The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 25 April 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.

Unit Testing
England / East Midlands
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 69 64
Rank change year-on-year +6 -5  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 44 28 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.76% 1.71% 2.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.38% 2.13% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 24 23
Median daily rate £338 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.84% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £468 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £328
% change year-on-year - +14.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £43.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -5.81% +14.66%  

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 East Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1300 1315 1361
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 81.56% 80.48% 77.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 823 817 812
Median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 39
Median hourly rate £40.00 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £48.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.52 £30.35
% change year-on-year -1.42% +20.32%  

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 East Midlands

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in the East Midlands

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in the East Midlands

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in the East Midlands

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicestershire +9 15 £300 +8.59% 5
Northamptonshire -6 11 £338 +3.84% 4
Derbyshire -2 10 £363 +8.20% 4
Nottinghamshire +6 5 £368 -2.00% 4
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 29 (50.00%) SQL
2 28 (48.28%) Java
3 24 (41.38%) JavaScript
4 22 (37.93%) .NET
4 22 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (36.21%) Oracle
6 19 (32.76%) SQL Server
6 19 (32.76%) C#
6 19 (32.76%) Web Services
7 18 (31.03%) jQuery
8 17 (29.31%) Git (software)
9 16 (27.59%) Linux
9 16 (27.59%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (25.86%) JUnit
10 15 (25.86%) Hibernate
10 15 (25.86%) Spring
11 14 (24.14%) TDD
11 14 (24.14%) HTML
11 14 (24.14%) CSS
11 14 (24.14%) Eclipse
11 14 (24.14%) JPA
12 13 (22.41%) Relational Database
12 13 (22.41%) J2EE
12 13 (22.41%) Ajax
13 12 (20.69%) MVC
13 12 (20.69%) AngularJS
13 12 (20.69%) HTML5
14 11 (18.97%) MongoDB
14 11 (18.97%) CSS3
14 11 (18.97%) Jenkins

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 5 (8.62%) WebSphere
2 4 (6.90%) CMS
3 3 (5.17%) Apache
3 3 (5.17%) Drupal
4 1 (1.72%) CICS
4 1 (1.72%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.72%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (32.76%) SQL Server
2 13 (22.41%) Relational Database
3 11 (18.97%) MongoDB
4 9 (15.52%) MySQL
5 7 (12.07%) Oracle Database
5 7 (12.07%) Oracle Database 10g
5 7 (12.07%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (12.07%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.72%) DataStage
7 1 (1.72%) DB2
7 1 (1.72%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 1 (1.72%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (1.72%) Pentaho
7 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 17 (29.31%) Git (software)
2 15 (25.86%) JUnit
3 14 (24.14%) Eclipse
4 11 (18.97%) Jenkins
5 9 (15.52%) IntelliJ
5 9 (15.52%) JIRA
6 8 (13.79%) Gradle
6 8 (13.79%) JProfiler
7 6 (10.34%) Mockito
8 5 (8.62%) gulp
8 5 (8.62%) Jasmine
9 3 (5.17%) Bower
9 3 (5.17%) Karma Test Runner
9 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Blend
9 3 (5.17%) PHPUnit
10 2 (3.45%) Cucumber
10 2 (3.45%) Selenium
10 2 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (3.45%) webpack
10 2 (3.45%) Yeoman
General
1 8 (13.79%) Retail
2 7 (12.07%) Manufacturing
3 6 (10.34%) Banking
4 4 (6.90%) Finance
5 1 (1.72%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 55 (94.83%) Developer
2 17 (29.31%) Java Developer
3 13 (22.41%) Oracle Developer
4 11 (18.97%) .NET Developer
4 11 (18.97%) C# Developer
5 8 (13.79%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (8.62%) Agile Developer
6 5 (8.62%) ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (8.62%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 4 (6.90%) Applications Developer
7 4 (6.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (5.17%) Agile .NET Developer
8 3 (5.17%) C# Web Applications Developer
8 3 (5.17%) C# Web Developer
8 3 (5.17%) C# WPF Developer
8 3 (5.17%) Drupal Developer
8 3 (5.17%) PHP Drupal Developer
8 3 (5.17%) SQL Developer
8 3 (5.17%) Web Developer
8 3 (5.17%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (37.93%) .NET
2 19 (32.76%) Web Services
3 18 (31.03%) jQuery
4 15 (25.86%) Hibernate
4 15 (25.86%) Spring
5 14 (24.14%) CSS
5 14 (24.14%) HTML
5 14 (24.14%) JPA
6 13 (22.41%) Ajax
6 13 (22.41%) J2EE
7 12 (20.69%) AngularJS
7 12 (20.69%) HTML5
8 11 (18.97%) CSS3
9 10 (17.24%) JSON
9 10 (17.24%) SOAP
10 9 (15.52%) ASP.NET
11 8 (13.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 8 (13.79%) RESTful
11 8 (13.79%) XML
12 7 (12.07%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.97%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.45%) Fat Client
2 2 (3.45%) Thin Client
2 2 (3.45%) User Experience
3 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.72%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (1.72%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.72%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.72%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 16 (27.59%) Linux
2 4 (6.90%) Unix
3 2 (3.45%) Android
3 2 (3.45%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.72%) CentOS
4 1 (1.72%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (27.59%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (24.14%) TDD
4 12 (20.69%) MVC
5 11 (18.97%) OO
6 10 (17.24%) Software Engineering
7 9 (15.52%) Data Modelling
8 8 (13.79%) RAD
8 8 (13.79%) Scrum
9 7 (12.07%) Change Management
9 7 (12.07%) Integration Testing
9 7 (12.07%) ITSM
10 6 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (10.34%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (10.34%) Technical Analysis
11 5 (8.62%) Front End Development
12 4 (6.90%) Responsive Web Design
12 4 (6.90%) Software Architecture
12 4 (6.90%) Test Strategy
12 4 (6.90%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (50.00%) SQL
2 28 (48.28%) Java
3 24 (41.38%) JavaScript
4 19 (32.76%) C#
5 11 (18.97%) PL/SQL
6 9 (15.52%) Python
7 8 (13.79%) VB.NET
8 6 (10.34%) Shell Script
9 5 (8.62%) C++
10 4 (6.90%) T-SQL
11 3 (5.17%) PHP
12 2 (3.45%) C
12 2 (3.45%) TypeScript
13 1 (1.72%) ABAP
13 1 (1.72%) COBOL
13 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
13 1 (1.72%) R
13 1 (1.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (15.52%) Degree
2 1 (1.72%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) QA
2 2 (3.45%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) Ansible
1 1 (1.72%) Control-M
Vendors
1 21 (36.21%) Oracle
2 9 (15.52%) Microsoft
3 7 (12.07%) Perforce
4 4 (6.90%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.72%) IBM
5 1 (1.72%) SAP
5 1 (1.72%) Telerik
5 1 (1.72%) TIBCO
Northamptonshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leicestershire
Searchability
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 Per Day negotiable on experience
Posted: Yesterday