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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 145 123 122
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -1
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 779 780 756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.53% 1.62% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.03% 2.18% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 516 479 472
Average daily rate
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£391 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.31% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £550 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +10.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 22
Average hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.17 £34.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £42.25 £48.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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
38459 35783 32221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.37% 74.30% 72.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24687 21730 19119
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1007 1095 1275
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -18 689 £400 - 320
London -37 297 £450 +5.88% 117
South East +9 125 £350 - 49
City of London -1 83 £428 +6.87% 44
Hampshire +25 68 £388 +7.63% 8
South West +23 63 £383 +5.51% 17
North West +11 63 £325 +3.17% 43
Scotland +8 62 £350 - 14
Yorkshire +3 51 £346 -1.07% 39
East of England -11 48 £294 -19.03% 16
Edinburgh +19 34 £350 -9.41% 6
West Midlands +13 30 £340 +4.61% 10
West Yorkshire -3 30 £350 +3.70% 26
Manchester +4 29 £325 +3.17% 31
Southampton +8 25 £388 +7.63% 1
Somerset - 23 £388 - 3
Cambridgeshire -15 22 £250 -23.07% 6
Leeds -8 21 £350 +7.69% 22
Glasgow -1 16 £350 +13.26% 8
Bristol +6 15 £400 +18.51% 8
Lancashire -3 15 £413 +50.00% 2
Surrey +7 13 £325 - 7
Cheshire 0 13 £311 -11.07% 7
Hertfordshire -1 13 £400 - 4
Wales -10 13 £311 -19.67% 3
Berkshire -40 13 £369 +5.35% 12
Buckinghamshire -6 12 £313 -6.01% 4
South Yorkshire +4 11 £400 - 8
South Wales -12 10 £263 -32.25% 3
Birmingham -3 9 £350 +6.06% 5

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 841 (51.66%) Agile Software Development
2 541 (33.23%) JavaScript
3 512 (31.45%) Java
4 511 (31.39%) HTML
5 502 (30.84%) SQL
6 466 (28.62%) CSS
7 416 (25.55%) .NET
8 395 (24.26%) MVC
9 388 (23.83%) TDD
10 387 (23.77%) C#
11 370 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
12 361 (22.17%) OO
13 357 (21.93%) Scrum
14 332 (20.39%) XML
15 314 (19.29%) Web Services
16 307 (18.86%) SQL Server
17 286 (17.57%) Oracle
18 271 (16.65%) jQuery
19 256 (15.72%) Git (software)
20 255 (15.66%) ASP.NET
21 234 (14.37%) HTML5
22 225 (13.82%) Finance
23 220 (13.51%) Linux
24 218 (13.39%) Subversion
25 208 (12.78%) UNIX
26 201 (12.35%) Spring
27 195 (11.98%) JUnit
28 186 (11.43%) Maven
29 183 (11.24%) Microsoft
30 176 (10.81%) Ajax

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 132 (8.11%) Apache
2 94 (5.77%) Tomcat
3 85 (5.22%) WebSphere
4 58 (3.56%) CMS
5 55 (3.38%) SharePoint
6 44 (2.70%) IIS
7 43 (2.64%) Node.js
8 38 (2.33%) WebLogic
8 38 (2.33%) JBoss
9 28 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
10 27 (1.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 22 (1.35%) Jetty
12 20 (1.23%) Confluence
13 17 (1.04%) Umbraco
13 17 (1.04%) nginx
14 16 (0.98%) Apache Solr
15 15 (0.92%) MQSeries
15 15 (0.92%) MS Exchange
15 15 (0.92%) Oracle Workflow
16 14 (0.86%) Drupal
Applications
1 72 (4.42%) MS Excel
2 34 (2.09%) MS Office
3 10 (0.61%) MS Project
4 8 (0.49%) PowerPivot
5 7 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.18%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.12%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.061%) DOC1
8 1 (0.061%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 37 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.04%) Oracle General Ledger
2 17 (1.04%) Magento
3 16 (0.98%) Oracle Receivables
4 15 (0.92%) Oracle EBS R12
4 15 (0.92%) Oracle Payables
5 14 (0.86%) Oracle Assets
6 13 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
7 11 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
8 8 (0.49%) Summit
9 7 (0.43%) SAP FI
9 7 (0.43%) Markit EDM
10 6 (0.37%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 6 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
10 6 (0.37%) SAP CO
10 6 (0.37%) BusinessWorks
10 6 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 5 (0.31%) SAP EWM
11 5 (0.31%) Oracle Cash Management
12 4 (0.25%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 25 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
3 14 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
5 10 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (0.37%) Office 365
6 6 (0.37%) Google App Engine
6 6 (0.37%) SaaS
7 3 (0.18%) PaaS
7 3 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.12%) Yammer
8 2 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.12%) AWS Data Pipeline
8 2 (0.12%) Heroku
9 1 (0.061%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.061%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.061%) GitHub
9 1 (0.061%) Route 53
9 1 (0.061%) Joyent
9 1 (0.061%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 62 (3.81%) HTTP
2 47 (2.89%) Internet
3 21 (1.29%) DNS
4 18 (1.11%) DHCP
5 15 (0.92%) FTP
6 13 (0.80%) Intranet
7 11 (0.68%) TCP/IP
8 9 (0.55%) SSL
9 8 (0.49%) SMTP
10 6 (0.37%) IPsec
10 6 (0.37%) SAN
11 5 (0.31%) Bluetooth
12 4 (0.25%) iBeacon
12 4 (0.25%) LDAP
12 4 (0.25%) AMQP
13 3 (0.18%) Asterisk PBX
13 3 (0.18%) VoIP
13 3 (0.18%) ATM
13 3 (0.18%) PBX
13 3 (0.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 307 (18.86%) SQL Server
2 146 (8.97%) Relational Database
3 112 (6.88%) MySQL
4 97 (5.96%) SQL Server 2008
5 74 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
5 74 (4.55%) Oracle Database
6 65 (3.99%) RDBMS
7 55 (3.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 39 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 34 (2.09%) SQL Server 2012
10 32 (1.97%) Oracle Database 11g
11 30 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
12 29 (1.78%) DB2
12 29 (1.78%) NoSQL
12 29 (1.78%) Big Data
13 28 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
14 25 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 25 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
15 24 (1.47%) Hadoop
16 20 (1.23%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 256 (15.72%) Git (software)
2 218 (13.39%) Subversion
3 195 (11.98%) JUnit
4 186 (11.43%) Maven
5 127 (7.80%) Team Foundation Server
6 125 (7.68%) Jenkins
7 116 (7.13%) JIRA
8 107 (6.57%) Selenium
9 102 (6.27%) Ant
10 91 (5.59%) Visual Studio
11 74 (4.55%) Mockito
12 57 (3.50%) NUnit
12 57 (3.50%) Eclipse
13 56 (3.44%) Jasmine
14 51 (3.13%) TeamCity
15 41 (2.52%) CruiseControl
16 39 (2.40%) PHPUnit
17 36 (2.21%) Grunt
18 34 (2.09%) Cucumber
19 29 (1.78%) Oracle Forms
General
1 225 (13.82%) Finance
2 160 (9.83%) Banking
3 72 (4.42%) Investment Banking
4 49 (3.01%) Telecoms
5 45 (2.76%) Marketing
6 41 (2.52%) Front Office
7 32 (1.97%) Retail
8 26 (1.60%) Publishing
9 25 (1.54%) Back Office
10 23 (1.41%) Legal
11 19 (1.17%) Manufacturing
12 17 (1.04%) Advertising
13 15 (0.92%) Games
14 9 (0.55%) Electronics
15 8 (0.49%) Military
15 8 (0.49%) General Ledger
16 5 (0.31%) Music Industry
16 5 (0.31%) Billing
16 5 (0.31%) Automotive
17 4 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1226 (75.31%) Developer
2 216 (13.27%) .NET Developer
3 214 (13.14%) Java Developer
4 153 (9.40%) Senior Developer
5 114 (7.00%) C# Developer
6 84 (5.16%) PHP Developer
7 80 (4.91%) Front-End Developer
8 70 (4.30%) C# .NET Developer
9 69 (4.24%) Analyst
10 64 (3.93%) Consultant
11 57 (3.50%) Software Engineer
12 51 (3.13%) SQL Developer
12 51 (3.13%) Software Developer
13 50 (3.07%) Android Developer
14 48 (2.95%) JavaScript Developer
15 45 (2.76%) Web Developer
16 39 (2.40%) ASP.NET Developer
17 27 (1.66%) Oracle Developer
17 27 (1.66%) Hybris Developer
18 26 (1.60%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 511 (31.39%) HTML
2 466 (28.62%) CSS
3 416 (25.55%) .NET
4 332 (20.39%) XML
5 314 (19.29%) Web Services
6 271 (16.65%) jQuery
7 255 (15.66%) ASP.NET
8 234 (14.37%) HTML5
9 201 (12.35%) Spring
10 176 (10.81%) Ajax
11 156 (9.58%) JSON
12 154 (9.46%) CSS3
13 153 (9.40%) REST
14 150 (9.21%) ASP.NET MVC
15 147 (9.03%) AngularJS
16 144 (8.85%) J2EE
17 143 (8.78%) .NET Framework
18 122 (7.49%) JSP
19 117 (7.19%) RESTful
20 110 (6.76%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 101 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (5.41%) User Experience
3 64 (3.93%) Computer Science
4 63 (3.87%) Management Information System
5 60 (3.69%) Open Source
6 49 (3.01%) Mobile App
7 42 (2.58%) Data Structures
8 28 (1.72%) Algorithms
9 25 (1.54%) N-Tier
10 24 (1.47%) Replication
11 22 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
12 21 (1.29%) Data Integration
12 21 (1.29%) Derivative
13 19 (1.17%) Fixed Income
14 18 (1.11%) iPad
15 16 (0.98%) Mainframe
16 15 (0.92%) Inversion of Control
17 14 (0.86%) Market Risk
18 13 (0.80%) Credit Risk
19 12 (0.74%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 220 (13.51%) Linux
2 208 (12.78%) UNIX
3 142 (8.72%) Windows
4 71 (4.36%) Android
5 45 (2.76%) Apple iOS
6 29 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 27 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (0.55%) AIX
9 9 (0.55%) zOS
10 8 (0.49%) VMS
10 8 (0.49%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.37%) HPUX
11 6 (0.37%) CentOS
12 4 (0.25%) Windows NT
12 4 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (0.18%) OpenVMS
13 3 (0.18%) Solaris
13 3 (0.18%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.12%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 841 (51.66%) Agile Software Development
2 395 (24.26%) MVC
3 388 (23.83%) TDD
4 370 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
5 361 (22.17%) OO
6 357 (21.93%) Scrum
7 154 (9.46%) OOP
8 150 (9.21%) BDD
9 148 (9.09%) E-Commerce
10 143 (8.78%) Software Engineering
11 115 (7.06%) Web Development
12 100 (6.14%) SOA
13 97 (5.96%) Automated Testing
14 95 (5.84%) Validation
15 92 (5.65%) OOD
16 86 (5.28%) User Acceptance Testing
17 78 (4.79%) Integration Testing
17 78 (4.79%) ETL
18 75 (4.61%) Migration
19 74 (4.55%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 541 (33.23%) JavaScript
2 512 (31.45%) Java
3 502 (30.84%) SQL
4 387 (23.77%) C#
5 161 (9.89%) PHP
6 114 (7.00%) T-SQL
7 105 (6.45%) PL/SQL
8 94 (5.77%) Python
9 64 (3.93%) C++
10 53 (3.26%) Shell Script
11 44 (2.70%) VB.NET
12 43 (2.64%) PHP5
13 41 (2.52%) VBA
14 40 (2.46%) Perl
15 36 (2.21%) C
16 31 (1.90%) Ruby
16 31 (1.90%) Bash Shell
17 26 (1.60%) VB
18 25 (1.54%) Scala
19 24 (1.47%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 163 (10.01%) Security Cleared
2 113 (6.94%) SC Cleared
3 85 (5.22%) Degree
4 38 (2.33%) DV Cleared
5 20 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (0.86%) Sun Certification
7 12 (0.74%) ISEB
8 7 (0.43%) ISEB Practitioner
8 7 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
9 5 (0.31%) MCSE
10 4 (0.25%) IBM Certification
10 4 (0.25%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.25%) MCPD
11 3 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.12%) ACCA
12 2 (0.12%) MCT
12 2 (0.12%) MCITP
12 2 (0.12%) MCTS
13 1 (0.061%) NVQ Level 4
13 1 (0.061%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (6.20%) QA
2 10 (0.61%) SLA
3 9 (0.55%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.37%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.25%) WAI
6 3 (0.18%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.18%) HL7
7 2 (0.12%) ISO 8583
7 2 (0.12%) GxP
7 2 (0.12%) WCAG
8 1 (0.061%) COBIT
8 1 (0.061%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.061%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 50 (3.07%) RACF
2 23 (1.41%) Active Directory
3 22 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.74%) Varnish
5 5 (0.31%) Firmware
6 4 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.25%) Xen
7 3 (0.18%) vCloud
8 2 (0.12%) HDFS
8 2 (0.12%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.12%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.061%) Samba
9 1 (0.061%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 24 (1.47%) Puppet
2 18 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
3 13 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 13 (0.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 13 (0.80%) Oozie
4 12 (0.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 10 (0.61%) Oracle Identity Management
6 7 (0.43%) OMEGAMON
7 6 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (0.25%) StatsD
8 4 (0.25%) Kibana
9 3 (0.18%) Control-M
10 2 (0.12%) MIIS
10 2 (0.12%) Nagios
10 2 (0.12%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.12%) SCCM
10 2 (0.12%) SCOM
11 1 (0.061%) BMC Performance Manager
11 1 (0.061%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 286 (17.57%) Oracle
2 183 (11.24%) Microsoft
3 62 (3.81%) SAP
4 53 (3.26%) IBM
5 46 (2.83%) Zend
6 42 (2.58%) Google
7 32 (1.97%) hybris
8 30 (1.84%) VMware
9 27 (1.66%) Informatica
10 22 (1.35%) Sybase
11 21 (1.29%) HP
11 21 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
12 19 (1.17%) Talend
13 15 (0.92%) Altiris
14 13 (0.80%) ATG
15 11 (0.68%) Red Hat
15 11 (0.68%) Twitter
16 9 (0.55%) Bloomberg
17 8 (0.49%) Perforce
17 8 (0.49%) FatWire
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