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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unit Testing
UK
Rank 148 121 145
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +24
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 779 965 774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.74% 1.90% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% 2.32% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 667 513
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 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 9
Median hourly rate £40.50 £40.90 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.97% +4.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.25 £39.50 £26.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.90 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-0.97% +4.87%

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
36851 41553 39200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.17% 81.71% 78.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 24406 26875 25353
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 941 1218 1044
Median hourly rate £33.28 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 -22 721 £425 -1.16% 276
London -23 362 £475 - 95
South East -19 118 £425 +6.25% 48
City of London +9 70 £500 +11.11% 31
Yorkshire +12 52 £400 +0.06% 18
North West +6 50 £381 +8.54% 25
South West -19 45 £350 - 33
West Yorkshire +23 41 £403 +5.57% 10
East of England +10 33 £338 -0.73% 18
Oxfordshire +24 30 £560 +49.33% 2
Berkshire +2 30 £425 -10.52% 14
Scotland -9 28 £363 -3.33% 7
Leeds +4 27 £411 +6.12% 6
West Midlands +2 24 £370 +1.02% 22
Manchester +15 23 £338 +3.84% 13
Glasgow +16 20 £366 +22.08% 1
Hampshire -50 19 £400 +25.00% 11
Oxford +15 18 £600 +26.31% 1
Buckinghamshire +3 15 £350 -15.15% 8
Somerset -1 15 £310 -22.50% 11
Wales +6 14 £200 -42.85% 1
Bristol -13 14 £350 - 14
North East -18 14 £350 -27.94% 3
South Wales +10 13 £196 -45.48%
Milton Keynes +8 13 £350 -16.41% 4
Cheshire +17 12 £488 +43.38% 7
East Midlands -14 12 £350 +7.69% 14
Cardiff +23 11 £189 -37.00%
Essex +10 11 £318 +5.83% 6
Reading -7 11 £425 -10.52% 4

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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.

1 982 (54.95%) Agile Software Development
2 641 (35.87%) Java
3 566 (31.67%) JavaScript
4 539 (30.16%) TDD
5 527 (29.49%) SQL
6 468 (26.19%) .NET
7 466 (26.08%) C#
8 451 (25.24%) HTML
9 410 (22.94%) Scrum
10 402 (22.50%) CSS
11 362 (20.26%) Web Services
12 357 (19.98%) Continuous Integration
13 320 (17.91%) MVC
14 315 (17.63%) Git (software)
15 310 (17.35%) SQL Server
16 298 (16.68%) AngularJS
17 294 (16.45%) BDD
18 279 (15.61%) Software Engineering
19 277 (15.50%) Finance
20 273 (15.28%) XML
21 266 (14.89%) OO
22 246 (13.77%) Oracle
23 244 (13.65%) Spring
24 240 (13.43%) HTML5
24 240 (13.43%) REST
25 211 (11.81%) RESTful
26 199 (11.14%) ASP.NET
27 194 (10.86%) Jenkins
28 193 (10.80%) Microsoft
29 189 (10.58%) JIRA

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 82 (4.59%) WebSphere
2 80 (4.48%) Confluence
3 61 (3.41%) SharePoint
4 57 (3.19%) Tomcat
5 51 (2.85%) Apache Spark
6 46 (2.57%) Apache
7 44 (2.46%) CMS
8 43 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
9 37 (2.07%) JBoss
10 30 (1.68%) IIS
11 27 (1.51%) WebSphere Application Server
12 24 (1.34%) Drupal
13 21 (1.18%) nginx
14 19 (1.06%) NServiceBus
15 18 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
15 18 (1.01%) CICS
16 17 (0.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 17 (0.95%) WebSphere Process Server
17 13 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
17 13 (0.73%) Umbraco
Applications
1 78 (4.36%) MS Excel
2 24 (1.34%) MS Office
3 14 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
4 9 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.45%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.39%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.28%) SketchUp
8 3 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.17%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.11%) Doxygen
9 2 (0.11%) Simulink
10 1 (0.056%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 24 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
2 9 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (0.50%) SAP ERP
2 9 (0.50%) Temenos T24
3 8 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
4 7 (0.39%) Oracle Cash Management
4 7 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.22%) Endur
5 4 (0.22%) ION MarketView
6 3 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.17%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.17%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.17%) SAP GRC
6 3 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.11%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.11%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 108 (6.04%) Amazon AWS
2 98 (5.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 65 (3.64%) GitHub
4 36 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (1.01%) Office 365
6 14 (0.78%) TestFlight
7 12 (0.67%) PaaS
7 12 (0.67%) SaaS
8 9 (0.50%) Amazon Kinesis
8 9 (0.50%) Google Analytics
9 8 (0.45%) IaaS
10 6 (0.34%) Trello
11 5 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.28%) OpenShift
12 4 (0.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 4 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.11%) Bluemix
13 2 (0.11%) G Suite
13 2 (0.11%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 70 (3.92%) HTTP
2 51 (2.85%) Internet
3 24 (1.34%) LDAP
4 21 (1.18%) TCP/IP
5 20 (1.12%) SSL
6 13 (0.73%) DNS
7 11 (0.62%) SAN
7 11 (0.62%) WAN
8 10 (0.56%) Firewall
9 9 (0.50%) iSCSI
10 7 (0.39%) FTP
11 6 (0.34%) Intranet
12 4 (0.22%) SMS
13 3 (0.17%) AMQP
13 3 (0.17%) DHCP
13 3 (0.17%) IPsec
14 2 (0.11%) BIG-IP
14 2 (0.11%) NAS
15 1 (0.056%) Network Security
15 1 (0.056%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 310 (17.35%) SQL Server
2 113 (6.32%) Relational Database
3 103 (5.76%) MySQL
4 83 (4.64%) MongoDB
5 69 (3.86%) PostgreSQL
6 67 (3.75%) Hadoop
7 61 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
8 60 (3.36%) NoSQL
9 57 (3.19%) Oracle Database
10 55 (3.08%) Big Data
10 55 (3.08%) RDBMS
11 50 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
12 48 (2.69%) SQL Server 2012
13 43 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 40 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 38 (2.13%) Apache Hive
16 27 (1.51%) DB2
16 27 (1.51%) Oracle Database 11g
17 25 (1.40%) SQL Server 2005
18 22 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 315 (17.63%) Git (software)
2 194 (10.86%) Jenkins
3 189 (10.58%) JIRA
4 184 (10.30%) JUnit
5 164 (9.18%) Selenium
6 151 (8.45%) Maven
7 141 (7.89%) Visual Studio
8 140 (7.83%) Cucumber
9 131 (7.33%) Team Foundation Server
10 117 (6.55%) Subversion
11 98 (5.48%) Mockito
12 76 (4.25%) NUnit
13 69 (3.86%) Eclipse
14 66 (3.69%) Jasmine
15 65 (3.64%) SoapUI
16 60 (3.36%) Ant
17 53 (2.97%) Grunt
18 47 (2.63%) TeamCity
19 46 (2.57%) gulp
20 45 (2.52%) IntelliJ
General
1 277 (15.50%) Finance
2 162 (9.07%) Banking
3 42 (2.35%) Retail
4 39 (2.18%) Investment Banking
5 28 (1.57%) Games
5 28 (1.57%) Manufacturing
6 26 (1.45%) Publishing
7 24 (1.34%) Front Office
8 23 (1.29%) Back Office
9 20 (1.12%) Marketing
10 13 (0.73%) Law
11 10 (0.56%) Advertising
11 10 (0.56%) General Ledger
11 10 (0.56%) Telecoms
12 9 (0.50%) Legal
12 9 (0.50%) Local Government
12 9 (0.50%) Military
13 8 (0.45%) Electronics
14 7 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.34%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1272 (71.18%) Developer
2 258 (14.44%) Java Developer
3 219 (12.26%) .NET Developer
4 175 (9.79%) C# Developer
5 169 (9.46%) Senior Developer
6 130 (7.27%) JavaScript Developer
7 98 (5.48%) C# .NET Developer
8 97 (5.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 92 (5.15%) SQL Developer
10 85 (4.76%) Software Engineer
11 81 (4.53%) Software Developer
12 78 (4.36%) Consultant
13 73 (4.09%) iOS Developer
14 62 (3.47%) Analyst
15 55 (3.08%) Tester
16 52 (2.91%) Angular Developer
17 49 (2.74%) Agile Developer
18 48 (2.69%) WPF Developer
19 45 (2.52%) Full Stack Developer
19 45 (2.52%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 468 (26.19%) .NET
2 451 (25.24%) HTML
3 402 (22.50%) CSS
4 362 (20.26%) Web Services
5 298 (16.68%) AngularJS
6 273 (15.28%) XML
7 244 (13.65%) Spring
8 240 (13.43%) HTML5
8 240 (13.43%) REST
9 211 (11.81%) RESTful
10 199 (11.14%) ASP.NET
11 186 (10.41%) .NET Framework
12 182 (10.18%) jQuery
13 175 (9.79%) JSON
14 156 (8.73%) Node.js
15 153 (8.56%) SOAP
16 151 (8.45%) CSS3
17 129 (7.22%) ASP.NET MVC
18 114 (6.38%) React
19 110 (6.16%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 132 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
2 101 (5.65%) User Experience
3 80 (4.48%) Computer Science
4 59 (3.30%) Mobile App
5 38 (2.13%) iPad
6 36 (2.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 34 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
8 32 (1.79%) Fixed Income
9 22 (1.23%) Client/Server
10 21 (1.18%) Mainframe
11 20 (1.12%) Data Structures
11 20 (1.12%) Derivative
12 19 (1.06%) Data Centre
12 19 (1.06%) Inversion of Control
12 19 (1.06%) RIA
13 17 (0.95%) iPhone
13 17 (0.95%) Management Information System
13 17 (0.95%) Statistics
14 16 (0.90%) Virtual Team
15 14 (0.78%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 183 (10.24%) Linux
2 149 (8.34%) Unix
3 112 (6.27%) Windows
4 111 (6.21%) Apple iOS
5 70 (3.92%) Android
6 15 (0.84%) Solaris
6 15 (0.84%) Windows Server
7 13 (0.73%) Windows XP
7 13 (0.73%) zOS
8 12 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (0.62%) Mac OS X
10 10 (0.56%) AIX
10 10 (0.56%) Windows 10
11 8 (0.45%) Windows Phone
11 8 (0.45%) Windows Phone 8
12 7 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.28%) CentOS
13 5 (0.28%) HPUX
13 5 (0.28%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 982 (54.95%) Agile Software Development
2 539 (30.16%) TDD
3 410 (22.94%) Scrum
4 357 (19.98%) Continuous Integration
5 320 (17.91%) MVC
6 294 (16.45%) BDD
7 279 (15.61%) Software Engineering
8 266 (14.89%) OO
9 151 (8.45%) Automated Testing
10 137 (7.67%) Integration Testing
11 127 (7.11%) Test Automation
12 125 (6.99%) DevOps
13 123 (6.88%) Front End Development
14 122 (6.83%) Web Development
15 121 (6.77%) Pair Programming
16 119 (6.66%) Continuous Delivery
17 110 (6.16%) SDLC
18 108 (6.04%) E-Commerce
19 104 (5.82%) Kanban
20 97 (5.43%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 641 (35.87%) Java
2 566 (31.67%) JavaScript
3 527 (29.49%) SQL
4 466 (26.08%) C#
5 143 (8.00%) Python
6 112 (6.27%) Scala
7 95 (5.32%) C++
8 86 (4.81%) PL/SQL
9 83 (4.64%) PHP
10 82 (4.59%) Objective-C
11 69 (3.86%) T-SQL
12 64 (3.58%) Apple Swift
13 62 (3.47%) Shell Script
14 51 (2.85%) C
14 51 (2.85%) Perl
15 50 (2.80%) Ruby
16 46 (2.57%) Groovy
17 38 (2.13%) VB.NET
18 33 (1.85%) ES6
19 29 (1.62%) VBA
Qualifications
1 131 (7.33%) Security Cleared
2 115 (6.44%) Degree
3 79 (4.42%) SC Cleared
4 21 (1.18%) DV Cleared
5 20 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
6 16 (0.90%) ISEB
7 13 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (0.67%) ISTQB
9 9 (0.50%) Sun Certification
10 8 (0.45%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
11 5 (0.28%) SAP Certification
12 4 (0.22%) PMP
13 3 (0.17%) CCNP
13 3 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 2 (0.11%) CCNA
14 2 (0.11%) MCSA
14 2 (0.11%) PhD
15 1 (0.056%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (10.13%) QA
2 24 (1.34%) Data Quality
3 18 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
4 15 (0.84%) SDET
5 10 (0.56%) MISRA
6 8 (0.45%) IEC 61508
7 7 (0.39%) ISO26262
8 6 (0.34%) Def Stans
8 6 (0.34%) DO-178B
8 6 (0.34%) MISRA C
9 4 (0.22%) Basel III
9 4 (0.22%) CRD IV
10 3 (0.17%) GAAP
10 3 (0.17%) MiFID
11 2 (0.11%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.11%) WAI
12 1 (0.056%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.056%) SLA
System Software
1 58 (3.25%) Docker
2 27 (1.51%) Active Directory
2 27 (1.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.62%) HDFS
4 9 (0.50%) Samba
5 5 (0.28%) RACF
6 4 (0.22%) NFS
6 4 (0.22%) Squid
7 3 (0.17%) LXC
7 3 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (0.17%) vSphere
8 2 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.11%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.11%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.11%) Xen
9 1 (0.056%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.056%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.056%) Platform Symphony
9 1 (0.056%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 47 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
2 37 (2.07%) Puppet
3 28 (1.57%) Ansible
4 14 (0.78%) CA Service Virtualization
4 14 (0.78%) OMEGAMON
5 13 (0.73%) Terraform
6 11 (0.62%) CA Endevor
6 11 (0.62%) Oracle Identity Management
6 11 (0.62%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 9 (0.50%) Oozie
8 7 (0.39%) Control-M
8 7 (0.39%) Kibana
8 7 (0.39%) logstash
8 7 (0.39%) WebSphere Cast Iron
9 6 (0.34%) Capistrano
9 6 (0.34%) Nagios
10 5 (0.28%) Kubernetes
10 5 (0.28%) zSecure
11 4 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (0.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 246 (13.77%) Oracle
2 193 (10.80%) Microsoft
3 51 (2.85%) SAP
4 48 (2.69%) IBM
5 38 (2.13%) Atlassian
6 34 (1.90%) VMware
7 32 (1.79%) Google
8 26 (1.45%) Teradata
9 25 (1.40%) CA
9 25 (1.40%) Informatica
10 24 (1.34%) Apple
11 21 (1.18%) Splunk
12 19 (1.06%) Perforce
12 19 (1.06%) Red Hat
13 18 (1.01%) Talend
14 16 (0.90%) HP
15 14 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
15 14 (0.78%) Syncsort
15 14 (0.78%) Tableau
15 14 (0.78%) Zend
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