Period
to 16 January 2018

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 6 months to 16 January 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 110 74
Rank change year-on-year +45 -36 +38
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 86 40 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.84% 1.28% 2.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.43% 1.56% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 24 59
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £378 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.28% +0.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £298 £281 £275
90th Percentile £450 £450 £510
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +17.28% +8.00% -0.66%

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 East Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,507 2,569 2,461
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 82.79% 81.89% 79.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,616 1,649 1,532
East Midlands median daily rate £396 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.26% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £238 £215 £233
90th Percentile £550 £565 £525
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 71 87
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £16.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -12.80% +0.34%
10th Percentile £9.31 £10.25 £10.43
90th Percentile £48.90 £38.75 £40.10
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

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

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 6 months to 16 January 2018.

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 6 months to 16 January 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
Nottinghamshire +28 34 £388 +4.73% 21
Northamptonshire +23 25 £400 - 8
Leicestershire +4 13 £340 +19.30% 10
Derbyshire -3 8 £325 -7.14% 6
Lincolnshire - 1 - - 2
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 59 (68.60%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (53.49%) JavaScript
3 45 (52.33%) HTML
4 40 (46.51%) CSS
5 35 (40.70%) Test Automation
6 34 (39.53%) Continuous Integration
6 34 (39.53%) HTML5
7 32 (37.21%) Java
8 31 (36.05%) CSS3
9 29 (33.72%) Git (software)
9 29 (33.72%) TDD
10 28 (32.56%) .NET
10 28 (32.56%) C#
10 28 (32.56%) RESTful
11 27 (31.40%) Web Services
12 25 (29.07%) MVC
12 25 (29.07%) JSON
13 24 (27.91%) jQuery
14 23 (26.74%) React
15 22 (25.58%) Scrum
15 22 (25.58%) SQL
16 21 (24.42%) SQL Server
16 21 (24.42%) ASP.NET
16 21 (24.42%) Responsive Web Design
17 20 (23.26%) Front End Development
18 19 (22.09%) Oracle
19 17 (19.77%) Node.js
19 17 (19.77%) JIRA
20 16 (18.60%) AngularJS
20 16 (18.60%) Perforce

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 9 (10.47%) CMS
2 5 (5.81%) Apache
3 4 (4.65%) iPlanet
3 4 (4.65%) JBoss
3 4 (4.65%) Oracle Application Server
3 4 (4.65%) Tomcat
3 4 (4.65%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.16%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.16%) Drupal
4 1 (1.16%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.16%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.16%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (1.16%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (8.14%) npm
3 2 (2.33%) Google Analytics
3 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.65%) DNS
1 4 (4.65%) FCoE
1 4 (4.65%) Firewall
1 4 (4.65%) iSCSI
1 4 (4.65%) SAN
1 4 (4.65%) TCP/IP
1 4 (4.65%) WAN
2 1 (1.16%) LDAP
2 1 (1.16%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (24.42%) SQL Server
2 12 (13.95%) Relational Database
3 10 (11.63%) RDBMS
4 4 (4.65%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.33%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.16%) MySQL
6 1 (1.16%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.16%) Redis
6 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 29 (33.72%) Git (software)
2 17 (19.77%) JIRA
3 15 (17.44%) gulp
4 12 (13.95%) Jenkins
4 12 (13.95%) JUnit
5 11 (12.79%) SonarQube
6 9 (10.47%) Grunt
7 7 (8.14%) Eclipse
7 7 (8.14%) Jasmine
7 7 (8.14%) Selenium
8 6 (6.98%) Bower
8 6 (6.98%) Cucumber
8 6 (6.98%) Gradle
8 6 (6.98%) JProfiler
8 6 (6.98%) webpack
8 6 (6.98%) Yeoman
9 5 (5.81%) Calabash
9 5 (5.81%) Karma Test Runner
9 5 (5.81%) Maven
10 4 (4.65%) JSUnit
General
1 13 (15.12%) Finance
2 9 (10.47%) Retail
3 8 (9.30%) Banking
4 2 (2.33%) Games
5 1 (1.16%) Advertising
5 1 (1.16%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 69 (80.23%) Developer
2 23 (26.74%) .NET Developer
3 14 (16.28%) UI Developer
4 12 (13.95%) C# .NET Developer
4 12 (13.95%) C# Developer
5 11 (12.79%) ASP.NET Developer
6 10 (11.63%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 9 (10.47%) Android Developer
7 9 (10.47%) Java Developer
7 9 (10.47%) Senior Developer
8 8 (9.30%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 8 (9.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 8 (9.30%) JavaScript Developer
9 6 (6.98%) Mobile Developer
10 5 (5.81%) Analyst
10 5 (5.81%) HTML CSS Developer
10 5 (5.81%) HTML Developer
11 4 (4.65%) Senior .NET Developer
12 3 (3.49%) Technical Analyst
12 3 (3.49%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (52.33%) HTML
2 40 (46.51%) CSS
3 34 (39.53%) HTML5
4 31 (36.05%) CSS3
5 28 (32.56%) .NET
5 28 (32.56%) RESTful
6 27 (31.40%) Web Services
7 25 (29.07%) JSON
8 24 (27.91%) jQuery
9 23 (26.74%) React
10 21 (24.42%) ASP.NET
11 17 (19.77%) Node.js
12 16 (18.60%) AngularJS
13 13 (15.12%) Ajax
13 13 (15.12%) ASP.NET Web API
13 13 (15.12%) Sass
14 12 (13.95%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 10 (11.63%) .NET Framework
15 10 (11.63%) JPA
15 10 (11.63%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.98%) Computer Science
2 6 (6.98%) User Experience
3 4 (4.65%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.49%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.33%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.33%) Clustering
6 1 (1.16%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.16%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.47%) Android
2 8 (9.30%) Unix
3 5 (5.81%) Linux
4 4 (4.65%) AIX
4 4 (4.65%) HPUX
4 4 (4.65%) Solaris
4 4 (4.65%) SUSE
5 2 (2.33%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.16%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (68.60%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (40.70%) Test Automation
3 34 (39.53%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (33.72%) TDD
5 25 (29.07%) MVC
6 22 (25.58%) Scrum
7 21 (24.42%) Responsive Web Design
8 20 (23.26%) Front End Development
9 13 (15.12%) Microservices
9 13 (15.12%) OO
10 11 (12.79%) BDD
11 10 (11.63%) Data Modelling
12 9 (10.47%) Android Development
12 9 (10.47%) B2C
13 8 (9.30%) Matrix Organization
13 8 (9.30%) Web Development
14 7 (8.14%) Mobile Development
14 7 (8.14%) OOP
14 7 (8.14%) Performance Optimisation
15 6 (6.98%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 46 (53.49%) JavaScript
2 32 (37.21%) Java
3 28 (32.56%) C#
4 22 (25.58%) SQL
5 6 (6.98%) ES6
5 6 (6.98%) Shell Script
6 5 (5.81%) Python
7 4 (4.65%) Bash Shell
7 4 (4.65%) C-shell
7 4 (4.65%) Korn
7 4 (4.65%) Perl
8 3 (3.49%) PHP
9 2 (2.33%) Apple Swift
9 2 (2.33%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.33%) Ruby
9 2 (2.33%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.33%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.16%) Go
10 1 (1.16%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.16%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (5.81%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.65%) Degree
3 3 (3.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.49%) Master's Degree
3 3 (3.49%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.33%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.16%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.65%) Samba
2 3 (3.49%) Docker
3 1 (1.16%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.16%) KVM
3 1 (1.16%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.16%) OpenView
Vendors
1 19 (22.09%) Oracle
2 16 (18.60%) Perforce
3 6 (6.98%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.65%) Cisco
4 4 (4.65%) F5
4 4 (4.65%) Red Hat
4 4 (4.65%) Sun
5 3 (3.49%) Google
6 2 (2.33%) Apple
6 2 (2.33%) Capita
6 2 (2.33%) SAP
7 1 (1.16%) Borland
7 1 (1.16%) Cognos
7 1 (1.16%) HP
7 1 (1.16%) Opsware
7 1 (1.16%) PlateSpin
7 1 (1.16%) Twitter
7 1 (1.16%) Veritas
7 1 (1.16%) VMware