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 23 June 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
England / South East
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 134 148
Rank change year-on-year +13 +14  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 137 137 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.77% 1.53% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.13% 1.86% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 84 68
Median daily rate £450 £350 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% +4.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £500 £477
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £57.00 £52.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.05% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.88 £43.00 £37.40
% change year-on-year -0.29% +14.97%  

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 6432 7347 7628
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 83.08% 81.98% 80.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3769 4490 4391
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 271 270
Median hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 23 June 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 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 3 months to 23 June 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
Oxfordshire +13 34 £580 +10.47% 10
Berkshire +26 26 £450 -10.00% 11
Hampshire -24 23 £325 +1.56% 15
Surrey +15 19 £438 -5.40% 14
Buckinghamshire -8 16 £350 +7.69% 10
Kent +8 10 - - 9
West Sussex +11 4 £475 +46.15% 2
East Sussex -7 4 £458 +30.71% 2
Middlesex +9 1 - -
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 187 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (45.42%) Java
3 115 (37.58%) TDD
4 114 (37.25%) SQL
5 105 (34.31%) JavaScript
6 99 (32.35%) Web Services
7 97 (31.70%) Scrum
7 97 (31.70%) Spring
8 92 (30.07%) Continuous Integration
9 82 (26.80%) CSS
10 80 (26.14%) HTML
11 78 (25.49%) C#
11 78 (25.49%) .NET
12 72 (23.53%) Jenkins
13 71 (23.20%) DevOps
14 70 (22.88%) Maven
15 68 (22.22%) JUnit
16 66 (21.57%) SQL Server
17 61 (19.93%) Git (software)
18 58 (18.95%) REST
19 57 (18.63%) Oracle
20 56 (18.30%) Pair Programming
20 56 (18.30%) RESTful
21 51 (16.67%) MVC
22 49 (16.01%) Java EE
23 47 (15.36%) Mockito
23 47 (15.36%) JBoss
24 46 (15.03%) ASP.NET
24 46 (15.03%) WCF
25 45 (14.71%) AngularJS

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 47 (15.36%) JBoss
2 42 (13.73%) WebSphere
3 41 (13.40%) WebSphere Application Server
4 26 (8.50%) WebSphere Process Server
5 19 (6.21%) Confluence
6 17 (5.56%) Apache
7 14 (4.58%) CMS
7 14 (4.58%) NServiceBus
8 12 (3.92%) Tomcat
9 11 (3.59%) SharePoint
10 9 (2.94%) Apache Spark
11 6 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (1.63%) Apache Solr
12 5 (1.63%) WebLogic
13 4 (1.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 4 (1.31%) Documentum
13 4 (1.31%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 4 (1.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 3 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.33%) LaTeX
2 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (3.27%) Magento
2 9 (2.94%) Temenos T24
3 5 (1.63%) SAP EHS
4 2 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.65%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.33%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.33%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.33%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.33%) SAP FI-AP
Cloud Services
1 38 (12.42%) GitHub
2 32 (10.46%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (5.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (3.59%) SaaS
5 5 (1.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 5 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (1.63%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 5 (1.63%) Amazon S3
5 5 (1.63%) Amazon SQS
5 5 (1.63%) AWS Lambda
5 5 (1.63%) CloudFront
6 4 (1.31%) PaaS
7 3 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.98%) Office 365
7 3 (0.98%) Oracle Service Cloud
8 2 (0.65%) Oracle CX
9 1 (0.33%) GoToWebinar
9 1 (0.33%) SurveyMonkey
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.59%) HTTP
2 3 (0.98%) LDAP
2 3 (0.98%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.65%) Internet
4 1 (0.33%) AMQP
4 1 (0.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (21.57%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.54%) NoSQL
3 18 (5.88%) Big Data
4 15 (4.90%) Hadoop
5 14 (4.58%) DB2
6 12 (3.92%) Oracle Database
7 10 (3.27%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (2.61%) Relational Database
9 7 (2.29%) Azure SQL Database
9 7 (2.29%) MongoDB
9 7 (2.29%) Redis
10 6 (1.96%) RDBMS
10 6 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (1.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 5 (1.63%) Hazelcast
11 5 (1.63%) HBase
11 5 (1.63%) MySQL
12 4 (1.31%) Parquet
12 4 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (0.98%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 72 (23.53%) Jenkins
2 70 (22.88%) Maven
3 68 (22.22%) JUnit
4 61 (19.93%) Git (software)
5 47 (15.36%) Mockito
6 36 (11.76%) Cucumber
7 33 (10.78%) Team Foundation Server
8 30 (9.80%) JIRA
9 26 (8.50%) Gradle
10 19 (6.21%) Eclipse
11 17 (5.56%) Mercurial
12 16 (5.23%) Moq
13 15 (4.90%) MSBuild
13 15 (4.90%) NUnit
13 15 (4.90%) ReSharper
13 15 (4.90%) Subversion
14 14 (4.58%) Checkstyle
14 14 (4.58%) JSUnit
15 13 (4.25%) IntelliJ
16 12 (3.92%) Selenium
General
1 39 (12.75%) Finance
2 12 (3.92%) Banking
2 12 (3.92%) Publishing
3 7 (2.29%) Retail
4 5 (1.63%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.65%) Games
7 1 (0.33%) Billing
7 1 (0.33%) Electronics
7 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 251 (82.03%) Developer
2 103 (33.66%) Java Developer
3 62 (20.26%) .NET Developer
4 40 (13.07%) SQL Developer
5 30 (9.80%) WPF Developer
6 29 (9.48%) Senior Developer
7 27 (8.82%) C# Developer
8 25 (8.17%) Agile Developer
9 24 (7.84%) C# .NET Developer
10 21 (6.86%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 21 (6.86%) JavaScript Developer
11 18 (5.88%) Oracle Developer
12 15 (4.90%) WinForms Developer
13 14 (4.58%) Angular Developer
13 14 (4.58%) Cloud Developer
14 13 (4.25%) AWS Developer
14 13 (4.25%) Consultant
15 12 (3.92%) Analyst
15 12 (3.92%) HTML Developer
15 12 (3.92%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (32.35%) Web Services
2 97 (31.70%) Spring
3 82 (26.80%) CSS
4 80 (26.14%) HTML
5 78 (25.49%) .NET
6 58 (18.95%) REST
7 56 (18.30%) RESTful
8 49 (16.01%) Java EE
9 46 (15.03%) ASP.NET
9 46 (15.03%) WCF
10 45 (14.71%) AngularJS
11 41 (13.40%) ASP.NET Web API
12 35 (11.44%) WPF
13 32 (10.46%) jQuery
14 31 (10.13%) .NET Framework
14 31 (10.13%) Hibernate
15 30 (9.80%) HTML5
16 29 (9.48%) CSS3
17 25 (8.17%) JSON
18 23 (7.52%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.56%) Client/Server
1 17 (5.56%) Virtual Team
2 12 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.92%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (3.92%) Mobile App
2 12 (3.92%) User Experience
3 7 (2.29%) Linux Command Line
4 6 (1.96%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.63%) IBM Mainframe
5 5 (1.63%) Life Science
5 5 (1.63%) Mainframe
6 3 (0.98%) CMDB
7 2 (0.65%) Clustering
7 2 (0.65%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.65%) PMI
8 1 (0.33%) Mobile Games
8 1 (0.33%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.33%) Replication
8 1 (0.33%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 29 (9.48%) Linux
2 21 (6.86%) Unix
3 9 (2.94%) Android
4 6 (1.96%) Windows
5 2 (0.65%) Solaris
6 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.33%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.33%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (37.58%) TDD
3 97 (31.70%) Scrum
4 92 (30.07%) Continuous Integration
5 71 (23.20%) DevOps
6 56 (18.30%) Pair Programming
7 51 (16.67%) MVC
8 45 (14.71%) SOA
9 42 (13.73%) Software Engineering
10 40 (13.07%) BDD
11 33 (10.78%) Migration
12 30 (9.80%) BPEL
12 30 (9.80%) BPMN
13 28 (9.15%) Front End Development
13 28 (9.15%) Web Development
14 27 (8.82%) Test Automation
15 26 (8.50%) MVVM
16 22 (7.19%) User Acceptance Testing
17 21 (6.86%) System Testing
18 20 (6.54%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 139 (45.42%) Java
2 114 (37.25%) SQL
3 105 (34.31%) JavaScript
4 78 (25.49%) C#
5 26 (8.50%) VB.NET
6 23 (7.52%) T-SQL
7 18 (5.88%) PHP
8 14 (4.58%) PL/SQL
8 14 (4.58%) Shell Script
9 12 (3.92%) PowerShell
10 9 (2.94%) C++
10 9 (2.94%) Scala
11 6 (1.96%) TypeScript
12 5 (1.63%) COBOL
12 5 (1.63%) Groovy
12 5 (1.63%) JCL
12 5 (1.63%) Python
13 3 (0.98%) ECMAScript
14 2 (0.65%) ABAP
15 1 (0.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (6.54%) Security Cleared
2 14 (4.58%) Degree
2 14 (4.58%) SC Cleared
3 6 (1.96%) ISEB
4 4 (1.31%) ISTQB
5 3 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.65%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.65%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.65%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.33%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (9.15%) QA
2 3 (0.98%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.33%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (5.23%) Docker
2 10 (3.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 6 (1.96%) Varnish
4 5 (1.63%) HDFS
5 2 (0.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (5.23%) Terraform
2 11 (3.59%) Hadoop YARN
3 6 (1.96%) Consul
3 6 (1.96%) Prometheus
4 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.33%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.33%) Oozie
5 1 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 57 (18.63%) Oracle
2 33 (10.78%) Microsoft
3 17 (5.56%) IBM
4 11 (3.59%) Infragistics
5 8 (2.61%) Tableau
6 7 (2.29%) SAP
7 6 (1.96%) Jaspersoft
8 5 (1.63%) BMC
8 5 (1.63%) CA
8 5 (1.63%) HP
8 5 (1.63%) Temenos
9 4 (1.31%) Adobe
9 4 (1.31%) Infor
9 4 (1.31%) ServiceNow
9 4 (1.31%) Telerik
10 3 (0.98%) CheckPoint
10 3 (0.98%) MuleSoft
10 3 (0.98%) WSO2
10 3 (0.98%) Xamarin
11 2 (0.65%) Compaq
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