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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 33 12 23
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +11
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 14 55 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 4.27% 15.07% 4.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.43% 17.86% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 51 5
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£375 £330 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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
258 308 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 78.66% 84.38% 67.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 228 77
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 12 3
Average hourly rate £42.38 £35.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.07% +84.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £33.84 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £36.20 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 29 July 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 +13.63% 2
Bridgwater - 1 £375 -
Unit Testing
South West

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 51 (98.08%) .NET
2 43 (82.69%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (80.77%) ASP.NET
4 37 (71.15%) C#
5 33 (63.46%) SQL
6 32 (61.54%) Scrum
7 30 (57.69%) Security Cleared
8 28 (53.85%) .NET Framework
9 24 (46.15%) SC Cleared
10 22 (42.31%) SQL Server
11 18 (34.62%) Oracle
11 18 (34.62%) MVC
11 18 (34.62%) Automated Testing
11 18 (34.62%) Entity Framework
12 15 (28.85%) K2 blackpearl
12 15 (28.85%) WPF
13 13 (25.00%) JavaScript
13 13 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
14 12 (23.08%) Back Office
15 11 (21.15%) VB.NET
15 11 (21.15%) C++
15 11 (21.15%) HTML
15 11 (21.15%) IIS
15 11 (21.15%) Windows
16 10 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
16 10 (19.23%) BDD
17 9 (17.31%) Team Foundation Server
17 9 (17.31%) SharePoint
17 9 (17.31%) Software Engineering
18 8 (15.38%) Service Delivery

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 15 (28.85%) K2 blackpearl
2 11 (21.15%) IIS
3 9 (17.31%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.92%) Apache
4 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (42.31%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.85%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (17.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.85%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.92%) Ant
3 1 (1.92%) JUnit
3 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.92%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.92%) MorphX
General
1 12 (23.08%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 52 (100.00%) Developer
2 47 (90.38%) .NET Developer
3 27 (51.92%) SQL Developer
4 3 (5.77%) C# Developer
4 3 (5.77%) Software Developer
5 2 (3.85%) Agile .NET Developer
5 2 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (3.85%) WPF Developer
6 1 (1.92%) .NET Software Developer
6 1 (1.92%) AWS Developer
6 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (1.92%) Applications Developer
6 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (1.92%) .NET Applications Developer
6 1 (1.92%) Dynamics AX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (98.08%) .NET
2 42 (80.77%) ASP.NET
3 28 (53.85%) .NET Framework
4 18 (34.62%) Entity Framework
5 15 (28.85%) WPF
6 13 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (21.15%) HTML
8 8 (15.38%) WF
9 2 (3.85%) WCF
10 1 (1.92%) Java EE
10 1 (1.92%) Spring MVC
10 1 (1.92%) REST
10 1 (1.92%) Managed Extensibility Framework
10 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (1.92%) JSP
10 1 (1.92%) SOAP
10 1 (1.92%) Web Services
10 1 (1.92%) XML
10 1 (1.92%) Hibernate
10 1 (1.92%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.92%) Cryptography
2 1 (1.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (21.15%) Windows
2 10 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (82.69%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (61.54%) Scrum
3 18 (34.62%) Automated Testing
3 18 (34.62%) MVC
4 10 (19.23%) BDD
5 9 (17.31%) Software Engineering
6 8 (15.38%) Refactoring
6 8 (15.38%) UML
6 8 (15.38%) Service Delivery
7 7 (13.46%) ITIL
8 4 (7.69%) Workflow
9 3 (5.77%) TDD
9 3 (5.77%) System Testing
9 3 (5.77%) Line Management
10 2 (3.85%) Web Development
10 2 (3.85%) OO
11 1 (1.92%) Migration
11 1 (1.92%) Systems Analysis
11 1 (1.92%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 37 (71.15%) C#
2 33 (63.46%) SQL
3 13 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 11 (21.15%) C++
4 11 (21.15%) VB.NET
5 3 (5.77%) Perl
6 1 (1.92%) Java
6 1 (1.92%) X++
Qualifications
1 30 (57.69%) Security Cleared
2 24 (46.15%) SC Cleared
3 6 (11.54%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (34.62%) Oracle
2 6 (11.54%) ESRI
3 1 (1.92%) Telerik
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft