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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 134 113 107
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -6
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 130 136 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.34% 1.61% 1.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 2.25% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 85 77
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£413 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £339
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +10.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £36.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+3.42% -14.11%
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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
7057 6033 6623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.84% 71.44% 71.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4021 3363 3196
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 278 238 331
Average hourly rate £21.00 £33.25 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.84% +58.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +4.08%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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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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 -25 35 £350 -6.66% 16
Berkshire +3 34 £450 +36.36% 10
Surrey +4 18 £438 +25.00% 13
Oxfordshire -15 10 £500 +33.33% 4
Buckinghamshire -4 6 £398 +6.00% 2
East Sussex - 4 £275 - 3
Kent -1 3 £330 +10.00% 7
Middlesex -1 2 £238 -25.78% 1
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 6
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 111 (42.69%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (41.15%) SQL
3 95 (36.54%) HTML
4 89 (34.23%) CSS
5 86 (33.08%) JavaScript
6 80 (30.77%) Java
7 75 (28.85%) XML
8 70 (26.92%) SQL Server
9 56 (21.54%) MVC
10 55 (21.15%) Scrum
11 54 (20.77%) Security Cleared
12 53 (20.38%) Spring
12 53 (20.38%) C#
13 51 (19.62%) jQuery
14 50 (19.23%) Oracle
15 47 (18.08%) JUnit
16 46 (17.69%) .NET
17 44 (16.92%) JSP
17 44 (16.92%) UNIX
18 43 (16.54%) Web Services
18 43 (16.54%) Subversion
19 38 (14.62%) MySQL
20 37 (14.23%) OO
21 35 (13.46%) Windows
21 35 (13.46%) ASP.NET
21 35 (13.46%) REST
22 34 (13.08%) Ajax
22 34 (13.08%) T-SQL
23 33 (12.69%) Microsoft
24 32 (12.31%) SC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 24 (9.23%) Tomcat
2 19 (7.31%) SharePoint
3 18 (6.92%) Apache
4 13 (5.00%) Confluence
5 12 (4.62%) WebLogic
5 12 (4.62%) BizTalk Server
6 11 (4.23%) MS Exchange
7 10 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (3.46%) WebSphere
8 9 (3.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 8 (3.08%) Documentum
9 8 (3.08%) IIS
10 7 (2.69%) JBoss
10 7 (2.69%) WebSphere Application Server
10 7 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (2.69%) CMS
11 6 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (1.92%) Lync
12 5 (1.92%) Mule
13 4 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (1.54%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.15%) MS Office
3 1 (0.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (5.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (3.08%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.77%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.38%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.38%) Magento
5 1 (0.38%) CSG Singleview
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.38%) Exstream
5 1 (0.38%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.92%) Google App Engine
2 5 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.00%) Internet
2 7 (2.69%) DNS
3 6 (2.31%) HTTP
4 5 (1.92%) DHCP
4 5 (1.92%) PBX
4 5 (1.92%) VoIP
4 5 (1.92%) Asterisk PBX
5 4 (1.54%) LDAP
5 4 (1.54%) FTP
6 3 (1.15%) Intranet
7 2 (0.77%) X.400
7 2 (0.77%) X.500
7 2 (0.77%) Firewall
7 2 (0.77%) ATM
7 2 (0.77%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (0.38%) LAN
8 1 (0.38%) WAN
8 1 (0.38%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.38%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (26.92%) SQL Server
2 38 (14.62%) MySQL
3 20 (7.69%) Oracle Database
4 14 (5.38%) Pentaho
5 13 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (4.23%) Relational Database
7 10 (3.85%) RDBMS
8 8 (3.08%) NoSQL
9 6 (2.31%) Big Data
9 6 (2.31%) EDMS
9 6 (2.31%) Hadoop
9 6 (2.31%) Apache Hive
9 6 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (1.54%) PowerCenter
11 4 (1.54%) DataStage
12 3 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (1.15%) QlikView
13 2 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 47 (18.08%) JUnit
2 43 (16.54%) Subversion
3 31 (11.92%) Eclipse
4 27 (10.38%) Git (software)
5 23 (8.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 23 (8.85%) Jenkins
5 23 (8.85%) Maven
5 23 (8.85%) JIRA
6 19 (7.31%) Ant
7 13 (5.00%) PHPUnit
8 12 (4.62%) Selenium
9 7 (2.69%) Hudson
10 6 (2.31%) Mockito
10 6 (2.31%) Mercurial
10 6 (2.31%) IntelliJ
10 6 (2.31%) Visual Studio
11 5 (1.92%) NUnit
11 5 (1.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 4 (1.54%) JDeveloper
12 4 (1.54%) JMeter
General
1 20 (7.69%) Finance
2 17 (6.54%) Telecoms
3 13 (5.00%) Marketing
4 9 (3.46%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.31%) Advertising
6 5 (1.92%) Publishing
6 5 (1.92%) Military
6 5 (1.92%) Legal
6 5 (1.92%) Electronics
7 3 (1.15%) Back Office
8 2 (0.77%) Front Office
8 2 (0.77%) Retail
8 2 (0.77%) Games
9 1 (0.38%) Billing
9 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.38%) Banking
9 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.38%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 182 (70.00%) Developer
2 38 (14.62%) Java Developer
3 20 (7.69%) Web Developer
4 19 (7.31%) .NET Developer
5 14 (5.38%) Consultant
5 14 (5.38%) PHP Developer
6 13 (5.00%) ETL Developer
6 13 (5.00%) Senior Developer
7 12 (4.62%) Software Developer
7 12 (4.62%) Software Engineer
7 12 (4.62%) Hybris Developer
8 11 (4.23%) Database Developer
8 11 (4.23%) Microsoft Developer
9 9 (3.46%) Analyst
10 7 (2.69%) C# Developer
10 7 (2.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 7 (2.69%) Build Engineer
10 7 (2.69%) CRM Developer
11 6 (2.31%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 6 (2.31%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (36.54%) HTML
2 89 (34.23%) CSS
3 75 (28.85%) XML
4 53 (20.38%) Spring
5 51 (19.62%) jQuery
6 46 (17.69%) .NET
7 44 (16.92%) JSP
8 43 (16.54%) Web Services
9 35 (13.46%) ASP.NET
9 35 (13.46%) REST
10 34 (13.08%) Ajax
11 30 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC
12 29 (11.15%) HTML5
12 29 (11.15%) J2EE
13 28 (10.77%) JSON
14 27 (10.38%) WCF
15 22 (8.46%) Hibernate
16 20 (7.69%) XSD
17 19 (7.31%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 16 (6.15%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.15%) Data Integration
2 13 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.23%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.46%) Replication
5 8 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.31%) N-Tier
7 5 (1.92%) DTV
7 5 (1.92%) Wiki
7 5 (1.92%) Smart Meter
7 5 (1.92%) Open Source
7 5 (1.92%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (1.54%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (1.54%) Clustering
9 3 (1.15%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.15%) DataPower
9 3 (1.15%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.77%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.77%) User Experience
10 2 (0.77%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.38%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 44 (16.92%) UNIX
2 35 (13.46%) Windows
3 31 (11.92%) Linux
4 18 (6.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (3.85%) Apple iOS
7 7 (2.69%) Android
8 5 (1.92%) AIX
9 3 (1.15%) Solaris
9 3 (1.15%) CentOS
10 2 (0.77%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.38%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (42.69%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (21.54%) MVC
3 55 (21.15%) Scrum
4 37 (14.23%) OO
5 29 (11.15%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (10.38%) E-Commerce
7 26 (10.00%) TDD
8 24 (9.23%) OOP
8 24 (9.23%) ETL
9 23 (8.85%) Web Development
10 21 (8.08%) Business Intelligence
10 21 (8.08%) SOA
10 21 (8.08%) CRM
11 19 (7.31%) System Testing
12 18 (6.92%) BDD
13 17 (6.54%) Integration Testing
14 16 (6.15%) Data Analysis
14 16 (6.15%) Software Engineering
14 16 (6.15%) Migration
15 15 (5.77%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 107 (41.15%) SQL
2 86 (33.08%) JavaScript
3 80 (30.77%) Java
4 53 (20.38%) C#
5 34 (13.08%) T-SQL
6 27 (10.38%) PL/SQL
7 25 (9.62%) PHP
8 17 (6.54%) C
9 14 (5.38%) VB.NET
9 14 (5.38%) PowerShell
10 13 (5.00%) VBA
10 13 (5.00%) C++
11 12 (4.62%) Python
11 12 (4.62%) VBScript
12 9 (3.46%) XPath
13 8 (3.08%) Bash Shell
13 8 (3.08%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 8 (3.08%) XQuery
14 7 (2.69%) PHP5
15 4 (1.54%) Lua
Qualifications
1 54 (20.77%) Security Cleared
2 32 (12.31%) SC Cleared
3 19 (7.31%) DV Cleared
4 12 (4.62%) Degree
5 11 (4.23%) Sun Certification
6 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.15%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.77%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.54%) QA
2 1 (0.38%) HL7
2 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (5.38%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.77%) vSphere
3 2 (0.77%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (0.38%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (3.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 9 (3.46%) Oracle Identity Management
2 7 (2.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.77%) MIIS
4 2 (0.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.38%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 50 (19.23%) Oracle
2 33 (12.69%) Microsoft
3 16 (6.15%) Teradata
4 15 (5.77%) VMware
5 12 (4.62%) hybris
6 10 (3.85%) SAP
6 10 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (3.46%) IBM
7 9 (3.46%) Zend
7 9 (3.46%) Telerik
8 8 (3.08%) Informatica
9 5 (1.92%) Sun
9 5 (1.92%) Altiris
9 5 (1.92%) Google
9 5 (1.92%) DevExpress
10 4 (1.54%) HP
10 4 (1.54%) CA
11 3 (1.15%) Ab Initio
11 3 (1.15%) Apple
11 3 (1.15%) Cisco
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