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 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 31 14 27
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +13
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 14 42 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 4.84% 12.50% 5.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.76% 14.89% 7.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 36 10
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£375 £375 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £315 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £339
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 Somerset region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
243 282 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 84.08% 83.93% 72.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 211 119
Average daily rate £369 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.40% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £290 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 11 2
Average hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -12.50%
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 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
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 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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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 -2 13 £375 +4.16% 2
Bridgwater - 1 £375 -
Unit Testing
South West

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 38 (97.44%) .NET
2 30 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (74.36%) ASP.NET
4 27 (69.23%) C#
5 26 (66.67%) SQL
5 26 (66.67%) Scrum
6 25 (64.10%) .NET Framework
7 22 (56.41%) Security Cleared
8 19 (48.72%) SQL Server
9 16 (41.03%) MVC
9 16 (41.03%) SC Cleared
9 16 (41.03%) Entity Framework
10 15 (38.46%) WPF
11 13 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
12 12 (30.77%) Automated Testing
12 12 (30.77%) Oracle
13 11 (28.21%) JavaScript
13 11 (28.21%) C++
13 11 (28.21%) HTML
13 11 (28.21%) IIS
13 11 (28.21%) Windows
14 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (25.64%) BDD
15 9 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
15 9 (23.08%) SharePoint
15 9 (23.08%) Software Engineering
16 8 (20.51%) Service Delivery
16 8 (20.51%) Back Office
16 8 (20.51%) WF
16 8 (20.51%) Refactoring

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 11 (28.21%) IIS
2 9 (23.08%) SharePoint
3 6 (15.38%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.56%) Apache
4 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (48.72%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.13%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.56%) Ant
3 1 (2.56%) JUnit
3 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.56%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.56%) MorphX
General
1 8 (20.51%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 39 (100.00%) Developer
2 34 (87.18%) .NET Developer
3 21 (53.85%) SQL Developer
4 3 (7.69%) C# Developer
4 3 (7.69%) Software Developer
5 2 (5.13%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (5.13%) WPF Developer
6 1 (2.56%) .NET Software Developer
6 1 (2.56%) AWS Developer
6 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Dynamics AX Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (97.44%) .NET
2 29 (74.36%) ASP.NET
3 25 (64.10%) .NET Framework
4 16 (41.03%) Entity Framework
5 15 (38.46%) WPF
6 13 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (28.21%) HTML
8 8 (20.51%) WF
9 2 (5.13%) WCF
10 1 (2.56%) Java EE
10 1 (2.56%) Spring MVC
10 1 (2.56%) REST
10 1 (2.56%) Managed Extensibility Framework
10 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (2.56%) JSP
10 1 (2.56%) SOAP
10 1 (2.56%) Web Services
10 1 (2.56%) XML
10 1 (2.56%) Hibernate
10 1 (2.56%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.56%) Cryptography
2 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.21%) Windows
2 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (66.67%) Scrum
3 16 (41.03%) MVC
4 12 (30.77%) Automated Testing
5 10 (25.64%) BDD
6 9 (23.08%) Software Engineering
7 8 (20.51%) Refactoring
7 8 (20.51%) UML
7 8 (20.51%) Service Delivery
8 7 (17.95%) ITIL
9 4 (10.26%) Workflow
10 3 (7.69%) TDD
10 3 (7.69%) System Testing
10 3 (7.69%) Line Management
11 1 (2.56%) Web Application Development
11 1 (2.56%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 27 (69.23%) C#
2 26 (66.67%) SQL
3 11 (28.21%) C++
3 11 (28.21%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.69%) Perl
4 3 (7.69%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.56%) X++
5 1 (2.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (56.41%) Security Cleared
2 16 (41.03%) SC Cleared
3 6 (15.38%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (30.77%) Oracle
2 6 (15.38%) ESRI
3 1 (2.56%) Telerik
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft