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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 130 137 142
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +5
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 139 138 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.56% 1.46% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 1.84% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 70 72
Median daily rate £350 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £476 £449
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £52.75 - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.29% +6.85%
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
7189 7489 6961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.56% 79.47% 76.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4385 4352 3850
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 266 245 263
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.88 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.59% -20.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.46 £13.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.82 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +40 63 £323 +3.20% 17
Berkshire -4 20 £500 +42.85% 5
Oxfordshire +18 12 £438 -8.37% 5
East Sussex +10 11 £350 - 3
Buckinghamshire -21 10 £325 +2.36% 6
Surrey -5 9 £475 +18.75% 15
West Sussex -21 7 £318 -6.61% 4
Middlesex -7 5 £400 +33.33%
Kent +4 1 £388 +19.23%
Unit Testing
England

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 91 (34.08%) Java
2 89 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (29.59%) Security Cleared
4 76 (28.46%) JavaScript
5 69 (25.84%) Subversion
6 68 (25.47%) Integration Testing
7 66 (24.72%) SC Cleared
8 62 (23.22%) Linux
9 60 (22.47%) C#
10 58 (21.72%) Spring
10 58 (21.72%) jQuery
11 57 (21.35%) Continuous Integration
12 56 (20.97%) JUnit
13 53 (19.85%) SQL
14 52 (19.48%) System Integration Testing
15 51 (19.10%) Software Engineering
16 49 (18.35%) CSS
16 49 (18.35%) Web Services
17 48 (17.98%) C
18 47 (17.60%) Ant
18 47 (17.60%) OO
18 47 (17.60%) Maven
19 46 (17.23%) TDD
20 45 (16.85%) HTML
21 44 (16.48%) SQL Server
21 44 (16.48%) Unix
22 43 (16.10%) Oracle
22 43 (16.10%) MVC
23 42 (15.73%) Python
23 42 (15.73%) Team Foundation Server

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 26 (9.74%) Tomcat
2 24 (8.99%) JBoss
3 23 (8.61%) Apache
4 19 (7.12%) IIS
5 16 (5.99%) SharePoint
6 15 (5.62%) Confluence
7 11 (4.12%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 10 (3.75%) GlassFish
9 7 (2.62%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (2.25%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (1.87%) WordPress
12 3 (1.12%) Apache Solr
12 3 (1.12%) Documentum
12 3 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (1.12%) NServiceBus
13 2 (0.75%) Apache Pig
13 2 (0.75%) CMS
13 2 (0.75%) Drupal
13 2 (0.75%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (1.87%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.37%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 18 (6.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (3.75%) SAP IS-U
3 5 (1.87%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (1.87%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.75%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.75%) Force.com
3 2 (0.75%) GitHub
4 1 (0.37%) Office 365
4 1 (0.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.87%) HTTP
2 8 (3.00%) CTI
3 5 (1.87%) RTP
4 2 (0.75%) Internet
5 1 (0.37%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (16.48%) SQL Server
2 21 (7.87%) MongoDB
2 21 (7.87%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (6.37%) MySQL
4 11 (4.12%) NoSQL
4 11 (4.12%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (3.75%) KDB
6 9 (3.37%) Big Data
7 8 (3.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (2.25%) InterSystems Cache
8 6 (2.25%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.87%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (1.50%) DB2
10 4 (1.50%) Redis
10 4 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.50%) VoltDB
11 3 (1.12%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 69 (25.84%) Subversion
2 56 (20.97%) JUnit
3 47 (17.60%) Ant
3 47 (17.60%) Maven
4 42 (15.73%) Team Foundation Server
5 40 (14.98%) Selenium
6 39 (14.61%) Jenkins
7 33 (12.36%) GoogleTest
7 33 (12.36%) NUnit
8 32 (11.99%) Cucumber
8 32 (11.99%) JIRA
9 29 (10.86%) Gradle
10 28 (10.49%) ClearCase
10 28 (10.49%) CppUnit
11 23 (8.61%) jMock
12 19 (7.12%) Git (software)
13 18 (6.74%) Hudson
14 17 (6.37%) Karma Test Runner
15 15 (5.62%) JMeter
16 14 (5.24%) SoapUI
General
1 38 (14.23%) Finance
2 10 (3.75%) Billing
2 10 (3.75%) Front Office
3 8 (3.00%) Banking
3 8 (3.00%) Military
4 4 (1.50%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.75%) Marketing
6 2 (0.75%) Retail
7 1 (0.37%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.37%) Electronics
7 1 (0.37%) Games
7 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 196 (73.41%) Developer
2 37 (13.86%) Java Developer
3 29 (10.86%) Senior Developer
4 26 (9.74%) Consultant
5 25 (9.36%) .NET Developer
6 24 (8.99%) C Developer
7 22 (8.24%) JavaScript Developer
8 14 (5.24%) C# Developer
8 14 (5.24%) C++ Developer
8 14 (5.24%) PHP Developer
9 12 (4.49%) UI Developer
10 11 (4.12%) C/C++ Developer
10 11 (4.12%) QA Engineer
10 11 (4.12%) SAP Consultant
10 11 (4.12%) Software Engineer
11 10 (3.75%) Analyst
11 10 (3.75%) Applications Developer
11 10 (3.75%) Quantitative Developer
11 10 (3.75%) SAP ISU Consultant
11 10 (3.75%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (21.72%) jQuery
1 58 (21.72%) Spring
2 49 (18.35%) CSS
2 49 (18.35%) Web Services
3 45 (16.85%) HTML
4 40 (14.98%) .NET
4 40 (14.98%) Hibernate
5 36 (13.48%) XML
6 35 (13.11%) REST
7 27 (10.11%) Ajax
8 25 (9.36%) KnockoutJS
9 24 (8.99%) AngularJS
10 23 (8.61%) Entity Framework
11 21 (7.87%) ASP.NET
12 19 (7.12%) JSP
13 18 (6.74%) JSON
14 16 (5.99%) Java EE
15 15 (5.62%) JMS
15 15 (5.62%) NHibernate
16 14 (5.24%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.24%) Computer Science
2 24 (8.99%) Derivative
3 17 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.12%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (4.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 10 (3.75%) Algorithms
5 10 (3.75%) Hedge funds
5 10 (3.75%) Statistics
5 10 (3.75%) Visualisation
6 9 (3.37%) iPad
7 6 (2.25%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.50%) Clustering
8 4 (1.50%) User Experience
9 3 (1.12%) Blog
10 2 (0.75%) CMDB
10 2 (0.75%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.75%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.75%) Social Media
10 2 (0.75%) W3C
11 1 (0.37%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 62 (23.22%) Linux
2 44 (16.48%) Unix
3 41 (15.36%) Windows
4 18 (6.74%) Windows Server
5 7 (2.62%) CentOS
5 7 (2.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.87%) Android
7 4 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.12%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.37%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (25.47%) Integration Testing
3 57 (21.35%) Continuous Integration
4 52 (19.48%) System Integration Testing
5 51 (19.10%) Software Engineering
6 47 (17.60%) OO
7 46 (17.23%) TDD
8 43 (16.10%) MVC
9 37 (13.86%) Functional Testing
10 36 (13.48%) UML
11 34 (12.73%) Configuration Management
11 34 (12.73%) Scrum
12 28 (10.49%) Multithreading
12 28 (10.49%) OOD
12 28 (10.49%) Requirements Analysis
13 27 (10.11%) SDLC
14 26 (9.74%) Use Case
15 25 (9.36%) BDD
15 25 (9.36%) Memory Management
15 25 (9.36%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 91 (34.08%) Java
2 76 (28.46%) JavaScript
3 60 (22.47%) C#
4 53 (19.85%) SQL
5 48 (17.98%) C
6 42 (15.73%) Python
7 41 (15.36%) C++
8 18 (6.74%) PHP
9 16 (5.99%) Groovy
10 13 (4.87%) T-SQL
11 11 (4.12%) PL/SQL
12 10 (3.75%) ABAP
12 10 (3.75%) PowerShell
13 8 (3.00%) XAML
14 7 (2.62%) TypeScript
15 5 (1.87%) VB.NET
15 5 (1.87%) VBScript
16 4 (1.50%) VB
17 3 (1.12%) Bash Shell
17 3 (1.12%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 79 (29.59%) Security Cleared
2 66 (24.72%) SC Cleared
3 33 (12.36%) Degree
4 13 (4.87%) ISEB
4 13 (4.87%) ISTQB
5 8 (3.00%) DV Cleared
6 7 (2.62%) CCNP
6 7 (2.62%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (2.25%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.75%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.37%) HND
9 1 (0.37%) MCSE
9 1 (0.37%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (9.36%) QA
2 3 (1.12%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (2.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.12%) Docker
2 3 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.75%) HDFS
3 2 (0.75%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 5 (1.87%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (1.50%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (1.12%) Ansible
3 3 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.12%) Puppet
4 2 (0.75%) Oozie
4 2 (0.75%) SELinux
5 1 (0.37%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.37%) Packer
5 1 (0.37%) Terraform
Vendors
1 43 (16.10%) Oracle
2 26 (9.74%) Microsoft
3 14 (5.24%) Atlassian
3 14 (5.24%) SAP
4 12 (4.49%) Rally
5 10 (3.75%) ESRI
6 6 (2.25%) Sun
7 5 (1.87%) Symantec
7 5 (1.87%) VMware
8 4 (1.50%) CA
8 4 (1.50%) Telerik
8 4 (1.50%) Xamarin
9 3 (1.12%) Ab Initio
9 3 (1.12%) Cisco
9 3 (1.12%) HP
10 2 (0.75%) BMC
10 2 (0.75%) Omniture
10 2 (0.75%) Progress
10 2 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.75%) Temenos
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