Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 74 81
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 0 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex - 0.68% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.80% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Essex median daily rate - £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.52% -12.90%
East of England median daily rate £400 £325 £353
% change year-on-year +23.08% -7.80% -6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Essex median hourly rate - £34.75 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.79% -
East of England median hourly rate - £39.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -1.88% +14.29%

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 Essex with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 681 751 953
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 85.55% 85.54% 79.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 452 520
Essex median daily rate £500 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £300 £225 £250
90th Percentile £600 £525 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 143 146
Essex median hourly rate £31.03 £31.90 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.73% +4.59% +3.39%
10th Percentile £12.26 £15.75 £15.75
90th Percentile £63.75 £43.60 £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £31.50 £31.95 £23.63
% change year-on-year -1.41% +35.24% -1.56%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Unit Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in Essex

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in Essex

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in Essex