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 27 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 114 117 145
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +28
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 1013 939 687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.84% 1.78% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.38% 2.36% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 626 630 410
Average daily rate
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£392 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.49% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £512 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 13
Average hourly rate £38.25 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.28% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £35.00 £29.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.50 £53.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £35.75
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +8.39%

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
42560 39708 34604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.14% 75.30% 74.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26984 25126 20661
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1224 1175 1047
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.75 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
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 27 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 27 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 27 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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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 +4 898 £380 +1.33% 349
London +25 466 £425 - 143
South East +13 140 £350 - 52
City of London -19 88 £400 -5.88% 30
South West -10 68 £339 +4.30% 21
North West +16 67 £325 -13.33% 48
Yorkshire +1 67 £310 -11.42% 32
Scotland -17 59 £375 +10.29% 18
West Yorkshire -4 48 £300 -17.24% 20
Wales +23 43 £428 -0.58% 4
Buckinghamshire +21 43 £325 -13.33% 2
South Wales +27 41 £428 -0.58% 4
Hampshire +26 36 £300 -6.97% 11
East Midlands -8 32 £349 +9.83% 6
Newport - 28 £430 - 2
Manchester +13 27 £338 -13.46% 26
Berkshire -3 26 £350 -17.64% 12
Somerset -5 25 £320 - 3
West Midlands -14 25 £325 -17.46% 17
Leeds -21 25 £300 -15.78% 12
East of England -26 25 £400 +14.28% 22
Taunton +8 23 £320 -1.15% 3
Cheshire +11 22 £321 -1.15% 10
Nottinghamshire +3 22 £336 +5.90% 3
Nottingham +3 22 £336 -10.33% 2
Edinburgh -10 20 £363 -10.49% 7
Bristol -8 18 £425 +13.33% 7
Glasgow -18 18 £375 +25.00% 8
Reading -7 17 £350 -14.63% 8
South Yorkshire +3 16 £425 +13.33% 6

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 1029 (56.98%) Agile Software Development
2 593 (32.83%) SQL
3 559 (30.95%) .NET
4 543 (30.07%) JavaScript
5 534 (29.57%) C#
6 528 (29.24%) Java
7 479 (26.52%) TDD
8 458 (25.36%) HTML
9 429 (23.75%) Scrum
10 425 (23.53%) MVC
11 419 (23.20%) CSS
12 413 (22.87%) SQL Server
13 396 (21.93%) OO
14 381 (21.10%) XML
15 369 (20.43%) Continuous Integration
16 326 (18.05%) Web Services
17 315 (17.44%) ASP.NET
17 315 (17.44%) Oracle
18 269 (14.89%) jQuery
19 266 (14.73%) Git (software)
20 264 (14.62%) Finance
21 255 (14.12%) .NET Framework
22 237 (13.12%) Subversion
23 230 (12.74%) Security Cleared
24 208 (11.52%) HTML5
25 205 (11.35%) Microsoft
26 199 (11.02%) Linux
27 193 (10.69%) WCF
28 188 (10.41%) Software Engineering
29 186 (10.30%) Spring

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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
1 102 (5.65%) Tomcat
2 100 (5.54%) WebSphere
3 97 (5.37%) CMS
4 95 (5.26%) Apache
5 71 (3.93%) JBoss
6 60 (3.32%) IIS
7 49 (2.71%) WebLogic
8 39 (2.16%) Node.js
9 38 (2.10%) nginx
10 36 (1.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 32 (1.77%) SharePoint
12 31 (1.72%) Jetty
13 30 (1.66%) BizTalk Server
14 26 (1.44%) MQSeries
15 25 (1.38%) Umbraco
16 21 (1.16%) Confluence
17 19 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
18 16 (0.89%) Kentico
18 16 (0.89%) Drupal
18 16 (0.89%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 83 (4.60%) MS Excel
2 24 (1.33%) MS Office
3 10 (0.55%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.33%) MS Project
5 5 (0.28%) Simulink
6 4 (0.22%) PowerPivot
7 3 (0.17%) TargetLink
8 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (0.055%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.055%) Stateflow
9 1 (0.055%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 15 (0.83%) Oracle 11i
1 15 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.66%) Oracle BPM
3 10 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.44%) Hyperion Planning
4 8 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (0.39%) Tridion
6 6 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
6 6 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 6 (0.33%) SAP BPC
7 5 (0.28%) SAP EWM
7 5 (0.28%) Magento
7 5 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.22%) Temenos T24
8 4 (0.22%) SAP MII
8 4 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
8 4 (0.22%) SAP FI
9 3 (0.17%) Agresso
9 3 (0.17%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 42 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
4 23 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
5 18 (1.00%) Google App Engine
5 18 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
6 11 (0.61%) GitHub
7 6 (0.33%) PaaS
8 5 (0.28%) Office 365
8 5 (0.28%) OpenShift
9 4 (0.22%) Google Checkout
9 4 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.22%) Heroku
9 4 (0.22%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.17%) SaaS
10 3 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
10 3 (0.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 2 (0.11%) Yammer
12 1 (0.055%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.055%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 74 (4.10%) HTTP
2 32 (1.77%) TCP/IP
3 25 (1.38%) Internet
4 22 (1.22%) DNS
5 21 (1.16%) FTP
6 19 (1.05%) DHCP
7 16 (0.89%) IPsec
8 14 (0.78%) SSL
9 12 (0.66%) Intranet
10 6 (0.33%) OpenLDAP
11 5 (0.28%) LDAP
11 5 (0.28%) ATM
12 3 (0.17%) GPRS
12 3 (0.17%) PSTN
12 3 (0.17%) WAN
12 3 (0.17%) PPP
12 3 (0.17%) Firewall
12 3 (0.17%) SAN
12 3 (0.17%) AMQP
12 3 (0.17%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 413 (22.87%) SQL Server
2 134 (7.42%) Relational Database
3 104 (5.76%) Oracle Database
4 95 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 93 (5.15%) MySQL
6 91 (5.04%) Data Warehouse
7 89 (4.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 61 (3.38%) RDBMS
9 57 (3.16%) Oracle Database 11g
10 52 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 43 (2.38%) MongoDB
12 41 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
12 41 (2.27%) Oracle Database 10g
13 40 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
14 33 (1.83%) Oracle Reports
14 33 (1.83%) DB2
14 33 (1.83%) NoSQL
15 30 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
16 23 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 20 (1.11%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 266 (14.73%) Git (software)
2 237 (13.12%) Subversion
3 171 (9.47%) Maven
4 145 (8.03%) Visual Studio
4 145 (8.03%) Jenkins
5 142 (7.86%) JUnit
6 136 (7.53%) Selenium
7 132 (7.31%) Team Foundation Server
8 116 (6.42%) JIRA
9 99 (5.48%) NUnit
10 88 (4.87%) Ant
11 62 (3.43%) TeamCity
12 60 (3.32%) Eclipse
13 57 (3.16%) Jasmine
14 41 (2.27%) Cucumber
15 37 (2.05%) Mockito
16 36 (1.99%) Oracle Forms
17 32 (1.77%) CruiseControl
18 31 (1.72%) Grunt
19 29 (1.61%) Xcode
General
1 264 (14.62%) Finance
2 168 (9.30%) Banking
3 83 (4.60%) Investment Banking
4 70 (3.88%) Front Office
5 56 (3.10%) Telecoms
6 40 (2.21%) Back Office
7 32 (1.77%) Publishing
8 27 (1.50%) Marketing
9 26 (1.44%) Retail
10 18 (1.00%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.55%) Legal
12 9 (0.50%) Electronics
13 8 (0.44%) Law
13 8 (0.44%) Games
14 7 (0.39%) Automotive
14 7 (0.39%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.39%) French Language
15 6 (0.33%) Dutch Language
15 6 (0.33%) Advertising
16 4 (0.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 1405 (77.80%) Developer
2 277 (15.34%) .NET Developer
3 220 (12.18%) Java Developer
4 199 (11.02%) C# Developer
5 147 (8.14%) Senior Developer
6 98 (5.43%) C# .NET Developer
7 85 (4.71%) Analyst
8 79 (4.37%) SQL Developer
9 77 (4.26%) Web Developer
10 75 (4.15%) PHP Developer
11 71 (3.93%) Consultant
12 65 (3.60%) Software Engineer
13 63 (3.49%) Front-End Developer
14 62 (3.43%) Software Developer
15 55 (3.05%) Android Developer
16 48 (2.66%) Oracle Developer
16 48 (2.66%) ASP.NET Developer
17 43 (2.38%) JavaScript Developer
18 42 (2.33%) C++ Developer
19 40 (2.21%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 559 (30.95%) .NET
2 458 (25.36%) HTML
3 419 (23.20%) CSS
4 381 (21.10%) XML
5 326 (18.05%) Web Services
6 315 (17.44%) ASP.NET
7 269 (14.89%) jQuery
8 255 (14.12%) .NET Framework
9 208 (11.52%) HTML5
10 193 (10.69%) WCF
11 186 (10.30%) Spring
12 178 (9.86%) ASP.NET MVC
12 178 (9.86%) REST
13 163 (9.03%) AngularJS
13 163 (9.03%) JSON
14 150 (8.31%) SOAP
15 142 (7.86%) Entity Framework
16 136 (7.53%) RESTful
16 136 (7.53%) Ajax
17 132 (7.31%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 85 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (4.04%) User Experience
3 70 (3.88%) Computer Science
4 58 (3.21%) Mobile App
5 47 (2.60%) N-Tier
6 41 (2.27%) Derivative
7 36 (1.99%) Fixed Income
8 33 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
9 29 (1.61%) Data Structures
9 29 (1.61%) Management Information System
10 27 (1.50%) CMDB
11 22 (1.22%) Client/Server
12 20 (1.11%) Credit Risk
13 19 (1.05%) iPhone
13 19 (1.05%) Algorithms
13 19 (1.05%) iPad
14 16 (0.89%) Data Integration
15 13 (0.72%) Equity Derivative
16 12 (0.66%) Replication
16 12 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 199 (11.02%) Linux
2 175 (9.69%) UNIX
3 162 (8.97%) Windows
4 84 (4.65%) Android
5 78 (4.32%) Apple iOS
6 25 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 23 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (0.61%) Ubuntu
8 11 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (0.50%) HPUX
10 7 (0.39%) VMS
11 6 (0.33%) Solaris
11 6 (0.33%) Mac OS X
11 6 (0.33%) zOS
11 6 (0.33%) CentOS
12 5 (0.28%) Windows Phone
12 5 (0.28%) AIX
13 4 (0.22%) Windows NT
13 4 (0.22%) SUSE
13 4 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1029 (56.98%) Agile Software Development
2 479 (26.52%) TDD
3 429 (23.75%) Scrum
4 425 (23.53%) MVC
5 396 (21.93%) OO
6 369 (20.43%) Continuous Integration
7 188 (10.41%) Software Engineering
8 178 (9.86%) BDD
9 148 (8.19%) OOP
10 144 (7.97%) SOA
11 139 (7.70%) User Acceptance Testing
12 120 (6.64%) Automated Testing
12 120 (6.64%) SDLC
13 117 (6.48%) OOD
14 111 (6.15%) E-Commerce
15 96 (5.32%) UML
15 96 (5.32%) Multithreading
16 95 (5.26%) Workflow
17 89 (4.93%) Web Development
18 88 (4.87%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 593 (32.83%) SQL
2 543 (30.07%) JavaScript
3 534 (29.57%) C#
4 528 (29.24%) Java
5 134 (7.42%) PHP
6 132 (7.31%) PL/SQL
7 118 (6.53%) Python
8 97 (5.37%) C++
9 87 (4.82%) T-SQL
10 66 (3.65%) Shell Script
11 52 (2.88%) C
12 49 (2.71%) VB.NET
13 47 (2.60%) Perl
14 41 (2.27%) PHP5
15 40 (2.21%) Bash Shell
15 40 (2.21%) Objective-C
16 39 (2.16%) VB
17 35 (1.94%) PowerShell
18 34 (1.88%) Ruby
19 32 (1.77%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 230 (12.74%) Security Cleared
2 169 (9.36%) SC Cleared
3 130 (7.20%) Degree
4 31 (1.72%) DV Cleared
5 13 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (0.61%) Sun Certification
7 10 (0.55%) ISEB
8 8 (0.44%) CTC Cleared
9 6 (0.33%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.22%) IBM Certification
10 4 (0.22%) HND
10 4 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.17%) MCSE
11 3 (0.17%) MCPD
12 2 (0.11%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.11%) Siebel Certification
12 2 (0.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.055%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 1 (0.055%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 1 (0.055%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (3.82%) QA
2 16 (0.89%) Data Quality
2 16 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.11%) GxP
3 2 (0.11%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.11%) HL7
4 1 (0.055%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.055%) WAI
System Software
1 40 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (0.94%) Active Directory
3 16 (0.89%) Varnish
4 13 (0.72%) KVM
5 10 (0.55%) QEMU
6 9 (0.50%) Xen
6 9 (0.50%) RACF
7 6 (0.33%) vCloud
8 4 (0.22%) Squid
9 3 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 3 (0.17%) Samba
9 3 (0.17%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (0.11%) vSphere
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.055%) Docker
11 1 (0.055%) GlusterFS
11 1 (0.055%) IAG
11 1 (0.055%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 43 (2.38%) Puppet
2 27 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (0.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 11 (0.61%) Control-M
4 10 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (0.55%) Kibana
5 8 (0.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 7 (0.39%) Oracle Identity Management
7 6 (0.33%) Rundeck
7 6 (0.33%) ZABBIX
7 6 (0.33%) logstash
8 5 (0.28%) Salt
8 5 (0.28%) Ansible
8 5 (0.28%) HAProxy
8 5 (0.28%) WMI
9 4 (0.22%) StatsD
10 3 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.17%) SCOM
11 2 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.11%) yum
Vendors
1 315 (17.44%) Oracle
2 205 (11.35%) Microsoft
3 77 (4.26%) SAP
4 46 (2.55%) Google
5 45 (2.49%) VMware
5 45 (2.49%) HP
6 32 (1.77%) BMC
7 30 (1.66%) CA
7 30 (1.66%) Sybase
8 29 (1.61%) Twitter
9 27 (1.50%) ServiceNow
9 27 (1.50%) EPiServer
10 25 (1.38%) Talend
11 24 (1.33%) Greenplum
12 23 (1.27%) Zend
12 23 (1.27%) IBM
13 22 (1.22%) Sitecore
14 21 (1.16%) Red Hat
15 20 (1.11%) Apple
15 20 (1.11%) hybris
Nottinghamshire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Negotiable on experience
Posted: 5 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Commercial Services Trading Ltd T/A Connect2Staff
Posted: 8 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 10 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Yodel
Posted: 10 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Salt
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Middlesex
Project People Ltd.
Rate: Daily rate
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
The People Network
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Annapurna
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Lewes, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Rate: Excellent daily rate
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Negotiable on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, fantastic clients and company
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
JM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Heat Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago