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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 152 131 136
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +5
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 786 830 758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.44% 1.61% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 2.18% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 511 525 498
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 18
Average hourly rate £37.00 £36.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.36% -14.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.75 £34.00 £29.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £44.23 £48.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £36.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+1.36% -14.11%

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
40696 38031 35236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.64% 73.82% 71.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 26662 23403 20710
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1104 1181 1433
Average hourly rate £24.00 £25.88 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% -13.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 22 December 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
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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 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 -17 725 £388 -3.12% 237
London -35 311 £425 - 76
South East -6 136 £375 +4.16% 48
City of London -27 78 £428 -2.34% 36
South West +15 70 £315 -16.00% 24
East of England +4 63 £375 +15.38% 21
North West +22 62 £314 +4.58% 19
Hampshire +4 49 £363 -3.33% 6
Scotland +2 42 £350 -1.40% 19
Yorkshire -13 41 £325 - 20
Berkshire -27 33 £450 +28.57% 6
Somerset +19 32 £315 -13.10% 5
Manchester +9 30 £325 +26.21% 12
West Midlands 0 27 £345 +6.15% 13
Edinburgh 0 26 £350 -12.50% 9
Cambridgeshire -6 25 £375 +15.38% 10
Southampton +6 20 £369 -1.66% 2
Reading -7 18 £450 +28.57% 2
West Yorkshire -25 18 £343 +5.38% 9
Surrey +6 17 £413 +27.00% 7
Hertfordshire +8 16 £400 -3.03% 7
Bristol -3 14 £375 +15.38% 8
Cheshire +4 13 £311 -9.12% 3
Peterborough +2 13 £375 +25.00% 1
Essex +8 12 £375 - 2
Lancashire -11 12 £319 +16.02% 3
South Yorkshire +5 11 £400 - 4
Glasgow +3 11 £331 +1.92% 9
East Midlands -11 11 £355 -2.06% 10
Leeds -22 11 £343 +5.38% 6

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 869 (50.76%) Agile Software Development
2 596 (34.81%) SQL
3 562 (32.83%) JavaScript
4 546 (31.89%) HTML
5 504 (29.44%) Java
6 489 (28.56%) CSS
7 460 (26.87%) .NET
8 442 (25.82%) C#
9 413 (24.12%) MVC
10 398 (23.25%) TDD
11 370 (21.61%) Web Services
12 369 (21.55%) XML
13 368 (21.50%) Scrum
14 352 (20.56%) SQL Server
15 342 (19.98%) OO
16 328 (19.16%) Continuous Integration
17 319 (18.63%) Oracle
18 290 (16.94%) ASP.NET
19 269 (15.71%) jQuery
20 254 (14.84%) HTML5
21 247 (14.43%) Git (software)
22 240 (14.02%) Finance
23 219 (12.79%) Spring
24 218 (12.73%) UNIX
25 212 (12.38%) Subversion
26 210 (12.27%) Linux
27 192 (11.21%) Microsoft
28 185 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC
29 182 (10.63%) JUnit
30 180 (10.51%) Ajax

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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
1 135 (7.89%) Apache
2 100 (5.84%) Tomcat
3 68 (3.97%) WebSphere
4 66 (3.86%) CMS
5 62 (3.62%) SharePoint
6 58 (3.39%) IIS
7 48 (2.80%) Node.js
8 35 (2.04%) WebLogic
8 35 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
9 32 (1.87%) JBoss
10 27 (1.58%) Confluence
11 24 (1.40%) Jetty
12 22 (1.29%) Oracle Workflow
13 15 (0.88%) nginx
13 15 (0.88%) Apache Solr
13 15 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 14 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
15 13 (0.76%) MS Exchange
16 11 (0.64%) Umbraco
17 10 (0.58%) Documentum
Applications
1 73 (4.26%) MS Excel
2 30 (1.75%) MS Office
3 10 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
4 9 (0.53%) PowerPivot
5 8 (0.47%) MS Project
6 4 (0.23%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.18%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.058%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.058%) DOC1
8 1 (0.058%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 45 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (1.23%) Oracle General Ledger
3 20 (1.17%) Oracle EBS R12
3 20 (1.17%) Oracle Receivables
4 19 (1.11%) Oracle Payables
5 18 (1.05%) Oracle Assets
6 16 (0.93%) Magento
6 16 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
7 12 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
8 9 (0.53%) Markit EDM
8 9 (0.53%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 9 (0.53%) BusinessWorks
9 8 (0.47%) SAP FI
9 8 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
9 8 (0.47%) SAP CO
10 7 (0.41%) Summit
11 6 (0.35%) Oracle iProcurement
11 6 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
11 6 (0.35%) Oracle 11i
11 6 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 28 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
3 18 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (0.47%) Google App Engine
6 6 (0.35%) SaaS
6 6 (0.35%) Office 365
7 5 (0.29%) Heroku
8 3 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.12%) GitHub
9 2 (0.12%) PaaS
9 2 (0.12%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.12%) AWS Data Pipeline
10 1 (0.058%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.058%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.058%) IaaS
10 1 (0.058%) Joyent
10 1 (0.058%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 69 (4.03%) HTTP
2 54 (3.15%) Internet
3 21 (1.23%) DNS
4 18 (1.05%) DHCP
4 18 (1.05%) FTP
5 15 (0.88%) Intranet
6 14 (0.82%) TCP/IP
7 10 (0.58%) IPsec
8 9 (0.53%) SMTP
8 9 (0.53%) SSL
9 6 (0.35%) SAN
9 6 (0.35%) PBX
9 6 (0.35%) VoIP
9 6 (0.35%) Asterisk PBX
10 5 (0.29%) ATM
10 5 (0.29%) Bluetooth
11 4 (0.23%) LDAP
11 4 (0.23%) iBeacon
12 3 (0.18%) AMQP
12 3 (0.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 352 (20.56%) SQL Server
2 149 (8.70%) Relational Database
3 130 (7.59%) MySQL
4 119 (6.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 88 (5.14%) Oracle Database
6 77 (4.50%) Data Warehouse
7 66 (3.86%) RDBMS
8 54 (3.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 51 (2.98%) SQL Server 2012
10 45 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 37 (2.16%) NoSQL
12 36 (2.10%) Big Data
13 34 (1.99%) Oracle Reports
14 33 (1.93%) Oracle Database 11g
15 32 (1.87%) SQL Server 2005
16 29 (1.69%) Hadoop
17 28 (1.64%) DB2
17 28 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
18 25 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 24 (1.40%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 247 (14.43%) Git (software)
2 212 (12.38%) Subversion
3 182 (10.63%) JUnit
4 162 (9.46%) Maven
5 152 (8.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 119 (6.95%) Visual Studio
7 108 (6.31%) JIRA
8 101 (5.90%) Selenium
8 101 (5.90%) Jenkins
9 77 (4.50%) Mockito
10 71 (4.15%) Ant
11 59 (3.45%) Eclipse
12 55 (3.21%) Jasmine
13 46 (2.69%) NUnit
14 44 (2.57%) TeamCity
15 42 (2.45%) Grunt
16 39 (2.28%) CruiseControl
17 38 (2.22%) PHPUnit
18 30 (1.75%) Cucumber
19 27 (1.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 240 (14.02%) Finance
2 156 (9.11%) Banking
3 69 (4.03%) Investment Banking
4 48 (2.80%) Front Office
5 45 (2.63%) Telecoms
6 43 (2.51%) Marketing
7 38 (2.22%) Retail
8 32 (1.87%) Back Office
9 27 (1.58%) Legal
10 21 (1.23%) Manufacturing
10 21 (1.23%) Publishing
11 16 (0.93%) Games
11 16 (0.93%) Advertising
12 9 (0.53%) Electronics
13 8 (0.47%) General Ledger
14 7 (0.41%) Military
15 5 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.29%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.29%) Automotive
15 5 (0.29%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 1283 (74.94%) Developer
2 226 (13.20%) .NET Developer
3 220 (12.85%) Java Developer
4 156 (9.11%) Senior Developer
5 118 (6.89%) C# Developer
6 86 (5.02%) Front-End Developer
7 82 (4.79%) PHP Developer
8 80 (4.67%) Analyst
9 69 (4.03%) Consultant
9 69 (4.03%) C# .NET Developer
10 68 (3.97%) Web Developer
11 57 (3.33%) Software Developer
12 55 (3.21%) SQL Developer
13 50 (2.92%) Software Engineer
14 47 (2.75%) ASP.NET Developer
14 47 (2.75%) JavaScript Developer
15 37 (2.16%) Android Developer
16 29 (1.69%) ETL Developer
17 28 (1.64%) Programmer
17 28 (1.64%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 546 (31.89%) HTML
2 489 (28.56%) CSS
3 460 (26.87%) .NET
4 370 (21.61%) Web Services
5 369 (21.55%) XML
6 290 (16.94%) ASP.NET
7 269 (15.71%) jQuery
8 254 (14.84%) HTML5
9 219 (12.79%) Spring
10 185 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC
11 180 (10.51%) Ajax
12 172 (10.05%) REST
13 162 (9.46%) JSON
14 161 (9.40%) J2EE
15 156 (9.11%) .NET Framework
16 154 (9.00%) CSS3
17 136 (7.94%) JSP
18 133 (7.77%) AngularJS
19 132 (7.71%) WCF
20 128 (7.48%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 105 (6.13%) User Experience
2 102 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
3 79 (4.61%) Open Source
4 69 (4.03%) Computer Science
5 60 (3.50%) Management Information System
6 43 (2.51%) Data Structures
7 42 (2.45%) Mobile App
8 31 (1.81%) Algorithms
9 30 (1.75%) Fixed Income
9 30 (1.75%) N-Tier
10 27 (1.58%) Data Integration
11 24 (1.40%) Replication
11 24 (1.40%) Derivative
12 23 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
13 21 (1.23%) iPad
14 20 (1.17%) Mainframe
15 19 (1.11%) Inversion of Control
16 17 (0.99%) Market Risk
17 16 (0.93%) Credit Risk
17 16 (0.93%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 218 (12.73%) UNIX
2 210 (12.27%) Linux
3 157 (9.17%) Windows
4 61 (3.56%) Android
5 45 (2.63%) Apple iOS
6 34 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (1.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (0.70%) AIX
9 9 (0.53%) Solaris
9 9 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.47%) VMS
11 7 (0.41%) CentOS
11 7 (0.41%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.29%) zOS
13 4 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.23%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.18%) OpenVMS
14 3 (0.18%) Debian
15 2 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.12%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 869 (50.76%) Agile Software Development
2 413 (24.12%) MVC
3 398 (23.25%) TDD
4 368 (21.50%) Scrum
5 342 (19.98%) OO
6 328 (19.16%) Continuous Integration
7 165 (9.64%) E-Commerce
8 158 (9.23%) BDD
9 150 (8.76%) OOP
10 141 (8.24%) Software Engineering
11 117 (6.83%) Web Development
12 101 (5.90%) SOA
13 99 (5.78%) ETL
13 99 (5.78%) Automated Testing
13 99 (5.78%) Validation
14 90 (5.26%) Integration Testing
15 88 (5.14%) Business Intelligence
16 87 (5.08%) User Acceptance Testing
17 82 (4.79%) OOD
18 80 (4.67%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 596 (34.81%) SQL
2 562 (32.83%) JavaScript
3 504 (29.44%) Java
4 442 (25.82%) C#
5 166 (9.70%) PHP
6 150 (8.76%) T-SQL
7 115 (6.72%) PL/SQL
8 87 (5.08%) Python
9 69 (4.03%) C++
10 61 (3.56%) VB.NET
11 59 (3.45%) Shell Script
12 47 (2.75%) Perl
13 44 (2.57%) VBA
14 42 (2.45%) PHP5
15 39 (2.28%) C
16 33 (1.93%) VB
17 31 (1.81%) Bash Shell
18 24 (1.40%) VBScript
19 23 (1.34%) XPath
20 22 (1.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 160 (9.35%) Security Cleared
2 118 (6.89%) SC Cleared
3 91 (5.32%) Degree
4 36 (2.10%) DV Cleared
5 19 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (0.76%) Sun Certification
6 13 (0.76%) ISEB
7 7 (0.41%) ISEB Practitioner
8 6 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
9 4 (0.23%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.18%) MCPD
10 3 (0.18%) MCTS
10 3 (0.18%) MCSE
11 2 (0.12%) MCT
11 2 (0.12%) ACCA
11 2 (0.12%) MCITP
11 2 (0.12%) Chartered Engineer
12 1 (0.058%) NVQ Level 4
12 1 (0.058%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (7.59%) QA
2 11 (0.64%) SLA
3 7 (0.41%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.41%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.29%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.29%) WAI
5 4 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.23%) HL7
6 2 (0.12%) ISO 8583
6 2 (0.12%) WCAG
6 2 (0.12%) GxP
7 1 (0.058%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.058%) COBIT
System Software
1 50 (2.92%) RACF
2 31 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (1.46%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.35%) Varnish
5 5 (0.29%) Firmware
5 5 (0.29%) Terminal Services
6 4 (0.23%) Xen
7 3 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (0.18%) vCloud
7 3 (0.18%) HDFS
8 2 (0.12%) vSphere
8 2 (0.12%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.058%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.058%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.058%) Samba
9 1 (0.058%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.058%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 25 (1.46%) Puppet
2 17 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
3 16 (0.93%) Oozie
4 13 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (0.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 12 (0.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 12 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 10 (0.58%) Oracle Identity Management
7 7 (0.41%) OMEGAMON
8 5 (0.29%) Control-M
8 5 (0.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.18%) SCCM
9 3 (0.18%) SCOM
10 2 (0.12%) Nagios
10 2 (0.12%) MIIS
10 2 (0.12%) Capistrano
10 2 (0.12%) StatsD
10 2 (0.12%) Kibana
11 1 (0.058%) Ansible
11 1 (0.058%) Salt
Vendors
1 319 (18.63%) Oracle
2 192 (11.21%) Microsoft
3 57 (3.33%) Zend
4 55 (3.21%) SAP
5 54 (3.15%) IBM
6 44 (2.57%) Google
7 37 (2.16%) VMware
8 33 (1.93%) hybris
9 30 (1.75%) Informatica
10 21 (1.23%) Telerik
11 20 (1.17%) Teradata
12 19 (1.11%) HP
12 19 (1.11%) Twitter
13 18 (1.05%) Sybase
13 18 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
14 15 (0.88%) ATG
14 15 (0.88%) Altiris
15 14 (0.82%) MicroStrategy
16 13 (0.76%) TIBCO
17 12 (0.70%) FatWire
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 55 minutes ago
South West London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day initally 6 months
Posted: 13 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 2 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day 2 Months + extension
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £100 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £29.00 - £33.00 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Somerset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: £300 - £370 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Talent International
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £1 per annum + Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago