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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 23 17 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 3 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 2.27% 2.63% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.86% 4.69% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£463 £648 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.64% -
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 £37.40 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.85% +7.69%
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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
105 64 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 79.55% 56.14% 64.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 24 31
Average daily rate £448 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 £34.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.18% -13.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 2 July 2015, 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 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) JavaScript
3 6 (75.00%) PHP
4 5 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (50.00%) HTML
6 3 (37.50%) Java
6 3 (37.50%) Perl
6 3 (37.50%) MySQL
6 3 (37.50%) Ant
6 3 (37.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (37.50%) UNIX
6 3 (37.50%) Linux
6 3 (37.50%) OO
6 3 (37.50%) Python
6 3 (37.50%) ClearCase
6 3 (37.50%) Sun
6 3 (37.50%) Sun Certification
6 3 (37.50%) Subversion
6 3 (37.50%) Maven
6 3 (37.50%) Apache Ivy
6 3 (37.50%) HTML5
6 3 (37.50%) Lua
6 3 (37.50%) Release Management
6 3 (37.50%) Drupal
6 3 (37.50%) DV Cleared
6 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
7 2 (25.00%) Apache Solr
7 2 (25.00%) Varnish
7 2 (25.00%) C#
7 2 (25.00%) Web Design

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 (37.50%) Drupal
2 2 (25.00%) Apache Solr
2 2 (25.00%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) MySQL
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Ant
1 3 (37.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 3 (37.50%) ClearCase
1 3 (37.50%) Subversion
1 3 (37.50%) Maven
1 3 (37.50%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) MSTest
2 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
2 1 (12.50%) NUnit
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Java Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Drupal Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Java Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) HTML
2 3 (37.50%) HTML5
3 2 (25.00%) .NET
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
4 1 (12.50%) CSS
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) UNIX
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (37.50%) Release Management
3 3 (37.50%) OO
4 2 (25.00%) Web Design
5 1 (12.50%) MVC
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) Web Development
5 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Time Management
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) JavaScript
2 6 (75.00%) PHP
3 3 (37.50%) Python
3 3 (37.50%) Lua
3 3 (37.50%) Perl
3 3 (37.50%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Sun Certification
1 3 (37.50%) DV Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Varnish
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Sun