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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 124 124 125
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 1076 974 910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.81% 1.72% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.32% 2.26% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 769 636 559
Average daily rate
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£418 £398 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.03% +1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 21
Average hourly rate £38.75 £38.75 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +19.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.01 £34.65 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.75 £50.30 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%

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
46308 43027 39494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.00% 76.06% 74.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 30197 26668 24243
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1250 1176 1099
Average hourly rate £31.44 £24.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.00% -17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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 1 September 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Histogram 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 1 September 2015. 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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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 +7 954 £425 +6.25% 322
London +30 500 £466 +6.57% 123
South East -20 120 £350 +3.70% 56
City of London +17 103 £500 +5.26% 39
Yorkshire +16 84 £350 +9.37% 23
North West +1 73 £468 +29.41% 37
South West -19 67 £375 -6.25% 24
Scotland -25 60 £388 +10.32% 17
West Yorkshire +3 53 £350 +9.37% 11
Wales +11 43 £400 +3.89% 7
East of England -29 41 £375 +3.80% 25
South Wales +6 35 £430 +11.68% 7
East Midlands 0 35 £375 +7.14% 12
West Midlands -9 31 £335 +5.51% 14
Hampshire -3 30 £343 +1.48% 15
Buckinghamshire +11 24 £318 -21.60% 14
Nottinghamshire +8 24 £375 -14.28% 8
Nottingham +7 24 £375 -14.28% 7
Bristol -6 24 £375 -6.25% 4
Edinburgh -10 24 £390 +60.82% 5
Leeds -11 24 £350 +7.69% 10
Glasgow -8 22 £350 -6.66% 10
Cambridgeshire -12 22 £340 +4.61% 9
Bradford +3 21 £350 -
Milton Keynes +8 20 £314 -25.95% 13
Lancashire +5 20 £515 +8.99% 3
Blackpool - 20 £515 -
Cambridge +3 18 £340 -28.42% 7
South Yorkshire -2 18 £375 +66.66% 6
Newport +8 17 £493 +22.36% 2

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 1155 (56.48%) Agile Software Development
2 694 (33.94%) SQL
3 670 (32.76%) .NET
4 637 (31.15%) C#
5 633 (30.95%) JavaScript
6 619 (30.27%) TDD
7 589 (28.80%) Java
8 537 (26.26%) HTML
9 531 (25.97%) SQL Server
10 493 (24.11%) Scrum
11 488 (23.86%) CSS
12 440 (21.52%) MVC
13 431 (21.08%) Continuous Integration
14 418 (20.44%) OO
15 389 (19.02%) XML
16 387 (18.92%) Web Services
17 359 (17.56%) ASP.NET
18 352 (17.21%) Finance
19 331 (16.19%) Git (software)
20 320 (15.65%) Oracle
21 319 (15.60%) jQuery
22 308 (15.06%) .NET Framework
23 289 (14.13%) BDD
24 269 (13.15%) Microsoft
25 264 (12.91%) REST
26 257 (12.57%) HTML5
27 246 (12.03%) WCF
28 236 (11.54%) AngularJS
29 231 (11.30%) Team Foundation Server
30 225 (11.00%) Windows

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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
1 153 (7.48%) Tomcat
2 121 (5.92%) Apache
3 118 (5.77%) IIS
4 111 (5.43%) WebSphere
5 93 (4.55%) Node.js
6 86 (4.21%) CMS
7 72 (3.52%) JBoss
8 71 (3.47%) Jetty
9 59 (2.89%) nginx
9 59 (2.89%) SharePoint
10 53 (2.59%) WebLogic
11 41 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
12 32 (1.56%) SAS
12 32 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
13 28 (1.37%) Confluence
14 21 (1.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 20 (0.98%) MQSeries
16 19 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
17 18 (0.88%) Umbraco
17 18 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 86 (4.21%) MS Excel
2 19 (0.93%) MS Visio
2 19 (0.93%) MS Office
3 9 (0.44%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.24%) Simulink
4 5 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
5 3 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.15%) MS Project
5 3 (0.15%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.098%) TargetLink
6 2 (0.098%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.049%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.049%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.049%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 29 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (1.12%) Oracle BPM
3 10 (0.49%) Magento
4 9 (0.44%) Oracle 11i
5 8 (0.39%) Summit
5 8 (0.39%) Hyperion Planning
6 7 (0.34%) Tridion
7 5 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.20%) Temenos T24
8 4 (0.20%) SAP BPC
8 4 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
8 4 (0.20%) Markit EDM
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.15%) ACBS
9 3 (0.15%) Agresso
9 3 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (0.098%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.098%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 75 (3.67%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
4 39 (1.91%) Amazon EC2
5 34 (1.66%) Google App Engine
5 34 (1.66%) Google Cloud Platform
6 18 (0.88%) GitHub
7 15 (0.73%) Office 365
8 10 (0.49%) Google Analytics
8 10 (0.49%) OpenShift
9 7 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (0.29%) SaaS
10 6 (0.29%) PaaS
11 5 (0.24%) Google Checkout
12 4 (0.20%) Heroku
12 4 (0.20%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.098%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 1 (0.049%) CallidusCloud
14 1 (0.049%) AWS OpsWorks
14 1 (0.049%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 114 (5.57%) HTTP
2 59 (2.89%) TCP/IP
3 47 (2.30%) Internet
4 41 (2.00%) FTP
5 35 (1.71%) DNS
6 32 (1.56%) DHCP
6 32 (1.56%) IPsec
7 25 (1.22%) SSL
8 14 (0.68%) Intranet
9 13 (0.64%) OpenLDAP
10 9 (0.44%) LDAP
11 8 (0.39%) SMTP
11 8 (0.39%) Wireshark
12 6 (0.29%) ATM
13 5 (0.24%) WAN
13 5 (0.24%) Skype
14 3 (0.15%) iSCSI
14 3 (0.15%) FCoE
14 3 (0.15%) SSH
14 3 (0.15%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 531 (25.97%) SQL Server
2 172 (8.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 128 (6.26%) Data Warehouse
4 122 (5.97%) Relational Database
5 115 (5.62%) MySQL
6 107 (5.23%) Oracle Database
7 95 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 66 (3.23%) MongoDB
9 63 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
10 59 (2.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 57 (2.79%) RDBMS
12 53 (2.59%) Oracle Database 11g
13 52 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
14 51 (2.49%) NoSQL
15 36 (1.76%) SQL Server 2005
16 33 (1.61%) Oracle Database 10g
17 29 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
18 28 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
19 26 (1.27%) Data Mart
20 24 (1.17%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 331 (16.19%) Git (software)
2 231 (11.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 222 (10.86%) Subversion
4 220 (10.76%) Jenkins
5 208 (10.17%) Visual Studio
6 168 (8.22%) Maven
7 136 (6.65%) JUnit
8 128 (6.26%) Selenium
9 112 (5.48%) NUnit
10 98 (4.79%) JIRA
11 82 (4.01%) Jasmine
12 62 (3.03%) Grunt
12 62 (3.03%) TeamCity
13 52 (2.54%) JMeter
13 52 (2.54%) Gradle
14 51 (2.49%) Xcode
14 51 (2.49%) Eclipse
15 49 (2.40%) Cucumber
16 47 (2.30%) Ant
17 41 (2.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 352 (17.21%) Finance
2 219 (10.71%) Banking
3 99 (4.84%) Front Office
4 98 (4.79%) Investment Banking
5 48 (2.35%) Telecoms
6 44 (2.15%) Back Office
6 44 (2.15%) Publishing
7 34 (1.66%) Retail
8 33 (1.61%) Manufacturing
9 23 (1.12%) Marketing
10 17 (0.83%) Legal
11 11 (0.54%) Law
11 11 (0.54%) Advertising
11 11 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (0.44%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.44%) Electronics
13 7 (0.34%) Automotive
13 7 (0.34%) Dutch Language
13 7 (0.34%) French Language
14 6 (0.29%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1580 (77.26%) Developer
2 289 (14.13%) .NET Developer
3 246 (12.03%) Java Developer
4 221 (10.81%) C# Developer
5 205 (10.02%) Senior Developer
6 112 (5.48%) Analyst
7 111 (5.43%) Front-End Developer
8 105 (5.13%) C# .NET Developer
9 89 (4.35%) SQL Developer
10 78 (3.81%) Web Developer
11 67 (3.28%) Software Developer
12 66 (3.23%) Software Engineer
13 62 (3.03%) iOS Developer
14 58 (2.84%) Consultant
14 58 (2.84%) Test Analyst
14 58 (2.84%) PHP Developer
15 52 (2.54%) ASP.NET Developer
16 48 (2.35%) Senior Java Developer
17 46 (2.25%) ETL Developer
17 46 (2.25%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 670 (32.76%) .NET
2 537 (26.26%) HTML
3 488 (23.86%) CSS
4 389 (19.02%) XML
5 387 (18.92%) Web Services
6 359 (17.56%) ASP.NET
7 319 (15.60%) jQuery
8 308 (15.06%) .NET Framework
9 264 (12.91%) REST
10 257 (12.57%) HTML5
11 246 (12.03%) WCF
12 236 (11.54%) AngularJS
13 215 (10.51%) Spring
14 214 (10.46%) SOAP
15 207 (10.12%) ASP.NET MVC
16 173 (8.46%) JSON
17 172 (8.41%) WPF
18 165 (8.07%) CSS3
19 159 (7.78%) Entity Framework
20 150 (7.33%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 119 (5.82%) User Experience
2 102 (4.99%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 62 (3.03%) Mobile App
5 57 (2.79%) Derivative
6 49 (2.40%) Algorithms
7 46 (2.25%) N-Tier
8 41 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
9 39 (1.91%) iPhone
10 38 (1.86%) Credit Risk
11 35 (1.71%) iPad
12 34 (1.66%) Data Structures
13 31 (1.52%) Fixed Income
14 28 (1.37%) CMDB
15 26 (1.27%) Mathematics
16 25 (1.22%) Client/Server
17 24 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 23 (1.12%) Management Information System
19 18 (0.88%) Embedded Systems
19 18 (0.88%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 225 (11.00%) Windows
2 210 (10.27%) Linux
3 208 (10.17%) UNIX
4 108 (5.28%) Apple iOS
5 82 (4.01%) Android
6 44 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (0.73%) Ubuntu
9 14 (0.68%) Solaris
10 12 (0.59%) Windows XP
11 11 (0.54%) AIX
11 11 (0.54%) CentOS
11 11 (0.54%) Windows Phone
12 9 (0.44%) Windows 7
12 9 (0.44%) Windows Phone 7
13 7 (0.34%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.24%) Windows CE
15 4 (0.20%) VMS
16 3 (0.15%) HPUX
16 3 (0.15%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1155 (56.48%) Agile Software Development
2 619 (30.27%) TDD
3 493 (24.11%) Scrum
4 440 (21.52%) MVC
5 431 (21.08%) Continuous Integration
6 418 (20.44%) OO
7 289 (14.13%) BDD
8 219 (10.71%) Software Engineering
9 158 (7.73%) SOA
9 158 (7.73%) User Acceptance Testing
10 152 (7.43%) E-Commerce
11 148 (7.24%) SDLC
12 140 (6.85%) OOP
13 134 (6.55%) OOD
14 133 (6.50%) Automated Testing
15 128 (6.26%) ETL
16 122 (5.97%) Integration Testing
17 118 (5.77%) Web Development
18 112 (5.48%) Performance Tuning
19 110 (5.38%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 694 (33.94%) SQL
2 637 (31.15%) C#
3 633 (30.95%) JavaScript
4 589 (28.80%) Java
5 152 (7.43%) PL/SQL
6 146 (7.14%) T-SQL
7 131 (6.41%) C++
8 128 (6.26%) Python
9 121 (5.92%) PHP
10 76 (3.72%) C
10 76 (3.72%) Objective-C
11 61 (2.98%) Shell Script
12 46 (2.25%) VB.NET
13 44 (2.15%) Perl
13 44 (2.15%) PowerShell
13 44 (2.15%) Bash Shell
14 40 (1.96%) Ruby
15 36 (1.76%) VBScript
16 33 (1.61%) XPath
16 33 (1.61%) Scala
Qualifications
1 217 (10.61%) Security Cleared
2 150 (7.33%) SC Cleared
3 129 (6.31%) Degree
4 36 (1.76%) DV Cleared
5 16 (0.78%) Sun Certification
6 11 (0.54%) ISEB
7 10 (0.49%) ISTQB
8 5 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.098%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.098%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.098%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.049%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.049%) MCPD
11 1 (0.049%) PMP
11 1 (0.049%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.049%) Siebel Certification
11 1 (0.049%) CCA
11 1 (0.049%) MCP
11 1 (0.049%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (3.81%) QA
2 29 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (0.73%) Data Quality
4 13 (0.64%) SLA
5 2 (0.098%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.098%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.098%) HL7
5 2 (0.098%) COREP
6 1 (0.049%) WAI
6 1 (0.049%) GxP
6 1 (0.049%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 75 (3.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (1.66%) Active Directory
3 26 (1.27%) Docker
4 18 (0.88%) Xen
5 16 (0.78%) vCloud
6 14 (0.68%) Varnish
7 9 (0.44%) vSphere
7 9 (0.44%) Squid
8 6 (0.29%) KVM
9 5 (0.24%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.20%) RACF
11 3 (0.15%) Samba
11 3 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.15%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.15%) XenApp
11 3 (0.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 3 (0.15%) QEMU
11 3 (0.15%) GlusterFS
12 2 (0.098%) Tivoli Directory Server
12 2 (0.098%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 59 (2.89%) Puppet
2 47 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
4 22 (1.08%) logstash
5 19 (0.93%) Control-M
6 17 (0.83%) ZABBIX
7 16 (0.78%) Ansible
8 13 (0.64%) Kibana
8 13 (0.64%) Rundeck
9 12 (0.59%) Nagios
10 10 (0.49%) WMI
10 10 (0.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 10 (0.49%) Salt
10 10 (0.49%) HAProxy
11 9 (0.44%) Graphite
11 9 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 8 (0.39%) Vagrant
13 7 (0.34%) Oracle Identity Management
13 7 (0.34%) SCOM
14 5 (0.24%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 320 (15.65%) Oracle
2 269 (13.15%) Microsoft
3 81 (3.96%) VMware
4 80 (3.91%) Google
5 65 (3.18%) SAP
6 54 (2.64%) HP
7 51 (2.49%) Informatica
8 35 (1.71%) Twitter
9 31 (1.52%) ServiceNow
9 31 (1.52%) BMC
9 31 (1.52%) IBM
10 30 (1.47%) Sybase
11 29 (1.42%) Apple
12 28 (1.37%) CA
12 28 (1.37%) Greenplum
13 21 (1.03%) EPiServer
13 21 (1.03%) Telerik
13 21 (1.03%) Cognos
14 18 (0.88%) Red Hat
14 18 (0.88%) Zend
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Plymouth, Devon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Day Ltd./Umbrella Company Basis
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
eCom Recruitment
Rate: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £460.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
LA International
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £350 - £475 Per Day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Entrust People Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 10 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Entrust People Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 10 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £450 - 525 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Rate: £280 - £300 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates - 3 Month contract initially
Posted: 4 days ago