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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unit Testing
UK
Rank 145 122 161
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +39
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 786 979 754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.73% 1.91% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.10% 2.31% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 680 489
Median daily rate £420 £420 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £550 £549
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.36% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 11
Median hourly rate £40.50 £40.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.53 £35.00 £28.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £60.06 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £41.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-1.21% +5.80%

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
37463 42318 40948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.62% 82.71% 79.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 24877 27655 25965
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 969 1164 1085
Median hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +49.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 21 February 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 -17 720 £425 - 268
London -31 315 £500 +5.26% 107
South East +10 140 £403 +3.20% 44
City of London +9 65 £500 +5.82% 31
North West 0 56 £375 -11.76% 29
South West -13 52 £330 -5.71% 28
Yorkshire +1 49 £400 - 14
Berkshire +18 45 £425 -9.09% 7
West Yorkshire +14 40 £400 - 10
Leeds +5 38 £400 - 10
Scotland +1 31 £363 -3.33% 7
East Midlands +5 29 £350 +8.52% 12
Manchester +11 27 £320 +0.78% 17
Hampshire -12 27 £390 +30.00% 16
North East -4 26 £350 -27.94% 2
West Midlands +6 25 £395 +12.85% 17
Glasgow +20 23 £358 +19.16% 2
Tyne and Wear -5 23 £350 -27.94% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -9 23 £350 -27.94% 1
Buckinghamshire +3 21 £350 +7.69% 5
Reading -10 19 £400 -15.78%
East of England -11 19 £305 -10.29% 14
Bristol -10 18 £350 - 9
Milton Keynes +6 17 £350 +7.69% 3
Oxfordshire +3 16 £523 +49.28% 3
Birmingham +11 13 £390 -0.95% 3
Wales -25 13 £200 -45.94% 2
Cheshire +7 12 £500 +13.96% 3
Somerset +2 12 £280 -35.26% 9
Northern Ireland -4 12 £420 -

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 956 (54.63%) Agile Software Development
2 641 (36.63%) Java
3 575 (32.86%) JavaScript
4 521 (29.77%) TDD
5 495 (28.29%) SQL
6 455 (26.00%) .NET
7 446 (25.49%) HTML
8 444 (25.37%) C#
9 414 (23.66%) Scrum
10 403 (23.03%) CSS
11 358 (20.46%) Web Services
12 331 (18.91%) MVC
13 320 (18.29%) Continuous Integration
13 320 (18.29%) Git (software)
14 288 (16.46%) AngularJS
15 273 (15.60%) BDD
15 273 (15.60%) SQL Server
16 265 (15.14%) Software Engineering
17 263 (15.03%) Finance
18 253 (14.46%) Spring
19 250 (14.29%) OO
20 247 (14.11%) XML
21 240 (13.71%) HTML5
22 239 (13.66%) REST
23 237 (13.54%) Oracle
24 230 (13.14%) RESTful
25 197 (11.26%) ASP.NET
26 191 (10.91%) JIRA
26 191 (10.91%) Jenkins
27 188 (10.74%) 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 89 (5.09%) Confluence
2 82 (4.69%) WebSphere
3 54 (3.09%) Tomcat
4 53 (3.03%) SharePoint
5 48 (2.74%) JBoss
6 44 (2.51%) Elasticsearch
7 42 (2.40%) Apache Spark
7 42 (2.40%) CMS
8 37 (2.11%) Apache
9 35 (2.00%) WebSphere Application Server
10 24 (1.37%) Drupal
11 20 (1.14%) nginx
11 20 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 18 (1.03%) CICS
12 18 (1.03%) WebSphere Process Server
13 16 (0.91%) IIS
13 16 (0.91%) WebLogic
14 14 (0.80%) NServiceBus
15 13 (0.74%) Umbraco
16 11 (0.63%) Alfresco
Applications
1 87 (4.97%) MS Excel
2 25 (1.43%) MS Office
3 13 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
4 10 (0.57%) Photoshop
5 9 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.34%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.23%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.17%) SketchUp
10 2 (0.11%) Doxygen
10 2 (0.11%) InVision
10 2 (0.11%) LaTeX
10 2 (0.11%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 26 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.63%) Temenos T24
3 9 (0.51%) Oracle Cash Management
3 9 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
3 9 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
4 8 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
4 8 (0.46%) SAP ERP
5 7 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (0.34%) Endur
6 6 (0.34%) Oracle Retail
6 6 (0.34%) SAP EHS
7 4 (0.23%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 4 (0.23%) ION MarketView
8 3 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.17%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.17%) SAP GRC
8 3 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 106 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (4.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (3.66%) GitHub
4 33 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
5 19 (1.09%) Office 365
6 10 (0.57%) SaaS
7 9 (0.51%) Amazon Kinesis
7 9 (0.51%) PaaS
7 9 (0.51%) TestFlight
8 8 (0.46%) IaaS
9 7 (0.40%) Google Analytics
10 6 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.29%) OpenShift
12 4 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 4 (0.23%) G Suite
12 4 (0.23%) Trello
13 3 (0.17%) Google App Engine
13 3 (0.17%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 57 (3.26%) HTTP
2 49 (2.80%) Internet
3 20 (1.14%) LDAP
4 18 (1.03%) SSL
5 16 (0.91%) TCP/IP
6 9 (0.51%) Firewall
7 7 (0.40%) DNS
7 7 (0.40%) FTP
7 7 (0.40%) Intranet
7 7 (0.40%) SAN
7 7 (0.40%) WAN
8 5 (0.29%) iSCSI
9 3 (0.17%) AMQP
9 3 (0.17%) SMS
10 2 (0.11%) DHCP
10 2 (0.11%) IPsec
10 2 (0.11%) NAS
11 1 (0.057%) BIG-IP
11 1 (0.057%) Network Security
11 1 (0.057%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 273 (15.60%) SQL Server
2 116 (6.63%) Relational Database
3 88 (5.03%) MySQL
4 78 (4.46%) MongoDB
5 65 (3.71%) PostgreSQL
6 57 (3.26%) NoSQL
6 57 (3.26%) Oracle Database
7 56 (3.20%) RDBMS
8 51 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
9 49 (2.80%) Hadoop
10 48 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
11 42 (2.40%) Big Data
12 40 (2.29%) SQL Server 2012
13 34 (1.94%) Oracle Database 11g
14 30 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 30 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 29 (1.66%) Apache Hive
16 28 (1.60%) DB2
16 28 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
17 22 (1.26%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 320 (18.29%) Git (software)
2 191 (10.91%) Jenkins
2 191 (10.91%) JIRA
3 174 (9.94%) JUnit
4 168 (9.60%) Selenium
5 148 (8.46%) Cucumber
6 138 (7.89%) Maven
7 131 (7.49%) Visual Studio
8 117 (6.69%) Team Foundation Server
9 108 (6.17%) Mockito
10 93 (5.31%) Subversion
11 84 (4.80%) NUnit
12 66 (3.77%) Eclipse
13 65 (3.71%) Jasmine
14 62 (3.54%) SoapUI
15 57 (3.26%) Ant
16 52 (2.97%) gulp
17 51 (2.91%) TeamCity
18 50 (2.86%) Grunt
19 48 (2.74%) Moq
General
1 263 (15.03%) Finance
2 147 (8.40%) Banking
3 49 (2.80%) Retail
4 31 (1.77%) Manufacturing
5 29 (1.66%) Investment Banking
6 27 (1.54%) Publishing
7 26 (1.49%) Games
8 22 (1.26%) Back Office
9 18 (1.03%) Marketing
10 16 (0.91%) Front Office
11 14 (0.80%) Law
11 14 (0.80%) Telecoms
12 10 (0.57%) General Ledger
13 9 (0.51%) Legal
13 9 (0.51%) Military
13 9 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (0.46%) Electronics
14 8 (0.46%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.40%) Advertising
15 7 (0.40%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 1256 (71.77%) Developer
2 264 (15.09%) Java Developer
3 204 (11.66%) .NET Developer
4 168 (9.60%) C# Developer
5 164 (9.37%) Senior Developer
6 143 (8.17%) JavaScript Developer
7 103 (5.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 88 (5.03%) C# .NET Developer
9 86 (4.91%) SQL Developer
10 85 (4.86%) Software Engineer
11 78 (4.46%) Consultant
11 78 (4.46%) Software Developer
12 68 (3.89%) Analyst
13 63 (3.60%) iOS Developer
14 57 (3.26%) Angular Developer
15 54 (3.09%) Agile Developer
15 54 (3.09%) Oracle Developer
16 53 (3.03%) Tester
17 50 (2.86%) WPF Developer
18 47 (2.69%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 455 (26.00%) .NET
2 446 (25.49%) HTML
3 403 (23.03%) CSS
4 358 (20.46%) Web Services
5 288 (16.46%) AngularJS
6 253 (14.46%) Spring
7 247 (14.11%) XML
8 240 (13.71%) HTML5
9 239 (13.66%) REST
10 230 (13.14%) RESTful
11 197 (11.26%) ASP.NET
12 184 (10.51%) jQuery
13 175 (10.00%) .NET Framework
14 166 (9.49%) Node.js
15 163 (9.31%) SOAP
16 155 (8.86%) CSS3
17 154 (8.80%) JSON
18 136 (7.77%) ASP.NET MVC
19 119 (6.80%) Hibernate
20 111 (6.34%) React
Miscellaneous
1 123 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
2 109 (6.23%) User Experience
3 59 (3.37%) Mobile App
4 56 (3.20%) Computer Science
5 38 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 31 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
7 26 (1.49%) iPad
8 23 (1.31%) Fixed Income
9 22 (1.26%) Client/Server
9 22 (1.26%) Data Structures
9 22 (1.26%) Derivative
10 21 (1.20%) Mainframe
10 21 (1.20%) RIA
11 20 (1.14%) Data Centre
12 18 (1.03%) Fintech
13 17 (0.97%) Management Information System
14 14 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
14 14 (0.80%) Virtual Team
15 12 (0.69%) N-Tier
15 12 (0.69%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 188 (10.74%) Linux
2 127 (7.26%) Unix
3 101 (5.77%) Apple iOS
4 98 (5.60%) Windows
5 77 (4.40%) Android
6 14 (0.80%) Windows XP
7 13 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (0.74%) Windows Server
8 12 (0.69%) AIX
8 12 (0.69%) Windows 10
8 12 (0.69%) zOS
9 11 (0.63%) Solaris
10 9 (0.51%) Windows Phone
11 8 (0.46%) Mac OS X
11 8 (0.46%) Windows Phone 8
11 8 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.34%) CentOS
13 5 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.23%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 956 (54.63%) Agile Software Development
2 521 (29.77%) TDD
3 414 (23.66%) Scrum
4 331 (18.91%) MVC
5 320 (18.29%) Continuous Integration
6 273 (15.60%) BDD
7 265 (15.14%) Software Engineering
8 250 (14.29%) OO
9 146 (8.34%) Automated Testing
10 144 (8.23%) Integration Testing
11 138 (7.89%) DevOps
12 129 (7.37%) Front End Development
13 122 (6.97%) Pair Programming
14 115 (6.57%) Web Development
15 114 (6.51%) Test Automation
16 106 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
17 105 (6.00%) Continuous Delivery
18 104 (5.94%) SDLC
19 103 (5.89%) Microservices
20 101 (5.77%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 641 (36.63%) Java
2 575 (32.86%) JavaScript
3 495 (28.29%) SQL
4 444 (25.37%) C#
5 134 (7.66%) Python
6 112 (6.40%) Scala
7 92 (5.26%) C++
8 82 (4.69%) PHP
9 78 (4.46%) PL/SQL
10 73 (4.17%) Objective-C
11 67 (3.83%) Shell Script
12 59 (3.37%) T-SQL
13 55 (3.14%) Apple Swift
14 54 (3.09%) Ruby
15 49 (2.80%) VB.NET
16 46 (2.63%) Groovy
17 45 (2.57%) Perl
18 44 (2.51%) C
19 41 (2.34%) ES6
20 31 (1.77%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 126 (7.20%) Security Cleared
2 91 (5.20%) Degree
3 78 (4.46%) SC Cleared
4 19 (1.09%) DV Cleared
5 16 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
6 11 (0.63%) ISEB
7 10 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (0.57%) Sun Certification
8 8 (0.46%) ISTQB
9 7 (0.40%) PMI Certification
10 6 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
11 5 (0.29%) SAP Certification
12 4 (0.23%) PMP
13 3 (0.17%) CCNP
13 3 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.17%) HND
13 3 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 2 (0.11%) CCNA
14 2 (0.11%) Oracle Certification
14 2 (0.11%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 185 (10.57%) QA
2 22 (1.26%) Data Quality
3 15 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
4 14 (0.80%) SDET
5 9 (0.51%) IEC 61508
6 8 (0.46%) ISO26262
6 8 (0.46%) MISRA
7 7 (0.40%) Def Stans
7 7 (0.40%) DO-178B
7 7 (0.40%) MISRA C
8 4 (0.23%) Basel III
8 4 (0.23%) CRD IV
9 3 (0.17%) MiFID
10 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.11%) WAI
11 1 (0.057%) ARP4754
11 1 (0.057%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.057%) IFRS
11 1 (0.057%) SLA
System Software
1 61 (3.49%) Docker
2 28 (1.60%) Active Directory
3 23 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.29%) Samba
5 4 (0.23%) HDFS
6 3 (0.17%) LXC
6 3 (0.17%) NFS
6 3 (0.17%) Squid
6 3 (0.17%) VirtualBox
6 3 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (0.17%) vSphere
7 2 (0.11%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.11%) RACF
7 2 (0.11%) Varnish
7 2 (0.11%) Xen
8 1 (0.057%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.057%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.057%) Platform Symphony
8 1 (0.057%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 51 (2.91%) Opscode Chef
2 41 (2.34%) Puppet
3 26 (1.49%) Ansible
4 16 (0.91%) Terraform
5 14 (0.80%) CA Service Virtualization
5 14 (0.80%) OMEGAMON
6 12 (0.69%) Oracle Identity Management
6 12 (0.69%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 11 (0.63%) CA Endevor
8 9 (0.51%) Oozie
9 8 (0.46%) Control-M
10 7 (0.40%) WebSphere Cast Iron
11 6 (0.34%) HockeyApp
11 6 (0.34%) Kibana
11 6 (0.34%) logstash
12 5 (0.29%) Capistrano
12 5 (0.29%) Kubernetes
12 5 (0.29%) Nagios
13 4 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
13 4 (0.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 237 (13.54%) Oracle
2 180 (10.29%) Microsoft
3 58 (3.31%) SAP
4 52 (2.97%) IBM
5 36 (2.06%) Atlassian
6 30 (1.71%) Google
7 29 (1.66%) VMware
8 25 (1.43%) CA
9 22 (1.26%) Teradata
10 20 (1.14%) Perforce
10 20 (1.14%) Splunk
11 18 (1.03%) Apple
12 16 (0.91%) Red Hat
13 15 (0.86%) HP
13 15 (0.86%) Zend
14 14 (0.80%) Informatica
14 14 (0.80%) Syncsort
15 13 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
15 13 (0.74%) Talend
16 12 (0.69%) Sitecore
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Net Talent
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Prospectus IT Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £440 per day + DOE
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leicestershire
Searchability
Rate: £280 - £330 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Stott & May
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Pearson Frank
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £340 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Salt
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £375 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £150 to £225 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Midlands
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £350.00 - £450 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle, County Down
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 5 days ago
South east
TRG
Rate: 425 Per Day plus excellent benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago