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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 136 108
Rank change year-on-year +11 -28  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 434 404 497
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.10% 1.87% 2.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.42% 2.19% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 303 353
Median daily rate £493 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.68% +11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £350 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £623 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.88 £43.00 £37.40
% change year-on-year -0.29% +14.97%  

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 17919 18449 19236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 86.65% 85.29% 82.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 12848 13494 13624
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 £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 158 261
Median hourly rate £27.00 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -2.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £43.75 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 23 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in London

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in London over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 June 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 +24 95 £484 -3.25% 19
Croydon -4 4 £435 -8.42%
Kingston Upon Thames -6 3 - -
Canary Wharf - 2 £750 -
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 342 (46.47%) Agile Software Development
2 259 (35.19%) TDD
2 259 (35.19%) C#
3 258 (35.05%) JavaScript
4 231 (31.39%) Java
5 228 (30.98%) .NET
6 209 (28.40%) SQL
7 192 (26.09%) HTML
8 186 (25.27%) CSS
9 182 (24.73%) Test Automation
10 152 (20.65%) REST
10 152 (20.65%) Finance
11 148 (20.11%) Git (software)
12 139 (18.89%) Web Services
13 138 (18.75%) OO
13 138 (18.75%) MVC
14 136 (18.48%) AngularJS
15 128 (17.39%) BDD
16 127 (17.26%) SQL Server
17 126 (17.12%) Continuous Integration
18 125 (16.98%) Scrum
19 119 (16.17%) HTML5
20 109 (14.81%) Banking
21 102 (13.86%) Spring
21 102 (13.86%) Jenkins
22 101 (13.72%) Microsoft
23 93 (12.64%) ASP.NET
24 88 (11.96%) XML
25 87 (11.82%) SOAP
26 86 (11.68%) QA

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 36 (4.89%) Tomcat
2 26 (3.53%) SharePoint
3 20 (2.72%) Apache
4 19 (2.58%) JBoss
5 14 (1.90%) CMS
6 13 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
6 13 (1.77%) Mule
7 12 (1.63%) Confluence
8 11 (1.49%) WebLogic
9 10 (1.36%) Apache Spark
9 10 (1.36%) IIS
10 8 (1.09%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.95%) Oracle Coherence
11 7 (0.95%) Umbraco
12 6 (0.82%) Anypoint
12 6 (0.82%) Mule ESB
13 5 (0.68%) nginx
13 5 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.54%) DataSynapse
14 4 (0.54%) Drupal
Applications
1 24 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.36%) Spreadsheet
4 8 (1.09%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.68%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.54%) InVision
Business Applications
1 18 (2.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.49%) Endur
3 6 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.41%) ION MarketView
4 3 (0.41%) SunGard Martini
5 2 (0.27%) FastStats
5 2 (0.27%) FastStats PeopleStage
5 2 (0.27%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.27%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.27%) Siebel CRM
6 1 (0.14%) Actimize
6 1 (0.14%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.14%) Magento
6 1 (0.14%) RMDS
6 1 (0.14%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.14%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.14%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 57 (7.74%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (6.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (1.63%) GitHub
5 8 (1.09%) Office 365
6 4 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.54%) TestFlight
7 3 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.27%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.27%) Firebase
8 2 (0.27%) G Suite
8 2 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.27%) Google Play
8 2 (0.27%) IaaS
8 2 (0.27%) Oracle CX
8 2 (0.27%) PaaS
8 2 (0.27%) SaaS
8 2 (0.27%) Yammer
9 1 (0.14%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 32 (4.35%) HTTP
2 28 (3.80%) Internet
3 8 (1.09%) FTP
4 6 (0.82%) BIG-IP
5 5 (0.68%) Intranet
5 5 (0.68%) SSL
5 5 (0.68%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.41%) DNS
6 3 (0.41%) LDAP
7 2 (0.27%) SMS
8 1 (0.14%) CTI
8 1 (0.14%) Extranet
8 1 (0.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (0.14%) Firewall
8 1 (0.14%) LAN
8 1 (0.14%) WAN
8 1 (0.14%) WPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (17.26%) SQL Server
2 51 (6.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 49 (6.66%) MongoDB
4 46 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 39 (5.30%) Relational Database
6 34 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
7 33 (4.48%) NoSQL
8 30 (4.08%) MySQL
9 26 (3.53%) Big Data
9 26 (3.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 24 (3.26%) SQL Server 2012
11 22 (2.99%) Hadoop
12 20 (2.72%) SQL Server 2008
13 19 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
14 16 (2.17%) MS Access
15 15 (2.04%) Apache Hive
16 11 (1.49%) SQL Server 2014
17 10 (1.36%) Endeca
18 9 (1.22%) MarkLogic
19 8 (1.09%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 148 (20.11%) Git (software)
2 102 (13.86%) Jenkins
3 79 (10.73%) JUnit
4 64 (8.70%) Mockito
5 62 (8.42%) Selenium
6 60 (8.15%) JIRA
7 56 (7.61%) Maven
8 51 (6.93%) Team Foundation Server
9 47 (6.39%) Jasmine
9 47 (6.39%) TeamCity
10 46 (6.25%) NUnit
11 45 (6.11%) Grunt
12 41 (5.57%) gulp
13 38 (5.16%) Cucumber
14 36 (4.89%) Moq
15 35 (4.76%) Visual Studio
16 32 (4.35%) Subversion
17 30 (4.08%) Octopus Deploy
18 29 (3.94%) Mocha
19 22 (2.99%) Gradle
General
1 152 (20.65%) Finance
2 109 (14.81%) Banking
3 53 (7.20%) Front Office
4 38 (5.16%) Investment Banking
5 32 (4.35%) Retail
6 14 (1.90%) Publishing
7 13 (1.77%) Financial Institution
7 13 (1.77%) Games
8 12 (1.63%) Back Office
9 11 (1.49%) Marketing
10 9 (1.22%) Law
11 7 (0.95%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.54%) Advertising
12 4 (0.54%) Telecoms
13 3 (0.41%) Billing
13 3 (0.41%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.27%) Legal
15 1 (0.14%) Automotive
15 1 (0.14%) Electronics
15 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 598 (81.25%) Developer
2 121 (16.44%) Senior Developer
3 110 (14.95%) .NET Developer
4 103 (13.99%) Java Developer
5 83 (11.28%) C# Developer
6 68 (9.24%) Full Stack Developer
7 63 (8.56%) JavaScript Developer
8 46 (6.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 37 (5.03%) Angular Developer
9 37 (5.03%) Consultant
10 34 (4.62%) C# .NET Developer
11 30 (4.08%) SQL Developer
12 25 (3.40%) Node.js Developer
12 25 (3.40%) Senior .NET Developer
13 23 (3.13%) Analyst
13 23 (3.13%) Developer in Test
14 21 (2.85%) Software Developer
15 20 (2.72%) Android Developer
16 19 (2.58%) iOS Developer
17 18 (2.45%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 228 (30.98%) .NET
2 192 (26.09%) HTML
3 186 (25.27%) CSS
4 152 (20.65%) REST
5 139 (18.89%) Web Services
6 136 (18.48%) AngularJS
7 119 (16.17%) HTML5
8 102 (13.86%) Spring
9 93 (12.64%) ASP.NET
10 88 (11.96%) XML
11 87 (11.82%) SOAP
12 85 (11.55%) RESTful
13 84 (11.41%) Node.js
14 79 (10.73%) JSON
15 74 (10.05%) jQuery
16 72 (9.78%) React
17 65 (8.83%) CSS3
18 58 (7.88%) ASP.NET Web API
19 51 (6.93%) Hibernate
20 48 (6.52%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 64 (8.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 47 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (5.30%) Computer Science
4 38 (5.16%) Greenfield Project
4 38 (5.16%) User Experience
5 35 (4.76%) Data Structures
5 35 (4.76%) Mobile App
6 26 (3.53%) Derivative
7 22 (2.99%) Fixed Income
8 19 (2.58%) Fintech
9 17 (2.31%) Equities
10 15 (2.04%) Hedge funds
11 14 (1.90%) Algorithms
11 14 (1.90%) Management Information System
12 9 (1.22%) RIA
12 9 (1.22%) Virtual Team
13 8 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (0.82%) CMDB
14 6 (0.82%) Mobile Banking
14 6 (0.82%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 84 (11.41%) Linux
2 42 (5.71%) Unix
2 42 (5.71%) Windows
3 34 (4.62%) Android
4 33 (4.48%) Apple iOS
5 7 (0.95%) Windows 10
5 7 (0.95%) Windows XP
6 4 (0.54%) CentOS
7 3 (0.41%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.27%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.27%) Mac OS X Server
8 2 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.27%) Solaris
8 2 (0.27%) SUSE
8 2 (0.27%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.27%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 342 (46.47%) Agile Software Development
2 259 (35.19%) TDD
3 182 (24.73%) Test Automation
4 138 (18.75%) MVC
4 138 (18.75%) OO
5 128 (17.39%) BDD
6 126 (17.12%) Continuous Integration
7 125 (16.98%) Scrum
8 78 (10.60%) DevOps
9 76 (10.33%) Software Engineering
10 70 (9.51%) Web Development
11 67 (9.10%) SDLC
12 65 (8.83%) E-Commerce
13 62 (8.42%) Microservices
14 57 (7.74%) Front End Development
15 56 (7.61%) Workflow
16 55 (7.47%) SOLID
17 48 (6.52%) Pair Programming
18 47 (6.39%) Multithreading
19 45 (6.11%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 259 (35.19%) C#
2 258 (35.05%) JavaScript
3 231 (31.39%) Java
4 209 (28.40%) SQL
5 57 (7.74%) C++
6 48 (6.52%) T-SQL
7 43 (5.84%) ES6
8 42 (5.71%) Scala
9 41 (5.57%) Python
10 40 (5.43%) Bash Shell
11 36 (4.89%) TypeScript
12 25 (3.40%) VBA
13 22 (2.99%) Objective-C
13 22 (2.99%) Shell Script
14 19 (2.58%) Ruby
15 18 (2.45%) VB
15 18 (2.45%) VB.NET
16 17 (2.31%) Apple Swift
17 15 (2.04%) Perl
17 15 (2.04%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (5.71%) Degree
2 23 (3.13%) Security Cleared
3 18 (2.45%) SC Cleared
4 16 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (1.09%) Master's Degree
6 7 (0.95%) Siebel Certification
7 4 (0.54%) ISEB
7 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.41%) CFA
8 3 (0.41%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.27%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.14%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.14%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.14%) MCITP
10 1 (0.14%) MCP
10 1 (0.14%) MCTS
10 1 (0.14%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.14%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (11.68%) QA
2 15 (2.04%) MiFID
3 2 (0.27%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.14%) MISRA
4 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.14%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (2.72%) Docker
2 14 (1.90%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.54%) Platform Symphony
3 4 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.27%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.27%) KVM
4 2 (0.27%) RACF
4 2 (0.27%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.14%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 23 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
2 19 (2.58%) Puppet
3 14 (1.90%) Oozie
4 10 (1.36%) Ansible
5 6 (0.82%) Terraform
6 3 (0.41%) Control-M
7 2 (0.27%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 2 (0.27%) CFEngine
7 2 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.27%) HockeyApp
7 2 (0.27%) Jamf Pro
7 2 (0.27%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.27%) SCCM
7 2 (0.27%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (0.27%) zSecure
8 1 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.14%) logstash
8 1 (0.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 101 (13.72%) Microsoft
2 47 (6.39%) Oracle
3 16 (2.17%) Google
4 11 (1.49%) OpenLink
4 11 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (1.36%) ServiceNow
5 10 (1.36%) Typemock
6 9 (1.22%) Apple
6 9 (1.22%) Siebel
7 8 (1.09%) IBM
7 8 (1.09%) MuleSoft
7 8 (1.09%) SAP
8 7 (0.95%) ATG
8 7 (0.95%) CA Agile Central
8 7 (0.95%) Kofax
9 6 (0.82%) F5
10 5 (0.68%) Atlassian
10 5 (0.68%) Sybase
11 4 (0.54%) TIBCO
11 4 (0.54%) VMware
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