The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 20 30 27
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -3
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 10 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 4.15% 0.41% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.56% 0.54% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
Unit Testing
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Dorset region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
180 184 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 74.69% 75.10% 76.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 105 78
Average daily rate £413 £393 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 20 7
Average hourly rate £41.24 £16.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+157.75% -28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £10.90 £12.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth - 7 - - 4
Poole - 1 - - 1
Unit Testing
South West

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 11 (100.00%) C#
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Web Services
2 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 7 (63.64%) VMware
2 7 (63.64%) Banking
2 7 (63.64%) QA
2 7 (63.64%) WCF
2 7 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (63.64%) Web Development
2 7 (63.64%) vSphere
3 5 (45.45%) Bash Shell
3 5 (45.45%) Patch Management
3 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
3 5 (45.45%) PowerShell
3 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (45.45%) VMware ESX
3 5 (45.45%) Data Security
3 5 (45.45%) Windows XP
3 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (45.45%) Symantec
3 5 (45.45%) MS Office
3 5 (45.45%) VBScript
3 5 (45.45%) Linux
3 5 (45.45%) Perl
4 4 (36.36%) OO
4 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
4 4 (36.36%) Windows CE

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 5 (45.45%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
1 4 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (18.18%) SpecFlow
2 2 (18.18%) Subversion
General
1 7 (63.64%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) C# Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Software Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (63.64%) Web Services
2 7 (63.64%) WCF
3 4 (36.36%) .NET Compact Framework
3 4 (36.36%) .NET Framework
4 2 (18.18%) HTML
4 2 (18.18%) Ajax
4 2 (18.18%) CSS
4 2 (18.18%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 5 (45.45%) Windows XP
2 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
3 4 (36.36%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Web Development
2 5 (45.45%) Data Security
2 5 (45.45%) Patch Management
3 4 (36.36%) SDLC
3 4 (36.36%) OO
3 4 (36.36%) OOD
4 2 (18.18%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
4 2 (18.18%) System Testing
4 2 (18.18%) API Integration
4 2 (18.18%) BDD
5 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (45.45%) Perl
2 5 (45.45%) VBScript
2 5 (45.45%) PowerShell
2 5 (45.45%) Bash Shell
3 2 (18.18%) PHP
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) C
4 1 (9.09%) C++
4 1 (9.09%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (63.64%) QA
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
1 7 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (63.64%) vSphere
2 5 (45.45%) VMware ESX
3 3 (27.27%) XenApp
4 2 (18.18%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (9.09%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) VMware
2 5 (45.45%) Symantec
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 3 (27.27%) Citrix
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago