The table below looks at the statistics for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 84 65 63
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -2
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 67 82 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.98% 2.54% 2.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.62% 3.49% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 67 33
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£375 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £312 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2556 2349 1599
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.38% 72.72% 72.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1711 1549 1051
Average daily rate £399 £395 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +6.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 92 71
Average hourly rate £39.25 £34.85 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.62% +54.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £15.88 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unit Testing across the South West region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 1 September 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
Bristol -6 24 £375 -6.25% 4
Somerset -18 14 £375 - 6
Dorset +10 11 - - 6
Wiltshire +2 9 £338 +12.50% 2
Gloucestershire -7 3 £463 -22.26% 1
Devon -1 2 £405 -10.00% 3
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 86 (64.66%) .NET
2 82 (61.65%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (47.37%) C#
4 50 (37.59%) Scrum
5 48 (36.09%) SQL Server
5 48 (36.09%) ASP.NET
6 45 (33.83%) SQL
6 45 (33.83%) .NET Framework
7 43 (32.33%) JavaScript
8 39 (29.32%) Security Cleared
9 38 (28.57%) BDD
10 33 (24.81%) Windows
11 32 (24.06%) Continuous Integration
12 30 (22.56%) MVC
13 29 (21.80%) TDD
14 28 (21.05%) Web Services
15 27 (20.30%) HTML
16 26 (19.55%) Oracle
17 24 (18.05%) OO
18 23 (17.29%) Team Foundation Server
19 22 (16.54%) Java
19 22 (16.54%) C++
20 21 (15.79%) CSS
20 21 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC
20 21 (15.79%) Entity Framework
21 20 (15.04%) SC Cleared
21 20 (15.04%) WPF
22 19 (14.29%) Automated Testing
22 19 (14.29%) XML
23 17 (12.78%) IIS

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 17 (12.78%) IIS
2 10 (7.52%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.51%) K2 blackpearl
4 5 (3.76%) Apache
4 5 (3.76%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.01%) Node.js
6 2 (1.50%) ArcGIS
6 2 (1.50%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (1.50%) nginx
7 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.75%) DNN
7 1 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (3.76%) MS Office
2 2 (1.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.50%) Summit
2 1 (0.75%) SAP PM
2 1 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.75%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.75%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.01%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.77%) Internet
2 2 (1.50%) HTTP
3 1 (0.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (36.09%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.02%) SQLite
3 7 (5.26%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.76%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.01%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (3.01%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (3.01%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (3.01%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.26%) Oracle ODI
6 3 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.26%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (2.26%) MySQL
6 3 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.75%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.75%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 23 (17.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (7.52%) SpecFlow
3 8 (6.02%) Jenkins
3 8 (6.02%) Selenium
3 8 (6.02%) Visual Studio
3 8 (6.02%) NUnit
4 7 (5.26%) Subversion
4 7 (5.26%) Git (software)
5 6 (4.51%) Ant
5 6 (4.51%) Maven
6 5 (3.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 5 (3.76%) ClearCase
6 5 (3.76%) JUnit
6 5 (3.76%) Apache Ivy
6 5 (3.76%) Mechanoid
6 5 (3.76%) Robolectric
6 5 (3.76%) Rhino Mocks
6 5 (3.76%) Robotium
7 2 (1.50%) Jasmine
7 2 (1.50%) JIRA
General
1 12 (9.02%) Finance
2 9 (6.77%) Back Office
3 7 (5.26%) Banking
4 4 (3.01%) Retail
5 2 (1.50%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.75%) Electronics
6 1 (0.75%) Advertising
6 1 (0.75%) Publishing
6 1 (0.75%) Games
Job Titles
1 107 (80.45%) Developer
2 48 (36.09%) .NET Developer
3 24 (18.05%) SQL Developer
4 19 (14.29%) Senior Developer
5 14 (10.53%) C# Developer
6 13 (9.77%) Software Developer
7 11 (8.27%) C# .NET Developer
8 9 (6.77%) Java Developer
9 7 (5.26%) Android Developer
9 7 (5.26%) Senior Android Developer
10 6 (4.51%) Analyst
10 6 (4.51%) Test Analyst
11 5 (3.76%) iOS Developer
11 5 (3.76%) Agile .NET Developer
12 4 (3.01%) Agile C# Developer
12 4 (3.01%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 4 (3.01%) SAP Analyst
12 4 (3.01%) Senior Java Developer
12 4 (3.01%) SAP Test Analyst
12 4 (3.01%) Senior iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (64.66%) .NET
2 48 (36.09%) ASP.NET
3 45 (33.83%) .NET Framework
4 28 (21.05%) Web Services
5 27 (20.30%) HTML
6 21 (15.79%) CSS
6 21 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC
6 21 (15.79%) Entity Framework
7 20 (15.04%) WPF
8 19 (14.29%) XML
9 16 (12.03%) SOAP
10 12 (9.02%) WCF
11 9 (6.77%) WF
12 7 (5.26%) AngularJS
13 6 (4.51%) HTML5
13 6 (4.51%) REST
13 6 (4.51%) CSS3
14 5 (3.76%) .NET Compact Framework
14 5 (3.76%) ActionBarSherlock
15 4 (3.01%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.52%) User Experience
2 9 (6.77%) Mobile Payment
3 5 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.01%) iPhone
4 4 (3.01%) iPad
5 3 (2.26%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.26%) Economics
5 3 (2.26%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.50%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.50%) Statistics
6 2 (1.50%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.75%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 33 (24.81%) Windows
2 16 (12.03%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (9.02%) Apple iOS
4 11 (8.27%) Android
5 9 (6.77%) Windows Phone
5 9 (6.77%) Windows Phone 7
6 8 (6.02%) Linux
7 6 (4.51%) UNIX
8 5 (3.76%) Windows XP
8 5 (3.76%) Windows CE
8 5 (3.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (3.76%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (61.65%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (37.59%) Scrum
3 38 (28.57%) BDD
4 32 (24.06%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (22.56%) MVC
6 29 (21.80%) TDD
7 24 (18.05%) OO
8 19 (14.29%) Automated Testing
9 16 (12.03%) Software Engineering
9 16 (12.03%) E-Commerce
9 16 (12.03%) ITIL
10 15 (11.28%) OOD
10 15 (11.28%) Web Development
11 13 (9.77%) Integration Testing
12 11 (8.27%) Android Development
13 10 (7.52%) SDLC
13 10 (7.52%) Refactoring
14 9 (6.77%) UML
14 9 (6.77%) OOP
14 9 (6.77%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 63 (47.37%) C#
2 45 (33.83%) SQL
3 43 (32.33%) JavaScript
4 22 (16.54%) C++
4 22 (16.54%) Java
5 13 (9.77%) Perl
6 10 (7.52%) PHP
7 7 (5.26%) VB.NET
8 6 (4.51%) Python
8 6 (4.51%) PL/SQL
8 6 (4.51%) C
9 5 (3.76%) PowerShell
9 5 (3.76%) Bash Shell
9 5 (3.76%) Objective-C
9 5 (3.76%) VBScript
9 5 (3.76%) Lua
10 2 (1.50%) PHP5
10 2 (1.50%) Ruby
11 1 (0.75%) X++
11 1 (0.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (29.32%) Security Cleared
2 20 (15.04%) SC Cleared
3 13 (9.77%) DV Cleared
4 5 (3.76%) Sun Certification
4 5 (3.76%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.02%) QA
2 2 (1.50%) ISO 14001
2 2 (1.50%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 7 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (5.26%) vSphere
2 5 (3.76%) VMware ESX
3 3 (2.26%) XenApp
3 3 (2.26%) RACF
4 2 (1.50%) vCloud
4 2 (1.50%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.75%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (3.76%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.26%) zSecure
2 3 (2.26%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.26%) yum
3 2 (1.50%) Puppet
3 2 (1.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (1.50%) Nagios
3 2 (1.50%) ZABBIX
3 2 (1.50%) logstash
Vendors
1 26 (19.55%) Oracle
2 11 (8.27%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.26%) VMware
4 6 (4.51%) Google
4 6 (4.51%) SAP
4 6 (4.51%) ESRI
5 5 (3.76%) Symantec
5 5 (3.76%) Sun
6 3 (2.26%) Citrix
7 2 (1.50%) Telerik
7 2 (1.50%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.75%) Zend
8 1 (0.75%) Informatica
8 1 (0.75%) IBM
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