The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 25 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 7 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 4.52% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.60% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
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 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+1.36% -14.11%
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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 Cheltenham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
125 41 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 80.65% 68.33% 63.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 21 26
Average daily rate £450 £438 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +29.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £299 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 16
Average hourly rate £36.00 £30.01 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.98% -16.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £24.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £33.10 £39.08
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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 10 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
1 10 (71.43%) DV Cleared
1 10 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 9 (64.29%) Python
2 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (64.29%) Maven
3 8 (57.14%) ClearCase
3 8 (57.14%) PHP
3 8 (57.14%) JavaScript
4 7 (50.00%) Java
5 6 (42.86%) Perl
5 6 (42.86%) Ant
5 6 (42.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 6 (42.86%) UNIX
5 6 (42.86%) OO
5 6 (42.86%) Sun
5 6 (42.86%) Subversion
5 6 (42.86%) Sun Certification
5 6 (42.86%) Lua
5 6 (42.86%) Release Management
5 6 (42.86%) Apache Ivy
6 5 (35.71%) Configuration Management
6 5 (35.71%) Linux
7 4 (28.57%) Windows
7 4 (28.57%) RESTful
8 3 (21.43%) Bash Shell
8 3 (21.43%) CentOS
8 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (21.43%) Puppet

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (21.43%) OpenStack
2 2 (14.29%) Drupal
3 1 (7.14%) Apache Solr
3 1 (7.14%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) NoSQL
2 2 (14.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (64.29%) Maven
2 8 (57.14%) ClearCase
3 6 (42.86%) Ant
3 6 (42.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 6 (42.86%) Subversion
3 6 (42.86%) Apache Ivy
4 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Developer
2 6 (42.86%) Java Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Project Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Drupal Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) RESTful
2 2 (14.29%) HTML
2 2 (14.29%) HTML5
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) UNIX
2 5 (35.71%) Linux
3 4 (28.57%) Windows
4 3 (21.43%) CentOS
4 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (42.86%) OO
3 6 (42.86%) Release Management
4 5 (35.71%) Configuration Management
5 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Change Control
5 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Project Planning
6 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
6 2 (14.29%) Security Architecture
7 1 (7.14%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) Python
2 8 (57.14%) PHP
2 8 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 7 (50.00%) Java
4 6 (42.86%) Perl
4 6 (42.86%) Lua
5 3 (21.43%) Bash Shell
5 3 (21.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (71.43%) DV Cleared
1 10 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 6 (42.86%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) vCloud
2 1 (7.14%) Varnish
2 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Puppet
1 3 (21.43%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (14.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (14.29%) SCCM
2 2 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Sun
2 2 (14.29%) Altiris
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) McAfee
3 1 (7.14%) Sophos