Period
to 6 June 2020

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 6 June 2020 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
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 98 151 100
Rank change year-on-year +53 -51 +19
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 141 244 404
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 2.07% 1.67% 2.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.47% 1.90% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 160 300
Median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £335 £314
90th Percentile £638 £601 £538
England median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 7
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £51.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -11.76% -10.53%
England median hourly rate £43.25 £43.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.14% +2.94% -

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 5,714 12,815 14,283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 84.03% 87.58% 85.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,341 7,679 8,453
Median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.65% +3.61%
10th Percentile £263 £281 £275
90th Percentile £613 £610 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 270 469 465
Median hourly rate £24.65 £31.35 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.36% +26.65% +23.75%
10th Percentile £12.83 £12.00 £10.66
90th Percentile £55.00 £55.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £28.75 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +15.00% +13.64% -12.00%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Unit Testing as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Unit Testing in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Unit Testing in the South East

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Unit Testing in the South East over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in the South East

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Unit Testing in the South East.

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 6 June 2020. 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 +72 89 £464 +3.07% 14
Buckinghamshire +69 45 £500 -1.72% 2
Berkshire +35 36 £475 +7.95% 4
Hampshire +11 21 £475 +26.67% 6
West Sussex +18 13 £575 +21.05% 5
Surrey +38 10 £463 -5.13% 4
Oxfordshire +17 8 £375 -16.67% 8
Kent +24 5 £308 -27.65%
East Sussex +23 1 £450 +5.88%
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, 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 70 (49.65%) Security Cleared
2 62 (43.97%) Shell Script
3 61 (43.26%) SQL
4 59 (41.84%) JavaScript
5 55 (39.01%) SC Cleared
6 52 (36.88%) Agile Software Development
7 50 (35.46%) Oracle
8 48 (34.04%) PL/SQL
9 44 (31.21%) Migration
10 43 (30.50%) Data Migration
11 42 (29.79%) HTML
12 39 (27.66%) Java
12 39 (27.66%) Oracle Payables
13 37 (26.24%) General Ledger
13 37 (26.24%) Web Development
14 36 (25.53%) C#
14 36 (25.53%) CSS
14 36 (25.53%) Web Services
15 35 (24.82%) E-business
16 34 (24.11%) Scrum
16 34 (24.11%) .NET
17 29 (20.57%) TDD
18 28 (19.86%) Problem-Solving
19 26 (18.44%) Oracle Cash Management
19 26 (18.44%) Git (software)
19 26 (18.44%) Cash Management
20 25 (17.73%) SQL Server
20 25 (17.73%) ERP
20 25 (17.73%) REST
21 24 (17.02%) .NET Framework

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 5 (3.55%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.13%) Apache
2 3 (2.13%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (1.42%) Confluence
3 2 (1.42%) Drupal
3 2 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.42%) IIS
3 2 (1.42%) JBoss
3 2 (1.42%) nginx
3 2 (1.42%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.42%) WildFly
4 1 (0.71%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.71%) CMS
4 1 (0.71%) Documentum
4 1 (0.71%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle Spatial
4 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Fuse
4 1 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.71%) SugarCRM
4 1 (0.71%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 39 (27.66%) Oracle Payables
2 26 (18.44%) Oracle Cash Management
3 23 (16.31%) Oracle Receivables
4 17 (12.06%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (4.26%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (3.55%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (2.13%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle Payroll
8 1 (0.71%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.71%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 19 (13.48%) Azure
2 13 (9.22%) AWS
3 10 (7.09%) AWS Lambda
3 10 (7.09%) SaaS
3 10 (7.09%) Serverless
4 8 (5.67%) OpenShift
5 6 (4.26%) BlazeMeter
5 6 (4.26%) npm
6 5 (3.55%) AWS Step Functions
6 5 (3.55%) GitHub
7 4 (2.84%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (2.13%) Amazon ECS
8 3 (2.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 3 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (2.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (1.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (1.42%) Amazon S3
9 2 (1.42%) AWS CodeBuild
9 2 (1.42%) Cloudflare
9 2 (1.42%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 17 (12.06%) SNMP
2 2 (1.42%) DNS
2 2 (1.42%) SSH
2 2 (1.42%) tcpdump
2 2 (1.42%) VPN
2 2 (1.42%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.71%) FTP
3 1 (0.71%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (17.73%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.38%) MySQL
2 9 (6.38%) NoSQL
3 7 (4.96%) Big Data
3 7 (4.96%) MongoDB
4 6 (4.26%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (4.26%) Cosmos DB
4 6 (4.26%) Data Lake
4 6 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.13%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.13%) SAP HANA
6 2 (1.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (1.42%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.42%) Redis
6 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.71%) DB2
7 1 (0.71%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.71%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 26 (18.44%) Git (software)
2 13 (9.22%) Selenium
3 10 (7.09%) JIRA
4 8 (5.67%) Jenkins
4 8 (5.67%) Mocha
5 7 (4.96%) Cucumber
6 6 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (3.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (3.55%) gulp
7 5 (3.55%) Jasmine
7 5 (3.55%) NUnit
7 5 (3.55%) ReSharper
7 5 (3.55%) StyleCop
8 4 (2.84%) Gradle
8 4 (2.84%) JUnit
8 4 (2.84%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (2.13%) Eclipse
9 3 (2.13%) git-flow
9 3 (2.13%) IntelliJ
9 3 (2.13%) Maven
General
1 37 (26.24%) General Ledger
2 13 (9.22%) Finance
2 13 (9.22%) Public Sector
3 8 (5.67%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.13%) Electronics
4 3 (2.13%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.13%) Marketing
5 2 (1.42%) Banking
6 1 (0.71%) Retail
6 1 (0.71%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 96 (68.09%) Developer
2 24 (17.02%) .NET Developer
3 19 (13.48%) Technical Developer
4 16 (11.35%) Architect
4 16 (11.35%) Solutions Architect
5 14 (9.93%) Designer
5 14 (9.93%) Solutions Designer
6 13 (9.22%) ERP Developer
6 13 (9.22%) Oracle Developer
7 11 (7.80%) C# Developer
8 10 (7.09%) React Developer
9 9 (6.38%) JavaScript Developer
9 9 (6.38%) Software Developer
10 7 (4.96%) C# .NET Developer
10 7 (4.96%) DevOps Developer
10 7 (4.96%) Full Stack Developer
10 7 (4.96%) Java Developer
10 7 (4.96%) Senior Developer
10 7 (4.96%) Web Developer
11 6 (4.26%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (29.79%) HTML
2 36 (25.53%) CSS
2 36 (25.53%) Web Services
3 34 (24.11%) .NET
4 25 (17.73%) REST
5 24 (17.02%) .NET Framework
6 23 (16.31%) SOAP
7 21 (14.89%) React
8 20 (14.18%) jQuery
9 18 (12.77%) RESTful
10 17 (12.06%) Node.js
11 16 (11.35%) AngularJS
12 14 (9.93%) HTML5
13 13 (9.22%) ASP.NET
13 13 (9.22%) ASP.NET Web API
13 13 (9.22%) XML
14 12 (8.51%) Entity Framework
15 11 (7.80%) XSLT
16 10 (7.09%) ASP.NET MVC
17 9 (6.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.18%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.26%) User Experience
3 4 (2.84%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (2.84%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.13%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.42%) CUDA
5 2 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.71%) Life Science
6 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.71%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.71%) NHS
6 1 (0.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.09%) Windows
2 6 (4.26%) Linux
3 5 (3.55%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.84%) Android
5 3 (2.13%) Unix
6 1 (0.71%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (36.88%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (31.21%) Migration
3 43 (30.50%) Data Migration
4 37 (26.24%) Web Development
5 35 (24.82%) E-business
6 34 (24.11%) Scrum
7 29 (20.57%) TDD
8 28 (19.86%) Problem-Solving
9 26 (18.44%) Cash Management
10 25 (17.73%) ERP
11 22 (15.60%) MVC
12 21 (14.89%) Integration Testing
13 20 (14.18%) Continuous Integration
14 19 (13.48%) Test Automation
15 18 (12.77%) Smoke Testing
16 17 (12.06%) DevOps
16 17 (12.06%) Network Management
17 13 (9.22%) BDD
18 11 (7.80%) SDLC
18 11 (7.80%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 62 (43.97%) Shell Script
2 61 (43.26%) SQL
3 59 (41.84%) JavaScript
4 48 (34.04%) PL/SQL
5 39 (27.66%) Java
6 36 (25.53%) C#
7 21 (14.89%) Python
8 17 (12.06%) Perl
8 17 (12.06%) PHP
9 9 (6.38%) T-SQL
10 7 (4.96%) Java 8
10 7 (4.96%) XAML
11 4 (2.84%) C
11 4 (2.84%) TypeScript
12 3 (2.13%) C++
12 3 (2.13%) ES6
12 3 (2.13%) Ruby
13 2 (1.42%) ABAP
13 2 (1.42%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.42%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 70 (49.65%) Security Cleared
2 55 (39.01%) SC Cleared
3 17 (12.06%) DV Cleared
4 13 (9.22%) Degree
5 6 (4.26%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.71%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.71%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (11.35%) QA
2 2 (1.42%) PMO
3 1 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 18 (12.77%) Docker
2 2 (1.42%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (12.06%) Amdocs OSS
1 17 (12.06%) Netcool
1 17 (12.06%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 13 (9.22%) Kubernetes
3 6 (4.26%) Terraform
4 3 (2.13%) Ansible
4 3 (2.13%) Consul
4 3 (2.13%) MIIS
4 3 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (2.13%) Packer
5 2 (1.42%) HAProxy
5 2 (1.42%) OpenNebula
5 2 (1.42%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.71%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 50 (35.46%) Oracle
2 22 (15.60%) Microsoft
3 17 (12.06%) BMC
3 17 (12.06%) Cramer
3 17 (12.06%) IBM
3 17 (12.06%) Remedy
3 17 (12.06%) ServiceNow
3 17 (12.06%) Siebel
3 17 (12.06%) xMatters
4 11 (7.80%) Cisco
4 11 (7.80%) Huawei
4 11 (7.80%) Nokia
5 9 (6.38%) SAP
6 7 (4.96%) Xamarin
7 5 (3.55%) Hyperion
8 3 (2.13%) Atlassian
8 3 (2.13%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.42%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.71%) hybris