Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 68 87
Rank change year-on-year +12 +19 -12
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 94 81 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 3.43% 2.62% 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.21% 3.09% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 60 37
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £350 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -7.89% -
10th Percentile £319 £294 £264
90th Percentile £489 £438 £490
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 - -
England median hourly rate £49.50 £42.88 £41.25
% change year-on-year +15.45% +3.94% +10.00%

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 2,233 2,625 2,701
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 81.47% 84.90% 82.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,450 1,661 1,746
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £275 £250 £262
90th Percentile £538 £550 £575
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 104 61
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.08% +5.36% -12.50%
10th Percentile £10.03 £9.65 £8.76
90th Percentile £43.63 £51.00 £42.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.66 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.84% +9.60% +3.73%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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
Northamptonshire +9 32 £382 -4.43% 2
Nottinghamshire +9 31 £400 +10.34% 21
Leicestershire +1 12 £340 +7.94% 8
Derbyshire +5 11 £385 +2.67% 2
Lincolnshire +8 1 - - 1
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 58 (61.70%) HTML
2 57 (60.64%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (57.45%) JavaScript
4 51 (54.26%) CSS
5 49 (52.13%) HTML5
5 49 (52.13%) CSS3
6 44 (46.81%) TDD
7 43 (45.74%) Git (software)
8 38 (40.43%) AngularJS
9 34 (36.17%) Node.js
10 33 (35.11%) jQuery
11 32 (34.04%) Test Automation
12 31 (32.98%) Web Services
13 29 (30.85%) Scrum
14 28 (29.79%) Continuous Integration
15 27 (28.72%) React
15 27 (28.72%) Java
16 26 (27.66%) Front End Development
17 25 (26.60%) Jenkins
17 25 (26.60%) .NET
18 24 (25.53%) C#
19 23 (24.47%) ASP.NET
20 22 (23.40%) SQL Server
21 21 (22.34%) Computer Science
22 20 (21.28%) Degree
23 19 (20.21%) Microservices
24 18 (19.15%) Relational Database
24 18 (19.15%) Docker
24 18 (19.15%) MVC
25 17 (18.09%) JIRA

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 14 (14.89%) Confluence
2 5 (5.32%) CMS
3 2 (2.13%) JBoss
3 2 (2.13%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.13%) WildFly
4 1 (1.06%) Apache
4 1 (1.06%) Drupal
4 1 (1.06%) NServiceBus
Cloud Services
1 15 (15.96%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (7.45%) npm
3 5 (5.32%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (2.13%) PaaS
5 2 (2.13%) SaaS
6 1 (1.06%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.32%) HTTP
2 1 (1.06%) SMS
2 1 (1.06%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (23.40%) SQL Server
2 18 (19.15%) Relational Database
3 13 (13.83%) DB2
4 10 (10.64%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (9.57%) Oracle Database
5 9 (9.57%) Oracle Database 10g
5 9 (9.57%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (8.51%) DB2 UDB
6 8 (8.51%) RDBMS
6 8 (8.51%) Snowflake Schema
6 8 (8.51%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (8.51%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (8.51%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (7.45%) PowerCenter
7 7 (7.45%) Redis
8 5 (5.32%) NoSQL
8 5 (5.32%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (3.19%) Big Data
9 3 (3.19%) MongoDB
10 2 (2.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 43 (45.74%) Git (software)
2 25 (26.60%) Jenkins
3 17 (18.09%) JIRA
4 15 (15.96%) gulp
5 14 (14.89%) Grunt
6 13 (13.83%) Gradle
6 13 (13.83%) webpack
7 9 (9.57%) JUnit
8 7 (7.45%) SonarQube
9 6 (6.38%) Bower
9 6 (6.38%) Jasmine
9 6 (6.38%) Selenium
9 6 (6.38%) Yeoman
10 5 (5.32%) NetBeans
11 4 (4.26%) Cucumber
12 3 (3.19%) Octopus Deploy
13 2 (2.13%) JSUnit
13 2 (2.13%) SoapUI
13 2 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (2.13%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (17.02%) Finance
2 7 (7.45%) Banking
3 4 (4.26%) Retail
4 3 (3.19%) Marketing
5 2 (2.13%) Automotive
6 1 (1.06%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.06%) Electronics
6 1 (1.06%) Law
6 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 84 (89.36%) Developer
2 19 (20.21%) .NET Developer
3 14 (14.89%) Android Developer
4 13 (13.83%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 12 (12.77%) UI Developer
6 11 (11.70%) React Developer
7 10 (10.64%) Java Developer
8 9 (9.57%) Informatica Developer
9 8 (8.51%) C# .NET Developer
9 8 (8.51%) C# Developer
9 8 (8.51%) JavaScript Developer
10 6 (6.38%) Full Stack Developer
11 5 (5.32%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 5 (5.32%) Senior Developer
12 4 (4.26%) Angular Developer
12 4 (4.26%) Senior Java Developer
13 3 (3.19%) HTML Developer
13 3 (3.19%) Lead Developer
13 3 (3.19%) QA Leader
13 3 (3.19%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (61.70%) HTML
2 51 (54.26%) CSS
3 49 (52.13%) CSS3
3 49 (52.13%) HTML5
4 38 (40.43%) AngularJS
5 34 (36.17%) Node.js
6 33 (35.11%) jQuery
7 31 (32.98%) Web Services
8 27 (28.72%) React
9 25 (26.60%) .NET
10 23 (24.47%) ASP.NET
11 16 (17.02%) XML
12 15 (15.96%) ASP.NET Web API
13 13 (13.83%) Android SDK
13 13 (13.83%) ASP.NET MVC
13 13 (13.83%) Sass
14 12 (12.77%) JSON
14 12 (12.77%) RESTful
15 11 (11.70%) Android NDK
15 11 (11.70%) Ionic Framework
Miscellaneous
1 21 (22.34%) Computer Science
2 7 (7.45%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (6.38%) User Experience
4 4 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.19%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.06%) GPGPU
6 1 (1.06%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.06%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 14 (14.89%) Android
2 2 (2.13%) Linux
3 1 (1.06%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (60.64%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (46.81%) TDD
3 32 (34.04%) Test Automation
4 29 (30.85%) Scrum
5 28 (29.79%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (27.66%) Front End Development
7 19 (20.21%) Microservices
8 18 (19.15%) MVC
9 14 (14.89%) Android Development
9 14 (14.89%) BDD
10 12 (12.77%) DevOps
11 11 (11.70%) Cryptography
11 11 (11.70%) ETL
11 11 (11.70%) Secure Coding
12 10 (10.64%) Data Integration
12 10 (10.64%) Integration Testing
12 10 (10.64%) Responsive Web Design
13 9 (9.57%) Data Modelling
14 8 (8.51%) Dimensional Modelling
14 8 (8.51%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 54 (57.45%) JavaScript
2 27 (28.72%) Java
3 24 (25.53%) C#
4 12 (12.77%) C++
4 12 (12.77%) SQL
5 11 (11.70%) C
6 9 (9.57%) ES6
7 7 (7.45%) Groovy
8 2 (2.13%) Jython
8 2 (2.13%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.06%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.06%) GLSL
9 1 (1.06%) PHP
9 1 (1.06%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.06%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.06%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (21.28%) Degree
2 15 (15.96%) Computer Science Degree
2 15 (15.96%) Master's Degree
3 6 (6.38%) Security Cleared
4 5 (5.32%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.19%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.06%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.32%) QA
System Software
1 18 (19.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (5.32%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 16 (17.02%) Oracle
2 14 (14.89%) Microsoft
3 10 (10.64%) Informatica
4 8 (8.51%) Netezza
4 8 (8.51%) Perforce
4 8 (8.51%) Teradata
5 2 (2.13%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.06%) Google
6 1 (1.06%) Twitter
6 1 (1.06%) Xamarin