Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 156 159
Rank change year-on-year +39 +3 -6
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 335 257 277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.01% 1.54% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.42% 1.86% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 121 163
South East median daily rate £450 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £326 £285 £250
90th Percentile £611 £575 £475
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 1
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £48.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +2.63% +18.75%
10th Percentile £23.55 £46.38 £46.25
90th Percentile £51.83 £52.13 £48.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -

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 13836 13829 15777
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.87% 82.62% 80.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8286 8360 9398
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.43% +4.13%
10th Percentile £263 £251 £255
90th Percentile £575 £563 £533
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 458 551 603
South East median hourly rate £23.07 £26.50 £26.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.94% +1.57% +49.09%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.65
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.68% +8.49% +18.42%

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 18 November 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
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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 +25 155 £500 +5.26% 21
Oxfordshire +16 76 £525 +10.53% 12
Surrey +33 64 £438 -16.67% 1
Hampshire +3 62 £400 +23.08% 12
Buckinghamshire -6 41 £350 +12.00% 2
Berkshire +11 38 £438 +4.48% 7
West Sussex +1 34 £346 -13.44% 2
Kent -2 10 £375 -31.03% 3
East Sussex -8 4 £500 +45.56% 1
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 199 (59.40%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (54.03%) Java
3 157 (46.87%) JavaScript
4 148 (44.18%) TDD
5 110 (32.84%) AngularJS
6 103 (30.75%) SQL
7 100 (29.85%) Scrum
8 93 (27.76%) Linux
9 88 (26.27%) .NET
9 88 (26.27%) C#
10 87 (25.97%) Git (software)
11 85 (25.37%) RESTful
12 83 (24.78%) CSS
13 81 (24.18%) HTML
13 81 (24.18%) Spring
14 80 (23.88%) Web Services
15 77 (22.99%) Node.js
16 72 (21.49%) JUnit
17 68 (20.30%) Test Automation
18 66 (19.70%) BDD
18 66 (19.70%) MVC
19 65 (19.40%) Continuous Integration
20 60 (17.91%) Jenkins
21 59 (17.61%) Amazon AWS
22 58 (17.31%) jQuery
22 58 (17.31%) REST
22 58 (17.31%) Maven
23 56 (16.72%) ASP.NET
24 55 (16.42%) Oracle
25 53 (15.82%) React

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 34 (10.15%) Apache
2 30 (8.96%) Apache Spark
3 22 (6.57%) Confluence
4 21 (6.27%) Elasticsearch
5 18 (5.37%) JBoss
5 18 (5.37%) SharePoint
6 15 (4.48%) Tomcat
6 15 (4.48%) WebSphere
7 14 (4.18%) Liferay
8 13 (3.88%) Cloud Foundry
8 13 (3.88%) CMS
8 13 (3.88%) GemFire
9 12 (3.58%) GlassFish
10 11 (3.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 7 (2.09%) WebSphere Application Server
12 6 (1.79%) Apache Airflow
12 6 (1.79%) Luigi
12 6 (1.79%) NServiceBus
13 5 (1.49%) IIS
14 4 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (1.79%) Pipeline Pilot
2 1 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (3.58%) Magento
2 9 (2.69%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (1.19%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.30%) SAP CCM
Cloud Services
1 59 (17.61%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (7.16%) GitHub
3 18 (5.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (5.37%) PaaS
4 14 (4.18%) npm
5 13 (3.88%) SaaS
6 12 (3.58%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (2.39%) Firebase
8 4 (1.19%) IaaS
9 3 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.90%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.90%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.60%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.60%) BrowserStack
10 2 (0.60%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.60%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 2 (0.60%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 2 (0.60%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.58%) HTTP
2 3 (0.90%) Firewall
3 2 (0.60%) Internet
4 1 (0.30%) AMQP
4 1 (0.30%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (15.22%) SQL Server
2 35 (10.45%) Hadoop
3 31 (9.25%) Big Data
4 24 (7.16%) NoSQL
5 18 (5.37%) HBase
6 17 (5.07%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (4.78%) Oracle Database
8 13 (3.88%) Apache Hive
8 13 (3.88%) OLTP
9 12 (3.58%) Oracle Database 12c
10 11 (3.28%) MongoDB
11 9 (2.69%) Redis
11 9 (2.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (2.39%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (1.79%) Data Mining
13 6 (1.79%) KNIME
13 6 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 5 (1.49%) Parquet
15 4 (1.19%) OLAP
15 4 (1.19%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 87 (25.97%) Git (software)
2 72 (21.49%) JUnit
3 60 (17.91%) Jenkins
4 58 (17.31%) Maven
5 47 (14.03%) Mockito
6 35 (10.45%) Gradle
6 35 (10.45%) JIRA
7 34 (10.15%) Ant
8 24 (7.16%) Team Foundation Server
9 23 (6.87%) Selenium
10 20 (5.97%) Subversion
11 18 (5.37%) Eclipse
11 18 (5.37%) gulp
12 17 (5.07%) IntelliJ
13 15 (4.48%) PostCSS
14 14 (4.18%) Visual Studio
15 12 (3.58%) Karma Test Runner
16 10 (2.99%) Protractor
16 10 (2.99%) webpack
17 9 (2.69%) Bower
General
1 37 (11.04%) Finance
2 15 (4.48%) Publishing
3 9 (2.69%) Legal
4 8 (2.39%) Banking
5 2 (0.60%) Marketing
5 2 (0.60%) Retail
5 2 (0.60%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.30%) Advertising
6 1 (0.30%) Automotive
6 1 (0.30%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 271 (80.90%) Developer
2 110 (32.84%) Java Developer
3 57 (17.01%) .NET Developer
4 55 (16.42%) Senior Developer
5 31 (9.25%) C# Developer
6 25 (7.46%) JavaScript Developer
7 22 (6.57%) Agile Developer
7 22 (6.57%) C# .NET Developer
8 19 (5.67%) AWS Developer
8 19 (5.67%) Java Team Leader
8 19 (5.67%) Team Leader
9 17 (5.07%) Angular Developer
10 16 (4.78%) Android Developer
11 15 (4.48%) Senior .NET Developer
11 15 (4.48%) Senior Java Developer
12 14 (4.18%) SQL Developer
13 13 (3.88%) Lead Developer
13 13 (3.88%) Node.js Developer
13 13 (3.88%) Software Engineer
14 12 (3.58%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (32.84%) AngularJS
2 88 (26.27%) .NET
3 85 (25.37%) RESTful
4 83 (24.78%) CSS
5 81 (24.18%) HTML
5 81 (24.18%) Spring
6 80 (23.88%) Web Services
7 77 (22.99%) Node.js
8 58 (17.31%) jQuery
8 58 (17.31%) REST
9 56 (16.72%) ASP.NET
10 53 (15.82%) React
11 50 (14.93%) JSON
12 43 (12.84%) J2EE
13 39 (11.64%) Kafka
14 35 (10.45%) CSS3
14 35 (10.45%) Sass
15 32 (9.55%) Middleware
16 31 (9.25%) ASP.NET Web API
17 29 (8.66%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.67%) Virtual Team
2 18 (5.37%) Linux Command Line
3 17 (5.07%) User Experience
4 15 (4.48%) Computer Science
5 14 (4.18%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (3.88%) Replication
7 12 (3.58%) Life Science
8 11 (3.28%) Greenfield Project
9 10 (2.99%) Client/Server
10 7 (2.09%) N-Tier
11 6 (1.79%) Mobile App
12 4 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (1.19%) Mobile Banking
13 2 (0.60%) Fintech
13 2 (0.60%) FMCG
13 2 (0.60%) Internet of Things
13 2 (0.60%) PMI
13 2 (0.60%) RIA
13 2 (0.60%) Video\Live Streaming
14 1 (0.30%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 93 (27.76%) Linux
2 48 (14.33%) Unix
3 32 (9.55%) Windows
4 21 (6.27%) Android
5 13 (3.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (2.69%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.90%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.90%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (59.40%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (44.18%) TDD
3 100 (29.85%) Scrum
4 68 (20.30%) Test Automation
5 66 (19.70%) BDD
5 66 (19.70%) MVC
6 65 (19.40%) Continuous Integration
7 49 (14.63%) System Testing
8 41 (12.24%) Software Engineering
9 38 (11.34%) DevOps
10 37 (11.04%) Configuration Management
10 37 (11.04%) Web Development
11 33 (9.85%) SOA
12 32 (9.55%) User Stories
13 29 (8.66%) Acceptance Criteria
14 27 (8.06%) Kanban
15 26 (7.76%) Validation
16 25 (7.46%) API Development
17 24 (7.16%) SDLC
18 21 (6.27%) OO
Programming Languages
1 181 (54.03%) Java
2 157 (46.87%) JavaScript
3 103 (30.75%) SQL
4 88 (26.27%) C#
5 23 (6.87%) PL/SQL
6 22 (6.57%) T-SQL
7 19 (5.67%) Shell Script
7 19 (5.67%) TypeScript
8 12 (3.58%) ECMAScript
8 12 (3.58%) PHP
9 10 (2.99%) Python
9 10 (2.99%) VB.NET
10 9 (2.69%) Bash Shell
10 9 (2.69%) C++
10 9 (2.69%) XPath
11 8 (2.39%) Scala
12 7 (2.09%) Ruby
13 6 (1.79%) Perl
14 5 (1.49%) Groovy
15 4 (1.19%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 35 (10.45%) Degree
2 12 (3.58%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.09%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (1.79%) PhD
5 5 (1.49%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.19%) ISEB
7 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.60%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.60%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (11.94%) QA
2 10 (2.99%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.60%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 28 (8.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 23 (6.87%) Docker
3 18 (5.37%) HDFS
4 5 (1.49%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.60%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 41 (12.24%) Ansible
2 35 (10.45%) Opscode Chef
2 35 (10.45%) Puppet
3 14 (4.18%) Terraform
4 13 (3.88%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.60%) Consul
5 2 (0.60%) logstash
5 2 (0.60%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.30%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 55 (16.42%) Oracle
2 34 (10.15%) Microsoft
3 21 (6.27%) IBM
4 13 (3.88%) Red Hat
5 12 (3.58%) HP
6 7 (2.09%) Atlassian
7 6 (1.79%) Netezza
7 6 (1.79%) RapidMiner
8 5 (1.49%) MuleSoft
8 5 (1.49%) Tableau
8 5 (1.49%) VMware
9 4 (1.19%) Infor
9 4 (1.19%) Telerik
9 4 (1.19%) Twitter
9 4 (1.19%) WSO2
10 3 (0.90%) Adobe
10 3 (0.90%) Avaya
11 2 (0.60%) OpenText
11 2 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.60%) SAP