Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 19 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 66 83
Rank change year-on-year -15 +17 -8
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 23 26 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.48% 1.88% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% 2.46% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 15
Hertfordshire median daily rate £375 £391 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.15% -2.19% -6.43%
10th Percentile £340 £255 £304
90th Percentile £438 £513 £469
East of England median daily rate £400 £338 £350
% change year-on-year +18.52% -3.57% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - £41.25
East of England median hourly rate - £43.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +8.75% +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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1244 1058 1233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 80.21% 76.61% 75.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 625 611 623
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £224 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £565
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 55 98
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.00 £31.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.94% +47.62% +31.25%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.42 £8.93
90th Percentile £46.50 £53.75 £41.80
East of England median hourly rate £31.03 £31.48 £25.00
% change year-on-year -1.41% +25.90% +3.65%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in Hertfordshire

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in Hertfordshire

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in Hertfordshire

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in Hertfordshire

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 19 November 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
Watford -5 4 £338 -32.50% 2
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £438 -
Welwyn Garden City -4 2 £409 +42.17%
Unit Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 11 (47.83%) Oracle
2 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
2 8 (34.78%) .NET
2 8 (34.78%) SQL
2 8 (34.78%) XML
2 8 (34.78%) Data Modelling
2 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
3 7 (30.43%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (30.43%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (30.43%) HTML
4 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
4 6 (26.09%) PL/SQL
4 6 (26.09%) WCF
4 6 (26.09%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (26.09%) Oracle Database
4 6 (26.09%) Logical Data Model
4 6 (26.09%) Physical Data Model
5 5 (21.74%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (21.74%) .NET Framework
5 5 (21.74%) Altova
5 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
5 5 (21.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (21.74%) REST
5 5 (21.74%) IIS
5 5 (21.74%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (21.74%) CSS
5 5 (21.74%) SOAP

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 (21.74%) IIS
2 2 (8.70%) K2 blackpearl
2 2 (8.70%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.35%) Apache
3 1 (4.35%) Drupal
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) HFM
2 1 (4.35%) SAP CO
2 1 (4.35%) SAP FI
2 1 (4.35%) SAP FI/CO
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (30.43%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (26.09%) Oracle Database
3 6 (26.09%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (21.74%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database 10g
4 5 (21.74%) Oracle OWB
4 5 (21.74%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (21.74%) SQLPlus
5 2 (8.70%) MS Access
5 2 (8.70%) Power BI
5 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (4.35%) MySQL
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (21.74%) Toad
1 5 (21.74%) XMLSpy
2 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
2 4 (17.39%) JIRA
3 3 (13.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (13.04%) FxCop
3 3 (13.04%) Moq
3 3 (13.04%) ReSharper
3 3 (13.04%) StyleCop
4 2 (8.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
5 1 (4.35%) GCC
5 1 (4.35%) JDeveloper
5 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.35%) Selenium
5 1 (4.35%) SonarQube
5 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (78.26%) Developer
2 8 (34.78%) Oracle Developer
3 5 (21.74%) Senior Developer
3 5 (21.74%) Senior Oracle Developer
4 3 (13.04%) C# Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Lead Developer
5 2 (8.70%) SAP Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) SSAS Developer
5 2 (8.70%) SSIS Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Applications Developer
6 1 (4.35%) C Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Digital Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Hyperion Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Java Applications Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) .NET
1 8 (34.78%) XML
2 7 (30.43%) HTML
3 6 (26.09%) WCF
4 5 (21.74%) .NET Framework
4 5 (21.74%) CSS
4 5 (21.74%) REST
4 5 (21.74%) SOAP
5 3 (13.04%) ADO.NET
5 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
5 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (13.04%) AutoMapper
5 3 (13.04%) Dapper ORM
5 3 (13.04%) Entity Framework
5 3 (13.04%) HTML5
5 3 (13.04%) LINQ
5 3 (13.04%) NHibernate
5 3 (13.04%) Web Services
5 3 (13.04%) XSL
5 3 (13.04%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) DataPower
1 2 (8.70%) FMCG
1 2 (8.70%) User Experience
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.35%) SCADA
2 1 (4.35%) State Machine
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
1 1 (4.35%) Mac OS
1 1 (4.35%) Unix
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Data Modelling
2 7 (30.43%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (26.09%) Logical Data Model
3 6 (26.09%) Physical Data Model
4 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (21.74%) MVC
4 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
4 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (17.39%) BDD
5 4 (17.39%) ETL
6 3 (13.04%) Code Coverage
6 3 (13.04%) Functional Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
6 3 (13.04%) OO
6 3 (13.04%) OOP
6 3 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (13.04%) Refactoring
6 3 (13.04%) Scrum
6 3 (13.04%) SOLID
6 3 (13.04%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) SQL
2 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
2 6 (26.09%) PL/SQL
3 4 (17.39%) C#
4 3 (13.04%) VBScript
5 2 (8.70%) Java
5 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
5 2 (8.70%) T-SQL
5 2 (8.70%) VB
5 2 (8.70%) VBA
6 1 (4.35%) C
6 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Oracle
2 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
3 5 (21.74%) Altova
4 4 (17.39%) IBM
5 3 (13.04%) Atlassian
5 3 (13.04%) VMware
6 2 (8.70%) Cognos
6 2 (8.70%) Hyperion
6 2 (8.70%) SAP
7 1 (4.35%) Serena