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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 135 117 97
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -20
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 118 119 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.27% 1.36% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 1.90% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 67 92
Average daily rate
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£338 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £297 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +23.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -12.75%
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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
6767 6276 6920
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.84% 71.75% 70.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3811 3439 3310
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 246 324
Average hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.84 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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
Hampshire -33 35 £338 +4.24% 4
Berkshire +9 25 £350 - 3
Kent -3 11 £275 -8.33%
Buckinghamshire -6 9 £405 +8.00% 4
East Sussex - 9 £300 - 2
Surrey +2 8 £425 +30.76% 5
Oxfordshire 0 7 £250 -29.57% 5
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - - 1
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 87 (38.84%) HTML
2 86 (38.39%) SQL
3 83 (37.05%) CSS
4 73 (32.59%) JavaScript
5 65 (29.02%) SQL Server
6 63 (28.13%) C#
7 62 (27.68%) XML
7 62 (27.68%) Agile Software Development
8 61 (27.23%) MVC
9 59 (26.34%) Java
10 55 (24.55%) .NET
11 52 (23.21%) jQuery
12 47 (20.98%) Scrum
13 45 (20.09%) Subversion
14 42 (18.75%) ASP.NET
14 42 (18.75%) OO
15 41 (18.30%) UNIX
15 41 (18.30%) T-SQL
16 39 (17.41%) Spring
17 38 (16.96%) Oracle
17 38 (16.96%) Web Services
18 34 (15.18%) JSP
18 34 (15.18%) JUnit
18 34 (15.18%) Security Cleared
19 33 (14.73%) Ajax
19 33 (14.73%) ASP.NET MVC
19 33 (14.73%) MySQL
20 32 (14.29%) Windows
21 30 (13.39%) E-Commerce
22 29 (12.95%) REST

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 22 (9.82%) Tomcat
2 15 (6.70%) CMS
2 15 (6.70%) Confluence
3 11 (4.91%) Apache
4 9 (4.02%) Exchange Server 2003
4 9 (4.02%) MS Exchange
5 8 (3.57%) WebSphere
5 8 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (2.23%) Lync
8 5 (2.23%) Node.js
8 5 (2.23%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.79%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (1.34%) IIS
10 3 (1.34%) SharePoint
10 3 (1.34%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 3 (1.34%) TeamSite
11 2 (0.89%) Documentum
Applications
1 5 (2.23%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.34%) MS Office
3 1 (0.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.89%) Exstream
1 2 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.89%) Magento
1 2 (0.89%) Workday HCM
2 1 (0.45%) SAP SRM
2 1 (0.45%) SAP FI-CA
2 1 (0.45%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.45%) HFM
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.34%) Google App Engine
2 3 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.02%) Internet
2 5 (2.23%) X.400
2 5 (2.23%) X.500
2 5 (2.23%) HTTP
3 4 (1.79%) DNS
3 4 (1.79%) Asterisk PBX
3 4 (1.79%) PBX
3 4 (1.79%) VoIP
3 4 (1.79%) DHCP
4 3 (1.34%) FTP
4 3 (1.34%) SMTP
4 3 (1.34%) Intranet
5 2 (0.89%) ATM
5 2 (0.89%) Firewall
6 1 (0.45%) NFC
6 1 (0.45%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (29.02%) SQL Server
2 33 (14.73%) MySQL
3 20 (8.93%) Oracle Database
4 17 (7.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (4.91%) Pentaho
6 7 (3.13%) Big Data
7 6 (2.68%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (2.68%) Hadoop
7 6 (2.68%) Apache Hive
7 6 (2.68%) NoSQL
7 6 (2.68%) Relational Database
7 6 (2.68%) EDMS
8 5 (2.23%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (1.34%) QlikView
10 3 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 45 (20.09%) Subversion
2 34 (15.18%) JUnit
3 27 (12.05%) Git (software)
4 24 (10.71%) JIRA
5 22 (9.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (9.38%) Eclipse
7 17 (7.59%) Jenkins
8 11 (4.91%) Selenium
9 10 (4.46%) PHPUnit
9 10 (4.46%) Visual Studio
10 8 (3.57%) Hudson
11 7 (3.13%) NUnit
12 6 (2.68%) Maven
12 6 (2.68%) Jasmine
12 6 (2.68%) Ant
13 5 (2.23%) Mercurial
13 5 (2.23%) SoapUI
14 4 (1.79%) TeamCity
14 4 (1.79%) JMeter
14 4 (1.79%) JDeveloper
General
1 18 (8.04%) Finance
2 9 (4.02%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.13%) Publishing
3 7 (3.13%) Marketing
4 6 (2.68%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.68%) Advertising
4 6 (2.68%) Military
5 5 (2.23%) Back Office
6 3 (1.34%) Electronics
6 3 (1.34%) Legal
7 2 (0.89%) Front Office
7 2 (0.89%) Retail
7 2 (0.89%) Billing
7 2 (0.89%) Games
8 1 (0.45%) Banking
8 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.45%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 162 (72.32%) Developer
2 25 (11.16%) Java Developer
3 22 (9.82%) Web Developer
4 20 (8.93%) .NET Developer
5 17 (7.59%) Software Developer
6 14 (6.25%) Consultant
6 14 (6.25%) Hybris Developer
7 13 (5.80%) Senior Developer
7 13 (5.80%) PHP Developer
8 11 (4.91%) ETL Developer
8 11 (4.91%) Database Developer
9 10 (4.46%) Software Engineer
10 8 (3.57%) Analyst
11 7 (3.13%) C# Developer
12 6 (2.68%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 6 (2.68%) Lead Developer
12 6 (2.68%) Java/J2EE Developer
12 6 (2.68%) Front-End Developer
12 6 (2.68%) Build Engineer
13 5 (2.23%) J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (38.84%) HTML
2 83 (37.05%) CSS
3 62 (27.68%) XML
4 55 (24.55%) .NET
5 52 (23.21%) jQuery
6 42 (18.75%) ASP.NET
7 39 (17.41%) Spring
8 38 (16.96%) Web Services
9 34 (15.18%) JSP
10 33 (14.73%) Ajax
10 33 (14.73%) ASP.NET MVC
11 29 (12.95%) REST
12 28 (12.50%) WCF
13 27 (12.05%) JSON
13 27 (12.05%) HTML5
14 22 (9.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 19 (8.48%) .NET Framework
16 18 (8.04%) Hibernate
17 16 (7.14%) XSD
17 16 (7.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.80%) Data Integration
2 10 (4.46%) Computer Science
3 9 (4.02%) Replication
4 7 (3.13%) N-Tier
4 7 (3.13%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.79%) Open Source
5 4 (1.79%) Enterprise Storage
5 4 (1.79%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (1.79%) Smartphone
6 3 (1.34%) Wiki
6 3 (1.34%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.89%) DTV
7 2 (0.89%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.89%) CMDB
7 2 (0.89%) Clustering
7 2 (0.89%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.45%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.45%) iPhone
8 1 (0.45%) PKI
8 1 (0.45%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 41 (18.30%) UNIX
2 32 (14.29%) Windows
3 19 (8.48%) Linux
4 15 (6.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (6.25%) Apple iOS
6 13 (5.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (4.46%) Android
8 4 (1.79%) AIX
9 3 (1.34%) Solaris
10 2 (0.89%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.45%) webOS
11 1 (0.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (27.68%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (27.23%) MVC
3 47 (20.98%) Scrum
4 42 (18.75%) OO
5 30 (13.39%) E-Commerce
6 28 (12.50%) TDD
7 25 (11.16%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (10.27%) OOP
9 22 (9.82%) Web Development
10 21 (9.38%) BDD
11 17 (7.59%) Integration Testing
12 16 (7.14%) Software Engineering
13 15 (6.70%) User Acceptance Testing
13 15 (6.70%) ETL
14 14 (6.25%) B2C
14 14 (6.25%) Data Analysis
15 13 (5.80%) SOA
15 13 (5.80%) Business Intelligence
16 12 (5.36%) Data Modelling
17 11 (4.91%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 86 (38.39%) SQL
2 73 (32.59%) JavaScript
3 63 (28.13%) C#
4 59 (26.34%) Java
5 41 (18.30%) T-SQL
6 22 (9.82%) PHP
6 22 (9.82%) PL/SQL
7 17 (7.59%) C
8 16 (7.14%) C++
9 13 (5.80%) VB.NET
10 12 (5.36%) VBScript
11 10 (4.46%) Python
11 10 (4.46%) PowerShell
12 7 (3.13%) PHP5
12 7 (3.13%) Bash Shell
13 6 (2.68%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.79%) Fortran
14 4 (1.79%) Perl
14 4 (1.79%) Lua
14 4 (1.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 34 (15.18%) Security Cleared
2 19 (8.48%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.91%) Degree
4 10 (4.46%) DV Cleared
5 5 (2.23%) Sun Certification
6 3 (1.34%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.45%) ISEB
7 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.68%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) HL7
2 1 (0.45%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 12 (5.36%) Active Directory
1 12 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.89%) vSphere
2 2 (0.89%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (0.45%) KVM
3 1 (0.45%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.45%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.45%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.45%) Xen
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (3.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.45%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.45%) Puppet
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 38 (16.96%) Oracle
2 26 (11.61%) Microsoft
3 16 (7.14%) hybris
4 13 (5.80%) Teradata
4 13 (5.80%) VMware
5 10 (4.46%) Telerik
6 7 (3.13%) HP
6 7 (3.13%) SAP
6 7 (3.13%) JBoss
7 5 (2.23%) Sun
7 5 (2.23%) Zend
7 5 (2.23%) DevExpress
8 4 (1.79%) Sencha
8 4 (1.79%) Sitecore
8 4 (1.79%) Altiris
8 4 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.34%) CA
9 3 (1.34%) Apple
9 3 (1.34%) ICL
9 3 (1.34%) Google
Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day £competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes
Hudson - London
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £500 per day + Market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Thame
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago