The first table below looks at the demand for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 30 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 Cheltenham 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 17 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 4.10% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.02% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£648 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -12.16%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
83 43 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 68.03% 52.44% 65.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 29 36
Average daily rate £400 £363 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 6
Average hourly rate £37.50 £11.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+240.90% -70.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £11.00 £36.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £11.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
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Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the Cheltenham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Unit Testing across the Cheltenham region.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unit Testing across the Cheltenham region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 5 (100.00%) ClearCase
2 4 (80.00%) Service Delivery
2 4 (80.00%) Configuration Management
2 4 (80.00%) Altiris
3 3 (60.00%) SCOM
3 3 (60.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
5 1 (20.00%) VBScript
5 1 (20.00%) Ant
5 1 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (20.00%) UNIX
5 1 (20.00%) Windows
5 1 (20.00%) OO
5 1 (20.00%) Python
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (20.00%) Sun
5 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 1 (20.00%) Citrix
5 1 (20.00%) Sun Certification
5 1 (20.00%) Symantec
5 1 (20.00%) McAfee
5 1 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (20.00%) Sophos
5 1 (20.00%) Maven
5 1 (20.00%) Lua
5 1 (20.00%) Release Management
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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.

Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) ClearCase
2 1 (20.00%) Ant
2 1 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (20.00%) Maven
2 1 (20.00%) Subversion
2 1 (20.00%) Apache Ivy
General
1 1 (20.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Design Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Design Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Wintel Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Service Delivery
1 4 (80.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (20.00%) OO
2 1 (20.00%) Release Management
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) VBScript
2 1 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) Lua
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) PHP
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
2 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) SCOM
1 3 (60.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Altiris
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Sun
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) Symantec
2 1 (20.00%) McAfee
2 1 (20.00%) Sophos
2 1 (20.00%) VMware