The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for Unit Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unit Testing
South East / Hampshire
Rank 84 66 64
Rank change year-on-year -18 -2  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 31 60 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.66% 2.75% 2.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 3.45% 3.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 48 28
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -0.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £522
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £375 £347
% change year-on-year +4.33% +7.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £44.85 £37.50
% change year-on-year -9.69% +19.60%  

Unit Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1486 1738 1760
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 79.81% 79.76% 81.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 896 1169 1010
Median daily rate £425 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -2.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 68 88
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.15 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.89 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire citing Unit Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in Hampshire

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in Hampshire

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Hampshire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in Hampshire

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in Hampshire

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Portsmouth -7 5 £325 +8.33% 2
Basingstoke +7 4 - -
Farnborough +3 4 - -
Southampton - 4 £463 - 5
Winchester +5 3 £438 +16.66% 1
Havant -3 2 - -
Fareham - 2 £225 -
Aldershot - 1 £438 -
Romsey - 1 £380 -
Unit Testing
South East

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hampshire region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 26 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
1 26 (44.83%) Java
2 19 (32.76%) Linux
3 18 (31.03%) Spring
4 17 (29.31%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (27.59%) Python
6 15 (25.86%) HTML
6 15 (25.86%) Software Engineering
6 15 (25.86%) TDD
6 15 (25.86%) Security Cleared
7 14 (24.14%) Subversion
7 14 (24.14%) PostgreSQL
7 14 (24.14%) Scrum
8 13 (22.41%) Oracle
8 13 (22.41%) Tomcat
9 12 (20.69%) Unix
10 11 (18.97%) UML
10 11 (18.97%) Web Services
10 11 (18.97%) SC Cleared
10 11 (18.97%) Integration Testing
11 10 (17.24%) Hibernate
11 10 (17.24%) JUnit
11 10 (17.24%) SQL
11 10 (17.24%) JavaScript
12 9 (15.52%) C++
12 9 (15.52%) System Testing
12 9 (15.52%) OWASP
12 9 (15.52%) Cucumber
13 8 (13.79%) BDD
13 8 (13.79%) REST

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (22.41%) Tomcat
2 7 (12.07%) JBoss
2 7 (12.07%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 5 (8.62%) Apache
3 5 (8.62%) OpenStack
4 2 (3.45%) Apache Spark
4 2 (3.45%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (3.45%) GemFire
5 1 (1.72%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (8.62%) SAP EHS
2 2 (3.45%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (8.62%) GitHub
2 5 (8.62%) PaaS
3 3 (5.17%) IaaS
3 3 (5.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.07%) HTTP
2 4 (6.90%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.72%) AMQP
3 1 (1.72%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (24.14%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (10.34%) DB2
2 6 (10.34%) SQL Server
3 5 (8.62%) MySQL
3 5 (8.62%) Oracle Database
4 4 (6.90%) RDBMS
4 4 (6.90%) Relational Database
5 3 (5.17%) Hadoop
5 3 (5.17%) HBase
6 2 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.45%) Geospatial Data
6 2 (3.45%) GIS
6 2 (3.45%) Kalido
7 1 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.72%) JasperReports
7 1 (1.72%) OLTP
7 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.72%) Parquet
7 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (24.14%) Subversion
2 10 (17.24%) JUnit
3 9 (15.52%) Cucumber
4 8 (13.79%) Git (software)
4 8 (13.79%) Jenkins
5 7 (12.07%) Ant
5 7 (12.07%) Artifactory
5 7 (12.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (12.07%) Checkstyle
5 7 (12.07%) FindBugs
5 7 (12.07%) Mockito
6 6 (10.34%) ClearCase
6 6 (10.34%) CppUnit
6 6 (10.34%) GoogleTest
6 6 (10.34%) Gradle
6 6 (10.34%) NUnit
7 4 (6.90%) Selenium
8 3 (5.17%) JIRA
9 2 (3.45%) Eclipse
9 2 (3.45%) NuGet
General
1 5 (8.62%) Finance
2 3 (5.17%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (3.45%) Retail
4 1 (1.72%) Electronics
4 1 (1.72%) Military
4 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (56.90%) Developer
2 16 (27.59%) Java Developer
3 11 (18.97%) Software Engineer
4 6 (10.34%) Consultant
5 5 (8.62%) Middleware Developer
5 5 (8.62%) SAP Consultant
5 5 (8.62%) Senior Developer
6 4 (6.90%) COBOL Developer
7 3 (5.17%) .NET Developer
7 3 (5.17%) Applications Developer
7 3 (5.17%) Java Middleware Developer
7 3 (5.17%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) C Developer
8 2 (3.45%) C++ Software Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Java Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Java Software Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Python Software Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Ruby Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (31.03%) Spring
2 15 (25.86%) HTML
3 11 (18.97%) Web Services
4 10 (17.24%) Hibernate
5 8 (13.79%) Apache Camel
5 8 (13.79%) Middleware
5 8 (13.79%) REST
5 8 (13.79%) RESTful
6 7 (12.07%) .NET
6 7 (12.07%) ActiveMQ
6 7 (12.07%) J2EE
7 6 (10.34%) CSS
7 6 (10.34%) HTML5
7 6 (10.34%) Spring Boot
8 5 (8.62%) JPA
8 5 (8.62%) JSF
8 5 (8.62%) Spring Integration
9 4 (6.90%) Ajax
9 4 (6.90%) JMS
9 4 (6.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.79%) User Experience
2 6 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.34%) Derivative
3 5 (8.62%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (8.62%) Mainframe
4 4 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (5.17%) Data Centre
5 3 (5.17%) Life Science
5 3 (5.17%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (5.17%) Smart Meter
5 3 (5.17%) Virtual Team
6 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.72%) Biotechnology
7 1 (1.72%) iSeries
7 1 (1.72%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.72%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 19 (32.76%) Linux
2 12 (20.69%) Unix
3 5 (8.62%) Windows
4 2 (3.45%) Android
5 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.72%) Solaris
5 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (29.31%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (25.86%) Software Engineering
3 15 (25.86%) TDD
4 14 (24.14%) Scrum
5 11 (18.97%) Integration Testing
5 11 (18.97%) UML
6 9 (15.52%) OWASP
6 9 (15.52%) System Testing
7 8 (13.79%) BDD
7 8 (13.79%) Configuration Management
7 8 (13.79%) Use Case
8 7 (12.07%) Multithreading
8 7 (12.07%) MVC
8 7 (12.07%) OO
8 7 (12.07%) System Integration Testing
9 6 (10.34%) Memory Management
9 6 (10.34%) OOD
9 6 (10.34%) Project Management
9 6 (10.34%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 26 (44.83%) Java
2 16 (27.59%) Python
3 10 (17.24%) JavaScript
3 10 (17.24%) SQL
4 9 (15.52%) C++
5 7 (12.07%) C#
5 7 (12.07%) Shell Script
6 6 (10.34%) C
6 6 (10.34%) Ruby
7 5 (8.62%) COBOL
7 5 (8.62%) JCL
8 3 (5.17%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.72%) ABAP
9 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.72%) Groovy
9 1 (1.72%) Perl
9 1 (1.72%) PHP
9 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.72%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (25.86%) Security Cleared
2 11 (18.97%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.17%) Degree
4 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.07%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.72%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (3.45%) HDFS
3 1 (1.72%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.72%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) Hadoop YARN
1 1 (1.72%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 13 (22.41%) Oracle
2 6 (10.34%) SAP
2 6 (10.34%) VMware
3 5 (8.62%) IBM
4 2 (3.45%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.72%) ATG
5 1 (1.72%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.72%) CA
5 1 (1.72%) Cisco
5 1 (1.72%) Citrix
5 1 (1.72%) F5
5 1 (1.72%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.72%) Red Hat