Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unit Testing
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 132 125
Rank change year-on-year +19 -7 +8
Permanent jobs citing Unit Testing 4986 4856 5532
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.86% 2.54% 2.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.18% 2.85% 2.85%
Number of salaries quoted 4129 4264 4725
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +4.82% +3.75%

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 156707 170358 194395
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.94% 89.22% 88.60%
Number of salaries quoted 123341 141716 159769
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 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,354 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.01% - +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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +19 4698 £50,000 +4.44% 282
UK excluding London +14 2876 £45,000 +3.45% 182
London +28 2043 £60,000 - 116
South East +36 942 £45,000 -5.26% 50
North of England -54 528 £42,500 - 41
Midlands +25 472 £40,875 +2.19% 32
East of England -2 391 £47,500 - 25
South West +23 322 £41,500 +1.22% 18
North West -48 322 £42,500 -2.30% 21
West Midlands +45 279 £40,000 - 17
East Midlands +16 195 £42,500 +6.25% 15
Scotland -7 188 £42,500 -5.56% 13
Yorkshire -32 179 £42,500 +6.25% 14
North East +11 27 £42,500 +21.43% 6
Northern Ireland -6 22 £35,000 -1.41%
Wales +5 21 £20,000 -41.18% 3
Isle of Man - 1 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 2960 (59.37%) Agile Software Development
2 2425 (48.64%) JavaScript
3 2099 (42.10%) C#
4 1971 (39.53%) .NET
5 1845 (37.00%) SQL
6 1813 (36.36%) HTML
7 1698 (34.06%) Java
8 1622 (32.53%) MVC
9 1599 (32.07%) CSS
10 1535 (30.79%) TDD
11 1527 (30.63%) SQL Server
12 1194 (23.95%) Scrum
13 1190 (23.87%) ASP.NET
14 1174 (23.55%) AngularJS
15 1169 (23.45%) Software Engineering
16 1119 (22.44%) Finance
17 1060 (21.26%) Web Services
18 1058 (21.22%) Test Automation
19 1022 (20.50%) OO
20 975 (19.55%) jQuery
21 973 (19.51%) Git (software)
22 910 (18.25%) Continuous Integration
23 813 (16.31%) Degree
24 807 (16.19%) Microsoft
25 781 (15.66%) HTML5
26 746 (14.96%) RESTful
27 695 (13.94%) ASP.NET MVC
28 687 (13.78%) REST
29 686 (13.76%) BDD
30 679 (13.62%) Linux

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
1 281 (5.64%) Tomcat
2 227 (4.55%) CMS
3 183 (3.67%) JBoss
4 180 (3.61%) Apache
5 167 (3.35%) IIS
6 146 (2.93%) Elasticsearch
7 121 (2.43%) Umbraco
8 78 (1.56%) Apache Spark
9 66 (1.32%) Confluence
10 60 (1.20%) SharePoint
11 46 (0.92%) WebSphere
12 42 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 37 (0.74%) nginx
14 35 (0.70%) OpenStack
15 28 (0.56%) EPiServer
16 26 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
17 24 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
17 24 (0.48%) Documentum
17 24 (0.48%) Drupal
18 22 (0.44%) CoreMedia CMS
Applications
1 75 (1.50%) Microsoft Office
2 53 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (0.30%) Photoshop
4 14 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.12%) Simulink
6 5 (0.10%) EngageOne
7 4 (0.080%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.080%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.060%) SPSS
9 2 (0.040%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.040%) Doxygen
10 1 (0.020%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.020%) InVision
10 1 (0.020%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 27 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
3 11 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
4 9 (0.18%) SAP ERP
4 9 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
5 7 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
6 6 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
7 5 (0.10%) Magento
7 5 (0.10%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 5 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.080%) Exstream
8 4 (0.080%) Front Arena
8 4 (0.080%) PeopleSoft CRM
9 3 (0.060%) BusinessWorks
9 3 (0.060%) Kondor
9 3 (0.060%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 2 (0.040%) Payment Gateway
10 2 (0.040%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 426 (8.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 422 (8.46%) Amazon AWS
3 170 (3.41%) SaaS
4 93 (1.87%) npm
5 67 (1.34%) GitHub
6 63 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
7 44 (0.88%) Amazon S3
8 39 (0.78%) Serverless
9 33 (0.66%) Google Analytics
10 29 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
11 27 (0.54%) Google Play
12 25 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
13 21 (0.42%) Firebase
14 17 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 16 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
16 14 (0.28%) Heroku
17 13 (0.26%) Office 365
18 12 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
19 11 (0.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
20 10 (0.20%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 120 (2.41%) Internet
2 110 (2.21%) HTTP
3 78 (1.56%) TCP/IP
4 40 (0.80%) Intranet
5 27 (0.54%) Wireless
6 23 (0.46%) Firewall
7 20 (0.40%) DNS
8 16 (0.32%) SMPP
9 13 (0.26%) Ethernet
10 12 (0.24%) Bluetooth
11 11 (0.22%) Broadband
11 11 (0.22%) FTP
11 11 (0.22%) Kerberos
11 11 (0.22%) SSL
12 10 (0.20%) ATM
12 10 (0.20%) RS-232
13 8 (0.16%) SMS
13 8 (0.16%) WAN
13 8 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
14 6 (0.12%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1527 (30.63%) SQL Server
2 446 (8.95%) NoSQL
3 435 (8.72%) Relational Database
4 424 (8.50%) MySQL
5 246 (4.93%) MongoDB
6 193 (3.87%) Big Data
7 190 (3.81%) PostgreSQL
8 185 (3.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 174 (3.49%) SQL Server 2012
10 153 (3.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 150 (3.01%) Apache Cassandra
11 150 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
12 131 (2.63%) Hadoop
13 119 (2.39%) RDBMS
14 114 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
15 108 (2.17%) Redis
16 90 (1.81%) Oracle Database
17 73 (1.46%) SQL Server 2016
18 66 (1.32%) Neo4j
19 62 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 973 (19.51%) Git (software)
2 510 (10.23%) Visual Studio
3 505 (10.13%) Jenkins
4 500 (10.03%) JUnit
5 453 (9.09%) Subversion
6 443 (8.88%) JIRA
7 430 (8.62%) Team Foundation Server
8 404 (8.10%) Selenium
9 394 (7.90%) Maven
10 352 (7.06%) NUnit
11 260 (5.21%) TeamCity
12 176 (3.53%) Mockito
13 159 (3.19%) Cucumber
14 153 (3.07%) Jasmine
15 115 (2.31%) gulp
16 110 (2.21%) webpack
17 99 (1.99%) jMock
18 98 (1.97%) SpecFlow
19 97 (1.95%) Moq
19 97 (1.95%) WebDriver
General
1 1119 (22.44%) Finance
2 483 (9.69%) Banking
3 303 (6.08%) Investment Banking
4 233 (4.67%) Retail Banking
5 217 (4.35%) Marketing
6 182 (3.65%) Retail
7 163 (3.27%) Publishing
8 118 (2.37%) Games
9 76 (1.52%) Legal
10 67 (1.34%) Law
11 59 (1.18%) Electronics
11 59 (1.18%) Front Office
11 59 (1.18%) Manufacturing
12 57 (1.14%) Back Office
12 57 (1.14%) Telecoms
13 54 (1.08%) Advertising
14 52 (1.04%) Financial Institution
15 45 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
16 16 (0.32%) Military
17 11 (0.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3811 (76.43%) Developer
2 1116 (22.38%) .NET Developer
3 932 (18.69%) Senior Developer
4 882 (17.69%) C# Developer
5 869 (17.43%) Java Developer
6 613 (12.29%) C# .NET Developer
7 563 (11.29%) Software Developer
8 452 (9.07%) Software Engineer
9 373 (7.48%) ASP.NET Developer
10 336 (6.74%) JavaScript Developer
11 298 (5.98%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 293 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
13 243 (4.87%) SQL Developer
14 239 (4.79%) Full Stack Developer
14 239 (4.79%) Web Developer
15 233 (4.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 233 (4.67%) Senior .NET Developer
16 214 (4.29%) .NET Software Developer
17 213 (4.27%) C# Software Developer
18 210 (4.21%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1971 (39.53%) .NET
2 1813 (36.36%) HTML
3 1599 (32.07%) CSS
4 1190 (23.87%) ASP.NET
5 1174 (23.55%) AngularJS
6 1060 (21.26%) Web Services
7 975 (19.55%) jQuery
8 781 (15.66%) HTML5
9 746 (14.96%) RESTful
10 695 (13.94%) ASP.NET MVC
11 687 (13.78%) REST
12 671 (13.46%) Spring
13 628 (12.60%) .NET Framework
14 607 (12.17%) ASP.NET Web API
15 535 (10.73%) WCF
16 483 (9.69%) React
17 479 (9.61%) XML
18 476 (9.55%) CSS3
19 450 (9.03%) Node.js
20 420 (8.42%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 591 (11.85%) Computer Science
2 470 (9.43%) User Experience
3 341 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
4 321 (6.44%) Greenfield Project
5 284 (5.70%) Mobile App
6 172 (3.45%) Algorithms
7 164 (3.29%) Enterprise Software
8 136 (2.73%) Data Structures
9 111 (2.23%) Fintech
10 89 (1.78%) Linux Command Line
11 74 (1.48%) Equities
12 71 (1.42%) N-Tier
13 66 (1.32%) Client/Server
14 60 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 54 (1.08%) Hedge funds
16 45 (0.90%) Management Information System
17 36 (0.72%) Social Media
18 33 (0.66%) Virtual Team
19 29 (0.58%) iPad
20 28 (0.56%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 679 (13.62%) Linux
2 552 (11.07%) Windows
3 320 (6.42%) Unix
4 316 (6.34%) Android
5 290 (5.82%) Apple iOS
6 37 (0.74%) Windows Server
7 35 (0.70%) Debian
8 22 (0.44%) Mac OS X
9 19 (0.38%) Ubuntu
10 13 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (0.24%) Mac OS
12 11 (0.22%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 11 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (0.18%) FreeBSD
13 9 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
14 8 (0.16%) Solaris
15 7 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
15 7 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (0.10%) AIX
16 5 (0.10%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2960 (59.37%) Agile Software Development
2 1622 (32.53%) MVC
3 1535 (30.79%) TDD
4 1194 (23.95%) Scrum
5 1169 (23.45%) Software Engineering
6 1058 (21.22%) Test Automation
7 1022 (20.50%) OO
8 910 (18.25%) Continuous Integration
9 686 (13.76%) BDD
10 678 (13.60%) Web Development
11 524 (10.51%) SDLC
12 421 (8.44%) Front End Development
13 416 (8.34%) OOP
14 360 (7.22%) Mentoring
15 338 (6.78%) DevOps
16 333 (6.68%) Multithreading
17 324 (6.50%) E-Commerce
18 313 (6.28%) Kanban
19 312 (6.26%) Analytics
20 290 (5.82%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 2425 (48.64%) JavaScript
2 2099 (42.10%) C#
3 1845 (37.00%) SQL
4 1698 (34.06%) Java
5 528 (10.59%) Python
6 434 (8.70%) C++
7 411 (8.24%) T-SQL
8 299 (6.00%) PHP
9 262 (5.25%) VB.NET
10 230 (4.61%) C
11 226 (4.53%) PL/SQL
12 183 (3.67%) ES6
13 172 (3.45%) Bash Shell
14 170 (3.41%) Scala
15 162 (3.25%) TypeScript
16 141 (2.83%) Objective-C
17 133 (2.67%) Shell Script
18 117 (2.35%) Ruby
19 115 (2.31%) Groovy
20 110 (2.21%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 813 (16.31%) Degree
2 268 (5.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 104 (2.09%) Security Cleared
4 62 (1.24%) ISTQB
5 51 (1.02%) ISEB
6 41 (0.82%) SC Cleared
7 32 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
8 25 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
9 23 (0.46%) PhD
9 23 (0.46%) Sun Certification
10 11 (0.22%) Master's Degree
11 8 (0.16%) HND
11 8 (0.16%) MCP
11 8 (0.16%) Postgraduate
12 7 (0.14%) DBS Check
13 6 (0.12%) AWS Certification
13 6 (0.12%) PMI Certification
14 5 (0.10%) DV Cleared
14 5 (0.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 4 (0.080%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 551 (11.05%) QA
2 38 (0.76%) SLA
3 24 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
4 21 (0.42%) WCAG
5 16 (0.32%) MiFID
6 14 (0.28%) ISO 20022
7 11 (0.22%) ISO 9001
7 11 (0.22%) PMO
8 9 (0.18%) Data Quality
9 8 (0.16%) IEC 62304
9 8 (0.16%) MISRA
10 7 (0.14%) ISO 15022
10 7 (0.14%) MISRA C
11 6 (0.12%) GAMP
11 6 (0.12%) PCI DSS
12 5 (0.10%) EMIR
12 5 (0.10%) IEC 61508
13 4 (0.080%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 3 (0.060%) ISO 13485
14 3 (0.060%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 257 (5.15%) Docker
2 27 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (0.42%) Active Directory
4 12 (0.24%) Firmware
5 7 (0.14%) HDFS
6 5 (0.10%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.10%) KVM
6 5 (0.10%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 4 (0.080%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.080%) Xen
8 3 (0.060%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.040%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.040%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.040%) Samba
10 1 (0.020%) GFS2
10 1 (0.020%) NFS
10 1 (0.020%) Varnish
10 1 (0.020%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.020%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 133 (2.67%) Puppet
2 93 (1.87%) Ansible
3 82 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
4 61 (1.22%) Terraform
5 53 (1.06%) Packer
6 49 (0.98%) Kibana
7 39 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
8 36 (0.72%) logstash
9 34 (0.68%) Kubernetes
10 15 (0.30%) Grafana
10 15 (0.30%) StatsD
11 9 (0.18%) HockeyApp
12 8 (0.16%) Oozie
13 4 (0.080%) Dollar Universe
14 3 (0.060%) Capistrano
14 3 (0.060%) CloudForms
14 3 (0.060%) Control-M
14 3 (0.060%) Nagios
14 3 (0.060%) Salt
14 3 (0.060%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 807 (16.19%) Microsoft
2 567 (11.37%) Oracle
3 153 (3.07%) Google
4 94 (1.89%) Zend
5 91 (1.83%) IBM
6 89 (1.78%) Xamarin
7 86 (1.72%) Sybase
8 72 (1.44%) SAP
9 67 (1.34%) Tableau
10 61 (1.22%) TIBCO
11 60 (1.20%) Perforce
12 51 (1.02%) CA Agile Central
13 38 (0.76%) HP
14 35 (0.70%) Apple
15 34 (0.68%) Adobe
16 33 (0.66%) Sitecore
17 31 (0.62%) Facebook
17 31 (0.62%) VMware
18 24 (0.48%) EMC
18 24 (0.48%) Sony