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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 132 113 138
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +25
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 137 123 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.39% 1.44% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 2.02% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 58 61
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£381 £360 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.90% +13.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £288 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £48.92
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -25.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £36.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year
+1.36% -4.57%
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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
7191 6084 5762
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.11% 71.29% 69.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4096 3269 2871
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 229 355
Average hourly rate £21.58 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.76% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +3 51 £363 -3.33% 7
Berkshire -36 33 £450 +28.57% 6
Surrey +7 17 £413 +27.00% 9
Buckinghamshire -12 8 £325 -10.34% 4
Kent +3 7 £335 +21.81% 4
Oxfordshire -14 5 £358 -24.73% 10
Middlesex -2 4 £238 -35.37%
West Sussex -3 4 £400 -15.78% 2
East Sussex - 3 £338 - 1
Sussex - - - -
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 119 (45.42%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (37.79%) SQL
3 90 (34.35%) HTML
4 86 (32.82%) JavaScript
5 83 (31.68%) CSS
6 82 (31.30%) Java
7 81 (30.92%) XML
8 66 (25.19%) SQL Server
8 66 (25.19%) Scrum
9 62 (23.66%) Subversion
10 60 (22.90%) MVC
10 60 (22.90%) .NET
11 59 (22.52%) C#
12 58 (22.14%) OO
13 54 (20.61%) Security Cleared
14 53 (20.23%) jQuery
14 53 (20.23%) Web Services
15 51 (19.47%) Continuous Integration
16 50 (19.08%) REST
16 50 (19.08%) Linux
17 47 (17.94%) ASP.NET
18 46 (17.56%) Git (software)
19 45 (17.18%) JSON
19 45 (17.18%) Oracle
20 44 (16.79%) Windows
21 43 (16.41%) Jenkins
22 41 (15.65%) Ajax
22 41 (15.65%) UNIX
23 38 (14.50%) TDD
24 37 (14.12%) Spring

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 28 (10.69%) Apache
2 19 (7.25%) SharePoint
3 15 (5.73%) Tomcat
4 12 (4.58%) WebLogic
4 12 (4.58%) IIS
4 12 (4.58%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (3.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 9 (3.44%) Documentum
7 8 (3.05%) MS Exchange
8 7 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (1.91%) Mule
9 5 (1.91%) CMS
10 4 (1.53%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (1.53%) Confluence
10 4 (1.53%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (1.15%) Node.js
11 3 (1.15%) Lync
11 3 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (1.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (2.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.15%) MS Office
3 1 (0.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (4.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (3.82%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (1.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (1.53%) Magento
4 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.38%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.38%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.38%) CSG Singleview
4 1 (0.38%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.38%) Exstream
4 1 (0.38%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.15%) Google App Engine
2 3 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (0.76%) Office 365
4 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.63%) Internet
2 7 (2.67%) DNS
3 6 (2.29%) Asterisk PBX
3 6 (2.29%) PBX
3 6 (2.29%) VoIP
4 5 (1.91%) DHCP
5 4 (1.53%) FTP
5 4 (1.53%) LDAP
6 2 (0.76%) ATM
6 2 (0.76%) HTTP
6 2 (0.76%) OpenLDAP
6 2 (0.76%) Intranet
7 1 (0.38%) X.400
7 1 (0.38%) X.500
7 1 (0.38%) Firewall
7 1 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.38%) SSH
7 1 (0.38%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.38%) LAN
7 1 (0.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (25.19%) SQL Server
2 28 (10.69%) MySQL
3 20 (7.63%) Relational Database
4 18 (6.87%) Oracle Database
5 13 (4.96%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (4.96%) RDBMS
6 11 (4.20%) Pentaho
7 8 (3.05%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.91%) NoSQL
10 4 (1.53%) PowerCenter
10 4 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.53%) DataStage
11 3 (1.15%) EDMS
11 3 (1.15%) QlikView
12 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.76%) Oracle OWB
12 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (0.76%) DTS
Development Applications
1 62 (23.66%) Subversion
2 46 (17.56%) Git (software)
3 43 (16.41%) Jenkins
4 36 (13.74%) JUnit
5 34 (12.98%) Maven
6 29 (11.07%) Ant
7 24 (9.16%) Team Foundation Server
8 23 (8.78%) Eclipse
9 18 (6.87%) JIRA
10 15 (5.73%) PHPUnit
10 15 (5.73%) Mockito
11 11 (4.20%) NUnit
11 11 (4.20%) Visual Studio
12 10 (3.82%) Selenium
13 7 (2.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 7 (2.67%) IntelliJ
14 6 (2.29%) ClearCase
14 6 (2.29%) CppUnit
14 6 (2.29%) CruiseControl
14 6 (2.29%) Mercurial
General
1 18 (6.87%) Finance
2 17 (6.49%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.58%) Publishing
4 11 (4.20%) Marketing
5 6 (2.29%) Military
5 6 (2.29%) Electronics
6 4 (1.53%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.15%) Legal
7 3 (1.15%) Back Office
7 3 (1.15%) Banking
7 3 (1.15%) Retail
8 2 (0.76%) Advertising
9 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.38%) Billing
9 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 186 (70.99%) Developer
2 32 (12.21%) Java Developer
3 25 (9.54%) .NET Developer
4 17 (6.49%) PHP Developer
5 15 (5.73%) Front-End Developer
6 14 (5.34%) Consultant
7 12 (4.58%) Software Engineer
7 12 (4.58%) Web Developer
8 11 (4.20%) Software Developer
8 11 (4.20%) C# Developer
9 10 (3.82%) Senior Developer
10 9 (3.44%) ETL Developer
10 9 (3.44%) C# .NET Developer
11 8 (3.05%) Android Developer
11 8 (3.05%) Microsoft Developer
12 7 (2.67%) CRM Developer
12 7 (2.67%) Database Developer
12 7 (2.67%) Technical Leader
12 7 (2.67%) Lead Developer
13 6 (2.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (34.35%) HTML
2 83 (31.68%) CSS
3 81 (30.92%) XML
4 60 (22.90%) .NET
5 53 (20.23%) Web Services
5 53 (20.23%) jQuery
6 50 (19.08%) REST
7 47 (17.94%) ASP.NET
8 45 (17.18%) JSON
9 41 (15.65%) Ajax
10 37 (14.12%) Spring
10 37 (14.12%) HTML5
11 34 (12.98%) ASP.NET MVC
12 31 (11.83%) WCF
13 29 (11.07%) JSP
14 27 (10.31%) J2EE
15 25 (9.54%) .NET Framework
16 22 (8.40%) XSLT
17 18 (6.87%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 17 (6.49%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.96%) Data Integration
3 11 (4.20%) Computer Science
3 11 (4.20%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (3.82%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.05%) Open Source
6 7 (2.67%) Replication
7 6 (2.29%) N-Tier
7 6 (2.29%) Wiki
8 5 (1.91%) Smart Meter
8 5 (1.91%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (1.53%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.53%) DTV
10 3 (1.15%) DataPower
10 3 (1.15%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.15%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.76%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.76%) User Experience
11 2 (0.76%) iPad
11 2 (0.76%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 50 (19.08%) Linux
2 44 (16.79%) Windows
3 41 (15.65%) UNIX
4 15 (5.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (4.58%) Android
6 9 (3.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (3.44%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.53%) AIX
8 3 (1.15%) Solaris
8 3 (1.15%) CentOS
9 2 (0.76%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.38%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (45.42%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (25.19%) Scrum
3 60 (22.90%) MVC
4 58 (22.14%) OO
5 51 (19.47%) Continuous Integration
6 38 (14.50%) TDD
7 25 (9.54%) OOP
7 25 (9.54%) BDD
8 21 (8.02%) ETL
8 21 (8.02%) Software Engineering
9 20 (7.63%) System Testing
9 20 (7.63%) SOA
10 19 (7.25%) Web Development
11 18 (6.87%) Business Intelligence
11 18 (6.87%) CRM
12 17 (6.49%) E-Commerce
13 15 (5.73%) Automated Testing
14 14 (5.34%) Data Analysis
14 14 (5.34%) Migration
14 14 (5.34%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 99 (37.79%) SQL
2 86 (32.82%) JavaScript
3 82 (31.30%) Java
4 59 (22.52%) C#
5 27 (10.31%) T-SQL
6 26 (9.92%) PHP
7 21 (8.02%) PL/SQL
8 20 (7.63%) C
9 19 (7.25%) VB.NET
10 16 (6.11%) C++
11 13 (4.96%) VBA
12 12 (4.58%) XPath
13 10 (3.82%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 10 (3.82%) XQuery
14 9 (3.44%) Python
15 8 (3.05%) PowerShell
16 7 (2.67%) PHP5
16 7 (2.67%) VBScript
17 4 (1.53%) Shell Script
17 4 (1.53%) Korn
Qualifications
1 54 (20.61%) Security Cleared
2 37 (14.12%) SC Cleared
3 17 (6.49%) DV Cleared
4 12 (4.58%) Degree
5 7 (2.67%) Sun Certification
6 4 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.15%) MCSE
8 1 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.44%) QA
2 1 (0.38%) HL7
2 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (3.82%) Active Directory
1 10 (3.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.76%) vSphere
3 1 (0.38%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 10 (3.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 10 (3.82%) Oracle Identity Management
2 6 (2.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (1.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.76%) MIIS
4 2 (0.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 45 (17.18%) Oracle
2 35 (13.36%) Microsoft
3 14 (5.34%) VMware
4 12 (4.58%) Teradata
4 12 (4.58%) Google
5 11 (4.20%) Zend
6 10 (3.82%) IBM
7 8 (3.05%) Informatica
7 8 (3.05%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (2.67%) SAP
8 7 (2.67%) Telerik
9 5 (1.91%) Altiris
9 5 (1.91%) CA
10 4 (1.53%) Cisco
10 4 (1.53%) hybris
11 3 (1.15%) DevExpress
11 3 (1.15%) HP
11 3 (1.15%) Remedy
11 3 (1.15%) Ab Initio
12 2 (0.76%) Red Hat
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