The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 106 120 115
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -5
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 1013 864 1005
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.85% 1.69% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.50% 2.32% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 663 522 601
Average daily rate
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£388 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £300 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £625 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 15
Average hourly rate £37.50 £34.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -6.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £29.35 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £59.00 £51.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -12.16%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40487 37295 40755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.10% 72.93% 70.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 25009 22626 23492
Average daily rate £400 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.12% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1153 1056 1466
Average hourly rate £23.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £45.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -

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 August 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 1 August 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 1 August 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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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 +8 870 £400 -2.43% 283
London -25 401 £425 -5.55% 129
South East +11 124 £325 -7.14% 46
South West +23 110 £375 +10.47% 18
City of London +1 85 £450 +1.40% 41
Scotland +24 84 £375 -14.33% 18
East of England +31 82 £325 -17.46% 24
North West +27 51 £460 +41.53% 22
Somerset +12 46 £355 +14.51% 1
Bristol +1 39 £400 +14.28% 6
West Midlands -9 38 £309 -12.41% 13
Hampshire -22 37 £327 -0.79% 8
Glasgow +18 34 £375 - 5
Taunton +2 33 £330 +6.45%
Yorkshire +11 32 £325 - 22
Edinburgh +6 30 £370 - 11
Berkshire +6 28 £425 -1.16% 11
Cambridgeshire +15 27 £360 - 12
Wales +7 25 £380 +26.66% 6
East Midlands -5 25 £315 -21.25% 7
West Yorkshire +10 23 £325 -1.88% 11
Norfolk +7 21 £325 +62.50% 1
South Wales +2 20 £380 +38.18% 5
Manchester +17 19 £325 - 11
Norwich +3 19 £325 +62.50% 1
Cheshire +9 18 £510 +31.61% 2
Reading +13 16 £450 +4.65% 6
Warrington +2 16 £515 -
Leeds +1 13 £325 -1.88% 5
Cardiff 0 13 £300 +4.34% 4

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 651 (34.07%) SQL
2 636 (33.28%) .NET
3 633 (33.12%) C#
4 579 (30.30%) HTML
5 572 (29.93%) JavaScript
6 548 (28.68%) Agile Software Development
7 506 (26.48%) CSS
8 499 (26.11%) Java
9 482 (25.22%) TDD
10 467 (24.44%) MVC
11 430 (22.50%) SQL Server
12 402 (21.04%) Scrum
13 394 (20.62%) Web Services
14 376 (19.68%) ASP.NET
15 354 (18.52%) XML
16 331 (17.32%) OO
16 331 (17.32%) jQuery
17 317 (16.59%) Continuous Integration
18 297 (15.54%) Oracle
19 290 (15.18%) Finance
20 251 (13.13%) HTML5
21 247 (12.93%) Microsoft
22 228 (11.93%) Spring
23 217 (11.36%) ASP.NET MVC
24 200 (10.47%) .NET Framework
25 198 (10.36%) Subversion
26 194 (10.15%) Git (software)
27 193 (10.10%) Linux
28 183 (9.58%) JSON
29 179 (9.37%) WCF

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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
1 103 (5.39%) CMS
2 85 (4.45%) Tomcat
3 70 (3.66%) Apache
4 57 (2.98%) SharePoint
5 53 (2.77%) IIS
6 42 (2.20%) WebSphere
7 40 (2.09%) Node.js
8 38 (1.99%) Confluence
9 32 (1.67%) WebLogic
10 30 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
11 23 (1.20%) Sitecore CMS
12 21 (1.10%) K2 blackpearl
13 20 (1.05%) Jetty
14 19 (0.99%) Oracle Workflow
15 17 (0.89%) MS Exchange
16 16 (0.84%) nginx
17 15 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
17 15 (0.78%) SAS
18 14 (0.73%) Apache Solr
19 12 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 81 (4.24%) MS Excel
2 13 (0.68%) MS Office
3 11 (0.58%) Photoshop
4 7 (0.37%) InfoPath
4 7 (0.37%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.31%) MS Project
5 6 (0.31%) PowerPivot
6 3 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.052%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 28 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (1.15%) Oracle EBS R12
3 20 (1.05%) Oracle Applications
4 16 (0.84%) Oracle Payables
4 16 (0.84%) Oracle Receivables
4 16 (0.84%) Oracle Assets
4 16 (0.84%) Oracle General Ledger
5 14 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
6 13 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 13 (0.68%) Magento
7 12 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
7 12 (0.63%) Markit EDM
8 9 (0.47%) SAP FI-CA
8 9 (0.47%) SAP BPC
9 8 (0.42%) SAP IS-U
10 7 (0.37%) SAP FI
11 6 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
11 6 (0.31%) SAP CO
11 6 (0.31%) SAP SRM
12 4 (0.21%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 47 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
3 18 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
4 14 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (0.63%) SaaS
5 12 (0.63%) PaaS
6 11 (0.58%) Google App Engine
7 7 (0.37%) IaaS
8 4 (0.21%) Heroku
8 4 (0.21%) Office 365
9 2 (0.10%) GitHub
10 1 (0.052%) Force.com
10 1 (0.052%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 83 (4.34%) HTTP
2 50 (2.62%) Internet
3 19 (0.99%) SSL
4 16 (0.84%) TCP/IP
5 14 (0.73%) FTP
5 14 (0.73%) DNS
5 14 (0.73%) Intranet
6 12 (0.63%) DHCP
7 11 (0.58%) IPsec
8 7 (0.37%) X.400
8 7 (0.37%) X.500
9 6 (0.31%) SMTP
10 5 (0.26%) SMS
10 5 (0.26%) SAN
11 4 (0.21%) Firewall
12 3 (0.16%) NFC
12 3 (0.16%) Asterisk PBX
12 3 (0.16%) LDAP
12 3 (0.16%) VoIP
12 3 (0.16%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 430 (22.50%) SQL Server
2 146 (7.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 136 (7.12%) Relational Database
4 111 (5.81%) MySQL
5 84 (4.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 82 (4.29%) Oracle Database
7 77 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
8 72 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 67 (3.51%) RDBMS
10 66 (3.45%) NoSQL
11 52 (2.72%) SQL Server 2012
12 35 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
13 32 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
13 32 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
14 29 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 29 (1.52%) Oracle BI EE
15 27 (1.41%) Hadoop
16 20 (1.05%) Oracle ODI
17 18 (0.94%) MongoDB
18 17 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 198 (10.36%) Subversion
2 194 (10.15%) Git (software)
3 164 (8.58%) Visual Studio
4 157 (8.22%) JUnit
5 150 (7.85%) Team Foundation Server
6 121 (6.33%) Maven
7 111 (5.81%) Selenium
8 99 (5.18%) Jenkins
9 98 (5.13%) NUnit
10 97 (5.08%) JIRA
11 73 (3.82%) Jasmine
12 58 (3.04%) TeamCity
13 54 (2.83%) Eclipse
14 47 (2.46%) Ant
15 44 (2.30%) MSTest
16 37 (1.94%) CruiseControl
17 34 (1.78%) Hudson
18 33 (1.73%) PHPUnit
19 30 (1.57%) QUnit
19 30 (1.57%) SpecFlow
General
1 290 (15.18%) Finance
2 141 (7.38%) Banking
3 67 (3.51%) Front Office
4 61 (3.19%) Retail
5 59 (3.09%) Back Office
6 56 (2.93%) Investment Banking
7 43 (2.25%) Marketing
8 34 (1.78%) Telecoms
9 32 (1.67%) Publishing
10 25 (1.31%) Legal
11 21 (1.10%) Advertising
12 19 (0.99%) Billing
12 19 (0.99%) Games
13 18 (0.94%) Manufacturing
14 9 (0.47%) Military
15 7 (0.37%) French Language
16 6 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.26%) Dutch Language
17 5 (0.26%) Financial Institution
17 5 (0.26%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1436 (75.14%) Developer
2 322 (16.85%) .NET Developer
3 220 (11.51%) Java Developer
4 202 (10.57%) Senior Developer
5 145 (7.59%) C# Developer
6 110 (5.76%) Web Developer
7 89 (4.66%) Analyst
8 87 (4.55%) Consultant
9 83 (4.34%) C# .NET Developer
10 77 (4.03%) ASP.NET Developer
11 75 (3.92%) PHP Developer
12 72 (3.77%) Front-End Developer
13 70 (3.66%) SQL Developer
14 55 (2.88%) Software Engineer
15 53 (2.77%) JavaScript Developer
16 50 (2.62%) Software Developer
16 50 (2.62%) Lead Developer
17 43 (2.25%) Architect
18 40 (2.09%) Senior .NET Developer
19 37 (1.94%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 636 (33.28%) .NET
2 579 (30.30%) HTML
3 506 (26.48%) CSS
4 394 (20.62%) Web Services
5 376 (19.68%) ASP.NET
6 354 (18.52%) XML
7 331 (17.32%) jQuery
8 251 (13.13%) HTML5
9 228 (11.93%) Spring
10 217 (11.36%) ASP.NET MVC
11 200 (10.47%) .NET Framework
12 183 (9.58%) JSON
13 179 (9.37%) WCF
14 176 (9.21%) Ajax
15 162 (8.48%) CSS3
16 145 (7.59%) REST
17 144 (7.54%) J2EE
18 143 (7.48%) SOAP
19 132 (6.91%) RESTful
20 125 (6.54%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 103 (5.39%) Open Source
2 78 (4.08%) Computer Science
3 50 (2.62%) Derivative
4 37 (1.94%) N-Tier
5 31 (1.62%) Equities
6 28 (1.47%) Visualisation
6 28 (1.47%) Management Information System
6 28 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
7 27 (1.41%) Mobile App
8 26 (1.36%) Inversion of Control
8 26 (1.36%) Replication
9 25 (1.31%) Equity Derivative
10 23 (1.20%) Mathematics
11 22 (1.15%) Fixed Income
12 17 (0.89%) Smartphone
12 17 (0.89%) Mobile Payment
13 16 (0.84%) W3C
14 13 (0.68%) Credit Risk
14 13 (0.68%) Market Risk
15 12 (0.63%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 193 (10.10%) Linux
2 176 (9.21%) UNIX
2 176 (9.21%) Windows
3 61 (3.19%) Android
4 58 (3.04%) Apple iOS
5 31 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (0.99%) Mac OS X
8 11 (0.58%) Solaris
9 7 (0.37%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.31%) AIX
10 6 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
11 5 (0.26%) CentOS
11 5 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (0.16%) BlackBerry OS
13 3 (0.16%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.16%) Fedora
13 3 (0.16%) Debian
14 2 (0.10%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 548 (28.68%) Agile Software Development
2 482 (25.22%) TDD
3 467 (24.44%) MVC
4 402 (21.04%) Scrum
5 331 (17.32%) OO
6 317 (16.59%) Continuous Integration
7 165 (8.63%) BDD
8 163 (8.53%) Software Engineering
9 148 (7.74%) User Acceptance Testing
10 141 (7.38%) OOP
11 137 (7.17%) SOA
12 128 (6.70%) E-Commerce
13 122 (6.38%) Integration Testing
14 120 (6.28%) Web Development
15 112 (5.86%) Business Intelligence
16 104 (5.44%) Configuration Management
17 86 (4.50%) Multithreading
18 84 (4.40%) UML
18 84 (4.40%) Automated Testing
19 82 (4.29%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 651 (34.07%) SQL
2 633 (33.12%) C#
3 572 (29.93%) JavaScript
4 499 (26.11%) Java
5 175 (9.16%) T-SQL
6 167 (8.74%) PHP
7 121 (6.33%) C++
8 106 (5.55%) Python
9 88 (4.60%) PL/SQL
10 72 (3.77%) VB.NET
11 67 (3.51%) Perl
12 59 (3.09%) Shell Script
13 49 (2.56%) Ruby
14 44 (2.30%) Scala
15 42 (2.20%) PowerShell
16 36 (1.88%) VBScript
17 31 (1.62%) C
18 29 (1.52%) VB
18 29 (1.52%) VBA
19 25 (1.31%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 148 (7.74%) Security Cleared
2 127 (6.65%) Degree
3 110 (5.76%) SC Cleared
4 23 (1.20%) DV Cleared
5 21 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (0.68%) ISEB
7 8 (0.42%) Sun Certification
7 8 (0.42%) CTC Cleared
8 7 (0.37%) MCSD
9 6 (0.31%) MCP
10 5 (0.26%) ISTQB
10 5 (0.26%) MCPD
10 5 (0.26%) MCTS
11 4 (0.21%) MCSE
12 3 (0.16%) MBA
13 2 (0.10%) MCT
13 2 (0.10%) Chartered Engineer
13 2 (0.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 1 (0.052%) ISEB Practitioner
14 1 (0.052%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (8.74%) QA
2 15 (0.78%) ISO 9001
3 11 (0.58%) WAI
4 7 (0.37%) SLA
5 5 (0.26%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.21%) ISO 14001
6 4 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.10%) JTAG
7 2 (0.10%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.052%) FINREP
8 1 (0.052%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.052%) Section 508
8 1 (0.052%) Basel III
8 1 (0.052%) HL7
8 1 (0.052%) TickIT
8 1 (0.052%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 43 (2.25%) Active Directory
2 29 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.68%) RACF
4 11 (0.58%) VMware ESX
5 7 (0.37%) XenDesktop
6 6 (0.31%) XenApp
6 6 (0.31%) Xen
7 4 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
7 4 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.21%) HDFS
8 3 (0.16%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.10%) Samba
9 2 (0.10%) Postfix
9 2 (0.10%) vSphere
9 2 (0.10%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.052%) KVM
10 1 (0.052%) ACF2
10 1 (0.052%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 23 (1.20%) Puppet
2 12 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (0.52%) Control-M
4 9 (0.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 8 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 6 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 5 (0.26%) Oozie
8 4 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.21%) SCCM
8 4 (0.21%) SCOM
8 4 (0.21%) Data Guard
8 4 (0.21%) Vagrant
8 4 (0.21%) Kibana
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Management
9 3 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.10%) MIIS
10 2 (0.10%) Capistrano
11 1 (0.052%) Ansible
Vendors
1 297 (15.54%) Oracle
2 247 (12.93%) Microsoft
3 85 (4.45%) SAP
4 58 (3.04%) Zend
5 43 (2.25%) VMware
5 43 (2.25%) JBoss
6 36 (1.88%) hybris
7 29 (1.52%) Google
8 28 (1.47%) Sitecore
9 26 (1.36%) Telerik
9 26 (1.36%) Sybase
10 20 (1.05%) Informatica
11 18 (0.94%) Teradata
11 18 (0.94%) HP
12 17 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
13 16 (0.84%) Twitter
13 16 (0.84%) Apple
13 16 (0.84%) IBM
14 15 (0.78%) Sun
15 12 (0.63%) Citrix
South East
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £450 - £451 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Isle of Man
Westbourne Partners Ltd
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £485.00 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Basildon, Essex
Connectus
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Isle of Man
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £379.12 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £350 - £400 per month
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Shefford, Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Rate: From £380 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago