Period
to 18 June 2018

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 6 months to 18 June 2018 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.

Unit Testing
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 114 93 122
Rank change year-on-year -21 +29 +8
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 157 164 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.28% 2.64% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 3.02% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 121 100
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +14.71%
10th Percentile £363 £330 £326
90th Percentile £640 £638 £638
Central London median daily rate £475 £500 £488
% change year-on-year -5.00% +2.56% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

Unit Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,007 5,435 5,740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.18% 87.52% 87.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,768 4,211 4,608
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £335 £313 £302
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £488 £463
% change year-on-year +2.56% +5.41% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 47 55
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% - -12.40%
10th Percentile £12.63 £13.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £37.86 £29.77 £49.55
Central London median hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +14.71% -15.00% -9.60%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Unit Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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 6 months to 18 June 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing in the City of London.

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

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the City of London region over the 6 months to 18 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 2 £413 -
Moorgate - 1 - -
Unit Testing
Central London

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 65 (41.40%) SQL
2 64 (40.76%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (40.76%) TDD
3 62 (39.49%) C#
4 60 (38.22%) .NET
5 59 (37.58%) Java
6 57 (36.31%) JavaScript
7 50 (31.85%) Finance
8 45 (28.66%) Test Automation
9 44 (28.03%) SQL Server
9 44 (28.03%) Web Services
10 41 (26.11%) Continuous Integration
11 39 (24.84%) Git (software)
12 37 (23.57%) CSS
12 37 (23.57%) HTML
13 36 (22.93%) Jenkins
14 34 (21.66%) Microsoft
15 33 (21.02%) BDD
16 32 (20.38%) Software Engineering
17 31 (19.75%) AngularJS
18 30 (19.11%) Scrum
19 29 (18.47%) REST
20 28 (17.83%) MVC
20 28 (17.83%) HTTP
21 26 (16.56%) Spring
21 26 (16.56%) SDLC
22 25 (15.92%) Front End Development
22 25 (15.92%) QA
22 25 (15.92%) Microsoft Azure
23 24 (15.29%) .NET Framework

Unit Testing
Co-occurring 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 14 (8.92%) Apache
2 9 (5.73%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (3.18%) NServiceBus
4 4 (2.55%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.91%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (1.91%) Confluence
6 2 (1.27%) CMS
6 2 (1.27%) JBoss
6 2 (1.27%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.27%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.64%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.64%) Jetty
7 1 (0.64%) Kentico
7 1 (0.64%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (3.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.27%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.64%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.64%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.64%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (3.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.27%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.64%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 25 (15.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (14.01%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (7.64%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (3.82%) npm
4 6 (3.82%) Serverless
5 5 (3.18%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (2.55%) Amazon EMR
6 4 (2.55%) Amazon Kinesis
6 4 (2.55%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.91%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (1.27%) GitHub
8 2 (1.27%) Yarn
9 1 (0.64%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (17.83%) HTTP
2 13 (8.28%) TCP/IP
3 12 (7.64%) FTP
4 7 (4.46%) Internet
5 3 (1.91%) SSL
6 2 (1.27%) DKIM
6 2 (1.27%) DMARC
7 1 (0.64%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.64%) DNS
7 1 (0.64%) Intranet
7 1 (0.64%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (28.03%) SQL Server
2 15 (9.55%) NoSQL
2 15 (9.55%) Relational Database
3 12 (7.64%) Apache Cassandra
4 11 (7.01%) Siebel EIM
4 11 (7.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (6.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (3.82%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (3.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (3.18%) MySQL
7 5 (3.18%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (2.55%) Amazon Athena
8 4 (2.55%) Amazon Redshift
8 4 (2.55%) Big Data
8 4 (2.55%) InterSystems Cache
8 4 (2.55%) MongoDB
8 4 (2.55%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (1.91%) CouchDB
9 3 (1.91%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 39 (24.84%) Git (software)
2 36 (22.93%) Jenkins
3 19 (12.10%) JUnit
4 18 (11.46%) Mockito
5 15 (9.55%) Maven
5 15 (9.55%) Selenium
6 12 (7.64%) JIRA
7 10 (6.37%) Cucumber
7 10 (6.37%) Gradle
7 10 (6.37%) TeamCity
8 9 (5.73%) Mocha
9 8 (5.10%) Moq
9 8 (5.10%) NUnit
9 8 (5.10%) SpecFlow
9 8 (5.10%) webpack
10 7 (4.46%) Subversion
11 6 (3.82%) Jasmine
12 5 (3.18%) Babel
12 5 (3.18%) Sonatype Nexus
13 3 (1.91%) CircleCI
General
1 50 (31.85%) Finance
2 14 (8.92%) Banking
3 13 (8.28%) Financial Institution
4 8 (5.10%) Marketing
5 5 (3.18%) Law
6 4 (2.55%) Front Office
7 3 (1.91%) Retail
8 1 (0.64%) Advertising
8 1 (0.64%) Games
8 1 (0.64%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 133 (84.71%) Developer
2 35 (22.29%) Java Developer
3 34 (21.66%) .NET Developer
4 30 (19.11%) C# Developer
5 20 (12.74%) C# .NET Developer
6 18 (11.46%) Senior Developer
7 15 (9.55%) JavaScript Developer
8 11 (7.01%) Siebel Developer
9 9 (5.73%) Angular Developer
9 9 (5.73%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 9 (5.73%) Senior Java Developer
10 7 (4.46%) React Developer
10 7 (4.46%) Software Developer
11 6 (3.82%) CRM Developer
11 6 (3.82%) Senior C# Developer
12 5 (3.18%) Python Developer
12 5 (3.18%) Software Engineer
12 5 (3.18%) SQL Developer
12 5 (3.18%) SSIS Developer
13 4 (2.55%) SSAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (38.22%) .NET
2 44 (28.03%) Web Services
3 37 (23.57%) CSS
3 37 (23.57%) HTML
4 31 (19.75%) AngularJS
5 29 (18.47%) REST
6 26 (16.56%) Spring
7 24 (15.29%) .NET Framework
7 24 (15.29%) React
8 23 (14.65%) ASP.NET
8 23 (14.65%) RESTful
9 21 (13.38%) ASP.NET Web API
10 20 (12.74%) XML
11 18 (11.46%) jQuery
12 17 (10.83%) Entity Framework
13 16 (10.19%) HTML5
13 16 (10.19%) Node.js
14 15 (9.55%) Redux
15 12 (7.64%) ASP.NET MVC
16 11 (7.01%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.64%) Fintech
2 12 (7.64%) Hedge funds
3 10 (6.37%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (5.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (3.82%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.82%) User Experience
6 5 (3.18%) Derivative
7 4 (2.55%) iPad
7 4 (2.55%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.91%) Fixed Income
8 3 (1.91%) RIA
8 3 (1.91%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.27%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.27%) Equities
9 2 (1.27%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.27%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.27%) Video on Demand
10 1 (0.64%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.19%) Unix
2 5 (3.18%) Linux
3 4 (2.55%) Windows
4 1 (0.64%) Solaris
4 1 (0.64%) SUSE
4 1 (0.64%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.64%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (40.76%) Agile Software Development
1 64 (40.76%) TDD
2 45 (28.66%) Test Automation
3 41 (26.11%) Continuous Integration
4 33 (21.02%) BDD
5 32 (20.38%) Software Engineering
6 30 (19.11%) Scrum
7 28 (17.83%) MVC
8 26 (16.56%) SDLC
9 25 (15.92%) Front End Development
10 20 (12.74%) Microservices
10 20 (12.74%) Software Testing
10 20 (12.74%) Web Development
11 19 (12.10%) Multithreading
12 17 (10.83%) OO
13 16 (10.19%) Pair Programming
13 16 (10.19%) Problem-Solving
14 13 (8.28%) Continuous Delivery
14 13 (8.28%) Dependency Injection
15 12 (7.64%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 65 (41.40%) SQL
2 62 (39.49%) C#
3 59 (37.58%) Java
4 57 (36.31%) JavaScript
5 22 (14.01%) Java 8
6 14 (8.92%) Groovy
6 14 (8.92%) Python
7 11 (7.01%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
8 10 (6.37%) ES6
8 10 (6.37%) T-SQL
8 10 (6.37%) TypeScript
9 7 (4.46%) Scala
10 5 (3.18%) VB.NET
11 4 (2.55%) C++
11 4 (2.55%) F#
11 4 (2.55%) MUMPS
12 3 (1.91%) PHP
12 3 (1.91%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.27%) Perl
13 2 (1.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (7.01%) Siebel Certification
2 5 (3.18%) Degree
3 2 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.64%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.64%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.64%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.64%) PhD
4 1 (0.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (15.92%) QA
2 4 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.64%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.64%) EMIR
4 1 (0.64%) MiFID
4 1 (0.64%) Solvency II
System Software
1 20 (12.74%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (5.73%) Kubernetes
1 9 (5.73%) Prometheus
2 3 (1.91%) Ansible
2 3 (1.91%) Puppet
3 2 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.64%) CFEngine
4 1 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 34 (21.66%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.01%) Siebel
3 10 (6.37%) Oracle
4 6 (3.82%) TIBCO
5 4 (2.55%) Adobe
5 4 (2.55%) Google
6 3 (1.91%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.27%) FXall
7 2 (1.27%) InterSystems
7 2 (1.27%) Reuters
7 2 (1.27%) Splunk
7 2 (1.27%) Tableau
7 2 (1.27%) Typemock
8 1 (0.64%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.64%) Cadence
8 1 (0.64%) F5
8 1 (0.64%) GoldenSource
8 1 (0.64%) Intapp
8 1 (0.64%) Perforce
8 1 (0.64%) Solace