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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 117 108 135
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +27
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 999 1009 771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.82% 1.91% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 2.51% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 669 685 417
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 £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 19
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.84 £33.95 £31.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £50.90 £59.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.40 £35.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year
+6.85% +5.26%

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
42553 40275 36728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.55% 76.11% 74.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 27470 25080 22041
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £568 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1143 1189 1094
Average hourly rate £29.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £13.00 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 6 July 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 -5 892 £400 +3.89% 337
London +22 488 £438 +2.94% 127
South East +4 135 £340 +3.85% 53
City of London -1 95 £413 -8.33% 37
South West -37 69 £350 -6.66% 31
North West -5 57 £325 -30.10% 42
Scotland -30 51 £352 +0.44% 27
Yorkshire -16 48 £335 -0.74% 28
Hampshire +16 42 £348 +6.92% 13
Wales +21 41 £430 +14.66% 3
South Wales +24 38 £430 +14.66% 3
East of England -30 37 £375 +7.14% 19
Buckinghamshire +20 33 £314 -21.56% 2
Newport - 32 £430 -
West Yorkshire -24 30 £328 -2.96% 16
East Midlands -11 27 £375 +20.96% 8
Bristol -14 27 £375 - 14
West Midlands -6 25 £375 +7.14% 24
Berkshire -2 23 £350 -17.64% 11
Reading +9 20 £350 -17.64% 10
Croydon - 20 £450 -
Nottingham +4 19 £375 -11.76% 5
Nottinghamshire +2 19 £375 -10.44% 5
Manchester -3 19 £338 +3.84% 15
Leeds -26 18 £300 -11.11% 12
Cambridgeshire -4 17 £340 +11.47% 9
Edinburgh -12 16 £375 - 11
Cheshire -6 15 £325 -36.27% 14
Milton Keynes 0 14 £310 -22.50% 1
South Yorkshire -1 14 £344 +52.77% 8

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 1112 (58.28%) Agile Software Development
2 659 (34.54%) SQL
3 632 (33.12%) .NET
4 606 (31.76%) C#
5 576 (30.19%) JavaScript
6 549 (28.77%) TDD
7 532 (27.88%) Java
8 474 (24.84%) SQL Server
9 471 (24.69%) HTML
10 460 (24.11%) Scrum
11 439 (23.01%) MVC
12 434 (22.75%) CSS
13 405 (21.23%) OO
14 388 (20.34%) XML
15 386 (20.23%) Continuous Integration
16 363 (19.03%) ASP.NET
17 342 (17.92%) Web Services
18 322 (16.88%) Oracle
19 308 (16.14%) Finance
20 289 (15.15%) .NET Framework
21 277 (14.52%) jQuery
22 265 (13.89%) Git (software)
23 249 (13.05%) Security Cleared
24 226 (11.84%) Subversion
25 222 (11.64%) BDD
26 220 (11.53%) HTML5
27 218 (11.43%) WCF
28 213 (11.16%) Software Engineering
29 210 (11.01%) Microsoft
30 208 (10.90%) ASP.NET MVC

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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
1 120 (6.29%) Tomcat
2 99 (5.19%) WebSphere
3 96 (5.03%) CMS
4 88 (4.61%) Apache
5 75 (3.93%) IIS
6 61 (3.20%) JBoss
7 52 (2.73%) WebLogic
8 50 (2.62%) Node.js
9 41 (2.15%) SharePoint
10 40 (2.10%) Jetty
11 35 (1.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 35 (1.83%) nginx
12 26 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
13 25 (1.31%) SAS
13 25 (1.31%) MQSeries
13 25 (1.31%) Umbraco
14 20 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
14 20 (1.05%) Confluence
15 15 (0.79%) Drupal
15 15 (0.79%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 89 (4.66%) MS Excel
2 24 (1.26%) MS Office
3 13 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.31%) Simulink
4 6 (0.31%) MS Project
5 4 (0.21%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
6 3 (0.16%) TargetLink
7 1 (0.052%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.052%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.052%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 15 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.68%) Oracle 11i
2 13 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
3 12 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.47%) Tridion
4 9 (0.47%) Magento
5 8 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
5 8 (0.42%) Hyperion Planning
6 6 (0.31%) Summit
6 6 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
7 5 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.21%) Temenos T24
8 4 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
8 4 (0.21%) SAP FI
8 4 (0.21%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 47 (2.46%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
4 23 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
5 18 (0.94%) Google App Engine
5 18 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
6 15 (0.79%) GitHub
7 9 (0.47%) Office 365
8 7 (0.37%) PaaS
9 5 (0.26%) OpenShift
9 5 (0.26%) Google Checkout
10 4 (0.21%) Heroku
10 4 (0.21%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.16%) SaaS
11 3 (0.16%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 2 (0.10%) Yammer
12 2 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.052%) AWS OpsWorks
13 1 (0.052%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 66 (3.46%) HTTP
2 36 (1.89%) Internet
2 36 (1.89%) TCP/IP
3 22 (1.15%) DNS
4 19 (1.00%) DHCP
5 16 (0.84%) FTP
5 16 (0.84%) IPsec
6 12 (0.63%) SSL
7 10 (0.52%) Intranet
8 8 (0.42%) OpenLDAP
9 7 (0.37%) LDAP
10 3 (0.16%) GPRS
10 3 (0.16%) PSTN
10 3 (0.16%) WAN
10 3 (0.16%) SAN
10 3 (0.16%) PPP
10 3 (0.16%) Firewall
10 3 (0.16%) VLAN
10 3 (0.16%) Wireshark
10 3 (0.16%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 474 (24.84%) SQL Server
2 118 (6.18%) Relational Database
3 116 (6.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 106 (5.56%) Oracle Database
5 93 (4.87%) Data Warehouse
6 92 (4.82%) MySQL
6 92 (4.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 62 (3.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 57 (2.99%) Oracle Database 11g
9 47 (2.46%) RDBMS
10 45 (2.36%) MongoDB
11 44 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
12 42 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
13 39 (2.04%) NoSQL
14 34 (1.78%) Oracle Database 10g
15 32 (1.68%) SQL Server 2005
16 26 (1.36%) DB2
17 24 (1.26%) SAS Data Integration Studio
18 23 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 22 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 265 (13.89%) Git (software)
2 226 (11.84%) Subversion
3 169 (8.86%) Maven
4 164 (8.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 162 (8.49%) Visual Studio
6 157 (8.23%) Jenkins
7 134 (7.02%) JUnit
8 127 (6.66%) Selenium
9 111 (5.82%) NUnit
10 103 (5.40%) JIRA
11 80 (4.19%) Ant
12 72 (3.77%) TeamCity
13 63 (3.30%) Jasmine
14 52 (2.73%) Eclipse
15 37 (1.94%) Grunt
16 36 (1.89%) Cucumber
17 33 (1.73%) PHPUnit
18 32 (1.68%) JMeter
18 32 (1.68%) Xcode
19 31 (1.62%) Hudson
General
1 308 (16.14%) Finance
2 199 (10.43%) Banking
3 93 (4.87%) Investment Banking
4 88 (4.61%) Front Office
5 56 (2.94%) Telecoms
6 45 (2.36%) Back Office
7 39 (2.04%) Publishing
8 32 (1.68%) Retail
9 24 (1.26%) Marketing
10 22 (1.15%) Manufacturing
11 14 (0.73%) Legal
12 9 (0.47%) Law
13 8 (0.42%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.42%) French Language
14 7 (0.37%) Dutch Language
14 7 (0.37%) Electronics
14 7 (0.37%) Automotive
14 7 (0.37%) Advertising
14 7 (0.37%) Games
15 5 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1490 (78.09%) Developer
2 317 (16.61%) .NET Developer
3 235 (12.32%) C# Developer
4 220 (11.53%) Java Developer
5 157 (8.23%) Senior Developer
6 122 (6.39%) C# .NET Developer
7 91 (4.77%) Analyst
7 91 (4.77%) SQL Developer
8 85 (4.45%) Web Developer
9 77 (4.04%) Front-End Developer
10 71 (3.72%) Software Engineer
11 67 (3.51%) PHP Developer
12 61 (3.20%) Consultant
13 59 (3.09%) ASP.NET Developer
14 57 (2.99%) Software Developer
15 52 (2.73%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 46 (2.41%) Oracle Developer
16 46 (2.41%) Android Developer
17 43 (2.25%) iOS Developer
17 43 (2.25%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 632 (33.12%) .NET
2 471 (24.69%) HTML
3 434 (22.75%) CSS
4 388 (20.34%) XML
5 363 (19.03%) ASP.NET
6 342 (17.92%) Web Services
7 289 (15.15%) .NET Framework
8 277 (14.52%) jQuery
9 220 (11.53%) HTML5
10 218 (11.43%) WCF
11 208 (10.90%) ASP.NET MVC
12 198 (10.38%) REST
13 181 (9.49%) Spring
14 172 (9.01%) AngularJS
15 168 (8.81%) SOAP
16 158 (8.28%) Entity Framework
17 154 (8.07%) JSON
18 143 (7.49%) WPF
19 139 (7.29%) CSS3
20 126 (6.60%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 92 (4.82%) User Experience
2 91 (4.77%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (3.35%) Computer Science
4 55 (2.88%) Mobile App
5 53 (2.78%) N-Tier
6 45 (2.36%) Derivative
7 38 (1.99%) Fixed Income
7 38 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
8 32 (1.68%) Data Structures
9 28 (1.47%) CMDB
10 27 (1.42%) Credit Risk
11 26 (1.36%) Management Information System
12 25 (1.31%) iPhone
12 25 (1.31%) Algorithms
13 20 (1.05%) iPad
14 19 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 18 (0.94%) Client/Server
15 18 (0.94%) Data Integration
16 15 (0.79%) Embedded Systems
17 14 (0.73%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 197 (10.32%) Linux
2 192 (10.06%) Windows
3 183 (9.59%) UNIX
4 78 (4.09%) Apple iOS
5 73 (3.83%) Android
6 31 (1.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (0.58%) Ubuntu
9 9 (0.47%) AIX
10 8 (0.42%) Windows Phone
11 7 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.37%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.37%) Solaris
12 6 (0.31%) Windows XP
13 5 (0.26%) Windows Phone 7
13 5 (0.26%) CentOS
14 4 (0.21%) HPUX
14 4 (0.21%) SUSE
15 3 (0.16%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1112 (58.28%) Agile Software Development
2 549 (28.77%) TDD
3 460 (24.11%) Scrum
4 439 (23.01%) MVC
5 405 (21.23%) OO
6 386 (20.23%) Continuous Integration
7 222 (11.64%) BDD
8 213 (11.16%) Software Engineering
9 135 (7.08%) OOD
10 134 (7.02%) E-Commerce
11 133 (6.97%) User Acceptance Testing
12 131 (6.87%) SOA
12 131 (6.87%) OOP
13 130 (6.81%) SDLC
14 124 (6.50%) Automated Testing
15 111 (5.82%) Performance Tuning
16 106 (5.56%) Web Development
17 98 (5.14%) Multithreading
18 97 (5.08%) UML
19 94 (4.93%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 659 (34.54%) SQL
2 606 (31.76%) C#
3 576 (30.19%) JavaScript
4 532 (27.88%) Java
5 129 (6.76%) Python
6 128 (6.71%) PL/SQL
7 123 (6.45%) PHP
8 107 (5.61%) C++
9 102 (5.35%) T-SQL
10 63 (3.30%) Shell Script
11 61 (3.20%) C
12 50 (2.62%) VB.NET
12 50 (2.62%) Bash Shell
13 47 (2.46%) Objective-C
14 43 (2.25%) Perl
14 43 (2.25%) PowerShell
15 40 (2.10%) VB
16 38 (1.99%) VBScript
17 35 (1.83%) Ruby
18 30 (1.57%) XPath
Qualifications
1 249 (13.05%) Security Cleared
2 183 (9.59%) SC Cleared
3 126 (6.60%) Degree
4 40 (2.10%) DV Cleared
5 13 (0.68%) ISEB
6 11 (0.58%) Sun Certification
7 10 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (0.42%) ISTQB
9 7 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
10 5 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (0.21%) HND
12 3 (0.16%) MCPD
12 3 (0.16%) ISEB Practitioner
13 2 (0.10%) MCSE
13 2 (0.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.052%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 1 (0.052%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 1 (0.052%) MCDBA
14 1 (0.052%) PhD
14 1 (0.052%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (3.67%) QA
2 17 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (0.89%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.10%) HL7
3 2 (0.10%) GxP
3 2 (0.10%) SLA
4 1 (0.052%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.052%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.052%) WAI
4 1 (0.052%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 51 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (1.21%) Active Directory
3 15 (0.79%) Varnish
4 13 (0.68%) KVM
5 10 (0.52%) QEMU
6 9 (0.47%) Xen
6 9 (0.47%) RACF
7 7 (0.37%) vSphere
8 6 (0.31%) vCloud
9 5 (0.26%) Docker
10 4 (0.21%) Squid
10 4 (0.21%) VMware ESX
11 3 (0.16%) Samba
11 3 (0.16%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.16%) XenApp
11 3 (0.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 3 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.16%) GlusterFS
12 1 (0.052%) IAG
12 1 (0.052%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 46 (2.41%) Puppet
2 27 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (0.84%) Control-M
4 15 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
5 11 (0.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 10 (0.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 10 (0.52%) Kibana
7 9 (0.47%) logstash
8 8 (0.42%) ZABBIX
8 8 (0.42%) Rundeck
8 8 (0.42%) WMI
9 7 (0.37%) Nagios
9 7 (0.37%) Oracle Identity Management
10 5 (0.26%) HAProxy
10 5 (0.26%) Ansible
10 5 (0.26%) Salt
11 4 (0.21%) Graphite
11 4 (0.21%) SCOM
12 3 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (0.16%) yum
Vendors
1 322 (16.88%) Oracle
2 210 (11.01%) Microsoft
3 65 (3.41%) SAP
4 55 (2.88%) VMware
5 47 (2.46%) HP
6 45 (2.36%) Google
7 36 (1.89%) Greenplum
8 34 (1.78%) BMC
9 33 (1.73%) Sybase
10 30 (1.57%) CA
11 29 (1.52%) ServiceNow
12 27 (1.42%) EPiServer
13 26 (1.36%) Twitter
14 24 (1.26%) Sitecore
14 24 (1.26%) IBM
15 22 (1.15%) Apple
15 22 (1.15%) Talend
16 18 (0.94%) Informatica
16 18 (0.94%) Zend
17 17 (0.89%) Red Hat
Southampton, Hampshire
Xcede
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Computer People
Rate: £320 - £340 per day + Good depandant on skills
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £competitive day rate
Posted: 2 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £380 - £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + immediate start
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
GCS
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £620 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Talent International
Rate: £290.00 - £320.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: £400 per day c£400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago