Period
to 23 July 2017

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 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 of England
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 152 113 140
Rank change year-on-year -39 +27 -53
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 45 83 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.97% 1.61% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 2.00% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 50 39
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £255 £281 £303
90th Percentile £520 £489 £476
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
East of England median hourly rate £43.25 £50.00 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.50% +21.21% -13.16%
10th Percentile £41.63 £47.50 £40.13
90th Percentile £44.88 £52.50 £43.38
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 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 3892 4153 4703
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 83.59% 80.41% 79.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2314 2448 2761
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% +3.33%
10th Percentile £231 £248 £225
90th Percentile £575 £551 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £407
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.42% +1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 276 345
East of England median hourly rate £30.50 £23.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.61% - -16.36%
10th Percentile £12.18 £13.67 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.60 £48.13 £43.75
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 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 23 July 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 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
Hertfordshire -4 20 £410 +9.33% 4
Cambridgeshire -16 15 £426 +15.20% 16
Norfolk +6 4 £375 -25.00% 2
Essex -34 3 £260 -38.82% 6
Suffolk +15 2 - -
Bedfordshire -12 1 - - 2
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 of England region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 24 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (44.44%) HTML
2 20 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 19 (42.22%) .NET
4 18 (40.00%) CSS
5 17 (37.78%) TDD
6 16 (35.56%) Java
6 16 (35.56%) HTML5
7 14 (31.11%) Git (software)
7 14 (31.11%) WCF
7 14 (31.11%) MVC
8 13 (28.89%) C#
8 13 (28.89%) CSS3
8 13 (28.89%) User Experience
9 12 (26.67%) REST
9 12 (26.67%) XML
9 12 (26.67%) .NET Framework
10 11 (24.44%) Responsive Web Design
10 11 (24.44%) jQuery
11 10 (22.22%) Node.js
11 10 (22.22%) Grunt
11 10 (22.22%) gulp
11 10 (22.22%) SQL Server
11 10 (22.22%) OO
12 9 (20.00%) Microsoft
12 9 (20.00%) Photoshop
12 9 (20.00%) Visual Studio
12 9 (20.00%) Ajax
12 9 (20.00%) Finance
12 9 (20.00%) BDD

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 5 (11.11%) IIS
2 4 (8.89%) CMS
3 3 (6.67%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (6.67%) Magnolia
3 3 (6.67%) SAS
4 2 (4.44%) K2 blackpearl
4 2 (4.44%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.22%) EPiServer
5 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (20.00%) Photoshop
2 6 (13.33%) Adobe Illustrator
2 6 (13.33%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (15.56%) SDL Web 8
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (2.22%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.11%) MySQL
3 4 (8.89%) MarkLogic
3 4 (8.89%) Relational Database
4 3 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (4.44%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (2.22%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (31.11%) Git (software)
2 10 (22.22%) Grunt
2 10 (22.22%) gulp
3 9 (20.00%) JIRA
3 9 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 8 (17.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (15.56%) Jasmine
5 7 (15.56%) Mercurial
6 6 (13.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (8.89%) IntelliJ
7 4 (8.89%) Mocha
7 4 (8.89%) PhantomJS
7 4 (8.89%) WebStorm
8 3 (6.67%) FxCop
8 3 (6.67%) Jenkins
8 3 (6.67%) Moq
8 3 (6.67%) ReSharper
8 3 (6.67%) StyleCop
8 3 (6.67%) Subversion
9 2 (4.44%) MSTest
General
1 9 (20.00%) Finance
2 5 (11.11%) Retail
3 4 (8.89%) Publishing
4 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 34 (75.56%) Developer
2 8 (17.78%) .NET Developer
3 7 (15.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 7 (15.56%) Java Developer
4 6 (13.33%) C# Developer
5 5 (11.11%) JavaScript Developer
6 4 (8.89%) Applications Developer
7 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 3 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Consultant
7 3 (6.67%) Software Developer
8 2 (4.44%) .NET Web Applications Developer
8 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET Web Applications Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Oracle Applications Functional Consultant
8 2 (4.44%) Oracle Consultant
8 2 (4.44%) Oracle Functional Consultant
8 2 (4.44%) Server Consultant
8 2 (4.44%) Software Test Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (44.44%) HTML
2 19 (42.22%) .NET
3 18 (40.00%) CSS
4 16 (35.56%) HTML5
5 14 (31.11%) WCF
6 13 (28.89%) CSS3
7 12 (26.67%) .NET Framework
7 12 (26.67%) REST
7 12 (26.67%) XML
8 11 (24.44%) jQuery
9 10 (22.22%) Node.js
10 9 (20.00%) Ajax
11 7 (15.56%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (15.56%) Sass
11 7 (15.56%) Spring
11 7 (15.56%) XSLT
12 6 (13.33%) AngularJS
12 6 (13.33%) ASP.NET
12 6 (13.33%) Entity Framework
12 6 (13.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.89%) User Experience
2 8 (17.78%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (17.78%) Mobile App
3 6 (13.33%) Graphic Design
4 3 (6.67%) SCADA
4 3 (6.67%) W3C
5 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.22%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Linux
2 3 (6.67%) Unix
3 1 (2.22%) Mac OS
3 1 (2.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (37.78%) TDD
3 14 (31.11%) MVC
4 11 (24.44%) Responsive Web Design
5 10 (22.22%) OO
6 9 (20.00%) BDD
7 8 (17.78%) User Stories
8 7 (15.56%) Front End Development
8 7 (15.56%) Wireframes
8 7 (15.56%) Workflow
9 6 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (13.33%) Scrum
9 6 (13.33%) Software Engineering
9 6 (13.33%) UX Design
9 6 (13.33%) Waterfall
10 5 (11.11%) Test Scripting
11 4 (8.89%) Continuous Deployment
11 4 (8.89%) ETL
11 4 (8.89%) Integration Testing
11 4 (8.89%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 20 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 16 (35.56%) Java
3 13 (28.89%) C#
4 7 (15.56%) SQL
5 4 (8.89%) Dart
5 4 (8.89%) ECMAScript
5 4 (8.89%) Python
5 4 (8.89%) TypeScript
6 3 (6.67%) ES6
6 3 (6.67%) VBScript
7 2 (4.44%) C++
7 2 (4.44%) PL/SQL
7 2 (4.44%) VB
8 1 (2.22%) C
8 1 (2.22%) PHP
8 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.67%) DV Cleared
3 2 (4.44%) ISEB
3 2 (4.44%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) WAI
2 1 (2.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 9 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.78%) Oracle
3 5 (11.11%) IBM
4 3 (6.67%) Atlassian
4 3 (6.67%) VMware
5 2 (4.44%) Google
5 2 (4.44%) SAP
6 1 (2.22%) IBM Sterling
6 1 (2.22%) Serena
6 1 (2.22%) Tableau
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 Per Day Up to £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Rate: Good Day Rate Based on Experience
Posted: 4 days ago