Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 132 129
Rank change year-on-year +45 -3 +22
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 417 272 309
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.49% 1.75% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.99% 2.13% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 151 209
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +17.24% -4.61%
10th Percentile £326 £313 £263
90th Percentile £590 £588 £488
England median daily rate £463 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +8.82% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 1
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +18.75%
10th Percentile £39.00 £47.50 £46.25
90th Percentile £50.33 £52.50 £48.75
England median hourly rate £43.75 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +8.02% +8.00% -5.06%

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 13,943 12,759 15,031
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 83.19% 81.88% 81.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,370 7,564 9,009
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £253
90th Percentile £588 £569 £538
England median daily rate £455 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +4.00% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 519 615
South East median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.76% -16.67% +50.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.06 £11.70
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £52.65
England median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.76% +5.26% +16.74%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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
Thames Valley +15 174 £525 +16.67% 43
Oxfordshire +17 94 £550 +5.26% 12
Hampshire +39 87 £400 - 33
Surrey +38 79 £475 +4.11% 10
Berkshire -12 48 £425 - 20
Buckinghamshire -17 32 £481 +37.50% 11
Kent +6 29 £328 -18.13% 8
West Sussex -7 27 £450 +5.88% 6
Middlesex +13 14 £409 +9.00% 1
East Sussex -15 4 £400 +10.34% 5
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 224 (53.72%) Java
2 213 (51.08%) Agile Software Development
3 193 (46.28%) JavaScript
4 186 (44.60%) TDD
5 148 (35.49%) AngularJS
6 136 (32.61%) Linux
7 133 (31.89%) SQL
8 116 (27.82%) Web Services
9 115 (27.58%) Oracle
10 106 (25.42%) BDD
11 104 (24.94%) REST
11 104 (24.94%) Continuous Integration
11 104 (24.94%) Test Automation
12 103 (24.70%) Git (software)
12 103 (24.70%) Node.js
13 100 (23.98%) RESTful
14 97 (23.26%) Jenkins
14 97 (23.26%) Spring
15 95 (22.78%) React
16 93 (22.30%) HTML
17 89 (21.34%) CSS
18 87 (20.86%) .NET
19 85 (20.38%) jQuery
20 82 (19.66%) C#
21 81 (19.42%) Scrum
22 80 (19.18%) JUnit
23 78 (18.71%) MVC
24 70 (16.79%) Configuration Management
25 66 (15.83%) SQL Server
26 64 (15.35%) Maven

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 41 (9.83%) Apache
2 37 (8.87%) Confluence
3 36 (8.63%) Elasticsearch
4 32 (7.67%) GlassFish
4 32 (7.67%) Liferay
5 24 (5.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 22 (5.28%) Apache Spark
7 18 (4.32%) Tomcat
8 10 (2.40%) GemFire
9 8 (1.92%) Apache Solr
9 8 (1.92%) WebSphere
10 6 (1.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 6 (1.44%) Cloud Foundry
10 6 (1.44%) IIS
11 4 (0.96%) CMS
11 4 (0.96%) SharePoint
12 3 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.72%) Magnolia
13 2 (0.48%) Apache Airflow
13 2 (0.48%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.48%) Pipeline Pilot
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.24%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 21 (5.04%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (1.92%) Magento
3 3 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 56 (13.43%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (7.19%) GitHub
3 22 (5.28%) Cloud Computing
3 22 (5.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (5.28%) Serverless
4 20 (4.80%) npm
5 11 (2.64%) PaaS
6 9 (2.16%) AWS Lambda
7 7 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (1.68%) Amazon S3
7 7 (1.68%) Amazon SQS
7 7 (1.68%) Yarn
8 6 (1.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 6 (1.44%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 6 (1.44%) CloudFront
9 5 (1.20%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 4 (0.96%) IaaS
10 4 (0.96%) SaaS
11 3 (0.72%) Amazon Kinesis
11 3 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 33 (7.91%) HTTP
2 4 (0.96%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.72%) Internet
4 1 (0.24%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.24%) AMQP
4 1 (0.24%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (0.24%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (15.83%) SQL Server
2 48 (11.51%) Oracle Database
3 39 (9.35%) Big Data
3 39 (9.35%) Hadoop
4 33 (7.91%) PostgreSQL
5 32 (7.67%) Oracle Database 12c
6 25 (6.00%) HBase
7 20 (4.80%) NoSQL
8 19 (4.56%) Relational Database
9 17 (4.08%) Parquet
10 14 (3.36%) DB2
10 14 (3.36%) RDBMS
11 11 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (2.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 9 (2.16%) MongoDB
13 7 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 6 (1.44%) Apache Hive
14 6 (1.44%) OLTP
15 5 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 4 (0.96%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 103 (24.70%) Git (software)
2 97 (23.26%) Jenkins
3 80 (19.18%) JUnit
4 64 (15.35%) Maven
5 62 (14.87%) Mockito
6 45 (10.79%) Ant
7 40 (9.59%) Gradle
8 39 (9.35%) JIRA
9 36 (8.63%) NUnit
10 32 (7.67%) Selenium
11 28 (6.71%) Mocha
11 28 (6.71%) webpack
12 26 (6.24%) Team Foundation Server
13 25 (6.00%) ReSharper
14 24 (5.76%) Eclipse
15 21 (5.04%) MSBuild
16 20 (4.80%) Moq
17 18 (4.32%) Visual Studio
18 17 (4.08%) Grunt
19 16 (3.84%) IntelliJ
General
1 36 (8.63%) Finance
2 14 (3.36%) Publishing
3 8 (1.92%) Legal
3 8 (1.92%) Retail
4 4 (0.96%) Banking
5 1 (0.24%) Advertising
5 1 (0.24%) Billing
5 1 (0.24%) Electronics
5 1 (0.24%) Law
5 1 (0.24%) Marketing
5 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.24%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 336 (80.58%) Developer
2 148 (35.49%) Java Developer
3 52 (12.47%) .NET Developer
4 46 (11.03%) Senior Developer
5 40 (9.59%) C# Developer
6 36 (8.63%) JavaScript Developer
7 26 (6.24%) Big Data Developer
8 25 (6.00%) C# .NET Developer
9 24 (5.76%) WPF Developer
10 23 (5.52%) C# WPF Developer
10 23 (5.52%) Senior Java Developer
10 23 (5.52%) Software Engineer
10 23 (5.52%) SQL Developer
11 22 (5.28%) Full Stack Developer
12 21 (5.04%) React Developer
13 20 (4.80%) Node.js Developer
14 19 (4.56%) C# WCF Developer
14 19 (4.56%) WCF Developer
15 17 (4.08%) Agile Developer
15 17 (4.08%) Java Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (35.49%) AngularJS
2 116 (27.82%) Web Services
3 104 (24.94%) REST
4 103 (24.70%) Node.js
5 100 (23.98%) RESTful
6 97 (23.26%) Spring
7 95 (22.78%) React
8 93 (22.30%) HTML
9 89 (21.34%) CSS
10 87 (20.86%) .NET
11 85 (20.38%) jQuery
12 61 (14.63%) JSON
13 56 (13.43%) J2EE
14 54 (12.95%) JMS
15 48 (11.51%) ASP.NET
15 48 (11.51%) XML
16 45 (10.79%) CSS3
17 41 (9.83%) HTML5
18 39 (9.35%) ASP.NET Web API
18 39 (9.35%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 44 (10.55%) Enterprise Software
2 25 (6.00%) Linux Command Line
2 25 (6.00%) Virtual Team
3 18 (4.32%) Client/Server
4 15 (3.60%) Mainframe
5 13 (3.12%) NHS
5 13 (3.12%) User Experience
6 12 (2.88%) Mobile App
7 11 (2.64%) Greenfield Project
8 9 (2.16%) Clustering
8 9 (2.16%) Life Science
8 9 (2.16%) N-Tier
9 7 (1.68%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.44%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (1.44%) Replication
11 5 (1.20%) Fat Client
11 5 (1.20%) Thin Client
12 3 (0.72%) FMCG
13 2 (0.48%) Fintech
13 2 (0.48%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 136 (32.61%) Linux
2 53 (12.71%) Unix
3 44 (10.55%) Windows
4 9 (2.16%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.92%) Android
6 7 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.72%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.72%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.48%) CentOS
9 1 (0.24%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (51.08%) Agile Software Development
2 186 (44.60%) TDD
3 106 (25.42%) BDD
4 104 (24.94%) Continuous Integration
4 104 (24.94%) Test Automation
5 81 (19.42%) Scrum
6 78 (18.71%) MVC
7 70 (16.79%) Configuration Management
8 52 (12.47%) SOA
9 49 (11.75%) System Testing
10 48 (11.51%) Software Engineering
10 48 (11.51%) User Stories
11 40 (9.59%) DevOps
12 38 (9.11%) Continuous Delivery
13 35 (8.39%) Web Development
14 34 (8.15%) Kanban
15 32 (7.67%) MVVM
15 32 (7.67%) OO
15 32 (7.67%) Process Improvement
16 28 (6.71%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 224 (53.72%) Java
2 193 (46.28%) JavaScript
3 133 (31.89%) SQL
4 82 (19.66%) C#
5 44 (10.55%) PL/SQL
6 34 (8.15%) TypeScript
7 29 (6.95%) Shell Script
8 21 (5.04%) XPath
9 20 (4.80%) ES6
10 16 (3.84%) PHP
10 16 (3.84%) Python
10 16 (3.84%) VB.NET
11 14 (3.36%) T-SQL
12 11 (2.64%) C++
13 10 (2.40%) Groovy
13 10 (2.40%) Scala
14 9 (2.16%) Ruby
15 8 (1.92%) Bash Shell
16 7 (1.68%) XAML
17 5 (1.20%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 34 (8.15%) Degree
2 13 (3.12%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.16%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (1.44%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.48%) PhD
6 2 (0.48%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.24%) ISEB
7 1 (0.24%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (9.83%) QA
2 13 (3.12%) HL7
3 3 (0.72%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.48%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.24%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.24%) GCP
5 1 (0.24%) GLP
5 1 (0.24%) GMP
5 1 (0.24%) GxP
System Software
1 34 (8.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 27 (6.47%) Docker
3 23 (5.52%) HDFS
4 5 (1.20%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 61 (14.63%) Ansible
2 59 (14.15%) Puppet
3 57 (13.67%) Opscode Chef
4 33 (7.91%) HP ALM
5 28 (6.71%) Hadoop YARN
6 7 (1.68%) BladeLogic
6 7 (1.68%) Terraform
7 2 (0.48%) logstash
8 1 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 115 (27.58%) Oracle
2 35 (8.39%) Microsoft
3 33 (7.91%) HP
4 20 (4.80%) IBM
5 14 (3.36%) Software AG
5 14 (3.36%) webMethods
6 11 (2.64%) Atlassian
7 7 (1.68%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.44%) Adobe
9 5 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.20%) VMware
10 4 (0.96%) Ab Initio
10 4 (0.96%) Twitter
11 3 (0.72%) Zend
12 2 (0.48%) Netezza
12 2 (0.48%) RapidMiner
12 2 (0.48%) ServiceNow
12 2 (0.48%) Tableau
12 2 (0.48%) Talend
12 2 (0.48%) Telerik