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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 119 117 100
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -17
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 1002 929 1096
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.78% 1.74% 1.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% 2.38% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 654 568 648
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 £275 £300 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 22 13
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -12.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.30 £29.10 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.60 £59.00 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -12.75%

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
41835 39073 41091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.23% 73.30% 70.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 25909 24001 23803
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1148 1055 1460
Average hourly rate £23.00 £27.97 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.76% -9.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 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 22 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 22 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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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 -16 860 £400 - 278
London -32 408 £425 -5.55% 135
South East -1 121 £333 -1.62% 30
City of London -7 90 £475 +5.55% 48
Scotland +45 86 £375 +7.06% 12
South West +2 86 £400 +17.83% 32
East of England +31 80 £350 - 8
North West +29 53 £425 +37.09% 30
West Midlands -2 45 £318 -3.78% 12
Somerset +9 40 £375 +18.11% 10
Hampshire -23 37 £338 +3.84% 7
Yorkshire +18 36 £320 -1.53% 18
Glasgow +17 36 £375 - 7
Bristol -5 30 £400 +23.07% 10
Cambridgeshire +20 29 £360 - 3
Taunton -2 29 £355 +11.81% 3
West Yorkshire +23 26 £320 -1.53% 8
Berkshire +11 25 £350 +3.70% 8
East Midlands -6 25 £344 -14.06% 3
Edinburgh +1 21 £243 -46.11% 4
Manchester +8 20 £325 +4.83% 17
Wales +3 20 £385 +28.33% 6
Cheshire +2 18 £510 +64.51% 6
Norfolk +5 16 £313 +56.25%
Warrington -2 16 £515 +71.66%
South Wales +6 15 £385 +40.00% 4
Birmingham +6 14 £350 +1.44% 4
Norwich -3 14 £313 +56.25%
Hertfordshire -6 14 £455 +13.75% 1
Peterborough +19 13 £310 - 1

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 680 (35.32%) SQL
2 633 (32.88%) .NET
3 628 (32.62%) C#
4 580 (30.13%) Agile Software Development
5 575 (29.87%) HTML
6 572 (29.71%) JavaScript
7 503 (26.13%) CSS
8 493 (25.61%) Java
9 475 (24.68%) TDD
10 460 (23.90%) MVC
11 429 (22.29%) SQL Server
12 410 (21.30%) Scrum
13 407 (21.14%) Web Services
14 382 (19.84%) ASP.NET
15 348 (18.08%) XML
16 335 (17.40%) OO
17 330 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
18 314 (16.31%) Oracle
19 311 (16.16%) jQuery
20 286 (14.86%) Finance
21 259 (13.45%) HTML5
22 254 (13.19%) Microsoft
23 229 (11.90%) Spring
24 217 (11.27%) ASP.NET MVC
25 207 (10.75%) Git (software)
26 201 (10.44%) Linux
27 197 (10.23%) .NET Framework
28 188 (9.77%) T-SQL
29 187 (9.71%) WCF
30 186 (9.66%) Subversion

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 95 (4.94%) CMS
2 88 (4.57%) Tomcat
3 82 (4.26%) Apache
4 66 (3.43%) SharePoint
5 55 (2.86%) IIS
6 48 (2.49%) Node.js
6 48 (2.49%) WebSphere
7 40 (2.08%) Confluence
8 33 (1.71%) WebLogic
9 30 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
10 23 (1.19%) Sitecore CMS
11 22 (1.14%) Jetty
12 21 (1.09%) K2 blackpearl
13 19 (0.99%) Oracle Workflow
14 18 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
14 18 (0.94%) MS Exchange
15 16 (0.83%) nginx
15 16 (0.83%) SAS
15 16 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
16 12 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 88 (4.57%) MS Excel
2 20 (1.04%) MS Office
3 12 (0.62%) Photoshop
4 11 (0.57%) MS Project
5 7 (0.36%) InfoPath
6 6 (0.31%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.31%) PowerPivot
7 3 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.052%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 35 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (1.51%) Oracle EBS R12
3 28 (1.45%) Oracle General Ledger
3 28 (1.45%) Oracle Receivables
4 27 (1.40%) Oracle Payables
5 26 (1.35%) Oracle Assets
6 19 (0.99%) Oracle Applications
7 17 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
8 14 (0.73%) Magento
9 13 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
9 13 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 9 (0.47%) Markit EDM
10 9 (0.47%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 9 (0.47%) SAP FI-CA
11 8 (0.42%) SAP IS-U
12 6 (0.31%) Oracle iProcurement
12 6 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
12 6 (0.31%) SAP CO
12 6 (0.31%) SAP FI
13 4 (0.21%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 44 (2.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
3 19 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
4 17 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (0.62%) SaaS
6 11 (0.57%) Google App Engine
6 11 (0.57%) PaaS
7 7 (0.36%) Office 365
8 6 (0.31%) IaaS
9 4 (0.21%) Heroku
10 2 (0.10%) AWS Data Pipeline
10 2 (0.10%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.10%) GitHub
11 1 (0.052%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.052%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.052%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.052%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 84 (4.36%) HTTP
2 54 (2.81%) Internet
3 20 (1.04%) DHCP
3 20 (1.04%) DNS
4 19 (0.99%) SSL
5 17 (0.88%) TCP/IP
6 16 (0.83%) FTP
7 14 (0.73%) Intranet
8 13 (0.68%) IPsec
9 5 (0.26%) SAN
9 5 (0.26%) SMS
9 5 (0.26%) X.400
9 5 (0.26%) X.500
10 4 (0.21%) Asterisk PBX
10 4 (0.21%) Firewall
10 4 (0.21%) VoIP
10 4 (0.21%) PBX
10 4 (0.21%) SMTP
11 3 (0.16%) NFC
12 2 (0.10%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 429 (22.29%) SQL Server
2 145 (7.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 133 (6.91%) Relational Database
4 118 (6.13%) MySQL
5 88 (4.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 86 (4.47%) Oracle Database
7 84 (4.36%) Data Warehouse
8 72 (3.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 55 (2.86%) NoSQL
9 55 (2.86%) RDBMS
10 54 (2.81%) SQL Server 2012
11 33 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
12 31 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
13 30 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
13 30 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 28 (1.45%) Hadoop
15 26 (1.35%) Oracle BI EE
16 25 (1.30%) Oracle ODI
17 21 (1.09%) Big Data
18 17 (0.88%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 207 (10.75%) Git (software)
2 186 (9.66%) Subversion
3 164 (8.52%) JUnit
4 163 (8.47%) Visual Studio
4 163 (8.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 122 (6.34%) Maven
6 103 (5.35%) JIRA
7 101 (5.25%) Selenium
8 85 (4.42%) NUnit
9 82 (4.26%) Jenkins
10 70 (3.64%) Jasmine
11 58 (3.01%) TeamCity
12 44 (2.29%) Ant
12 44 (2.29%) Eclipse
13 43 (2.23%) CruiseControl
14 36 (1.87%) MSTest
15 35 (1.82%) PHPUnit
16 34 (1.77%) Mockito
17 32 (1.66%) QUnit
18 31 (1.61%) Hudson
General
1 286 (14.86%) Finance
2 152 (7.90%) Banking
3 77 (4.00%) Front Office
4 64 (3.32%) Investment Banking
5 62 (3.22%) Retail
6 61 (3.17%) Back Office
7 40 (2.08%) Marketing
8 35 (1.82%) Telecoms
9 34 (1.77%) Publishing
10 29 (1.51%) Legal
11 24 (1.25%) Manufacturing
12 21 (1.09%) Games
13 20 (1.04%) Billing
14 18 (0.94%) Advertising
15 7 (0.36%) General Ledger
16 6 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.31%) Military
17 5 (0.26%) Electronics
17 5 (0.26%) Automotive
18 4 (0.21%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1457 (75.69%) Developer
2 316 (16.42%) .NET Developer
3 214 (11.12%) Java Developer
4 197 (10.23%) Senior Developer
5 147 (7.64%) C# Developer
6 110 (5.71%) Web Developer
7 89 (4.62%) Consultant
8 82 (4.26%) PHP Developer
8 82 (4.26%) C# .NET Developer
9 80 (4.16%) Analyst
10 79 (4.10%) SQL Developer
11 77 (4.00%) Front-End Developer
12 66 (3.43%) ASP.NET Developer
13 59 (3.06%) Software Developer
14 55 (2.86%) Software Engineer
15 49 (2.55%) Lead Developer
16 45 (2.34%) Architect
17 44 (2.29%) JavaScript Developer
18 35 (1.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 35 (1.82%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 633 (32.88%) .NET
2 575 (29.87%) HTML
3 503 (26.13%) CSS
4 407 (21.14%) Web Services
5 382 (19.84%) ASP.NET
6 348 (18.08%) XML
7 311 (16.16%) jQuery
8 259 (13.45%) HTML5
9 229 (11.90%) Spring
10 217 (11.27%) ASP.NET MVC
11 197 (10.23%) .NET Framework
12 187 (9.71%) WCF
13 173 (8.99%) CSS3
14 172 (8.94%) Ajax
15 170 (8.83%) JSON
16 149 (7.74%) REST
17 142 (7.38%) RESTful
18 141 (7.32%) J2EE
19 138 (7.17%) SOAP
20 119 (6.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 99 (5.14%) Open Source
2 84 (4.36%) Computer Science
3 44 (2.29%) Derivative
4 39 (2.03%) N-Tier
5 33 (1.71%) Management Information System
6 30 (1.56%) Mobile App
6 30 (1.56%) Equities
6 30 (1.56%) Replication
6 30 (1.56%) Inversion of Control
7 28 (1.45%) Fixed Income
8 26 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
9 24 (1.25%) Equity Derivative
10 22 (1.14%) Visualisation
10 22 (1.14%) Mathematics
11 21 (1.09%) Market Risk
12 17 (0.88%) Data Integration
12 17 (0.88%) Smartphone
13 16 (0.83%) Credit Risk
13 16 (0.83%) iPad
14 14 (0.73%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 201 (10.44%) Linux
2 184 (9.56%) Windows
3 180 (9.35%) UNIX
4 58 (3.01%) Android
5 56 (2.91%) Apple iOS
6 38 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 38 (1.97%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (0.99%) Mac OS X
8 12 (0.62%) Solaris
9 7 (0.36%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.31%) AIX
10 6 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
11 5 (0.26%) CentOS
12 4 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
12 4 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
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%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 580 (30.13%) Agile Software Development
2 475 (24.68%) TDD
3 460 (23.90%) MVC
4 410 (21.30%) Scrum
5 335 (17.40%) OO
6 330 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
7 160 (8.31%) Software Engineering
8 159 (8.26%) BDD
9 152 (7.90%) OOP
10 148 (7.69%) E-Commerce
11 136 (7.06%) SOA
12 126 (6.55%) Integration Testing
13 125 (6.49%) User Acceptance Testing
14 121 (6.29%) Web Development
15 113 (5.87%) Business Intelligence
16 101 (5.25%) Configuration Management
17 93 (4.83%) Multithreading
18 92 (4.78%) ETL
19 90 (4.68%) Automated Testing
20 86 (4.47%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 680 (35.32%) SQL
2 628 (32.62%) C#
3 572 (29.71%) JavaScript
4 493 (25.61%) Java
5 188 (9.77%) T-SQL
6 175 (9.09%) PHP
7 123 (6.39%) C++
8 109 (5.66%) Python
9 96 (4.99%) PL/SQL
10 74 (3.84%) VB.NET
11 61 (3.17%) Perl
12 56 (2.91%) Shell Script
13 43 (2.23%) Ruby
14 42 (2.18%) PowerShell
14 42 (2.18%) Scala
15 39 (2.03%) VBScript
16 32 (1.66%) PHP5
17 31 (1.61%) C
18 30 (1.56%) VB
19 29 (1.51%) XAML
Qualifications
1 161 (8.36%) Security Cleared
2 127 (6.60%) Degree
3 125 (6.49%) SC Cleared
4 24 (1.25%) DV Cleared
5 21 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (0.57%) ISEB
7 7 (0.36%) MCSD
7 7 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
8 6 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
8 6 (0.31%) Sun Certification
9 5 (0.26%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.21%) MCSE
10 4 (0.21%) MCT
11 3 (0.16%) MCP
11 3 (0.16%) MBA
12 2 (0.10%) MCPD
12 2 (0.10%) Chartered Engineer
12 2 (0.10%) ACCA
12 2 (0.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 1 (0.052%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 178 (9.25%) QA
2 12 (0.62%) ISO 9001
3 8 (0.42%) WAI
4 5 (0.26%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.21%) ISO 14001
5 4 (0.21%) SLA
6 3 (0.16%) HL7
7 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.10%) JTAG
7 2 (0.10%) ISO 8583
7 2 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.10%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.052%) Basel III
8 1 (0.052%) FINREP
8 1 (0.052%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.052%) GxP
System Software
1 46 (2.39%) Active Directory
2 35 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (1.04%) RACF
4 11 (0.57%) VMware ESX
5 7 (0.36%) XenDesktop
6 6 (0.31%) Xen
6 6 (0.31%) XenApp
6 6 (0.31%) HDFS
7 5 (0.26%) Terminal Services
8 4 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
8 4 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.10%) vSphere
9 2 (0.10%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (0.10%) Postfix
9 2 (0.10%) Samba
10 1 (0.052%) ACF2
10 1 (0.052%) KVM
10 1 (0.052%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.052%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 22 (1.14%) Puppet
2 15 (0.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 12 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 12 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.47%) Oozie
4 9 (0.47%) Control-M
4 9 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 5 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 5 (0.26%) SCCM
6 5 (0.26%) SCOM
7 4 (0.21%) Data Guard
7 4 (0.21%) Kibana
7 4 (0.21%) Vagrant
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Management
8 3 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.10%) Capistrano
10 1 (0.052%) CA LISA
10 1 (0.052%) Ansible
Vendors
1 314 (16.31%) Oracle
2 254 (13.19%) Microsoft
3 72 (3.74%) SAP
4 67 (3.48%) Zend
5 48 (2.49%) VMware
6 38 (1.97%) hybris
7 36 (1.87%) JBoss
8 28 (1.45%) Sitecore
9 25 (1.30%) Google
10 24 (1.25%) Telerik
10 24 (1.25%) Sybase
11 22 (1.14%) Informatica
12 21 (1.09%) Altiris
13 20 (1.04%) Teradata
13 20 (1.04%) HP
14 18 (0.94%) IBM
15 17 (0.88%) Twitter
16 15 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
17 14 (0.73%) Citrix
18 13 (0.68%) Facebook
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