The table below looks at the statistics for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire 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 52 47 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 4 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.82% 1.31% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 2.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 0
Average daily rate
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£463 £595 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.26% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 Gloucestershire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
357 277 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 73.01% 60.35% 63.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 132 72
Average daily rate £406 £390 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +6.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £507 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 22 17
Average hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £14.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +178.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £24.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.27 £42.50 £35.00
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 Gloucestershire

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

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire 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
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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
Cheltenham -7 2 £463 -17.64% 1
Gloucester - 1 £450 -
Unit Testing
South West

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 9 (52.94%) Java
1 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
3 6 (35.29%) Finance
3 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
4 5 (29.41%) Lua
4 5 (29.41%) Release Management
4 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (29.41%) DV Cleared
4 5 (29.41%) Apache Ivy
4 5 (29.41%) Maven
4 5 (29.41%) Subversion
4 5 (29.41%) Perl
4 5 (29.41%) PHP
4 5 (29.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 5 (29.41%) Sun
4 5 (29.41%) Sun Certification
4 5 (29.41%) Ant
4 5 (29.41%) UNIX
4 5 (29.41%) OO
4 5 (29.41%) Python
4 5 (29.41%) ClearCase
5 4 (23.53%) JUnit
5 4 (23.53%) TDD
5 4 (23.53%) Hibernate
5 4 (23.53%) XML
5 4 (23.53%) MVC
5 4 (23.53%) BDD
5 4 (23.53%) Integration Testing
6 3 (17.65%) JPA

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Subversion
1 5 (29.41%) Maven
1 5 (29.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 5 (29.41%) ClearCase
1 5 (29.41%) Ant
1 5 (29.41%) Apache Ivy
2 4 (23.53%) JUnit
3 2 (11.76%) Selenium
4 1 (5.88%) JBehave
4 1 (5.88%) MSTest
4 1 (5.88%) Mockito
4 1 (5.88%) SpecFlow
4 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.88%) JMeter
4 1 (5.88%) NUnit
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.88%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Developer
2 9 (52.94%) Java Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Senior Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (11.76%) RACF Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C++ Developer
5 1 (5.88%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) SAP FI Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Test Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) C++ Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) RACF Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) XML
1 4 (23.53%) Hibernate
2 3 (17.65%) Spring
2 3 (17.65%) Spring MVC
2 3 (17.65%) JPA
2 3 (17.65%) SOAP
2 3 (17.65%) Web Services
2 3 (17.65%) REST
3 2 (11.76%) HTML
3 2 (11.76%) .NET
4 1 (5.88%) J2EE
4 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.88%) CSS
4 1 (5.88%) JSF
4 1 (5.88%) Java EE
4 1 (5.88%) RESTful
4 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) Release Management
2 5 (29.41%) OO
2 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (23.53%) Integration Testing
3 4 (23.53%) BDD
3 4 (23.53%) MVC
3 4 (23.53%) TDD
4 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
5 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (11.76%) SDLC
5 2 (11.76%) ITIL
6 1 (5.88%) Time Management
6 1 (5.88%) Web Application Development
6 1 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (5.88%) Web Development
6 1 (5.88%) Validation
6 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) Java
2 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
3 5 (29.41%) Perl
3 5 (29.41%) PHP
3 5 (29.41%) Python
3 5 (29.41%) Lua
4 2 (11.76%) C#
5 1 (5.88%) C++
5 1 (5.88%) Scala
5 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
5 1 (5.88%) SQL
5 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 5 (29.41%) DV Cleared
2 5 (29.41%) Sun Certification
3 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) zSecure
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Sun
2 2 (11.76%) SAP
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle