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 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 139 111 94
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -17
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 125 137 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.30% 1.58% 1.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 2.22% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 85 87
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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 £275 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 2
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 £34.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+9.42% -18.82%
Unit Testing
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
7021 6163 6818
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.05% 71.29% 71.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4007 3450 3296
Average daily rate £378 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 281 244 333
Average hourly rate £20.67 £32.50 £22.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.40% +41.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.88 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 21 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 21 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 -21 35 £350 -3.44% 17
Berkshire 0 30 £450 +32.35% 12
Surrey +4 17 £450 +28.57% 13
Oxfordshire -12 11 £500 +33.33% 2
Buckinghamshire -5 6 £398 +6.00% 2
East Sussex - 4 £275 - 3
Middlesex -5 2 £238 -25.78% 1
Kent -7 1 - - 11
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 6
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 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.

1 110 (43.31%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (39.76%) SQL
3 91 (35.83%) HTML
4 85 (33.46%) CSS
5 82 (32.28%) Java
6 80 (31.50%) JavaScript
7 76 (29.92%) XML
8 66 (25.98%) SQL Server
9 56 (22.05%) MVC
9 56 (22.05%) Scrum
10 54 (21.26%) Spring
11 52 (20.47%) C#
11 52 (20.47%) jQuery
12 51 (20.08%) Security Cleared
13 50 (19.69%) Oracle
14 48 (18.90%) JUnit
15 45 (17.72%) .NET
15 45 (17.72%) JSP
15 45 (17.72%) UNIX
16 44 (17.32%) Subversion
17 42 (16.54%) Web Services
18 38 (14.96%) OO
19 37 (14.57%) MySQL
20 35 (13.78%) Windows
20 35 (13.78%) Ajax
20 35 (13.78%) REST
21 34 (13.39%) T-SQL
21 34 (13.39%) ASP.NET
22 31 (12.20%) Linux
22 31 (12.20%) Eclipse

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 25 (9.84%) Tomcat
2 18 (7.09%) Apache
3 14 (5.51%) SharePoint
3 14 (5.51%) Confluence
4 12 (4.72%) WebLogic
5 11 (4.33%) MS Exchange
6 10 (3.94%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (3.54%) WebSphere
7 9 (3.54%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (3.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 8 (3.15%) CMS
8 8 (3.15%) Documentum
8 8 (3.15%) IIS
9 7 (2.76%) JBoss
9 7 (2.76%) WebSphere Application Server
9 7 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (1.97%) Lync
11 5 (1.97%) Mule
12 4 (1.57%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (1.57%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.18%) MS Office
3 1 (0.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (3.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (3.15%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (1.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.79%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.39%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.39%) Magento
5 1 (0.39%) CSG Singleview
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.39%) Exstream
5 1 (0.39%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.97%) Google App Engine
2 5 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (1.97%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.39%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.72%) Internet
2 7 (2.76%) DNS
3 6 (2.36%) HTTP
4 5 (1.97%) DHCP
4 5 (1.97%) PBX
4 5 (1.97%) VoIP
4 5 (1.97%) Asterisk PBX
5 4 (1.57%) LDAP
5 4 (1.57%) FTP
6 3 (1.18%) Intranet
7 2 (0.79%) X.400
7 2 (0.79%) X.500
7 2 (0.79%) Firewall
7 2 (0.79%) ATM
8 1 (0.39%) LAN
8 1 (0.39%) WAN
8 1 (0.39%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.39%) SSH
8 1 (0.39%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (25.98%) SQL Server
2 37 (14.57%) MySQL
3 20 (7.87%) Oracle Database
4 14 (5.51%) Pentaho
5 13 (5.12%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (4.33%) Relational Database
7 10 (3.94%) RDBMS
8 8 (3.15%) NoSQL
9 6 (2.36%) Big Data
9 6 (2.36%) EDMS
9 6 (2.36%) Hadoop
9 6 (2.36%) Apache Hive
9 6 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.97%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (1.57%) PowerCenter
11 4 (1.57%) DataStage
12 3 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (1.18%) QlikView
13 2 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 48 (18.90%) JUnit
2 44 (17.32%) Subversion
3 31 (12.20%) Eclipse
4 27 (10.63%) Git (software)
5 24 (9.45%) JIRA
6 23 (9.06%) Maven
6 23 (9.06%) Team Foundation Server
7 22 (8.66%) Jenkins
8 19 (7.48%) Ant
9 12 (4.72%) PHPUnit
9 12 (4.72%) Selenium
10 7 (2.76%) Hudson
11 6 (2.36%) Mockito
11 6 (2.36%) Mercurial
11 6 (2.36%) IntelliJ
11 6 (2.36%) Visual Studio
12 5 (1.97%) NUnit
13 4 (1.57%) JDeveloper
13 4 (1.57%) JMeter
13 4 (1.57%) TeamCity
General
1 20 (7.87%) Finance
2 17 (6.69%) Telecoms
3 13 (5.12%) Marketing
4 9 (3.54%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.36%) Advertising
6 5 (1.97%) Publishing
6 5 (1.97%) Military
6 5 (1.97%) Legal
6 5 (1.97%) Electronics
7 3 (1.18%) Back Office
8 2 (0.79%) Front Office
8 2 (0.79%) Retail
8 2 (0.79%) Games
9 1 (0.39%) Billing
9 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.39%) Banking
9 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.39%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 176 (69.29%) Developer
2 38 (14.96%) Java Developer
3 19 (7.48%) .NET Developer
3 19 (7.48%) Web Developer
4 14 (5.51%) Consultant
5 13 (5.12%) ETL Developer
5 13 (5.12%) Hybris Developer
6 12 (4.72%) Software Engineer
6 12 (4.72%) PHP Developer
6 12 (4.72%) Senior Developer
6 12 (4.72%) Software Developer
7 11 (4.33%) Database Developer
8 9 (3.54%) Analyst
9 8 (3.15%) Microsoft Developer
10 7 (2.76%) C# Developer
10 7 (2.76%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 7 (2.76%) Lead Developer
10 7 (2.76%) Build Engineer
11 6 (2.36%) Java/J2EE Developer
12 5 (1.97%) Data Integration Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (35.83%) HTML
2 85 (33.46%) CSS
3 76 (29.92%) XML
4 54 (21.26%) Spring
5 52 (20.47%) jQuery
6 45 (17.72%) JSP
6 45 (17.72%) .NET
7 42 (16.54%) Web Services
8 35 (13.78%) REST
8 35 (13.78%) Ajax
9 34 (13.39%) ASP.NET
10 30 (11.81%) J2EE
10 30 (11.81%) ASP.NET MVC
11 29 (11.42%) HTML5
12 28 (11.02%) JSON
13 26 (10.24%) WCF
14 22 (8.66%) Hibernate
15 21 (8.27%) XSD
16 19 (7.48%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 16 (6.30%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.30%) Data Integration
2 13 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.33%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.54%) Replication
5 8 (3.15%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.36%) N-Tier
7 5 (1.97%) DTV
7 5 (1.97%) Wiki
7 5 (1.97%) Smart Meter
7 5 (1.97%) Open Source
7 5 (1.97%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (1.57%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (1.18%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.18%) Clustering
9 3 (1.18%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.18%) DataPower
10 2 (0.79%) User Experience
10 2 (0.79%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.39%) CMDB
11 1 (0.39%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 45 (17.72%) UNIX
2 35 (13.78%) Windows
3 31 (12.20%) Linux
4 18 (7.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (5.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (3.94%) Apple iOS
7 7 (2.76%) Android
8 5 (1.97%) AIX
9 3 (1.18%) Solaris
10 2 (0.79%) CentOS
11 1 (0.39%) webOS
11 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (43.31%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (22.05%) Scrum
2 56 (22.05%) MVC
3 38 (14.96%) OO
4 28 (11.02%) E-Commerce
4 28 (11.02%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (10.24%) TDD
6 24 (9.45%) OOP
6 24 (9.45%) ETL
7 23 (9.06%) Web Development
8 21 (8.27%) SOA
9 20 (7.87%) Business Intelligence
10 18 (7.09%) Integration Testing
10 18 (7.09%) BDD
11 16 (6.30%) Data Analysis
11 16 (6.30%) Software Engineering
11 16 (6.30%) CRM
11 16 (6.30%) Migration
12 14 (5.51%) Validation
12 14 (5.51%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 101 (39.76%) SQL
2 82 (32.28%) Java
3 80 (31.50%) JavaScript
4 52 (20.47%) C#
5 34 (13.39%) T-SQL
6 27 (10.63%) PL/SQL
7 23 (9.06%) PHP
8 17 (6.69%) C
9 14 (5.51%) VB.NET
9 14 (5.51%) PowerShell
10 13 (5.12%) C++
11 12 (4.72%) VBScript
11 12 (4.72%) Python
12 9 (3.54%) XPath
13 8 (3.15%) Bash Shell
13 8 (3.15%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 8 (3.15%) VBA
13 8 (3.15%) XQuery
14 6 (2.36%) PHP5
15 4 (1.57%) Korn
Qualifications
1 51 (20.08%) Security Cleared
2 30 (11.81%) SC Cleared
3 19 (7.48%) DV Cleared
4 12 (4.72%) Degree
5 11 (4.33%) Sun Certification
6 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.18%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.79%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.57%) QA
2 1 (0.39%) HL7
2 1 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (5.51%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.79%) vSphere
3 2 (0.79%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (0.39%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (3.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 9 (3.54%) Oracle Identity Management
2 7 (2.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (1.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.79%) MIIS
4 2 (0.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.39%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.39%) Puppet
Vendors
1 50 (19.69%) Oracle
2 29 (11.42%) Microsoft
3 16 (6.30%) Teradata
4 15 (5.91%) VMware
5 13 (5.12%) hybris
6 10 (3.94%) SAP
6 10 (3.94%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (3.54%) IBM
7 9 (3.54%) Telerik
8 8 (3.15%) Informatica
9 7 (2.76%) Zend
10 5 (1.97%) Altiris
10 5 (1.97%) Google
10 5 (1.97%) DevExpress
10 5 (1.97%) CA
10 5 (1.97%) Sun
10 5 (1.97%) HP
11 3 (1.18%) Cisco
11 3 (1.18%) Ab Initio
11 3 (1.18%) Apple
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