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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 25 36 -
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 18 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 5.47% 1.39% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.20% 1.84% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 0
Average daily rate
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£381 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £36.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+1.36% -14.11%
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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
250 217 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 75.99% 75.35% 62.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 156 64
Average daily rate £363 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £650 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 15
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £12.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.60 £39.00
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 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 19 December 2014, 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 23 (79.31%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (58.62%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (48.28%) Scrum
4 13 (44.83%) JSON
5 12 (41.38%) Git (software)
5 12 (41.38%) TDD
6 11 (37.93%) Subversion
7 9 (31.03%) OO
7 9 (31.03%) RESTful
7 9 (31.03%) Jenkins
8 8 (27.59%) REST
8 8 (27.59%) jQuery
8 8 (27.59%) XML
8 8 (27.59%) JavaScript
8 8 (27.59%) SQL
8 8 (27.59%) Internet
9 7 (24.14%) HTML
9 7 (24.14%) CSS
9 7 (24.14%) Linux
9 7 (24.14%) Apache
9 7 (24.14%) Software Engineering
9 7 (24.14%) HTML5
9 7 (24.14%) Change Control
10 6 (20.69%) Responsive Web Design
10 6 (20.69%) BDD
10 6 (20.69%) .NET
10 6 (20.69%) Java
10 6 (20.69%) C#
10 6 (20.69%) Code Coverage
11 5 (17.24%) PostgreSQL

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 7 (24.14%) Apache
2 3 (10.34%) CMS
3 2 (6.90%) TeamSite
4 1 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (3.45%) K2 blackpearl
Business Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) Internet
2 2 (6.90%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (41.38%) Git (software)
2 11 (37.93%) Subversion
3 9 (31.03%) Jenkins
4 4 (13.79%) Maven
4 4 (13.79%) Ant
5 3 (10.34%) PHPUnit
5 3 (10.34%) Mockito
6 2 (6.90%) JSUnit
6 2 (6.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (6.90%) Jasmine
6 2 (6.90%) Gradle
6 2 (6.90%) JUnit
6 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
7 1 (3.45%) NUnit
7 1 (3.45%) Eclipse
7 1 (3.45%) JDeveloper
7 1 (3.45%) Artifactory
7 1 (3.45%) Robotium
7 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
7 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (10.34%) Back Office
2 2 (6.90%) Publishing
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (75.86%) Developer
2 7 (24.14%) Front-End Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Consultant
3 5 (17.24%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) .NET Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Software Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Android Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Senior PHP Developer
4 3 (10.34%) PHP Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Front-End Web Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Java Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Software Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Web Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.45%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.45%) ServiceNow Developer
6 1 (3.45%) C# Software Developer
6 1 (3.45%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (44.83%) JSON
2 9 (31.03%) RESTful
3 8 (27.59%) REST
3 8 (27.59%) jQuery
3 8 (27.59%) XML
4 7 (24.14%) HTML
4 7 (24.14%) CSS
4 7 (24.14%) HTML5
5 6 (20.69%) .NET
6 5 (17.24%) Web Services
6 5 (17.24%) CSS3
6 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (17.24%) PostGIS
7 4 (13.79%) Ajax
7 4 (13.79%) Google Maps API
7 4 (13.79%) Leaflet
7 4 (13.79%) Android SDK
7 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET
8 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 3 (10.34%) KML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Linux
2 4 (13.79%) Android
3 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (79.31%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (58.62%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (48.28%) Scrum
4 12 (41.38%) TDD
5 9 (31.03%) OO
6 7 (24.14%) Software Engineering
6 7 (24.14%) Change Control
7 6 (20.69%) Responsive Web Design
7 6 (20.69%) BDD
7 6 (20.69%) Code Coverage
8 5 (17.24%) Refactoring
9 4 (13.79%) Dependency Injection
9 4 (13.79%) E-Commerce
9 4 (13.79%) MVC
9 4 (13.79%) OOP
10 3 (10.34%) SOA
10 3 (10.34%) Android Development
10 3 (10.34%) Web Development
11 2 (6.90%) Web Design
12 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) JavaScript
1 8 (27.59%) SQL
2 6 (20.69%) Java
2 6 (20.69%) C#
3 5 (17.24%) C
3 5 (17.24%) Python
4 4 (13.79%) T-SQL
5 3 (10.34%) PHP
5 3 (10.34%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
1 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Google
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) ServiceNow