Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 January 2018 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 86 86
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -20
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 17 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.10% 0.71% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 0.92% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 5
Hertfordshire median daily rate £375 £338 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -15.63% -1.23%
10th Percentile £340 £252 £329
90th Percentile £438 £553 £483
East of England median daily rate £400 £325 £344
% change year-on-year +23.08% -5.45% -9.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - £40.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year - +10.96% +1.39%

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 1,262 1,083 1,052
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 82.00% 77.08% 74.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 633 616 526
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +3.66% +7.89%
10th Percentile £238 £213 £229
90th Percentile £575 £556 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 52 87
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £19.00 £42.35 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.14% +96.98% -31.75%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.05 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.25 £53.63 £46.07
East of England median hourly rate £33.92 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +4.35% +8.33% +16.50%

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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018. 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 -7 3 £425 -15.00% 1
Welwyn Garden City +1 2 £409 +53.52%
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £450 - 8
Rickmansworth - 1 - - 1
Unit Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 7 (41.18%) SQL
1 7 (41.18%) Oracle
1 7 (41.18%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (41.18%) Data Modelling
1 7 (41.18%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (35.29%) XML
3 5 (29.41%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (29.41%) PL/SQL
3 5 (29.41%) Web Services
3 5 (29.41%) Oracle OWB
3 5 (29.41%) Finance
3 5 (29.41%) Toad
3 5 (29.41%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (29.41%) XMLSpy
3 5 (29.41%) SQLPlus
3 5 (29.41%) Altova
3 5 (29.41%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Oracle Database
3 5 (29.41%) Logical Data Model
3 5 (29.41%) Physical Data Model
3 5 (29.41%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 4 (23.53%) IBM
5 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (17.65%) Java
5 3 (17.65%) ETL
5 3 (17.65%) Selenium
5 3 (17.65%) System Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
5 3 (17.65%) AngularJS

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 2 (11.76%) Apache
1 2 (11.76%) Drupal
1 2 (11.76%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) HFM
2 1 (5.88%) SAP CO
2 1 (5.88%) SAP FI
2 1 (5.88%) SAP FI/CO
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) HTTP
2 1 (5.88%) HTTPS
2 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (29.41%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 5 (29.41%) Oracle Database
2 5 (29.41%) Oracle Database 10g
2 5 (29.41%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (29.41%) Oracle OWB
2 5 (29.41%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (29.41%) SQLPlus
3 2 (11.76%) MS Access
3 2 (11.76%) Power BI
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Toad
1 5 (29.41%) XMLSpy
2 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
2 3 (17.65%) Selenium
3 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
3 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.88%) Appium
4 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.88%) JUnit
4 1 (5.88%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (5.88%) Protractor
4 1 (5.88%) Subversion
4 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Developer
2 7 (41.18%) Oracle Developer
3 5 (29.41%) Senior Developer
3 5 (29.41%) Senior Oracle Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Java Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Lead Developer
4 2 (11.76%) SAP Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) SSAS Developer
4 2 (11.76%) SSIS Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Angular Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Developer in Test
5 1 (5.88%) Digital Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Digital Developer
5 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Hyperion Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Java E-Commerce Developer
5 1 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) XML
2 5 (29.41%) Web Services
3 3 (17.65%) AngularJS
4 2 (11.76%) .NET
4 2 (11.76%) HTML
4 2 (11.76%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (11.76%) Ionic Framework
4 2 (11.76%) MDX
4 2 (11.76%) REST
4 2 (11.76%) SOAP
4 2 (11.76%) Spring
5 1 (5.88%) CSS
5 1 (5.88%) J2SE
5 1 (5.88%) Java ME
5 1 (5.88%) JSON
5 1 (5.88%) OAuth2
5 1 (5.88%) RESTful
5 1 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (11.76%) DataPower
1 2 (11.76%) FMCG
2 1 (5.88%) Digital TV
2 1 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (5.88%) STB
2 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Android
1 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
1 1 (5.88%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) Data Modelling
2 5 (29.41%) Logical Data Model
2 5 (29.41%) Physical Data Model
2 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (17.65%) ETL
3 3 (17.65%) System Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (11.76%) Database Tuning
4 2 (11.76%) ETL Development
4 2 (11.76%) Inmon Methodology
4 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Kimball Methodology
4 2 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (11.76%) Process Improvement
4 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.88%) Android Development
5 1 (5.88%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 5 (29.41%) PL/SQL
3 3 (17.65%) Java
4 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
4 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
4 2 (11.76%) VBA
5 1 (5.88%) C
5 1 (5.88%) C++
5 1 (5.88%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Oracle
2 5 (29.41%) Altova
3 4 (23.53%) IBM
4 2 (11.76%) Cognos
4 2 (11.76%) Hyperion
4 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.76%) SAP