The first table below looks at the demand for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South Wales region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 42 43 42
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 20 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.27% 0.97% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.42% 1.38% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 3 3
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£380 £275 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.18% -13.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -12.16%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
452 290 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 73.98% 70.56% 70.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 185 205
Average daily rate £375 £338 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -7.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £235 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £13.00 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £16.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unit Testing across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 South Wales region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
Cardiff +2 13 £300 +4.34% 5
Newport -9 6 £403 +46.36%
Torfaen - - - -
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 16 (61.54%) SOAP
1 16 (61.54%) Web Services
2 15 (57.69%) MVC
3 12 (46.15%) Finance
4 11 (42.31%) ASP.NET
4 11 (42.31%) .NET
5 10 (38.46%) Java
5 10 (38.46%) XML
6 9 (34.62%) Struts
6 9 (34.62%) Ant
6 9 (34.62%) JUnit
6 9 (34.62%) J2EE
6 9 (34.62%) Mobile Commerce
6 9 (34.62%) UML
6 9 (34.62%) JMS
6 9 (34.62%) Hibernate
6 9 (34.62%) Scrum
6 9 (34.62%) Spring
6 9 (34.62%) Maven
6 9 (34.62%) Java EE
6 9 (34.62%) Degree
6 9 (34.62%) Mathematics
6 9 (34.62%) Spring Web Flow
6 9 (34.62%) JPA
6 9 (34.62%) Apache Ivy
7 8 (30.77%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (30.77%) HTML
8 7 (26.92%) C#
8 7 (26.92%) SQL
8 7 (26.92%) SQL Server

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 (3.85%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
1 7 (26.92%) SQL Server 2005
1 7 (26.92%) SQL Server 2008
1 7 (26.92%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (15.38%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 9 (34.62%) Ant
1 9 (34.62%) JUnit
1 9 (34.62%) Maven
1 9 (34.62%) Apache Ivy
2 7 (26.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (26.92%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.85%) Selenium
3 1 (3.85%) TestNG
General
1 12 (46.15%) Finance
2 6 (23.08%) Banking
3 4 (15.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (53.85%) Developer
2 8 (30.77%) Team Leader
2 8 (30.77%) Development Team Leader
2 8 (30.77%) Java Team Leader
3 6 (23.08%) Architect
3 6 (23.08%) Lead Architect
4 5 (19.23%) .NET Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Software Engineer
6 3 (11.54%) Lead Developer
6 3 (11.54%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) J2EE Team Leader
7 2 (7.69%) Software Development Team Leader
7 2 (7.69%) Software Team Leader
7 2 (7.69%) Senior Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Lead .NET Developer
8 1 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (3.85%) JavaScript Developer
8 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Senior Java Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (61.54%) Web Services
1 16 (61.54%) SOAP
2 11 (42.31%) .NET
2 11 (42.31%) ASP.NET
3 10 (38.46%) XML
4 9 (34.62%) JMS
4 9 (34.62%) J2EE
4 9 (34.62%) Struts
4 9 (34.62%) Hibernate
4 9 (34.62%) Spring
4 9 (34.62%) Spring Web Flow
4 9 (34.62%) JPA
4 9 (34.62%) Java EE
5 8 (30.77%) HTML
6 7 (26.92%) WCF
6 7 (26.92%) REST
6 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (26.92%) .NET Framework
7 6 (23.08%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) Mathematics
2 8 (30.77%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (23.08%) Mobile Payment
3 6 (23.08%) Visualisation
4 1 (3.85%) AS400
4 1 (3.85%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Linux
2 4 (15.38%) Windows
3 1 (3.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) MVC
2 9 (34.62%) Scrum
2 9 (34.62%) UML
2 9 (34.62%) Mobile Commerce
3 6 (23.08%) TDD
3 6 (23.08%) BDD
4 5 (19.23%) Cyber Security
5 4 (15.38%) Software Engineering
6 2 (7.69%) Time Management
7 1 (3.85%) Test Automation
7 1 (3.85%) Business Analysis
7 1 (3.85%) Refactoring
7 1 (3.85%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) Java
2 7 (26.92%) C#
2 7 (26.92%) SQL
3 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (34.62%) Degree
2 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
2 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) Kibana
2 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Thunderhead
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle
2 1 (3.85%) IBM
2 1 (3.85%) Informatica
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