Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 49 50
Rank change year-on-year +5 +1 +5
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 13 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 3.07% 1.94% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.61% 2.43% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 2
Kent median daily rate £418 £375 £544
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.33% -31.03% +63.53%
10th Percentile £338 £340 £391
90th Percentile £464 £375 £672
South East median daily rate £436 £450 £386
% change year-on-year -3.06% +16.50% +13.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £51.00 £47.50 £48.75
% change year-on-year +7.37% -2.56% +2.63%

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 360 412 416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 85.11% 79.84% 82.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 313 286
Kent median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £189 £250 £193
90th Percentile £600 £625 £559
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 8 7
Kent median hourly rate £35.00 £25.69 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.24% +22.33% -25.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.00 £15.25
90th Percentile £42.50 £45.75 £114.40
South East median hourly rate £28.50 £22.50 £24.11
% change year-on-year +26.67% -6.66% +0.44%

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 15 November 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
West Malling -5 3 £418 -
Tonbridge - 3 £375 - 1
Maidstone +14 2 £425 +25.93%
Tunbridge Wells -10 1 £400 +6.67% 3
Sittingbourne - 1 £450 -
Dover - 1 £450 -
Unit Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 13 (100.00%) C#
1 13 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (84.62%) JavaScript
2 11 (84.62%) ASP.NET
3 10 (76.92%) .NET Framework
4 8 (61.54%) MVC
4 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
4 8 (61.54%) SQL
5 7 (53.85%) AngularJS
6 6 (46.15%) CMS
6 6 (46.15%) TDD
7 5 (38.46%) Change Management
7 5 (38.46%) HTML
7 5 (38.46%) IIS
7 5 (38.46%) Windows
7 5 (38.46%) E-Commerce
7 5 (38.46%) Degree
7 5 (38.46%) ReSharper
7 5 (38.46%) LINQ
7 5 (38.46%) System Testing
7 5 (38.46%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (38.46%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (38.46%) Sitecore
7 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
7 5 (38.46%) Software Architecture
7 5 (38.46%) MVVM
7 5 (38.46%) R
7 5 (38.46%) Entity Framework
7 5 (38.46%) Backbone.js
7 5 (38.46%) KnockoutJS

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 6 (46.15%) CMS
2 5 (38.46%) IIS
2 5 (38.46%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
2 5 (38.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
1 5 (38.46%) ReSharper
2 3 (23.08%) Selenium
2 3 (23.08%) SpecFlow
2 3 (23.08%) TeamCity
3 2 (15.38%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) .NET Developer
1 10 (76.92%) Developer
2 7 (53.85%) C# .NET Developer
2 7 (53.85%) C# Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Senior .NET Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Senior Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Automation Tester
4 3 (23.08%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 3 (23.08%) Selenium Tester
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Tester
5 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 2 (15.38%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Senior JavaScript Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Senior SQL Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Agile .NET Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Agile C# Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Agile Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Senior C# .NET Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (84.62%) ASP.NET
3 10 (76.92%) .NET Framework
4 7 (53.85%) AngularJS
5 5 (38.46%) Backbone.js
5 5 (38.46%) Entity Framework
5 5 (38.46%) HTML
5 5 (38.46%) KnockoutJS
5 5 (38.46%) LINQ
6 4 (30.77%) REST
7 3 (23.08%) .NET Core
7 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (23.08%) Enzyme
7 3 (23.08%) Jest
7 3 (23.08%) React
7 3 (23.08%) RESTful
8 2 (15.38%) Middleware
8 2 (15.38%) WCF
9 1 (7.69%) SOAP
9 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
1 5 (38.46%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) MVC
2 6 (46.15%) TDD
3 5 (38.46%) Change Management
3 5 (38.46%) E-Commerce
3 5 (38.46%) MVVM
3 5 (38.46%) Prototyping
3 5 (38.46%) Software Architecture
3 5 (38.46%) System Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (23.08%) API Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
5 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
6 2 (15.38%) API Design
6 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (15.38%) Creative Thinking
6 2 (15.38%) Deployment Automation
6 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
6 2 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (15.38%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) C#
2 11 (84.62%) JavaScript
3 8 (61.54%) SQL
4 5 (38.46%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Sitecore
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft