The table below looks at the statistics for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton 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 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 38 33 30
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 10 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.99% 3.11% 2.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.56% 3.87% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 1
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£375 £370 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -31.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
281 284 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 83.88% 80.23% 63.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 208 127
Average daily rate £360 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 17
Average hourly rate £20.00 £42.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.94% +112.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £32.50 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Unit Testing across the Southampton region.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the Southampton region.

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 11 (68.75%) Scrum
1 11 (68.75%) PHP
1 11 (68.75%) SQL
1 11 (68.75%) OO
1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (68.75%) TDD
1 11 (68.75%) BDD
1 11 (68.75%) PHPUnit
2 10 (62.50%) REST
2 10 (62.50%) Web Development
2 10 (62.50%) XML
2 10 (62.50%) Internet
3 9 (56.25%) Linux
3 9 (56.25%) Git (software)
4 8 (50.00%) Change Control
4 8 (50.00%) Subversion
4 8 (50.00%) Apache
5 7 (43.75%) OOP
5 7 (43.75%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (43.75%) JSON
5 7 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (43.75%) Jenkins
6 5 (31.25%) MySQL
7 4 (25.00%) RESTful
7 4 (25.00%) PHP5
8 3 (18.75%) Android
8 3 (18.75%) Magento
8 3 (18.75%) Android SDK
8 3 (18.75%) Android Development
8 3 (18.75%) HTML

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 8 (50.00%) Apache
2 1 (6.25%) CMS
2 1 (6.25%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 10 (62.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (31.25%) MySQL
3 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
4 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 11 (68.75%) PHPUnit
2 9 (56.25%) Git (software)
3 8 (50.00%) Subversion
4 7 (43.75%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (6.25%) Retail
1 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (93.75%) Developer
2 8 (50.00%) PHP Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Android Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Magento Developer
4 1 (6.25%) OO PHP Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Siebel Configurator
4 1 (6.25%) Senior PHP Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Web Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) XML
1 10 (62.50%) REST
2 7 (43.75%) JSON
3 4 (25.00%) RESTful
4 3 (18.75%) Android SDK
4 3 (18.75%) LAMP
4 3 (18.75%) HTML
4 3 (18.75%) SOAP
4 3 (18.75%) Web Services
5 1 (6.25%) CSS
5 1 (6.25%) jQuery
5 1 (6.25%) WSDL
5 1 (6.25%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Replication
1 1 (6.25%) Clustering
1 1 (6.25%) Digital Media
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) OO
1 11 (68.75%) Scrum
1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (68.75%) TDD
1 11 (68.75%) BDD
2 10 (62.50%) Web Development
3 8 (50.00%) Change Control
4 7 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (43.75%) OOP
5 3 (18.75%) SDLC
5 3 (18.75%) Android Development
5 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
6 2 (12.50%) MVC
7 1 (6.25%) Workflow
7 1 (6.25%) OWASP
7 1 (6.25%) OO PHP
7 1 (6.25%) Campaign Management
7 1 (6.25%) B2B
7 1 (6.25%) Change Management
7 1 (6.25%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) PHP
1 11 (68.75%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) PHP5
3 3 (18.75%) Java
3 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
4 1 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Siebel Certification
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Siebel