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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 60 40 69
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +29
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 19 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.89% 2.11% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.54% 3.04% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 2
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£375 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £300 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £323 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £34.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+9.42% -18.82%
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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
747 428 633
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 74.25% 69.59% 68.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 310 371
Average daily rate £400 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 8 43
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.50 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 55 (90.16%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (52.46%) PHP
3 31 (50.82%) MVC
3 31 (50.82%) Zend
4 24 (39.34%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (36.07%) Java
6 20 (32.79%) Spring
6 20 (32.79%) Symfony
7 18 (29.51%) Scrum
8 16 (26.23%) Web Services
9 14 (22.95%) jQuery
10 12 (19.67%) Software Engineering
11 11 (18.03%) PHP5
12 10 (16.39%) Apache CXF
12 10 (16.39%) SQL
12 10 (16.39%) .NET
12 10 (16.39%) SOAP
13 9 (14.75%) C#
13 9 (14.75%) REST
14 8 (13.11%) Relational Database
14 8 (13.11%) HTML
14 8 (13.11%) Refactoring
14 8 (13.11%) Automated Testing
14 8 (13.11%) TDD
15 7 (11.48%) RESTful
15 7 (11.48%) MySQL
15 7 (11.48%) ASP.NET
15 7 (11.48%) UNIX
15 7 (11.48%) Linux
16 6 (9.84%) CSS

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 5 (8.20%) Confluence
2 4 (6.56%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.92%) Umbraco
4 2 (3.28%) CMS
5 1 (1.64%) nginx
5 1 (1.64%) Apache
Business Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Magento
1 4 (6.56%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.64%) VPN
1 1 (1.64%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.11%) Relational Database
2 7 (11.48%) MySQL
3 6 (9.84%) Hazelcast
4 5 (8.20%) SQL Server
4 5 (8.20%) RDBMS
5 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.64%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (9.84%) Git (software)
2 5 (8.20%) JUnit
2 5 (8.20%) JIRA
2 5 (8.20%) Jenkins
3 4 (6.56%) Subversion
3 4 (6.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (4.92%) Selenium
4 3 (4.92%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.28%) Maven
5 2 (3.28%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.64%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.64%) PHPUnit
6 1 (1.64%) Behat
6 1 (1.64%) PhpStorm
General
1 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
1 1 (1.64%) Finance
Job Titles
1 51 (83.61%) Developer
2 28 (45.90%) Senior Developer
3 27 (44.26%) PHP Developer
4 23 (37.70%) Senior PHP Developer
5 10 (16.39%) Java Developer
6 5 (8.20%) C# Developer
7 4 (6.56%) .NET Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Lead Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Java Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Senior Java Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Hybris Developer
8 3 (4.92%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (4.92%) Senior Java Developer
9 2 (3.28%) Senior Java Software Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 2 (3.28%) Android Developer
9 2 (3.28%) Agile .NET Developer
9 2 (3.28%) Agile C# Developer
9 2 (3.28%) Analyst
9 2 (3.28%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (32.79%) Spring
1 20 (32.79%) Symfony
2 16 (26.23%) Web Services
3 14 (22.95%) jQuery
4 10 (16.39%) Apache CXF
4 10 (16.39%) .NET
4 10 (16.39%) SOAP
5 9 (14.75%) REST
6 8 (13.11%) HTML
7 7 (11.48%) ASP.NET
7 7 (11.48%) RESTful
8 6 (9.84%) CSS
9 5 (8.20%) XML
10 4 (6.56%) XSD
10 4 (6.56%) JSP
10 4 (6.56%) J2EE
10 4 (6.56%) Spring MVC
10 4 (6.56%) Ajax
10 4 (6.56%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (4.92%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.56%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.48%) UNIX
1 7 (11.48%) Linux
2 3 (4.92%) Fedora
2 3 (4.92%) Ubuntu
2 3 (4.92%) CentOS
3 2 (3.28%) Android
4 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.64%) SUSE
4 1 (1.64%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (90.16%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (50.82%) MVC
3 24 (39.34%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (29.51%) Scrum
5 12 (19.67%) Software Engineering
6 8 (13.11%) Automated Testing
6 8 (13.11%) TDD
6 8 (13.11%) Refactoring
7 5 (8.20%) Integration Testing
7 5 (8.20%) Mentoring
7 5 (8.20%) OO
7 5 (8.20%) E-Commerce
8 4 (6.56%) Data Modelling
8 4 (6.56%) B2C
8 4 (6.56%) Project Management
8 4 (6.56%) SEO
8 4 (6.56%) Validation
8 4 (6.56%) Time Management
8 4 (6.56%) Kanban
8 4 (6.56%) Data Validation
Programming Languages
1 32 (52.46%) PHP
2 22 (36.07%) Java
3 11 (18.03%) PHP5
4 10 (16.39%) SQL
5 9 (14.75%) C#
6 6 (9.84%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.28%) Ruby
7 2 (3.28%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.64%) Python
8 1 (1.64%) Perl
8 1 (1.64%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (6.56%) Degree
2 3 (4.92%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.64%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) Samba
1 1 (1.64%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) Puppet
Vendors
1 31 (50.82%) Zend
2 6 (9.84%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.56%) Red Hat
3 4 (6.56%) hybris
4 1 (1.64%) VMware
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago