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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 38 50 40
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -10
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 10 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.20% 1.76% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.80% 2.48% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 0
Average daily rate £340 £385 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.68% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £44.85 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.95 £37.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+9.20% +10.29%
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
357 363 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 78.46% 71.04% 67.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 221 99
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 24 16
Average hourly rate £39.27 £40.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.82% +185.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £27.50 £12.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.20 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unit Testing across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 12 February 2016. 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
Gloucester - 3 - - 1
Cheltenham 0 1 £463 +20.12% 1
Tewkesbury - 1 - -
Unit Testing
South West

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 15 (71.43%) Java
1 15 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 14 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 14 (66.67%) C++
2 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (57.14%) Web Services
3 12 (57.14%) System Testing
3 12 (57.14%) DV Cleared
4 11 (52.38%) Unix
4 11 (52.38%) UML
4 11 (52.38%) C#
5 10 (47.62%) C
5 10 (47.62%) SQL
5 10 (47.62%) .NET
5 10 (47.62%) XML
5 10 (47.62%) Software Engineering
5 10 (47.62%) Open Source
6 9 (42.86%) Selenium
6 9 (42.86%) Hibernate
6 9 (42.86%) XSLT
6 9 (42.86%) Apache
6 9 (42.86%) LDAP
6 9 (42.86%) Client/Server
6 9 (42.86%) JMS
6 9 (42.86%) SOA
6 9 (42.86%) J2EE
6 9 (42.86%) JUnit
6 9 (42.86%) PL/SQL
7 7 (33.33%) TDD
8 6 (28.57%) OO

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 9 (42.86%) Apache
2 1 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (42.86%) LDAP
2 1 (4.76%) ASN.1
2 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Big Data
1 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (42.86%) JUnit
1 9 (42.86%) Selenium
2 2 (9.52%) Ant
2 2 (9.52%) Apache Ivy
2 2 (9.52%) ClearCase
2 2 (9.52%) Maven
2 2 (9.52%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (4.76%) JIRA
3 1 (4.76%) MSTest
3 1 (4.76%) Subversion
3 1 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (4.76%) Banking
1 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (76.19%) Developer
2 10 (47.62%) Java Developer
3 9 (42.86%) DV Cleared Java Developer
4 2 (9.52%) C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Software Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) .NET Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Agile Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Agile Java Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) C++ Developer
5 1 (4.76%) C++ Software Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Embedded Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Programmer
5 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Security Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) z/OS Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (57.14%) Web Services
2 10 (47.62%) .NET
2 10 (47.62%) XML
3 9 (42.86%) Hibernate
3 9 (42.86%) J2EE
3 9 (42.86%) JMS
3 9 (42.86%) XSLT
4 5 (23.81%) .NET Framework
5 3 (14.29%) AngularJS
5 3 (14.29%) CSS
5 3 (14.29%) HTML
5 3 (14.29%) React
6 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
6 1 (4.76%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) Client/Server
2 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
3 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (9.52%) Mainframe
5 1 (4.76%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) Unix
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (57.14%) System Testing
3 11 (52.38%) UML
4 10 (47.62%) Open Source
4 10 (47.62%) Software Engineering
5 9 (42.86%) SOA
6 7 (33.33%) TDD
7 6 (28.57%) OO
8 5 (23.81%) Release Management
9 3 (14.29%) Change Management
9 3 (14.29%) Data Analysis
9 3 (14.29%) Data Migration
9 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
9 3 (14.29%) Migration
9 3 (14.29%) OOD
10 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
10 2 (9.52%) Service Management
10 2 (9.52%) Systems Analysis
10 2 (9.52%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 15 (71.43%) Java
2 14 (66.67%) C++
2 14 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 11 (52.38%) C#
4 10 (47.62%) C
4 10 (47.62%) SQL
5 9 (42.86%) PL/SQL
6 3 (14.29%) Groovy
6 3 (14.29%) Python
7 2 (9.52%) Lua
7 2 (9.52%) Perl
7 2 (9.52%) PHP
8 1 (4.76%) Embedded C++
8 1 (4.76%) VC++
Qualifications
1 15 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 12 (57.14%) DV Cleared
3 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 2 (9.52%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) zSecure
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Sun
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft