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 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unit Testing
England / South East
Rank 93 125 129
Rank change year-on-year +32 +4  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 167 147 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.16% 1.59% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.65% 1.96% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 106 73
Median daily rate £401 £375 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £347
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £39.50
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 the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6306 7493 7783
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.55% 81.26% 79.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3647 4607 4279
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 268 276
Median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +19.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.75 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £61.00 £45.00
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 the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 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
Berkshire +36 42 £425 -7.60% 9
Hampshire -18 31 £375 - 8
Buckinghamshire -6 23 £375 +15.38% 5
Kent +19 19 £384 +9.64% 4
Surrey +18 19 £440 -2.22% 11
Oxfordshire -1 14 £500 +73.91% 3
East Sussex +12 8 £398 -6.41% 1
West Sussex +3 8 £409 +28.31% 9
Middlesex - 3 £375 -
Sussex - 1 - -
Unit Testing
England

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 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 South East region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 168 (56.38%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (47.65%) Java
3 117 (39.26%) SQL
4 95 (31.88%) TDD
5 87 (29.19%) JavaScript
6 84 (28.19%) Spring
7 83 (27.85%) Continuous Integration
8 78 (26.17%) Web Services
9 71 (23.83%) C#
10 70 (23.49%) Scrum
11 67 (22.48%) JUnit
12 66 (22.15%) HTML
12 66 (22.15%) Oracle
13 65 (21.81%) .NET
14 60 (20.13%) Maven
14 60 (20.13%) Jenkins
15 57 (19.13%) MVC
16 54 (18.12%) SQL Server
17 52 (17.45%) CSS
17 52 (17.45%) Software Engineering
18 51 (17.11%) REST
19 48 (16.11%) Mockito
20 46 (15.44%) Git (software)
21 43 (14.43%) Linux
21 43 (14.43%) Java EE
22 42 (14.09%) AngularJS
23 41 (13.76%) Cucumber
23 41 (13.76%) RESTful
24 40 (13.42%) ASP.NET
24 40 (13.42%) DevOps

Unit Testing
Top Related 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 35 (11.74%) JBoss
2 26 (8.72%) WebSphere
3 22 (7.38%) WebSphere Application Server
4 18 (6.04%) Tomcat
4 18 (6.04%) WebSphere Process Server
5 13 (4.36%) Confluence
6 12 (4.03%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (3.69%) Alfresco
7 11 (3.69%) Apache
7 11 (3.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 11 (3.69%) SharePoint
8 8 (2.68%) NServiceBus
9 7 (2.35%) Apache Spark
9 7 (2.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 6 (2.01%) CMS
10 6 (2.01%) Documentum
10 6 (2.01%) nginx
11 5 (1.68%) OpenStack
12 3 (1.01%) Apache Solr
12 3 (1.01%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 10 (3.36%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.01%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (3.02%) Temenos T24
2 8 (2.68%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (1.68%) SAP EHS
4 3 (1.01%) Magento
5 2 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.67%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.34%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.34%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.34%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.34%) SAP FI-AP
Cloud Services
1 30 (10.07%) Amazon AWS
1 30 (10.07%) GitHub
2 19 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.36%) SaaS
4 7 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (2.01%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 5 (1.68%) PaaS
7 3 (1.01%) IaaS
8 2 (0.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.67%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.67%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.67%) CloudFront
8 2 (0.67%) Oracle CX
9 1 (0.34%) GoToWebinar
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.02%) HTTP
2 6 (2.01%) Internet
2 6 (2.01%) LDAP
3 4 (1.34%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.01%) AMQP
5 1 (0.34%) Firewall
5 1 (0.34%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (18.12%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.71%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (5.70%) MySQL
4 15 (5.03%) Relational Database
5 13 (4.36%) DB2
6 12 (4.03%) RDBMS
7 11 (3.69%) Oracle Database
8 10 (3.36%) Hadoop
8 10 (3.36%) NoSQL
9 9 (3.02%) Azure SQL Database
9 9 (3.02%) Big Data
9 9 (3.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.34%) HBase
11 4 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (1.01%) Apache Hive
12 3 (1.01%) GIS
12 3 (1.01%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 67 (22.48%) JUnit
2 60 (20.13%) Jenkins
2 60 (20.13%) Maven
3 48 (16.11%) Mockito
4 46 (15.44%) Git (software)
5 41 (13.76%) Cucumber
6 31 (10.40%) JIRA
7 26 (8.72%) Subversion
8 25 (8.39%) Team Foundation Server
9 23 (7.72%) Selenium
10 21 (7.05%) NUnit
11 17 (5.70%) Gradle
11 17 (5.70%) Moq
12 15 (5.03%) Ant
13 14 (4.70%) MSBuild
13 14 (4.70%) ReSharper
14 11 (3.69%) Checkstyle
14 11 (3.69%) Eclipse
15 10 (3.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 10 (3.36%) IntelliJ
General
1 32 (10.74%) Finance
2 18 (6.04%) Publishing
3 11 (3.69%) Banking
4 8 (2.68%) Retail
5 5 (1.68%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.01%) Games
8 2 (0.67%) Advertising
8 2 (0.67%) Legal
8 2 (0.67%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.34%) Electronics
9 1 (0.34%) Marketing
9 1 (0.34%) Military
Job Titles
1 219 (73.49%) Developer
2 83 (27.85%) Java Developer
3 44 (14.77%) .NET Developer
4 35 (11.74%) Senior Developer
5 29 (9.73%) SQL Developer
6 28 (9.40%) Software Engineer
7 26 (8.72%) C# Developer
8 23 (7.72%) WPF Developer
9 20 (6.71%) C# .NET Developer
9 20 (6.71%) Software Developer
10 19 (6.38%) Oracle Developer
11 18 (6.04%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 17 (5.70%) JavaScript Developer
13 16 (5.37%) Angular Developer
14 14 (4.70%) Consultant
14 14 (4.70%) Java Engineer
14 14 (4.70%) Senior .NET Developer
14 14 (4.70%) Senior Java Developer
14 14 (4.70%) WinForms Developer
15 13 (4.36%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (28.19%) Spring
2 78 (26.17%) Web Services
3 66 (22.15%) HTML
4 65 (21.81%) .NET
5 52 (17.45%) CSS
6 51 (17.11%) REST
7 43 (14.43%) Java EE
8 42 (14.09%) AngularJS
9 41 (13.76%) RESTful
10 40 (13.42%) ASP.NET
11 31 (10.40%) jQuery
12 30 (10.07%) WCF
13 29 (9.73%) ASP.NET Web API
14 28 (9.40%) Hibernate
14 28 (9.40%) XML
15 27 (9.06%) HTML5
16 26 (8.72%) ASP.NET MVC
17 25 (8.39%) WPF
18 23 (7.72%) J2EE
19 22 (7.38%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.37%) Client/Server
3 13 (4.36%) User Experience
4 10 (3.36%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (3.02%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.68%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.68%) Linux Command Line
7 7 (2.35%) Virtual Team
8 6 (2.01%) Derivative
9 5 (1.68%) IBM Mainframe
9 5 (1.68%) Life Science
9 5 (1.68%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.01%) CMDB
10 3 (1.01%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.01%) PMI
10 3 (1.01%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.67%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.34%) IVR
12 1 (0.34%) Mobile Games
12 1 (0.34%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 43 (14.43%) Linux
2 17 (5.70%) Unix
3 11 (3.69%) Windows
4 7 (2.35%) Android
5 3 (1.01%) Solaris
6 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.34%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.34%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.34%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (56.38%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (31.88%) TDD
3 83 (27.85%) Continuous Integration
4 70 (23.49%) Scrum
5 57 (19.13%) MVC
6 52 (17.45%) Software Engineering
7 40 (13.42%) DevOps
8 37 (12.42%) Pair Programming
9 36 (12.08%) BDD
9 36 (12.08%) SOA
10 31 (10.40%) Integration Testing
11 29 (9.73%) Migration
12 28 (9.40%) User Acceptance Testing
13 24 (8.05%) SDLC
14 23 (7.72%) BPEL
14 23 (7.72%) BPMN
14 23 (7.72%) Configuration Management
14 23 (7.72%) OO
14 23 (7.72%) Performance Tuning
15 21 (7.05%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 142 (47.65%) Java
2 117 (39.26%) SQL
3 87 (29.19%) JavaScript
4 71 (23.83%) C#
5 21 (7.05%) VB.NET
6 20 (6.71%) Python
7 19 (6.38%) T-SQL
8 17 (5.70%) PHP
9 16 (5.37%) PL/SQL
10 14 (4.70%) C++
11 13 (4.36%) Shell Script
12 12 (4.03%) Scala
13 11 (3.69%) PowerShell
14 10 (3.36%) Groovy
15 8 (2.68%) Ruby
15 8 (2.68%) XPath
16 7 (2.35%) C
17 5 (1.68%) COBOL
17 5 (1.68%) JCL
18 3 (1.01%) CFML
Qualifications
1 32 (10.74%) Security Cleared
2 24 (8.05%) SC Cleared
3 18 (6.04%) Degree
4 6 (2.01%) ISEB
5 5 (1.68%) Sun Certification
6 4 (1.34%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.01%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.34%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (11.41%) QA
2 8 (2.68%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.34%) PMO
3 1 (0.34%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (1.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 5 (1.68%) Docker
1 5 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.67%) HDFS
2 2 (0.67%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 8 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (2.68%) Puppet
2 7 (2.35%) Ansible
3 5 (1.68%) Terraform
4 4 (1.34%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.67%) Consul
5 2 (0.67%) WebSphere Cast Iron
6 1 (0.34%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.34%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.34%) Oozie
Vendors
1 66 (22.15%) Oracle
2 23 (7.72%) Microsoft
3 8 (2.68%) SAP
3 8 (2.68%) Tableau
4 7 (2.35%) IBM
5 6 (2.01%) CA
5 6 (2.01%) VMware
6 5 (1.68%) Atlassian
6 5 (1.68%) BMC
6 5 (1.68%) HP
6 5 (1.68%) Jaspersoft
6 5 (1.68%) ServiceNow
6 5 (1.68%) Temenos
7 4 (1.34%) Infragistics
8 2 (0.67%) Adobe
8 2 (0.67%) Citrix
8 2 (0.67%) Compaq
8 2 (0.67%) Remedy
8 2 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.67%) Sophos
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