Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unit Testing
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 131 125
Rank change year-on-year +18 -6 +18
Permanent jobs citing Unit Testing 5097 4787 5553
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.83% 2.52% 2.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.15% 2.82% 2.87%
Number of salaries quoted 4253 4278 4785
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Unit Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 161952 169683 193148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.90% 89.39% 88.81%
Number of salaries quoted 127936 140934 159138
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £79,350 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

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 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Unit Testing in the UK

Unit Testing
Top 17 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 23 November 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 +22 4809 £50,000 +5.26% 378
UK excluding London +14 2998 £45,000 +5.88% 234
London +27 2021 £60,000 - 156
South East +33 1028 £45,000 -5.26% 53
North of England -49 514 £42,500 - 82
Midlands +31 506 £40,500 +1.25% 42
East of England +8 425 £50,000 +5.26% 18
South West +17 313 £42,500 +3.66% 27
North West -68 289 £45,000 +5.88% 48
West Midlands +53 273 £40,000 +6.67% 20
East Midlands +23 233 £42,500 +10.39% 21
Yorkshire -14 199 £41,750 +4.38% 28
Scotland +5 176 £45,000 - 8
North East +2 26 £32,000 -8.57% 6
Wales -19 22 £22,500 -32.17% 4
Northern Ireland -3 21 £35,000 +12.90%
Isle of Man - 1 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 3052 (59.88%) Agile Software Development
2 2496 (48.97%) JavaScript
3 2172 (42.61%) C#
4 2007 (39.38%) .NET
5 1864 (36.57%) HTML
6 1852 (36.34%) SQL
7 1677 (32.90%) MVC
8 1653 (32.43%) Java
9 1624 (31.86%) CSS
10 1541 (30.23%) TDD
11 1505 (29.53%) SQL Server
12 1225 (24.03%) ASP.NET
13 1221 (23.96%) Scrum
14 1195 (23.45%) AngularJS
15 1191 (23.37%) Software Engineering
16 1106 (21.70%) Finance
17 1046 (20.52%) Test Automation
18 1041 (20.42%) Web Services
19 1006 (19.74%) jQuery
20 998 (19.58%) Git (software)
21 957 (18.78%) OO
22 884 (17.34%) Continuous Integration
23 838 (16.44%) Degree
24 818 (16.05%) Microsoft
25 794 (15.58%) RESTful
26 783 (15.36%) HTML5
27 709 (13.91%) ASP.NET MVC
28 700 (13.73%) Web Development
29 669 (13.13%) Spring
30 655 (12.85%) BDD

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
1 268 (5.26%) Tomcat
2 236 (4.63%) CMS
3 173 (3.39%) Apache
4 170 (3.34%) JBoss
5 167 (3.28%) IIS
6 164 (3.22%) Elasticsearch
7 110 (2.16%) Umbraco
8 91 (1.79%) Apache Spark
9 67 (1.31%) SharePoint
10 58 (1.14%) Confluence
11 49 (0.96%) WebSphere
12 38 (0.75%) OpenStack
13 37 (0.73%) Drupal
14 35 (0.69%) nginx
15 33 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 31 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
17 25 (0.49%) WebLogic
18 24 (0.47%) Apache Solr
19 23 (0.45%) Jetty
20 22 (0.43%) CoreMedia CMS
Applications
1 83 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
2 75 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (0.39%) Photoshop
4 14 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (0.20%) Simulink
6 6 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.12%) Chatbot
6 6 (0.12%) Doxygen
7 5 (0.098%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.098%) EngageOne
8 3 (0.059%) SPSS
9 2 (0.039%) XMetaL
10 1 (0.020%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.020%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 40 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
4 10 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
5 9 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
5 9 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 9 (0.18%) SAP ERP
5 9 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
6 8 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.098%) Magento
7 5 (0.098%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 5 (0.098%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 5 (0.098%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.078%) Exstream
8 4 (0.078%) Front Arena
9 3 (0.059%) BusinessWorks
9 3 (0.059%) Kondor
9 3 (0.059%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.059%) PeopleSoft CRM
10 2 (0.039%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 475 (9.32%) Amazon AWS
2 449 (8.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 160 (3.14%) SaaS
4 94 (1.84%) GitHub
5 89 (1.75%) npm
6 62 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
7 57 (1.12%) Amazon S3
8 51 (1.00%) Serverless
9 37 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
10 32 (0.63%) Google Analytics
11 31 (0.61%) Google Play
12 26 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
13 23 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
13 23 (0.45%) Heroku
14 22 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 22 (0.43%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 21 (0.41%) Firebase
16 19 (0.37%) AWS Lambda
17 18 (0.35%) Office 365
18 15 (0.29%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 121 (2.37%) Internet
2 86 (1.69%) HTTP
3 58 (1.14%) TCP/IP
4 45 (0.88%) Intranet
5 30 (0.59%) Firewall
6 28 (0.55%) Wireless
7 23 (0.45%) DNS
8 16 (0.31%) Broadband
9 15 (0.29%) SMPP
10 14 (0.27%) FTP
11 13 (0.26%) SSL
12 10 (0.20%) ATM
12 10 (0.20%) Kerberos
13 9 (0.18%) Skype
14 8 (0.16%) Bluetooth
14 8 (0.16%) Ethernet
14 8 (0.16%) SMS
14 8 (0.16%) WAN
15 6 (0.12%) Extranet
15 6 (0.12%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1505 (29.53%) SQL Server
2 462 (9.06%) NoSQL
3 423 (8.30%) MySQL
4 395 (7.75%) Relational Database
5 215 (4.22%) MongoDB
6 195 (3.83%) Big Data
7 191 (3.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 185 (3.63%) PostgreSQL
9 169 (3.32%) Data Warehouse
10 160 (3.14%) SQL Server 2012
11 154 (3.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 135 (2.65%) Hadoop
13 132 (2.59%) Apache Cassandra
14 124 (2.43%) RDBMS
15 113 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
16 100 (1.96%) Redis
17 98 (1.92%) Oracle Database
18 91 (1.79%) SQL Server 2016
19 66 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 61 (1.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 998 (19.58%) Git (software)
2 524 (10.28%) Jenkins
3 510 (10.01%) Visual Studio
4 481 (9.44%) JUnit
5 435 (8.53%) Team Foundation Server
6 434 (8.51%) Subversion
7 418 (8.20%) JIRA
8 407 (7.99%) Selenium
9 374 (7.34%) Maven
10 314 (6.16%) NUnit
11 265 (5.20%) TeamCity
12 185 (3.63%) Mockito
13 164 (3.22%) Cucumber
14 150 (2.94%) Jasmine
15 138 (2.71%) webpack
16 137 (2.69%) gulp
17 102 (2.00%) Grunt
18 101 (1.98%) Moq
19 94 (1.84%) WebDriver
20 90 (1.77%) SoapUI
General
1 1106 (21.70%) Finance
2 411 (8.06%) Banking
3 236 (4.63%) Investment Banking
4 215 (4.22%) Retail
5 211 (4.14%) Marketing
6 189 (3.71%) Retail Banking
7 160 (3.14%) Publishing
8 134 (2.63%) Games
9 68 (1.33%) Telecoms
10 66 (1.29%) Legal
11 65 (1.28%) Law
12 63 (1.24%) Electronics
13 61 (1.20%) Advertising
14 58 (1.14%) Manufacturing
15 55 (1.08%) Back Office
16 53 (1.04%) Financial Institution
16 53 (1.04%) Front Office
17 41 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
18 22 (0.43%) Automotive
19 20 (0.39%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3899 (76.50%) Developer
2 1124 (22.05%) .NET Developer
3 953 (18.70%) Senior Developer
4 893 (17.52%) C# Developer
5 822 (16.13%) Java Developer
6 605 (11.87%) C# .NET Developer
7 584 (11.46%) Software Developer
8 459 (9.01%) Software Engineer
9 382 (7.49%) ASP.NET Developer
10 341 (6.69%) JavaScript Developer
11 307 (6.02%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 284 (5.57%) Senior Java Developer
13 259 (5.08%) SQL Developer
13 259 (5.08%) Web Developer
14 248 (4.87%) Senior .NET Developer
15 244 (4.79%) Full Stack Developer
16 240 (4.71%) C# Software Developer
17 233 (4.57%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
18 224 (4.39%) Lead Developer
19 220 (4.32%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2007 (39.38%) .NET
2 1864 (36.57%) HTML
3 1624 (31.86%) CSS
4 1225 (24.03%) ASP.NET
5 1195 (23.45%) AngularJS
6 1041 (20.42%) Web Services
7 1006 (19.74%) jQuery
8 794 (15.58%) RESTful
9 783 (15.36%) HTML5
10 709 (13.91%) ASP.NET MVC
11 669 (13.13%) Spring
12 655 (12.85%) REST
13 629 (12.34%) .NET Framework
14 614 (12.05%) ASP.NET Web API
15 523 (10.26%) React
16 489 (9.59%) WCF
17 469 (9.20%) CSS3
18 446 (8.75%) XML
19 430 (8.44%) Node.js
20 407 (7.99%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 601 (11.79%) Computer Science
2 464 (9.10%) User Experience
3 334 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
4 301 (5.91%) Greenfield Project
5 267 (5.24%) Mobile App
6 179 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
7 156 (3.06%) Algorithms
8 118 (2.32%) Fintech
9 110 (2.16%) Data Structures
10 81 (1.59%) N-Tier
11 72 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
12 69 (1.35%) Equities
13 66 (1.29%) Client/Server
14 55 (1.08%) Management Information System
15 52 (1.02%) Hedge funds
16 42 (0.82%) BBC
17 40 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 39 (0.77%) Social Media
19 33 (0.65%) iPad
20 28 (0.55%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 640 (12.56%) Linux
2 556 (10.91%) Windows
3 309 (6.06%) Unix
4 277 (5.43%) Android
5 259 (5.08%) Apple iOS
6 42 (0.82%) Windows Server
7 37 (0.73%) Debian
8 20 (0.39%) Mac OS X
9 18 (0.35%) Ubuntu
10 14 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (0.22%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 11 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (0.18%) CentOS
12 9 (0.18%) Mac OS
13 8 (0.16%) Solaris
14 7 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
15 6 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
16 5 (0.098%) AIX
16 5 (0.098%) HPUX
16 5 (0.098%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3052 (59.88%) Agile Software Development
2 1677 (32.90%) MVC
3 1541 (30.23%) TDD
4 1221 (23.96%) Scrum
5 1191 (23.37%) Software Engineering
6 1046 (20.52%) Test Automation
7 957 (18.78%) OO
8 884 (17.34%) Continuous Integration
9 700 (13.73%) Web Development
10 655 (12.85%) BDD
11 579 (11.36%) SDLC
12 455 (8.93%) OOP
13 446 (8.75%) Front End Development
14 376 (7.38%) Mentoring
15 364 (7.14%) DevOps
16 349 (6.85%) Microservices
17 334 (6.55%) E-Commerce
18 314 (6.16%) Multithreading
19 294 (5.77%) Analytics
20 287 (5.63%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 2496 (48.97%) JavaScript
2 2172 (42.61%) C#
3 1852 (36.34%) SQL
4 1653 (32.43%) Java
5 523 (10.26%) Python
6 442 (8.67%) T-SQL
7 431 (8.46%) C++
8 337 (6.61%) PHP
9 232 (4.55%) VB.NET
10 219 (4.30%) C
11 211 (4.14%) PL/SQL
12 204 (4.00%) Scala
13 180 (3.53%) Bash Shell
14 170 (3.34%) ES6
15 164 (3.22%) TypeScript
16 132 (2.59%) Ruby
17 126 (2.47%) Objective-C
18 122 (2.39%) Shell Script
19 105 (2.06%) Apple Swift
20 102 (2.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 838 (16.44%) Degree
2 279 (5.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 103 (2.02%) Security Cleared
4 61 (1.20%) ISTQB
5 55 (1.08%) ISEB
6 43 (0.84%) SC Cleared
7 35 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 26 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
9 24 (0.47%) Sun Certification
10 19 (0.37%) PhD
11 12 (0.24%) Master's Degree
12 11 (0.22%) HND
13 9 (0.18%) DBS Check
13 9 (0.18%) Postgraduate
14 8 (0.16%) AWS Certification
14 8 (0.16%) PMI Certification
15 7 (0.14%) MCP
16 6 (0.12%) DV Cleared
16 6 (0.12%) HNC
17 5 (0.098%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 601 (11.79%) QA
2 34 (0.67%) SLA
3 21 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
4 19 (0.37%) WCAG
5 13 (0.26%) IEC 62304
6 12 (0.24%) MISRA
7 11 (0.22%) ISO 9001
7 11 (0.22%) MISRA C
7 11 (0.22%) PMO
8 9 (0.18%) MiFID
9 8 (0.16%) EMIR
9 8 (0.16%) IEC 61508
10 7 (0.14%) Data Quality
10 7 (0.14%) ISO 13485
11 6 (0.12%) GAMP
11 6 (0.12%) PCI DSS
12 5 (0.098%) ISO 20022
12 5 (0.098%) Web Application Security Consortium
13 4 (0.078%) ECSS
13 4 (0.078%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 285 (5.59%) Docker
2 31 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (0.37%) Active Directory
4 18 (0.35%) Firmware
5 11 (0.22%) HDFS
6 5 (0.098%) Apache Flume
6 5 (0.098%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 5 (0.098%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.098%) KVM
6 5 (0.098%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 4 (0.078%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.078%) Xen
8 2 (0.039%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.039%) Samba
9 1 (0.020%) GFS2
9 1 (0.020%) NFS
9 1 (0.020%) Varnish
9 1 (0.020%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.020%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 139 (2.73%) Puppet
2 93 (1.82%) Ansible
3 89 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
4 75 (1.47%) Terraform
5 55 (1.08%) Packer
6 52 (1.02%) Kibana
7 39 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
8 38 (0.75%) logstash
9 29 (0.57%) Kubernetes
10 16 (0.31%) Grafana
10 16 (0.31%) StatsD
11 8 (0.16%) Oozie
12 7 (0.14%) HockeyApp
13 6 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
13 6 (0.12%) Marathon
14 4 (0.078%) Dollar Universe
15 3 (0.059%) Capistrano
15 3 (0.059%) CloudForms
15 3 (0.059%) Nagios
15 3 (0.059%) Rancher
Vendors
1 818 (16.05%) Microsoft
2 536 (10.52%) Oracle
3 185 (3.63%) Google
4 96 (1.88%) IBM
5 82 (1.61%) Zend
6 79 (1.55%) Xamarin
7 73 (1.43%) SAP
8 70 (1.37%) Sybase
9 64 (1.26%) Tableau
10 55 (1.08%) TIBCO
11 51 (1.00%) Perforce
12 43 (0.84%) CA Agile Central
13 42 (0.82%) Apple
14 41 (0.80%) HP
14 41 (0.80%) Twitter
15 35 (0.69%) Sitecore
16 34 (0.67%) VMware
17 33 (0.65%) Adobe
18 29 (0.57%) Sony
19 28 (0.55%) Facebook