The table below looks at the statistics for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 17 27 27
Rank change year-on-year
+10 0
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 36 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 10.29% 4.63% 6.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.46% 6.10% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 9 7
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£360 £318 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.38% +5.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £308 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £339 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
+13.84% -3.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.51%
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 Somerset region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
289 164 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 82.57% 75.93% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 122 76
Average daily rate £360 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £264 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £410 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.30 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.34% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unit Testing across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

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 Somerset region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
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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
Taunton -1 22 £330 +3.77%
Yeovil - 4 £450 -
Bath - 3 £325 - 3
Unit Testing
South West

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 70 (88.61%) C#
2 67 (84.81%) .NET
3 65 (82.28%) Scrum
4 60 (75.95%) Security Cleared
5 59 (74.68%) Agile Software Development
6 57 (72.15%) SQL
7 54 (68.35%) SC Cleared
8 44 (55.70%) ASP.NET
9 38 (48.10%) ASP.NET MVC
10 31 (39.24%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 31 (39.24%) SQL Server
11 30 (37.97%) T-SQL
12 26 (32.91%) Back Office
13 23 (29.11%) Team Foundation Server
14 22 (27.85%) TDD
15 21 (26.58%) Code Coverage
15 21 (26.58%) SOA
16 20 (25.32%) Continuous Integration
17 19 (24.05%) K2 blackpearl
18 18 (22.78%) MVC
19 17 (21.52%) Automated Testing
20 15 (18.99%) .NET Framework
21 13 (16.46%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
22 9 (11.39%) WCF
23 7 (8.86%) WPF
23 7 (8.86%) User Acceptance Testing
23 7 (8.86%) SAP
23 7 (8.86%) ABAP
23 7 (8.86%) C++
24 6 (7.59%) DV Cleared

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 19 (24.05%) K2 blackpearl
2 4 (5.06%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.53%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.27%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.27%) IIS
4 1 (1.27%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 2 (2.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (39.24%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 23 (29.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (5.06%) Selenium
3 3 (3.80%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.53%) JUnit
5 1 (1.27%) MSTest
5 1 (1.27%) Moq
General
1 26 (32.91%) Back Office
2 2 (2.53%) Legal
3 1 (1.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 78 (98.73%) Developer
2 58 (73.42%) .NET Developer
3 31 (39.24%) SQL Developer
4 7 (8.86%) ABAP Developer
5 5 (6.33%) Agile .NET Developer
6 4 (5.06%) C++ Developer
6 4 (5.06%) C# Developer
7 3 (3.80%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (3.80%) Software Developer
7 3 (3.80%) Programmer
8 2 (2.53%) Java Developer
8 2 (2.53%) SharePoint Developer
8 2 (2.53%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
8 2 (2.53%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 2 (2.53%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (2.53%) Senior Developer
8 2 (2.53%) C++/C# Developer
9 1 (1.27%) Software Engineer
9 1 (1.27%) SAP Developer
9 1 (1.27%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (84.81%) .NET
2 44 (55.70%) ASP.NET
3 38 (48.10%) ASP.NET MVC
4 31 (39.24%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 15 (18.99%) .NET Framework
6 13 (16.46%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 9 (11.39%) WCF
8 7 (8.86%) WPF
9 6 (7.59%) WF
10 5 (6.33%) LINQ
10 5 (6.33%) Managed Extensibility Framework
10 5 (6.33%) jQuery
10 5 (6.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 4 (5.06%) Task Parallel Library
12 3 (3.80%) LINQ to SQL
12 3 (3.80%) HTML
12 3 (3.80%) CSS
12 3 (3.80%) Web Services
13 2 (2.53%) WinForms
13 2 (2.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.27%) RIA
2 1 (1.27%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.80%) Windows
2 1 (1.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (82.28%) Scrum
2 59 (74.68%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (27.85%) TDD
4 21 (26.58%) Code Coverage
4 21 (26.58%) SOA
5 20 (25.32%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (22.78%) MVC
7 17 (21.52%) Automated Testing
8 7 (8.86%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (6.33%) Business Analysis
10 4 (5.06%) Test Scripting
11 2 (2.53%) Workflow
11 2 (2.53%) Migration
11 2 (2.53%) Systems Analysis
11 2 (2.53%) OOA/OOD
11 2 (2.53%) Software Deployment
11 2 (2.53%) Web Development
11 2 (2.53%) Mentoring
12 1 (1.27%) UML
12 1 (1.27%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 70 (88.61%) C#
2 57 (72.15%) SQL
3 30 (37.97%) T-SQL
4 7 (8.86%) ABAP
4 7 (8.86%) C++
5 5 (6.33%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.53%) Java
7 1 (1.27%) VB
7 1 (1.27%) VB6
Qualifications
1 60 (75.95%) Security Cleared
2 54 (68.35%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.59%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.53%) ISO 14001
1 2 (2.53%) QA
1 2 (2.53%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 7 (8.86%) SAP
2 4 (5.06%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.27%) ESRI
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