The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Unit Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unit Testing
London / City of London
Rank 83 99 103
Rank change year-on-year +16 +4  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 70 52 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.36% 1.59% 1.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.76% 1.81% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 47 75
Median daily rate £519 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.21% +11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £350 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £648 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +2.66% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £43.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -6.89% +16.00%  

Unit Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2540 2868 4133
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 85.49% 87.73% 82.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2000 2298 3186
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 23 35
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.99 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.95% -2.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.84 £47.50 £92.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Unit Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in the City of London

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Unit Testing in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in the City of London

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in the City of London over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in the City of London

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in the City of London

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 82 (56.94%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (43.75%) TDD
3 54 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 51 (35.42%) C#
5 50 (34.72%) Java
6 48 (33.33%) Web Services
7 47 (32.64%) SQL
8 43 (29.86%) CSS
9 42 (29.17%) OO
10 41 (28.47%) HTML
11 38 (26.39%) Finance
12 36 (25.00%) RESTful
13 35 (24.31%) .NET
14 33 (22.92%) Git (software)
15 32 (22.22%) BDD
16 29 (20.14%) AngularJS
17 28 (19.44%) REST
17 28 (19.44%) SQL Server
18 23 (15.97%) JSON
19 22 (15.28%) XML
19 22 (15.28%) Continuous Integration
20 21 (14.58%) Mockito
20 21 (14.58%) Scrum
21 20 (13.89%) Software Engineering
21 20 (13.89%) OOP
22 19 (13.19%) Linux
23 18 (12.50%) MVC
24 17 (11.81%) E-Commerce
24 17 (11.81%) Oracle
25 16 (11.11%) SOAP

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (4.86%) Tomcat
1 7 (4.86%) WebLogic
2 6 (4.17%) Apache Spark
2 6 (4.17%) Mule
3 3 (2.08%) Drupal
3 3 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.08%) IIS
3 3 (2.08%) LiveCycle
3 3 (2.08%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.39%) Apache Pig
4 2 (1.39%) Apache Solr
4 2 (1.39%) Confluence
4 2 (1.39%) MQSeries
4 2 (1.39%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (1.39%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.69%) Apache
5 1 (0.69%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (6.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.08%) Endur
2 2 (1.39%) FastStats
2 2 (1.39%) FastStats PeopleStage
2 2 (1.39%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.69%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (4.17%) TestFlight
4 3 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.39%) GitHub
5 2 (1.39%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.69%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.69%) G Suite
6 1 (0.69%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.64%) Internet
2 4 (2.78%) HTTP
3 1 (0.69%) BIG-IP
3 1 (0.69%) Extranet
3 1 (0.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (0.69%) Firewall
3 1 (0.69%) Intranet
3 1 (0.69%) LAN
3 1 (0.69%) LDAP
3 1 (0.69%) SSL
3 1 (0.69%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (19.44%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.64%) MongoDB
2 11 (7.64%) Relational Database
3 10 (6.94%) MySQL
4 9 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (5.56%) Big Data
5 8 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (4.86%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (4.17%) Azure SQL Database
7 6 (4.17%) CouchDB
7 6 (4.17%) Hadoop
7 6 (4.17%) SQLite
8 4 (2.78%) Apache Hive
8 4 (2.78%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (2.78%) NoSQL
8 4 (2.78%) Oracle ODI
8 4 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (2.08%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 33 (22.92%) Git (software)
2 21 (14.58%) Mockito
3 15 (10.42%) JIRA
3 15 (10.42%) Maven
3 15 (10.42%) Moq
3 15 (10.42%) WebDriver
4 14 (9.72%) Jenkins
5 12 (8.33%) Selenium
6 11 (7.64%) JUnit
7 10 (6.94%) Cucumber
7 10 (6.94%) Jasmine
8 8 (5.56%) Protractor
9 7 (4.86%) gulp
9 7 (4.86%) Mocha
9 7 (4.86%) SpecFlow
10 6 (4.17%) EasyMock
10 6 (4.17%) Grunt
10 6 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (3.47%) TeamCity
11 5 (3.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 38 (26.39%) Finance
2 16 (11.11%) Banking
3 11 (7.64%) Retail
4 8 (5.56%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.78%) Back Office
6 3 (2.08%) Marketing
7 2 (1.39%) Front Office
8 1 (0.69%) Billing
8 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 115 (79.86%) Developer
2 24 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 21 (14.58%) JavaScript Developer
4 20 (13.89%) C# Developer
5 19 (13.19%) Java Developer
6 13 (9.03%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 11 (7.64%) Angular Developer
7 11 (7.64%) Developer in Test
7 11 (7.64%) Software Developer
8 10 (6.94%) Full Stack Developer
9 9 (6.25%) Analyst
9 9 (6.25%) SQL Developer
10 8 (5.56%) iOS Developer
10 8 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
11 7 (4.86%) .NET Developer
12 6 (4.17%) Analyst Developer
12 6 (4.17%) Node.js Developer
12 6 (4.17%) QA Engineer
12 6 (4.17%) Senior iOS Developer
12 6 (4.17%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (33.33%) Web Services
2 43 (29.86%) CSS
3 41 (28.47%) HTML
4 36 (25.00%) RESTful
5 35 (24.31%) .NET
6 29 (20.14%) AngularJS
7 28 (19.44%) REST
8 23 (15.97%) JSON
9 22 (15.28%) XML
10 16 (11.11%) HTML5
10 16 (11.11%) SOAP
11 14 (9.72%) J2EE
11 14 (9.72%) jQuery
11 14 (9.72%) WCF
12 12 (8.33%) Node.js
13 11 (7.64%) JMS
13 11 (7.64%) RabbitMQ
13 11 (7.64%) React
14 10 (6.94%) ASP.NET
14 10 (6.94%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.33%) Mobile App
2 10 (6.94%) RIA
3 9 (6.25%) Data Structures
3 9 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 8 (5.56%) Derivative
5 6 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (3.47%) User Experience
7 4 (2.78%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.08%) Minimum Viable Product
9 2 (1.39%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.39%) Credit Risk
9 2 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.39%) Equities
9 2 (1.39%) Fintech
9 2 (1.39%) Fixed Income
9 2 (1.39%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.69%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.69%) Grid Computing
10 1 (0.69%) Linked Data
10 1 (0.69%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 19 (13.19%) Linux
2 14 (9.72%) Unix
3 12 (8.33%) Apple iOS
4 10 (6.94%) Windows
5 7 (4.86%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.78%) Android
7 3 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.69%) CentOS
8 1 (0.69%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.69%) Mac OS X Server
8 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (56.94%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (43.75%) TDD
3 42 (29.17%) OO
4 32 (22.22%) BDD
5 22 (15.28%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (14.58%) Scrum
7 20 (13.89%) OOP
7 20 (13.89%) Software Engineering
8 18 (12.50%) MVC
9 17 (11.81%) E-Commerce
10 16 (11.11%) Front End Development
11 15 (10.42%) Agile Testing
11 15 (10.42%) Pair Programming
11 15 (10.42%) Web Development
12 14 (9.72%) Process Improvement
13 13 (9.03%) Multithreading
14 11 (7.64%) ETL
15 10 (6.94%) High Availability
15 10 (6.94%) Low Latency
15 10 (6.94%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 54 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 51 (35.42%) C#
3 50 (34.72%) Java
4 47 (32.64%) SQL
5 11 (7.64%) Apple Swift
6 10 (6.94%) Shell Script
7 9 (6.25%) PL/SQL
8 8 (5.56%) Bash Shell
8 8 (5.56%) Python
9 7 (4.86%) Objective-C
9 7 (4.86%) T-SQL
10 6 (4.17%) ES6
11 5 (3.47%) R
11 5 (3.47%) Ruby
11 5 (3.47%) Scala
11 5 (3.47%) TypeScript
12 3 (2.08%) C++
12 3 (2.08%) PHP
12 3 (2.08%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.39%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (4.17%) Degree
2 2 (1.39%) CFA
2 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.69%) MCP
3 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Certified Architect
3 1 (0.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.64%) QA
2 3 (2.08%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.69%) SDET
3 1 (0.69%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.08%) Docker
2 1 (0.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.69%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.08%) Oozie
2 1 (0.69%) Control-M
2 1 (0.69%) Jamf Pro
2 1 (0.69%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.69%) Marathon
2 1 (0.69%) Mesos
2 1 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.69%) SCCM
2 1 (0.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 17 (11.81%) Oracle
2 16 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 10 (6.94%) SAP
4 4 (2.78%) ATG
4 4 (2.78%) Talend
5 3 (2.08%) Adobe
5 3 (2.08%) Google
5 3 (2.08%) hybris
5 3 (2.08%) OpenLink
5 3 (2.08%) Teradata
6 2 (1.39%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.39%) Bloomberg
6 2 (1.39%) Blue Prism
6 2 (1.39%) CODA
6 2 (1.39%) Cognos
6 2 (1.39%) IBM
6 2 (1.39%) Informatica
6 2 (1.39%) jBASE
6 2 (1.39%) Sybase
6 2 (1.39%) Temenos
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
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ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago