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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 122 129 144
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +15
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 973 891 686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.75% 1.64% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.28% 2.19% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 609 571 402
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 11
Average hourly rate £39.00 £38.75 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +17.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.75 £28.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.75 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £32.75
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +18.32%

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
42637 40757 35014
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.47% 74.91% 73.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 26600 25526 20864
Average daily rate £413 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1237 1168 1069
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.99 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.03% -9.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £50.00 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 4 May 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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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 +8 868 £380 +1.33% 334
London +18 437 £425 +6.11% 132
South East -1 145 £350 +6.06% 56
City of London -2 92 £400 -3.03% 31
South West +30 72 £323 +0.78% 24
North West +6 66 £309 -20.83% 41
Yorkshire +4 66 £300 -14.28% 19
West Yorkshire -6 49 £300 -17.24% 13
Scotland -25 47 £350 +8.10% 21
Wales +26 40 £428 -14.50% 4
Buckinghamshire +8 40 £319 -3.40% 1
South Wales +30 38 £428 -14.50% 4
Somerset +25 38 £314 -1.87% 2
East Midlands +1 36 £325 +2.76% 11
Taunton +26 35 £314 -9.64% 2
Hampshire +13 35 £325 -0.11% 9
Manchester +10 35 £338 -13.46% 21
Berkshire 0 33 £350 -6.66% 22
Leeds -25 27 £300 -15.78% 9
Nottinghamshire +13 26 £325 - 4
Nottingham +9 26 £325 -2.98% 4
West Midlands -14 26 £325 -18.75% 17
Newport - 25 £430 - 2
Reading +6 21 £350 -6.66% 15
Cheshire +7 19 £318 - 10
Glasgow -22 19 £375 +20.48% 11
Edinburgh -5 18 £355 - 6
East of England -26 17 £413 +10.00% 28
Milton Keynes +4 16 £318 -0.78%
Bradford -3 16 £350 -16.66% 2

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 973 (55.76%) Agile Software Development
2 557 (31.92%) SQL
3 551 (31.58%) .NET
4 526 (30.14%) JavaScript
5 518 (29.68%) C#
6 517 (29.63%) Java
7 459 (26.30%) HTML
8 458 (26.25%) TDD
9 434 (24.87%) MVC
10 416 (23.84%) CSS
11 414 (23.72%) Scrum
12 404 (23.15%) SQL Server
13 392 (22.46%) OO
14 390 (22.35%) XML
15 371 (21.26%) Continuous Integration
16 316 (18.11%) Web Services
17 312 (17.88%) Oracle
18 308 (17.65%) ASP.NET
19 279 (15.99%) jQuery
20 254 (14.56%) .NET Framework
21 253 (14.50%) Git (software)
22 249 (14.27%) Finance
23 229 (13.12%) Subversion
24 209 (11.98%) Linux
25 206 (11.81%) Security Cleared
26 201 (11.52%) HTML5
27 194 (11.12%) Microsoft
28 191 (10.95%) WCF
29 181 (10.37%) Spring
29 181 (10.37%) Software Engineering

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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
1 104 (5.96%) Apache
2 98 (5.62%) WebSphere
3 96 (5.50%) CMS
4 92 (5.27%) Tomcat
5 65 (3.72%) JBoss
6 61 (3.50%) IIS
7 47 (2.69%) WebLogic
8 36 (2.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 34 (1.95%) Node.js
9 34 (1.95%) nginx
10 29 (1.66%) BizTalk Server
11 27 (1.55%) Jetty
12 26 (1.49%) MQSeries
12 26 (1.49%) Umbraco
13 25 (1.43%) SharePoint
14 19 (1.09%) Confluence
14 19 (1.09%) Sitecore CMS
15 16 (0.92%) Oracle Workflow
15 16 (0.92%) Kentico
15 16 (0.92%) Drupal
Applications
1 80 (4.58%) MS Excel
2 22 (1.26%) MS Office
3 6 (0.34%) MS Project
4 5 (0.29%) Simulink
5 4 (0.23%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.23%) PowerPivot
6 3 (0.17%) TargetLink
7 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.057%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.057%) Stateflow
8 1 (0.057%) DOC1
Business Applications
1 15 (0.86%) Oracle 11i
2 12 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
3 11 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (0.57%) Magento
5 9 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
6 6 (0.34%) Tridion
6 6 (0.34%) Markit EDM
7 5 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
8 4 (0.23%) SAP MII
8 4 (0.23%) SAP BPC
8 4 (0.23%) Temenos T24
8 4 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.23%) SAP EWM
8 4 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 46 (2.64%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
4 20 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
5 19 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
6 17 (0.97%) Google App Engine
7 10 (0.57%) GitHub
8 6 (0.34%) PaaS
9 5 (0.29%) Office 365
9 5 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (0.29%) SaaS
10 4 (0.23%) Heroku
11 3 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
11 3 (0.17%) Yammer
11 3 (0.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 3 (0.17%) Google Checkout
12 2 (0.11%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.057%) Joyent
13 1 (0.057%) AWS OpsWorks
13 1 (0.057%) CallidusCloud
Communications & Networking
1 67 (3.84%) HTTP
2 31 (1.78%) Internet
3 30 (1.72%) TCP/IP
4 21 (1.20%) DNS
5 20 (1.15%) FTP
6 18 (1.03%) DHCP
7 15 (0.86%) IPsec
8 13 (0.74%) SSL
9 11 (0.63%) Intranet
10 5 (0.29%) AMQP
11 4 (0.23%) LDAP
11 4 (0.23%) WAN
11 4 (0.23%) ATM
12 3 (0.17%) FCoE
12 3 (0.17%) VLAN
12 3 (0.17%) OpenLDAP
12 3 (0.17%) iSCSI
12 3 (0.17%) GPRS
12 3 (0.17%) PSTN
12 3 (0.17%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 404 (23.15%) SQL Server
2 134 (7.68%) Relational Database
3 103 (5.90%) Oracle Database
4 101 (5.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 91 (5.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 83 (4.76%) MySQL
7 81 (4.64%) Data Warehouse
8 56 (3.21%) RDBMS
9 54 (3.09%) Oracle Database 11g
10 51 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 44 (2.52%) Oracle Database 10g
12 40 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
13 38 (2.18%) MongoDB
13 38 (2.18%) Oracle Reports
14 37 (2.12%) NoSQL
15 36 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
16 34 (1.95%) SQL Server 2005
17 29 (1.66%) DB2
18 22 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 21 (1.20%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 253 (14.50%) Git (software)
2 229 (13.12%) Subversion
3 167 (9.57%) Maven
4 154 (8.83%) JUnit
5 143 (8.19%) Visual Studio
6 142 (8.14%) Jenkins
7 135 (7.74%) Team Foundation Server
8 122 (6.99%) JIRA
9 115 (6.59%) Selenium
10 90 (5.16%) NUnit
11 89 (5.10%) Ant
12 64 (3.67%) TeamCity
13 60 (3.44%) Eclipse
14 44 (2.52%) Cucumber
15 43 (2.46%) Jasmine
16 40 (2.29%) Oracle Forms
17 39 (2.23%) Mockito
18 36 (2.06%) CruiseControl
19 33 (1.89%) PHPUnit
20 29 (1.66%) Hudson
General
1 249 (14.27%) Finance
2 154 (8.83%) Banking
3 80 (4.58%) Investment Banking
4 63 (3.61%) Front Office
5 52 (2.98%) Telecoms
6 39 (2.23%) Back Office
7 27 (1.55%) Marketing
7 27 (1.55%) Publishing
8 22 (1.26%) Retail
9 17 (0.97%) Manufacturing
10 12 (0.69%) Legal
11 11 (0.63%) Advertising
12 9 (0.52%) Games
13 8 (0.46%) Electronics
13 8 (0.46%) Automotive
13 8 (0.46%) Law
14 6 (0.34%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.23%) Military
16 4 (0.23%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1374 (78.74%) Developer
2 281 (16.10%) .NET Developer
3 226 (12.95%) Java Developer
4 193 (11.06%) C# Developer
5 158 (9.05%) Senior Developer
6 101 (5.79%) C# .NET Developer
7 80 (4.58%) PHP Developer
8 78 (4.47%) Analyst
9 72 (4.13%) Web Developer
10 71 (4.07%) SQL Developer
11 65 (3.72%) Consultant
11 65 (3.72%) Software Developer
12 57 (3.27%) Front-End Developer
13 55 (3.15%) Android Developer
14 52 (2.98%) Software Engineer
15 46 (2.64%) ASP.NET Developer
16 45 (2.58%) JavaScript Developer
17 42 (2.41%) Oracle Developer
18 39 (2.23%) Senior Java Developer
18 39 (2.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 551 (31.58%) .NET
2 459 (26.30%) HTML
3 416 (23.84%) CSS
4 390 (22.35%) XML
5 316 (18.11%) Web Services
6 308 (17.65%) ASP.NET
7 279 (15.99%) jQuery
8 254 (14.56%) .NET Framework
9 201 (11.52%) HTML5
10 191 (10.95%) WCF
11 181 (10.37%) Spring
12 172 (9.86%) ASP.NET MVC
12 172 (9.86%) JSON
13 167 (9.57%) REST
14 164 (9.40%) AngularJS
15 143 (8.19%) Ajax
16 140 (8.02%) Entity Framework
17 138 (7.91%) RESTful
18 137 (7.85%) J2EE
18 137 (7.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 79 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (3.90%) User Experience
3 64 (3.67%) Computer Science
4 50 (2.87%) Mobile App
5 45 (2.58%) Open Source
6 43 (2.46%) N-Tier
6 43 (2.46%) Derivative
7 35 (2.01%) Management Information System
8 31 (1.78%) Fixed Income
9 29 (1.66%) Data Structures
10 28 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
11 20 (1.15%) CMDB
12 19 (1.09%) Algorithms
12 19 (1.09%) iPad
13 18 (1.03%) Data Integration
14 17 (0.97%) Client/Server
15 16 (0.92%) iPhone
15 16 (0.92%) Credit Risk
16 15 (0.86%) Equity Derivative
17 14 (0.80%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 209 (11.98%) Linux
2 168 (9.63%) UNIX
3 149 (8.54%) Windows
4 81 (4.64%) Android
5 71 (4.07%) Apple iOS
6 21 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (0.52%) HPUX
10 8 (0.46%) VMS
10 8 (0.46%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.40%) zOS
11 7 (0.40%) AIX
12 6 (0.34%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.29%) Windows Phone
13 5 (0.29%) CentOS
14 4 (0.23%) SUSE
14 4 (0.23%) Solaris
14 4 (0.23%) Windows NT
14 4 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 973 (55.76%) Agile Software Development
2 458 (26.25%) TDD
3 434 (24.87%) MVC
4 414 (23.72%) Scrum
5 392 (22.46%) OO
6 371 (21.26%) Continuous Integration
7 181 (10.37%) Software Engineering
8 175 (10.03%) BDD
9 155 (8.88%) OOP
10 136 (7.79%) SOA
11 128 (7.34%) User Acceptance Testing
12 113 (6.48%) E-Commerce
13 110 (6.30%) Automated Testing
14 109 (6.25%) OOD
15 101 (5.79%) Multithreading
16 92 (5.27%) UML
17 87 (4.99%) Workflow
17 87 (4.99%) Web Development
18 85 (4.87%) Configuration Management
19 80 (4.58%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 557 (31.92%) SQL
2 526 (30.14%) JavaScript
3 518 (29.68%) C#
4 517 (29.63%) Java
5 141 (8.08%) PHP
6 120 (6.88%) PL/SQL
7 117 (6.70%) Python
8 92 (5.27%) C++
9 85 (4.87%) T-SQL
10 64 (3.67%) Shell Script
11 50 (2.87%) C
12 47 (2.69%) VB.NET
13 43 (2.46%) PHP5
14 42 (2.41%) VB
15 41 (2.35%) Perl
16 39 (2.23%) Bash Shell
17 38 (2.18%) Ruby
18 36 (2.06%) Objective-C
19 32 (1.83%) XPath
20 28 (1.60%) VB6
Qualifications
1 206 (11.81%) Security Cleared
2 146 (8.37%) SC Cleared
3 124 (7.11%) Degree
4 28 (1.60%) DV Cleared
5 16 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (0.80%) ISEB
7 9 (0.52%) Sun Certification
8 8 (0.46%) CTC Cleared
9 6 (0.34%) ISTQB
10 5 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (0.29%) MCPD
11 4 (0.23%) HND
11 4 (0.23%) IBM Certification
12 3 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
12 3 (0.17%) MCSE
13 2 (0.11%) Siebel Certification
14 1 (0.057%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.057%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 1 (0.057%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 1 (0.057%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (3.84%) QA
2 14 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (0.69%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.17%) HL7
5 2 (0.11%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.11%) WCAG
6 1 (0.057%) WAI
6 1 (0.057%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.057%) GxP
6 1 (0.057%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (0.97%) Varnish
3 16 (0.92%) RACF
4 12 (0.69%) KVM
5 11 (0.63%) Active Directory
6 10 (0.57%) Xen
7 9 (0.52%) QEMU
8 5 (0.29%) vCloud
9 4 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.17%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 3 (0.17%) Samba
11 2 (0.11%) Firmware
11 2 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.11%) Squid
12 1 (0.057%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 42 (2.41%) Puppet
2 26 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (0.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 10 (0.57%) Control-M
4 10 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (0.52%) Oracle Identity Management
6 8 (0.46%) Kibana
7 5 (0.29%) StatsD
8 3 (0.17%) logstash
8 3 (0.17%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.17%) SCOM
8 3 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.11%) OpenView
9 2 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.11%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.11%) Ansible
9 2 (0.11%) Salt
10 1 (0.057%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.057%) Oozie
Vendors
1 312 (17.88%) Oracle
2 194 (11.12%) Microsoft
3 69 (3.95%) SAP
4 53 (3.04%) Google
5 36 (2.06%) VMware
6 30 (1.72%) Sybase
7 29 (1.66%) HP
8 25 (1.43%) Talend
8 25 (1.43%) BMC
9 23 (1.32%) CA
10 22 (1.26%) hybris
10 22 (1.26%) Sitecore
10 22 (1.26%) EPiServer
10 22 (1.26%) Twitter
11 20 (1.15%) Apple
11 20 (1.15%) ServiceNow
12 19 (1.09%) Zend
12 19 (1.09%) IBM
13 18 (1.03%) Red Hat
14 17 (0.97%) Tableau
South East London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day for 6 months
Posted: Yesterday
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Salt
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £18 per hour + .
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Rate: 275-300
Posted: 5 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Proactive Appointments
Rate: From £335 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Talent International
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
UK
GDOC UK
Rate: Daily rate dependent on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago