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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 121 108 130
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +22
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 999 1037 852
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.76% 1.90% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.26% 2.49% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 681 686 515
Average daily rate
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£413 £383 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.84% -4.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £265 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £633
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 22
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.84 £35.00 £29.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £49.75 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%

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
44182 41616 38228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.70% 76.15% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28632 25727 23174
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1176 1105
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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
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 31 July 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 -2 898 £413 +6.45% 363
London +36 506 £450 +5.88% 148
South East -19 119 £339 +4.23% 69
City of London +3 102 £475 +5.55% 38
South West -34 70 £375 - 33
Scotland -20 69 £388 +3.33% 18
Yorkshire -3 52 £350 +7.69% 31
East of England -22 48 £375 +15.38% 22
North West -33 43 £366 -20.85% 33
Hampshire -1 42 £343 +4.61% 8
West Yorkshire -12 36 £350 +3.70% 21
Edinburgh -6 31 £390 +5.40% 3
East Midlands +2 28 £375 +19.04% 12
Bristol -15 28 £375 -6.25% 13
Buckinghamshire +13 27 £318 -20.62% 6
West Midlands -8 25 £338 +6.29% 12
Cambridgeshire 0 23 £340 +4.61% 7
Croydon - 23 £450 -
Nottinghamshire +8 21 £375 -9.09% 7
Nottingham +5 21 £375 -14.28% 6
Leeds -18 20 £350 +3.70% 13
Glasgow -11 19 £350 -6.66% 10
Manchester -9 17 £375 +15.38% 20
Hertfordshire +1 16 £310 -27.05% 7
Berkshire -8 16 £425 - 18
Cambridge +1 15 £340 -13.37% 6
Reading -2 15 £425 -5.55% 9
Milton Keynes -6 14 £314 -21.56% 5
Wales -13 14 £400 +5.26% 5
Somerset -23 14 £375 +13.63% 4

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1138 (57.74%) Agile Software Development
2 679 (34.45%) SQL
3 662 (33.59%) .NET
4 638 (32.37%) C#
5 595 (30.19%) JavaScript
6 567 (28.77%) TDD
7 535 (27.14%) Java
8 503 (25.52%) HTML
9 493 (25.01%) SQL Server
10 463 (23.49%) Scrum
11 458 (23.24%) CSS
12 422 (21.41%) MVC
13 395 (20.04%) OO
14 386 (19.58%) XML
15 384 (19.48%) Continuous Integration
16 370 (18.77%) Web Services
17 368 (18.67%) ASP.NET
18 330 (16.74%) Oracle
18 330 (16.74%) Finance
19 298 (15.12%) .NET Framework
20 296 (15.02%) jQuery
21 294 (14.92%) Git (software)
22 242 (12.28%) BDD
23 240 (12.18%) HTML5
24 232 (11.77%) Security Cleared
25 231 (11.72%) WCF
26 229 (11.62%) Subversion
27 226 (11.47%) Software Engineering
28 223 (11.31%) REST
29 214 (10.86%) Banking

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 130 (6.60%) Tomcat
2 96 (4.87%) IIS
2 96 (4.87%) Apache
3 94 (4.77%) WebSphere
4 93 (4.72%) CMS
5 83 (4.21%) Node.js
6 65 (3.30%) JBoss
7 59 (2.99%) SharePoint
8 52 (2.64%) Jetty
9 49 (2.49%) WebLogic
10 37 (1.88%) nginx
11 33 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
12 26 (1.32%) SAS
12 26 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 25 (1.27%) Confluence
14 21 (1.07%) MQSeries
15 20 (1.01%) Umbraco
15 20 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
16 17 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
16 17 (0.86%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 94 (4.77%) MS Excel
2 19 (0.96%) MS Office
3 18 (0.91%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.36%) Simulink
5 6 (0.30%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.20%) MS Project
6 4 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (0.15%) TargetLink
7 3 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.051%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.051%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.051%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.051%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.051%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 21 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.81%) Oracle BPM
3 14 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
4 13 (0.66%) Oracle 11i
5 10 (0.51%) Tridion
5 10 (0.51%) Magento
6 8 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
6 8 (0.41%) Hyperion Planning
7 7 (0.36%) Summit
8 6 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
9 5 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
9 5 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 4 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
10 4 (0.20%) Temenos T24
10 4 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
10 4 (0.20%) Markit EDM
10 4 (0.20%) SAP BPC
11 3 (0.15%) ACBS
11 3 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
11 3 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 56 (2.84%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
4 26 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
5 20 (1.01%) Google App Engine
5 20 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
6 17 (0.86%) Office 365
7 16 (0.81%) GitHub
8 8 (0.41%) OpenShift
9 7 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (0.30%) Google Analytics
10 6 (0.30%) PaaS
11 5 (0.25%) SaaS
11 5 (0.25%) Google Checkout
12 4 (0.20%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.20%) Heroku
13 3 (0.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 2 (0.10%) Yammer
15 1 (0.051%) AWS CloudFormation
15 1 (0.051%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 83 (4.21%) HTTP
2 45 (2.28%) TCP/IP
3 42 (2.13%) Internet
4 22 (1.12%) DNS
5 19 (0.96%) DHCP
5 19 (0.96%) FTP
6 18 (0.91%) IPsec
7 12 (0.61%) SSL
8 11 (0.56%) OpenLDAP
9 10 (0.51%) Intranet
10 7 (0.36%) Wireshark
10 7 (0.36%) LDAP
11 5 (0.25%) WAN
12 4 (0.20%) Skype
13 3 (0.15%) FCoE
13 3 (0.15%) VLAN
13 3 (0.15%) iSCSI
13 3 (0.15%) Firewall
13 3 (0.15%) PSTN
13 3 (0.15%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 493 (25.01%) SQL Server
2 131 (6.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 114 (5.78%) Relational Database
4 111 (5.63%) Oracle Database
5 104 (5.28%) Data Warehouse
6 101 (5.12%) MySQL
7 92 (4.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 63 (3.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 56 (2.84%) Oracle Database 11g
10 55 (2.79%) MongoDB
11 48 (2.44%) NoSQL
11 48 (2.44%) RDBMS
12 46 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
13 42 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
14 34 (1.73%) SQL Server 2005
15 33 (1.67%) Oracle Database 10g
16 26 (1.32%) DB2
17 24 (1.22%) Data Mart
17 24 (1.22%) SAS Data Integration Studio
18 22 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 294 (14.92%) Git (software)
2 229 (11.62%) Subversion
3 185 (9.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 177 (8.98%) Visual Studio
5 168 (8.52%) Jenkins
6 163 (8.27%) Maven
7 132 (6.70%) JUnit
8 115 (5.83%) Selenium
9 100 (5.07%) NUnit
10 98 (4.97%) JIRA
11 69 (3.50%) TeamCity
11 69 (3.50%) Jasmine
12 56 (2.84%) Ant
13 51 (2.59%) Grunt
14 48 (2.44%) Eclipse
15 44 (2.23%) Cucumber
15 44 (2.23%) Gradle
16 41 (2.08%) JMeter
17 39 (1.98%) Xcode
18 35 (1.78%) Hudson
General
1 330 (16.74%) Finance
2 214 (10.86%) Banking
3 107 (5.43%) Front Office
4 99 (5.02%) Investment Banking
5 49 (2.49%) Telecoms
6 43 (2.18%) Back Office
7 39 (1.98%) Publishing
8 31 (1.57%) Retail
9 26 (1.32%) Manufacturing
10 23 (1.17%) Marketing
11 14 (0.71%) Legal
12 10 (0.51%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.51%) Law
13 9 (0.46%) Advertising
14 8 (0.41%) Games
15 7 (0.36%) Electronics
15 7 (0.36%) Dutch Language
15 7 (0.36%) French Language
16 6 (0.30%) Automotive
17 5 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1548 (78.54%) Developer
2 301 (15.27%) .NET Developer
3 239 (12.13%) C# Developer
4 235 (11.92%) Java Developer
5 196 (9.94%) Senior Developer
6 118 (5.99%) C# .NET Developer
7 97 (4.92%) Analyst
8 90 (4.57%) SQL Developer
8 90 (4.57%) Front-End Developer
9 84 (4.26%) Web Developer
10 67 (3.40%) Software Engineer
11 62 (3.15%) Software Developer
11 62 (3.15%) PHP Developer
12 58 (2.94%) Consultant
13 55 (2.79%) ASP.NET Developer
14 52 (2.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 48 (2.44%) Programmer
15 48 (2.44%) iOS Developer
16 47 (2.38%) JavaScript Developer
17 46 (2.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 662 (33.59%) .NET
2 503 (25.52%) HTML
3 458 (23.24%) CSS
4 386 (19.58%) XML
5 370 (18.77%) Web Services
6 368 (18.67%) ASP.NET
7 298 (15.12%) .NET Framework
8 296 (15.02%) jQuery
9 240 (12.18%) HTML5
10 231 (11.72%) WCF
11 223 (11.31%) REST
12 195 (9.89%) ASP.NET MVC
12 195 (9.89%) Spring
13 194 (9.84%) AngularJS
14 192 (9.74%) SOAP
15 162 (8.22%) WPF
16 159 (8.07%) JSON
17 157 (7.97%) Entity Framework
18 155 (7.86%) CSS3
19 133 (6.75%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 103 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
2 100 (5.07%) User Experience
3 63 (3.20%) Computer Science
4 58 (2.94%) Derivative
5 55 (2.79%) Mobile App
6 50 (2.54%) N-Tier
7 43 (2.18%) Fixed Income
8 38 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
9 37 (1.88%) Credit Risk
10 33 (1.67%) iPhone
11 31 (1.57%) Algorithms
12 29 (1.47%) Data Structures
12 29 (1.47%) iPad
13 28 (1.42%) CMDB
14 27 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 22 (1.12%) Client/Server
16 21 (1.07%) Management Information System
16 21 (1.07%) Data Integration
17 18 (0.91%) Embedded Systems
17 18 (0.91%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 205 (10.40%) Windows
2 190 (9.64%) Linux
3 189 (9.59%) UNIX
4 96 (4.87%) Apple iOS
5 78 (3.96%) Android
6 38 (1.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 27 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (0.66%) Ubuntu
9 10 (0.51%) Windows Phone
9 10 (0.51%) AIX
10 8 (0.41%) Solaris
10 8 (0.41%) CentOS
10 8 (0.41%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.36%) Windows Phone 7
11 7 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.36%) Windows XP
12 6 (0.30%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.20%) SUSE
14 3 (0.15%) VMS
14 3 (0.15%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1138 (57.74%) Agile Software Development
2 567 (28.77%) TDD
3 463 (23.49%) Scrum
4 422 (21.41%) MVC
5 395 (20.04%) OO
6 384 (19.48%) Continuous Integration
7 242 (12.28%) BDD
8 226 (11.47%) Software Engineering
9 143 (7.26%) E-Commerce
10 137 (6.95%) SDLC
11 136 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
12 135 (6.85%) SOA
13 130 (6.60%) Automated Testing
14 128 (6.49%) OOP
15 126 (6.39%) OOD
16 119 (6.04%) Web Development
17 116 (5.89%) Performance Tuning
18 108 (5.48%) Multithreading
19 107 (5.43%) ETL
20 103 (5.23%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 679 (34.45%) SQL
2 638 (32.37%) C#
3 595 (30.19%) JavaScript
4 535 (27.14%) Java
5 136 (6.90%) Python
6 130 (6.60%) PL/SQL
7 125 (6.34%) C++
8 116 (5.89%) PHP
9 105 (5.33%) T-SQL
10 73 (3.70%) C
11 64 (3.25%) Shell Script
12 60 (3.04%) Objective-C
13 51 (2.59%) VB.NET
13 51 (2.59%) Bash Shell
14 49 (2.49%) PowerShell
15 45 (2.28%) Perl
16 43 (2.18%) VB
17 38 (1.93%) VBScript
18 36 (1.83%) Ruby
19 32 (1.62%) Scala
Qualifications
1 232 (11.77%) Security Cleared
2 169 (8.57%) SC Cleared
3 127 (6.44%) Degree
4 37 (1.88%) DV Cleared
5 15 (0.76%) ISEB
6 11 (0.56%) Sun Certification
7 10 (0.51%) ISTQB
8 8 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
10 6 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (0.20%) HND
12 3 (0.15%) ISEB Practitioner
13 2 (0.10%) MCPD
13 2 (0.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.051%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 1 (0.051%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 1 (0.051%) MCITP
14 1 (0.051%) MCDBA
14 1 (0.051%) PhD
14 1 (0.051%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (3.96%) QA
2 18 (0.91%) Data Quality
3 17 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.25%) SLA
5 3 (0.15%) HL7
6 2 (0.10%) GxP
7 1 (0.051%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.051%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.051%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.051%) WAI
7 1 (0.051%) COREP
System Software
1 60 (3.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (1.67%) Active Directory
3 16 (0.81%) Docker
4 13 (0.66%) Varnish
4 13 (0.66%) KVM
5 10 (0.51%) vCloud
5 10 (0.51%) QEMU
6 9 (0.46%) Xen
6 9 (0.46%) vSphere
7 7 (0.36%) Squid
8 5 (0.25%) RACF
8 5 (0.25%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.15%) Samba
9 3 (0.15%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.15%) XenApp
9 3 (0.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.15%) GlusterFS
10 2 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.051%) IAG
Systems Management
1 49 (2.49%) Puppet
2 31 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (0.96%) Control-M
4 16 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
5 15 (0.76%) logstash
6 12 (0.61%) Kibana
7 11 (0.56%) Rundeck
7 11 (0.56%) Ansible
7 11 (0.56%) ZABBIX
8 10 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 9 (0.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 8 (0.41%) WMI
10 8 (0.41%) Graphite
10 8 (0.41%) Salt
10 8 (0.41%) HAProxy
11 7 (0.36%) Oracle Identity Management
11 7 (0.36%) Nagios
12 5 (0.25%) SCOM
12 5 (0.25%) Capistrano
12 5 (0.25%) zSecure
Vendors
1 330 (16.74%) Oracle
2 214 (10.86%) Microsoft
3 66 (3.35%) VMware
4 60 (3.04%) SAP
5 52 (2.64%) Google
6 47 (2.38%) HP
7 36 (1.83%) Greenplum
8 33 (1.67%) BMC
9 32 (1.62%) Sybase
10 30 (1.52%) Informatica
10 30 (1.52%) ServiceNow
11 28 (1.42%) Twitter
11 28 (1.42%) CA
12 25 (1.27%) Apple
13 24 (1.22%) IBM
13 24 (1.22%) EPiServer
14 20 (1.01%) Red Hat
15 19 (0.96%) Sitecore
15 19 (0.96%) Telerik
16 17 (0.86%) Zend
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
United Kingdom
Assurant Solutions Careers
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day 3 month rolling contracts- Long term project
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £300 to £600 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Rate: £300 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Coal Intelligent Technology Limited
Rate: + per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £375.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £260 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £330 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified £Market Rates per day
Posted: 3 days ago