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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 August 2022 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 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 95 79 79
Rank change year-on-year -16 0 +39
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 45 59 28
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 1.80% 2.62% 1.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.03% 2.92% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 19 17
10th Percentile £363 £360 £286
25th Percentile £438 £395 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £438 £400
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% +9.38% -11.11%
75th Percentile £645 £515 £538
90th Percentile - £588 £613
England median daily rate £575 £546 £500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +9.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 1
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £65.00 £44.00 -
Median hourly rate £70.25 £45.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +54.40% +1.11% -10.00%
75th Percentile £70.75 £49.13 -
90th Percentile - £50.00 -
England median hourly rate £65.00 £47.31 £43.00
% change year-on-year +37.41% +10.01% -

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 2,220 2,019 1,309
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 88.76% 89.53% 86.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,380 1,149 803
10th Percentile £205 £156 £225
25th Percentile £363 £288 £331
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £425 £445
Median % change year-on-year +14.71% -4.49% -1.11%
75th Percentile £600 £538 £525
90th Percentile £675 £613 £600
England median daily rate £550 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 390 300 85
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.25 £13.00
25th Percentile £14.25 £12.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate £20.50 £13.75 £22.00
Median % change year-on-year +49.09% -37.50% +29.41%
75th Percentile £52.50 £24.53 £47.25
90th Percentile £64.10 £50.00 £57.50
England median hourly rate £26.98 £20.78 £22.50
% change year-on-year +29.87% -7.67% +6.98%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Unit Testing as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Unit Testing in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Unit Testing in the East of England

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Unit Testing in the East of England over the 6 months to 17 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in the East of England

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Unit Testing in the East of England.

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 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Hertfordshire -3 29 £488 +10.17% 10
Suffolk -3 6 £640 -
Cambridgeshire -22 6 £513 +10.81% 3
Essex +6 3 £588 +163.45%
Norfolk +6 1 £375 -6.25% 1
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 2022, 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 of England region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 34 (75.56%) Agile
2 30 (66.67%) TDD
2 30 (66.67%) C#
3 26 (57.78%) Software Engineering
3 26 (57.78%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (55.56%) C++
4 25 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 25 (55.56%) Presentation Skills
5 24 (53.33%) Social Skills
6 21 (46.67%) Linux
7 20 (44.44%) Java
7 20 (44.44%) Security Cleared
7 20 (44.44%) CI/CD
8 19 (42.22%) Visualisation
8 19 (42.22%) Validation
9 18 (40.00%) Windows
9 18 (40.00%) SC Cleared
10 17 (37.78%) Visual Studio
10 17 (37.78%) Eclipse
10 17 (37.78%) Ethernet
10 17 (37.78%) TCP/IP
10 17 (37.78%) Synthetic Environment
10 17 (37.78%) Verification and Validation
10 17 (37.78%) Continuous Delivery
11 13 (28.89%) DevOps
12 10 (22.22%) TypeScript
12 10 (22.22%) Scrum
12 10 (22.22%) JavaScript
13 9 (20.00%) AngularJS
13 9 (20.00%) SDLC

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 1 (2.22%) JBoss
1 1 (2.22%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.78%) Azure
2 7 (15.56%) Azure DevOps
3 1 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.22%) Amazon EKS
3 1 (2.22%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.22%) AWS
3 1 (2.22%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (2.22%) GitHub
3 1 (2.22%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 17 (37.78%) Ethernet
1 17 (37.78%) TCP/IP
2 5 (11.11%) Modbus
2 5 (11.11%) RS-422
2 5 (11.11%) RS-485
3 1 (2.22%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) Metadata
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.22%) Cognos Connection
3 1 (2.22%) Cognos Event Studio
3 1 (2.22%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 1 (2.22%) Cognos Report Studio
3 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.22%) OLAP
3 1 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.22%) Power Query
3 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (37.78%) Eclipse
1 17 (37.78%) Visual Studio
2 7 (15.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (13.33%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (11.11%) Git (software)
4 5 (11.11%) JIRA
5 2 (4.44%) GitLab
5 2 (4.44%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.22%) Cypress.io
6 1 (2.22%) Gerrit
6 1 (2.22%) NUnit
6 1 (2.22%) Selenium
6 1 (2.22%) SonarQube
6 1 (2.22%) TestCafe
6 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio Code
6 1 (2.22%) Vite
General
1 25 (55.56%) Presentation Skills
2 24 (53.33%) Social Skills
3 8 (17.78%) Finance
4 5 (11.11%) Electronics
5 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.22%) Law
5 1 (2.22%) Public Sector
5 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (51.11%) C++ Software Engineer
1 23 (51.11%) Software Engineer
2 16 (35.56%) C# Software Engineer
2 16 (35.56%) Developer
3 7 (15.56%) Angular Developer
4 6 (13.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 5 (11.11%) C Software Engineer
5 5 (11.11%) C/C++ Software Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) .NET Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Azure Developer
6 3 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (6.67%) C# Developer
6 3 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Software Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Full Stack Developer
7 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Software Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.00%) AngularJS
2 8 (17.78%) .NET
2 8 (17.78%) ASP.NET
3 6 (13.33%) OAuth
3 6 (13.33%) OAuth2
3 6 (13.33%) OpenID
3 6 (13.33%) RESTful
3 6 (13.33%) SAML
4 5 (11.11%) CSS
5 4 (8.89%) React
6 3 (6.67%) HTML
6 3 (6.67%) Jest
6 3 (6.67%) REST
7 2 (4.44%) Flask
7 2 (4.44%) JSON
7 2 (4.44%) RxJS
7 2 (4.44%) SQLAlchemy
8 1 (2.22%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (2.22%) Electron
8 1 (2.22%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.44%) Machine to Machine
1 2 (4.44%) User Experience
2 1 (2.22%) ARM Cortex
2 1 (2.22%) IoT
2 1 (2.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (46.67%) Linux
2 18 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (4.44%) Unix
4 1 (2.22%) Android
4 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.22%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (75.56%) Agile
2 30 (66.67%) TDD
3 26 (57.78%) Continuous Integration
3 26 (57.78%) Software Engineering
4 20 (44.44%) CI/CD
5 19 (42.22%) Validation
5 19 (42.22%) Visualisation
6 17 (37.78%) Continuous Delivery
6 17 (37.78%) Synthetic Environment
6 17 (37.78%) Verification and Validation
7 13 (28.89%) DevOps
8 10 (22.22%) Scrum
9 9 (20.00%) SDLC
10 7 (15.56%) Software Testing
11 5 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
11 5 (11.11%) Pair Programming
12 4 (8.89%) Full Stack Development
12 4 (8.89%) Integration Testing
12 4 (8.89%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (66.67%) C#
2 25 (55.56%) C++
3 20 (44.44%) Java
4 10 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 10 (22.22%) TypeScript
5 6 (13.33%) C
5 6 (13.33%) SQL
6 3 (6.67%) Python
7 1 (2.22%) Groovy
7 1 (2.22%) Perl
7 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.22%) VB
7 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 18 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.44%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (4.44%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 5 (11.11%) Docker
2 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) MIIS
2 2 (4.44%) HP ALM
2 2 (4.44%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.22%) Ansible
3 1 (2.22%) Packer
3 1 (2.22%) Terraform
Vendors
1 25 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.44%) HP
2 2 (4.44%) IBM
3 1 (2.22%) AppDynamics
3 1 (2.22%) Cognos
3 1 (2.22%) SAP
3 1 (2.22%) Xamarin