Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 17 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 of England
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 120 122
Rank change year-on-year -41 +2 -29
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 44 62 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.92% 1.36% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 1.68% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 29 43
East of England median daily rate £400 £325 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -5.45% -10.13%
10th Percentile £313 £255 £285
90th Percentile £525 £490 £472
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
East of England median hourly rate - £40.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +10.96% +1.39%
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% +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 of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,017 3,688 4,024
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 83.81% 81.07% 78.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,318 2,117 2,316
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £260 £216 £238
90th Percentile £588 £545 £575
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 285 393
East of England median hourly rate £33.33 £33.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +10.00% +20.00%
10th Percentile £11.80 £13.60 £11.55
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £49.75
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 of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in the East of England

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Unit Testing in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in the East of England

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in the East of England over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in the East of England

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in the East of England

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 17 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
Hertfordshire +3 17 £375 +11.11% 17
Cambridgeshire -18 17 £425 +21.43% 27
Norfolk -13 5 £363 +20.83%
Suffolk +8 3 £456 +40.38% 5
Bedfordshire -8 1 £375 -9.09% 3
Essex -16 1 £525 +65.35% 6
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 of England region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 16 (36.36%) SQL
1 16 (36.36%) .NET
2 15 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (29.55%) C#
4 12 (27.27%) Web Services
5 10 (22.73%) SQL Server
5 10 (22.73%) Software Engineering
5 10 (22.73%) Git (software)
6 9 (20.45%) Jenkins
6 9 (20.45%) TDD
6 9 (20.45%) JavaScript
6 9 (20.45%) XML
6 9 (20.45%) CSS
7 8 (18.18%) HTML
7 8 (18.18%) Java
7 8 (18.18%) Oracle
7 8 (18.18%) AngularJS
8 7 (15.91%) DevOps
8 7 (15.91%) SDLC
8 7 (15.91%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (15.91%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (15.91%) MVC
8 7 (15.91%) Finance
8 7 (15.91%) .NET Framework
8 7 (15.91%) Visual Studio
8 7 (15.91%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (15.91%) Data Modelling
8 7 (15.91%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (13.64%) ASP.NET
9 6 (13.64%) Windows

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (9.09%) Apache
2 2 (4.55%) CMS
2 2 (4.55%) Drupal
2 2 (4.55%) JBoss
2 2 (4.55%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (4.55%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) HFM
2 1 (2.27%) SAP CO
2 1 (2.27%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.27%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) Firewall
2 1 (2.27%) HTTP
2 1 (2.27%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 7 (15.91%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (13.64%) Relational Database
4 5 (11.36%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 5 (11.36%) Oracle Database
4 5 (11.36%) Oracle Database 10g
4 5 (11.36%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (11.36%) Oracle OWB
4 5 (11.36%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (11.36%) SQLPlus
5 4 (9.09%) Big Data
6 3 (6.82%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (4.55%) MS Access
7 2 (4.55%) MySQL
7 2 (4.55%) Power BI
7 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (22.73%) Git (software)
2 9 (20.45%) Jenkins
3 7 (15.91%) Visual Studio
4 6 (13.64%) NUnit
4 6 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (11.36%) Subversion
5 5 (11.36%) Toad
5 5 (11.36%) XMLSpy
6 4 (9.09%) Cucumber
7 3 (6.82%) Jasmine
7 3 (6.82%) JIRA
7 3 (6.82%) JUnit
7 3 (6.82%) Karma Test Runner
7 3 (6.82%) Mocha
7 3 (6.82%) Selenium
7 3 (6.82%) TeamCity
8 2 (4.55%) CruiseControl
8 2 (4.55%) Maven
8 2 (4.55%) SonarQube
8 2 (4.55%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (15.91%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Retail
3 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.27%) Marketing
3 1 (2.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 34 (77.27%) Developer
2 8 (18.18%) Oracle Developer
2 8 (18.18%) Senior Developer
3 7 (15.91%) Software Engineer
4 6 (13.64%) .NET Developer
5 5 (11.36%) C# Developer
5 5 (11.36%) Java Developer
5 5 (11.36%) Senior Oracle Developer
6 4 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (9.09%) C# Software Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) C++ Software Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Python Developer
7 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Django Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Python/Django Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Software Developer
8 2 (4.55%) .NET Applications Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Sitecore Developer
8 2 (4.55%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (36.36%) .NET
2 12 (27.27%) Web Services
3 9 (20.45%) CSS
3 9 (20.45%) XML
4 8 (18.18%) AngularJS
4 8 (18.18%) HTML
5 7 (15.91%) .NET Framework
6 6 (13.64%) ASP.NET
6 6 (13.64%) jQuery
6 6 (13.64%) WPF
7 5 (11.36%) Spring
8 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (9.09%) Django
8 4 (9.09%) Flask
8 4 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
8 4 (9.09%) REST
8 4 (9.09%) RESTful
8 4 (9.09%) WCF
8 4 (9.09%) WinForms
9 3 (6.82%) React
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) Algorithms
1 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
1 2 (4.55%) DataPower
1 2 (4.55%) FMCG
2 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.27%) Digital TV
2 1 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.27%) STB
2 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.64%) Windows
2 5 (11.36%) Linux
3 3 (6.82%) Unix
4 1 (2.27%) Android
4 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (22.73%) Software Engineering
3 9 (20.45%) TDD
4 7 (15.91%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (15.91%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (15.91%) Data Modelling
4 7 (15.91%) DevOps
4 7 (15.91%) MVC
4 7 (15.91%) SDLC
4 7 (15.91%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (13.64%) Continuous Deployment
5 6 (13.64%) OOP
5 6 (13.64%) Scrum
6 5 (11.36%) Logical Data Model
6 5 (11.36%) OO
6 5 (11.36%) Physical Data Model
6 5 (11.36%) Web Application Development
7 4 (9.09%) System Testing
8 3 (6.82%) BDD
8 3 (6.82%) UML
Programming Languages
1 16 (36.36%) SQL
2 13 (29.55%) C#
3 9 (20.45%) JavaScript
4 8 (18.18%) Java
5 6 (13.64%) PL/SQL
5 6 (13.64%) T-SQL
6 5 (11.36%) C++
7 4 (9.09%) PowerShell
7 4 (9.09%) Python
8 2 (4.55%) C
8 2 (4.55%) Embedded C
8 2 (4.55%) VBA
8 2 (4.55%) XAML
9 1 (2.27%) ES6
9 1 (2.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (4.55%) PhD
2 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) QA
System Software
1 5 (11.36%) Docker
2 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) Mesos
2 2 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.55%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (18.18%) Oracle
2 5 (11.36%) Altova
3 4 (9.09%) IBM
3 4 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.55%) Adobe
4 2 (4.55%) Cognos
4 2 (4.55%) Coveo
4 2 (4.55%) Hyperion
4 2 (4.55%) SAP
4 2 (4.55%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.27%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.27%) Coverity
5 1 (2.27%) Google