Period
to 23 July 2017

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 23 July 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
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 77 87
Rank change year-on-year +9 +10 -5
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 80 63 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.55% 1.96% 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.07% 2.40% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 55 49
East Midlands median daily rate £338 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.85% -13.33% +33.93%
10th Percentile £289 £283 £225
90th Percentile £428 £488 £464
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50% +10.34%

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 2603 2624 2562
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 82.92% 81.47% 77.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1622 1637 1547
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £253 £250 £213
90th Percentile £543 £575 £536
England median daily rate £450 £425 £407
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.42% +1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 58 74
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £14.75 £17.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.64% -15.23% -17.14%
10th Percentile £10.59 £10.85 £10.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £43.63 £34.10
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year - +14.94% +6.10%

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 23 July 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 6 months to 23 July 2017. 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
Leicestershire +11 26 £308 +43.02% 1
Derbyshire +4 19 £375 - 2
Nottinghamshire -3 17 £365 -8.75% 5
Northamptonshire -6 15 £338 +3.85%
Lincolnshire - 2 - - 1
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 39 (48.75%) JavaScript
2 32 (40.00%) SQL
2 32 (40.00%) .NET
2 32 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (38.75%) Java
3 31 (38.75%) jQuery
4 29 (36.25%) Git (software)
4 29 (36.25%) Web Services
5 28 (35.00%) SQL Server
6 26 (32.50%) HTML
7 25 (31.25%) Oracle
7 25 (31.25%) HTML5
8 23 (28.75%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (28.75%) CSS
9 22 (27.50%) C#
9 22 (27.50%) MVC
10 21 (26.25%) TDD
10 21 (26.25%) Linux
10 21 (26.25%) Test Automation
10 21 (26.25%) CSS3
11 20 (25.00%) ASP.NET
11 20 (25.00%) Retail
12 16 (20.00%) RESTful
12 16 (20.00%) MongoDB
12 16 (20.00%) Ajax
13 15 (18.75%) Spring
13 15 (18.75%) Relational Database
13 15 (18.75%) Hibernate
13 15 (18.75%) JUnit
13 15 (18.75%) Front End 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 10 (12.50%) CMS
2 8 (10.00%) Apache
3 7 (8.75%) Drupal
4 5 (6.25%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.25%) CICS
5 1 (1.25%) IIS
5 1 (1.25%) iPlanet
5 1 (1.25%) JBoss
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.25%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.25%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (1.25%) Pega PRPC
1 1 (1.25%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.75%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.25%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (20.00%) MongoDB
3 15 (18.75%) Relational Database
4 13 (16.25%) MySQL
5 8 (10.00%) Oracle Database
5 8 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
5 8 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (8.75%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.25%) DataStage
8 1 (1.25%) DB2
8 1 (1.25%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 1 (1.25%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (1.25%) Pentaho
8 1 (1.25%) Redis
8 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.25%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 29 (36.25%) Git (software)
2 15 (18.75%) JUnit
3 14 (17.50%) Eclipse
4 13 (16.25%) Jenkins
5 9 (11.25%) IntelliJ
5 9 (11.25%) JIRA
6 8 (10.00%) Gradle
6 8 (10.00%) JProfiler
7 7 (8.75%) PHPUnit
8 6 (7.50%) Mockito
9 5 (6.25%) gulp
10 4 (5.00%) Jasmine
10 4 (5.00%) NUnit
10 4 (5.00%) TeamCity
11 3 (3.75%) Bower
11 3 (3.75%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (2.50%) Maven
12 2 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (2.50%) webpack
12 2 (2.50%) Yeoman
General
1 20 (25.00%) Retail
2 8 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 7 (8.75%) Finance
4 6 (7.50%) Banking
5 1 (1.25%) Advertising
5 1 (1.25%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 71 (88.75%) Developer
2 20 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 17 (21.25%) Java Developer
4 14 (17.50%) ASP.NET Developer
4 14 (17.50%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 14 (17.50%) C# Developer
4 14 (17.50%) Oracle Developer
5 13 (16.25%) C# .NET Developer
6 12 (15.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 8 (10.00%) Agile Developer
7 8 (10.00%) PHP Developer
8 7 (8.75%) Drupal Developer
8 7 (8.75%) PHP Drupal Developer
9 5 (6.25%) Agile .NET Developer
9 5 (6.25%) JavaScript Developer
10 4 (5.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 4 (5.00%) SQL Developer
11 3 (3.75%) HTML Developer
11 3 (3.75%) PL/SQL Developer
11 3 (3.75%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (40.00%) .NET
2 31 (38.75%) jQuery
3 29 (36.25%) Web Services
4 26 (32.50%) HTML
5 25 (31.25%) HTML5
6 23 (28.75%) CSS
7 21 (26.25%) CSS3
8 20 (25.00%) ASP.NET
9 16 (20.00%) Ajax
9 16 (20.00%) RESTful
10 15 (18.75%) Hibernate
10 15 (18.75%) Spring
11 14 (17.50%) J2EE
11 14 (17.50%) JPA
12 13 (16.25%) AngularJS
13 12 (15.00%) ASP.NET Web API
14 11 (13.75%) ASP.NET MVC
14 11 (13.75%) SOAP
14 11 (13.75%) XML
15 10 (12.50%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.25%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.00%) Fat Client
3 4 (5.00%) Thin Client
4 3 (3.75%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.50%) User Experience
6 1 (1.25%) Clustering
6 1 (1.25%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.25%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.25%) iPad
6 1 (1.25%) iPhone
6 1 (1.25%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.25%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.25%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 21 (26.25%) Linux
2 7 (8.75%) Unix
3 3 (3.75%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.50%) Android
5 1 (1.25%) AIX
5 1 (1.25%) CentOS
5 1 (1.25%) HPUX
5 1 (1.25%) Solaris
5 1 (1.25%) SUSE
5 1 (1.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (28.75%) Continuous Integration
3 22 (27.50%) MVC
4 21 (26.25%) TDD
4 21 (26.25%) Test Automation
5 15 (18.75%) Front End Development
6 12 (15.00%) OO
6 12 (15.00%) Scrum
7 11 (13.75%) Software Engineering
8 10 (12.50%) Data Modelling
9 9 (11.25%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (11.25%) Technical Analysis
10 8 (10.00%) OOP
10 8 (10.00%) RAD
11 7 (8.75%) Change Management
11 7 (8.75%) ITSM
12 6 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (7.50%) Integration Testing
13 5 (6.25%) Microservices
14 4 (5.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 39 (48.75%) JavaScript
2 32 (40.00%) SQL
3 31 (38.75%) Java
4 22 (27.50%) C#
5 12 (15.00%) PL/SQL
6 10 (12.50%) Python
7 8 (10.00%) PHP
7 8 (10.00%) Shell Script
7 8 (10.00%) VB.NET
8 6 (7.50%) C++
9 5 (6.25%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.50%) C
10 2 (2.50%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.25%) ABAP
11 1 (1.25%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.25%) COBOL
11 1 (1.25%) C-shell
11 1 (1.25%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.25%) Perl
11 1 (1.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (15.00%) Degree
2 1 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.25%) Master's Degree
2 1 (1.25%) MCP
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.00%) Docker
2 1 (1.25%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.25%) KVM
2 1 (1.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.25%) Ansible
1 1 (1.25%) Control-M
Vendors
1 25 (31.25%) Oracle
2 10 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 7 (8.75%) Perforce
4 5 (6.25%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.50%) Google
5 2 (2.50%) SAP
5 2 (2.50%) Twitter
6 1 (1.25%) Cognos
6 1 (1.25%) IBM
6 1 (1.25%) Pega
6 1 (1.25%) PlateSpin
6 1 (1.25%) Sun
6 1 (1.25%) Tableau
6 1 (1.25%) Telerik
6 1 (1.25%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.25%) Veritas
6 1 (1.25%) VMware
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