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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 140 160 140
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -20
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 124 114 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.43% 1.17% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 1.48% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 67 78
Median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £38.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+9.03% +3.33%
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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
7092 7715 7102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.65% 79.43% 76.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4331 4720 3983
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 £288 £275 £240
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 267 255 266
Median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £50.00 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.53 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.26% +26.36%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +31 51 £322 -6.09% 12
Berkshire +12 24 £375 -16.66% 8
West Sussex +6 20 £350 - 2
Oxfordshire -1 9 £413 +47.32% 5
Buckinghamshire -6 7 £313 -1.57% 6
East Sussex +5 6 £344 - 3
Middlesex -1 5 £450 +25.87%
Surrey -4 2 - - 5
Kent +4 1 £388 +14.81% 1
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 104 (41.11%) Java
2 99 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (28.85%) JavaScript
4 71 (28.06%) Subversion
5 70 (27.67%) Security Cleared
6 66 (26.09%) SQL
7 60 (23.72%) Web Services
8 59 (23.32%) JUnit
9 58 (22.92%) Integration Testing
10 57 (22.53%) SC Cleared
10 57 (22.53%) Spring
11 56 (22.13%) Continuous Integration
12 55 (21.74%) Linux
13 50 (19.76%) C#
14 49 (19.37%) jQuery
15 48 (18.97%) Unix
16 47 (18.58%) XML
16 47 (18.58%) Finance
16 47 (18.58%) Scrum
16 47 (18.58%) REST
16 47 (18.58%) System Integration Testing
17 45 (17.79%) QA
17 45 (17.79%) Selenium
17 45 (17.79%) CSS
17 45 (17.79%) OO
18 42 (16.60%) Jenkins
19 41 (16.21%) Oracle
19 41 (16.21%) TDD
19 41 (16.21%) Software Engineering
20 40 (15.81%) HTML

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 31 (12.25%) Apache
2 28 (11.07%) Tomcat
3 23 (9.09%) JBoss
4 21 (8.30%) Confluence
5 20 (7.91%) IIS
6 12 (4.74%) SharePoint
7 11 (4.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 10 (3.95%) GlassFish
9 9 (3.56%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (2.77%) Documentum
10 7 (2.77%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (2.37%) CMS
12 4 (1.58%) Apache Spark
12 4 (1.58%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (1.58%) WordPress
13 3 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (1.19%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (1.98%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (3.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.98%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (1.98%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.79%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.40%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.58%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.58%) GitHub
1 4 (1.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.19%) PaaS
3 2 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.79%) Force.com
3 2 (0.79%) Office 365
3 2 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.53%) HTTP
2 3 (1.19%) CTI
2 3 (1.19%) Internet
3 1 (0.40%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (13.83%) SQL Server
2 30 (11.86%) MongoDB
3 21 (8.30%) MySQL
4 20 (7.91%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (6.72%) NoSQL
6 10 (3.95%) KDB
6 10 (3.95%) Oracle Database
7 9 (3.56%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (3.16%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (2.77%) Big Data
9 7 (2.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (2.37%) Hadoop
11 5 (1.98%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (1.98%) InterSystems Cache
11 5 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (1.58%) Apache Hive
12 4 (1.58%) DB2
12 4 (1.58%) VoltDB
13 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 71 (28.06%) Subversion
2 59 (23.32%) JUnit
3 45 (17.79%) Selenium
4 42 (16.60%) Jenkins
5 39 (15.42%) Cucumber
5 39 (15.42%) Maven
6 38 (15.02%) JIRA
6 38 (15.02%) Team Foundation Server
7 37 (14.62%) Ant
8 31 (12.25%) Gradle
9 23 (9.09%) jMock
9 23 (9.09%) SoapUI
10 22 (8.70%) Git (software)
11 20 (7.91%) ClearCase
11 20 (7.91%) CppUnit
11 20 (7.91%) GoogleTest
11 20 (7.91%) NUnit
12 19 (7.51%) Hudson
12 19 (7.51%) PHPUnit
13 18 (7.11%) JMeter
General
1 47 (18.58%) Finance
2 10 (3.95%) Front Office
3 7 (2.77%) Military
4 6 (2.37%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.98%) Banking
6 4 (1.58%) Retail
7 3 (1.19%) Publishing
8 2 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.40%) Back Office
9 1 (0.40%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.40%) Electronics
9 1 (0.40%) Games
9 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.40%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 181 (71.54%) Developer
2 35 (13.83%) Java Developer
3 26 (10.28%) Senior Developer
4 19 (7.51%) PHP Developer
5 18 (7.11%) C Developer
6 17 (6.72%) Consultant
6 17 (6.72%) JavaScript Developer
7 15 (5.93%) .NET Developer
7 15 (5.93%) Analyst
8 14 (5.53%) Test Analyst
9 13 (5.14%) UI Developer
10 11 (4.35%) Automation Test Analyst
10 11 (4.35%) SQL Developer
11 10 (3.95%) Applications Developer
11 10 (3.95%) Developer in Test
11 10 (3.95%) Quantitative Developer
11 10 (3.95%) Software Engineer
11 10 (3.95%) Tester
12 9 (3.56%) HTML CSS Developer
12 9 (3.56%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (23.72%) Web Services
2 57 (22.53%) Spring
3 49 (19.37%) jQuery
4 47 (18.58%) REST
4 47 (18.58%) XML
5 45 (17.79%) CSS
6 40 (15.81%) HTML
7 36 (14.23%) JSON
8 35 (13.83%) Hibernate
9 33 (13.04%) .NET
10 26 (10.28%) Ajax
10 26 (10.28%) AngularJS
11 23 (9.09%) SOAP
12 20 (7.91%) Entity Framework
13 19 (7.51%) KnockoutJS
14 18 (7.11%) ASP.NET
14 18 (7.11%) Java EE
15 17 (6.72%) JMS
16 16 (6.32%) CakePHP
17 15 (5.93%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.49%) Computer Science
2 17 (6.72%) Derivative
3 15 (5.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 14 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (4.74%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (3.95%) Algorithms
6 10 (3.95%) Hedge funds
6 10 (3.95%) Statistics
6 10 (3.95%) Visualisation
7 6 (2.37%) CMDB
8 5 (1.98%) iPad
8 5 (1.98%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.19%) Blog
9 3 (1.19%) Clustering
9 3 (1.19%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.19%) PMI
9 3 (1.19%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.79%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.79%) Replication
10 2 (0.79%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 55 (21.74%) Linux
2 48 (18.97%) Unix
3 35 (13.83%) Windows
4 14 (5.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (4.74%) CentOS
6 11 (4.35%) Windows Server
7 6 (2.37%) Android
8 3 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (22.92%) Integration Testing
3 56 (22.13%) Continuous Integration
4 47 (18.58%) Scrum
4 47 (18.58%) System Integration Testing
5 45 (17.79%) OO
6 41 (16.21%) Software Engineering
6 41 (16.21%) TDD
7 34 (13.44%) BDD
8 33 (13.04%) MVC
8 33 (13.04%) SDLC
9 30 (11.86%) Performance Testing
9 30 (11.86%) UML
10 27 (10.67%) Functional Testing
11 26 (10.28%) Configuration Management
12 23 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
13 22 (8.70%) OOD
13 22 (8.70%) Project Management
13 22 (8.70%) User Stories
14 20 (7.91%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 104 (41.11%) Java
2 73 (28.85%) JavaScript
3 66 (26.09%) SQL
4 50 (19.76%) C#
5 36 (14.23%) C
6 30 (11.86%) C++
7 28 (11.07%) Python
8 22 (8.70%) Groovy
8 22 (8.70%) PHP
9 13 (5.14%) PL/SQL
9 13 (5.14%) PowerShell
9 13 (5.14%) T-SQL
10 8 (3.16%) Scala
11 7 (2.77%) Shell Script
12 6 (2.37%) TypeScript
13 5 (1.98%) VBScript
14 3 (1.19%) ABAP
14 3 (1.19%) VB
14 3 (1.19%) VB.NET
14 3 (1.19%) XAML
Qualifications
1 70 (27.67%) Security Cleared
2 57 (22.53%) SC Cleared
3 32 (12.65%) Degree
4 14 (5.53%) ISEB
4 14 (5.53%) ISTQB
5 12 (4.74%) CCNP
5 12 (4.74%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (3.95%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.98%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.19%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.40%) HND
9 1 (0.40%) MCSE
9 1 (0.40%) OCP
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.40%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (17.79%) QA
2 6 (2.37%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.40%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (2.37%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.58%) Docker
2 4 (1.58%) HDFS
3 2 (0.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (1.98%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (0.79%) Ansible
3 2 (0.79%) HP UCMDB
3 2 (0.79%) Oozie
3 2 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.40%) Packer
4 1 (0.40%) Puppet
4 1 (0.40%) SELinux
4 1 (0.40%) Terraform
Vendors
1 41 (16.21%) Oracle
2 20 (7.91%) Atlassian
3 19 (7.51%) Microsoft
4 14 (5.53%) Rally
5 9 (3.56%) ESRI
6 8 (3.16%) CA
7 7 (2.77%) HP
8 6 (2.37%) BMC
8 6 (2.37%) ServiceNow
9 5 (1.98%) SAP
9 5 (1.98%) Symantec
9 5 (1.98%) VMware
10 4 (1.58%) Tableau
11 3 (1.19%) Ab Initio
11 3 (1.19%) Cisco
12 2 (0.79%) IBM
12 2 (0.79%) Progress
12 2 (0.79%) Red Hat
12 2 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.79%) Temenos
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