The table below looks at the statistics for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 49 42 63
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +21
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 19 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.07% 2.12% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.84% 3.01% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 7
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£375 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £323 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
+13.84% -3.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.51%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
670 432 634
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 72.83% 70.47% 71.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 315 405
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 35
Average hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.43 £13.20 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.25 £45.00 £50.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unit Testing across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Unit Testing.

1 57 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (52.38%) PHP
3 32 (50.79%) MVC
3 32 (50.79%) Zend
4 27 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (38.10%) Java
6 22 (34.92%) Spring
7 20 (31.75%) Symfony
7 20 (31.75%) Scrum
8 16 (25.40%) Web Services
9 15 (23.81%) jQuery
10 12 (19.05%) PHP5
10 12 (19.05%) Software Engineering
11 10 (15.87%) Apache CXF
11 10 (15.87%) SQL
11 10 (15.87%) SOAP
12 9 (14.29%) MySQL
12 9 (14.29%) .NET
12 9 (14.29%) HTML
12 9 (14.29%) UNIX
12 9 (14.29%) REST
13 8 (12.70%) Linux
13 8 (12.70%) C#
13 8 (12.70%) Confluence
13 8 (12.70%) Automated Testing
13 8 (12.70%) JIRA
13 8 (12.70%) Refactoring
14 7 (11.11%) RESTful
14 7 (11.11%) Git (software)
14 7 (11.11%) Integration Testing

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Unit Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (12.70%) Confluence
2 6 (9.52%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.17%) Apache
3 2 (3.17%) nginx
3 2 (3.17%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.59%) CMS
Business Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Shopify
1 4 (6.35%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.17%) VPN
1 2 (3.17%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.29%) MySQL
2 7 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 6 (9.52%) Hazelcast
4 5 (7.94%) RDBMS
5 3 (4.76%) SQL Server
6 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.59%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (12.70%) JIRA
2 7 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 7 (11.11%) JUnit
3 6 (9.52%) Jenkins
3 6 (9.52%) Subversion
4 5 (7.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (4.76%) Selenium
5 3 (4.76%) Cucumber
6 2 (3.17%) PhpStorm
6 2 (3.17%) Visual Studio
6 2 (3.17%) Maven
7 1 (1.59%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.59%) PHPUnit
7 1 (1.59%) Behat
General
1 1 (1.59%) Finance
1 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 53 (84.13%) Developer
2 28 (44.44%) Senior Developer
2 28 (44.44%) PHP Developer
3 23 (36.51%) Senior PHP Developer
4 10 (15.87%) Java Developer
5 6 (9.52%) Hybris Developer
5 6 (9.52%) Lead Developer
6 4 (6.35%) C# Developer
6 4 (6.35%) Java Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Senior Java Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (3.17%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 2 (3.17%) Software Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) .NET Developer
8 2 (3.17%) Senior Software Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Analyst
8 2 (3.17%) Test Analyst
8 2 (3.17%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (34.92%) Spring
2 20 (31.75%) Symfony
3 16 (25.40%) Web Services
4 15 (23.81%) jQuery
5 10 (15.87%) Apache CXF
5 10 (15.87%) SOAP
6 9 (14.29%) .NET
6 9 (14.29%) HTML
6 9 (14.29%) REST
7 7 (11.11%) RESTful
7 7 (11.11%) CSS
8 6 (9.52%) XML
8 6 (9.52%) XSD
8 6 (9.52%) JSP
8 6 (9.52%) ASP.NET
8 6 (9.52%) Spring MVC
8 6 (9.52%) Ajax
9 4 (6.35%) J2EE
9 4 (6.35%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (4.76%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.35%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.29%) UNIX
2 8 (12.70%) Linux
3 3 (4.76%) Ubuntu
3 3 (4.76%) CentOS
3 3 (4.76%) Fedora
4 2 (3.17%) SUSE
4 2 (3.17%) Debian
4 2 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (50.79%) MVC
3 27 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (31.75%) Scrum
5 12 (19.05%) Software Engineering
6 8 (12.70%) Automated Testing
6 8 (12.70%) Refactoring
7 7 (11.11%) Integration Testing
7 7 (11.11%) E-Commerce
8 6 (9.52%) Data Modelling
8 6 (9.52%) B2C
8 6 (9.52%) OO
8 6 (9.52%) Validation
8 6 (9.52%) Project Management
8 6 (9.52%) SEO
8 6 (9.52%) Kanban
8 6 (9.52%) Data Validation
8 6 (9.52%) TDD
9 5 (7.94%) Mentoring
10 4 (6.35%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (52.38%) PHP
2 24 (38.10%) Java
3 12 (19.05%) PHP5
4 10 (15.87%) SQL
5 8 (12.70%) C#
6 3 (4.76%) Ruby
6 3 (4.76%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.76%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.17%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.59%) Perl
8 1 (1.59%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (6.35%) Security Cleared
1 4 (6.35%) Degree
2 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 2 (3.17%) Samba
1 2 (3.17%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 2 (3.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 32 (50.79%) Zend
2 6 (9.52%) hybris
3 5 (7.94%) Red Hat
4 4 (6.35%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.17%) VMware