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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 160 134 121
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -13
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 119 116 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.18% 1.27% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 1.71% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 78 67
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
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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
7728 6791 6398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 76.72% 74.36% 73.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4741 3829 3522
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 260 259
Average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -31.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.30 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -14 30 £343 +1.48% 18
Buckinghamshire +2 25 £318 -21.60% 12
Berkshire -10 17 £450 +28.57% 6
West Sussex - 14 £350 - 1
Surrey -1 10 £433 +1.76% 6
Oxfordshire -23 8 £300 +20.00% 4
East Sussex -4 7 - - 3
Kent -5 4 £338 +22.72% 4
Middlesex - 4 £358 -
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 121 (46.90%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (41.47%) SQL
3 98 (37.98%) HTML
4 96 (37.21%) CSS
5 85 (32.95%) XML
5 85 (32.95%) C#
5 85 (32.95%) JavaScript
6 83 (32.17%) .NET
7 80 (31.01%) Java
8 78 (30.23%) Web Services
9 65 (25.19%) OO
10 55 (21.32%) TDD
10 55 (21.32%) Scrum
10 55 (21.32%) MVC
11 51 (19.77%) jQuery
12 48 (18.60%) ASP.NET
13 46 (17.83%) SQL Server
14 42 (16.28%) Microsoft
15 39 (15.12%) Continuous Integration
16 38 (14.73%) Linux
17 37 (14.34%) C
17 37 (14.34%) .NET Framework
18 36 (13.95%) Software Engineering
18 36 (13.95%) UML
19 32 (12.40%) Security Cleared
19 32 (12.40%) BDD
20 31 (12.02%) REST
20 31 (12.02%) Git (software)
20 31 (12.02%) ASP.NET MVC
20 31 (12.02%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (11.24%) CMS
2 25 (9.69%) Apache
3 19 (7.36%) IIS
4 18 (6.98%) WebSphere
5 12 (4.65%) WebLogic
6 7 (2.71%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (2.71%) JBoss
6 7 (2.71%) MQSeries
6 7 (2.71%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (2.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.94%) Commerce Server
9 4 (1.55%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.16%) MS Exchange
10 3 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (1.16%) Node.js
10 3 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.78%) Confluence
11 2 (0.78%) Lync
Applications
1 13 (5.04%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.55%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.78%) Fireworks
3 2 (0.78%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.71%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (2.33%) Magento
3 3 (1.16%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.78%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.39%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.39%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.39%) SAP PSCD
5 1 (0.39%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.39%) SAP PS
5 1 (0.39%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.71%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.94%) Google Checkout
3 4 (1.55%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.78%) GitHub
5 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.65%) Internet
2 7 (2.71%) Wireshark
3 5 (1.94%) ATM
4 3 (1.16%) FTP
5 2 (0.78%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.39%) Intranet
6 1 (0.39%) Skype
6 1 (0.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (17.83%) SQL Server
2 23 (8.91%) Relational Database
3 19 (7.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (6.98%) MySQL
5 10 (3.88%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (3.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (3.10%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (2.71%) MongoDB
7 7 (2.71%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.94%) Oracle9i Database
8 5 (1.94%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.55%) DB2
9 4 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (1.16%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (1.16%) DTS
10 3 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 31 (12.02%) Git (software)
2 29 (11.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 28 (10.85%) Subversion
4 27 (10.47%) Visual Studio
5 26 (10.08%) NUnit
6 23 (8.91%) Jenkins
7 16 (6.20%) Selenium
7 16 (6.20%) Ant
7 16 (6.20%) PHPUnit
7 16 (6.20%) GoogleTest
8 14 (5.43%) Maven
9 11 (4.26%) ClearCase
10 10 (3.88%) WebDriver
10 10 (3.88%) JMeter
11 9 (3.49%) JUnit
12 8 (3.10%) Fiddler
13 6 (2.33%) JIRA
13 6 (2.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 6 (2.33%) Eclipse
13 6 (2.33%) Jasmine
General
1 22 (8.53%) Finance
2 21 (8.14%) Manufacturing
3 10 (3.88%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.49%) Banking
5 6 (2.33%) Retail
6 5 (1.94%) Marketing
7 2 (0.78%) Electronics
8 1 (0.39%) Legal
8 1 (0.39%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.39%) Military
Job Titles
1 180 (69.77%) Developer
2 27 (10.47%) .NET Developer
3 26 (10.08%) C# Developer
4 24 (9.30%) C Developer
4 24 (9.30%) ServiceNow Developer
5 21 (8.14%) Software Engineer
6 19 (7.36%) Programmer
7 18 (6.98%) Web Developer
7 18 (6.98%) Java Developer
8 17 (6.59%) Team Leader
9 14 (5.43%) Consultant
9 14 (5.43%) Front-End Developer
10 13 (5.04%) PHP Developer
11 11 (4.26%) ASP.NET Developer
11 11 (4.26%) C# .NET Developer
12 9 (3.49%) C# Programmer
12 9 (3.49%) Test Team Leader
12 9 (3.49%) Senior Developer
12 9 (3.49%) C++ Developer
13 8 (3.10%) C Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (37.98%) HTML
2 96 (37.21%) CSS
3 85 (32.95%) XML
4 83 (32.17%) .NET
5 78 (30.23%) Web Services
6 51 (19.77%) jQuery
7 48 (18.60%) ASP.NET
8 37 (14.34%) .NET Framework
9 31 (12.02%) Ajax
9 31 (12.02%) ASP.NET MVC
9 31 (12.02%) REST
10 29 (11.24%) JSON
11 28 (10.85%) HTML5
12 27 (10.47%) RESTful
12 27 (10.47%) WCF
12 27 (10.47%) Spring
13 25 (9.69%) AngularJS
14 22 (8.53%) JSP
15 21 (8.14%) XSLT
16 16 (6.20%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.08%) CMDB
2 16 (6.20%) Embedded Systems
3 15 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.26%) Client/Server
5 9 (3.49%) N-Tier
5 9 (3.49%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (3.49%) Computer Science
6 8 (3.10%) Mobile Computing
7 7 (2.71%) DataPower
8 5 (1.94%) Data Integration
8 5 (1.94%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.94%) Clustering
9 4 (1.55%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.16%) User Experience
10 3 (1.16%) Derivative
10 3 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.78%) Replication
11 2 (0.78%) DTV
11 2 (0.78%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.78%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 38 (14.73%) Linux
2 31 (12.02%) Windows
3 23 (8.91%) UNIX
4 11 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (3.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (2.71%) Android
7 3 (1.16%) Solaris
7 3 (1.16%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.39%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.39%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.39%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (46.90%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (25.19%) OO
3 55 (21.32%) TDD
3 55 (21.32%) Scrum
3 55 (21.32%) MVC
4 39 (15.12%) Continuous Integration
5 36 (13.95%) UML
5 36 (13.95%) Software Engineering
6 32 (12.40%) BDD
7 31 (12.02%) SOA
8 30 (11.63%) Web Development
9 28 (10.85%) ITIL
10 26 (10.08%) ITSM
11 25 (9.69%) Service Management
11 25 (9.69%) Content Management
12 24 (9.30%) User Acceptance Testing
12 24 (9.30%) OOD
13 21 (8.14%) OOP
13 21 (8.14%) Integration Testing
14 20 (7.75%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 107 (41.47%) SQL
2 85 (32.95%) C#
2 85 (32.95%) JavaScript
3 80 (31.01%) Java
4 37 (14.34%) C
5 29 (11.24%) T-SQL
6 25 (9.69%) C++
7 24 (9.30%) PHP
7 24 (9.30%) Python
8 19 (7.36%) PL/SQL
9 16 (6.20%) Lua
9 16 (6.20%) Bash Shell
10 11 (4.26%) XPath
11 10 (3.88%) VB.NET
11 10 (3.88%) VBScript
12 8 (3.10%) Embedded C
13 7 (2.71%) XQuery
13 7 (2.71%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 7 (2.71%) PHP5
14 5 (1.94%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 32 (12.40%) Security Cleared
2 20 (7.75%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.43%) Degree
4 3 (1.16%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.16%) Sun Certification
5 2 (0.78%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (0.78%) ISEB
5 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.39%) Siebel Certification
6 1 (0.39%) CCA
6 1 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.16%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.78%) HL7
System Software
1 6 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.78%) Docker
3 1 (0.39%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 7 (2.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 7 (2.71%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (0.78%) Vagrant
2 2 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (0.78%) WMI
Vendors
1 42 (16.28%) Microsoft
2 29 (11.24%) HP
3 26 (10.08%) BMC
3 26 (10.08%) CA
3 26 (10.08%) ServiceNow
4 24 (9.30%) Oracle
5 13 (5.04%) IBM
6 11 (4.26%) Telerik
7 10 (3.88%) Google
8 9 (3.49%) SAP
9 7 (2.71%) Ab Initio
10 6 (2.33%) Twitter
11 5 (1.94%) PayPal
11 5 (1.94%) Coremetrics
12 3 (1.16%) Aquila
12 3 (1.16%) Talend
12 3 (1.16%) TIBCO
12 3 (1.16%) webMethods
13 2 (0.78%) VMware
13 2 (0.78%) Sybase
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