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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unit Testing
England / South East
Rank 123 98 119
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +21
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 111 163 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.52% 1.99% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 2.49% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 107 77
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £347
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +6.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £50.00 £47.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +18.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.90 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-0.97% +9.06%

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
5859 6552 7230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.36% 79.85% 78.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3462 3947 3964
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 288 244
Median hourly rate £38.50 £45.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.44% +80.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £60.85 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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
Berkshire +17 32 £425 -10.52% 21
Oxfordshire +17 23 £600 +71.42%
Hampshire -50 18 £400 +12.67% 16
Buckinghamshire -6 15 £350 -11.11% 7
East Sussex +9 8 £394 -1.56% 1
West Sussex +7 8 £403 - 3
Surrey +17 4 £456 +1.38% 5
Unit Testing
England

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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.

1 142 (57.49%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (55.06%) Java
3 87 (35.22%) SQL
4 72 (29.15%) Spring
5 65 (26.32%) TDD
5 65 (26.32%) JavaScript
6 63 (25.51%) JUnit
7 61 (24.70%) Scrum
8 59 (23.89%) Continuous Integration
9 58 (23.48%) Web Services
10 55 (22.27%) C#
11 50 (20.24%) Maven
11 50 (20.24%) Cucumber
12 49 (19.84%) HTML
13 48 (19.43%) Jenkins
14 47 (19.03%) Oracle
14 47 (19.03%) Software Engineering
15 44 (17.81%) Integration Testing
16 42 (17.00%) .NET
17 40 (16.19%) BDD
18 39 (15.79%) JIRA
18 39 (15.79%) QA
18 39 (15.79%) XML
19 38 (15.38%) MVC
19 38 (15.38%) Selenium
20 37 (14.98%) AngularJS
21 36 (14.57%) Mockito
22 35 (14.17%) Java EE
23 34 (13.77%) REST
23 34 (13.77%) Linux

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 (12.15%) JBoss
2 22 (8.91%) WebSphere
3 17 (6.88%) Confluence
3 17 (6.88%) WebSphere Process Server
4 16 (6.48%) Tomcat
5 15 (6.07%) WebSphere Application Server
6 12 (4.86%) Apache
6 12 (4.86%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (4.45%) Alfresco
8 9 (3.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 9 (3.64%) SharePoint
9 8 (3.24%) Documentum
9 8 (3.24%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 7 (2.83%) IIS
11 6 (2.43%) CMS
11 6 (2.43%) nginx
12 4 (1.62%) Apache Spark
12 4 (1.62%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (1.21%) GemFire
13 3 (1.21%) OpenStack
Applications
1 14 (5.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.21%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (3.24%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (2.83%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.40%) Primavera
4 1 (0.40%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.40%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 22 (8.91%) GitHub
2 13 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (2.83%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (2.02%) PaaS
6 4 (1.62%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 3 (1.21%) SaaS
8 2 (0.81%) IaaS
9 1 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.45%) HTTP
2 8 (3.24%) Internet
3 6 (2.43%) LDAP
4 3 (1.21%) AMQP
5 2 (0.81%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.40%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (11.74%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.48%) MySQL
3 13 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (4.05%) Oracle Database
5 9 (3.64%) Relational Database
5 9 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (3.24%) DB2
6 8 (3.24%) NoSQL
6 8 (3.24%) RDBMS
7 7 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (2.02%) Hadoop
8 5 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.62%) Hazelcast
9 4 (1.62%) HBase
10 3 (1.21%) Apache Hive
10 3 (1.21%) Big Data
10 3 (1.21%) MongoDB
10 3 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.81%) Kalido
Development Applications
1 63 (25.51%) JUnit
2 50 (20.24%) Cucumber
2 50 (20.24%) Maven
3 48 (19.43%) Jenkins
4 39 (15.79%) JIRA
5 38 (15.38%) Selenium
6 36 (14.57%) Mockito
7 31 (12.55%) Git (software)
8 30 (12.15%) Subversion
9 23 (9.31%) SoapUI
10 22 (8.91%) Ant
11 18 (7.29%) Gradle
12 13 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 13 (5.26%) WebDriver
13 12 (4.86%) Eclipse
14 10 (4.05%) JMeter
15 9 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
16 8 (3.24%) Bitbucket
16 8 (3.24%) Checkstyle
16 8 (3.24%) FindBugs
General
1 30 (12.15%) Finance
2 14 (5.67%) Publishing
3 6 (2.43%) Banking
3 6 (2.43%) Retail
4 4 (1.62%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.81%) Advertising
5 2 (0.81%) Legal
5 2 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.40%) Back Office
6 1 (0.40%) Games
6 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.40%) Military
Job Titles
1 169 (68.42%) Developer
2 56 (22.67%) Java Developer
3 30 (12.15%) Senior Developer
4 27 (10.93%) Software Engineer
5 24 (9.72%) Software Developer
6 22 (8.91%) .NET Developer
7 19 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
8 18 (7.29%) SQL Developer
9 17 (6.88%) C# Developer
10 15 (6.07%) Angular Developer
10 15 (6.07%) Tester
11 14 (5.67%) Analyst
12 13 (5.26%) Java Engineer
12 13 (5.26%) Java Software Engineer
12 13 (5.26%) Senior .NET Developer
12 13 (5.26%) Senior Java Developer
13 12 (4.86%) HTML Developer
14 10 (4.05%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 10 (4.05%) Java Software Developer
15 9 (3.64%) SC Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (29.15%) Spring
2 58 (23.48%) Web Services
3 49 (19.84%) HTML
4 42 (17.00%) .NET
5 39 (15.79%) XML
6 37 (14.98%) AngularJS
7 35 (14.17%) Java EE
8 34 (13.77%) REST
9 33 (13.36%) RESTful
10 31 (12.55%) CSS
11 26 (10.53%) Hibernate
12 24 (9.72%) jQuery
13 21 (8.50%) ASP.NET
14 20 (8.10%) Gherkin
14 20 (8.10%) JMS
15 19 (7.69%) J2EE
15 19 (7.69%) JSON
16 16 (6.48%) React
17 15 (6.07%) Node.js
18 14 (5.67%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.50%) Computer Science
2 16 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.05%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (3.64%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (2.43%) Derivative
6 6 (2.43%) User Experience
7 4 (1.62%) CMDB
7 4 (1.62%) PMI
7 4 (1.62%) Smart Meter
8 3 (1.21%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.81%) IVR
9 2 (0.81%) Replication
10 1 (0.40%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.40%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.40%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.40%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.40%) iSeries
10 1 (0.40%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.40%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 34 (13.77%) Linux
2 16 (6.48%) Unix
3 14 (5.67%) Windows
4 6 (2.43%) Android
5 3 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.21%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.40%) CentOS
6 1 (0.40%) Solaris
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (57.49%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (26.32%) TDD
3 61 (24.70%) Scrum
4 59 (23.89%) Continuous Integration
5 47 (19.03%) Software Engineering
6 44 (17.81%) Integration Testing
7 40 (16.19%) BDD
8 38 (15.38%) MVC
9 31 (12.55%) Performance Testing
10 27 (10.93%) Automated Testing
10 27 (10.93%) Continuous Improvement
10 27 (10.93%) OO
11 26 (10.53%) Migration
12 25 (10.12%) Pair Programming
13 23 (9.31%) Continuous Delivery
13 23 (9.31%) Project Management
13 23 (9.31%) User Stories
14 21 (8.50%) DevOps
15 20 (8.10%) SDLC
16 19 (7.69%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 136 (55.06%) Java
2 87 (35.22%) SQL
3 65 (26.32%) JavaScript
4 55 (22.27%) C#
5 22 (8.91%) Groovy
6 19 (7.69%) Python
7 15 (6.07%) Scala
8 14 (5.67%) PL/SQL
9 13 (5.26%) C++
10 12 (4.86%) PHP
11 10 (4.05%) XPath
12 9 (3.64%) C
12 9 (3.64%) T-SQL
13 8 (3.24%) Shell Script
14 7 (2.83%) Apex Code
14 7 (2.83%) Perl
15 6 (2.43%) Ruby
16 5 (2.02%) ABAP
17 4 (1.62%) VB.NET
18 3 (1.21%) CFML
Qualifications
1 31 (12.55%) Degree
1 31 (12.55%) Security Cleared
2 22 (8.91%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.43%) ISEB
3 6 (2.43%) ISTQB
4 5 (2.02%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (2.02%) DV Cleared
4 5 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (2.02%) Sun Certification
5 4 (1.62%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.40%) CCNP
6 1 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (15.79%) QA
2 9 (3.64%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.21%) SDET
System Software
1 7 (2.83%) Docker
2 3 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.81%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.81%) HDFS
4 1 (0.40%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.40%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (4.05%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (3.64%) Ansible
3 8 (3.24%) Puppet
4 7 (2.83%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 2 (0.81%) HP UCMDB
6 1 (0.40%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.40%) Terraform
Vendors
1 47 (19.03%) Oracle
2 20 (8.10%) Microsoft
3 18 (7.29%) Atlassian
4 8 (3.24%) IBM
4 8 (3.24%) Tableau
5 7 (2.83%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (2.83%) Sophos
5 7 (2.83%) VMware
6 6 (2.43%) CA Agile Central
7 5 (2.02%) CA
7 5 (2.02%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.62%) BMC
8 4 (1.62%) HP
8 4 (1.62%) SAP
8 4 (1.62%) Temenos
9 2 (0.81%) Avaya
9 2 (0.81%) hybris
9 2 (0.81%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.81%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.81%) Xamarin
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