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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 129 126 99
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -27
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 130 126 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.41% 1.45% 1.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 2.03% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 85 93
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £36.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.51%
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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
6780 6205 7123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.42% 71.36% 71.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3796 3467 3403
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 244 320
Average hourly rate £21.50 £31.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.74% +8.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -22 41 £344 +1.85% 6
Berkshire +10 18 £288 -17.85% 9
Surrey +3 14 £425 +21.42% 7
Oxfordshire -7 13 £495 +35.61% 4
Buckinghamshire -6 8 £398 +6.00% 3
East Sussex - 8 £300 - 4
Kent -7 7 £275 -8.33% 3
Middlesex - - - -
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 2
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England

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 109 (46.19%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (40.25%) SQL
3 84 (35.59%) HTML
4 79 (33.47%) CSS
5 77 (32.63%) XML
6 76 (32.20%) Java
7 68 (28.81%) JavaScript
8 62 (26.27%) SQL Server
9 60 (25.42%) MVC
9 60 (25.42%) Scrum
10 58 (24.58%) C#
11 51 (21.61%) .NET
11 51 (21.61%) UNIX
11 51 (21.61%) jQuery
12 50 (21.19%) Spring
13 48 (20.34%) Oracle
14 45 (19.07%) Security Cleared
15 44 (18.64%) JUnit
15 44 (18.64%) OO
15 44 (18.64%) Subversion
16 43 (18.22%) Web Services
17 42 (17.80%) JSP
18 40 (16.95%) Ajax
19 39 (16.53%) T-SQL
20 36 (15.25%) MySQL
20 36 (15.25%) ASP.NET
21 35 (14.83%) Windows
22 32 (13.56%) REST
23 31 (13.14%) ASP.NET MVC
23 31 (13.14%) E-Commerce

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 26 (11.02%) Tomcat
2 18 (7.63%) Confluence
3 13 (5.51%) Apache
4 12 (5.08%) WebLogic
4 12 (5.08%) MS Exchange
5 9 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2003
5 9 (3.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 8 (3.39%) CMS
6 8 (3.39%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (3.39%) WebSphere
7 7 (2.97%) IIS
7 7 (2.97%) WebSphere Application Server
8 6 (2.54%) SharePoint
9 5 (2.12%) Mule
9 5 (2.12%) Lync
9 5 (2.12%) Documentum
10 4 (1.69%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (1.69%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (1.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.85%) MS Office
3 1 (0.42%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (3.39%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (2.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.85%) Exstream
3 2 (0.85%) Workday HCM
3 2 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.42%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.42%) Magento
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.42%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (2.12%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (2.12%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.42%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.24%) Internet
2 7 (2.97%) DNS
3 6 (2.54%) HTTP
4 5 (2.12%) DHCP
4 5 (2.12%) X.400
4 5 (2.12%) X.500
5 4 (1.69%) PBX
5 4 (1.69%) VoIP
5 4 (1.69%) FTP
5 4 (1.69%) Asterisk PBX
6 3 (1.27%) LDAP
6 3 (1.27%) Intranet
6 3 (1.27%) SMTP
7 2 (0.85%) Firewall
7 2 (0.85%) ATM
8 1 (0.42%) NFC
8 1 (0.42%) MVNO
8 1 (0.42%) LAN
8 1 (0.42%) WAN
8 1 (0.42%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (26.27%) SQL Server
2 36 (15.25%) MySQL
3 21 (8.90%) Oracle Database
4 16 (6.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (5.51%) Pentaho
6 7 (2.97%) Relational Database
6 7 (2.97%) Big Data
6 7 (2.97%) NoSQL
7 6 (2.54%) RDBMS
7 6 (2.54%) EDMS
7 6 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (2.54%) Apache Hive
7 6 (2.54%) Hadoop
8 5 (2.12%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.69%) PowerCenter
9 4 (1.69%) DataStage
10 3 (1.27%) QlikView
10 3 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 44 (18.64%) JUnit
1 44 (18.64%) Subversion
2 29 (12.29%) Git (software)
3 27 (11.44%) JIRA
4 23 (9.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 23 (9.75%) Eclipse
5 18 (7.63%) Maven
5 18 (7.63%) Ant
6 17 (7.20%) Jenkins
7 11 (4.66%) Selenium
8 10 (4.24%) Visual Studio
8 10 (4.24%) PHPUnit
9 8 (3.39%) NUnit
10 7 (2.97%) Hudson
11 5 (2.12%) Mercurial
11 5 (2.12%) Mockito
11 5 (2.12%) SoapUI
11 5 (2.12%) IntelliJ
12 4 (1.69%) JMeter
12 4 (1.69%) JDeveloper
General
1 18 (7.63%) Finance
2 15 (6.36%) Telecoms
3 12 (5.08%) Marketing
4 9 (3.81%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.54%) Electronics
5 6 (2.54%) Advertising
6 5 (2.12%) Publishing
6 5 (2.12%) Military
7 4 (1.69%) Back Office
8 3 (1.27%) Legal
9 2 (0.85%) Front Office
9 2 (0.85%) Games
10 1 (0.42%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.42%) Automotive
10 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.42%) Billing
10 1 (0.42%) Banking
10 1 (0.42%) Retail
Job Titles
1 168 (71.19%) Developer
2 30 (12.71%) Java Developer
3 20 (8.47%) .NET Developer
4 19 (8.05%) Web Developer
5 17 (7.20%) Hybris Developer
5 17 (7.20%) Software Developer
6 14 (5.93%) Consultant
7 13 (5.51%) ETL Developer
8 12 (5.08%) PHP Developer
8 12 (5.08%) Senior Developer
9 11 (4.66%) Database Developer
10 10 (4.24%) Software Engineer
11 9 (3.81%) Lead Developer
12 8 (3.39%) Analyst
13 7 (2.97%) Build Engineer
13 7 (2.97%) C# Developer
14 6 (2.54%) Java/J2EE Developer
15 5 (2.12%) Front-End Developer
15 5 (2.12%) Embedded Software Engineer
15 5 (2.12%) J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (35.59%) HTML
2 79 (33.47%) CSS
3 77 (32.63%) XML
4 51 (21.61%) .NET
4 51 (21.61%) jQuery
5 50 (21.19%) Spring
6 43 (18.22%) Web Services
7 42 (17.80%) JSP
8 40 (16.95%) Ajax
9 36 (15.25%) ASP.NET
10 32 (13.56%) REST
11 31 (13.14%) ASP.NET MVC
12 30 (12.71%) WCF
13 29 (12.29%) J2EE
14 25 (10.59%) HTML5
15 24 (10.17%) JSON
16 23 (9.75%) XSD
17 22 (9.32%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 20 (8.47%) .NET Framework
19 19 (8.05%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.36%) Data Integration
2 12 (5.08%) Replication
3 11 (4.66%) Computer Science
3 11 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.39%) N-Tier
4 8 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.12%) Enterprise Storage
5 5 (2.12%) DTV
6 4 (1.69%) Open Source
6 4 (1.69%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (1.27%) Wiki
7 3 (1.27%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.85%) Clustering
8 2 (0.85%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.85%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.85%) User Experience
8 2 (0.85%) CMDB
9 1 (0.42%) Animation
9 1 (0.42%) PKI
9 1 (0.42%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 51 (21.61%) UNIX
2 35 (14.83%) Windows
3 30 (12.71%) Linux
4 15 (6.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (5.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (4.24%) Apple iOS
7 7 (2.97%) Android
8 4 (1.69%) AIX
9 3 (1.27%) Solaris
10 1 (0.42%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.42%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (46.19%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (25.42%) MVC
2 60 (25.42%) Scrum
3 44 (18.64%) OO
4 31 (13.14%) E-Commerce
5 28 (11.86%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (11.44%) TDD
7 26 (11.02%) SOA
8 21 (8.90%) OOP
9 20 (8.47%) ETL
9 20 (8.47%) BDD
9 20 (8.47%) Integration Testing
9 20 (8.47%) Web Development
10 18 (7.63%) B2C
11 17 (7.20%) Business Intelligence
12 16 (6.78%) Software Engineering
13 15 (6.36%) Data Modelling
13 15 (6.36%) Data Analysis
13 15 (6.36%) Validation
14 14 (5.93%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 95 (40.25%) SQL
2 76 (32.20%) Java
3 68 (28.81%) JavaScript
4 58 (24.58%) C#
5 39 (16.53%) T-SQL
6 27 (11.44%) PL/SQL
7 21 (8.90%) PHP
8 16 (6.78%) C
9 14 (5.93%) VB.NET
10 13 (5.51%) PowerShell
11 12 (5.08%) VBScript
11 12 (5.08%) C++
12 10 (4.24%) Python
13 8 (3.39%) XQuery
13 8 (3.39%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 8 (3.39%) XPath
14 7 (2.97%) Bash Shell
15 6 (2.54%) PHP5
16 5 (2.12%) Shell Script
17 4 (1.69%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 45 (19.07%) Security Cleared
2 25 (10.59%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.78%) DV Cleared
4 12 (5.08%) Degree
5 7 (2.97%) Sun Certification
6 3 (1.27%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.42%) ISEB
7 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.42%) HL7
1 1 (0.42%) QA
System Software
1 15 (6.36%) VMware Infrastructure
1 15 (6.36%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.85%) Forefront TMG
2 2 (0.85%) vSphere
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.42%) Xen
3 1 (0.42%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.42%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.42%) KVM
3 1 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (3.81%) Oracle Identity Management
1 9 (3.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 8 (3.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (2.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.85%) MIIS
4 2 (0.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.42%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.42%) Puppet
5 1 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 48 (20.34%) Oracle
2 29 (12.29%) Microsoft
3 18 (7.63%) hybris
4 15 (6.36%) Teradata
4 15 (6.36%) VMware
5 10 (4.24%) Telerik
5 10 (4.24%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (3.81%) SAP
7 8 (3.39%) HP
7 8 (3.39%) Informatica
8 7 (2.97%) JBoss
9 5 (2.12%) Zend
9 5 (2.12%) Google
9 5 (2.12%) DevExpress
9 5 (2.12%) Sun
9 5 (2.12%) IBM
9 5 (2.12%) Altiris
10 3 (1.27%) Twitter
10 3 (1.27%) Apple
10 3 (1.27%) CA
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