The table below looks at the statistics for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 37 28 33
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +5
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 4 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.41% 2.16% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 3.52% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
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£338 £213 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.82% -46.87%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +10.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Unit Testing
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
207 142 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 73.14% 61.47% 54.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 86 91
Average daily rate £400 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 12
Average hourly rate £40.00 £16.25 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+146.15% -30.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Unit Testing across the Kent region.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the Kent region.

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the Kent region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Folkestone - - - -
Sevenoaks - - - -
Sittingbourne - - - - 1
Tunbridge Wells - - - - 1
Unit Testing
South East

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Unit Testing.

1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
2 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
3 4 (44.44%) C#
3 4 (44.44%) PHP
3 4 (44.44%) Web Services
3 4 (44.44%) XML
3 4 (44.44%) MVC
4 3 (33.33%) LAMP
4 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 3 (33.33%) .NET
4 3 (33.33%) MySQL
4 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (33.33%) Zend
4 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (22.22%) PHPUnit
5 2 (22.22%) Algorithms
5 2 (22.22%) Data Transformation
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
5 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
5 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
5 2 (22.22%) OpenLDAP
5 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
5 2 (22.22%) Subversion
5 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis
5 2 (22.22%) Ubuntu
5 2 (22.22%) Zend Framework
5 2 (22.22%) Zend Studio

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Unit Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) OpenLDAP
1 2 (22.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) MySQL
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
2 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
2 2 (22.22%) RDBMS
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (22.22%) PHPUnit
2 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 2 (22.22%) Subversion
2 2 (22.22%) Zend Studio
2 2 (22.22%) ReSharper
3 1 (11.11%) JMeter
3 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium
3 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (11.11%) Behat
General
1 1 (11.11%) Electronics
1 1 (11.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
2 3 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 3 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 3 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (22.22%) PHP Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) LAMP Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior C# Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior PHP Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) PHP LAMP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) Web Services
1 4 (44.44%) XML
2 3 (33.33%) LAMP
2 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 3 (33.33%) .NET
2 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (22.22%) Zend Framework
3 2 (22.22%) XSLT
3 2 (22.22%) EDIFACT
4 1 (11.11%) Classic ASP
4 1 (11.11%) HTML
4 1 (11.11%) Symfony
4 1 (11.11%) CodeIgniter
4 1 (11.11%) jQuery
4 1 (11.11%) Castle Windsor
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (11.11%) Razor View Engine
4 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Algorithms
1 2 (22.22%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Ubuntu
1 2 (22.22%) CentOS
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) MVC
3 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (22.22%) Data Transformation
4 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Multithreading
4 2 (22.22%) UML
4 2 (22.22%) OOP
4 2 (22.22%) Validation
4 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Scrum
5 1 (11.11%) Use Case
5 1 (11.11%) Load Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Requirements Management
5 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 1 (11.11%) TDD
5 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 1 (11.11%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) C#
2 4 (44.44%) PHP
3 1 (11.11%) Ada
3 1 (11.11%) C
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
1 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Zend
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft