracle
19 290 (14.83%) Finance
20 289 (14.78%) jQuery
21 270 (13.80%) HTML5
22 263 (13.45%) Spring
23 245 (12.53%) Microsoft
24 219 (11.20%) Linux
25 208 (10.63%) UNIX
26 205 (10.48%) ASP.NET MVC
27 204 (10.43%) Subversion
28 201 (10.28%) Git (software)
29 192 (9.82%) Ajax
30 191 (9.76%) JUnit

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 110 (5.62%) Tomcat
2 100 (5.11%) Apache
3 73 (3.73%) CMS
4 72 (3.68%) SharePoint
4 72 (3.68%) WebSphere
5 54 (2.76%) IIS
6 49 (2.51%) Node.js
7 43 (2.20%) Confluence
8 41 (2.10%) WebLogic
9 29 (1.48%) Jetty
10 27 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
11 26 (1.33%) Oracle Workflow
12 23 (1.18%) MS Exchange
13 21 (1.07%) K2 blackpearl
14 20 (1.02%) nginx
15 19 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
16 17 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
17 16 (0.82%) SAS
18 14 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
19 13 (0.66%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 84 (4.29%) MS Excel
2 22 (1.12%) MS Office
3 12 (0.61%) MS Project
4 11 (0.56%) Photoshop
5 7 (0.36%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.36%) InfoPath
6 6 (0.31%) PowerPivot
7 4 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (0.051%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 33 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (1.33%) Oracle General Ledger
2 26 (1.33%) Oracle EBS R12
3 25 (1.28%) Oracle Receivables
4 24 (1.23%) Oracle Assets
4 24 (1.23%) Oracle Payables
5 20 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
6 17 (0.87%) Magento
7 13 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
7 13 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
8 12 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 10 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
9 10 (0.51%) SAP CO
9 10 (0.51%) SAP FI
9 10 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
10 9 (0.46%) Oracle Internet Expenses
11 8 (0.41%) BusinessWorks
12 7 (0.36%) Summit
12 7 (0.36%) Markit EDM
13 6 (0.31%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 35 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
3 26 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
4 16 (0.82%) Google App Engine
5 15 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (0.41%) Office 365
7 4 (0.20%) SaaS
7 4 (0.20%) PaaS
7 4 (0.20%) Heroku
8 2 (0.10%) GitHub
8 2 (0.10%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.10%) AWS Data Pipeline
9 1 (0.051%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.051%) IaaS
9 1 (0.051%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.051%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.051%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 93 (4.75%) HTTP
2 56 (2.86%) Internet
3 28 (1.43%) DNS
4 25 (1.28%) DHCP
5 24 (1.23%) TCP/IP
6 22 (1.12%) SSL
7 21 (1.07%) FTP
7 21 (1.07%) Intranet
8 16 (0.82%) IPsec
9 9 (0.46%) SMTP
10 6 (0.31%) SAN
11 5 (0.26%) LDAP
11 5 (0.26%) X.400
11 5 (0.26%) X.500
12 4 (0.20%) Asterisk PBX
12 4 (0.20%) PBX
12 4 (0.20%) VoIP
13 3 (0.15%) SMS
13 3 (0.15%) NFC
13 3 (0.15%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 392 (20.04%) SQL Server
2 146 (7.46%) Relational Database
3 135 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 127 (6.49%) MySQL
5 89 (4.55%) Oracle Database
6 81 (4.14%) Data Warehouse
7 65 (3.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 62 (3.17%) RDBMS
9 60 (3.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 53 (2.71%) NoSQL
10 53 (2.71%) SQL Server 2012
11 30 (1.53%) Hadoop
12 29 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
13 28 (1.43%) Big Data
14 27 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
15 26 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 26 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
16 24 (1.23%) Oracle BI EE
17 20 (1.02%) Apache Hive
17 20 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 204 (10.43%) Subversion
2 201 (10.28%) Git (software)
3 191 (9.76%) JUnit
4 155 (7.92%) Maven
5 152 (7.77%) Team Foundation Server
6 151 (7.72%) Visual Studio
7 117 (5.98%) Selenium
8 108 (5.52%) JIRA
9 90 (4.60%) Jenkins
10 70 (3.58%) NUnit
11 66 (3.37%) Jasmine
12 63 (3.22%) Ant
13 58 (2.97%) TeamCity
14 56 (2.86%) Mockito
15 51 (2.61%) Eclipse
16 47 (2.40%) CruiseControl
17 35 (1.79%) PHPUnit
18 34 (1.74%) QUnit
19 30 (1.53%) Grunt
20 26 (1.33%) MSTest
General
1 290 (14.83%) Finance
2 169 (8.64%) Banking
3 81 (4.14%) Front Office
4 73 (3.73%) Investment Banking
5 60 (3.07%) Back Office
6 54 (2.76%) Retail
7 46 (2.35%) Marketing
8 34 (1.74%) Telecoms
9 32 (1.64%) Legal
10 26 (1.33%) Manufacturing
11 25 (1.28%) Publishing
12 21 (1.07%) Advertising
13 18 (0.92%) Games
14 10 (0.51%) Billing
15 8 (0.41%) General Ledger
15 8 (0.41%) Electronics
16 6 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.31%) Automotive
16 6 (0.31%) Military
17 4 (0.20%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1466 (74.95%) Developer
2 285 (14.57%) .NET Developer
3 248 (12.68%) Java Developer
4 187 (9.56%) Senior Developer
5 148 (7.57%) C# Developer
6 101 (5.16%) Web Developer
7 88 (4.50%) Consultant
8 86 (4.40%) Front-End Developer
9 80 (4.09%) PHP Developer
10 79 (4.04%) C# .NET Developer
11 77 (3.94%) SQL Developer
12 76 (3.89%) Analyst
13 64 (3.27%) Software Developer
14 62 (3.17%) ASP.NET Developer
15 55 (2.81%) Software Engineer
16 50 (2.56%) Lead Developer
17 44 (2.25%) JavaScript Developer
18 40 (2.04%) Architect
19 37 (1.89%) Hybris Developer
20 35 (1.79%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 600 (30.67%) .NET
2 568 (29.04%) HTML
3 501 (25.61%) CSS
4 413 (21.11%) Web Services
5 366 (18.71%) XML
6 361 (18.46%) ASP.NET
7 289 (14.78%) jQuery
8 270 (13.80%) HTML5
9 263 (13.45%) Spring
10 205 (10.48%) ASP.NET MVC
11 192 (9.82%) Ajax
12 190 (9.71%) .NET Framework
13 177 (9.05%) J2EE
14 174 (8.90%) CSS3
14 174 (8.90%) WCF
15 173 (8.84%) JSON
16 161 (8.23%) REST
17 132 (6.75%) JSP
18 131 (6.70%) RESTful
19 120 (6.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 112 (5.73%) User Experience
2 102 (5.21%) Open Source
3 97 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
4 81 (4.14%) Computer Science
5 47 (2.40%) Data Structures
6 45 (2.30%) Algorithms
7 43 (2.20%) Management Information System
8 42 (2.15%) Derivative
9 36 (1.84%) N-Tier
10 33 (1.69%) Replication
11 31 (1.58%) Fixed Income
12 28 (1.43%) Mobile App
12 28 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
13 27 (1.38%) Equities
14 24 (1.23%) Equity Derivative
14 24 (1.23%) Inversion of Control
15 23 (1.18%) Market Risk
15 23 (1.18%) Data Integration
16 21 (1.07%) Visualisation
17 18 (0.92%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 219 (11.20%) Linux
2 208 (10.63%) UNIX
3 168 (8.59%) Windows
4 55 (2.81%) Apple iOS
5 54 (2.76%) Android
6 38 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 34 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (0.97%) Mac OS X
9 10 (0.51%) Solaris
10 6 (0.31%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.31%) AIX
11 4 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
11 4 (0.20%) CentOS
11 4 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (0.15%) BlackBerry OS
12 3 (0.15%) Fedora
12 3 (0.15%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.15%) zOS
13 2 (0.10%) VMS
13 2 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1001 (51.18%) Agile Software Development
2 469 (23.98%) MVC
3 459 (23.47%) TDD
4 422 (21.57%) Scrum
5 356 (18.20%) Continuous Integration
6 350 (17.89%) OO
7 170 (8.69%) E-Commerce
8 165 (8.44%) BDD
9 155 (7.92%) OOP
10 154 (7.87%) Software Engineering
11 145 (7.41%) SOA
12 131 (6.70%) User Acceptance Testing
13 124 (6.34%) Integration Testing
14 122 (6.24%) Web Development
14 122 (6.24%) Business Intelligence
15 113 (5.78%) Configuration Management
16 112 (5.73%) Automated Testing
17 95 (4.86%) ETL
17 95 (4.86%) Multithreading
18 94 (4.81%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 672 (34.36%) SQL
2 588 (30.06%) C#
3 580 (29.65%) JavaScript
4 558 (28.53%) Java
5 179 (9.15%) PHP
6 165 (8.44%) T-SQL
7 116 (5.93%) Python
8 114 (5.83%) C++
9 98 (5.01%) PL/SQL
10 65 (3.32%) VB.NET
11 60 (3.07%) Perl
12 52 (2.66%) Shell Script
13 44 (2.25%) PowerShell
14 38 (1.94%) Scala
15 36 (1.84%) VBScript
16 33 (1.69%) Ruby
17 31 (1.58%) XAML
18 30 (1.53%) PHP5
19 27 (1.38%) VB
19 27 (1.38%) C
Qualifications
1 185 (9.46%) Security Cleared
2 138 (7.06%) SC Cleared
3 102 (5.21%) Degree
4 40 (2.04%) DV Cleared
5 21 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (0.72%) Sun Certification
7 11 (0.56%) ISEB
8 7 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
9 6 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
9 6 (0.31%) MCSD
10 4 (0.20%) MCSE
10 4 (0.20%) MCT
11 3 (0.15%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (0.15%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.15%) MCP
12 2 (0.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.10%) MCPD
12 2 (0.10%) Chartered Engineer
12 2 (0.10%) MCTS
12 2 (0.10%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 171 (8.74%) QA
2 11 (0.56%) ISO 9001
3 7 (0.36%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.26%) WAI
5 3 (0.15%) ISO 14001
5 3 (0.15%) SLA
5 3 (0.15%) HL7
6 2 (0.10%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.10%) GxP
6 2 (0.10%) ISO 8583
6 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.051%) COBIT
7 1 (0.051%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.051%) FINREP
7 1 (0.051%) Basel III
System Software
1 52 (2.66%) Active Directory
2 42 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (1.89%) RACF
4 11 (0.56%) VMware ESX
5 9 (0.46%) Xen
6 7 (0.36%) XenDesktop
7 6 (0.31%) XenApp
7 6 (0.31%) HDFS
8 5 (0.26%) Terminal Services
9 4 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
9 4 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.10%) Samba
10 2 (0.10%) Firmware
10 2 (0.10%) vSphere
10 2 (0.10%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.10%) ACF2
11 1 (0.051%) KVM
11 1 (0.051%) Varnish
11 1 (0.051%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 20 (1.02%) Puppet
2 16 (0.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 15 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
4 14 (0.72%) Oozie
4 14 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 13 (0.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 11 (0.56%) Oracle Identity Management
7 9 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (0.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 6 (0.31%) SCCM
9 6 (0.31%) SCOM
9 6 (0.31%) Control-M
9 6 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (0.20%) OMEGAMON
10 4 (0.20%) Data Guard
10 4 (0.20%) Kibana
11 3 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 2 (0.10%) MIIS
12 2 (0.10%) Capistrano
13 1 (0.051%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 324 (16.56%) Oracle
2 245 (12.53%) Microsoft
3 75 (3.83%) SAP
4 71 (3.63%) Zend
5 54 (2.76%) VMware
6 43 (2.20%) IBM
7 41 (2.10%) hybris
8 34 (1.74%) JBoss
9 29 (1.48%) Google
10 28 (1.43%) Informatica
11 24 (1.23%) Teradata
11 24 (1.23%) Telerik
11 24 (1.23%) Altiris
12 19 (0.97%) HP
13 18 (0.92%) Twitter
14 17 (0.87%) Sitecore
14 17 (0.87%) Sybase
14 17 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
15 16 (0.82%) Sun
16 15 (0.77%) MicroStrategy
South Wales
Stott & May
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £425 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Ioko
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 13 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates or to £50K+bonus/bens
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £375 - £425 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Alness, Ross-Shire
Trust In Soda
Rate: £390 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Roc Search
Posted: 5 days ago