The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South East region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 115 132 124
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -8
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 128 104 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.43% 1.24% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 1.76% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 49 64
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £290 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £414 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
- +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 5
Average hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £32.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -12.16%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6477 5900 6796
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.56% 70.27% 68.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3557 3123 3224
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 261 319
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.95 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
Unit Testing
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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 22 July 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 22 July 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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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 -19 34 £325 -3.59% 8
Berkshire +11 29 £425 -5.55% 15
Buckinghamshire -2 15 £400 +6.66% 1
Kent +9 12 £275 - 2
Surrey -2 12 £425 - 6
East Sussex +6 8 £363 -3.33% 3
Oxfordshire +5 7 £313 -10.71% 5
Middlesex -3 3 £400 -
West Sussex -8 2 - -
Sussex - - - -
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England

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 92 (36.65%) HTML
2 91 (36.25%) CSS
3 88 (35.06%) SQL
4 81 (32.27%) JavaScript
5 77 (30.68%) MVC
6 74 (29.48%) SQL Server
7 73 (29.08%) C#
8 68 (27.09%) XML
9 60 (23.90%) Java
10 59 (23.51%) .NET
11 56 (22.31%) Scrum
12 54 (21.51%) Agile Software Development
12 54 (21.51%) jQuery
13 52 (20.72%) Subversion
14 45 (17.93%) ASP.NET
15 43 (17.13%) OO
16 40 (15.94%) Spring
17 39 (15.54%) TDD
18 38 (15.14%) T-SQL
19 37 (14.74%) UNIX
20 35 (13.94%) Web Services
20 35 (13.94%) Ajax
20 35 (13.94%) JSON
20 35 (13.94%) ASP.NET MVC
21 34 (13.55%) Oracle
21 34 (13.55%) Security Cleared
22 31 (12.35%) Jenkins
23 30 (11.95%) Windows
23 30 (11.95%) E-Commerce
24 28 (11.16%) MySQL

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (9.56%) CMS
2 21 (8.37%) Tomcat
3 14 (5.58%) Confluence
4 11 (4.38%) MS Exchange
5 9 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (2.79%) Apache
6 7 (2.79%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (2.79%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (2.79%) WebSphere
6 7 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (2.39%) WebLogic
7 6 (2.39%) Sitecore CMS
8 5 (1.99%) IIS
9 4 (1.59%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.59%) Lync
10 3 (1.20%) Alfresco
10 3 (1.20%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 3 (1.20%) TeamSite
11 2 (0.80%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (2.39%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.80%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.80%) Exstream
2 2 (0.80%) Magento
2 2 (0.80%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.80%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.40%) HFM
3 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.40%) SAP SRM
3 1 (0.40%) SAP FI-CA
3 1 (0.40%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (1.20%) Google App Engine
2 1 (0.40%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.19%) Internet
2 7 (2.79%) X.400
2 7 (2.79%) X.500
3 5 (1.99%) SMTP
3 5 (1.99%) HTTP
4 3 (1.20%) DNS
4 3 (1.20%) Intranet
5 2 (0.80%) LDAP
5 2 (0.80%) ATM
5 2 (0.80%) PBX
5 2 (0.80%) VoIP
5 2 (0.80%) Firewall
5 2 (0.80%) Asterisk PBX
5 2 (0.80%) FTP
6 1 (0.40%) MVNO
6 1 (0.40%) NFC
6 1 (0.40%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (29.48%) SQL Server
2 28 (11.16%) MySQL
3 16 (6.37%) Oracle Database
4 13 (5.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (3.19%) Big Data
6 7 (2.79%) Hadoop
7 6 (2.39%) Apache Hive
7 6 (2.39%) NoSQL
7 6 (2.39%) Pentaho
7 6 (2.39%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.99%) EDMS
9 4 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (1.59%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (1.59%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.20%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 52 (20.72%) Subversion
2 31 (12.35%) Jenkins
3 28 (11.16%) JUnit
4 26 (10.36%) JIRA
5 24 (9.56%) Git (software)
6 19 (7.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (7.57%) Eclipse
7 15 (5.98%) NUnit
8 14 (5.58%) Jasmine
9 13 (5.18%) Selenium
10 11 (4.38%) Visual Studio
11 10 (3.98%) MSTest
12 9 (3.59%) PHPUnit
13 8 (3.19%) Hudson
14 7 (2.79%) Maven
15 6 (2.39%) Ant
15 6 (2.39%) SoapUI
15 6 (2.39%) TeamCity
16 4 (1.59%) JDeveloper
16 4 (1.59%) CruiseControl
General
1 21 (8.37%) Finance
2 9 (3.59%) Military
3 6 (2.39%) Advertising
3 6 (2.39%) Publishing
4 5 (1.99%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.99%) Back Office
5 4 (1.59%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.59%) Marketing
6 3 (1.20%) Legal
6 3 (1.20%) Retail
7 2 (0.80%) Billing
7 2 (0.80%) Banking
7 2 (0.80%) Games
7 2 (0.80%) Front Office
7 2 (0.80%) Electronics
8 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.40%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 176 (70.12%) Developer
2 26 (10.36%) .NET Developer
3 23 (9.16%) Web Developer
4 21 (8.37%) Java Developer
5 20 (7.97%) JavaScript Developer
6 19 (7.57%) Senior Developer
7 17 (6.77%) Consultant
8 13 (5.18%) ASP.NET Developer
9 11 (4.38%) PHP Developer
9 11 (4.38%) Software Engineer
9 11 (4.38%) Software Developer
10 10 (3.98%) Analyst
11 9 (3.59%) ETL Developer
12 8 (3.19%) Database Developer
12 8 (3.19%) Senior .NET Developer
12 8 (3.19%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
13 7 (2.79%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 7 (2.79%) Front-End Developer
13 7 (2.79%) Java/J2EE Developer
13 7 (2.79%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (36.65%) HTML
2 91 (36.25%) CSS
3 68 (27.09%) XML
4 59 (23.51%) .NET
5 54 (21.51%) jQuery
6 45 (17.93%) ASP.NET
7 40 (15.94%) Spring
8 35 (13.94%) Ajax
8 35 (13.94%) Web Services
8 35 (13.94%) JSON
8 35 (13.94%) ASP.NET MVC
9 27 (10.76%) JSP
9 27 (10.76%) AngularJS
10 25 (9.96%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 25 (9.96%) REST
10 25 (9.96%) WCF
11 24 (9.56%) Backbone.js
12 21 (8.37%) HTML5
12 21 (8.37%) Hibernate
13 20 (7.97%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (3.98%) Replication
2 7 (2.79%) Computer Science
2 7 (2.79%) CMDB
3 6 (2.39%) Data Integration
4 5 (1.99%) Mobile App
4 5 (1.99%) Smartphone
4 5 (1.99%) N-Tier
5 4 (1.59%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (1.59%) Open Source
6 3 (1.20%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.20%) Data Extraction
7 2 (0.80%) Clustering
7 2 (0.80%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.40%) Handset
8 1 (0.40%) APACS
8 1 (0.40%) DTV
8 1 (0.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.40%) EFT
8 1 (0.40%) PKI
8 1 (0.40%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 37 (14.74%) UNIX
2 30 (11.95%) Windows
3 17 (6.77%) Linux
4 14 (5.58%) Apple iOS
5 11 (4.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (4.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (3.98%) Android
7 4 (1.59%) AIX
8 3 (1.20%) Solaris
9 2 (0.80%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.80%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.80%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.40%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (30.68%) MVC
2 56 (22.31%) Scrum
3 54 (21.51%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (17.13%) OO
5 39 (15.54%) TDD
6 30 (11.95%) E-Commerce
7 27 (10.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 27 (10.76%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (10.36%) Web Development
9 25 (9.96%) BDD
10 22 (8.76%) OOP
11 18 (7.17%) Software Engineering
12 17 (6.77%) SOA
13 16 (6.37%) Configuration Management
14 15 (5.98%) Integration Testing
15 14 (5.58%) Validation
16 13 (5.18%) B2C
16 13 (5.18%) Workflow
17 12 (4.78%) ETL
17 12 (4.78%) UML
Programming Languages
1 88 (35.06%) SQL
2 81 (32.27%) JavaScript
3 73 (29.08%) C#
4 60 (23.90%) Java
5 38 (15.14%) T-SQL
6 19 (7.57%) C++
6 19 (7.57%) PHP
7 17 (6.77%) PL/SQL
8 14 (5.58%) C
9 13 (5.18%) VB.NET
10 11 (4.38%) PowerShell
11 10 (3.98%) VBScript
12 8 (3.19%) Python
12 8 (3.19%) Shell Script
13 7 (2.79%) Bash Shell
13 7 (2.79%) PHP5
14 5 (1.99%) Perl
15 4 (1.59%) Fortran
15 4 (1.59%) VBA
15 4 (1.59%) Lua
Qualifications
1 34 (13.55%) Security Cleared
2 19 (7.57%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.59%) DV Cleared
4 7 (2.79%) Degree
5 6 (2.39%) Sun Certification
6 3 (1.20%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.40%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.19%) QA
2 1 (0.40%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 14 (5.58%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.80%) vSphere
3 2 (0.80%) Forefront TMG
3 2 (0.80%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.80%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.40%) Xen
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.40%) KVM
4 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (2.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (0.80%) MIIS
2 2 (0.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.40%) WMI
3 1 (0.40%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.40%) Puppet
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 34 (13.55%) Oracle
2 28 (11.16%) Microsoft
3 15 (5.98%) VMware
3 15 (5.98%) hybris
4 13 (5.18%) HP
5 9 (3.59%) SAP
6 8 (3.19%) JBoss
6 8 (3.19%) Sun
6 8 (3.19%) CA
6 8 (3.19%) Teradata
6 8 (3.19%) Telerik
7 7 (2.79%) BMC
7 7 (2.79%) ServiceNow
8 6 (2.39%) Sitecore
9 5 (1.99%) DevExpress
9 5 (1.99%) Sencha
9 5 (1.99%) ICL
10 3 (1.20%) Google
10 3 (1.20%) Apple
10 3 (1.20%) Zend
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