The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Bristol region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 30 31 60
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +29
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 41 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 5.23% 2.63% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.88% 3.62% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 9 9
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£375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £320 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £32.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -12.16%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
596 387 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 76.02% 72.61% 72.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 259 378
Average daily rate £375 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 12 34
Average hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £13.90 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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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 23 July 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 23 July 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 25 (49.02%) MVC
2 23 (45.10%) PHP
2 23 (45.10%) Zend
2 23 (45.10%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (39.22%) Java
5 19 (37.25%) Spring
6 17 (33.33%) Scrum
7 14 (27.45%) Web Services
7 14 (27.45%) Symfony
8 12 (23.53%) jQuery
9 11 (21.57%) HTML
10 10 (19.61%) SOAP
10 10 (19.61%) Software Engineering
10 10 (19.61%) Apache CXF
11 9 (17.65%) REST
11 9 (17.65%) MySQL
12 8 (15.69%) SQL
12 8 (15.69%) Confluence
12 8 (15.69%) JIRA
12 8 (15.69%) PHP5
13 7 (13.73%) JUnit
13 7 (13.73%) CSS
14 6 (11.76%) SEO
14 6 (11.76%) Validation
14 6 (11.76%) Project Management
14 6 (11.76%) JSP
14 6 (11.76%) XML
14 6 (11.76%) XSD
14 6 (11.76%) UNIX

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (15.69%) Confluence
2 6 (11.76%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.92%) Apache
3 2 (3.92%) nginx
4 1 (1.96%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.96%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Magento
1 3 (5.88%) Shopify
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) VPN
1 2 (3.92%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.65%) MySQL
2 4 (7.84%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.88%) Hazelcast
3 3 (5.88%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.96%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (15.69%) JIRA
2 7 (13.73%) JUnit
3 6 (11.76%) Subversion
4 5 (9.80%) Git (software)
4 5 (9.80%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (7.84%) Jenkins
6 3 (5.88%) Visual Studio
7 2 (3.92%) Maven
7 2 (3.92%) PhpStorm
8 1 (1.96%) Selenium
8 1 (1.96%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.96%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.96%) PHPUnit
8 1 (1.96%) PhoneGap
8 1 (1.96%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 1 (1.96%) Finance
1 1 (1.96%) Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (80.39%) Developer
2 22 (43.14%) PHP Developer
3 20 (39.22%) Senior Developer
4 17 (33.33%) Senior PHP Developer
5 7 (13.73%) Java Developer
6 6 (11.76%) Lead Developer
7 4 (7.84%) Java Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Senior Java Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (5.88%) Java Software Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Software Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) C# Developer
9 2 (3.92%) Senior Software Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Senior Java Software Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Linux Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Analyst
9 2 (3.92%) Android Developer
9 2 (3.92%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 2 (3.92%) DevOps Engineer
10 1 (1.96%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (37.25%) Spring
2 14 (27.45%) Web Services
2 14 (27.45%) Symfony
3 12 (23.53%) jQuery
4 11 (21.57%) HTML
5 10 (19.61%) SOAP
5 10 (19.61%) Apache CXF
6 9 (17.65%) REST
7 7 (13.73%) CSS
8 6 (11.76%) JSP
8 6 (11.76%) .NET
8 6 (11.76%) XML
8 6 (11.76%) XSD
8 6 (11.76%) Ajax
8 6 (11.76%) Spring MVC
9 5 (9.80%) Zend Framework
10 4 (7.84%) RESTful
10 4 (7.84%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (7.84%) J2EE
10 4 (7.84%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.76%) UNIX
2 5 (9.80%) Linux
3 3 (5.88%) Fedora
3 3 (5.88%) Ubuntu
3 3 (5.88%) CentOS
4 2 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.92%) Android
4 2 (3.92%) SUSE
4 2 (3.92%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (49.02%) MVC
2 23 (45.10%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (33.33%) Scrum
5 10 (19.61%) Software Engineering
6 6 (11.76%) Refactoring
6 6 (11.76%) Integration Testing
6 6 (11.76%) Automated Testing
6 6 (11.76%) SEO
6 6 (11.76%) Validation
6 6 (11.76%) Project Management
6 6 (11.76%) E-Commerce
6 6 (11.76%) Data Modelling
6 6 (11.76%) B2C
6 6 (11.76%) Kanban
6 6 (11.76%) Data Validation
7 4 (7.84%) Time Management
7 4 (7.84%) OO
8 3 (5.88%) Code Coverage
9 2 (3.92%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 23 (45.10%) PHP
2 20 (39.22%) Java
3 8 (15.69%) SQL
3 8 (15.69%) PHP5
4 4 (7.84%) C#
5 3 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.88%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.92%) Ruby
6 2 (3.92%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (5.88%) Degree
1 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) Samba
1 2 (3.92%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (45.10%) Zend
2 6 (11.76%) hybris
3 5 (9.80%) Red Hat
4 3 (5.88%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.92%) VMware
6 1 (1.96%) JBoss