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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 60 56 54
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 14 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.54% 0.55% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.06% 0.74% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 5
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£375 £325 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +10.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £245 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £365 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £36.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year
+1.36% -4.57%
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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
679 537 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 74.86% 74.27% 64.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 373 284
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 30 21
Average hourly rate £46.25 £25.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £13.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £36.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (54.55%) PHP
3 17 (51.52%) Zend
4 16 (48.48%) MVC
5 14 (42.42%) Doctrine
6 12 (36.36%) Symfony
7 11 (33.33%) TDD
8 9 (27.27%) .NET
8 9 (27.27%) PHP5
9 8 (24.24%) C#
9 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
10 7 (21.21%) Scrum
10 7 (21.21%) jQuery
10 7 (21.21%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (18.18%) Java
11 6 (18.18%) SQL
11 6 (18.18%) ASP.NET
12 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
12 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
12 5 (15.15%) Relational Database
13 4 (12.12%) Software Engineering
13 4 (12.12%) RESTful
13 4 (12.12%) Git (software)
14 3 (9.09%) Pair Programming
14 3 (9.09%) VB6
14 3 (9.09%) Spring
14 3 (9.09%) UNIX
14 3 (9.09%) Windows
14 3 (9.09%) Linux
14 3 (9.09%) OOP

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (9.09%) Umbraco
2 2 (6.06%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Magento
1 1 (3.03%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
1 5 (15.15%) Relational Database
2 3 (9.09%) Hazelcast
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (9.09%) MS Access
3 2 (6.06%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.03%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Git (software)
2 3 (9.09%) Cucumber
2 3 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.06%) NUnit
3 2 (6.06%) Selenium
4 1 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (3.03%) Subversion
4 1 (3.03%) Maven
4 1 (3.03%) Ant
4 1 (3.03%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.03%) IntelliJ
4 1 (3.03%) NetBeans
4 1 (3.03%) PhpStorm
4 1 (3.03%) Behat
4 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.03%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (3.03%) Moq
General
1 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 27 (81.82%) Developer
2 14 (42.42%) Senior Developer
2 14 (42.42%) PHP Developer
3 12 (36.36%) Senior PHP Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Java Developer
4 4 (12.12%) .NET Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Analyst Programmer
5 3 (9.09%) Programmer
5 3 (9.09%) C# Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Tester
5 3 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Agile .NET Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Agile C# Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Android Developer
7 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.03%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Technical Tester
7 1 (3.03%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (42.42%) Doctrine
2 12 (36.36%) Symfony
3 9 (27.27%) .NET
4 7 (21.21%) jQuery
5 6 (18.18%) ASP.NET
6 4 (12.12%) RESTful
7 3 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (9.09%) AngularJS
7 3 (9.09%) Web Services
7 3 (9.09%) Spring
8 2 (6.06%) Application Packaging
8 2 (6.06%) HTML
8 2 (6.06%) WPF
8 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (3.03%) WCF
9 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
9 1 (3.03%) JSON
9 1 (3.03%) XML
9 1 (3.03%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) UNIX
1 3 (9.09%) Windows
1 3 (9.09%) Linux
2 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.03%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (48.48%) MVC
3 11 (33.33%) TDD
4 7 (21.21%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (21.21%) Scrum
5 4 (12.12%) Software Engineering
6 3 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 3 (9.09%) Pair Programming
6 3 (9.09%) OOP
6 3 (9.09%) OO
7 2 (6.06%) Automated Testing
7 2 (6.06%) Web Development
7 2 (6.06%) Refactoring
7 2 (6.06%) Automation Testing
8 1 (3.03%) Android Development
8 1 (3.03%) Migration
8 1 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (3.03%) Integration Testing
8 1 (3.03%) E-Commerce
8 1 (3.03%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 18 (54.55%) PHP
2 9 (27.27%) PHP5
3 8 (24.24%) C#
4 6 (18.18%) Java
4 6 (18.18%) SQL
5 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
6 3 (9.09%) VB
6 3 (9.09%) VB6
7 1 (3.03%) Ruby
7 1 (3.03%) Python
7 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.03%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (51.52%) Zend
2 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle