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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 141 110 124
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +14
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 129 129 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.31% 1.43% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 1.96% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 77 56
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£373 £330 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.92% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £246 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 7
Average hourly rate £39.50 £38.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.93% +72.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
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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
7415 6578 5721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.33% 72.71% 71.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4123 3588 2901
Average daily rate £395 £383 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 272 287
Average hourly rate £33.00 £26.50 £26.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.52% -1.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.53 £12.52 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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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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
Hampshire +22 55 £375 +7.18% 13
Berkshire -19 23 £375 +12.78% 18
Buckinghamshire -12 21 £325 -1.51% 7
Surrey +9 11 £400 +14.28% 14
West Sussex -21 7 £580 - 5
Oxfordshire -18 6 £600 +84.61% 14
Kent -6 4 £335 +44.86% 7
Middlesex +3 2 £273 -39.44%
East Sussex -8 2 £325 +8.33% 6
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England

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 108 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (35.19%) JavaScript
3 93 (34.44%) HTML
4 92 (34.07%) Java
5 90 (33.33%) CSS
6 81 (30.00%) SQL
7 80 (29.63%) OO
8 67 (24.81%) Subversion
9 63 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
9 63 (23.33%) XML
10 58 (21.48%) C#
10 58 (21.48%) .NET
10 58 (21.48%) Git (software)
11 57 (21.11%) Web Services
12 54 (20.00%) Scrum
12 54 (20.00%) jQuery
13 52 (19.26%) Linux
14 51 (18.89%) MVC
14 51 (18.89%) Jenkins
15 47 (17.41%) JSON
16 45 (16.67%) TDD
17 43 (15.93%) ASP.NET
17 43 (15.93%) REST
18 41 (15.19%) Windows
19 40 (14.81%) SQL Server
20 37 (13.70%) Security Cleared
20 37 (13.70%) Ajax
21 35 (12.96%) HTML5
22 34 (12.59%) Maven
22 34 (12.59%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 28 (10.37%) Apache
2 16 (5.93%) SharePoint
3 13 (4.81%) CMS
4 11 (4.07%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (3.70%) WebLogic
5 10 (3.70%) WebSphere
6 9 (3.33%) Tomcat
7 8 (2.96%) IIS
8 7 (2.59%) MS Exchange
8 7 (2.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (1.85%) Lync
10 5 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (1.48%) Drupal
11 4 (1.48%) Documentum
11 4 (1.48%) JBoss
12 3 (1.11%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (2.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.74%) MS Office
3 1 (0.37%) MS Project
3 1 (0.37%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 13 (4.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.59%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (1.48%) Magento
4 3 (1.11%) SAP HR
4 3 (1.11%) SAP Payroll
5 2 (0.74%) SAP MDM
5 2 (0.74%) SAP FI-AP
6 1 (0.37%) SAP ECC
6 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.37%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.37%) Remedy AR System
6 1 (0.37%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.37%) Exstream
6 1 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.37%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.37%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.37%) CSG Singleview
6 1 (0.37%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.11%) Office 365
3 2 (0.74%) Yammer
4 1 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.37%) SaaS
4 1 (0.37%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 22 (8.15%) Internet
2 4 (1.48%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.74%) OpenLDAP
3 2 (0.74%) Asterisk PBX
3 2 (0.74%) PBX
3 2 (0.74%) VoIP
4 1 (0.37%) DHCP
4 1 (0.37%) FTP
4 1 (0.37%) HTTP
4 1 (0.37%) DNS
4 1 (0.37%) Intranet
4 1 (0.37%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 14 (5.19%) MySQL
4 10 (3.70%) RDBMS
4 10 (3.70%) Oracle Database
5 8 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.48%) EDMS
8 4 (1.48%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.11%) SQLite
9 3 (1.11%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.74%) SAP Data Services
10 2 (0.74%) Big Data
10 2 (0.74%) BusinessObjects XI
10 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.74%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 67 (24.81%) Subversion
2 58 (21.48%) Git (software)
3 51 (18.89%) Jenkins
4 34 (12.59%) Maven
5 32 (11.85%) Ant
6 20 (7.41%) JUnit
6 20 (7.41%) Eclipse
7 19 (7.04%) NUnit
8 14 (5.19%) ClearCase
8 14 (5.19%) Selenium
9 13 (4.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 13 (4.81%) CppUnit
9 13 (4.81%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (4.81%) PHPUnit
9 13 (4.81%) Mockito
9 13 (4.81%) GoogleTest
10 10 (3.70%) CruiseControl
10 10 (3.70%) Visual Studio
11 9 (3.33%) JIRA
11 9 (3.33%) Jasmine
General
1 15 (5.56%) Publishing
2 13 (4.81%) Finance
3 7 (2.59%) Military
4 6 (2.22%) Retail
5 5 (1.85%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.85%) Banking
6 3 (1.11%) Legal
6 3 (1.11%) Marketing
7 2 (0.74%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.74%) Electronics
7 2 (0.74%) Games
8 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.37%) Billing
8 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 180 (66.67%) Developer
2 27 (10.00%) Java Developer
3 24 (8.89%) Consultant
4 21 (7.78%) .NET Developer
5 20 (7.41%) Android Developer
6 18 (6.67%) Web Developer
7 15 (5.56%) C# Developer
7 15 (5.56%) SAP Consultant
7 15 (5.56%) Front-End Developer
8 14 (5.19%) JavaScript Developer
9 13 (4.81%) Senior Developer
10 12 (4.44%) Software Engineer
10 12 (4.44%) PHP Developer
10 12 (4.44%) Technical Leader
11 11 (4.07%) C# .NET Developer
12 9 (3.33%) Microsoft Developer
13 7 (2.59%) Software Developer
13 7 (2.59%) ServiceNow Developer
13 7 (2.59%) CRM Developer
14 6 (2.22%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (34.44%) HTML
2 90 (33.33%) CSS
3 63 (23.33%) XML
4 58 (21.48%) .NET
5 57 (21.11%) Web Services
6 54 (20.00%) jQuery
7 47 (17.41%) JSON
8 43 (15.93%) ASP.NET
8 43 (15.93%) REST
9 37 (13.70%) Ajax
10 35 (12.96%) HTML5
11 28 (10.37%) Spring
12 25 (9.26%) Android SDK
13 24 (8.89%) CSS3
13 24 (8.89%) ASP.NET MVC
14 23 (8.52%) RESTful
15 22 (8.15%) WCF
16 21 (7.78%) JSP
17 18 (6.67%) .NET Framework
18 16 (5.93%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.37%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (4.44%) Management Information System
3 11 (4.07%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.59%) CMDB
4 7 (2.59%) User Experience
5 5 (1.85%) Wiki
6 4 (1.48%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.48%) Open Source
6 4 (1.48%) iPad
7 3 (1.11%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.11%) DataPower
7 3 (1.11%) Smart Meter
7 3 (1.11%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.11%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.74%) NHS
8 2 (0.74%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.74%) Clustering
8 2 (0.74%) Blog
8 2 (0.74%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 52 (19.26%) Linux
2 41 (15.19%) Windows
3 30 (11.11%) Android
4 21 (7.78%) UNIX
5 14 (5.19%) Apple iOS
6 12 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (2.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.11%) CentOS
8 3 (1.11%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.37%) SUSE
9 1 (0.37%) Fedora
9 1 (0.37%) AIX
9 1 (0.37%) VMS
9 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (29.63%) OO
3 63 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
4 54 (20.00%) Scrum
5 51 (18.89%) MVC
6 45 (16.67%) TDD
7 29 (10.74%) Software Engineering
8 24 (8.89%) System Testing
9 23 (8.52%) OOP
10 22 (8.15%) Workflow
11 21 (7.78%) Web Development
11 21 (7.78%) Android Development
12 20 (7.41%) BDD
12 20 (7.41%) Change Control
12 20 (7.41%) UML
13 19 (7.04%) Migration
13 19 (7.04%) Automated Testing
14 17 (6.30%) Configuration Management
14 17 (6.30%) Dependency Injection
15 16 (5.93%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 95 (35.19%) JavaScript
2 92 (34.07%) Java
3 81 (30.00%) SQL
4 58 (21.48%) C#
5 26 (9.63%) C++
6 23 (8.52%) PHP
7 20 (7.41%) C
8 14 (5.19%) VBA
9 10 (3.70%) XPath
10 9 (3.33%) VB.NET
11 8 (2.96%) PL/SQL
11 8 (2.96%) Python
11 8 (2.96%) XQuery
12 7 (2.59%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 6 (2.22%) PHP5
13 6 (2.22%) PowerShell
13 6 (2.22%) T-SQL
13 6 (2.22%) VBScript
14 4 (1.48%) VB
14 4 (1.48%) Perl
Qualifications
1 37 (13.70%) Security Cleared
2 30 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.96%) Degree
4 6 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.85%) MCSE
5 5 (1.85%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.11%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.37%) HND
7 1 (0.37%) ISEB
7 1 (0.37%) Siebel Certification
7 1 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.19%) QA
2 2 (0.74%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.37%) SLA
3 1 (0.37%) HL7
System Software
1 7 (2.59%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.37%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 7 (2.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 7 (2.59%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (0.37%) Puppet
Vendors
1 34 (12.59%) Microsoft
2 28 (10.37%) Oracle
3 20 (7.41%) SAP
4 13 (4.81%) CA
5 12 (4.44%) Google
6 9 (3.33%) IBM
7 8 (2.96%) Cisco
7 8 (2.96%) HP
7 8 (2.96%) BMC
7 8 (2.96%) VMware
7 8 (2.96%) ServiceNow
8 6 (2.22%) Zend
9 3 (1.11%) webMethods
9 3 (1.11%) Remedy
9 3 (1.11%) Ab Initio
9 3 (1.11%) Sencha
9 3 (1.11%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.11%) Apple
9 3 (1.11%) Business Objects
10 2 (0.74%) Software AG
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 7 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Excellent day rate on offer!
Posted: 8 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Salt
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Stott & May
Posted: 16 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
High Wycombe
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Hampshire
Explore Group
Rate: £250 - £310 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading
Recruitment Genius
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Surrey
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £520 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £38 - £40 per hour
Posted: 23 days ago