The first table below looks at the demand 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 9 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South East region.

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
9 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 130 136 131
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 117 101 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.31% 1.20% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 1.70% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 44 62
Average daily rate
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£327 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.46% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £290 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £353 £330
% change year-on-year
-0.70% +6.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -10.13%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6496 5932 6609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.52% 70.67% 68.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3585 3126 3129
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 260 341
Average hourly rate £26.98 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.08% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.98 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.98% +3.33%
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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 9 July 2014.

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 9 July 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Berkshire +12 29 £425 -5.55% 13
Hampshire -24 26 £325 -3.70% 15
Buckinghamshire -5 17 £400 +6.66% 2
Surrey +13 14 £375 +2.73% 13
Kent +9 11 £275 -21.42% 4
East Sussex +7 8 £363 -3.33% 1
Oxfordshire +5 5 £325 -7.14% 7
Middlesex -2 3 £400 -
West Sussex -15 2 - - 2
Sussex - - - -
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 9 July 2014, 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 93 (36.33%) JavaScript
2 91 (35.55%) HTML
3 89 (34.77%) SQL
3 89 (34.77%) CSS
4 79 (30.86%) SQL Server
5 78 (30.47%) C#
5 78 (30.47%) MVC
6 63 (24.61%) XML
7 61 (23.83%) Java
8 59 (23.05%) .NET
9 58 (22.66%) jQuery
10 56 (21.88%) Subversion
11 55 (21.48%) Scrum
12 52 (20.31%) Agile Software Development
13 47 (18.36%) OO
14 44 (17.19%) ASP.NET
15 40 (15.63%) Spring
16 37 (14.45%) Jenkins
17 36 (14.06%) Ajax
17 36 (14.06%) TDD
18 33 (12.89%) T-SQL
18 33 (12.89%) Microsoft
19 32 (12.50%) Oracle
19 32 (12.50%) AngularJS
20 31 (12.11%) ASP.NET MVC
20 31 (12.11%) JSON
20 31 (12.11%) Security Cleared
20 31 (12.11%) UNIX
21 30 (11.72%) Windows
21 30 (11.72%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 9 July 2014, 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 23 (8.98%) CMS
2 22 (8.59%) Tomcat
3 14 (5.47%) Confluence
4 11 (4.30%) MS Exchange
5 9 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (2.73%) WebSphere
6 7 (2.73%) Apache
6 7 (2.73%) WebSphere Application Server
7 6 (2.34%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (2.34%) WebLogic
7 6 (2.34%) Sitecore CMS
8 5 (1.95%) SharePoint
8 5 (1.95%) IIS
9 4 (1.56%) Alfresco
9 4 (1.56%) Lync
10 3 (1.17%) Node.js
10 3 (1.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 2 (0.78%) TeamSite
Applications
1 5 (1.95%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (4.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.17%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.78%) Exstream
3 2 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.78%) Magento
3 2 (0.78%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.39%) SAP FI-CA
4 1 (0.39%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.39%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.17%) Google App Engine
2 3 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.39%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.73%) Internet
2 6 (2.34%) X.400
2 6 (2.34%) X.500
3 5 (1.95%) SMTP
4 4 (1.56%) HTTP
5 3 (1.17%) Asterisk PBX
5 3 (1.17%) PBX
5 3 (1.17%) VoIP
6 2 (0.78%) DNS
6 2 (0.78%) Intranet
6 2 (0.78%) LDAP
6 2 (0.78%) NFC
7 1 (0.39%) MVNO
7 1 (0.39%) Firewall
7 1 (0.39%) SSH
7 1 (0.39%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (30.86%) SQL Server
2 28 (10.94%) MySQL
3 14 (5.47%) Oracle Database
4 11 (4.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (3.13%) Big Data
6 7 (2.73%) Hadoop
7 6 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (2.34%) Apache Hive
7 6 (2.34%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.95%) EDMS
9 4 (1.56%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (1.56%) Pentaho
10 3 (1.17%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.17%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (1.17%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 56 (21.88%) Subversion
2 37 (14.45%) Jenkins
3 28 (10.94%) JUnit
4 27 (10.55%) JIRA
5 22 (8.59%) Git (software)
6 18 (7.03%) Eclipse
7 16 (6.25%) Selenium
7 16 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (5.86%) Jasmine
9 14 (5.47%) NUnit
10 13 (5.08%) MSTest
11 11 (4.30%) Hudson
12 10 (3.91%) Visual Studio
12 10 (3.91%) PHPUnit
13 7 (2.73%) Maven
14 6 (2.34%) Ant
14 6 (2.34%) CruiseControl
14 6 (2.34%) TeamCity
14 6 (2.34%) SoapUI
15 4 (1.56%) JDeveloper
General
1 21 (8.20%) Finance
2 8 (3.13%) Military
3 6 (2.34%) Advertising
4 5 (1.95%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.95%) Publishing
4 5 (1.95%) Back Office
5 4 (1.56%) Retail
5 4 (1.56%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.17%) Marketing
6 3 (1.17%) Legal
6 3 (1.17%) Electronics
6 3 (1.17%) Banking
7 2 (0.78%) Billing
7 2 (0.78%) Front Office
7 2 (0.78%) Games
8 1 (0.39%) Automotive
8 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 187 (73.05%) Developer
2 28 (10.94%) .NET Developer
3 25 (9.77%) JavaScript Developer
4 22 (8.59%) Java Developer
5 21 (8.20%) Web Developer
6 20 (7.81%) Senior Developer
7 14 (5.47%) Consultant
8 13 (5.08%) ASP.NET Developer
9 12 (4.69%) Software Engineer
10 11 (4.30%) PHP Developer
11 10 (3.91%) Software Developer
11 10 (3.91%) Analyst
12 9 (3.52%) Front-End Developer
13 8 (3.13%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
13 8 (3.13%) Senior .NET Developer
14 7 (2.73%) ServiceNow Developer
14 7 (2.73%) Java/J2EE Developer
14 7 (2.73%) ETL Developer
15 6 (2.34%) J2EE Developer
15 6 (2.34%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (35.55%) HTML
2 89 (34.77%) CSS
3 63 (24.61%) XML
4 59 (23.05%) .NET
5 58 (22.66%) jQuery
6 44 (17.19%) ASP.NET
7 40 (15.63%) Spring
8 36 (14.06%) Ajax
9 32 (12.50%) AngularJS
10 31 (12.11%) ASP.NET MVC
10 31 (12.11%) JSON
11 30 (11.72%) Web Services
12 29 (11.33%) Backbone.js
13 26 (10.16%) JSP
14 24 (9.38%) REST
15 23 (8.98%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 22 (8.59%) WCF
17 21 (8.20%) Hibernate
18 20 (7.81%) YUI
18 20 (7.81%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.52%) Computer Science
1 9 (3.52%) Replication
2 7 (2.73%) CMDB
3 6 (2.34%) Mobile App
4 5 (1.95%) Open Source
4 5 (1.95%) Smartphone
5 4 (1.56%) N-Tier
5 4 (1.56%) Data Integration
5 4 (1.56%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (1.17%) Data Extraction
6 3 (1.17%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.78%) DTV
7 2 (0.78%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.78%) Clustering
7 2 (0.78%) Handset
7 2 (0.78%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.39%) iPhone
8 1 (0.39%) Animation
8 1 (0.39%) APACS
8 1 (0.39%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 31 (12.11%) UNIX
2 30 (11.72%) Windows
3 16 (6.25%) Linux
4 15 (5.86%) Apple iOS
5 11 (4.30%) Android
6 10 (3.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.78%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.78%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (0.78%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.39%) webOS
9 1 (0.39%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (30.47%) MVC
2 55 (21.48%) Scrum
3 52 (20.31%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (18.36%) OO
5 36 (14.06%) TDD
6 28 (10.94%) E-Commerce
7 26 (10.16%) Web Development
7 26 (10.16%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (9.77%) User Acceptance Testing
9 24 (9.38%) BDD
10 21 (8.20%) OOP
11 19 (7.42%) SOA
12 17 (6.64%) Test Scripting
12 17 (6.64%) Software Engineering
13 16 (6.25%) Configuration Management
14 15 (5.86%) System Testing
14 15 (5.86%) Integration Testing
14 15 (5.86%) CRM
15 14 (5.47%) Validation
16 13 (5.08%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 93 (36.33%) JavaScript
2 89 (34.77%) SQL
3 78 (30.47%) C#
4 61 (23.83%) Java
5 33 (12.89%) T-SQL
6 22 (8.59%) C++
7 17 (6.64%) PHP
8 15 (5.86%) PL/SQL
9 11 (4.30%) PowerShell
9 11 (4.30%) C
9 11 (4.30%) VB.NET
10 9 (3.52%) VBScript
11 7 (2.73%) PHP5
11 7 (2.73%) Python
12 5 (1.95%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.56%) Fortran
13 4 (1.56%) VBA
13 4 (1.56%) Objective-C
13 4 (1.56%) Lua
13 4 (1.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 31 (12.11%) Security Cleared
2 18 (7.03%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.52%) Degree
4 8 (3.13%) DV Cleared
5 6 (2.34%) Sun Certification
6 3 (1.17%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.39%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.13%) QA
2 1 (0.39%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 12 (4.69%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.78%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.39%) KVM
4 1 (0.39%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (0.39%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.39%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.39%) Xen
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (1.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (0.78%) MIIS
2 2 (0.78%) WMI
2 2 (0.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.39%) Puppet
3 1 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.39%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 33 (12.89%) Microsoft
2 32 (12.50%) Oracle
3 15 (5.86%) hybris
4 13 (5.08%) HP
5 12 (4.69%) VMware
6 10 (3.91%) SAP
7 8 (3.13%) Sun
7 8 (3.13%) JBoss
8 7 (2.73%) ServiceNow
8 7 (2.73%) BMC
8 7 (2.73%) CA
9 6 (2.34%) Telerik
9 6 (2.34%) Teradata
9 6 (2.34%) Sitecore
10 5 (1.95%) Sencha
10 5 (1.95%) ICL
11 4 (1.56%) DevExpress
12 3 (1.17%) Zend
12 3 (1.17%) Google
12 3 (1.17%) PeopleSoft
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