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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 129 131 116
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -15
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 130 105 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.41% 1.25% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 1.73% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 49 65
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +10.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 11
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +49.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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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
6911 6059 5441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 74.84% 72.08% 70.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3819 3186 2690
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 256 334
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £43.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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
Hampshire +27 67 £381 +5.90% 8
Surrey +11 15 £325 - 10
Berkshire -41 13 £350 -1.75% 14
Buckinghamshire -12 12 £313 -6.01% 6
West Sussex - 8 £400 - 5
East Sussex 0 4 £338 +16.37% 4
Kent -12 4 £333 +56.47% 7
Oxfordshire -18 3 £490 +3.15% 9
Middlesex -2 2 - -
Sussex - - - -
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England

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 117 (44.49%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (36.50%) Java
3 90 (34.22%) HTML
4 87 (33.08%) JavaScript
5 84 (31.94%) CSS
6 82 (31.18%) SQL
7 74 (28.14%) Subversion
8 72 (27.38%) XML
8 72 (27.38%) OO
9 66 (25.10%) Scrum
10 62 (23.57%) Continuous Integration
11 56 (21.29%) Git (software)
12 55 (20.91%) Web Services
13 54 (20.53%) jQuery
13 54 (20.53%) Jenkins
14 52 (19.77%) Linux
14 52 (19.77%) .NET
15 51 (19.39%) MVC
15 51 (19.39%) REST
16 50 (19.01%) C#
17 49 (18.63%) Security Cleared
18 48 (18.25%) Windows
18 48 (18.25%) Ajax
19 47 (17.87%) JSON
20 46 (17.49%) SQL Server
21 43 (16.35%) TDD
22 41 (15.59%) Maven
23 38 (14.45%) Oracle
23 38 (14.45%) ASP.NET
23 38 (14.45%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 29 (11.03%) Apache
2 18 (6.84%) SharePoint
3 15 (5.70%) Tomcat
4 12 (4.56%) IIS
5 11 (4.18%) BizTalk Server
5 11 (4.18%) WebLogic
6 10 (3.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 9 (3.42%) Documentum
8 8 (3.04%) MS Exchange
9 7 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (1.90%) Mule
11 4 (1.52%) Confluence
11 4 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (1.52%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (1.14%) WebSphere
12 3 (1.14%) Drupal
12 3 (1.14%) CMS
12 3 (1.14%) Lync
12 3 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (2.28%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.14%) MS Office
3 1 (0.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (4.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (3.80%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (1.52%) Magento
4 2 (0.76%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.76%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.38%) Exstream
5 1 (0.38%) CSG Singleview
5 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.38%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.38%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.38%) SAP FI-AP
5 1 (0.38%) SAP ECC
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.76%) Google App Engine
2 2 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.76%) Office 365
2 2 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (8.75%) Internet
2 6 (2.28%) DNS
3 4 (1.52%) LDAP
3 4 (1.52%) DHCP
4 3 (1.14%) FTP
4 3 (1.14%) PBX
4 3 (1.14%) VoIP
4 3 (1.14%) Asterisk PBX
5 2 (0.76%) OpenLDAP
5 2 (0.76%) HTTP
6 1 (0.38%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.38%) WAN
6 1 (0.38%) LAN
6 1 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.38%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (17.49%) SQL Server
2 21 (7.98%) MySQL
3 20 (7.60%) Relational Database
4 13 (4.94%) Oracle Database
5 12 (4.56%) RDBMS
6 8 (3.04%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (2.66%) Pentaho
8 6 (2.28%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (2.28%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.52%) PowerCenter
10 4 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.52%) DataStage
10 4 (1.52%) NoSQL
11 3 (1.14%) EDMS
12 2 (0.76%) Oracle OWB
12 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (0.76%) QlikView
12 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.76%) DTS
Development Applications
1 74 (28.14%) Subversion
2 56 (21.29%) Git (software)
3 54 (20.53%) Jenkins
4 41 (15.59%) Maven
5 36 (13.69%) Ant
6 35 (13.31%) JUnit
7 22 (8.37%) Eclipse
8 17 (6.46%) Mockito
9 15 (5.70%) JIRA
9 15 (5.70%) NUnit
10 14 (5.32%) Team Foundation Server
11 13 (4.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 12 (4.56%) Selenium
13 11 (4.18%) PHPUnit
14 10 (3.80%) CppUnit
14 10 (3.80%) ClearCase
14 10 (3.80%) GoogleTest
14 10 (3.80%) CruiseControl
14 10 (3.80%) Visual Studio
15 9 (3.42%) Jasmine
General
1 18 (6.84%) Publishing
2 17 (6.46%) Finance
3 16 (6.08%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.80%) Marketing
5 7 (2.66%) Military
6 6 (2.28%) Electronics
7 4 (1.52%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.14%) Legal
8 3 (1.14%) Banking
8 3 (1.14%) Retail
9 1 (0.38%) Billing
9 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 184 (69.96%) Developer
2 34 (12.93%) Java Developer
3 20 (7.60%) .NET Developer
4 17 (6.46%) Android Developer
5 16 (6.08%) Consultant
6 15 (5.70%) Front-End Developer
7 14 (5.32%) C# Developer
8 12 (4.56%) Software Engineer
8 12 (4.56%) JavaScript Developer
9 11 (4.18%) C# .NET Developer
9 11 (4.18%) Web Developer
9 11 (4.18%) Senior Developer
9 11 (4.18%) PHP Developer
9 11 (4.18%) Technical Leader
10 10 (3.80%) Software Developer
11 9 (3.42%) SAP Consultant
12 8 (3.04%) Microsoft Developer
13 7 (2.66%) Lead Developer
13 7 (2.66%) CRM Developer
14 6 (2.28%) Front-End Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (34.22%) HTML
2 84 (31.94%) CSS
3 72 (27.38%) XML
4 55 (20.91%) Web Services
5 54 (20.53%) jQuery
6 52 (19.77%) .NET
7 51 (19.39%) REST
8 48 (18.25%) Ajax
9 47 (17.87%) JSON
10 38 (14.45%) HTML5
10 38 (14.45%) ASP.NET
11 36 (13.69%) Spring
12 27 (10.27%) JSP
13 26 (9.89%) J2EE
14 23 (8.75%) .NET Framework
14 23 (8.75%) WCF
15 22 (8.37%) Android SDK
16 21 (7.98%) ASP.NET MVC
16 21 (7.98%) CSS3
17 20 (7.60%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.94%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (4.56%) Management Information System
4 10 (3.80%) Computer Science
5 9 (3.42%) Data Integration
6 6 (2.28%) Replication
7 5 (1.90%) Wiki
7 5 (1.90%) Smart Meter
7 5 (1.90%) Open Source
7 5 (1.90%) User Experience
8 4 (1.52%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.52%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (1.52%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.52%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.52%) DTV
9 3 (1.14%) DataPower
10 2 (0.76%) Clustering
10 2 (0.76%) iPad
10 2 (0.76%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.76%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 52 (19.77%) Linux
2 48 (18.25%) Windows
3 38 (14.45%) UNIX
4 22 (8.37%) Android
5 14 (5.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (3.04%) Apple iOS
6 8 (3.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.14%) CentOS
8 2 (0.76%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.38%) AIX
9 1 (0.38%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (44.49%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (27.38%) OO
3 66 (25.10%) Scrum
4 62 (23.57%) Continuous Integration
5 51 (19.39%) MVC
6 43 (16.35%) TDD
7 25 (9.51%) Software Engineering
8 24 (9.13%) BDD
9 23 (8.75%) Web Development
10 20 (7.60%) System Testing
11 19 (7.22%) Automated Testing
11 19 (7.22%) OOP
11 19 (7.22%) SOA
12 18 (6.84%) CRM
12 18 (6.84%) Change Control
13 17 (6.46%) Android Development
13 17 (6.46%) Dependency Injection
14 16 (6.08%) ETL
14 16 (6.08%) Responsive Web Design
15 15 (5.70%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 96 (36.50%) Java
2 87 (33.08%) JavaScript
3 82 (31.18%) SQL
4 50 (19.01%) C#
5 20 (7.60%) C++
6 19 (7.22%) PHP
7 17 (6.46%) C
8 16 (6.08%) PL/SQL
9 14 (5.32%) VBA
10 13 (4.94%) T-SQL
10 13 (4.94%) XPath
11 12 (4.56%) VB.NET
12 11 (4.18%) XQuery
13 10 (3.80%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 7 (2.66%) PowerShell
15 6 (2.28%) VBScript
16 5 (1.90%) Python
16 5 (1.90%) PHP5
17 3 (1.14%) Objective-C
17 3 (1.14%) R
Qualifications
1 49 (18.63%) Security Cleared
2 35 (13.31%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.08%) DV Cleared
4 11 (4.18%) Degree
5 6 (2.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (2.28%) Sun Certification
6 5 (1.90%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.42%) QA
2 1 (0.38%) HL7
2 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (3.04%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (3.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 10 (3.80%) Oracle Identity Management
2 4 (1.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (1.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (0.76%) MIIS
3 2 (0.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 38 (14.45%) Oracle
2 37 (14.07%) Microsoft
3 14 (5.32%) SAP
4 12 (4.56%) VMware
4 12 (4.56%) Google
5 10 (3.80%) IBM
6 8 (3.04%) Informatica
7 7 (2.66%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (2.66%) Teradata
7 7 (2.66%) Zend
8 6 (2.28%) CA
8 6 (2.28%) Cisco
9 4 (1.52%) Altiris
9 4 (1.52%) hybris
10 3 (1.14%) HP
10 3 (1.14%) Remedy
10 3 (1.14%) Ab Initio
11 2 (0.76%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.76%) Twitter
12 1 (0.38%) Xamarin
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