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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 120 129 112
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -17
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 129 109 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.40% 1.29% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 1.82% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 57 81
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.03% +8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £290 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
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 £37.50 £32.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -12.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6712 6005 6877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.90% 70.84% 69.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3678 3231 3262
Average daily rate £375 £375 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.26%
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 253 255 321
Average hourly rate £22.63 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.72% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
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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 31 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 31 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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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 -23 37 £327 -0.79% 5
Berkshire +10 27 £425 -1.16% 10
Buckinghamshire +4 15 £400 +6.66% 5
Kent +2 12 £275 - 2
Surrey -3 11 £425 +13.33% 7
Oxfordshire +8 8 £250 -29.07% 4
East Sussex - 8 £363 - 4
Middlesex -8 1 £235 - 1
West Sussex -9 1 - - 3
Sussex - - - -
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 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 96 (37.35%) HTML
2 95 (36.96%) CSS
3 92 (35.80%) SQL
4 83 (32.30%) JavaScript
5 77 (29.96%) MVC
6 74 (28.79%) SQL Server
7 73 (28.40%) C#
8 68 (26.46%) XML
9 63 (24.51%) .NET
10 59 (22.96%) Java
11 58 (22.57%) Agile Software Development
12 56 (21.79%) Scrum
12 56 (21.79%) jQuery
13 52 (20.23%) Subversion
14 47 (18.29%) ASP.NET
15 46 (17.90%) OO
16 41 (15.95%) T-SQL
16 41 (15.95%) Spring
17 40 (15.56%) UNIX
18 39 (15.18%) TDD
19 37 (14.40%) Web Services
19 37 (14.40%) Security Cleared
19 37 (14.40%) ASP.NET MVC
20 36 (14.01%) Oracle
21 35 (13.62%) Ajax
22 34 (13.23%) JSON
22 34 (13.23%) Windows
23 30 (11.67%) E-Commerce
23 30 (11.67%) MySQL
23 30 (11.67%) Jenkins

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

For the 6 months to 31 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 23 (8.95%) CMS
2 21 (8.17%) Tomcat
3 14 (5.45%) Confluence
4 13 (5.06%) MS Exchange
5 11 (4.28%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (3.50%) Apache
8 8 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (2.72%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (2.72%) WebSphere Application Server
9 7 (2.72%) WebSphere
10 6 (2.33%) Sitecore CMS
10 6 (2.33%) WebLogic
11 5 (1.95%) IIS
11 5 (1.95%) SharePoint
11 5 (1.95%) Lync
12 3 (1.17%) Alfresco
12 3 (1.17%) Node.js
12 3 (1.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 3 (1.17%) TeamSite
Applications
1 6 (2.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.17%) MS Office
3 1 (0.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.78%) Exstream
1 2 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.78%) Magento
1 2 (0.78%) SAP BPC
1 2 (0.78%) Workday HCM
2 1 (0.39%) SAP SRM
2 1 (0.39%) SAP FI-CA
2 1 (0.39%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.39%) HFM
2 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.17%) Google App Engine
2 3 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.39%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.50%) Internet
2 7 (2.72%) X.400
2 7 (2.72%) X.500
3 5 (1.95%) SMTP
3 5 (1.95%) HTTP
4 4 (1.56%) DNS
5 3 (1.17%) Intranet
5 3 (1.17%) PBX
5 3 (1.17%) VoIP
5 3 (1.17%) Asterisk PBX
6 2 (0.78%) Firewall
6 2 (0.78%) LDAP
6 2 (0.78%) ATM
6 2 (0.78%) DHCP
6 2 (0.78%) FTP
7 1 (0.39%) NFC
7 1 (0.39%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (28.79%) SQL Server
2 30 (11.67%) MySQL
3 18 (7.00%) Oracle Database
4 15 (5.84%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (3.11%) Pentaho
5 8 (3.11%) Big Data
6 7 (2.72%) Hadoop
7 6 (2.33%) Apache Hive
7 6 (2.33%) NoSQL
7 6 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (2.33%) EDMS
8 5 (1.95%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (1.95%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.56%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (1.17%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (1.17%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 52 (20.23%) Subversion
2 30 (11.67%) Jenkins
3 29 (11.28%) JUnit
4 26 (10.12%) JIRA
5 25 (9.73%) Git (software)
6 22 (8.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 20 (7.78%) Eclipse
8 14 (5.45%) Jasmine
9 13 (5.06%) NUnit
9 13 (5.06%) Selenium
10 11 (4.28%) Visual Studio
11 10 (3.89%) PHPUnit
12 8 (3.11%) MSTest
12 8 (3.11%) Hudson
12 8 (3.11%) Maven
13 6 (2.33%) Ant
13 6 (2.33%) TeamCity
14 5 (1.95%) SoapUI
15 4 (1.56%) Mercurial
15 4 (1.56%) JDeveloper
General
1 21 (8.17%) Finance
2 9 (3.50%) Military
3 6 (2.33%) Advertising
3 6 (2.33%) Publishing
4 5 (1.95%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.95%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.95%) Back Office
4 5 (1.95%) Marketing
5 3 (1.17%) Legal
5 3 (1.17%) Retail
6 2 (0.78%) Billing
6 2 (0.78%) Games
6 2 (0.78%) Electronics
6 2 (0.78%) Front Office
7 1 (0.39%) Automotive
7 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.39%) Banking
Job Titles
1 178 (69.26%) Developer
2 27 (10.51%) .NET Developer
3 23 (8.95%) Web Developer
4 22 (8.56%) Java Developer
5 17 (6.61%) Senior Developer
5 17 (6.61%) Consultant
5 17 (6.61%) JavaScript Developer
6 13 (5.06%) Software Engineer
6 13 (5.06%) Software Developer
7 12 (4.67%) PHP Developer
8 11 (4.28%) ETL Developer
8 11 (4.28%) ASP.NET Developer
9 10 (3.89%) Database Developer
10 9 (3.50%) Analyst
11 8 (3.11%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 7 (2.72%) Java/J2EE Developer
12 7 (2.72%) Front-End Developer
13 6 (2.33%) ServiceNow Developer
13 6 (2.33%) Sitecore Developer
13 6 (2.33%) J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (37.35%) HTML
2 95 (36.96%) CSS
3 68 (26.46%) XML
4 63 (24.51%) .NET
5 56 (21.79%) jQuery
6 47 (18.29%) ASP.NET
7 41 (15.95%) Spring
8 37 (14.40%) Web Services
8 37 (14.40%) ASP.NET MVC
9 35 (13.62%) Ajax
10 34 (13.23%) JSON
11 28 (10.89%) JSP
11 28 (10.89%) REST
12 27 (10.51%) WCF
13 26 (10.12%) AngularJS
14 25 (9.73%) HTML5
14 25 (9.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 23 (8.95%) Backbone.js
16 21 (8.17%) Hibernate
17 20 (7.78%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.28%) Replication
2 9 (3.50%) Computer Science
3 8 (3.11%) Data Integration
4 7 (2.72%) N-Tier
5 6 (2.33%) CMDB
5 6 (2.33%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.95%) Open Source
6 5 (1.95%) Smartphone
7 4 (1.56%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (1.17%) Data Extraction
8 3 (1.17%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.78%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.78%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.78%) Wiki
9 2 (0.78%) Clustering
9 2 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.39%) iPhone
10 1 (0.39%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (0.39%) PKI
10 1 (0.39%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 40 (15.56%) UNIX
2 34 (13.23%) Windows
3 19 (7.39%) Linux
4 14 (5.45%) Apple iOS
5 13 (5.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (5.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (3.89%) Android
7 4 (1.56%) AIX
8 3 (1.17%) Solaris
9 2 (0.78%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.78%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.78%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.39%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (29.96%) MVC
2 58 (22.57%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (21.79%) Scrum
4 46 (17.90%) OO
5 39 (15.18%) TDD
6 30 (11.67%) E-Commerce
7 29 (11.28%) Continuous Integration
8 27 (10.51%) BDD
9 25 (9.73%) User Acceptance Testing
10 24 (9.34%) Web Development
11 22 (8.56%) OOP
12 19 (7.39%) Software Engineering
13 16 (6.23%) SOA
13 16 (6.23%) Configuration Management
14 15 (5.84%) Integration Testing
15 14 (5.45%) ETL
15 14 (5.45%) Validation
16 13 (5.06%) B2C
16 13 (5.06%) Data Analysis
17 12 (4.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 92 (35.80%) SQL
2 83 (32.30%) JavaScript
3 73 (28.40%) C#
4 59 (22.96%) Java
5 41 (15.95%) T-SQL
6 21 (8.17%) PHP
7 19 (7.39%) PL/SQL
7 19 (7.39%) C++
8 16 (6.23%) C
9 13 (5.06%) VB.NET
10 12 (4.67%) PowerShell
11 11 (4.28%) VBScript
12 9 (3.50%) Python
13 8 (3.11%) Shell Script
14 7 (2.72%) Bash Shell
14 7 (2.72%) PHP5
15 5 (1.95%) Perl
16 4 (1.56%) Fortran
16 4 (1.56%) VBA
16 4 (1.56%) Lua
Qualifications
1 37 (14.40%) Security Cleared
2 21 (8.17%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.89%) DV Cleared
4 9 (3.50%) Degree
5 6 (2.33%) Sun Certification
6 3 (1.17%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.39%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.11%) QA
2 1 (0.39%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 16 (6.23%) Active Directory
2 13 (5.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.78%) vSphere
3 2 (0.78%) Forefront TMG
3 2 (0.78%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.39%) Xen
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.39%) KVM
4 1 (0.39%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (2.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (0.78%) MIIS
2 2 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (0.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.39%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.39%) Puppet
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 36 (14.01%) Oracle
2 28 (10.89%) Microsoft
3 16 (6.23%) VMware
4 15 (5.84%) hybris
5 13 (5.06%) HP
6 10 (3.89%) Teradata
6 10 (3.89%) Telerik
7 9 (3.50%) SAP
8 8 (3.11%) JBoss
8 8 (3.11%) Sun
9 7 (2.72%) CA
10 6 (2.33%) BMC
10 6 (2.33%) Sitecore
10 6 (2.33%) ServiceNow
11 5 (1.95%) DevExpress
11 5 (1.95%) Sencha
11 5 (1.95%) ICL
12 4 (1.56%) Zend
13 3 (1.17%) Google
13 3 (1.17%) Apple
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