Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 19 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
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 52 58
Rank change year-on-year +8 +6 -9
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 3 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 0.64% 0.99% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 1.34% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 10
Southampton median daily rate £400 £323 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.03% -14.00% -6.25%
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £325 £343
% change year-on-year +23.08% -5.11% -7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Southampton median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £40.96 £47.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year -13.77% - -

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 Southampton with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Southampton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 334 372 570
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 71.52% 73.96% 82.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 261 396
Southampton median daily rate £394 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £263 £219 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £519
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 31 41
Southampton median hourly rate £45.00 £14.00 £25.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +221.43% -44.97% +11.82%
10th Percentile £17.50 £11.63 £12.75
90th Percentile £50.49 £33.75 £47.50
Hampshire median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year +3.23% +40.91% +15.79%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

Job postings citing Unit Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Southampton.

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in Southampton

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Unit Testing in Southampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in Southampton

For the 6 months to 19 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
1 3 (100.00%) Node.js
1 3 (100.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (66.67%) TypeScript
2 2 (66.67%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
2 2 (66.67%) SOLID
2 2 (66.67%) NuGet
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) JUnit
3 1 (33.33%) NHS
3 1 (33.33%) Hibernate
3 1 (33.33%) Spring
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Web Development
3 1 (33.33%) Business Development
3 1 (33.33%) Java EE
3 1 (33.33%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) WPF
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) NuGet
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) JUnit
2 1 (33.33%) Mockito
2 1 (33.33%) Moq
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 3 (100.00%) Node.js
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (33.33%) Backbone.js
3 1 (33.33%) Ember.js
3 1 (33.33%) Hibernate
3 1 (33.33%) Java EE
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) React
3 1 (33.33%) Spring
3 1 (33.33%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
2 2 (66.67%) SOLID
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Business Development
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) TypeScript
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) SQL