Period
to 24 February 2018

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 6 months to 24 February 2018 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.

Unit Testing
South East > Kent
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 50 56
Rank change year-on-year +10 +6 -7
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 29 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 5.48% 2.20% 1.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.04% 2.64% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 11
Kent median daily rate £328 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.13% +14.29% +4.48%
10th Percentile £326 £363 £250
90th Percentile £376 £520 £388
South East median daily rate £450 £415 £363
% change year-on-year +8.56% +14.34% -5.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +18.75%

Unit Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 412 416 484
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 77.88% 83.37% 78.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 299 356
Kent median daily rate £350 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £262 £201 £196
90th Percentile £638 £538 £503
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 29
Kent median hourly rate £35.00 £21.78 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.73% +11.67% -12.69%
10th Percentile £25.50 £9.61 £12.25
90th Percentile £40.71 £29.92 £40.25
South East median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -1.76% -16.67% +50.00%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing Unit Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 24 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone -4 9 £328 -12.67% 3
Tunbridge Wells +8 4 £375 -
West Malling - 3 - -
Unit Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Kent region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 28 (96.55%) C#
1 28 (96.55%) .NET
2 25 (86.21%) MVVM
3 23 (79.31%) NUnit
4 22 (75.86%) Caliburn.Micro
5 21 (72.41%) ASP.NET Web API
5 21 (72.41%) WCF
6 20 (68.97%) WPF
6 20 (68.97%) ReSharper
7 18 (62.07%) TDD
7 18 (62.07%) Windows
8 17 (58.62%) Web Services
9 15 (51.72%) .NET Framework
10 14 (48.28%) SQL Server
11 13 (44.83%) NHS
11 13 (44.83%) ASP.NET
11 13 (44.83%) HL7
11 13 (44.83%) StyleCop
12 11 (37.93%) SQL
12 11 (37.93%) MVC
13 10 (34.48%) Team Foundation Server
14 9 (31.03%) MSBuild
14 9 (31.03%) Prototyping
14 9 (31.03%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (31.03%) Client/Server
14 9 (31.03%) Oracle
15 8 (27.59%) VB.NET
15 8 (27.59%) ADO.NET
15 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET MVC
15 8 (27.59%) Moq

Unit Testing
Co-occurring 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 (3.45%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (48.28%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (79.31%) NUnit
2 20 (68.97%) ReSharper
3 13 (44.83%) StyleCop
4 10 (34.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (31.03%) MSBuild
6 8 (27.59%) Moq
7 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
7 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (17.24%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (96.55%) Developer
2 23 (79.31%) C# Developer
3 17 (58.62%) C# WCF Developer
3 17 (58.62%) WCF Developer
4 15 (51.72%) C# WPF Developer
4 15 (51.72%) WPF Developer
5 14 (48.28%) .NET Developer
6 10 (34.48%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (24.14%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 4 (13.79%) Oracle Developer
8 4 (13.79%) SQL Developer
8 4 (13.79%) WinForms Developer
9 3 (10.34%) HTML CSS Developer
9 3 (10.34%) HTML Developer
9 3 (10.34%) Senior .NET Developer
9 3 (10.34%) Senior Developer
10 2 (6.90%) Web Developer
11 1 (3.45%) .NET Web Developer
11 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Developer
11 1 (3.45%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (96.55%) .NET
2 22 (75.86%) Caliburn.Micro
3 21 (72.41%) ASP.NET Web API
3 21 (72.41%) WCF
4 20 (68.97%) WPF
5 17 (58.62%) Web Services
6 15 (51.72%) .NET Framework
7 13 (44.83%) ASP.NET
8 8 (27.59%) ADO.NET
8 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (24.14%) CSS
9 7 (24.14%) HTML
9 7 (24.14%) LINQ
9 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
9 7 (24.14%) WinForms
10 5 (17.24%) jQuery
11 2 (6.90%) Entity Framework
12 1 (3.45%) CSS3
12 1 (3.45%) HTML5
12 1 (3.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (44.83%) NHS
2 9 (31.03%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 18 (62.07%) Windows
2 5 (17.24%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (86.21%) MVVM
2 18 (62.07%) TDD
3 11 (37.93%) MVC
4 9 (31.03%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (31.03%) Prototyping
5 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (10.34%) Performance Testing
6 3 (10.34%) System Testing
7 2 (6.90%) SOA
7 2 (6.90%) SOLID
7 2 (6.90%) Web Development
8 1 (3.45%) BDD
8 1 (3.45%) Dependency Injection
8 1 (3.45%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
8 1 (3.45%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (3.45%) Microservices
8 1 (3.45%) Migration
8 1 (3.45%) Mobile Development
8 1 (3.45%) Software Architecture
8 1 (3.45%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 28 (96.55%) C#
2 11 (37.93%) SQL
3 8 (27.59%) VB.NET
4 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (44.83%) HL7
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Oracle
2 1 (3.45%) Facebook
2 1 (3.45%) Google
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) Telerik