Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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.

Unit Testing
South East > Kent
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 51 55
Rank change year-on-year -2 +4 -8
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 12 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.26% 0.40% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.85% 0.49% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 4
Kent median daily rate £368 £544 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.41% +63.53% +20.91%
10th Percentile £342 £391 £303
90th Percentile £376 £672 £371
South East median daily rate £450 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £48.75 £47.50
% change year-on-year -2.56% +2.63% +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 421 411 452
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 79.28% 82.36% 81.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 285 284
Kent median daily rate £350 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +11.11% -3.57%
10th Percentile £231 £193 £203
90th Percentile £625 £560 £488
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 21
Kent median hourly rate £25.69 £21.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.33% -19.23% +8.33%
10th Percentile £20.61 £15.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £46.00 £114.40 £40.25
South East median hourly rate £22.75 £27.13 £26.50
% change year-on-year -16.13% +2.36% +51.43%

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 21 November 2017. 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
Tunbridge Wells +10 4 £375 -3.23%
West Malling - 3 - - 1
Maidstone - 1 £338 - 2
Unit Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 12 (100.00%) C#
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (91.67%) SQL Server
3 10 (83.33%) MVVM
4 9 (75.00%) MVC
4 9 (75.00%) ASP.NET
5 7 (58.33%) Client/Server
5 7 (58.33%) Oracle
5 7 (58.33%) SQL
5 7 (58.33%) NUnit
5 7 (58.33%) WCF
5 7 (58.33%) MSBuild
5 7 (58.33%) Caliburn.Micro
5 7 (58.33%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (58.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (58.33%) Prototyping
6 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
6 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (41.67%) Moq
6 5 (41.67%) WPF
6 5 (41.67%) LINQ
6 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
6 5 (41.67%) ReSharper
6 5 (41.67%) WinForms
6 5 (41.67%) Windows
6 5 (41.67%) TDD
6 5 (41.67%) VB.NET
6 5 (41.67%) HTML
6 5 (41.67%) ADO.NET

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 (8.33%) CMS
1 1 (8.33%) Sitecore CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (91.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) MSBuild
1 7 (58.33%) NUnit
1 7 (58.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (41.67%) Moq
2 5 (41.67%) ReSharper
General
1 5 (41.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Developer
2 11 (91.67%) .NET Developer
3 7 (58.33%) C# .NET Developer
3 7 (58.33%) C# Developer
4 6 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 3 (25.00%) HTML CSS Developer
5 3 (25.00%) HTML Developer
5 3 (25.00%) Senior .NET Developer
5 3 (25.00%) Senior Developer
6 2 (16.67%) C# WCF Developer
6 2 (16.67%) C# WPF Developer
6 2 (16.67%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Developer
6 2 (16.67%) WCF Developer
6 2 (16.67%) WinForms Developer
6 2 (16.67%) WPF Developer
7 1 (8.33%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (75.00%) ASP.NET
3 7 (58.33%) Caliburn.Micro
3 7 (58.33%) WCF
4 5 (41.67%) ADO.NET
4 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (41.67%) CSS
4 5 (41.67%) HTML
4 5 (41.67%) LINQ
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
4 5 (41.67%) WinForms
4 5 (41.67%) WPF
5 4 (33.33%) Web Services
6 3 (25.00%) jQuery
7 1 (8.33%) CSS3
7 1 (8.33%) HTML5
7 1 (8.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
1 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) MVVM
2 9 (75.00%) MVC
3 7 (58.33%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (58.33%) Prototyping
4 5 (41.67%) TDD
5 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (25.00%) System Testing
6 1 (8.33%) SOA
6 1 (8.33%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) C#
2 7 (58.33%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) VB.NET
4 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Sitecore