Period
to 20 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey 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 20 October 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
South East > Surrey
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 82 119
Rank change year-on-year -1 +37 -1
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 82 65 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 2.54% 2.42% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.89% 2.84% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 55 5
Surrey median daily rate £488 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.71% -10.53% +20.25%
10th Percentile £345 £358 £360
90th Percentile £525 £520 £545
South East median daily rate £425 £450 £366
% change year-on-year -5.56% +22.87% +7.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 0
Surrey median hourly rate £51.00 £49.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% - -
South East median hourly rate £51.00 £47.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year +7.37% -13.64% -

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 Surrey with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Surrey
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,837 2,288 1,985
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 87.94% 85.18% 85.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,003 1,633 1,335
Surrey median daily rate £475 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £256
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
South East median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 59 86
Surrey median hourly rate £36.25 £39.00 £27.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.05% +42.14% -8.54%
10th Percentile £13.50 £14.00 £12.22
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £45.50
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £22.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year +21.35% -1.11% -2.17%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

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

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in Surrey

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in Surrey

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Surrey over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in Surrey

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Surrey.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in Surrey

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

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 Surrey region over the 6 months to 20 October 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
Guildford -7 24 £500 - 13
Redhill +11 16 £358 -24.74% 1
Leatherhead -4 10 £388 +3.33% 7
Staines -9 6 £513 +13.89%
Caterham - 3 £500 -
Reigate -28 2 £475 +18.75% 2
Weybridge - 2 £475 - 2
Woking +7 1 £500 - 3
Godstone - 1 £475 -
Unit Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 Surrey region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 68 (82.93%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (45.12%) Linux
3 36 (43.90%) TDD
4 32 (39.02%) Finance
5 30 (36.59%) C#
6 29 (35.37%) Java
6 29 (35.37%) RESTful
7 28 (34.15%) Scrum
8 27 (32.93%) Middleware
8 27 (32.93%) JSON
9 26 (31.71%) BDD
9 26 (31.71%) Jenkins
10 25 (30.49%) System Testing
10 25 (30.49%) .NET
11 24 (29.27%) J2EE
11 24 (29.27%) Spring
12 23 (28.05%) Hadoop
12 23 (28.05%) Unix
12 23 (28.05%) Apache
12 23 (28.05%) Apache Spark
12 23 (28.05%) Hadoop YARN
12 23 (28.05%) Spring Boot
12 23 (28.05%) RabbitMQ
12 23 (28.05%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 23 (28.05%) Big Data
12 23 (28.05%) Kafka
13 19 (23.17%) Microsoft Azure
14 18 (21.95%) AngularJS
15 17 (20.73%) Degree
15 17 (20.73%) CSS

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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 23 (28.05%) Apache
1 23 (28.05%) Apache Spark
2 5 (6.10%) Confluence
3 3 (3.66%) CMS
4 2 (2.44%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.44%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.22%) Drupal
5 1 (1.22%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) SAP PS
2 1 (1.22%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 19 (23.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (7.32%) Serverless
3 4 (4.88%) Azure Functions
4 1 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.22%) GitHub
4 1 (1.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.22%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (28.05%) Big Data
1 23 (28.05%) Hadoop
2 11 (13.41%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.10%) Cosmos DB
4 2 (2.44%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.22%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 26 (31.71%) Jenkins
2 11 (13.41%) Git (software)
2 11 (13.41%) Visual Studio
3 7 (8.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (6.10%) JIRA
4 5 (6.10%) SpecFlow
5 3 (3.66%) Eclipse
5 3 (3.66%) NUnit
5 3 (3.66%) Selenium
5 3 (3.66%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (2.44%) Babel
6 2 (2.44%) Gerrit
6 2 (2.44%) Mocha
6 2 (2.44%) PyCharm
6 2 (2.44%) QUnit
6 2 (2.44%) Sinon.JS
6 2 (2.44%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.44%) webpack
7 1 (1.22%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.22%) Protractor
General
1 32 (39.02%) Finance
2 1 (1.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 51 (62.20%) Developer
2 23 (28.05%) Java Developer
3 18 (21.95%) Big Data Developer
4 12 (14.63%) C# Developer
4 12 (14.63%) Software Engineer
5 11 (13.41%) C++ Software Engineer
5 11 (13.41%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
5 11 (13.41%) Senior Software Engineer
6 10 (12.20%) Apache Spark Developer
7 8 (9.76%) .NET Developer
7 8 (9.76%) Linux Engineer
8 7 (8.54%) Full Stack Developer
8 7 (8.54%) Senior Linux Engineer
9 6 (7.32%) Senior Developer
10 5 (6.10%) Azure Developer
10 5 (6.10%) Consultant
10 5 (6.10%) SAP Consultant
11 4 (4.88%) Angular Developer
11 4 (4.88%) Senior Windows Engineer
11 4 (4.88%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (35.37%) RESTful
2 27 (32.93%) JSON
2 27 (32.93%) Middleware
3 25 (30.49%) .NET
4 24 (29.27%) J2EE
4 24 (29.27%) Spring
5 23 (28.05%) Kafka
5 23 (28.05%) RabbitMQ
5 23 (28.05%) Spring Boot
6 18 (21.95%) AngularJS
7 17 (20.73%) CSS
8 14 (17.07%) HTML
9 13 (15.85%) REST
10 12 (14.63%) ASP.NET Web API
11 10 (12.20%) Spark Streaming
12 9 (10.98%) .NET Core
12 9 (10.98%) .NET Framework
13 8 (9.76%) ASP.NET
13 8 (9.76%) jQuery
14 7 (8.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.85%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.10%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (4.88%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 37 (45.12%) Linux
2 23 (28.05%) Unix
3 11 (13.41%) Embedded Linux
4 8 (9.76%) Windows
5 2 (2.44%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (82.93%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (43.90%) TDD
3 28 (34.15%) Scrum
4 26 (31.71%) BDD
5 25 (30.49%) System Testing
6 16 (19.51%) Problem-Solving
6 16 (19.51%) Software Engineering
7 15 (18.29%) SDLC
8 13 (15.85%) OO
9 12 (14.63%) Test Automation
10 10 (12.20%) Multithreaded Programming
10 10 (12.20%) Multithreading
10 10 (12.20%) SOLID
11 8 (9.76%) SOA
11 8 (9.76%) YAGNI
12 7 (8.54%) Integration Testing
13 6 (7.32%) Front End Development
14 5 (6.10%) MVC
15 4 (4.88%) Configuration Management
15 4 (4.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 30 (36.59%) C#
2 29 (35.37%) Java
3 15 (18.29%) JavaScript
3 15 (18.29%) SQL
4 13 (15.85%) C++
5 7 (8.54%) TypeScript
6 4 (4.88%) Python
6 4 (4.88%) Ruby
7 3 (3.66%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.44%) C
8 2 (2.44%) Embedded C
8 2 (2.44%) Embedded C++
8 2 (2.44%) ES6
8 2 (2.44%) Perl
8 2 (2.44%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (20.73%) Degree
2 1 (1.22%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.22%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 23 (28.05%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (3.66%) Docker
Systems Management
1 23 (28.05%) Hadoop YARN
2 3 (3.66%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (2.44%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (10.98%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.10%) SAP
3 2 (2.44%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.22%) QNX