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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 147 151 129
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -22
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 119 127 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.43% 1.28% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 1.61% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 81 82
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
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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
6775 7881 7128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.38% 79.69% 76.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4175 4825 3971
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 268 278
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.09 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.10% +69.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

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 September 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
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 September 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
West Sussex +18 25 £408 +2.00%
Berkshire +8 25 £400 -11.11% 9
Hampshire +9 24 £320 -5.88% 8
Oxfordshire -14 15 £300 - 11
Buckinghamshire +8 10 £275 -12.00% 7
East Sussex +5 8 £344 +1.02% 3
Surrey -2 6 £525 +26.88% 12
Home Counties - 3 - -
Middlesex -1 2 £438 +5.42% 2
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 119 (46.12%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (39.53%) Java
3 70 (27.13%) JavaScript
4 69 (26.74%) SQL
5 65 (25.19%) Integration Testing
6 60 (23.26%) Security Cleared
6 60 (23.26%) Web Services
7 59 (22.87%) C#
8 58 (22.48%) Subversion
9 56 (21.71%) Continuous Integration
10 52 (20.16%) Linux
11 51 (19.77%) JUnit
12 50 (19.38%) Spring
12 50 (19.38%) Scrum
12 50 (19.38%) Selenium
13 49 (18.99%) QA
14 47 (18.22%) SC Cleared
14 47 (18.22%) REST
15 45 (17.44%) Finance
16 44 (17.05%) Software Engineering
16 44 (17.05%) .NET
16 44 (17.05%) OO
16 44 (17.05%) XML
16 44 (17.05%) BDD
17 43 (16.67%) Cucumber
17 43 (16.67%) Unix
17 43 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
18 42 (16.28%) HTML
18 42 (16.28%) CSS
18 42 (16.28%) TDD

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 30 (11.63%) Apache
2 22 (8.53%) Confluence
2 22 (8.53%) IIS
3 19 (7.36%) Tomcat
4 17 (6.59%) JBoss
5 12 (4.65%) SharePoint
6 10 (3.88%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 8 (3.10%) CMS
8 7 (2.71%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (2.71%) Documentum
8 7 (2.71%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (2.33%) GlassFish
10 5 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (1.94%) WebSphere
11 4 (1.55%) WordPress
12 3 (1.16%) Apache Spark
12 3 (1.16%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.78%) Umbraco
Applications
1 13 (5.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (3.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.94%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (1.94%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.78%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.39%) Primavera
4 1 (0.39%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.39%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.16%) GitHub
2 3 (1.16%) PaaS
3 2 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.78%) Force.com
3 2 (0.78%) Office 365
3 2 (0.78%) SaaS
4 1 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.39%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.81%) HTTP
2 3 (1.16%) CTI
2 3 (1.16%) Internet
3 1 (0.39%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (11.63%) MongoDB
1 30 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.75%) MySQL
2 20 (7.75%) NoSQL
3 17 (6.59%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (3.88%) KDB
4 10 (3.88%) Oracle Database
5 9 (3.49%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (2.71%) Big Data
8 6 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.94%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (1.94%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.94%) InterSystems Cache
9 5 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (1.55%) DB2
10 4 (1.55%) VoltDB
11 3 (1.16%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.78%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 58 (22.48%) Subversion
2 51 (19.77%) JUnit
3 50 (19.38%) Selenium
4 43 (16.67%) Cucumber
5 39 (15.12%) Jenkins
6 37 (14.34%) JIRA
7 36 (13.95%) Maven
8 35 (13.57%) Ant
9 30 (11.63%) Team Foundation Server
10 29 (11.24%) Gradle
10 29 (11.24%) SoapUI
11 23 (8.91%) Git (software)
12 22 (8.53%) WebDriver
13 21 (8.14%) Hudson
14 20 (7.75%) JMeter
14 20 (7.75%) jMock
15 19 (7.36%) PHPUnit
16 17 (6.59%) ClearCase
16 17 (6.59%) CppUnit
16 17 (6.59%) NUnit
General
1 45 (17.44%) Finance
2 10 (3.88%) Front Office
3 7 (2.71%) Military
3 7 (2.71%) Retail
4 5 (1.94%) Banking
4 5 (1.94%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.16%) Publishing
6 2 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.39%) Back Office
7 1 (0.39%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.39%) Electronics
7 1 (0.39%) Games
7 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 185 (71.71%) Developer
2 33 (12.79%) Java Developer
3 30 (11.63%) Senior Developer
4 25 (9.69%) .NET Developer
5 19 (7.36%) JavaScript Developer
5 19 (7.36%) PHP Developer
6 17 (6.59%) Analyst
6 17 (6.59%) Consultant
7 16 (6.20%) C Developer
8 15 (5.81%) SQL Developer
8 15 (5.81%) Test Analyst
9 14 (5.43%) Developer in Test
9 14 (5.43%) Software Developer
10 13 (5.04%) Automation Test Analyst
10 13 (5.04%) Software Engineer
11 12 (4.65%) Test Engineer
11 12 (4.65%) Tester
12 11 (4.26%) Test Automation Developer
13 10 (3.88%) Automation Tester
13 10 (3.88%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (23.26%) Web Services
2 50 (19.38%) Spring
3 47 (18.22%) REST
4 44 (17.05%) .NET
4 44 (17.05%) XML
5 42 (16.28%) CSS
5 42 (16.28%) HTML
6 38 (14.73%) jQuery
7 35 (13.57%) JSON
8 34 (13.18%) Hibernate
9 32 (12.40%) AngularJS
10 26 (10.08%) Ajax
11 22 (8.53%) SOAP
12 20 (7.75%) ASP.NET
12 20 (7.75%) Java EE
12 20 (7.75%) JMS
13 19 (7.36%) RESTful
14 18 (6.98%) Entity Framework
15 16 (6.20%) CakePHP
15 16 (6.20%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.08%) Computer Science
2 17 (6.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 15 (5.81%) Derivative
4 10 (3.88%) Algorithms
4 10 (3.88%) Hedge funds
4 10 (3.88%) Statistics
4 10 (3.88%) Visualisation
5 9 (3.49%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (3.10%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.33%) CMDB
7 6 (2.33%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.94%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.16%) Blog
9 3 (1.16%) PMI
10 2 (0.78%) Clustering
10 2 (0.78%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.78%) IVR
10 2 (0.78%) Replication
10 2 (0.78%) User Experience
10 2 (0.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 52 (20.16%) Linux
2 43 (16.67%) Unix
3 34 (13.18%) Windows
4 14 (5.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (4.65%) CentOS
6 11 (4.26%) Windows Server
7 7 (2.71%) Android
8 3 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (46.12%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (25.19%) Integration Testing
3 56 (21.71%) Continuous Integration
4 50 (19.38%) Scrum
5 44 (17.05%) BDD
5 44 (17.05%) OO
5 44 (17.05%) Software Engineering
6 43 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
7 42 (16.28%) TDD
8 34 (13.18%) Performance Testing
8 34 (13.18%) SDLC
9 29 (11.24%) User Stories
10 28 (10.85%) Continuous Improvement
11 27 (10.47%) Functional Testing
11 27 (10.47%) MVC
12 26 (10.08%) Regression Testing
13 25 (9.69%) UML
14 24 (9.30%) Project Management
15 23 (8.91%) Configuration Management
16 22 (8.53%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 102 (39.53%) Java
2 70 (27.13%) JavaScript
3 69 (26.74%) SQL
4 59 (22.87%) C#
5 32 (12.40%) C
6 30 (11.63%) Python
7 29 (11.24%) C++
8 26 (10.08%) Groovy
9 22 (8.53%) PHP
10 14 (5.43%) PL/SQL
11 13 (5.04%) PowerShell
11 13 (5.04%) T-SQL
12 10 (3.88%) Scala
13 9 (3.49%) Apex Code
14 7 (2.71%) Perl
15 6 (2.33%) TypeScript
16 5 (1.94%) Shell Script
16 5 (1.94%) VBScript
17 3 (1.16%) ABAP
17 3 (1.16%) XAML
Qualifications
1 60 (23.26%) Security Cleared
2 47 (18.22%) SC Cleared
3 32 (12.40%) Degree
4 16 (6.20%) ISEB
4 16 (6.20%) ISTQB
5 12 (4.65%) CCNP
5 12 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (3.49%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.94%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.16%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.39%) HND
9 1 (0.39%) MCSE
9 1 (0.39%) OCP
9 1 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (18.99%) QA
2 5 (1.94%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.16%) SDET
4 1 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (2.33%) Docker
2 5 (1.94%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.16%) HDFS
4 2 (0.78%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (2.71%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 5 (1.94%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.78%) Ansible
4 2 (0.78%) HP UCMDB
4 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (0.78%) Terraform
5 1 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.39%) Oozie
5 1 (0.39%) Packer
5 1 (0.39%) Puppet
Vendors
1 38 (14.73%) Oracle
2 25 (9.69%) Microsoft
3 23 (8.91%) Atlassian
4 16 (6.20%) Rally
5 9 (3.49%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (3.10%) CA
7 7 (2.71%) HP
7 7 (2.71%) Sophos
8 6 (2.33%) BMC
8 6 (2.33%) SAP
8 6 (2.33%) ServiceNow
8 6 (2.33%) VMware
9 5 (1.94%) IBM
9 5 (1.94%) Symantec
10 4 (1.55%) ESRI
10 4 (1.55%) Tableau
11 3 (1.16%) Ab Initio
11 3 (1.16%) Cisco
11 3 (1.16%) Xamarin
12 2 (0.78%) Temenos
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