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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 33 31 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 11 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.86% 1.88% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.69% 2.73% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 0
Average daily rate
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£370 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
+13.84% -3.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.51%
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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
298 220 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 77.40% 68.75% 72.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 162 121
Average daily rate £355 £400 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £550 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 34
Average hourly rate £29.25 £11.75 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+148.93% -63.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.12 £10.50 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £20.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unit Testing across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 September 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 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Scrum
3 6 (46.15%) C#
3 6 (46.15%) SQL
3 6 (46.15%) .NET
4 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
4 5 (38.46%) T-SQL
4 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET
4 5 (38.46%) TDD
4 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
4 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
4 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (30.77%) HTML5
5 4 (30.77%) BDD
5 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 4 (30.77%) jQuery
5 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
5 4 (30.77%) Back Office
5 4 (30.77%) CSS
5 4 (30.77%) HTML
5 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
6 3 (23.08%) Intranet
6 3 (23.08%) Code Coverage
6 3 (23.08%) SOA
6 3 (23.08%) TeamSite
6 3 (23.08%) Web Design
6 3 (23.08%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (23.08%) Jasmine
6 3 (23.08%) CMS

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 3 (23.08%) TeamSite
1 3 (23.08%) CMS
2 1 (7.69%) K2 blackpearl
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) JSUnit
1 3 (23.08%) Jasmine
2 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
2 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
2 1 (7.69%) JDeveloper
2 1 (7.69%) NUnit
General
1 4 (30.77%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Developer
2 5 (38.46%) .NET Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Front-End Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Front-End Web Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Web Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Software Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) SQL Developer
6 1 (7.69%) SOA Consultant
6 1 (7.69%) C# Software Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Consultant
6 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) .NET
2 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET
2 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (30.77%) HTML5
3 4 (30.77%) jQuery
3 4 (30.77%) HTML
3 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 4 (30.77%) CSS
4 1 (7.69%) SOAP
4 1 (7.69%) XML
4 1 (7.69%) XSD
4 1 (7.69%) Middleware
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
4 1 (7.69%) JSON
4 1 (7.69%) WCF
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (7.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (7.69%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Scrum
3 5 (38.46%) TDD
4 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
4 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (30.77%) BDD
5 3 (23.08%) Responsive Web Design
5 3 (23.08%) Web Design
5 3 (23.08%) SOA
5 3 (23.08%) Code Coverage
6 2 (15.38%) Refactoring
7 1 (7.69%) Use Case
7 1 (7.69%) AOP
7 1 (7.69%) Pair Programming
7 1 (7.69%) BPEL
7 1 (7.69%) MVC
7 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (7.69%) UML
7 1 (7.69%) OO
7 1 (7.69%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) C#
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) T-SQL
3 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
4 2 (15.38%) Python
4 2 (15.38%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
1 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft