Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 118 166
Rank change year-on-year -9 +48 +14
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 335 316 264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.00% 1.98% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.34% 2.36% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 188 171
South East median daily rate £425 £430 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +22.68% +0.14%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £281
90th Percentile £538 £580 £488
England median daily rate £475 £434 £425
% change year-on-year +9.51% +2.06% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 3
South East median hourly rate £51.00 £48.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.62% +2.63% +21.79%
England median hourly rate £49.50 £42.50 £44.50
% change year-on-year +16.47% -4.49% +11.25%

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 14,311 13,395 15,324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.58% 84.00% 83.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,520 7,779 9,394
South East median daily rate £430 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% +5.96%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £588 £569 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 499 484 554
South East median hourly rate £24.75 £19.56 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.52% -14.01% +1.11%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £49.85
England median hourly rate £21.50 £23.48 £23.50
% change year-on-year -8.43% -0.09% +8.60%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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
Surrey +8 105 £475 +10.47% 32
Thames Valley -53 87 £425 -5.56% 48
Hampshire +19 85 £355 -4.19% 33
West Sussex +13 42 £450 +29.96% 6
Oxfordshire -19 34 £415 -25.89% 13
Buckinghamshire -4 27 £525 +50.00% 10
Berkshire -44 25 £425 -5.56% 25
East Sussex +1 7 £325 -19.25% 1
Kent -6 4 £418 +8.79% 6
Middlesex +5 3 £415 -
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 213 (63.58%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (40.30%) Java
3 128 (38.21%) TDD
4 126 (37.61%) RESTful
5 125 (37.31%) JavaScript
6 117 (34.93%) Web Services
7 105 (31.34%) Scrum
8 101 (30.15%) Jenkins
9 98 (29.25%) HTML
10 96 (28.66%) Git (software)
11 89 (26.57%) Test Automation
12 84 (25.07%) SQL
13 80 (23.88%) C#
13 80 (23.88%) AngularJS
14 78 (23.28%) BDD
14 78 (23.28%) Linux
15 77 (22.99%) Spring
16 75 (22.39%) .NET
17 72 (21.49%) Finance
18 70 (20.90%) CSS
19 68 (20.30%) Software Engineering
20 63 (18.81%) SQL Server
21 62 (18.51%) Spring Boot
22 56 (16.72%) Degree
23 55 (16.42%) JIRA
24 54 (16.12%) Continuous Integration
24 54 (16.12%) MVC
25 52 (15.52%) ASP.NET
25 52 (15.52%) Kanban
25 52 (15.52%) Node.js

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 39 (11.64%) Confluence
2 29 (8.66%) Apache
3 28 (8.36%) Apache Spark
4 19 (5.67%) CMS
5 12 (3.58%) GemFire
6 11 (3.28%) GlassFish
6 11 (3.28%) Liferay
7 9 (2.69%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (2.69%) Tomcat
8 7 (2.09%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (1.49%) IIS
9 5 (1.49%) Mule
10 4 (1.19%) Cloud Foundry
10 4 (1.19%) Moodle
10 4 (1.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.90%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.90%) Oracle Self-Service HR
11 3 (0.90%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.60%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 6 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (1.79%) Oracle Payables
1 6 (1.79%) Oracle Receivables
2 4 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.90%) Oracle Assets
3 3 (0.90%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.90%) Oracle Cash Management
3 3 (0.90%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.90%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (0.90%) Oracle Payroll
4 2 (0.60%) SAP PS
5 1 (0.30%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 36 (10.75%) Serverless
2 35 (10.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (6.87%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (2.99%) AWS Lambda
4 10 (2.99%) PaaS
5 8 (2.39%) GitHub
6 7 (2.09%) Amazon Kinesis
6 7 (2.09%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (1.79%) npm
8 5 (1.49%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (1.19%) Azure Functions
9 4 (1.19%) OpenShift
9 4 (1.19%) SaaS
10 3 (0.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.90%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 3 (0.90%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.90%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (0.90%) CloudFront
10 3 (0.90%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.39%) TCP/IP
2 6 (1.79%) HTTP
3 3 (0.90%) Internet
4 1 (0.30%) Broadband
4 1 (0.30%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.30%) GPRS
4 1 (0.30%) GSM
4 1 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.30%) Wireless
4 1 (0.30%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (18.81%) SQL Server
2 37 (11.04%) Big Data
3 30 (8.96%) Hadoop
3 30 (8.96%) Oracle Database
4 25 (7.46%) Relational Database
5 14 (4.18%) Oracle Database 12c
6 13 (3.88%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (2.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 10 (2.99%) RDBMS
8 9 (2.69%) HBase
9 8 (2.39%) NoSQL
10 6 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (1.49%) Apache Hive
11 5 (1.49%) Cosmos DB
11 5 (1.49%) MongoDB
12 4 (1.19%) KNIME
12 4 (1.19%) Oracle ODI
13 3 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (0.90%) MySQL
13 3 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 101 (30.15%) Jenkins
2 96 (28.66%) Git (software)
3 55 (16.42%) JIRA
4 40 (11.94%) JUnit
5 30 (8.96%) Selenium
6 29 (8.66%) webpack
7 26 (7.76%) Mockito
7 26 (7.76%) Visual Studio
8 24 (7.16%) Mocha
9 23 (6.87%) Babel
10 22 (6.57%) Gerrit
10 22 (6.57%) Sinon.JS
11 20 (5.97%) Maven
12 19 (5.67%) IntelliJ
13 17 (5.07%) Gradle
14 16 (4.78%) Team Foundation Server
15 15 (4.48%) Cucumber
15 15 (4.48%) Eclipse
15 15 (4.48%) SoapUI
16 13 (3.88%) TeamCity
General
1 72 (21.49%) Finance
2 9 (2.69%) Banking
2 9 (2.69%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.39%) Retail
4 6 (1.79%) Games
4 6 (1.79%) Publishing
5 3 (0.90%) Billing
5 3 (0.90%) Military
5 3 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.60%) Automotive
6 2 (0.60%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.30%) Back Office
7 1 (0.30%) Electronics
7 1 (0.30%) Law
Job Titles
1 246 (73.43%) Developer
2 78 (23.28%) Java Developer
3 44 (13.13%) .NET Developer
4 36 (10.75%) Software Engineer
5 34 (10.15%) C# Developer
5 34 (10.15%) React Developer
6 32 (9.55%) Full Stack Developer
7 26 (7.76%) C# .NET Developer
8 24 (7.16%) Big Data Developer
9 22 (6.57%) Analyst
9 22 (6.57%) Node.js Developer
10 19 (5.67%) Senior Developer
10 19 (5.67%) Senior Software Engineer
11 17 (5.07%) Linux Engineer
11 17 (5.07%) Test Analyst
12 16 (4.78%) JavaScript Developer
12 16 (4.78%) Software Developer
13 15 (4.48%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 13 (3.88%) Agile Developer
14 13 (3.88%) Embedded Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (37.61%) RESTful
2 117 (34.93%) Web Services
3 98 (29.25%) HTML
4 80 (23.88%) AngularJS
5 77 (22.99%) Spring
6 75 (22.39%) .NET
7 70 (20.90%) CSS
8 62 (18.51%) Spring Boot
9 52 (15.52%) ASP.NET
9 52 (15.52%) Node.js
10 50 (14.93%) React
11 47 (14.03%) REST
12 45 (13.43%) JSON
13 44 (13.13%) HTML5
14 42 (12.54%) .NET Framework
14 42 (12.54%) Kafka
15 39 (11.64%) jQuery
16 38 (11.34%) CSS3
17 37 (11.04%) Middleware
18 35 (10.45%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 38 (11.34%) Computer Science
2 20 (5.97%) Enterprise Software
3 16 (4.78%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.28%) User Experience
5 8 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (2.09%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.09%) Virtual Team
7 6 (1.79%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.49%) Clustering
8 5 (1.49%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.49%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.49%) Wiki
9 4 (1.19%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.19%) Fintech
9 4 (1.19%) Life Science
9 4 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (0.90%) Robotics
11 2 (0.60%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.60%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 78 (23.28%) Linux
2 46 (13.73%) Unix
3 16 (4.78%) Windows
4 8 (2.39%) Embedded Linux
5 7 (2.09%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.09%) OpenVMS
6 6 (1.79%) Android
7 5 (1.49%) CentOS
7 5 (1.49%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.60%) Solaris
9 1 (0.30%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (63.58%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (38.21%) TDD
3 105 (31.34%) Scrum
4 89 (26.57%) Test Automation
5 78 (23.28%) BDD
6 68 (20.30%) Software Engineering
7 54 (16.12%) Continuous Integration
7 54 (16.12%) MVC
8 52 (15.52%) Kanban
9 51 (15.22%) System Testing
10 48 (14.33%) Continuous Delivery
10 48 (14.33%) Problem-Solving
11 47 (14.03%) SDLC
12 41 (12.24%) User Stories
13 38 (11.34%) Web Development
14 36 (10.75%) Configuration Management
15 35 (10.45%) API Development
15 35 (10.45%) OO
16 34 (10.15%) API Design
17 33 (9.85%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 135 (40.30%) Java
2 125 (37.31%) JavaScript
3 84 (25.07%) SQL
4 80 (23.88%) C#
5 32 (9.55%) TypeScript
6 27 (8.06%) PL/SQL
7 23 (6.87%) C++
7 23 (6.87%) ES6
7 23 (6.87%) Groovy
8 22 (6.57%) Java 8
8 22 (6.57%) Scala
9 20 (5.97%) C
9 20 (5.97%) Shell Script
10 19 (5.67%) Python
11 9 (2.69%) PHP
11 9 (2.69%) T-SQL
12 8 (2.39%) Embedded C++
12 8 (2.39%) Ruby
13 7 (2.09%) Perl
14 6 (1.79%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 56 (16.72%) Degree
2 20 (5.97%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (3.58%) Security Cleared
4 7 (2.09%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (1.79%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.49%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.60%) OCA
7 2 (0.60%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (14.63%) QA
2 2 (0.60%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (0.60%) GCP
2 2 (0.60%) GLP
2 2 (0.60%) GMP
2 2 (0.60%) GxP
System Software
1 33 (9.85%) Docker
2 29 (8.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 5 (1.49%) HDFS
4 1 (0.30%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 25 (7.46%) Hadoop YARN
2 16 (4.78%) Kubernetes
3 15 (4.48%) Ansible
4 12 (3.58%) HP ALM
5 11 (3.28%) Puppet
6 10 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.30%) Oozie
8 1 (0.30%) Terraform
Vendors
1 50 (14.93%) Oracle
2 41 (12.24%) Microsoft
3 19 (5.67%) Atlassian
4 12 (3.58%) HP
5 7 (2.09%) Automation Anywhere
5 7 (2.09%) Blue Prism
5 7 (2.09%) SAP
5 7 (2.09%) Sitecore
5 7 (2.09%) UiPath
6 4 (1.19%) Adobe
6 4 (1.19%) Remedy
6 4 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (1.19%) ServiceNow
7 3 (0.90%) Serena
8 2 (0.60%) Apple
8 2 (0.60%) Borland
8 2 (0.60%) CA Agile Central
8 2 (0.60%) Capita
8 2 (0.60%) IBM
9 1 (0.30%) Cisco