Period
to 21 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 May 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
England > South East
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 118 148
Rank change year-on-year +21 +30 +9
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 422 300 296
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.52% 1.97% 1.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.98% 2.36% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 177 222
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £313 £298 £269
90th Percentile £550 £580 £500
England median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 2
South East median hourly rate £51.00 £57.00 £52.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +8.06% +31.88%
England median hourly rate £47.50 £42.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +13.10% -2.33% +7.50%

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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 14,142 12,695 14,889
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 84.58% 83.16% 82.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,345 7,354 9,188
South East median daily rate £438 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £545
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 458 508 560
South East median hourly rate £22.40 £20.75 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.95% -12.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £10.61 £11.25 £11.59
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.88 £52.53
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £23.20
% change year-on-year -12.00% +7.76% +8.41%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Unit Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in the South East

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in the South East

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in the South East over the 6 months to 21 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in the South East

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in the South East

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 21 May 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
Thames Valley -24 127 £525 +16.67% 58
Surrey +44 124 £475 +5.56% 27
Hampshire +31 103 £400 +6.67% 21
Oxfordshire -2 46 £538 -7.33% 13
Berkshire -39 41 £489 +15.00% 36
Buckinghamshire -6 39 £525 +50.00% 9
West Sussex +10 27 £470 +15.06% 8
Kent +3 18 £328 -14.66% 4
Middlesex +12 16 £410 +9.33%
East Sussex -1 6 £350 -12.83% 2
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 South East region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 228 (54.03%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (45.50%) Java
2 192 (45.50%) JavaScript
3 176 (41.71%) TDD
4 146 (34.60%) RESTful
5 144 (34.12%) Jenkins
6 143 (33.89%) Web Services
7 139 (32.94%) Git (software)
8 131 (31.04%) Test Automation
9 125 (29.62%) AngularJS
10 122 (28.91%) HTML
11 116 (27.49%) BDD
12 107 (25.36%) SQL
13 104 (24.64%) Linux
14 100 (23.70%) CSS
15 97 (22.99%) REST
16 94 (22.27%) Node.js
17 93 (22.04%) Spring
18 88 (20.85%) React
19 87 (20.62%) Oracle
20 86 (20.38%) Continuous Integration
21 83 (19.67%) Scrum
22 80 (18.96%) C#
23 75 (17.77%) .NET
24 66 (15.64%) JMS
25 64 (15.17%) Continuous Delivery
26 63 (14.93%) Finance
26 63 (14.93%) JSON
27 62 (14.69%) Configuration Management
27 62 (14.69%) HTML5

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 45 (10.66%) Confluence
2 39 (9.24%) Apache
3 28 (6.64%) GlassFish
3 28 (6.64%) Liferay
4 25 (5.92%) Elasticsearch
5 21 (4.98%) Apache Spark
6 17 (4.03%) Tomcat
7 13 (3.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 12 (2.84%) GemFire
9 9 (2.13%) CMS
10 8 (1.90%) Apache Solr
11 7 (1.66%) Mule
12 6 (1.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 5 (1.18%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.95%) Magnolia
14 4 (0.95%) Moodle
15 3 (0.71%) SharePoint
15 3 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
16 2 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
16 2 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 8 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.71%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 10 (2.37%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.71%) Oracle Assets
3 3 (0.71%) Oracle Cash Management
3 3 (0.71%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.71%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.47%) Magento
4 2 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.47%) SAP PS
5 1 (0.24%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 47 (11.14%) Serverless
2 27 (6.40%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (5.92%) GitHub
4 21 (4.98%) Microsoft Azure
5 20 (4.74%) npm
6 14 (3.32%) AWS Lambda
7 11 (2.61%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (2.13%) PaaS
9 8 (1.90%) Amazon Kinesis
9 8 (1.90%) AWS CloudFormation
9 8 (1.90%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 7 (1.66%) Yarn
11 6 (1.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (1.42%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 6 (1.42%) Amazon S3
11 6 (1.42%) Amazon SQS
11 6 (1.42%) CloudFront
11 6 (1.42%) SaaS
12 4 (0.95%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 37 (8.77%) HTTP
2 10 (2.37%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.42%) Internet
4 1 (0.24%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.24%) Broadband
4 1 (0.24%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (0.24%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (12.09%) Oracle Database
2 50 (11.85%) SQL Server
3 43 (10.19%) Big Data
4 37 (8.77%) Relational Database
5 36 (8.53%) Hadoop
6 31 (7.35%) Oracle Database 12c
7 30 (7.11%) PostgreSQL
8 22 (5.21%) HBase
9 20 (4.74%) RDBMS
10 14 (3.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 14 (3.32%) DB2
11 13 (3.08%) Parquet
12 12 (2.84%) NoSQL
13 9 (2.13%) MongoDB
14 7 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
15 4 (0.95%) KNIME
16 3 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
16 3 (0.71%) MySQL
16 3 (0.71%) Oracle ODI
16 3 (0.71%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 144 (34.12%) Jenkins
2 139 (32.94%) Git (software)
3 60 (14.22%) JIRA
4 56 (13.27%) JUnit
5 50 (11.85%) webpack
6 46 (10.90%) Mocha
7 40 (9.48%) Mockito
8 38 (9.00%) Gradle
8 38 (9.00%) Maven
8 38 (9.00%) Selenium
9 34 (8.06%) Babel
9 34 (8.06%) NUnit
10 32 (7.58%) Gerrit
10 32 (7.58%) Sinon.JS
11 26 (6.16%) Eclipse
12 23 (5.45%) Visual Studio
13 22 (5.21%) IntelliJ
14 20 (4.74%) Grunt
14 20 (4.74%) Team Foundation Server
15 17 (4.03%) ReSharper
General
1 63 (14.93%) Finance
2 13 (3.08%) Retail
3 11 (2.61%) Publishing
4 10 (2.37%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.13%) Banking
6 6 (1.42%) Games
7 4 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.47%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.24%) Billing
9 1 (0.24%) Law
9 1 (0.24%) Marketing
9 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 340 (80.57%) Developer
2 124 (29.38%) Java Developer
3 47 (11.14%) React Developer
4 46 (10.90%) Full Stack Developer
5 40 (9.48%) C# Developer
6 38 (9.00%) .NET Developer
7 33 (7.82%) JavaScript Developer
7 33 (7.82%) Node.js Developer
8 31 (7.35%) Senior Developer
9 29 (6.87%) Big Data Developer
10 22 (5.21%) C# .NET Developer
10 22 (5.21%) Software Engineer
11 21 (4.98%) Analyst
11 21 (4.98%) WPF Developer
12 20 (4.74%) C# WPF Developer
13 19 (4.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 17 (4.03%) C# WCF Developer
14 17 (4.03%) SQL Developer
14 17 (4.03%) WCF Developer
15 15 (3.55%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (34.60%) RESTful
2 143 (33.89%) Web Services
3 125 (29.62%) AngularJS
4 122 (28.91%) HTML
5 100 (23.70%) CSS
6 97 (22.99%) REST
7 94 (22.27%) Node.js
8 93 (22.04%) Spring
9 88 (20.85%) React
10 75 (17.77%) .NET
11 66 (15.64%) JMS
12 63 (14.93%) JSON
13 62 (14.69%) CSS3
13 62 (14.69%) HTML5
14 57 (13.51%) jQuery
15 48 (11.37%) J2EE
16 47 (11.14%) Spring Boot
17 46 (10.90%) .NET Framework
17 46 (10.90%) JPA
18 42 (9.95%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 46 (10.90%) Enterprise Software
2 24 (5.69%) Computer Science
3 19 (4.50%) Mainframe
3 19 (4.50%) Virtual Team
4 18 (4.27%) User Experience
5 17 (4.03%) Linux Command Line
6 13 (3.08%) Clustering
6 13 (3.08%) Mobile App
6 13 (3.08%) NHS
7 12 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (2.61%) Greenfield Project
9 9 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (1.66%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.66%) Fat Client
10 7 (1.66%) Thin Client
11 6 (1.42%) Management Information System
11 6 (1.42%) Wiki
12 4 (0.95%) Algorithms
12 4 (0.95%) Life Science
13 3 (0.71%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 104 (24.64%) Linux
2 52 (12.32%) Unix
3 28 (6.64%) Windows
4 10 (2.37%) Android
5 8 (1.90%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.66%) CentOS
7 2 (0.47%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.47%) Solaris
8 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.24%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (54.03%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (41.71%) TDD
3 131 (31.04%) Test Automation
4 116 (27.49%) BDD
5 86 (20.38%) Continuous Integration
6 83 (19.67%) Scrum
7 64 (15.17%) Continuous Delivery
8 62 (14.69%) Configuration Management
9 60 (14.22%) MVC
10 55 (13.03%) SDLC
11 54 (12.80%) Web Development
12 52 (12.32%) System Testing
12 52 (12.32%) User Stories
13 49 (11.61%) Software Engineering
14 47 (11.14%) Kanban
15 45 (10.66%) API Design
15 45 (10.66%) OO
16 42 (9.95%) API Development
16 42 (9.95%) Deployment Automation
17 40 (9.48%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 192 (45.50%) Java
1 192 (45.50%) JavaScript
2 107 (25.36%) SQL
3 80 (18.96%) C#
4 56 (13.27%) TypeScript
5 39 (9.24%) ES6
6 37 (8.77%) PL/SQL
7 32 (7.58%) Shell Script
8 29 (6.87%) Python
9 27 (6.40%) Java 8
10 19 (4.50%) PHP
11 15 (3.55%) Ruby
12 14 (3.32%) C++
12 14 (3.32%) Scala
13 13 (3.08%) Groovy
14 11 (2.61%) Bash Shell
15 10 (2.37%) XAML
15 10 (2.37%) XPath
16 9 (2.13%) Perl
17 8 (1.90%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (11.37%) Degree
2 17 (4.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (3.08%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.66%) Numerate Degree
4 7 (1.66%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.47%) OCA
6 2 (0.47%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (10.90%) QA
2 13 (3.08%) HL7
3 3 (0.71%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 3 (0.71%) GCP
3 3 (0.71%) GLP
3 3 (0.71%) GMP
3 3 (0.71%) GxP
System Software
1 47 (11.14%) Docker
2 34 (8.06%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 15 (3.55%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 32 (7.58%) Hadoop YARN
2 29 (6.87%) HP ALM
3 28 (6.64%) Puppet
4 27 (6.40%) Ansible
5 25 (5.92%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (1.42%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.24%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.24%) Terraform
Vendors
1 87 (20.62%) Oracle
2 34 (8.06%) Microsoft
3 29 (6.87%) HP
4 14 (3.32%) Software AG
4 14 (3.32%) webMethods
5 13 (3.08%) Atlassian
6 12 (2.84%) IBM
7 8 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (1.66%) SAP
9 6 (1.42%) Adobe
9 6 (1.42%) Automation Anywhere
9 6 (1.42%) Blue Prism
10 4 (0.95%) Ab Initio
10 4 (0.95%) Remedy
10 4 (0.95%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.71%) Apple
11 3 (0.71%) Sitecore
11 3 (0.71%) Zend
12 2 (0.47%) Borland
12 2 (0.47%) Telerik