The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 3 months to 28 March 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 / London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 152 132 141
Rank change year-on-year -20 +9  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 318 408 345
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.63% 1.83% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 2.15% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 325 245
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £350 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £375 £345
% change year-on-year +4.33% +8.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £51.25 £25.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +105.00% -54.54%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £44.85 £37.50
% change year-on-year -9.69% +19.60%  

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 London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 16603 18995 17642
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 85.16% 85.16% 81.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 11947 13727 12398
Median daily rate £485 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 194 250
Median hourly rate £31.92 £22.12 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.33% +10.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.19 £12.15 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Unit Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in London

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in London

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in London over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in London

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in London

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +7 71 £506 +6.57% 19
Croydon +8 2 £384 -23.25%
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 - -
Barnet - 2 £400 -
Uxbridge +7 1 £275 -
Docklands, London - 1 £550 -
Brentford - 1 £450 -
Unit Testing
England

Unit Testing
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 London region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 347 (48.46%) Agile Software Development
2 231 (32.26%) JavaScript
3 230 (32.12%) Java
4 229 (31.98%) TDD
5 208 (29.05%) C#
6 200 (27.93%) .NET
7 195 (27.23%) SQL
8 176 (24.58%) HTML
9 158 (22.07%) CSS
10 154 (21.51%) Finance
11 151 (21.09%) Web Services
12 139 (19.41%) Git (software)
13 131 (18.30%) REST
14 122 (17.04%) OO
14 122 (17.04%) SQL Server
15 120 (16.76%) BDD
16 116 (16.20%) HTML5
16 116 (16.20%) Scrum
17 111 (15.50%) AngularJS
18 105 (14.66%) Continuous Integration
19 103 (14.39%) Microsoft
20 101 (14.11%) MVC
21 97 (13.55%) RESTful
22 96 (13.41%) Banking
23 82 (11.45%) QA
24 81 (11.31%) Linux
25 80 (11.17%) JSON
26 77 (10.75%) JIRA
27 73 (10.20%) Spring
27 73 (10.20%) SOAP

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 30 (4.19%) Apache Spark
2 27 (3.77%) Confluence
3 24 (3.35%) SharePoint
3 24 (3.35%) Tomcat
4 19 (2.65%) WebSphere
5 15 (2.09%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (1.54%) JBoss
7 9 (1.26%) Apache Pig
7 9 (1.26%) Drupal
8 7 (0.98%) IIS
8 7 (0.98%) Mule
8 7 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (0.98%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.84%) CMS
10 5 (0.70%) Apache
10 5 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.56%) LiveCycle
11 4 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (0.42%) Jetty
12 3 (0.42%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 65 (9.08%) MS Excel
2 17 (2.37%) MS Office
3 10 (1.40%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.70%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.42%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.28%) InVision
Business Applications
1 21 (2.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.54%) Endur
3 6 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.70%) ION MarketView
5 4 (0.56%) Oracle Retail
6 3 (0.42%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.42%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.28%) FastStats
7 2 (0.28%) FastStats PeopleStage
7 2 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.28%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.28%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.14%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.14%) HFM
8 1 (0.14%) Magento
8 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.14%) SAP FSCM
8 1 (0.14%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 47 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (5.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (2.23%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (2.09%) Office 365
5 11 (1.54%) GitHub
6 6 (0.84%) TestFlight
7 5 (0.70%) Amazon Kinesis
8 4 (0.56%) G Suite
9 3 (0.42%) IaaS
9 3 (0.42%) PaaS
9 3 (0.42%) SaaS
10 2 (0.28%) Bluemix
10 2 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.28%) Google Play
10 2 (0.28%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (0.28%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.28%) Yammer
11 1 (0.14%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.14%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.79%) Internet
2 13 (1.82%) HTTP
3 5 (0.70%) LDAP
3 5 (0.70%) SSL
4 4 (0.56%) FTP
4 4 (0.56%) Intranet
5 1 (0.14%) BIG-IP
5 1 (0.14%) DNS
5 1 (0.14%) Extranet
5 1 (0.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (0.14%) Firewall
5 1 (0.14%) LAN
5 1 (0.14%) SMS
5 1 (0.14%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.14%) WAN
5 1 (0.14%) WPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (17.04%) SQL Server
2 55 (7.68%) Relational Database
3 43 (6.01%) MySQL
4 39 (5.45%) MongoDB
5 35 (4.89%) Big Data
6 33 (4.61%) Hadoop
7 31 (4.33%) PostgreSQL
7 31 (4.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 29 (4.05%) Data Warehouse
9 23 (3.21%) SQL Server 2008
9 23 (3.21%) SQL Server 2012
10 22 (3.07%) Apache Hive
11 19 (2.65%) MS Access
11 19 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 17 (2.37%) SQL Server 2005
13 15 (2.09%) NoSQL
13 15 (2.09%) RDBMS
13 15 (2.09%) SQL Server 2014
14 13 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 11 (1.54%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 139 (19.41%) Git (software)
2 77 (10.75%) JIRA
3 69 (9.64%) Jenkins
4 67 (9.36%) Selenium
5 65 (9.08%) JUnit
6 60 (8.38%) Mockito
7 53 (7.40%) Maven
8 46 (6.42%) Cucumber
9 38 (5.31%) NUnit
10 34 (4.75%) Moq
11 33 (4.61%) Grunt
11 33 (4.61%) Team Foundation Server
12 31 (4.33%) Jasmine
12 31 (4.33%) Mocha
13 29 (4.05%) gulp
13 29 (4.05%) Visual Studio
14 27 (3.77%) TeamCity
15 26 (3.63%) Subversion
15 26 (3.63%) WebDriver
16 17 (2.37%) MSTest
General
1 154 (21.51%) Finance
2 96 (13.41%) Banking
3 34 (4.75%) Retail
4 27 (3.77%) Investment Banking
5 23 (3.21%) Back Office
6 22 (3.07%) Front Office
7 17 (2.37%) Games
7 17 (2.37%) Marketing
8 8 (1.12%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.12%) Publishing
9 5 (0.70%) Billing
10 4 (0.56%) Law
10 4 (0.56%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.42%) Advertising
11 3 (0.42%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.28%) Electronics
12 2 (0.28%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.28%) Legal
12 2 (0.28%) Local Government
12 2 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 536 (74.86%) Developer
2 97 (13.55%) Senior Developer
3 85 (11.87%) Java Developer
4 74 (10.34%) C# Developer
5 69 (9.64%) .NET Developer
6 61 (8.52%) JavaScript Developer
7 49 (6.84%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 41 (5.73%) Full Stack Developer
9 34 (4.75%) Analyst
10 33 (4.61%) SQL Developer
11 29 (4.05%) C# .NET Developer
12 28 (3.91%) Angular Developer
13 26 (3.63%) Developer in Test
14 25 (3.49%) iOS Developer
15 23 (3.21%) Agile Developer
15 23 (3.21%) Consultant
15 23 (3.21%) Node.js Developer
15 23 (3.21%) Software Developer
16 20 (2.79%) Software Engineer
17 19 (2.65%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (27.93%) .NET
2 176 (24.58%) HTML
3 158 (22.07%) CSS
4 151 (21.09%) Web Services
5 131 (18.30%) REST
6 116 (16.20%) HTML5
7 111 (15.50%) AngularJS
8 97 (13.55%) RESTful
9 80 (11.17%) JSON
10 73 (10.20%) Node.js
10 73 (10.20%) SOAP
10 73 (10.20%) Spring
11 72 (10.06%) XML
12 69 (9.64%) React
13 68 (9.50%) jQuery
14 64 (8.94%) CSS3
15 52 (7.26%) .NET Framework
16 51 (7.12%) Sass
17 49 (6.84%) ASP.NET
18 44 (6.15%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 40 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (5.31%) User Experience
3 33 (4.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 32 (4.47%) Mobile App
5 26 (3.63%) Computer Science
6 22 (3.07%) Fixed Income
7 20 (2.79%) Data Structures
8 14 (1.96%) Derivative
8 14 (1.96%) Fintech
9 13 (1.82%) Management Information System
10 11 (1.54%) Equities
11 10 (1.40%) RIA
11 10 (1.40%) Virtual Team
12 9 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (1.26%) SWIFT
13 8 (1.12%) Data Centre
13 8 (1.12%) iPad
14 7 (0.98%) Client/Server
14 7 (0.98%) Credit Risk
15 5 (0.70%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 81 (11.31%) Linux
2 59 (8.24%) Unix
3 49 (6.84%) Apple iOS
4 43 (6.01%) Windows
5 36 (5.03%) Android
6 11 (1.54%) Windows 10
6 11 (1.54%) Windows XP
7 8 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.12%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.70%) Windows Phone
9 4 (0.56%) CentOS
9 4 (0.56%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.56%) Mac OS X Server
9 4 (0.56%) Windows Phone 8
10 3 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.28%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.28%) SUSE
11 2 (0.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.28%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 347 (48.46%) Agile Software Development
2 229 (31.98%) TDD
3 122 (17.04%) OO
4 120 (16.76%) BDD
5 116 (16.20%) Scrum
6 105 (14.66%) Continuous Integration
7 101 (14.11%) MVC
8 71 (9.92%) Software Engineering
9 60 (8.38%) E-Commerce
10 59 (8.24%) DevOps
11 55 (7.68%) Front End Development
12 46 (6.42%) SOA
12 46 (6.42%) Web Development
13 45 (6.28%) SDLC
14 42 (5.87%) Pair Programming
15 41 (5.73%) Dependency Injection
15 41 (5.73%) OOP
16 40 (5.59%) Data Modelling
16 40 (5.59%) Migration
16 40 (5.59%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 231 (32.26%) JavaScript
2 230 (32.12%) Java
3 208 (29.05%) C#
4 195 (27.23%) SQL
5 55 (7.68%) Python
6 43 (6.01%) C++
7 42 (5.87%) Scala
8 38 (5.31%) Objective-C
9 34 (4.75%) VBA
10 33 (4.61%) Shell Script
11 32 (4.47%) ES6
11 32 (4.47%) T-SQL
12 26 (3.63%) Apple Swift
12 26 (3.63%) PHP
12 26 (3.63%) Ruby
13 25 (3.49%) Perl
14 24 (3.35%) VB.NET
15 22 (3.07%) Bash Shell
15 22 (3.07%) PL/SQL
16 20 (2.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (3.91%) Degree
2 21 (2.93%) Security Cleared
3 11 (1.54%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.84%) CTC Cleared
5 5 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.56%) ISEB
7 3 (0.42%) CFA
8 2 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.28%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.14%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.14%) MCP
9 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 1 (0.14%) PMP
9 1 (0.14%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (11.45%) QA
2 10 (1.40%) SDET
3 6 (0.84%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.56%) Basel III
4 4 (0.56%) CRD IV
5 3 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.28%) MiFID
6 2 (0.28%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.28%) WAI
7 1 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.14%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (3.21%) Docker
2 18 (2.51%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.56%) VirtualBox
4 4 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.28%) HDFS
5 2 (0.28%) NFS
5 2 (0.28%) RACF
5 2 (0.28%) Squid
6 1 (0.14%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.14%) KVM
6 1 (0.14%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 27 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (2.37%) Puppet
3 11 (1.54%) Terraform
4 10 (1.40%) Oozie
5 7 (0.98%) Ansible
6 6 (0.84%) HockeyApp
7 4 (0.56%) Control-M
7 4 (0.56%) Jamf Pro
7 4 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (0.56%) SCCM
7 4 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (0.42%) Capistrano
8 3 (0.42%) Hadoop YARN
8 3 (0.42%) Nagios
8 3 (0.42%) Oracle Identity Management
8 3 (0.42%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 2 (0.28%) CA Endevor
9 2 (0.28%) CA Service Virtualization
9 2 (0.28%) OMEGAMON
9 2 (0.28%) zSecure
Vendors
1 103 (14.39%) Microsoft
2 70 (9.78%) Oracle
3 24 (3.35%) SAP
4 19 (2.65%) Teradata
5 16 (2.23%) Google
6 13 (1.82%) Apple
6 13 (1.82%) IBM
7 12 (1.68%) Talend
8 11 (1.54%) OpenLink
9 9 (1.26%) ATG
9 9 (1.26%) Atlassian
9 9 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (1.12%) Red Hat
11 7 (0.98%) Citrix
11 7 (0.98%) Informatica
11 7 (0.98%) ION Trading
11 7 (0.98%) MuleSoft
12 6 (0.84%) hybris
12 6 (0.84%) Solace
12 6 (0.84%) Typemock
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