The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 / Kent
Rank 29 45 35
Rank change year-on-year +16 -10  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 19 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 6.60% 2.17% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.79% 2.85% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 2
Median daily rate £384 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.64% +4.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £259 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £383 £347
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 - - £40.00
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 Kent with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 244 351 190
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 84.72% 76.14% 73.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 270 107
Median daily rate £375 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £210 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 9
Median hourly rate £27.38 £170.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -83.89% +325.00%  
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 Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 Kent

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in Kent

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in Kent

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent 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
Tunbridge Wells +13 4 - -
Maidstone - 4 £375 - 1
Unit Testing
South East

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

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 Kent region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 18 (90.00%) C#
1 18 (90.00%) .NET
1 18 (90.00%) Oracle
1 18 (90.00%) SQL Server
1 18 (90.00%) ASP.NET
1 18 (90.00%) WCF
1 18 (90.00%) WPF
1 18 (90.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 18 (90.00%) MVVM
2 15 (75.00%) SQL
2 15 (75.00%) MVC
3 14 (70.00%) WinForms
3 14 (70.00%) NUnit
3 14 (70.00%) VB.NET
3 14 (70.00%) ADO.NET
3 14 (70.00%) Client/Server
3 14 (70.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 14 (70.00%) Moq
3 14 (70.00%) MSBuild
3 14 (70.00%) Caliburn.Micro
3 14 (70.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 14 (70.00%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (70.00%) LINQ
3 14 (70.00%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
3 14 (70.00%) ReSharper
3 14 (70.00%) Prototyping
4 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (20.00%) Infragistics
5 4 (20.00%) Web Services

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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 1 (5.00%) Apache Spark
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (90.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Apache Hive
2 1 (5.00%) Big Data
2 1 (5.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.00%) HBase
2 1 (5.00%) MySQL
2 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (90.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (70.00%) Moq
2 14 (70.00%) MSBuild
2 14 (70.00%) NUnit
2 14 (70.00%) ReSharper
3 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 20 (100.00%) Developer
2 18 (90.00%) .NET Developer
2 18 (90.00%) WPF Developer
3 14 (70.00%) WinForms Developer
4 13 (65.00%) Oracle Developer
4 13 (65.00%) SQL Developer
5 10 (50.00%) WCF Developer
6 4 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (20.00%) C# Developer
6 4 (20.00%) C# WCF Developer
6 4 (20.00%) C# WPF Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Full Stack Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Java Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Java Scala Developer
7 1 (5.00%) MySQL Developer
7 1 (5.00%) PHP CodeIgniter Developer
7 1 (5.00%) PHP Developer
7 1 (5.00%) PHP LAMP Developer
7 1 (5.00%) PHP Laravel Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (90.00%) .NET
1 18 (90.00%) ASP.NET
1 18 (90.00%) WCF
1 18 (90.00%) WPF
2 14 (70.00%) ADO.NET
2 14 (70.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 14 (70.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 14 (70.00%) Caliburn.Micro
2 14 (70.00%) LINQ
2 14 (70.00%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
2 14 (70.00%) WinForms
3 4 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 4 (20.00%) RESTful
3 4 (20.00%) Web Services
4 1 (5.00%) CodeIgniter
4 1 (5.00%) CSS
4 1 (5.00%) HTML
4 1 (5.00%) jQuery
4 1 (5.00%) LAMP
4 1 (5.00%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 14 (70.00%) Client/Server
2 4 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (20.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (90.00%) MVVM
2 15 (75.00%) MVC
3 14 (70.00%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (70.00%) Prototyping
4 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
5 4 (20.00%) Multithreaded Programming
5 4 (20.00%) Multithreading
6 1 (5.00%) Front End Development
6 1 (5.00%) OOP
6 1 (5.00%) RDF
6 1 (5.00%) Release Management
6 1 (5.00%) TDD
6 1 (5.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 18 (90.00%) C#
2 15 (75.00%) SQL
3 14 (70.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (5.00%) Java
4 1 (5.00%) PHP
4 1 (5.00%) Scala
4 1 (5.00%) SPARQL
Vendors
1 18 (90.00%) Oracle
2 4 (20.00%) Infragistics
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft