The table below looks at the statistics for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 141 119 165
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +46
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 898 1036 795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.81% 1.88% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 2.32% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 593 701 517
Median daily rate £425 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 12
Median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.43 £35.00 £26.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.20 £47.30 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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
40909 44671 43502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.54% 81.22% 77.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 27247 28978 28332
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1079 1330 1204
Median hourly rate £29.25 £30.15 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% +20.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £48.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Unit Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 10 December 2016.

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 10 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -13 843 £425 - 242
London -7 430 £469 +1.35% 73
South East -14 125 £438 +16.66% 47
City of London +1 75 £500 +11.11% 20
North West -1 59 £375 +5.26% 33
Yorkshire +28 57 £400 +3.89% 14
South West -39 47 £363 - 17
Oxfordshire +24 42 £538 +79.16% 2
West Yorkshire +30 41 £403 +15.00% 6
East of England +5 41 £325 -4.41% 15
Scotland -18 33 £391 +6.17% 9
Manchester -2 29 £338 -3.57% 21
North East -13 28 £468 -3.75% 5
West Midlands -8 24 £375 -3.84% 21
Leeds +22 23 £403 -0.61% 4
Tyne and Wear -23 23 £475 -2.21% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -24 23 £475 -2.21% 2
Hampshire -34 22 £400 +25.00% 13
Oxford +9 20 £600 +100.00% 2
Edinburgh +14 18 £413 +20.43% 6
Bristol 0 17 £365 +4.28% 2
East Midlands -18 17 £375 -9.63% 16
Berkshire -3 16 £425 -3.40% 5
Cambridgeshire -10 14 £333 -2.20% 3
South Yorkshire -9 13 £275 -31.25% 4
Glasgow -6 12 £388 -13.88% 3
Surrey +13 11 £475 +7.95% 10
West Sussex +10 10 £500 -4.76% 6
Essex +8 9 £388 +29.16% 2
South Wales -28 9 £413 -2.94%

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 1007 (52.61%) Agile Software Development
2 643 (33.59%) Java
3 618 (32.29%) JavaScript
4 569 (29.73%) SQL
5 550 (28.74%) TDD
6 510 (26.65%) .NET
7 504 (26.33%) C#
8 472 (24.66%) HTML
9 439 (22.94%) Continuous Integration
10 431 (22.52%) CSS
11 387 (20.22%) Web Services
11 387 (20.22%) Scrum
12 353 (18.44%) SQL Server
13 342 (17.87%) MVC
14 339 (17.71%) AngularJS
15 334 (17.45%) Git (software)
16 320 (16.72%) BDD
17 295 (15.41%) Finance
18 292 (15.26%) XML
19 289 (15.10%) Software Engineering
20 272 (14.21%) OO
21 267 (13.95%) REST
22 265 (13.85%) Oracle
23 259 (13.53%) HTML5
24 241 (12.59%) Spring
25 229 (11.96%) Jenkins
26 227 (11.86%) ASP.NET
27 223 (11.65%) jQuery
28 219 (11.44%) Microsoft
29 216 (11.29%) Linux

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 74 (3.87%) Confluence
1 74 (3.87%) WebSphere
2 71 (3.71%) Apache
3 69 (3.61%) SharePoint
4 59 (3.08%) Apache Spark
4 59 (3.08%) Tomcat
5 51 (2.66%) CMS
6 43 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
7 38 (1.99%) IIS
7 38 (1.99%) JBoss
8 26 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
9 24 (1.25%) nginx
10 23 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
11 22 (1.15%) Drupal
12 19 (0.99%) NServiceBus
13 18 (0.94%) CICS
13 18 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
14 16 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 14 (0.73%) OpenStack
15 14 (0.73%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 70 (3.66%) MS Excel
2 16 (0.84%) MS Office
3 12 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
4 11 (0.57%) Photoshop
5 9 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (0.37%) InfoPath
8 5 (0.26%) SketchUp
9 4 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
9 4 (0.21%) Simulink
10 2 (0.10%) Doxygen
10 2 (0.10%) MS Project
11 1 (0.052%) InVision
11 1 (0.052%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 36 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
4 8 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
4 8 (0.42%) Oracle Cash Management
4 8 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (0.31%) SAP ERP
5 6 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.21%) Endur
6 4 (0.21%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.21%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.21%) SDL Web 8
7 3 (0.16%) SAP GRC
7 3 (0.16%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.10%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.10%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 107 (5.59%) Amazon AWS
2 102 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (3.03%) GitHub
4 36 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
5 21 (1.10%) TestFlight
6 18 (0.94%) Office 365
7 12 (0.63%) PaaS
7 12 (0.63%) SaaS
8 9 (0.47%) Amazon Kinesis
8 9 (0.47%) Google Analytics
9 8 (0.42%) IaaS
10 7 (0.37%) Google Play
11 6 (0.31%) OpenShift
11 6 (0.31%) Trello
12 4 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.21%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 4 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.10%) G Suite
14 2 (0.10%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 76 (3.97%) HTTP
2 47 (2.46%) Internet
3 37 (1.93%) TCP/IP
4 31 (1.62%) DNS
5 28 (1.46%) LDAP
6 25 (1.31%) SAN
6 25 (1.31%) WAN
7 24 (1.25%) SSL
8 23 (1.20%) iSCSI
9 9 (0.47%) Firewall
9 9 (0.47%) FTP
10 5 (0.26%) Intranet
10 5 (0.26%) SMS
10 5 (0.26%) SNMP
11 3 (0.16%) DHCP
12 2 (0.10%) AMQP
12 2 (0.10%) IPsec
12 2 (0.10%) NAS
12 2 (0.10%) Network Security
12 2 (0.10%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 353 (18.44%) SQL Server
2 134 (7.00%) MySQL
3 127 (6.64%) Relational Database
4 126 (6.58%) MongoDB
5 91 (4.75%) Hadoop
6 88 (4.60%) Data Warehouse
7 81 (4.23%) Big Data
8 75 (3.92%) NoSQL
9 70 (3.66%) PostgreSQL
10 69 (3.61%) Oracle Database
11 60 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
12 58 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 53 (2.77%) SQL Server 2012
14 52 (2.72%) RDBMS
15 49 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 41 (2.14%) Apache Hive
17 30 (1.57%) SQLite
18 26 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
19 24 (1.25%) CouchDB
20 23 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 334 (17.45%) Git (software)
2 229 (11.96%) Jenkins
3 191 (9.98%) JIRA
4 187 (9.77%) JUnit
5 162 (8.46%) Visual Studio
6 158 (8.25%) Maven
7 156 (8.15%) Selenium
8 155 (8.10%) Team Foundation Server
9 146 (7.63%) Subversion
10 118 (6.17%) Cucumber
11 85 (4.44%) Mockito
12 79 (4.13%) NUnit
13 72 (3.76%) Eclipse
14 68 (3.55%) Ant
15 65 (3.40%) Jasmine
16 61 (3.19%) SoapUI
17 54 (2.82%) Gradle
18 53 (2.77%) Grunt
18 53 (2.77%) TeamCity
19 48 (2.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 295 (15.41%) Finance
2 176 (9.20%) Banking
3 52 (2.72%) Retail
4 48 (2.51%) Investment Banking
5 37 (1.93%) Front Office
6 29 (1.52%) Manufacturing
7 28 (1.46%) Publishing
8 25 (1.31%) Back Office
9 24 (1.25%) Games
9 24 (1.25%) Marketing
10 20 (1.04%) Telecoms
11 13 (0.68%) Advertising
12 12 (0.63%) Electronics
12 12 (0.63%) Legal
13 11 (0.57%) General Ledger
13 11 (0.57%) Law
14 7 (0.37%) Local Government
14 7 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.31%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.21%) Military
Job Titles
1 1348 (70.43%) Developer
2 266 (13.90%) Java Developer
3 238 (12.43%) .NET Developer
4 190 (9.93%) Senior Developer
5 165 (8.62%) C# Developer
6 132 (6.90%) JavaScript Developer
7 105 (5.49%) SQL Developer
8 103 (5.38%) C# .NET Developer
9 92 (4.81%) iOS Developer
10 87 (4.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 82 (4.28%) Consultant
12 80 (4.18%) Software Engineer
13 68 (3.55%) Agile Developer
14 67 (3.50%) Analyst
15 63 (3.29%) Software Developer
15 63 (3.29%) Tester
16 53 (2.77%) Angular Developer
17 49 (2.56%) ASP.NET Developer
18 47 (2.46%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
18 47 (2.46%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 510 (26.65%) .NET
2 472 (24.66%) HTML
3 431 (22.52%) CSS
4 387 (20.22%) Web Services
5 339 (17.71%) AngularJS
6 292 (15.26%) XML
7 267 (13.95%) REST
8 259 (13.53%) HTML5
9 241 (12.59%) Spring
10 227 (11.86%) ASP.NET
11 223 (11.65%) jQuery
12 206 (10.76%) JSON
13 202 (10.55%) RESTful
14 192 (10.03%) .NET Framework
15 172 (8.99%) SOAP
16 164 (8.57%) CSS3
16 164 (8.57%) Node.js
17 128 (6.69%) ASP.NET MVC
18 125 (6.53%) WCF
19 124 (6.48%) React
Miscellaneous
1 141 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
2 112 (5.85%) User Experience
3 81 (4.23%) Computer Science
4 73 (3.81%) Mobile App
5 45 (2.35%) iPad
6 34 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
7 30 (1.57%) Fixed Income
8 28 (1.46%) Derivative
8 28 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 25 (1.31%) Data Integration
9 25 (1.31%) Mainframe
10 24 (1.25%) Data Structures
11 23 (1.20%) iPhone
11 23 (1.20%) Management Information System
12 21 (1.10%) Client/Server
13 20 (1.04%) N-Tier
13 20 (1.04%) Statistics
14 19 (0.99%) Fintech
15 16 (0.84%) RIA
15 16 (0.84%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 216 (11.29%) Linux
2 202 (10.55%) Unix
3 143 (7.47%) Apple iOS
4 119 (6.22%) Windows
5 82 (4.28%) Android
6 26 (1.36%) Solaris
7 22 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (0.78%) Windows Server
9 13 (0.68%) zOS
10 12 (0.63%) CentOS
11 11 (0.57%) AIX
11 11 (0.57%) Mac OS X
11 11 (0.57%) Ubuntu
12 9 (0.47%) Windows Phone
13 8 (0.42%) HPUX
13 8 (0.42%) Windows Phone 8
13 8 (0.42%) Windows XP
14 7 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (0.31%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1007 (52.61%) Agile Software Development
2 550 (28.74%) TDD
3 439 (22.94%) Continuous Integration
4 387 (20.22%) Scrum
5 342 (17.87%) MVC
6 320 (16.72%) BDD
7 289 (15.10%) Software Engineering
8 272 (14.21%) OO
9 140 (7.31%) Test Automation
10 138 (7.21%) Integration Testing
11 134 (7.00%) Automated Testing
11 134 (7.00%) SDLC
12 132 (6.90%) DevOps
13 130 (6.79%) Web Development
14 124 (6.48%) E-Commerce
14 124 (6.48%) Front End Development
15 120 (6.27%) Continuous Delivery
15 120 (6.27%) ETL
16 115 (6.01%) iOS Development
17 106 (5.54%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 643 (33.59%) Java
2 618 (32.29%) JavaScript
3 569 (29.73%) SQL
4 504 (26.33%) C#
5 154 (8.05%) Python
6 110 (5.75%) Scala
7 108 (5.64%) C++
8 99 (5.17%) Objective-C
9 92 (4.81%) PL/SQL
10 87 (4.55%) PHP
11 83 (4.34%) T-SQL
12 80 (4.18%) Apple Swift
13 73 (3.81%) Perl
14 71 (3.71%) Shell Script
15 68 (3.55%) C
16 48 (2.51%) Ruby
17 45 (2.35%) Groovy
18 39 (2.04%) Bash Shell
19 35 (1.83%) PowerShell
20 34 (1.78%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 153 (7.99%) Security Cleared
2 121 (6.32%) Degree
3 96 (5.02%) SC Cleared
4 27 (1.41%) DV Cleared
5 26 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
6 20 (1.04%) ISEB
7 16 (0.84%) ISTQB
8 15 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (0.52%) CCNP
9 10 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.31%) MCSA
10 6 (0.31%) Sun Certification
11 3 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.16%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.16%) SAP Certification
12 2 (0.10%) CCNA
12 2 (0.10%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.10%) PhD
12 2 (0.10%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 170 (8.88%) QA
2 28 (1.46%) Data Quality
3 24 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
4 12 (0.63%) SDET
5 11 (0.57%) IEC 61508
6 10 (0.52%) MISRA
7 5 (0.26%) ISO26262
8 4 (0.21%) Basel III
8 4 (0.21%) CRD IV
8 4 (0.21%) Def Stans
8 4 (0.21%) DO-178B
8 4 (0.21%) GAAP
8 4 (0.21%) MISRA C
9 3 (0.16%) MiFID
10 2 (0.10%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.10%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.10%) WAI
11 1 (0.052%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 70 (3.66%) Docker
2 34 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (1.36%) Active Directory
4 24 (1.25%) Samba
5 11 (0.57%) HDFS
6 5 (0.26%) RACF
7 4 (0.21%) NFS
7 4 (0.21%) Squid
7 4 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (0.16%) LXC
8 3 (0.16%) vSphere
9 2 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.10%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.10%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.10%) Xen
10 1 (0.052%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.052%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.052%) Platform Symphony
10 1 (0.052%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 49 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
2 47 (2.46%) Puppet
3 45 (2.35%) Ansible
4 14 (0.73%) CA Service Virtualization
4 14 (0.73%) OMEGAMON
4 14 (0.73%) Terraform
5 11 (0.57%) CA Endevor
5 11 (0.57%) Control-M
5 11 (0.57%) Oozie
6 9 (0.47%) Oracle Identity Management
7 8 (0.42%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 7 (0.37%) Kibana
8 7 (0.37%) logstash
8 7 (0.37%) SCCM
8 7 (0.37%) WebSphere Cast Iron
9 6 (0.31%) BladeLogic
9 6 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (0.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 6 (0.31%) PowerCLI
9 6 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 265 (13.85%) Oracle
2 219 (11.44%) Microsoft
3 60 (3.13%) SAP
4 45 (2.35%) Google
4 45 (2.35%) IBM
4 45 (2.35%) VMware
5 40 (2.09%) Atlassian
6 38 (1.99%) Informatica
7 33 (1.72%) Apple
8 28 (1.46%) Red Hat
9 27 (1.41%) HP
10 24 (1.25%) Teradata
11 22 (1.15%) CA
11 22 (1.15%) Perforce
12 21 (1.10%) Splunk
13 18 (0.94%) Sybase
14 17 (0.89%) Adobe
15 16 (0.84%) Talend
16 15 (0.78%) Sitecore
17 14 (0.73%) Syncsort
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