The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unit Testing
South East / West Sussex
Rank 56 59 53
Rank change year-on-year +3 -6  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 8 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 1.53% 1.17% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 1.32% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
Median daily rate £409 £319 £580
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.31% -45.04%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £375 £347
% change year-on-year +4.33% +7.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £44.85 £37.50
% change year-on-year -9.69% +19.60%  

Unit Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 457 532 430
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 87.38% 88.81% 82.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 322 265
Median daily rate £435 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 18
Median hourly rate £45.87 £38.75 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.37% +7.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £23.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Sussex citing Unit Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in West Sussex

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in West Sussex

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in West Sussex

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

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 West Sussex region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East Grinstead - 4 £403 -
Crawley +6 2 £425 +29.27% 5
Burgess Hill +3 1 £425 +30.76% 1
Unit Testing
South East

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 West Sussex region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 12 (63.16%) Performance Testing
2 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (52.63%) SQL
4 9 (47.37%) Java
5 8 (42.11%) T-SQL
5 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
5 8 (42.11%) SharePoint
5 8 (42.11%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (42.11%) Technical Architecture
5 8 (42.11%) Tableau
5 8 (42.11%) Analytics
5 8 (42.11%) Business Analytics
6 7 (36.84%) Scrum
7 6 (31.58%) Automated Testing
7 6 (31.58%) QA
7 6 (31.58%) Selenium
7 6 (31.58%) ETL
7 6 (31.58%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (26.32%) User Stories
8 5 (26.32%) Mobile App
8 5 (26.32%) Gherkin
8 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
8 5 (26.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (26.32%) Test Automation
9 4 (21.05%) RESTful
9 4 (21.05%) Scala
9 4 (21.05%) Security Testing
9 4 (21.05%) Kanban
9 4 (21.05%) Groovy
9 4 (21.05%) Atlassian

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex 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 8 (42.11%) SharePoint
2 4 (21.05%) Confluence
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (26.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Selenium
2 4 (21.05%) JIRA
2 4 (21.05%) SoapUI
3 2 (10.53%) Appium
3 2 (10.53%) CA Gen
3 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
3 2 (10.53%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.26%) Calabash
4 1 (5.26%) Capybara
4 1 (5.26%) Mockito
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Developer
2 7 (36.84%) Tableau Developer
3 6 (31.58%) Report Developer
4 4 (21.05%) SQL Developer
4 4 (21.05%) Tester
5 3 (15.79%) Analytics Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Business Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Business Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Excel Developer
5 3 (15.79%) QA Tester
6 2 (10.53%) Developer in Test
6 2 (10.53%) ServiceNow Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Analytics Consultant
7 1 (5.26%) Automation Tester
7 1 (5.26%) Consultant
7 1 (5.26%) Developer Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Development Manager
7 1 (5.26%) Lead Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) Gherkin
2 4 (21.05%) RESTful
2 4 (21.05%) Web Services
3 1 (5.26%) J2EE
3 1 (5.26%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Mobile App
2 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (15.79%) PMI
4 2 (10.53%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Solaris
1 2 (10.53%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Performance Testing
2 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (42.11%) Analytics
3 8 (42.11%) Business Analytics
3 8 (42.11%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (42.11%) Technical Architecture
4 7 (36.84%) Scrum
5 6 (31.58%) Automated Testing
5 6 (31.58%) ETL
5 6 (31.58%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (26.32%) Test Automation
6 5 (26.32%) User Stories
7 4 (21.05%) API Testing
7 4 (21.05%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (21.05%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (21.05%) Defect Management
7 4 (21.05%) Exploratory Testing
7 4 (21.05%) Security Testing
7 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
7 4 (21.05%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) SQL
2 9 (47.37%) Java
3 8 (42.11%) T-SQL
4 4 (21.05%) C#
4 4 (21.05%) Groovy
4 4 (21.05%) Scala
5 2 (10.53%) ABAP
5 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
5 2 (10.53%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (15.79%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) QA
2 2 (10.53%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Tableau
2 4 (21.05%) Atlassian
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.53%) CA
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle
4 2 (10.53%) ServiceNow
5 1 (5.26%) hybris