Period
to 25 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Unit Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Unit Testing over the 6 months to 25 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unit Testing
England > South East
6 months to
25 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 83 97 97
Rank change year-on-year +14 0 +17
Permanent jobs citing Unit Testing 801 842 1,018
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.47% 3.15% 3.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.85% 3.43% 3.63%
Number of salaries quoted 714 765 955
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
10th Percentile £33,000 £31,250 £31,850
90th Percentile £66,250 £66,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Unit Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 20,832 24,543 28,047
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 90.22% 91.68% 90.28%
Number of salaries quoted 16,774 20,078 23,150
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Unit Testing in the South East.

Salary trend for Unit Testing in the South East

Unit Testing
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in the South East over the 6 months to 25 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Unit Testing in the South East

Unit Testing
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the South East region over the 6 months to 25 January 2020. 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley +27 261 £50,000 - 44
Hampshire +15 200 £47,500 +5.56% 23
West Sussex +43 137 £50,000 -4.76% 14
Surrey -30 117 £50,000 +11.11% 25
Oxfordshire +55 113 £38,500 -3.75% 18
Berkshire +8 98 £55,000 +10.00% 16
Buckinghamshire -21 50 £50,000 - 10
Kent +10 41 £51,500 +28.75% 6
East Sussex -6 38 £57,500 +4.55% 2
Home Counties - 1 £45,000 -
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 25 January 2020, IT 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 permanent job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 478 (59.68%) Agile Software Development
2 476 (59.43%) C#
3 423 (52.81%) .NET
4 325 (40.57%) JavaScript
5 304 (37.95%) Software Engineering
6 272 (33.96%) Git (software)
7 271 (33.83%) SQL
8 244 (30.46%) AngularJS
9 220 (27.47%) Windows
10 211 (26.34%) SQL Server
10 211 (26.34%) CSS
11 204 (25.47%) HTML
12 203 (25.34%) Scrum
13 182 (22.72%) MVC
14 175 (21.85%) TDD
15 172 (21.47%) Java
16 169 (21.10%) React
17 166 (20.72%) Microsoft
18 157 (19.60%) Test Automation
19 156 (19.48%) .NET Framework
20 155 (19.35%) Degree
21 151 (18.85%) Problem-Solving
22 143 (17.85%) C++
23 142 (17.73%) Web Development
24 128 (15.98%) Azure
25 127 (15.86%) WCF
26 125 (15.61%) Visual Studio
27 124 (15.48%) ASP.NET Web API
28 117 (14.61%) Python
29 116 (14.48%) Continuous Integration

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 36 (4.49%) Confluence
2 22 (2.75%) CICS
3 17 (2.12%) Elasticsearch
4 14 (1.75%) CMS
4 14 (1.75%) WebSphere
5 11 (1.37%) IIS
6 10 (1.25%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (1.00%) SharePoint
8 7 (0.87%) Apache
9 6 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
9 6 (0.75%) WordPress
10 4 (0.50%) Joomla!
10 4 (0.50%) NServiceBus
11 3 (0.37%) Anypoint
11 3 (0.37%) Drupal
11 3 (0.37%) EPiServer
12 2 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
13 1 (0.12%) Apache Spark
13 1 (0.12%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 8 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.00%) Adobe Campaign
2 4 (0.50%) Visualfiles
3 3 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.12%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 128 (15.98%) Azure
2 78 (9.74%) AWS
3 37 (4.62%) GitHub
4 17 (2.12%) Serverless
5 15 (1.87%) SaaS
6 11 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
7 10 (1.25%) BrowserStack
7 10 (1.25%) Datadog
8 6 (0.75%) Azure Stack
8 6 (0.75%) OpenShift
9 5 (0.62%) NuGet
9 5 (0.62%) PaaS
9 5 (0.62%) Power Platform
10 4 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (0.50%) GCP
10 4 (0.50%) npm
11 3 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.25%) Azure Data Factory
13 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.12%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.00%) FTP
2 7 (0.87%) DNS
2 7 (0.87%) Firewall
2 7 (0.87%) RTP
3 5 (0.62%) HTTP
3 5 (0.62%) WAN
4 4 (0.50%) Internet
5 2 (0.25%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.12%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.12%) LTE
6 1 (0.12%) SSH
6 1 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (26.34%) SQL Server
2 51 (6.37%) Relational Database
3 37 (4.62%) MongoDB
4 35 (4.37%) Azure SQL Database
5 34 (4.24%) DB2
6 31 (3.87%) MySQL
7 29 (3.62%) Big Data
8 26 (3.25%) SQL Server 2012
9 23 (2.87%) NoSQL
10 19 (2.37%) Redis
11 17 (2.12%) PostgreSQL
12 14 (1.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 9 (1.12%) InterSystems Cache
14 6 (0.75%) MS Access
15 5 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
15 5 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
15 5 (0.62%) Power BI
15 5 (0.62%) RDBMS
15 5 (0.62%) SAP BW
15 5 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 272 (33.96%) Git (software)
2 125 (15.61%) Visual Studio
3 79 (9.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 77 (9.61%) JIRA
5 71 (8.86%) Selenium
6 45 (5.62%) WiX
7 41 (5.12%) Jenkins
8 37 (4.62%) Subversion
9 36 (4.49%) Visual Studio Team System
10 29 (3.62%) Cucumber
11 28 (3.50%) gulp
12 27 (3.37%) TeamCity
13 26 (3.25%) Jasmine
14 24 (3.00%) Bitbucket
14 24 (3.00%) NUnit
15 23 (2.87%) webpack
16 22 (2.75%) JUnit
17 20 (2.50%) Protractor
18 12 (1.50%) Gradle
18 12 (1.50%) Moq
General
1 76 (9.49%) Retail
2 71 (8.86%) Finance
3 21 (2.62%) Marketing
4 11 (1.37%) Manufacturing
5 10 (1.25%) Games
6 7 (0.87%) Aerospace
6 7 (0.87%) Public Sector
7 5 (0.62%) Banking
7 5 (0.62%) Military
7 5 (0.62%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.37%) Electronics
8 3 (0.37%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.25%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.25%) Police
10 1 (0.12%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 483 (60.30%) Developer
2 222 (27.72%) Software Engineer
3 171 (21.35%) Software Developer
4 150 (18.73%) C# Developer
5 113 (14.11%) Senior Developer
6 98 (12.23%) .NET Developer
7 75 (9.36%) C# Software Developer
8 74 (9.24%) Senior Software Engineer
9 68 (8.49%) C# Software Engineer
10 64 (7.99%) Java Developer
11 53 (6.62%) Senior Software Developer
12 47 (5.87%) Lead Developer
13 40 (4.99%) C# .NET Developer
13 40 (4.99%) C++ Software Engineer
14 37 (4.62%) Team Leader
15 35 (4.37%) Senior C# Developer
16 34 (4.24%) .NET Software Developer
16 34 (4.24%) Architect
16 34 (4.24%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 33 (4.12%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 423 (52.81%) .NET
2 244 (30.46%) AngularJS
3 211 (26.34%) CSS
4 204 (25.47%) HTML
5 169 (21.10%) React
6 156 (19.48%) .NET Framework
7 127 (15.86%) WCF
8 124 (15.48%) ASP.NET Web API
9 111 (13.86%) jQuery
10 105 (13.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 104 (12.98%) ASP.NET
12 103 (12.86%) Node.js
13 93 (11.61%) ASP.NET MVC
14 92 (11.49%) .NET Core
15 82 (10.24%) REST
15 82 (10.24%) XML
16 78 (9.74%) RESTful
16 78 (9.74%) Web Services
17 61 (7.62%) Entity Framework
18 57 (7.12%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 102 (12.73%) Greenfield Project
2 63 (7.87%) Algorithms
3 58 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (5.62%) Video Conferencing
5 34 (4.24%) User Experience
6 33 (4.12%) Mainframe
7 28 (3.50%) Self-Motivation
8 21 (2.62%) Virtual Team
9 18 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
10 16 (2.00%) Management Information System
11 10 (1.25%) Xbox
12 7 (0.87%) Public Cloud
13 6 (0.75%) Embedded Systems
13 6 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
13 6 (0.75%) IBM Mainframe
14 5 (0.62%) CMDB
14 5 (0.62%) EPoS
14 5 (0.62%) Mobile App
15 3 (0.37%) Online Games
15 3 (0.37%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 220 (27.47%) Windows
2 86 (10.74%) Linux
3 37 (4.62%) Unix
4 30 (3.75%) Apple iOS
5 25 (3.12%) Android
6 16 (2.00%) Embedded Linux
7 15 (1.87%) MVS
8 10 (1.25%) AIX
9 9 (1.12%) Ubuntu
10 8 (1.00%) Windows Server
11 4 (0.50%) CentOS
11 4 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.37%) Debian
12 3 (0.37%) Solaris
12 3 (0.37%) ThreadX
13 1 (0.12%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.12%) FreeRTOS
13 1 (0.12%) OpenVMS
13 1 (0.12%) VxWorks
13 1 (0.12%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 478 (59.68%) Agile Software Development
2 304 (37.95%) Software Engineering
3 203 (25.34%) Scrum
4 182 (22.72%) MVC
5 175 (21.85%) TDD
6 157 (19.60%) Test Automation
7 151 (18.85%) Problem-Solving
8 142 (17.73%) Web Development
9 116 (14.48%) Continuous Integration
10 110 (13.73%) Computer Science
11 101 (12.61%) OO
12 79 (9.86%) SOLID
13 78 (9.74%) Continuous Improvement
14 73 (9.11%) DevOps
15 67 (8.36%) Computer Vision
16 65 (8.11%) Multithreading
17 63 (7.87%) OOP
18 62 (7.74%) Mathematics
18 62 (7.74%) Mentoring
19 60 (7.49%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 476 (59.43%) C#
2 325 (40.57%) JavaScript
3 271 (33.83%) SQL
4 172 (21.47%) Java
5 143 (17.85%) C++
6 117 (14.61%) Python
7 68 (8.49%) C
8 57 (7.12%) PHP
9 51 (6.37%) TypeScript
10 36 (4.49%) MATLAB
10 36 (4.49%) R
11 32 (4.00%) PowerShell
12 28 (3.50%) COBOL
13 21 (2.62%) T-SQL
14 16 (2.00%) Java 8
15 11 (1.37%) Groovy
16 10 (1.25%) JCL
17 9 (1.12%) PL/SQL
18 8 (1.00%) Scala
19 6 (0.75%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 155 (19.35%) Degree
2 80 (9.99%) Computer Science Degree
3 28 (3.50%) SC Cleared
3 28 (3.50%) Security Cleared
4 17 (2.12%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.50%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.25%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.12%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.87%) QA
2 31 (3.87%) DICOM
3 14 (1.75%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.25%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.12%) GDPR
System Software
1 72 (8.99%) Docker
2 10 (1.25%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 3 (0.37%) LXC
4 2 (0.25%) Firmware
5 1 (0.12%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 39 (4.87%) Kubernetes
2 10 (1.25%) Kibana
2 10 (1.25%) Marathon
2 10 (1.25%) Mesos
3 9 (1.12%) Ansible
3 9 (1.12%) Terraform
4 6 (0.75%) Docker Swarm
5 5 (0.62%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.37%) Puppet
7 1 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.12%) OpenNebula
Vendors
1 166 (20.72%) Microsoft
2 33 (4.12%) Oracle
3 25 (3.12%) IBM
4 19 (2.37%) Perforce
5 14 (1.75%) Atlassian
6 12 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (1.37%) Xamarin
8 10 (1.25%) Zend
9 9 (1.12%) SAP
10 8 (1.00%) Adobe
10 8 (1.00%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 8 (1.00%) Sitecore
10 8 (1.00%) Twitter
11 4 (0.50%) Cognos
11 4 (0.50%) QNX
11 4 (0.50%) Remedy
12 3 (0.37%) Klocwork
12 3 (0.37%) MuleSoft
13 2 (0.25%) Red Hat
13 2 (0.25%) TOWER Software