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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 71 90 105
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +15
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 74 57 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.46% 1.78% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.04% 2.37% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 36 10
Average daily rate £350 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £255 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £425 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £43.50 £43.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.95 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+13.75% +5.88%
Unit Testing
England

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
2431 2405 1849
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 80.84% 75.27% 74.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1710 1594 1163
Average daily rate £375 £407 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.86% +8.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 108 99
Average hourly rate £42.00 £36.40 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +34.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.63 £15.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Bristol +16 33 £350 -12.50% 10
Somerset +4 17 £400 -3.03% 8
Gloucestershire +7 10 £340 -11.68% 2
Wiltshire +2 6 £360 +2.85% 7
Devon -5 5 £325 - 1
Dorset +2 2 £350 +45.83% 7
Unit Testing
England

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 107 (65.64%) JavaScript
2 101 (61.96%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (53.37%) HTML
4 70 (42.94%) .NET
5 69 (42.33%) C#
6 68 (41.72%) Scrum
7 66 (40.49%) SQL
8 64 (39.26%) CSS
9 59 (36.20%) Security Cleared
10 57 (34.97%) Java
11 48 (29.45%) SQL Server
12 42 (25.77%) C++
12 42 (25.77%) Team Foundation Server
13 41 (25.15%) Automated Testing
13 41 (25.15%) Git (software)
14 40 (24.54%) ASP.NET
15 39 (23.93%) .NET Framework
16 37 (22.70%) IIS
17 36 (22.09%) Software Engineering
18 35 (21.47%) Windows
19 34 (20.86%) Continuous Integration
20 33 (20.25%) Oracle
20 33 (20.25%) SpecFlow
21 32 (19.63%) UML
22 31 (19.02%) Web Services
22 31 (19.02%) Selenium
23 29 (17.79%) SC Cleared
23 29 (17.79%) TDD
23 29 (17.79%) Open Source
24 28 (17.18%) Windows Server

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 37 (22.70%) IIS
2 24 (14.72%) SharePoint
3 13 (7.98%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (7.36%) Apache
5 10 (6.13%) Node.js
6 6 (3.68%) WebLogic
7 4 (2.45%) JBoss
7 4 (2.45%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.84%) ArcGIS
8 3 (1.84%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.23%) CICS
9 2 (1.23%) nginx
10 1 (0.61%) CMS
10 1 (0.61%) ExpressionEngine
10 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.61%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (3.07%) MS Office
2 1 (0.61%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Magento
1 1 (0.61%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.98%) GitHub
2 3 (1.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.43%) HTTP
2 9 (5.52%) LDAP
3 1 (0.61%) ASN.1
3 1 (0.61%) GSM
3 1 (0.61%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (29.45%) SQL Server
2 22 (13.50%) PostgreSQL
3 20 (12.27%) MongoDB
4 18 (11.04%) NoSQL
4 18 (11.04%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.07%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.84%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.23%) DB2
7 2 (1.23%) MySQL
7 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.61%) Big Data
8 1 (0.61%) GIS
Development Applications
1 42 (25.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 41 (25.15%) Git (software)
3 33 (20.25%) SpecFlow
4 31 (19.02%) Selenium
5 25 (15.34%) Jenkins
6 23 (14.11%) JUnit
7 18 (11.04%) Visual Studio
8 16 (9.82%) Subversion
9 14 (8.59%) Cucumber
10 13 (7.98%) Capybara
10 13 (7.98%) git-flow
10 13 (7.98%) RSpec
11 11 (6.75%) Sonatype Nexus
11 11 (6.75%) TeamCity
12 6 (3.68%) gulp
13 5 (3.07%) Grunt
13 5 (3.07%) JIRA
14 4 (2.45%) NUnit
15 2 (1.23%) Ant
15 2 (1.23%) Maven
General
1 17 (10.43%) Finance
2 5 (3.07%) Back Office
3 3 (1.84%) Banking
4 2 (1.23%) Electronics
4 2 (1.23%) Publishing
5 1 (0.61%) Billing
5 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.61%) Military
5 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 136 (83.44%) Developer
2 42 (25.77%) .NET Developer
3 21 (12.88%) Java Developer
4 19 (11.66%) C# Developer
4 19 (11.66%) Software Developer
5 18 (11.04%) C# .NET Developer
6 15 (9.20%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 13 (7.98%) HTML Developer
7 13 (7.98%) Ruby Developer
8 12 (7.36%) Senior Developer
9 11 (6.75%) SQL Developer
10 10 (6.13%) JavaScript Developer
10 10 (6.13%) Software Engineer
11 9 (5.52%) Angular Developer
11 9 (5.52%) DV Cleared Java Developer
11 9 (5.52%) HTML CSS Developer
12 7 (4.29%) Senior .NET Developer
13 6 (3.68%) Senior C# Developer
13 6 (3.68%) Senior Software Engineer
13 6 (3.68%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (53.37%) HTML
2 70 (42.94%) .NET
3 64 (39.26%) CSS
4 40 (24.54%) ASP.NET
5 39 (23.93%) .NET Framework
6 31 (19.02%) Web Services
7 25 (15.34%) AngularJS
8 23 (14.11%) HTML5
8 23 (14.11%) Sass
9 21 (12.88%) WCF
10 18 (11.04%) ASP.NET Web API
10 18 (11.04%) Ruby on Rails
11 17 (10.43%) XML
12 14 (8.59%) ASP.NET MVC
12 14 (8.59%) J2EE
13 13 (7.98%) Entity Framework
13 13 (7.98%) RESTful
14 11 (6.75%) Hibernate
15 10 (6.13%) React
15 10 (6.13%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.04%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.98%) Visualisation
3 11 (6.75%) Inversion of Control
4 9 (5.52%) Client/Server
4 9 (5.52%) iPad
5 6 (3.68%) N-Tier
6 5 (3.07%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.45%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.84%) Statistics
9 1 (0.61%) Cybercrime
9 1 (0.61%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.61%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 35 (21.47%) Windows
2 28 (17.18%) Unix
2 28 (17.18%) Windows Server
2 28 (17.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 25 (15.34%) Linux
4 13 (7.98%) Mac OS X
5 7 (4.29%) Windows CE
6 4 (2.45%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.45%) Windows XP
7 3 (1.84%) zOS
8 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.61%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (61.96%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (41.72%) Scrum
3 41 (25.15%) Automated Testing
4 36 (22.09%) Software Engineering
5 34 (20.86%) Continuous Integration
6 32 (19.63%) UML
7 29 (17.79%) Open Source
7 29 (17.79%) TDD
8 27 (16.56%) MVC
9 25 (15.34%) Front End Development
10 22 (13.50%) ITIL
10 22 (13.50%) Migration
11 21 (12.88%) BDD
11 21 (12.88%) OO
11 21 (12.88%) System Testing
12 20 (12.27%) Data Migration
12 20 (12.27%) Web Development
13 19 (11.66%) Refactoring
13 19 (11.66%) Service Delivery
14 18 (11.04%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 107 (65.64%) JavaScript
2 69 (42.33%) C#
3 66 (40.49%) SQL
4 57 (34.97%) Java
5 42 (25.77%) C++
6 18 (11.04%) C
6 18 (11.04%) Python
6 18 (11.04%) Ruby
7 14 (8.59%) PL/SQL
8 13 (7.98%) Scala
9 11 (6.75%) TypeScript
10 7 (4.29%) Perl
11 5 (3.07%) PHP
12 4 (2.45%) Bash Shell
12 4 (2.45%) PowerShell
12 4 (2.45%) VBScript
13 3 (1.84%) Groovy
14 2 (1.23%) COBOL
14 2 (1.23%) Lua
14 2 (1.23%) VC++
Qualifications
1 59 (36.20%) Security Cleared
2 29 (17.79%) SC Cleared
3 16 (9.82%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.23%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.23%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.61%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.68%) ISO 14001
1 6 (3.68%) ISO 9001
2 4 (2.45%) QA
3 1 (0.61%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (2.45%) Active Directory
1 4 (2.45%) VMware ESX
1 4 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (2.45%) vSphere
1 4 (2.45%) XenApp
2 2 (1.23%) ACF2
3 1 (0.61%) Firmware
3 1 (0.61%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 14 (8.59%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (7.98%) yum
3 3 (1.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (1.23%) Data Guard
4 2 (1.23%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (1.23%) zSecure
5 1 (0.61%) logstash
5 1 (0.61%) Nagios
5 1 (0.61%) Puppet
5 1 (0.61%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 33 (20.25%) Oracle
2 8 (4.91%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.91%) Telerik
3 5 (3.07%) Google
4 4 (2.45%) Citrix
4 4 (2.45%) Sybase
4 4 (2.45%) Symantec
4 4 (2.45%) VMware
5 3 (1.84%) SAP
6 2 (1.23%) Sun
7 1 (0.61%) Informatica
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