Period
to 24 June 2019

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 24 June 2019 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 67 66 80
Rank change year-on-year -1 +14 -3
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 59 88 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.86% 3.07% 2.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.41% 3.66% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 67 48
East Midlands median daily rate £500 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +18.52% +3.85%
10th Percentile £318 £314 £288
90th Percentile £550 £475 £434
England median daily rate £488 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +2.63% +11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £44.00 £47.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year -7.37% +13.10% -2.89%

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 1,728 2,404 2,528
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 83.76% 84.00% 84.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,100 1,466 1,571
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £238 £253 £250
90th Percentile £553 £538 £540
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 87 77
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.28 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.40% - +13.82%
10th Percentile £10.71 £10.34 £10.38
90th Percentile £43.58 £47.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £25.12 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +14.18% -12.00% -

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019. 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 -3 27 £405 +1.25%
Nottinghamshire +15 24 £513 +24.24% 3
Leicestershire -3 3 £430 +27.41%
Derbyshire +7 2 £325 -
Lincolnshire - 2 - - 3
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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 40 (67.80%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (61.02%) CSS
3 35 (59.32%) HTML
4 32 (54.24%) JavaScript
4 32 (54.24%) Git (software)
5 31 (52.54%) TDD
6 24 (40.68%) Java
6 24 (40.68%) HTML5
7 22 (37.29%) BDD
7 22 (37.29%) CSS3
8 21 (35.59%) Scrum
9 20 (33.90%) Jenkins
9 20 (33.90%) Front End Development
10 19 (32.20%) Node.js
11 18 (30.51%) React
12 17 (28.81%) SQL
12 17 (28.81%) jQuery
13 16 (27.12%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (27.12%) AngularJS
14 15 (25.42%) DevOps
14 15 (25.42%) Test Automation
15 12 (20.34%) Scala
15 12 (20.34%) C#
15 12 (20.34%) Gradle
16 11 (18.64%) Finance
17 10 (16.95%) .NET
17 10 (16.95%) Python
17 10 (16.95%) Android
17 10 (16.95%) Integration Testing
17 10 (16.95%) Android Development

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 4 (6.78%) Apache Spark
2 3 (5.08%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Eikon
2 3 (5.08%) NetSuite
2 3 (5.08%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (8.47%) npm
2 4 (6.78%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.78%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (3.39%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.95%) NoSQL
2 7 (11.86%) Big Data
3 5 (8.47%) SQL Server
4 4 (6.78%) Apache Hive
4 4 (6.78%) DB2
4 4 (6.78%) Hadoop
4 4 (6.78%) HBase
4 4 (6.78%) Impala
4 4 (6.78%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (5.08%) Couchbase
5 3 (5.08%) MongoDB
5 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (3.39%) Power BI
6 2 (3.39%) Spark SQL
7 1 (1.69%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 32 (54.24%) Git (software)
2 20 (33.90%) Jenkins
3 12 (20.34%) Gradle
4 7 (11.86%) gulp
4 7 (11.86%) Xcode
5 6 (10.17%) JUnit
5 6 (10.17%) Selenium
6 5 (8.47%) Grunt
6 5 (8.47%) NetBeans
6 5 (8.47%) SonarQube
7 4 (6.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (6.78%) GitLab
7 4 (6.78%) JIRA
7 4 (6.78%) MSTest
7 4 (6.78%) TeamCity
7 4 (6.78%) Visual Studio
8 3 (5.08%) Cucumber
8 3 (5.08%) MbUnit
8 3 (5.08%) Mocha
8 3 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (18.64%) Finance
2 2 (3.39%) Legal
3 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 45 (76.27%) Developer
2 15 (25.42%) React Developer
3 9 (15.25%) UI Developer
4 7 (11.86%) Java Developer
4 7 (11.86%) Senior Developer
4 7 (11.86%) Software Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) JavaScript Developer
6 5 (8.47%) .NET Developer
6 5 (8.47%) Android Developer
6 5 (8.47%) Lead Developer
6 5 (8.47%) Lead Java Developer
7 4 (6.78%) iOS Developer
7 4 (6.78%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (5.08%) Architect
8 3 (5.08%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (5.08%) C# Developer
8 3 (5.08%) SAP Developer
8 3 (5.08%) Senior QA Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Senior React Developer
8 3 (5.08%) Senior UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (61.02%) CSS
2 35 (59.32%) HTML
3 24 (40.68%) HTML5
4 22 (37.29%) CSS3
5 19 (32.20%) Node.js
6 18 (30.51%) React
7 17 (28.81%) jQuery
8 16 (27.12%) AngularJS
9 10 (16.95%) .NET
10 9 (15.25%) GraphQL
10 9 (15.25%) Web Services
11 8 (13.56%) JSON
12 7 (11.86%) REST
13 6 (10.17%) Gherkin
14 5 (8.47%) Ajax
14 5 (8.47%) OSGi
14 5 (8.47%) Sass
15 4 (6.78%) Java RMI
15 4 (6.78%) OAuth
15 4 (6.78%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.56%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (6.78%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (6.78%) Virtual Team
3 3 (5.08%) User Experience
4 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.95%) Android
2 9 (15.25%) Apple iOS
3 8 (13.56%) Linux
4 6 (10.17%) Windows
5 5 (8.47%) Unix
6 2 (3.39%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (67.80%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (52.54%) TDD
3 22 (37.29%) BDD
4 21 (35.59%) Scrum
5 20 (33.90%) Front End Development
6 16 (27.12%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (25.42%) DevOps
7 15 (25.42%) Test Automation
8 10 (16.95%) Android Development
8 10 (16.95%) Integration Testing
9 9 (15.25%) Analytics
9 9 (15.25%) Computer Science
9 9 (15.25%) iOS Development
9 9 (15.25%) Software Engineering
10 8 (13.56%) Continuous Deployment
10 8 (13.56%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (13.56%) Technology Roadmap
11 6 (10.17%) MVC
11 6 (10.17%) Workflow
12 5 (8.47%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (54.24%) JavaScript
2 24 (40.68%) Java
3 17 (28.81%) SQL
4 12 (20.34%) C#
4 12 (20.34%) Scala
5 10 (16.95%) Python
6 9 (15.25%) Apple Swift
6 9 (15.25%) C++
6 9 (15.25%) Objective-C
7 8 (13.56%) C
7 8 (13.56%) Groovy
7 8 (13.56%) Kotlin
7 8 (13.56%) Ruby
8 6 (10.17%) ES6
9 5 (8.47%) TypeScript
10 3 (5.08%) ABAP
10 3 (5.08%) Jython
10 3 (5.08%) PowerShell
10 3 (5.08%) SAPscript
11 2 (3.39%) ES7
Qualifications
1 8 (13.56%) Degree
2 4 (6.78%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) QA
System Software
1 9 (15.25%) Docker
2 4 (6.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (8.47%) Kubernetes
2 4 (6.78%) Oozie
2 4 (6.78%) Puppet
3 1 (1.69%) Control-M
Vendors
1 5 (8.47%) Perforce
2 4 (6.78%) ForgeRock
2 4 (6.78%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.78%) Oracle
2 4 (6.78%) Veracode
3 3 (5.08%) Atlassian
3 3 (5.08%) SAP
4 2 (3.39%) Databricks