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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 40 39 35
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 4 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.19% 0.61% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 0.80% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
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£325 £320 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +12.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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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
275 249 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 81.60% 75.68% 63.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 189 124
Average daily rate £385 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £546
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 14
Average hourly rate £12.50 £45.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.22% +63.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.94 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 19 (79.17%) Java
1 19 (79.17%) Android
1 19 (79.17%) Android SDK
2 16 (66.67%) Android Development
2 16 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 16 (66.67%) Subversion
3 15 (62.50%) JSON
4 14 (58.33%) REST
5 13 (54.17%) Maven
5 13 (54.17%) Ant
6 12 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
7 11 (45.83%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (45.83%) Jenkins
8 9 (37.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 9 (37.50%) Android NDK
8 9 (37.50%) Publishing
8 9 (37.50%) OOP
8 9 (37.50%) JNI
9 8 (33.33%) OO
9 8 (33.33%) RoboGuice
10 7 (29.17%) User Stories
11 6 (25.00%) TDD
11 6 (25.00%) Automated Testing
12 5 (20.83%) Mockito
12 5 (20.83%) Appium
12 5 (20.83%) Robotium
12 5 (20.83%) Artifactory
13 4 (16.67%) Gradle
13 4 (16.67%) Change Control

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 3 (12.50%) Apache
2 1 (4.17%) CMS
2 1 (4.17%) Umbraco
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) MySQL
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 16 (66.67%) Subversion
2 13 (54.17%) Maven
2 13 (54.17%) Ant
3 11 (45.83%) Jenkins
4 9 (37.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (20.83%) Mockito
5 5 (20.83%) Appium
5 5 (20.83%) Robotium
5 5 (20.83%) Artifactory
6 4 (16.67%) Gradle
7 1 (4.17%) PHPUnit
7 1 (4.17%) Selenium
7 1 (4.17%) Jasmine
General
1 9 (37.50%) Publishing
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
2 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (83.33%) Developer
2 16 (66.67%) Android Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Senior Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Web Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) PHP Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (4.17%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Siebel Configurator
4 1 (4.17%) Senior PHP Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (79.17%) Android SDK
2 15 (62.50%) JSON
3 14 (58.33%) REST
4 9 (37.50%) Android NDK
4 9 (37.50%) JNI
5 8 (33.33%) RoboGuice
6 4 (16.67%) iOS SDK
6 4 (16.67%) HTML
7 3 (12.50%) CSS
7 3 (12.50%) XML
7 3 (12.50%) RESTful
7 3 (12.50%) jQuery
8 2 (8.33%) Ajax
8 2 (8.33%) CSS3
8 2 (8.33%) HTML5
8 2 (8.33%) Web Services
9 1 (4.17%) LAMP
9 1 (4.17%) Google Maps API
9 1 (4.17%) Leaflet
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 19 (79.17%) Android
2 4 (16.67%) Apple iOS
3 3 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) Android Development
2 12 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
3 11 (45.83%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (37.50%) OOP
5 8 (33.33%) OO
6 7 (29.17%) User Stories
7 6 (25.00%) TDD
7 6 (25.00%) Automated Testing
8 4 (16.67%) Change Control
9 3 (12.50%) Scrum
9 3 (12.50%) iOS Development
10 2 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
10 2 (8.33%) Web Development
10 2 (8.33%) BDD
11 1 (4.17%) CRM
11 1 (4.17%) Change Management
11 1 (4.17%) MVC
11 1 (4.17%) Workflow
11 1 (4.17%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 19 (79.17%) Java
2 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.33%) SQL
4 1 (4.17%) C#
4 1 (4.17%) PHP
4 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.17%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Siebel Certification
Vendors
1 1 (4.17%) Business Objects
1 1 (4.17%) Siebel
1 1 (4.17%) Google