Period
to 17 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 6 months to 17 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unit Testing
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 130 118
Rank change year-on-year +21 -12 +3
Permanent jobs citing Unit Testing 5089 5069 5609
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.89% 2.56% 2.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.22% 2.88% 2.93%
Number of salaries quoted 4235 4416 4740
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,875 £31,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -4.44% +5.88% +6.25%

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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 158287 176312 191402
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.91% 89.06% 88.10%
Number of salaries quoted 125770 147022 156153
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,723 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Unit Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in the UK

Unit Testing
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Unit Testing in the UK

Unit Testing
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing over the 6 months to 17 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Unit Testing in the UK

Unit Testing
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the UK over the 6 months to 17 August 2017. 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +24 4760 £47,500 -5.00% 292
UK excluding London +17 2972 £43,000 -4.44% 197
London +23 2043 £60,000 - 105
South East +39 906 £44,000 -2.22% 53
North of England -29 638 £42,500 - 49
Midlands +5 453 £40,250 -5.29% 32
North West -15 407 £42,500 -5.56% 22
East of England +9 365 £47,500 - 24
South West +32 353 £40,000 - 26
West Midlands +25 281 £40,000 -9.60% 18
Yorkshire -48 199 £42,500 +6.25% 25
Scotland -13 191 £42,500 -5.56% 9
East Midlands +6 174 £42,500 +0.59% 14
Wales +50 61 £45,269 +16.75% 3
North East +21 32 £42,750 +22.14% 2
Northern Ireland -9 13 £40,000 +12.68%

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 3050 (59.93%) Agile Software Development
2 2466 (48.46%) JavaScript
3 2184 (42.92%) C#
4 2070 (40.68%) .NET
5 1888 (37.10%) SQL
6 1874 (36.82%) HTML
7 1767 (34.72%) Java
8 1721 (33.82%) MVC
9 1678 (32.97%) TDD
9 1678 (32.97%) CSS
10 1559 (30.63%) SQL Server
11 1305 (25.64%) Scrum
12 1296 (25.47%) ASP.NET
13 1211 (23.80%) AngularJS
14 1142 (22.44%) Software Engineering
15 1140 (22.40%) Finance
16 1138 (22.36%) Web Services
17 1099 (21.60%) Test Automation
18 1034 (20.32%) Git (software)
19 1032 (20.28%) OO
20 995 (19.55%) Continuous Integration
21 943 (18.53%) jQuery
22 859 (16.88%) HTML5
23 784 (15.41%) ASP.NET MVC
24 769 (15.11%) Degree
25 760 (14.93%) Microsoft
26 754 (14.82%) .NET Framework
27 734 (14.42%) REST
28 732 (14.38%) Spring
29 731 (14.36%) RESTful

Unit Testing
Co-occurring 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
1 329 (6.46%) Tomcat
2 223 (4.38%) CMS
3 213 (4.19%) IIS
4 186 (3.65%) JBoss
5 172 (3.38%) Apache
6 145 (2.85%) Elasticsearch
7 91 (1.79%) Umbraco
8 87 (1.71%) WebSphere
9 72 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 66 (1.30%) Confluence
11 65 (1.28%) Apache Spark
12 48 (0.94%) SharePoint
13 47 (0.92%) nginx
14 31 (0.61%) NServiceBus
15 30 (0.59%) EPiServer
16 26 (0.51%) OpenStack
16 26 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
17 25 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
18 24 (0.47%) Documentum
18 24 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 48 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 47 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (0.37%) Photoshop
4 12 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
5 10 (0.20%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.18%) HipChat
7 8 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (0.079%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.059%) SPSS
10 1 (0.020%) Doxygen
10 1 (0.020%) EngageOne
10 1 (0.020%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.020%) InVision
10 1 (0.020%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 1 (0.020%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 20 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
2 14 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.24%) Magento
4 9 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
4 9 (0.18%) SAP ERP
5 8 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
6 6 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
7 5 (0.098%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.079%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.079%) Payment Gateway
8 4 (0.079%) PeopleSoft CRM
9 3 (0.059%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.059%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.059%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 3 (0.059%) Shopify
9 3 (0.059%) Siebel CRM
10 2 (0.039%) BusinessWorks
10 2 (0.039%) Oracle CRM
10 2 (0.039%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.039%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 435 (8.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 395 (7.76%) Amazon AWS
3 195 (3.83%) SaaS
4 94 (1.85%) GitHub
5 71 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
6 39 (0.77%) Amazon S3
7 28 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
8 26 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
9 25 (0.49%) Google Analytics
9 25 (0.49%) Google Play
10 14 (0.28%) Firebase
10 14 (0.28%) Office 365
10 14 (0.28%) OpenShift
11 13 (0.26%) TestFlight
12 12 (0.24%) PaaS
13 11 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 11 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
14 9 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
14 9 (0.18%) Heroku
15 8 (0.16%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 123 (2.42%) HTTP
2 91 (1.79%) TCP/IP
3 87 (1.71%) Internet
4 42 (0.83%) Intranet
5 24 (0.47%) Wireless
6 19 (0.37%) Ethernet
7 18 (0.35%) RS-232
8 14 (0.28%) Kerberos
9 13 (0.26%) FTP
10 12 (0.24%) SMPP
11 11 (0.22%) Bluetooth
12 10 (0.20%) SSL
13 8 (0.16%) ATM
13 8 (0.16%) DNS
13 8 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (0.14%) Broadband
14 7 (0.14%) Firewall
15 6 (0.12%) LAN
15 6 (0.12%) SMS
15 6 (0.12%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1559 (30.63%) SQL Server
2 475 (9.33%) Relational Database
3 450 (8.84%) MySQL
4 432 (8.49%) NoSQL
5 272 (5.34%) MongoDB
6 244 (4.79%) SQL Server 2012
7 206 (4.05%) Big Data
7 206 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
8 165 (3.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 163 (3.20%) Apache Cassandra
10 137 (2.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 133 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
12 127 (2.50%) RDBMS
13 119 (2.34%) Hadoop
14 117 (2.30%) Redis
15 111 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
16 72 (1.41%) Oracle Database
17 65 (1.28%) Neo4j
18 62 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 55 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1034 (20.32%) Git (software)
2 598 (11.75%) Visual Studio
3 515 (10.12%) JUnit
4 506 (9.94%) Jenkins
5 500 (9.83%) Subversion
6 465 (9.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 452 (8.88%) Selenium
8 442 (8.69%) Maven
9 418 (8.21%) JIRA
10 387 (7.60%) NUnit
11 243 (4.78%) TeamCity
12 191 (3.75%) Mockito
13 190 (3.73%) Jasmine
14 168 (3.30%) Cucumber
15 148 (2.91%) gulp
16 125 (2.46%) Grunt
16 125 (2.46%) SpecFlow
17 122 (2.40%) Moq
18 111 (2.18%) SoapUI
19 110 (2.16%) WebDriver
General
1 1140 (22.40%) Finance
2 498 (9.79%) Banking
3 370 (7.27%) Retail
4 309 (6.07%) Investment Banking
5 213 (4.19%) Retail Banking
6 211 (4.15%) Marketing
7 151 (2.97%) Publishing
8 91 (1.79%) Games
9 79 (1.55%) Law
10 70 (1.38%) Telecoms
11 66 (1.30%) Legal
12 64 (1.26%) Advertising
13 60 (1.18%) Electronics
14 58 (1.14%) Manufacturing
15 56 (1.10%) Back Office
16 46 (0.90%) Front Office
17 45 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
18 38 (0.75%) Financial Institution
19 15 (0.29%) Billing
20 13 (0.26%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 3848 (75.61%) Developer
2 1167 (22.93%) .NET Developer
3 939 (18.45%) Senior Developer
4 924 (18.16%) Java Developer
5 869 (17.08%) C# Developer
6 613 (12.05%) C# .NET Developer
7 525 (10.32%) Software Developer
8 450 (8.84%) Software Engineer
9 368 (7.23%) ASP.NET Developer
10 361 (7.09%) JavaScript Developer
11 307 (6.03%) Senior Java Developer
12 275 (5.40%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 257 (5.05%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 254 (4.99%) SQL Developer
15 243 (4.78%) Senior .NET Developer
16 223 (4.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 222 (4.36%) .NET Software Developer
18 215 (4.22%) Lead Developer
19 214 (4.21%) Web Developer
20 194 (3.81%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2070 (40.68%) .NET
2 1874 (36.82%) HTML
3 1678 (32.97%) CSS
4 1296 (25.47%) ASP.NET
5 1211 (23.80%) AngularJS
6 1138 (22.36%) Web Services
7 943 (18.53%) jQuery
8 859 (16.88%) HTML5
9 784 (15.41%) ASP.NET MVC
10 754 (14.82%) .NET Framework
11 734 (14.42%) REST
12 732 (14.38%) Spring
13 731 (14.36%) RESTful
14 678 (13.32%) ASP.NET Web API
15 505 (9.92%) CSS3
16 504 (9.90%) WCF
17 503 (9.88%) XML
18 479 (9.41%) Hibernate
19 477 (9.37%) Node.js
20 471 (9.26%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 554 (10.89%) Computer Science
2 483 (9.49%) User Experience
3 367 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
4 340 (6.68%) Greenfield Project
5 312 (6.13%) Mobile App
6 154 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
7 148 (2.91%) Algorithms
8 147 (2.89%) Data Structures
9 107 (2.10%) Fintech
10 99 (1.95%) Linux Command Line
11 83 (1.63%) Client/Server
12 63 (1.24%) Equities
13 60 (1.18%) iPad
14 59 (1.16%) N-Tier
15 58 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 50 (0.98%) Virtual Team
17 41 (0.81%) Hedge funds
18 38 (0.75%) AS400
18 38 (0.75%) iSeries
18 38 (0.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 671 (13.19%) Linux
2 547 (10.75%) Windows
3 336 (6.60%) Android
4 320 (6.29%) Apple iOS
5 314 (6.17%) Unix
6 44 (0.86%) Windows Server
7 28 (0.55%) Debian
8 24 (0.47%) Ubuntu
9 21 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 20 (0.39%) Mac OS
11 19 (0.37%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 18 (0.35%) Mac OS X
13 11 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
14 10 (0.20%) FreeBSD
15 9 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
16 7 (0.14%) CentOS
16 7 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
17 6 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
18 5 (0.098%) Solaris
19 4 (0.079%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3050 (59.93%) Agile Software Development
2 1721 (33.82%) MVC
3 1678 (32.97%) TDD
4 1305 (25.64%) Scrum
5 1142 (22.44%) Software Engineering
6 1099 (21.60%) Test Automation
7 1032 (20.28%) OO
8 995 (19.55%) Continuous Integration
9 720 (14.15%) BDD
10 682 (13.40%) Web Development
11 505 (9.92%) SDLC
12 411 (8.08%) Front End Development
13 397 (7.80%) OOP
14 378 (7.43%) Multithreading
15 359 (7.05%) E-Commerce
16 334 (6.56%) Analytics
17 331 (6.50%) Kanban
18 330 (6.48%) DevOps
19 312 (6.13%) Mentoring
20 299 (5.88%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 2466 (48.46%) JavaScript
2 2184 (42.92%) C#
3 1888 (37.10%) SQL
4 1767 (34.72%) Java
5 476 (9.35%) Python
6 414 (8.14%) C++
7 383 (7.53%) T-SQL
8 349 (6.86%) PHP
9 283 (5.56%) VB.NET
10 221 (4.34%) C
11 213 (4.19%) PL/SQL
12 205 (4.03%) ES6
13 176 (3.46%) TypeScript
14 153 (3.01%) Objective-C
15 142 (2.79%) Ruby
15 142 (2.79%) Scala
16 141 (2.77%) Bash Shell
17 129 (2.53%) Shell Script
18 116 (2.28%) Groovy
19 108 (2.12%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 769 (15.11%) Degree
2 243 (4.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 117 (2.30%) Security Cleared
4 85 (1.67%) ISTQB
5 57 (1.12%) ISEB
6 48 (0.94%) SC Cleared
7 29 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 22 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
8 22 (0.43%) PhD
9 10 (0.20%) Master's Degree
10 8 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (0.14%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (0.14%) DBS Check
11 7 (0.14%) MCP
11 7 (0.14%) Sun Certification
12 6 (0.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 6 (0.12%) Postgraduate
13 5 (0.098%) AWS Certification
13 5 (0.098%) HND
14 4 (0.079%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 523 (10.28%) QA
2 42 (0.83%) SLA
3 36 (0.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 36 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
5 21 (0.41%) WCAG
6 16 (0.31%) ISO 9001
7 14 (0.28%) ISO 20022
8 10 (0.20%) MiFID
9 9 (0.18%) PCI DSS
10 7 (0.14%) Data Quality
10 7 (0.14%) ISO 15022
10 7 (0.14%) PMO
11 5 (0.098%) ISO 14001
11 5 (0.098%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.059%) GAMP
13 2 (0.039%) IEC 62304
13 2 (0.039%) ISO 13485
13 2 (0.039%) MISRA
13 2 (0.039%) WAI
System Software
1 217 (4.26%) Docker
2 27 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (0.35%) Active Directory
4 14 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 8 (0.16%) HDFS
6 7 (0.14%) Firmware
7 6 (0.12%) KVM
7 6 (0.12%) Xen
8 5 (0.098%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.098%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.059%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 3 (0.059%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.020%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.020%) GFS2
10 1 (0.020%) NFS
10 1 (0.020%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 106 (2.08%) Puppet
2 71 (1.40%) Ansible
3 59 (1.16%) Terraform
4 54 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
4 54 (1.06%) Packer
5 47 (0.92%) Kibana
6 39 (0.77%) logstash
7 36 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
8 30 (0.59%) Kubernetes
9 14 (0.28%) StatsD
10 12 (0.24%) Grafana
11 9 (0.18%) Control-M
11 9 (0.18%) HockeyApp
12 7 (0.14%) Oozie
13 5 (0.098%) Nagios
14 4 (0.079%) SCCM
15 3 (0.059%) CloudForms
15 3 (0.059%) Salt
16 2 (0.039%) cPanel
16 2 (0.039%) Graphite
Vendors
1 760 (14.93%) Microsoft
2 528 (10.38%) Oracle
3 139 (2.73%) Xamarin
4 134 (2.63%) Google
5 114 (2.24%) Zend
6 113 (2.22%) IBM
7 88 (1.73%) Sybase
8 80 (1.57%) SAP
9 64 (1.26%) Perforce
10 63 (1.24%) Tableau
11 62 (1.22%) TIBCO
12 53 (1.04%) CA Agile Central
13 47 (0.92%) Adobe
14 36 (0.71%) Jaspersoft
15 35 (0.69%) HP
15 35 (0.69%) VMware
16 34 (0.67%) Apple
17 32 (0.63%) Facebook
17 32 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
17 32 (0.63%) Sitecore