Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 74 79
Rank change year-on-year +13 +5 +8
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 95 78 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 3.23% 2.48% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.91% 2.97% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 53 59
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +3.85% -13.33%
10th Percentile £319 £288 £284
90th Percentile £475 £431 £488
England median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £49.50 £42.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year +16.47% -1.16% +7.50%

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 2,431 2,629 2,665
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 82.77% 83.59% 82.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,487 1,631 1,656
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £253 £246
90th Percentile £538 £540 £575
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 83 65
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £14.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -4.92% -10.29%
10th Percentile £10.33 £10.38 £11.04
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.50 £43.15
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -8.16% +4.26% +11.90%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 +14 44 £400 +18.52% 4
Nottinghamshire +5 27 £375 +2.04% 7
Leicestershire -7 10 £338 +9.76% 11
Derbyshire +2 6 £408 +8.67% 1
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 66 (69.47%) JavaScript
2 61 (64.21%) HTML
3 50 (52.63%) TDD
4 49 (51.58%) CSS
4 49 (51.58%) Git (software)
4 49 (51.58%) HTML5
5 48 (50.53%) CSS3
5 48 (50.53%) Agile Software Development
6 46 (48.42%) Node.js
7 41 (43.16%) jQuery
8 38 (40.00%) Test Automation
9 37 (38.95%) React
10 36 (37.89%) AngularJS
11 31 (32.63%) Front End Development
12 27 (28.42%) Scrum
12 27 (28.42%) C#
12 27 (28.42%) .NET
13 24 (25.26%) Java
14 23 (24.21%) Finance
15 22 (23.16%) Web Services
15 22 (23.16%) Jenkins
16 21 (22.11%) gulp
16 21 (22.11%) ASP.NET
17 20 (21.05%) MVC
17 20 (21.05%) Ajax
17 20 (21.05%) Grunt
17 20 (21.05%) Microservices
17 20 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
18 19 (20.00%) JSON
18 19 (20.00%) 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 (9.47%) Confluence
2 5 (5.26%) CMS
3 4 (4.21%) WebLogic
4 3 (3.16%) WildFly
5 2 (2.11%) NServiceBus
6 1 (1.05%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (1.05%) Apache
6 1 (1.05%) Drupal
6 1 (1.05%) JBoss
6 1 (1.05%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.68%) npm
2 11 (11.58%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.05%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.89%) SQL Server
2 12 (12.63%) Relational Database
3 7 (7.37%) Redis
4 5 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (4.21%) MySQL
6 3 (3.16%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.11%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.11%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.11%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (2.11%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.05%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 49 (51.58%) Git (software)
2 22 (23.16%) Jenkins
3 21 (22.11%) gulp
4 20 (21.05%) Grunt
5 18 (18.95%) JIRA
6 15 (15.79%) Gradle
7 14 (14.74%) SonarQube
8 12 (12.63%) webpack
9 10 (10.53%) JUnit
10 9 (9.47%) Eclipse
11 8 (8.42%) JSUnit
12 6 (6.32%) JProfiler
12 6 (6.32%) Selenium
13 5 (5.26%) Bower
13 5 (5.26%) Jasmine
13 5 (5.26%) Octopus Deploy
13 5 (5.26%) Yeoman
14 3 (3.16%) Cucumber
14 3 (3.16%) Maven
14 3 (3.16%) Mockito
General
1 23 (24.21%) Finance
2 10 (10.53%) Banking
3 5 (5.26%) Retail
4 3 (3.16%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.11%) Automotive
5 2 (2.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 86 (90.53%) Developer
2 25 (26.32%) .NET Developer
3 22 (23.16%) UI Developer
4 13 (13.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 13 (13.68%) React Developer
5 11 (11.58%) Java Developer
6 9 (9.47%) Android Developer
6 9 (9.47%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (9.47%) C# Developer
6 9 (9.47%) JavaScript Developer
7 6 (6.32%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 6 (6.32%) Full Stack Developer
7 6 (6.32%) Oracle Developer
8 5 (5.26%) PL/SQL Developer
8 5 (5.26%) SQL Developer
9 4 (4.21%) WCF Developer
9 4 (4.21%) WPF Developer
10 3 (3.16%) Angular Developer
10 3 (3.16%) Architect
11 2 (2.11%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (64.21%) HTML
2 49 (51.58%) CSS
2 49 (51.58%) HTML5
3 48 (50.53%) CSS3
4 46 (48.42%) Node.js
5 41 (43.16%) jQuery
6 37 (38.95%) React
7 36 (37.89%) AngularJS
8 27 (28.42%) .NET
9 22 (23.16%) Web Services
10 21 (22.11%) ASP.NET
11 20 (21.05%) Ajax
12 19 (20.00%) JSON
13 17 (17.89%) ASP.NET Web API
14 13 (13.68%) XML
15 12 (12.63%) ASP.NET MVC
15 12 (12.63%) RESTful
15 12 (12.63%) Spring
16 11 (11.58%) Sass
17 10 (10.53%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.47%) Computer Science
2 6 (6.32%) User Experience
3 5 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.11%) Credit Risk
5 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.11%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.05%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.47%) Android
2 2 (2.11%) Unix
3 1 (1.05%) Linux
3 1 (1.05%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (52.63%) TDD
2 48 (50.53%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 31 (32.63%) Front End Development
5 27 (28.42%) Scrum
6 20 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (21.05%) Microservices
6 20 (21.05%) MVC
7 13 (13.68%) Performance Optimisation
7 13 (13.68%) Responsive Web Design
8 12 (12.63%) DevOps
9 10 (10.53%) SOA
10 9 (9.47%) Android Development
10 9 (9.47%) OO
11 8 (8.42%) Event-Driven Architecture
11 8 (8.42%) SOLID
12 7 (7.37%) E-Commerce
12 7 (7.37%) OWASP
13 6 (6.32%) BDD
13 6 (6.32%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 66 (69.47%) JavaScript
2 27 (28.42%) C#
3 24 (25.26%) Java
4 14 (14.74%) SQL
5 9 (9.47%) ES6
6 6 (6.32%) PL/SQL
7 4 (4.21%) C
7 4 (4.21%) C++
8 3 (3.16%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.11%) Java 8
9 2 (2.11%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.05%) PHP
10 1 (1.05%) Python
10 1 (1.05%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (7.37%) Computer Science Degree
1 7 (7.37%) Degree
1 7 (7.37%) Master's Degree
2 2 (2.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.05%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.32%) QA
2 1 (1.05%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (11.58%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.05%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 19 (20.00%) Perforce
2 11 (11.58%) Microsoft
3 10 (10.53%) Oracle
4 4 (4.21%) Informatica
5 1 (1.05%) Adobe
5 1 (1.05%) Google
5 1 (1.05%) Twitter