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 3 months to 28 April 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 of England
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 84 118
Rank change year-on-year -20 +34  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 26 40 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.21% 1.56% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 1.98% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 26 6
Median daily rate £375 £400 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -12.08%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £320 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £566
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £328
% change year-on-year - +14.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £43.25 £50.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.50% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £43.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -2.32% +14.66%  

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 of England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1806 2025 2114
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 84.20% 78.98% 77.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1096 1204 1183
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 116 166
Median hourly rate £37.00 £27.38 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.13% -15.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.86 £14.10 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.20
% change year-on-year +2.77% +19.20%  

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing Unit Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 28 April 2017.

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 3 months to 28 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +8 10 £465 +32.85% 9
Cambridgeshire -8 8 £363 -2.02% 16
Norfolk +3 4 £375 -6.25% 2
Essex -22 3 £260 -42.22% 2
Suffolk - 1 - -
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 of England region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 21 (39.62%) Java
2 19 (35.85%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (33.96%) TDD
4 17 (32.08%) JavaScript
5 15 (28.30%) HTML
5 15 (28.30%) CSS
5 15 (28.30%) XML
6 14 (26.42%) SQL
6 14 (26.42%) HTML5
7 13 (24.53%) C#
7 13 (24.53%) Unix
8 12 (22.64%) .NET
8 12 (22.64%) OO
9 11 (20.75%) Ajax
9 11 (20.75%) Sass
10 10 (18.87%) AngularJS
10 10 (18.87%) REST
10 10 (18.87%) Web Development
11 9 (16.98%) Finance
11 9 (16.98%) Software Engineering
11 9 (16.98%) XHTML
11 9 (16.98%) Linux
12 8 (15.09%) XSLT
12 8 (15.09%) Web Services
12 8 (15.09%) Visual Studio
12 8 (15.09%) Oracle
12 8 (15.09%) .NET Framework
12 8 (15.09%) MVC
12 8 (15.09%) Node.js
12 8 (15.09%) Git (software)

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 6 (11.32%) WebSphere
2 5 (9.43%) CMS
3 3 (5.66%) Magnolia
4 2 (3.77%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.89%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.89%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.89%) IIS
5 1 (1.89%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (11.32%) Photoshop
2 3 (5.66%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (5.66%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) SDL Web 8
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (1.89%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) HTTP
2 1 (1.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.21%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.32%) MySQL
2 6 (11.32%) Relational Database
3 4 (7.55%) MarkLogic
4 3 (5.66%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (5.66%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.89%) Big Data
5 1 (1.89%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (15.09%) Git (software)
1 8 (15.09%) Visual Studio
2 6 (11.32%) Ant
2 6 (11.32%) Grunt
2 6 (11.32%) gulp
2 6 (11.32%) Subversion
3 5 (9.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (7.55%) JIRA
4 4 (7.55%) Moq
4 4 (7.55%) PVCS
5 3 (5.66%) Jasmine
5 3 (5.66%) Mercurial
5 3 (5.66%) NUnit
6 2 (3.77%) Bower
6 2 (3.77%) IntelliJ
6 2 (3.77%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.77%) Mocha
6 2 (3.77%) Mockito
6 2 (3.77%) PhantomJS
6 2 (3.77%) WebStorm
General
1 9 (16.98%) Finance
2 5 (9.43%) Retail
3 4 (7.55%) Publishing
4 3 (5.66%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.89%) Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Electronics
5 1 (1.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 40 (75.47%) Developer
2 12 (22.64%) Java Developer
3 10 (18.87%) C# Developer
4 6 (11.32%) .NET Developer
5 5 (9.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 4 (7.55%) Applications Developer
6 4 (7.55%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (5.66%) C# WPF Developer
7 3 (5.66%) Consultant
7 3 (5.66%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (5.66%) PHP Developer
7 3 (5.66%) PL/SQL Developer
7 3 (5.66%) Software Developer
7 3 (5.66%) SQL Developer
7 3 (5.66%) WPF Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Oracle Applications Functional Consultant
8 2 (3.77%) Oracle Consultant
8 2 (3.77%) Oracle Functional Consultant
8 2 (3.77%) Server Consultant
8 2 (3.77%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (28.30%) CSS
1 15 (28.30%) HTML
1 15 (28.30%) XML
2 14 (26.42%) HTML5
3 12 (22.64%) .NET
4 11 (20.75%) Ajax
4 11 (20.75%) Sass
5 10 (18.87%) AngularJS
5 10 (18.87%) REST
6 9 (16.98%) XHTML
7 8 (15.09%) .NET Framework
7 8 (15.09%) CSS3
7 8 (15.09%) Node.js
7 8 (15.09%) Web Services
7 8 (15.09%) XSLT
8 6 (11.32%) J2EE
8 6 (11.32%) jQuery
8 6 (11.32%) JSP
8 6 (11.32%) LESS
8 6 (11.32%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) User Experience
2 3 (5.66%) Graphic Design
2 3 (5.66%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (5.66%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.66%) W3C
3 2 (3.77%) SCADA
4 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.89%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 13 (24.53%) Unix
2 9 (16.98%) Linux
3 3 (5.66%) Windows
4 2 (3.77%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.89%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (35.85%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (33.96%) TDD
3 12 (22.64%) OO
4 10 (18.87%) Web Development
5 9 (16.98%) Software Engineering
6 8 (15.09%) MVC
7 6 (11.32%) BDD
7 6 (11.32%) Extreme Programming
7 6 (11.32%) Pair Programming
7 6 (11.32%) RAD
7 6 (11.32%) Responsive Web Design
7 6 (11.32%) SDLC
7 6 (11.32%) SOA
8 5 (9.43%) Front End Development
8 5 (9.43%) Project Management
8 5 (9.43%) Systems Analysis
8 5 (9.43%) User Stories
8 5 (9.43%) Wireframes
9 4 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (7.55%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (39.62%) Java
2 17 (32.08%) JavaScript
3 14 (26.42%) SQL
4 13 (24.53%) C#
5 6 (11.32%) C++
5 6 (11.32%) PL/SQL
6 5 (9.43%) Shell Script
7 4 (7.55%) PHP
8 3 (5.66%) Python
9 2 (3.77%) Dart
9 2 (3.77%) ECMAScript
9 2 (3.77%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.89%) ES6
10 1 (1.89%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) Sun Certification
2 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.77%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.89%) ISEB
4 1 (1.89%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.89%) PhD
4 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) WAI
2 1 (1.89%) ARP4754
2 1 (1.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 8 (15.09%) Oracle
2 7 (13.21%) IBM
3 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
4 4 (7.55%) Sun
5 2 (3.77%) Telerik
6 1 (1.89%) Google
6 1 (1.89%) Progress
6 1 (1.89%) SAP
6 1 (1.89%) Tableau
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Rate: £Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Stratospherec
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Salmon Ltd
Posted: 15 days ago