The first table below looks at the demand for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 23 April 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 Dorset 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 29 29 27
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 0.43% 1.08% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 1.46% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Average daily rate - £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £32.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+5.34% +5.64%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
169 137 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 73.48% 73.66% 68.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 79 99
Average daily rate £401 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.42% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £685 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 16
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.81% -7.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +23.07%
Unit Testing
South West

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

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

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the Dorset region.

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth -4 1 - -
Wareham - - - -
Unit Testing
South West

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 3 (75.00%) ERP
1 3 (75.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (75.00%) Process Management
1 3 (75.00%) Workflow
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (75.00%) System Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Agresso
1 3 (75.00%) Test Strategy
1 3 (75.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (25.00%) Software Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Groovy
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) CA
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) Perl
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) XML

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Agresso
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Test Manager
1 3 (75.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ERP
1 3 (75.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (75.00%) Process Management
1 3 (75.00%) Workflow
1 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (75.00%) System Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Test Strategy
1 3 (75.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Software Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Groovy
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (25.00%) Perl
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) CA