The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Code Coverage skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Code Coverage over the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Code Coverage
UK
Rank 577 612 586
Rank change year-on-year +35 -26  
Contract jobs citing Code Coverage 19 30 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.057% 0.067%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.050% 0.068% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 21 18
Median daily rate £275 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -42.10% +2.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £385 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £213 £425 £413
% change year-on-year -49.88% +2.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Code Coverage 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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37647 43912 41983
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.11% 82.85% 79.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 24815 28793 26009
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 1109 1205
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +33.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Code Coverage
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Code Coverage in the UK

Code Coverage
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Code Coverage.

Contractor daily rate trend for Code Coverage in the UK

Code Coverage
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Code Coverage over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Code Coverage in the UK

Code Coverage
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Code Coverage.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Code Coverage in the UK

Code Coverage
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Code Coverage within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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
England +24 18 £275 -42.10% 4
London +31 14 £275 -56.86% 1
South East +27 4 £51 -86.75% 2
City of London +7 3 £425 -17.07%
Hampshire - 3 - -
Portsmouth - 3 - -
Scotland +19 1 £375 -1.96%
Edinburgh +19 1 £375 -3.84%
West Sussex -1 1 £51 -86.75%
Gatwick - 1 £51 -

Code Coverage
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Code Coverage also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Code Coverage.

1 22 (57.89%) C#
2 19 (50.00%) .NET
3 18 (47.37%) Java
4 17 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (42.11%) TDD
5 16 (42.11%) MVC
6 15 (39.47%) SQL
6 15 (39.47%) Scrum
7 14 (36.84%) Visual Studio
8 13 (34.21%) CSS
8 13 (34.21%) HTML
9 12 (31.58%) C++
9 12 (31.58%) XML
10 11 (28.95%) Linux
10 11 (28.95%) SQL Server
10 11 (28.95%) OO
10 11 (28.95%) JIRA
10 11 (28.95%) WCF
11 10 (26.32%) QA
11 10 (26.32%) Windows
11 10 (26.32%) Eclipse
12 9 (23.68%) MySQL
12 9 (23.68%) JavaScript
12 9 (23.68%) XSL
12 9 (23.68%) Web Services
12 9 (23.68%) REST
12 9 (23.68%) Performance Tuning
13 8 (21.05%) Jenkins
13 8 (21.05%) Unit Testing
13 8 (21.05%) Validation

Code Coverage
Top Related IT Skills 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 (13.16%) IIS
1 5 (13.16%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (5.26%) JBoss
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (15.79%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.26%) AWS Lambda
2 2 (5.26%) OpenShift
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.63%) CloudBees
3 1 (2.63%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) LAN
2 4 (10.53%) FTP
2 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.95%) SQL Server
2 9 (23.68%) MySQL
3 6 (15.79%) Relational Database
4 5 (13.16%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (7.89%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.63%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 14 (36.84%) Visual Studio
2 11 (28.95%) JIRA
3 10 (26.32%) Eclipse
4 8 (21.05%) Jenkins
5 7 (18.42%) Git (software)
6 6 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (13.16%) JUnit
7 5 (13.16%) Maven
8 4 (10.53%) Ant
8 4 (10.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (10.53%) Checkstyle
8 4 (10.53%) FxCop
8 4 (10.53%) IntelliJ
8 4 (10.53%) Moq
8 4 (10.53%) ReSharper
8 4 (10.53%) Selenium
8 4 (10.53%) SoapUI
8 4 (10.53%) StyleCop
8 4 (10.53%) XMLUnit
9 3 (7.89%) Subversion
General
1 6 (15.79%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Banking
3 3 (7.89%) Front Office
3 3 (7.89%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 24 (63.16%) Developer
2 11 (28.95%) Java Developer
3 10 (26.32%) .NET Developer
4 9 (23.68%) C# .NET Developer
4 9 (23.68%) C# Developer
5 7 (18.42%) C++ Developer
6 6 (15.79%) C++ Software Developer
6 6 (15.79%) C++/Java Developer
6 6 (15.79%) Java Software Developer
6 6 (15.79%) Software Developer
7 5 (13.16%) Analyst
8 4 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 3 (7.89%) Analyst Programmer
9 3 (7.89%) Junior
9 3 (7.89%) Junior .NET Developer
9 3 (7.89%) Junior Developer
9 3 (7.89%) Programmer
9 3 (7.89%) Test Engineer
10 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (5.26%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (50.00%) .NET
2 13 (34.21%) CSS
2 13 (34.21%) HTML
3 12 (31.58%) XML
4 11 (28.95%) WCF
5 9 (23.68%) REST
5 9 (23.68%) Web Services
5 9 (23.68%) XSL
6 6 (15.79%) MFC
6 6 (15.79%) XML Messaging
7 5 (13.16%) .NET Framework
7 5 (13.16%) ADO.NET
7 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET
7 5 (13.16%) Entity Framework
7 5 (13.16%) Hibernate
7 5 (13.16%) JMS
7 5 (13.16%) LINQ
7 5 (13.16%) NHibernate
7 5 (13.16%) SOAP
7 5 (13.16%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Client/Server
1 6 (15.79%) Replication
2 4 (10.53%) Contactless
2 4 (10.53%) EMV
3 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.89%) Derivative
3 3 (7.89%) Equity Derivative
3 3 (7.89%) Exotic Derivative
3 3 (7.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (7.89%) Robotics
4 2 (5.26%) HoloLens
5 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.63%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.63%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.95%) Linux
2 10 (26.32%) Windows
3 3 (7.89%) Unix
4 1 (2.63%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (42.11%) MVC
2 16 (42.11%) TDD
3 15 (39.47%) Scrum
4 11 (28.95%) OO
5 9 (23.68%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (21.05%) Configuration Management
6 8 (21.05%) Unit Testing
6 8 (21.05%) Validation
6 8 (21.05%) Web Development
7 7 (18.42%) OOP
7 7 (18.42%) SDLC
8 6 (15.79%) BDD
8 6 (15.79%) Customer Requirements
8 6 (15.79%) Data Modelling
8 6 (15.79%) Data Transformation
8 6 (15.79%) SOLID
9 5 (13.16%) Dependency Injection
9 5 (13.16%) Refactoring
9 5 (13.16%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 22 (57.89%) C#
2 18 (47.37%) Java
3 15 (39.47%) SQL
4 12 (31.58%) C++
5 9 (23.68%) JavaScript
6 5 (13.16%) VBScript
7 4 (10.53%) XPath
8 3 (7.89%) C
8 3 (7.89%) Python
8 3 (7.89%) Shell Script
8 3 (7.89%) VBA
9 2 (5.26%) PL/SQL
9 2 (5.26%) Ruby
9 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
10 1 (2.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) Degree
2 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
2 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
3 3 (7.89%) CFA
3 3 (7.89%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (26.32%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.53%) Firmware
2 3 (7.89%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) HP Fortify
1 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.79%) Telerik
3 5 (13.16%) Oracle
4 4 (10.53%) Atlassian
5 3 (7.89%) Blue Prism
6 2 (5.26%) Coverity
6 2 (5.26%) Solace
6 2 (5.26%) Sybase
7 1 (2.63%) Twitter
7 1 (2.63%) Veracode
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