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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unit Testing
South West / Bristol
Rank 51 44 53
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +9
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 16 29 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.10% 3.68% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.58% 4.43% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 25 10
Median daily rate £350 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £319 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £370 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £347
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +6.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.90 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-0.97% +9.06%

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
619 654 659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 81.23% 83.10% 76.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 498 518
Median daily rate £393 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £525 £529
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 10
Median hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -5.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.04 £27.50 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.00 £50.00 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bristol region citing Unit Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 January 2017.

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 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 29 (74.36%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (56.41%) TDD
3 20 (51.28%) Scrum
4 18 (46.15%) JavaScript
4 18 (46.15%) Git (software)
5 16 (41.03%) HTML
5 16 (41.03%) CSS
6 13 (33.33%) C#
6 13 (33.33%) SQL
6 13 (33.33%) Apple iOS
6 13 (33.33%) iOS Development
7 12 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (25.64%) MVC
8 10 (25.64%) REST
9 9 (23.08%) Apple Swift
9 9 (23.08%) Objective-C
9 9 (23.08%) .NET
9 9 (23.08%) SOAP
9 9 (23.08%) XML
9 9 (23.08%) HTML5
10 8 (20.51%) BDD
10 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Azure
10 8 (20.51%) Python
10 8 (20.51%) E-Commerce
10 8 (20.51%) Java
10 8 (20.51%) Front End Development
10 8 (20.51%) Progressive Enhancement
10 8 (20.51%) AngularJS
10 8 (20.51%) Microservices
11 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol 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 5 (12.82%) Confluence
2 2 (5.13%) Apache
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (5.13%) Tomcat
2 2 (5.13%) WordPress
3 1 (2.56%) IIS
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (17.95%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (10.26%) TestFlight
4 3 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (5.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.38%) MongoDB
3 4 (10.26%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (10.26%) CouchDB
3 4 (10.26%) MySQL
3 4 (10.26%) SQLite
4 3 (7.69%) Relational Database
5 2 (5.13%) NoSQL
5 2 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (46.15%) Git (software)
2 6 (15.38%) JIRA
3 4 (10.26%) Ant
3 4 (10.26%) Artifactory
3 4 (10.26%) Jenkins
3 4 (10.26%) TeamCity
4 3 (7.69%) Cucumber
4 3 (7.69%) GoCD
4 3 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (5.13%) Capybara
5 2 (5.13%) git-flow
5 2 (5.13%) JUnit
5 2 (5.13%) PHPUnit
5 2 (5.13%) RSpec
5 2 (5.13%) Subversion
6 1 (2.56%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.56%) InstallShield
6 1 (2.56%) NuGet
6 1 (2.56%) NUnit
6 1 (2.56%) Xcode
General
1 4 (10.26%) Banking
2 3 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Advertising
3 1 (2.56%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 37 (94.87%) Developer
2 9 (23.08%) C# Developer
2 9 (23.08%) iOS Developer
3 8 (20.51%) Senior Developer
4 7 (17.95%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 6 (15.38%) .NET Developer
6 5 (12.82%) UI Developer
7 4 (10.26%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 4 (10.26%) Senior iOS Developer
7 4 (10.26%) Senior UI Developer
8 3 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (7.69%) Java Developer
8 3 (7.69%) Polyglot Developer
8 3 (7.69%) Python Developer
9 2 (5.13%) Automation Developer
9 2 (5.13%) PHP Developer
9 2 (5.13%) Ruby on Rails Developer
10 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
10 1 (2.56%) Java Scala Developer
10 1 (2.56%) Objective-C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (41.03%) CSS
1 16 (41.03%) HTML
2 10 (25.64%) REST
3 9 (23.08%) .NET
3 9 (23.08%) HTML5
3 9 (23.08%) SOAP
3 9 (23.08%) XML
4 8 (20.51%) AngularJS
5 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET
5 7 (17.95%) Web Services
6 6 (15.38%) CSS3
7 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (12.82%) Cocoa
8 4 (10.26%) .NET Framework
8 4 (10.26%) Cocoa Touch
8 4 (10.26%) DHTML
8 4 (10.26%) Node.js
8 4 (10.26%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (10.26%) React
8 4 (10.26%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) User Experience
2 4 (10.26%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.13%) Data Integration
3 2 (5.13%) Digital TV
3 2 (5.13%) STB
3 2 (5.13%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.56%) iPad
4 1 (2.56%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 13 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 7 (17.95%) Linux
2 7 (17.95%) Unix
3 4 (10.26%) Android
4 3 (7.69%) Windows
5 2 (5.13%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.56%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (74.36%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (56.41%) TDD
3 20 (51.28%) Scrum
4 13 (33.33%) iOS Development
5 12 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (25.64%) MVC
7 8 (20.51%) BDD
7 8 (20.51%) E-Commerce
7 8 (20.51%) Front End Development
7 8 (20.51%) Microservices
7 8 (20.51%) Progressive Enhancement
8 5 (12.82%) OO
8 5 (12.82%) Software Engineering
9 4 (10.26%) Android Development
9 4 (10.26%) Automated Testing
9 4 (10.26%) OOP
9 4 (10.26%) Test Automation
9 4 (10.26%) User Stories
10 3 (7.69%) Kanban
10 3 (7.69%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 18 (46.15%) JavaScript
2 13 (33.33%) C#
2 13 (33.33%) SQL
3 9 (23.08%) Apple Swift
3 9 (23.08%) Objective-C
4 8 (20.51%) Java
4 8 (20.51%) Python
5 5 (12.82%) Scala
6 3 (7.69%) Bash Shell
6 3 (7.69%) T-SQL
7 2 (5.13%) C
7 2 (5.13%) Lua
7 2 (5.13%) PHP
7 2 (5.13%) PL/SQL
7 2 (5.13%) Ruby
8 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.26%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) Degree
4 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Docker
1 3 (7.69%) LXC
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle
2 2 (5.13%) Zend
3 1 (2.56%) Apple
3 1 (2.56%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.56%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (2.56%) Telerik
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