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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 132 132 124
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 133 121 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.33% 1.28% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 1.78% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 76 58
Average daily rate
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£350 £330 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £262 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £431 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.45 £35.00 £38.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 £35.00 £48.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £34.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +5.34%
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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
7510 6809 6094
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.02% 71.99% 71.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4242 3803 3178
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £503 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 273 261 265
Average hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 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
Buckinghamshire +7 36 £325 -1.51% 3
Hampshire +5 36 £325 -3.81% 9
Berkshire -4 27 £350 -1.06% 22
Surrey +2 12 £400 +14.28% 6
Oxfordshire -21 7 £600 +84.61% 5
East Sussex -9 6 - - 2
West Sussex -23 4 £540 - 2
Middlesex +8 3 £275 -38.88%
Kent -3 3 £335 +11.66% 7
Sussex - 1 - -
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

1 113 (42.48%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (36.84%) Java
3 92 (34.59%) HTML
4 91 (34.21%) CSS
5 90 (33.83%) OO
6 84 (31.58%) JavaScript
7 78 (29.32%) SQL
8 75 (28.20%) XML
9 70 (26.32%) C#
10 69 (25.94%) Web Services
11 68 (25.56%) .NET
12 66 (24.81%) Subversion
13 65 (24.44%) Continuous Integration
14 59 (22.18%) Git (software)
15 58 (21.80%) MVC
16 56 (21.05%) Scrum
17 53 (19.92%) jQuery
18 51 (19.17%) Linux
19 50 (18.80%) ASP.NET
20 49 (18.42%) TDD
21 48 (18.05%) Jenkins
22 47 (17.67%) JSON
23 45 (16.92%) REST
24 40 (15.04%) Ajax
25 39 (14.66%) Windows
26 32 (12.03%) Ant
27 31 (11.65%) Maven
27 31 (11.65%) Android
27 31 (11.65%) HTML5
28 30 (11.28%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 23 (8.65%) Apache
1 23 (8.65%) CMS
2 12 (4.51%) IIS
3 11 (4.14%) WebLogic
4 10 (3.76%) WebSphere
5 8 (3.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (2.63%) MS Exchange
7 6 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.88%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.88%) JBoss
8 5 (1.88%) Lync
8 5 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (1.50%) Drupal
9 4 (1.50%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (1.13%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.75%) Orchard CMS
11 2 (0.75%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.75%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (3.01%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.38%) Simulink
2 1 (0.38%) MS Project
2 1 (0.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (3.01%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (1.50%) Magento
3 3 (1.13%) SAP Payroll
3 3 (1.13%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (1.13%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.75%) SAP FI-AP
4 2 (0.75%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.38%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.38%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.38%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.38%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.38%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.38%) SAP ECC
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.14%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.13%) Office 365
4 2 (0.75%) Google Checkout
4 2 (0.75%) Yammer
5 1 (0.38%) Force.com
5 1 (0.38%) SaaS
5 1 (0.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.14%) Internet
2 5 (1.88%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.38%) Intranet
3 1 (0.38%) LDAP
3 1 (0.38%) DNS
3 1 (0.38%) PBX
3 1 (0.38%) VoIP
3 1 (0.38%) DHCP
3 1 (0.38%) FTP
3 1 (0.38%) HTTP
3 1 (0.38%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (11.28%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.39%) Relational Database
3 10 (3.76%) Oracle Database
4 9 (3.38%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (2.63%) MySQL
5 7 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (2.26%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.50%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.50%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (1.50%) EDMS
8 3 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.13%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.75%) Big Data
9 2 (0.75%) SAP Data Services
9 2 (0.75%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.75%) BusinessObjects XI
9 2 (0.75%) SQLite
9 2 (0.75%) OLTP
9 2 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 66 (24.81%) Subversion
2 59 (22.18%) Git (software)
3 48 (18.05%) Jenkins
4 32 (12.03%) Ant
5 31 (11.65%) Maven
6 21 (7.89%) NUnit
7 16 (6.02%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (6.02%) Visual Studio
7 16 (6.02%) ClearCase
8 15 (5.64%) GoogleTest
9 14 (5.26%) Selenium
9 14 (5.26%) Eclipse
9 14 (5.26%) JUnit
10 13 (4.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 13 (4.89%) CppUnit
11 12 (4.51%) Mockito
12 11 (4.14%) JIRA
13 10 (3.76%) PHPUnit
13 10 (3.76%) CruiseControl
14 9 (3.38%) Jasmine
General
1 16 (6.02%) Finance
2 15 (5.64%) Publishing
3 7 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.88%) Banking
4 5 (1.88%) Retail
4 5 (1.88%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.50%) Military
6 3 (1.13%) Marketing
7 2 (0.75%) Electronics
7 2 (0.75%) Games
8 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 183 (68.80%) Developer
2 25 (9.40%) C# Developer
3 24 (9.02%) .NET Developer
3 24 (9.02%) Java Developer
4 23 (8.65%) Consultant
5 22 (8.27%) Web Developer
6 20 (7.52%) Android Developer
7 17 (6.39%) Front-End Developer
8 15 (5.64%) C# .NET Developer
8 15 (5.64%) ServiceNow Developer
9 14 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
9 14 (5.26%) SAP Consultant
10 13 (4.89%) Technical Leader
11 11 (4.14%) Senior Developer
11 11 (4.14%) Software Engineer
12 10 (3.76%) PHP Developer
13 9 (3.38%) Programmer
14 8 (3.01%) Front-End Web Developer
14 8 (3.01%) Software Developer
14 8 (3.01%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (34.59%) HTML
2 91 (34.21%) CSS
3 75 (28.20%) XML
4 69 (25.94%) Web Services
5 68 (25.56%) .NET
6 53 (19.92%) jQuery
7 50 (18.80%) ASP.NET
8 47 (17.67%) JSON
9 45 (16.92%) REST
10 40 (15.04%) Ajax
11 31 (11.65%) HTML5
12 28 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
13 26 (9.77%) RESTful
14 25 (9.40%) Android SDK
15 24 (9.02%) WCF
15 24 (9.02%) .NET Framework
16 23 (8.65%) Spring
17 21 (7.89%) CSS3
18 17 (6.39%) JSP
19 16 (6.02%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (6.39%) CMDB
3 15 (5.64%) Computer Science
4 13 (4.89%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (4.51%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
6 7 (2.63%) User Experience
7 6 (2.26%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.88%) N-Tier
8 5 (1.88%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.50%) iPad
9 4 (1.50%) Data Integration
10 3 (1.13%) Wiki
10 3 (1.13%) Open Source
11 2 (0.75%) Mobile Computing
11 2 (0.75%) Inversion of Control
11 2 (0.75%) iPhone
11 2 (0.75%) Animation
11 2 (0.75%) Derivative
11 2 (0.75%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 51 (19.17%) Linux
2 39 (14.66%) Windows
3 31 (11.65%) Android
4 19 (7.14%) UNIX
5 14 (5.26%) Apple iOS
6 9 (3.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.38%) Fedora
8 1 (0.38%) SUSE
8 1 (0.38%) VMS
8 1 (0.38%) Solaris
8 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (42.48%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (33.83%) OO
3 65 (24.44%) Continuous Integration
4 58 (21.80%) MVC
5 56 (21.05%) Scrum
6 49 (18.42%) TDD
7 29 (10.90%) Software Engineering
8 28 (10.53%) Workflow
9 24 (9.02%) Web Development
10 23 (8.65%) UML
11 22 (8.27%) ITIL
12 21 (7.89%) Android Development
13 20 (7.52%) BDD
13 20 (7.52%) OOP
14 19 (7.14%) Configuration Management
14 19 (7.14%) Change Control
15 18 (6.77%) Content Management
15 18 (6.77%) Automated Testing
16 17 (6.39%) SOA
16 17 (6.39%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 98 (36.84%) Java
2 84 (31.58%) JavaScript
3 78 (29.32%) SQL
4 70 (26.32%) C#
5 26 (9.77%) C
6 24 (9.02%) C++
7 19 (7.14%) PHP
8 11 (4.14%) Python
9 10 (3.76%) XPath
9 10 (3.76%) VB.NET
10 9 (3.38%) XQuery
10 9 (3.38%) T-SQL
11 8 (3.01%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 7 (2.63%) PL/SQL
13 6 (2.26%) Bash Shell
13 6 (2.26%) PowerShell
13 6 (2.26%) Lua
13 6 (2.26%) VBScript
14 5 (1.88%) Perl
14 5 (1.88%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 26 (9.77%) Security Cleared
2 19 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.51%) Degree
4 5 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.13%) MCSE
5 3 (1.13%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.38%) Siebel Certification
6 1 (0.38%) ISEB
6 1 (0.38%) HND
6 1 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.14%) QA
2 2 (0.75%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.75%) HL7
System Software
1 7 (2.63%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.38%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 8 (3.01%) Oracle Identity Management
1 8 (3.01%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (0.38%) Puppet
2 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 26 (9.77%) Oracle
1 26 (9.77%) Microsoft
2 20 (7.52%) CA
3 19 (7.14%) SAP
4 18 (6.77%) BMC
5 17 (6.39%) HP
5 17 (6.39%) ServiceNow
6 12 (4.51%) Google
7 5 (1.88%) VMware
7 5 (1.88%) Cisco
7 5 (1.88%) IBM
8 4 (1.50%) TIBCO
9 3 (1.13%) webMethods
9 3 (1.13%) Remedy
9 3 (1.13%) Apple
9 3 (1.13%) Business Objects
9 3 (1.13%) Sencha
10 2 (0.75%) PayPal
10 2 (0.75%) Xamarin
10 2 (0.75%) Talend
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