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 27 May 2015 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 52 44 38
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -6
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 18 28 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.04% 3.37% 2.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.66% 4.27% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 20 4
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£425 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £35.75
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +8.39%
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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
677 655 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 76.76% 78.92% 65.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 456 206
Average daily rate £390 £373 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.69% +14.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 38 6
Average hourly rate £37.04 £25.00 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.16% -31.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.02 £16.70 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 27 May 2015.

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 27 May 2015, 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 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (38.71%) MVC
3 10 (32.26%) TDD
3 10 (32.26%) .NET
4 9 (29.03%) JavaScript
5 7 (22.58%) PHP
5 7 (22.58%) C#
5 7 (22.58%) SQL
5 7 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (19.35%) PHP5
6 6 (19.35%) AngularJS
6 6 (19.35%) Jenkins
7 5 (16.13%) Doctrine
7 5 (16.13%) Scrum
7 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET
7 5 (16.13%) Web Services
7 5 (16.13%) Symfony
7 5 (16.13%) Zend
8 4 (12.90%) Selenium
8 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
8 4 (12.90%) Apple iOS
8 4 (12.90%) REST
8 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (12.90%) MongoDB
8 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
8 4 (12.90%) Java
8 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
8 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
8 4 (12.90%) SOAP
8 4 (12.90%) SDLC

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 (9.68%) Node.js
2 1 (3.23%) IIS
2 1 (3.23%) CMS
2 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
1 4 (12.90%) MongoDB
2 3 (9.68%) SQLite
3 2 (6.45%) MS Access
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.23%) CouchDB
4 1 (3.23%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Jenkins
2 4 (12.90%) Selenium
2 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
3 3 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (9.68%) RSpec
3 3 (9.68%) Jasmine
4 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.23%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (3.23%) NUnit
4 1 (3.23%) Behat
General
1 1 (3.23%) Back Office
1 1 (3.23%) Publishing
1 1 (3.23%) Games
1 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (77.42%) Developer
2 9 (29.03%) Senior Developer
3 6 (19.35%) PHP Developer
3 6 (19.35%) Senior PHP Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (9.68%) .NET Developer
5 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Java Developer
6 2 (6.45%) C# Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Test Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Software Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Tester
6 2 (6.45%) Analyst Programmer
6 2 (6.45%) Programmer
6 2 (6.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Android Developer
6 2 (6.45%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Android Developer
6 2 (6.45%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (32.26%) .NET
2 6 (19.35%) AngularJS
3 5 (16.13%) Doctrine
3 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET
3 5 (16.13%) Web Services
3 5 (16.13%) Symfony
4 4 (12.90%) SOAP
4 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (12.90%) REST
5 3 (9.68%) Backbone.js
5 3 (9.68%) Underscore.js
5 3 (9.68%) Marionette.js
5 3 (9.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (9.68%) HTML
5 3 (9.68%) CSS
5 3 (9.68%) XML
5 3 (9.68%) jQuery
6 2 (6.45%) Apache CXF
6 2 (6.45%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (6.45%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Mobile App
1 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.23%) iPhone
2 1 (3.23%) iPad
2 1 (3.23%) User Experience
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Data Structures
2 1 (3.23%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Apple iOS
2 2 (6.45%) Android
3 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.23%) Windows
3 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (38.71%) MVC
3 10 (32.26%) TDD
4 7 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (16.13%) Scrum
6 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
6 4 (12.90%) SDLC
7 2 (6.45%) BDD
7 2 (6.45%) Android Development
7 2 (6.45%) iOS Development
7 2 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (6.45%) Integration Testing
8 1 (3.23%) Test Automation
8 1 (3.23%) Open Source
8 1 (3.23%) Software Testing
8 1 (3.23%) Web Development
8 1 (3.23%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (3.23%) Content Management
8 1 (3.23%) ITIL
8 1 (3.23%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) JavaScript
2 7 (22.58%) PHP
2 7 (22.58%) C#
2 7 (22.58%) SQL
3 6 (19.35%) PHP5
4 4 (12.90%) Java
5 3 (9.68%) Ruby
6 2 (6.45%) Apple Swift
6 2 (6.45%) Objective-C
6 2 (6.45%) VB6
6 2 (6.45%) VB
7 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
1 1 (3.23%) Degree
1 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
1 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) yum
1 2 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) Zend
2 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.45%) SAP
4 1 (3.23%) IBM
4 1 (3.23%) Apple
4 1 (3.23%) Google
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle