The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for Unit Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unit Testing
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 61 59
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2  
Permanent jobs citing Unit Testing 30 29 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 3.08% 2.88% 3.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.68% 3.46% 4.28%
Number of salaries quoted 26 23 47
Median salary £47,500 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.52% +16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £39,200 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £93,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Essex
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 816 837 1098
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 83.78% 83.04% 87.28%
Number of salaries quoted 664 668 861
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in Essex

Unit Testing
Salary Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Essex.

Salary trend for Unit Testing in Essex

Unit Testing
Salary Histogram in Essex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Essex over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Unit Testing in Essex

Unit Testing
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the Essex region over the 3 months to 22 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brentwood +10 14 £58,750 -2.08%
Chelmsford -15 3 £45,000 +5.26%
Leigh-on-Sea - 2 £35,000 -
Basildon -1 1 £45,000 -14.28%
Witham - 1 £45,000 -
Unit Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT 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 job ads across the Essex region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 46 (64.79%) SQL Server
2 41 (57.75%) .NET
3 40 (56.34%) C#
3 40 (56.34%) HTML
3 40 (56.34%) ASP.NET
4 39 (54.93%) CSS
4 39 (54.93%) JavaScript
4 39 (54.93%) Ajax
5 34 (47.89%) Wealth Management
5 34 (47.89%) Visual Studio
6 33 (46.48%) Workflow
6 33 (46.48%) Team Foundation Server
7 32 (45.07%) SQL Server 2008
7 32 (45.07%) SQL Server 2012
7 32 (45.07%) SDLC
7 32 (45.07%) QA
8 28 (39.44%) .NET Framework
8 28 (39.44%) Java
9 25 (35.21%) Finance
9 25 (35.21%) OOD
10 23 (32.39%) VB.NET
11 17 (23.94%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (22.54%) TDD
13 14 (19.72%) SQL
13 14 (19.72%) PHP
13 14 (19.72%) MVC
14 12 (16.90%) OO
15 10 (14.08%) JBoss
15 10 (14.08%) Spring
16 9 (12.68%) Software Engineering

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 10 (14.08%) JBoss
2 5 (7.04%) Apache
2 5 (7.04%) IIS
3 2 (2.82%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (64.79%) SQL Server
2 32 (45.07%) SQL Server 2008
2 32 (45.07%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (11.27%) MySQL
3 8 (11.27%) Relational Database
4 7 (9.86%) RDBMS
5 6 (8.45%) FileMaker
6 5 (7.04%) JasperReports
7 4 (5.63%) Geospatial Data
7 4 (5.63%) GIS
8 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 34 (47.89%) Visual Studio
2 33 (46.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (12.68%) JUnit
4 5 (7.04%) Ant
4 5 (7.04%) Maven
5 4 (5.63%) ClearQuest
5 4 (5.63%) CruiseControl
5 4 (5.63%) FishEye
5 4 (5.63%) Hudson
5 4 (5.63%) Jenkins
5 4 (5.63%) JIRA
5 4 (5.63%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.82%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.82%) gulp
6 2 (2.82%) PHPUnit
7 1 (1.41%) NetBeans
7 1 (1.41%) Subversion
General
1 25 (35.21%) Finance
2 6 (8.45%) Advertising
3 2 (2.82%) Automotive
4 1 (1.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 53 (74.65%) Developer
2 26 (36.62%) .NET Developer
3 22 (30.99%) VB.NET Developer
4 14 (19.72%) .NET Software Developer
4 14 (19.72%) Java Developer
4 14 (19.72%) Senior Developer
5 10 (14.08%) Technical Leader
6 9 (12.68%) Senior Java Developer
6 9 (12.68%) Software Developer
6 9 (12.68%) SQL Developer
7 8 (11.27%) SQL Server Developer
8 7 (9.86%) Java Engineer
8 7 (9.86%) Senior Java Engineer
9 6 (8.45%) Programmer
10 4 (5.63%) Java Software Engineer
10 4 (5.63%) Junior
10 4 (5.63%) Junior Developer
10 4 (5.63%) Junior Java Developer
10 4 (5.63%) Senior Software Engineer
10 4 (5.63%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (57.75%) .NET
2 40 (56.34%) ASP.NET
2 40 (56.34%) HTML
3 39 (54.93%) Ajax
3 39 (54.93%) CSS
4 28 (39.44%) .NET Framework
5 10 (14.08%) Spring
6 9 (12.68%) Hibernate
7 8 (11.27%) Java SE
8 7 (9.86%) HTML5
8 7 (9.86%) Java EE
8 7 (9.86%) JPA
8 7 (9.86%) JSON
8 7 (9.86%) Web Services
9 6 (8.45%) J2EE
10 5 (7.04%) AWT
10 5 (7.04%) GWT
10 5 (7.04%) JMS
10 5 (7.04%) Middleware
10 5 (7.04%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.27%) Fintech
2 6 (8.45%) Computer Science
3 5 (7.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.82%) EPoS
4 2 (2.82%) User Experience
5 1 (1.41%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.41%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.82%) Linux
2 1 (1.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (47.89%) Wealth Management
2 33 (46.48%) Workflow
3 32 (45.07%) SDLC
4 25 (35.21%) OOD
5 17 (23.94%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (22.54%) TDD
7 14 (19.72%) MVC
8 12 (16.90%) OO
9 9 (12.68%) Software Engineering
10 6 (8.45%) Refactoring
10 6 (8.45%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (8.45%) Web Development
11 5 (7.04%) Data Modelling
11 5 (7.04%) DevOps
11 5 (7.04%) System Testing
11 5 (7.04%) Usability Testing
12 4 (5.63%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (5.63%) E-Commerce
12 4 (5.63%) Issue Tracking
12 4 (5.63%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 40 (56.34%) C#
2 39 (54.93%) JavaScript
3 28 (39.44%) Java
4 23 (32.39%) VB.NET
5 14 (19.72%) PHP
5 14 (19.72%) SQL
6 4 (5.63%) C
7 3 (4.23%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.41%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (8.45%) Degree
2 4 (5.63%) SC Cleared
2 4 (5.63%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.23%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.41%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.41%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (45.07%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.82%) cPanel
Vendors
1 7 (9.86%) Google
2 5 (7.04%) Adobe
3 4 (5.63%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.82%) Facebook
4 2 (2.82%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle