Period
to 15 October 2019

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 October 2019 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 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 125 135 134
Rank change year-on-year +10 -1 +17
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 267 304 309
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.92% 1.85% 1.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 2.13% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 210 205
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.86% +18.24%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £325
90th Percentile £556 £525 £580
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 30 14
South East median hourly rate £30.00 £51.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.18% +7.37% -13.64%
10th Percentile £18.80 £48.75 £23.55
90th Percentile £41.20 £51.00 £56.35
England median hourly rate £43.00 £49.50 £42.88
% change year-on-year -13.13% +15.45% +3.94%

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 12,044 14,242 13,683
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.51% 86.59% 84.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,122 8,553 8,143
South East median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £275 £260
90th Percentile £609 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 479 510 473
South East median hourly rate £31.50 £27.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £13.04 £11.50 £11.28
90th Percentile £71.25 £51.03 £49.90
England median hourly rate £24.00 £20.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +17.07% -18.00% +11.11%

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 October 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in the South East over the 6 months to 15 October 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 October 2019. 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
Hampshire +22 90 £410 +17.14% 29
Thames Valley +15 83 £440 +3.53% 62
Berkshire +7 51 £438 - 22
Surrey +7 46 £425 -10.53% 15
West Sussex 0 30 £490 +8.89% 16
Oxfordshire +15 17 £450 +9.09% 23
Buckinghamshire +21 15 £405 -4.71% 17
Kent +7 15 £438 +4.79% 1
East Sussex -2 3 £400 -12.09% 1
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 2019, 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.

1 127 (47.57%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (37.83%) .NET
3 96 (35.96%) C#
4 86 (32.21%) SQL
5 80 (29.96%) HTML
5 80 (29.96%) JavaScript
6 78 (29.21%) Azure
7 74 (27.72%) Java
8 72 (26.97%) TDD
9 65 (24.34%) SQL Server
10 63 (23.60%) CSS
10 63 (23.60%) Git (software)
11 62 (23.22%) Scrum
12 60 (22.47%) Test Automation
13 58 (21.72%) OO
14 54 (20.22%) DevOps
15 49 (18.35%) Integration Testing
16 43 (16.10%) Security Cleared
17 42 (15.73%) Software Engineering
17 42 (15.73%) Continuous Integration
18 41 (15.36%) RESTful
18 41 (15.36%) Web Services
19 40 (14.98%) Python
19 40 (14.98%) .NET Framework
19 40 (14.98%) AngularJS
20 39 (14.61%) HTML5
21 38 (14.23%) SC Cleared
22 37 (13.86%) REST
22 37 (13.86%) Linux
22 37 (13.86%) .NET Core

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 14 (5.24%) CMS
2 11 (4.12%) Confluence
3 6 (2.25%) Apache
4 5 (1.87%) Apache Spark
4 5 (1.87%) CICS
5 4 (1.50%) ColdFusion
5 4 (1.50%) Jetty
6 3 (1.12%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.37%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.37%) Camunda
7 1 (0.37%) Documentum
7 1 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.37%) IIS
7 1 (0.37%) iPlanet
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.37%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (4.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (0.75%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.37%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.37%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.37%) SAP FI-AR
3 1 (0.37%) SAP FI-GL
3 1 (0.37%) SAP FSCM
3 1 (0.37%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.37%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 78 (29.21%) Azure
2 28 (10.49%) AWS
3 12 (4.49%) OpenShift
4 11 (4.12%) SaaS
5 8 (3.00%) GCP
5 8 (3.00%) npm
6 7 (2.62%) GitHub
6 7 (2.62%) NuGet
7 5 (1.87%) Azure Data Factory
7 5 (1.87%) PaaS
8 4 (1.50%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (1.50%) Datadog
9 3 (1.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.75%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.75%) Slack
11 1 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.37%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.37%) Network Security
2 4 (1.50%) DNS
2 4 (1.50%) FTP
2 4 (1.50%) HTTP
2 4 (1.50%) SNMP
3 2 (0.75%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.37%) Internet
4 1 (0.37%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (24.34%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.87%) Oracle Database
3 12 (4.49%) Relational Database
4 11 (4.12%) Azure SQL Database
4 11 (4.12%) Oracle ODI
5 10 (3.75%) Oracle BI EE
5 10 (3.75%) Oracle OWB
6 9 (3.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (3.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (2.62%) NoSQL
9 6 (2.25%) Biml
9 6 (2.25%) MySQL
9 6 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (2.25%) SSDT
10 5 (1.87%) DB2
10 5 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (1.87%) Redis
11 3 (1.12%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 63 (23.60%) Git (software)
2 26 (9.74%) TeamCity
3 24 (8.99%) JIRA
3 24 (8.99%) Selenium
4 23 (8.61%) Visual Studio Team System
5 21 (7.87%) Subversion
6 20 (7.49%) Cucumber
7 19 (7.12%) Jenkins
8 18 (6.74%) NUnit
8 18 (6.74%) Team Foundation Server
9 17 (6.37%) webpack
10 14 (5.24%) IntelliJ
10 14 (5.24%) Visual Studio
11 12 (4.49%) Ant
11 12 (4.49%) Maven
12 11 (4.12%) ClearCase
12 11 (4.12%) CppUnit
12 11 (4.12%) GoogleTest
12 11 (4.12%) PVCS
12 11 (4.12%) SpecFlow
General
1 24 (8.99%) Finance
2 9 (3.37%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.00%) Retail
4 7 (2.62%) Public Sector
5 6 (2.25%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.87%) Legal
7 4 (1.50%) Banking
7 4 (1.50%) Military
8 2 (0.75%) Marketing
9 1 (0.37%) Advertising
9 1 (0.37%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.37%) Electronics
9 1 (0.37%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.37%) Law
9 1 (0.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 183 (68.54%) Developer
2 43 (16.10%) .NET Developer
3 23 (8.61%) Java Developer
4 22 (8.24%) C# Developer
5 20 (7.49%) Software Engineer
6 18 (6.74%) Angular Developer
7 16 (5.99%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 16 (5.99%) JavaScript Developer
8 14 (5.24%) Senior Developer
9 13 (4.87%) C# .NET Developer
10 12 (4.49%) DevOps Engineer
11 11 (4.12%) Full Stack Developer
11 11 (4.12%) HTML Developer
12 10 (3.75%) Software Developer
12 10 (3.75%) Technical Leader
13 9 (3.37%) Analyst
14 8 (3.00%) Azure Engineer
14 8 (3.00%) Lead Developer
14 8 (3.00%) Senior Java Developer
14 8 (3.00%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (37.83%) .NET
2 80 (29.96%) HTML
3 63 (23.60%) CSS
4 41 (15.36%) RESTful
4 41 (15.36%) Web Services
5 40 (14.98%) .NET Framework
5 40 (14.98%) AngularJS
6 39 (14.61%) HTML5
7 37 (13.86%) .NET Core
7 37 (13.86%) REST
8 36 (13.48%) React
9 31 (11.61%) ASP.NET
9 31 (11.61%) Spring
10 29 (10.86%) ASP.NET Web API
10 29 (10.86%) CSS3
11 27 (10.11%) Sass
12 22 (8.24%) SOAP
13 21 (7.87%) Node.js
14 18 (6.74%) JSON
15 17 (6.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
1 18 (6.74%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (4.12%) Algorithms
2 11 (4.12%) Derivative
2 11 (4.12%) Linux Command Line
3 9 (3.37%) Data Structures
4 7 (2.62%) Mainframe
4 7 (2.62%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.25%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.25%) User Experience
6 5 (1.87%) FMCG
6 5 (1.87%) VSAM
7 4 (1.50%) Life Science
7 4 (1.50%) Replication
8 3 (1.12%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.75%) iPad
9 2 (0.75%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (0.75%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.37%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 37 (13.86%) Linux
2 27 (10.11%) Windows
3 24 (8.99%) Unix
4 12 (4.49%) Android
5 11 (4.12%) OpenVMS
6 9 (3.37%) Apple iOS
7 8 (3.00%) Windows Server
8 7 (2.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (2.62%) Windows 8
9 5 (1.87%) MVS
10 2 (0.75%) VMS
10 2 (0.75%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.37%) Solaris
11 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (47.57%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (26.97%) TDD
3 62 (23.22%) Scrum
4 60 (22.47%) Test Automation
5 58 (21.72%) OO
6 54 (20.22%) DevOps
7 49 (18.35%) Integration Testing
8 42 (15.73%) Continuous Integration
8 42 (15.73%) Software Engineering
9 36 (13.48%) Front End Development
9 36 (13.48%) MVC
10 32 (11.99%) Problem-Solving
11 31 (11.61%) OOD
12 22 (8.24%) BDD
12 22 (8.24%) Configuration Management
13 21 (7.87%) OOP
14 20 (7.49%) Continuous Delivery
14 20 (7.49%) ETL
14 20 (7.49%) Kanban
14 20 (7.49%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 96 (35.96%) C#
2 86 (32.21%) SQL
3 80 (29.96%) JavaScript
4 74 (27.72%) Java
5 40 (14.98%) Python
6 35 (13.11%) C++
7 31 (11.61%) C
8 22 (8.24%) ES6
8 22 (8.24%) PL/SQL
9 19 (7.12%) T-SQL
10 18 (6.74%) Java 8
11 17 (6.37%) Shell Script
12 14 (5.24%) PowerShell
12 14 (5.24%) Scala
12 14 (5.24%) TypeScript
13 11 (4.12%) Kotlin
14 10 (3.75%) VB
15 8 (3.00%) Go
15 8 (3.00%) PHP
16 7 (2.62%) Perl
Qualifications
1 43 (16.10%) Security Cleared
2 38 (14.23%) SC Cleared
3 13 (4.87%) Degree
4 6 (2.25%) ISTQB
4 6 (2.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.75%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.37%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.37%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.37%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (10.11%) QA
2 6 (2.25%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.37%) HL7
3 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.37%) PMO
System Software
1 25 (9.36%) Docker
2 7 (2.62%) LXC
3 5 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.37%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.37%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 21 (7.87%) Kubernetes
2 6 (2.25%) Terraform
3 5 (1.87%) Tivoli
4 4 (1.50%) Graphite
4 4 (1.50%) Kibana
4 4 (1.50%) logstash
4 4 (1.50%) Nagios
4 4 (1.50%) StatsD
5 2 (0.75%) Amdocs OSS
5 2 (0.75%) HP ALM
5 2 (0.75%) Netcool
5 2 (0.75%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 1 (0.37%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.37%) SCCM
Vendors
1 35 (13.11%) Oracle
2 34 (12.73%) Microsoft
3 12 (4.49%) Cypress Semiconductor
4 11 (4.12%) Sparx
5 9 (3.37%) Atlassian
5 9 (3.37%) Databricks
6 8 (3.00%) Google
6 8 (3.00%) Remedy
6 8 (3.00%) SAP
7 7 (2.62%) IBM
8 5 (1.87%) New Relic
8 5 (1.87%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.12%) ESRI
9 3 (1.12%) MuleSoft
9 3 (1.12%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.75%) BMC
10 2 (0.75%) Cisco
10 2 (0.75%) Cramer
10 2 (0.75%) Huawei
10 2 (0.75%) Siebel