Period
to 19 October 2021

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 19 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unit Testing
England > South East
6 months to
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 83 79 99
Rank change year-on-year -4 +20 0
Permanent jobs citing Unit Testing 669 295 818
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 3.74% 3.71% 3.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.00% 4.03% 3.55%
Number of salaries quoted 520 266 707
10th Percentile £37,425 £36,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £43,750 £43,750 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £70,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% +10.00%

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 16,727 7,328 23,034
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 93.43% 92.06% 91.25%
Number of salaries quoted 11,289 6,092 18,755
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £28,000
25th Percentile £40,371 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £58,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +5.45% +4.76% -

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Unit Testing as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Unit Testing in the South East over the 6 months to 19 October 2021.

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 19 October 2021. 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 -15 263 £56,250 -2.17% 30
Hampshire +12 245 £52,500 +5.00% 14
Berkshire +13 151 £60,000 +4.35% 9
Surrey -25 73 £55,000 - 9
Buckinghamshire -25 72 £55,000 -4.35% 18
Oxfordshire -41 40 £42,500 -22.73% 3
East Sussex -44 27 £65,000 +4.00% 3
Kent - 26 £47,500 - 5
West Sussex -42 25 £44,250 -19.55% 7
Middlesex - 1 - - 1
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2021, 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.

1 424 (63.38%) Agile Software Development
2 404 (60.39%) JavaScript
3 378 (56.50%) CSS
4 350 (52.32%) HTML
5 277 (41.41%) C#
6 253 (37.82%) .NET
7 241 (36.02%) React
8 225 (33.63%) Azure
9 210 (31.39%) AngularJS
10 195 (29.15%) Git (software)
11 187 (27.95%) DevOps
11 187 (27.95%) Full Stack Development
12 185 (27.65%) Software Engineering
13 182 (27.20%) OO
14 167 (24.96%) MVC
15 164 (24.51%) Node.js
16 162 (24.22%) TDD
17 161 (24.07%) SQL
18 152 (22.72%) Test Automation
19 151 (22.57%) RESTful
19 151 (22.57%) PHP
20 149 (22.27%) Scrum
20 149 (22.27%) Front End Development
21 146 (21.82%) .NET Core
22 145 (21.67%) Microservices
23 139 (20.78%) OOP
23 139 (20.78%) Web Development
24 131 (19.58%) Docker
25 129 (19.28%) MySQL
26 124 (18.54%) SQL Server

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 41 (6.13%) CMS
2 40 (5.98%) WordPress
3 31 (4.63%) Apache
4 27 (4.04%) Apache Spark
5 21 (3.14%) GemFire
6 18 (2.69%) EPiServer
7 15 (2.24%) Umbraco
8 13 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
8 13 (1.94%) MS Exchange
9 10 (1.49%) IIS
10 4 (0.60%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.30%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.30%) nginx
11 2 (0.30%) OpenEdge
11 2 (0.30%) SAS
11 2 (0.30%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.15%) Commerce Server
12 1 (0.15%) Confluence
12 1 (0.15%) JBoss
12 1 (0.15%) WildFly
Applications
1 20 (2.99%) Campfire
2 1 (0.15%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 8 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.30%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 225 (33.63%) Azure
2 93 (13.90%) SaaS
3 76 (11.36%) AWS
4 34 (5.08%) GitHub
5 29 (4.33%) npm
6 19 (2.84%) NuGet
7 18 (2.69%) GCP
8 16 (2.39%) Power Platform
9 15 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (1.94%) Microsoft 365
11 11 (1.64%) Dynamics 365
12 10 (1.49%) OpenShift
13 9 (1.35%) Yarn
14 6 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
14 6 (0.90%) Amazon S3
14 6 (0.90%) Azure Logic Apps
14 6 (0.90%) Azure Service Bus
14 6 (0.90%) Azure Service Fabric
14 6 (0.90%) Azure Storage
14 6 (0.90%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.99%) Broadband
2 17 (2.54%) TCP/IP
3 14 (2.09%) HTTP
4 10 (1.49%) SMTP
5 7 (1.05%) DNS
6 2 (0.30%) H.323
6 2 (0.30%) Network Security
6 2 (0.30%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.15%) DHCP
7 1 (0.15%) FTP
7 1 (0.15%) Internet
7 1 (0.15%) IPsec
7 1 (0.15%) MQTT
7 1 (0.15%) Software-Defined Radio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (19.28%) MySQL
2 124 (18.54%) SQL Server
3 83 (12.41%) NoSQL
4 46 (6.88%) Relational Database
5 42 (6.28%) MariaDB
6 30 (4.48%) PostgreSQL
7 27 (4.04%) Big Data
8 25 (3.74%) HBase
9 21 (3.14%) Redis
10 19 (2.84%) MongoDB
11 17 (2.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 16 (2.39%) Power BI
13 9 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (1.20%) OLAP
15 7 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 5 (0.75%) Hadoop
17 4 (0.60%) RDBMS
18 2 (0.30%) Apache Hive
18 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
18 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 195 (29.15%) Git (software)
2 60 (8.97%) Jenkins
3 45 (6.73%) JIRA
3 45 (6.73%) JUnit
4 43 (6.43%) Selenium
5 40 (5.98%) Cucumber
6 39 (5.83%) SpecFlow
7 35 (5.23%) NUnit
8 34 (5.08%) Moq
9 28 (4.19%) Visual Studio
10 27 (4.04%) Mockito
10 27 (4.04%) MSTest
11 24 (3.59%) Protractor
12 22 (3.29%) Eclipse
12 22 (3.29%) ESLint
12 22 (3.29%) IntelliJ
13 21 (3.14%) Cypress.io
13 21 (3.14%) Gradle
13 21 (3.14%) Sonatype Nexus
13 21 (3.14%) Storybook
General
1 76 (11.36%) Social Skills
2 72 (10.76%) Finance
3 36 (5.38%) Law
4 29 (4.33%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 26 (3.89%) Banking
6 20 (2.99%) Retail
7 19 (2.84%) Games
8 11 (1.64%) Advertising
9 8 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (0.90%) Marketing
11 5 (0.75%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.75%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.60%) Public Sector
13 3 (0.45%) Documentation Skills
14 2 (0.30%) Publishing
15 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.15%) iGaming
15 1 (0.15%) Legal
15 1 (0.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 539 (80.57%) Developer
2 123 (18.39%) Software Developer
3 97 (14.50%) PHP Developer
4 95 (14.20%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 89 (13.30%) .NET Developer
6 83 (12.41%) Senior Developer
7 80 (11.96%) Software Engineer
8 73 (10.91%) C# Developer
9 63 (9.42%) Full Stack Developer
10 60 (8.97%) C# .NET Developer
11 53 (7.92%) React Developer
12 45 (6.73%) Java Developer
13 37 (5.53%) Lead Developer
14 36 (5.38%) Senior Software Developer
14 36 (5.38%) Senior Software Engineer
15 32 (4.78%) WordPress Developer
16 30 (4.48%) Developer in Test
17 28 (4.19%) Lead Software Developer
18 25 (3.74%) .NET Software Developer
19 19 (2.84%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 378 (56.50%) CSS
2 350 (52.32%) HTML
3 253 (37.82%) .NET
4 241 (36.02%) React
5 210 (31.39%) AngularJS
6 164 (24.51%) Node.js
7 151 (22.57%) RESTful
8 146 (21.82%) .NET Core
9 121 (18.09%) jQuery
10 102 (15.25%) Web Services
11 97 (14.50%) REST
12 85 (12.71%) Laravel
13 82 (12.26%) .NET Framework
14 68 (10.16%) Symfony
15 66 (9.87%) CSS3
15 66 (9.87%) Spring
16 64 (9.57%) HTML5
17 61 (9.12%) Redux
18 53 (7.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 49 (7.32%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 92 (13.75%) Greenfield Project
2 86 (12.86%) User Experience
3 74 (11.06%) Self-Motivation
4 28 (4.19%) Linux Command Line
5 21 (3.14%) Algorithms
5 21 (3.14%) Data Structures
6 13 (1.94%) Legacy Code
6 13 (1.94%) Legacy Systems
7 12 (1.79%) Mobile App
8 6 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (0.90%) EPoS
8 6 (0.90%) Legacy Applications
9 3 (0.45%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.30%) Cybercrime
10 2 (0.30%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.30%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.30%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.30%) Over-the-Top Content
10 2 (0.30%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.30%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 85 (12.71%) Linux
2 47 (7.03%) Android
3 45 (6.73%) Windows
4 43 (6.43%) Apple iOS
5 42 (6.28%) Unix
6 9 (1.35%) VMS
7 7 (1.05%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.30%) CentOS
9 2 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 424 (63.38%) Agile Software Development
2 187 (27.95%) DevOps
2 187 (27.95%) Full Stack Development
3 185 (27.65%) Software Engineering
4 182 (27.20%) OO
5 167 (24.96%) MVC
6 162 (24.22%) TDD
7 152 (22.72%) Test Automation
8 149 (22.27%) Front End Development
8 149 (22.27%) Scrum
9 145 (21.67%) Microservices
10 139 (20.78%) OOP
10 139 (20.78%) Web Development
11 121 (18.09%) Computer Science
12 110 (16.44%) Continuous Integration
13 68 (10.16%) Mentoring
14 66 (9.87%) Mobile Development
15 61 (9.12%) Fintech
16 57 (8.52%) BDD
17 56 (8.37%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 404 (60.39%) JavaScript
2 277 (41.41%) C#
3 161 (24.07%) SQL
4 151 (22.57%) PHP
5 113 (16.89%) Java
6 103 (15.40%) TypeScript
7 73 (10.91%) Python
8 55 (8.22%) PHP 7
9 44 (6.58%) PowerShell
10 42 (6.28%) C++
11 41 (6.13%) Bash Shell
12 27 (4.04%) Go
12 27 (4.04%) Shell Script
13 22 (3.29%) C
13 22 (3.29%) Groovy
14 17 (2.54%) ES6
14 17 (2.54%) PHP 5
15 9 (1.35%) X++
16 8 (1.20%) ActionScript
16 8 (1.20%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 107 (15.99%) Degree
2 43 (6.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 23 (3.44%) OCP
3 23 (3.44%) Oracle Certification
4 21 (3.14%) Master's Degree
5 19 (2.84%) HND
6 16 (2.39%) Security Cleared
7 9 (1.35%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.45%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (0.45%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (11.06%) QA
2 21 (3.14%) WCAG
3 20 (2.99%) GDPR
4 7 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.05%) PA-DSS
4 7 (1.05%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.75%) ISO 13485
6 2 (0.30%) Accessibility
System Software
1 131 (19.58%) Docker
2 25 (3.74%) HDFS
3 2 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.30%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.30%) KVM
3 2 (0.30%) LXC
3 2 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.15%) Firmware
4 1 (0.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 93 (13.90%) Kubernetes
2 52 (7.77%) Terraform
3 32 (4.78%) Ansible
3 32 (4.78%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (1.05%) Kibana
5 5 (0.75%) Puppet
6 4 (0.60%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 3 (0.45%) OpenNebula
8 2 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (0.30%) Packer
9 1 (0.15%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 1 (0.15%) Grafana
9 1 (0.15%) Marathon
9 1 (0.15%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.15%) vRealize
Vendors
1 52 (7.77%) Microsoft
2 42 (6.28%) VMware
3 34 (5.08%) WooCommerce
4 21 (3.14%) Okta
5 17 (2.54%) Zend
6 11 (1.64%) Oracle
7 9 (1.35%) Google
8 6 (0.90%) Intel
8 6 (0.90%) Telerik
9 4 (0.60%) Adobe
10 3 (0.45%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.45%) Xamarin
11 2 (0.30%) JD Edwards
11 2 (0.30%) Progress
11 2 (0.30%) Rollbar
12 1 (0.15%) ATG
12 1 (0.15%) Cadence
12 1 (0.15%) LexisNexis
12 1 (0.15%) Meridio
12 1 (0.15%) Micro Focus