The table below looks at the statistics for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 107 129 135
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +6
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 162 127 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.89% 1.37% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.39% 1.76% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 69 49
Average daily rate £400 £350 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.95 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+13.75% +5.88%
Unit Testing
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6791 7200 6227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.38% 77.44% 74.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4176 3942 3316
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 290 232 260
Average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unit Testing across the South East region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Hampshire +11 76 £338 -12.90% 16
Berkshire +33 44 £468 +26.77% 13
Buckinghamshire +20 20 £390 +24.80% 10
Kent -3 6 £312 -6.79% 6
Surrey -11 6 £457 +40.53% 8
Oxfordshire +1 5 £400 -18.36% 8
East Sussex +10 4 £425 +25.92% 5
West Sussex +1 2 £325 -18.75% 1
Unit Testing
England

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 137 (45.21%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (34.32%) JavaScript
3 93 (30.69%) C#
4 82 (27.06%) .NET
4 82 (27.06%) Java
5 79 (26.07%) OO
6 77 (25.41%) HTML
6 77 (25.41%) Subversion
7 74 (24.42%) Linux
8 70 (23.10%) CSS
8 70 (23.10%) SQL Server
8 70 (23.10%) jQuery
9 67 (22.11%) TDD
9 67 (22.11%) Software Engineering
9 67 (22.11%) Security Cleared
9 67 (22.11%) SQL
9 67 (22.11%) MVC
10 62 (20.46%) Scrum
11 58 (19.14%) Ant
11 58 (19.14%) XML
12 57 (18.81%) C++
12 57 (18.81%) Integration Testing
12 57 (18.81%) Continuous Integration
12 57 (18.81%) NUnit
13 56 (18.48%) Multithreading
14 55 (18.15%) SC Cleared
14 55 (18.15%) Unix
15 54 (17.82%) C
16 53 (17.49%) Web Services
17 50 (16.50%) Python

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Application Platforms
1 26 (8.58%) Apache
2 23 (7.59%) JBoss
3 16 (5.28%) SharePoint
4 11 (3.63%) IIS
4 11 (3.63%) WebSphere
5 8 (2.64%) CMS
6 7 (2.31%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (1.98%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (1.98%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (1.98%) Sitecore CMS
7 6 (1.98%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.32%) Node.js
8 4 (1.32%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 4 (1.32%) SAS
9 3 (0.99%) Commerce Server
9 3 (0.99%) Confluence
9 3 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.66%) Alfresco
10 2 (0.66%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.66%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 6 (1.98%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.66%) MS Project
2 2 (0.66%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.66%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.33%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.33%) MS Office
3 1 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 20 (6.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.98%) SAP IS-U
3 3 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.66%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.66%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.33%) BASE24
5 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.33%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.65%) SaaS
2 4 (1.32%) Google Analytics
2 4 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.33%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.65%) ATM
2 4 (1.32%) CTI
2 4 (1.32%) HTTP
3 3 (0.99%) FTP
3 3 (0.99%) RTP
4 2 (0.66%) Intranet
4 2 (0.66%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.33%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.33%) Firewall
5 1 (0.33%) Internet
5 1 (0.33%) LAN
5 1 (0.33%) LDAP
5 1 (0.33%) Modbus
5 1 (0.33%) NAS
5 1 (0.33%) SAN
5 1 (0.33%) WAN
5 1 (0.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (23.10%) SQL Server
2 24 (7.92%) MySQL
3 21 (6.93%) NoSQL
4 20 (6.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 19 (6.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 18 (5.94%) MongoDB
7 16 (5.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (3.96%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (3.96%) Relational Database
8 12 (3.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (3.30%) Big Data
9 10 (3.30%) Oracle Database
10 8 (2.64%) Apache Cassandra
10 8 (2.64%) Riak
10 8 (2.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (1.65%) InterSystems Cache
12 5 (1.65%) OLAP
12 5 (1.65%) SQL Server 2000
13 4 (1.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 77 (25.41%) Subversion
2 58 (19.14%) Ant
3 57 (18.81%) NUnit
4 49 (16.17%) GoogleTest
5 37 (12.21%) JUnit
5 37 (12.21%) Team Foundation Server
6 36 (11.88%) ClearCase
6 36 (11.88%) Maven
7 35 (11.55%) CppUnit
7 35 (11.55%) Git (software)
8 31 (10.23%) Jenkins
9 28 (9.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 28 (9.24%) Selenium
10 26 (8.58%) Gradle
11 22 (7.26%) Artifactory
12 20 (6.60%) Cucumber
13 17 (5.61%) JIRA
14 15 (4.95%) Checkstyle
14 15 (4.95%) FindBugs
15 13 (4.29%) Jasmine
General
1 18 (5.94%) Finance
2 11 (3.63%) Publishing
3 9 (2.97%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.98%) Billing
4 6 (1.98%) Military
4 6 (1.98%) Retail
5 5 (1.65%) Marketing
6 4 (1.32%) Banking
7 3 (0.99%) Electronics
7 3 (0.99%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.33%) Back Office
8 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 244 (80.53%) Developer
2 49 (16.17%) .NET Developer
3 41 (13.53%) Java Developer
4 36 (11.88%) C Developer
5 34 (11.22%) C# Developer
6 31 (10.23%) Senior Developer
7 24 (7.92%) C# .NET Developer
7 24 (7.92%) JavaScript Developer
8 21 (6.93%) Web Developer
9 20 (6.60%) Software Engineer
10 19 (6.27%) HTML Developer
11 18 (5.94%) Consultant
12 17 (5.61%) PHP Developer
13 16 (5.28%) C++ Developer
13 16 (5.28%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 15 (4.95%) ASP.NET Developer
15 14 (4.62%) C/C++ Developer
15 14 (4.62%) SQL Developer
16 13 (4.29%) CRM Developer
17 12 (3.96%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (27.06%) .NET
2 77 (25.41%) HTML
3 70 (23.10%) CSS
3 70 (23.10%) jQuery
4 58 (19.14%) XML
5 53 (17.49%) Web Services
6 44 (14.52%) HTML5
7 43 (14.19%) Spring
8 42 (13.86%) ASP.NET
9 39 (12.87%) AngularJS
10 37 (12.21%) JSON
11 35 (11.55%) REST
12 30 (9.90%) Hibernate
12 30 (9.90%) RESTful
13 28 (9.24%) .NET Framework
14 26 (8.58%) Ajax
15 25 (8.25%) CSS3
15 25 (8.25%) WCF
16 24 (7.92%) Entity Framework
17 23 (7.59%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 42 (13.86%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (10.89%) Derivative
3 19 (6.27%) Computer Science
4 14 (4.62%) N-Tier
5 7 (2.31%) iPad
5 7 (2.31%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.65%) Clustering
6 5 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.65%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.32%) W3C
8 3 (0.99%) DataPower
8 3 (0.99%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.99%) Smart Meter
8 3 (0.99%) User Experience
9 2 (0.66%) Inversion of Control
9 2 (0.66%) PKI
10 1 (0.33%) Biotechnology
10 1 (0.33%) CPLD
10 1 (0.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 1 (0.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 74 (24.42%) Linux
2 55 (18.15%) Unix
3 37 (12.21%) Windows
4 20 (6.60%) Windows Server
5 15 (4.95%) Android
6 9 (2.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (2.64%) CentOS
7 8 (2.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.99%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.99%) Solaris
10 2 (0.66%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.33%) AIX
11 1 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.33%) SUSE
11 1 (0.33%) ThreadX
11 1 (0.33%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.33%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (45.21%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (26.07%) OO
3 67 (22.11%) MVC
3 67 (22.11%) Software Engineering
3 67 (22.11%) TDD
4 62 (20.46%) Scrum
5 57 (18.81%) Continuous Integration
5 57 (18.81%) Integration Testing
6 56 (18.48%) Multithreading
7 50 (16.50%) Configuration Management
8 49 (16.17%) UML
9 47 (15.51%) Memory Management
10 41 (13.53%) Project Management
11 40 (13.20%) System Integration Testing
12 38 (12.54%) Use Case
13 37 (12.21%) OOD
14 36 (11.88%) Requirements Analysis
15 31 (10.23%) CRM
16 28 (9.24%) Functional Testing
17 27 (8.91%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 104 (34.32%) JavaScript
2 93 (30.69%) C#
3 82 (27.06%) Java
4 67 (22.11%) SQL
5 57 (18.81%) C++
6 54 (17.82%) C
7 50 (16.50%) Python
8 26 (8.58%) PHP
9 21 (6.93%) T-SQL
10 15 (4.95%) PL/SQL
11 8 (2.64%) VB.NET
12 6 (1.98%) ABAP
12 6 (1.98%) PowerShell
13 5 (1.65%) TypeScript
14 4 (1.32%) ES6
14 4 (1.32%) VBScript
14 4 (1.32%) XAML
15 3 (0.99%) XPath
16 2 (0.66%) JSX
16 2 (0.66%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 67 (22.11%) Security Cleared
2 55 (18.15%) SC Cleared
3 29 (9.57%) Degree
4 13 (4.29%) Sun Certification
5 8 (2.64%) CCNP
5 8 (2.64%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.99%) ISEB
8 2 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.66%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.66%) OCA
8 2 (0.66%) OCAJ
8 2 (0.66%) OCP
8 2 (0.66%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.33%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.33%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.33%) MCAD
9 1 (0.33%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.62%) QA
2 4 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.99%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.99%) SDET
4 1 (0.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (0.99%) Active Directory
1 3 (0.99%) Docker
1 3 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.33%) Firmware
2 1 (0.33%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 4 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.33%) HP UCMDB
2 1 (0.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 46 (15.18%) Microsoft
2 28 (9.24%) Oracle
3 11 (3.63%) IBM
3 11 (3.63%) SAP
4 6 (1.98%) Sitecore
4 6 (1.98%) Twitter
5 5 (1.65%) Google
6 4 (1.32%) Ab Initio
6 4 (1.32%) Netezza
6 4 (1.32%) Sun
6 4 (1.32%) Teradata
7 3 (0.99%) VMware
7 3 (0.99%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.66%) Adobe
8 2 (0.66%) Apple
8 2 (0.66%) Hortonworks
8 2 (0.66%) HP
8 2 (0.66%) Remedy
8 2 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.66%) Sybase
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