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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 145 125 145
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +20
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 126 138 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.37% 1.48% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 1.88% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 73 61
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £497 £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £52.75 £35.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.55% +2.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £37.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+14.66% -3.22%
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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
7350 7351 6750
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.07% 78.76% 75.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4509 4157 3769
Median daily rate £413 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 260 268 282
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Unit Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unit Testing across the South East region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016.

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +13 48 £320 -1.53% 10
Berkshire -9 19 £500 +42.85% 8
Surrey -7 16 £450 +12.50% 7
East Sussex +3 11 £350 - 6
Buckinghamshire -15 11 £325 +1.96% 11
West Sussex -21 10 £369 +7.66% 4
Oxfordshire +11 5 £525 -12.50% 1
Kent -13 1 £350 - 4
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT contractor 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 contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 100 (36.90%) Java
2 98 (36.16%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (28.04%) Security Cleared
4 69 (25.46%) Subversion
5 68 (25.09%) JavaScript
6 66 (24.35%) C#
7 63 (23.25%) SC Cleared
8 62 (22.88%) Integration Testing
9 60 (22.14%) Linux
9 60 (22.14%) Spring
10 59 (21.77%) JUnit
11 55 (20.30%) Continuous Integration
12 54 (19.93%) Ant
12 54 (19.93%) Maven
13 52 (19.19%) TDD
13 52 (19.19%) jQuery
14 50 (18.45%) SQL Server
14 50 (18.45%) OO
15 48 (17.71%) Web Services
15 48 (17.71%) Software Engineering
16 47 (17.34%) SQL
16 47 (17.34%) Jenkins
17 46 (16.97%) Team Foundation Server
18 45 (16.61%) System Integration Testing
19 44 (16.24%) CSS
19 44 (16.24%) Scrum
20 43 (15.87%) MVC
20 43 (15.87%) C
21 42 (15.50%) HTML
21 42 (15.50%) .NET

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 27 (9.96%) JBoss
2 25 (9.23%) Tomcat
3 18 (6.64%) Apache
4 16 (5.90%) SharePoint
5 14 (5.17%) IIS
6 12 (4.43%) Confluence
7 10 (3.69%) GlassFish
7 10 (3.69%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 5 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (1.85%) WordPress
9 4 (1.48%) Node.js
10 3 (1.11%) Apache Solr
10 3 (1.11%) Documentum
10 3 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (1.11%) NServiceBus
11 2 (0.74%) Drupal
11 2 (0.74%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.74%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (1.48%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.74%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.37%) LaTeX
3 1 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.37%) MS Project
3 1 (0.37%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 21 (7.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (3.69%) SAP IS-U
3 5 (1.85%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (1.48%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.74%) GitHub
4 1 (0.37%) Force.com
4 1 (0.37%) Heroku
4 1 (0.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.06%) HTTP
2 8 (2.95%) CTI
3 5 (1.85%) RTP
4 2 (0.74%) Internet
5 1 (0.37%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (18.45%) SQL Server
2 21 (7.75%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (4.80%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (4.43%) MongoDB
4 12 (4.43%) MySQL
4 12 (4.43%) NoSQL
5 10 (3.69%) Big Data
6 8 (2.95%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (2.95%) Riak
7 7 (2.58%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (2.21%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (1.85%) KDB
9 5 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.48%) InterSystems Cache
10 4 (1.48%) Redis
10 4 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.48%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 69 (25.46%) Subversion
2 59 (21.77%) JUnit
3 54 (19.93%) Ant
3 54 (19.93%) Maven
4 47 (17.34%) Jenkins
5 46 (16.97%) Team Foundation Server
6 37 (13.65%) Selenium
7 34 (12.55%) NUnit
8 33 (12.18%) GoogleTest
8 33 (12.18%) Gradle
9 31 (11.44%) Cucumber
10 29 (10.70%) JIRA
11 27 (9.96%) ClearCase
12 26 (9.59%) CppUnit
13 22 (8.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 22 (8.12%) Git (software)
14 20 (7.38%) jMock
15 18 (6.64%) Mockito
16 16 (5.90%) Karma Test Runner
17 15 (5.54%) Artifactory
General
1 29 (10.70%) Finance
2 10 (3.69%) Billing
3 8 (2.95%) Banking
3 8 (2.95%) Publishing
4 5 (1.85%) Front Office
5 4 (1.48%) Military
6 3 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.37%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.37%) Games
7 1 (0.37%) Marketing
7 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 204 (75.28%) Developer
2 48 (17.71%) Java Developer
3 33 (12.18%) Senior Developer
4 26 (9.59%) .NET Developer
5 24 (8.86%) C Developer
5 24 (8.86%) Consultant
6 22 (8.12%) JavaScript Developer
7 18 (6.64%) C# Developer
8 17 (6.27%) CRM Developer
9 13 (4.80%) C# .NET Developer
9 13 (4.80%) UI Developer
10 12 (4.43%) C++ Developer
10 12 (4.43%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 12 (4.43%) Software Engineer
10 12 (4.43%) WPF Developer
11 11 (4.06%) Senior Java Developer
12 10 (3.69%) Applications Developer
12 10 (3.69%) PHP Developer
12 10 (3.69%) SAP Consultant
12 10 (3.69%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (22.14%) Spring
2 52 (19.19%) jQuery
3 48 (17.71%) Web Services
4 44 (16.24%) CSS
5 42 (15.50%) .NET
5 42 (15.50%) Hibernate
5 42 (15.50%) HTML
6 35 (12.92%) XML
7 34 (12.55%) REST
8 23 (8.49%) KnockoutJS
9 22 (8.12%) Ajax
9 22 (8.12%) Entity Framework
10 21 (7.75%) JSP
11 20 (7.38%) ASP.NET
12 19 (7.01%) JSON
12 19 (7.01%) RESTful
13 18 (6.64%) AngularJS
14 16 (5.90%) J2EE
14 16 (5.90%) NHibernate
14 16 (5.90%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 33 (12.18%) Computer Science
2 22 (8.12%) Derivative
3 20 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.69%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (2.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (2.95%) iPad
6 5 (1.85%) Algorithms
6 5 (1.85%) Hedge funds
6 5 (1.85%) Statistics
6 5 (1.85%) Visualisation
6 5 (1.85%) W3C
7 4 (1.48%) N-Tier
7 4 (1.48%) User Experience
8 3 (1.11%) Blog
8 3 (1.11%) Clustering
8 3 (1.11%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.74%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.74%) Social Media
10 1 (0.37%) Physics
10 1 (0.37%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 60 (22.14%) Linux
2 40 (14.76%) Windows
3 36 (13.28%) Unix
4 23 (8.49%) Windows Server
5 9 (3.32%) Android
6 4 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.11%) CentOS
7 3 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.74%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.37%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (36.16%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (22.88%) Integration Testing
3 55 (20.30%) Continuous Integration
4 52 (19.19%) TDD
5 50 (18.45%) OO
6 48 (17.71%) Software Engineering
7 45 (16.61%) System Integration Testing
8 44 (16.24%) Scrum
9 43 (15.87%) MVC
10 37 (13.65%) UML
11 36 (13.28%) Functional Testing
12 33 (12.18%) Multithreading
13 31 (11.44%) Configuration Management
14 28 (10.33%) Memory Management
14 28 (10.33%) OOD
15 27 (9.96%) CRM
15 27 (9.96%) Project Management
16 26 (9.59%) Requirements Analysis
16 26 (9.59%) Use Case
17 25 (9.23%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 100 (36.90%) Java
2 68 (25.09%) JavaScript
3 66 (24.35%) C#
4 47 (17.34%) SQL
5 43 (15.87%) C
6 42 (15.50%) Python
7 40 (14.76%) C++
8 14 (5.17%) PL/SQL
9 13 (4.80%) PHP
10 11 (4.06%) Groovy
10 11 (4.06%) T-SQL
11 10 (3.69%) ABAP
12 8 (2.95%) XAML
13 7 (2.58%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.85%) VB.NET
15 4 (1.48%) Shell Script
15 4 (1.48%) TypeScript
15 4 (1.48%) VB
15 4 (1.48%) VBScript
16 3 (1.11%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 76 (28.04%) Security Cleared
2 63 (23.25%) SC Cleared
3 36 (13.28%) Degree
4 12 (4.43%) ISEB
5 10 (3.69%) ISTQB
5 10 (3.69%) Sun Certification
6 6 (2.21%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.11%) CCNP
7 3 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.74%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.74%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.37%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.01%) QA
2 2 (0.74%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.74%) SLA
3 1 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (0.74%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.74%) Docker
1 2 (0.74%) HDFS
1 2 (0.74%) Varnish
1 2 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.48%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (1.11%) Ansible
2 3 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.11%) Puppet
3 2 (0.74%) Oozie
3 2 (0.74%) SELinux
4 1 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.37%) Packer
4 1 (0.37%) Terraform
Vendors
1 38 (14.02%) Oracle
2 30 (11.07%) Microsoft
3 11 (4.06%) Atlassian
3 11 (4.06%) SAP
4 10 (3.69%) ESRI
5 9 (3.32%) Rally
6 7 (2.58%) Sun
7 4 (1.48%) Symantec
7 4 (1.48%) Telerik
8 3 (1.11%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.74%) HP
9 2 (0.74%) hybris
9 2 (0.74%) Omniture
9 2 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.74%) Sencha
9 2 (0.74%) Temenos
9 2 (0.74%) VMware
9 2 (0.74%) Zend
10 1 (0.37%) Adobe
10 1 (0.37%) Compaq
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