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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unit Testing
England / South West
Rank 87 68 68
Rank change year-on-year
-19 0
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 45 79 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.75% 2.64% 2.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.19% 3.21% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 65 45
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £317 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £464 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £43.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.29%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.90 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-0.97% +4.87%

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
2052 2462 2293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 79.75% 82.23% 75.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1371 1736 1539
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 117 111
Median hourly rate £37.50 £41.80 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.28% +19.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £20.63 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Unit Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 18 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the South West region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Somerset -1 15 £310 -22.50% 10
Bristol -13 14 £350 - 13
Gloucestershire -2 4 £350 -12.77% 4
Dorset +3 3 £369 - 1
Devon +6 2 - -
Wiltshire 0 2 £575 +41.97% 3
Unit Testing
England

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 87 (79.09%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (60.00%) Scrum
3 61 (55.45%) C#
4 55 (50.00%) .NET
4 55 (50.00%) TDD
5 40 (36.36%) SQL Server
6 39 (35.45%) Automated Testing
7 37 (33.64%) Security Cleared
8 36 (32.73%) MVC
8 36 (32.73%) ASP.NET
9 35 (31.82%) SQL
10 34 (30.91%) .NET Framework
11 32 (29.09%) Software Engineering
11 32 (29.09%) Kanban
12 30 (27.27%) SC Cleared
12 30 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
13 28 (25.45%) QA
14 27 (24.55%) Pair Programming
14 27 (24.55%) JavaScript
15 25 (22.73%) Git (software)
15 25 (22.73%) ASP.NET MVC
16 24 (21.82%) Continuous Integration
16 24 (21.82%) HTML
17 23 (20.91%) CSS
18 22 (20.00%) WPF
19 21 (19.09%) Java
19 21 (19.09%) Continuous Delivery
20 17 (15.45%) NServiceBus
20 17 (15.45%) Microsoft Azure
20 17 (15.45%) Amazon AWS

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (15.45%) NServiceBus
2 7 (6.36%) Confluence
2 7 (6.36%) IIS
2 7 (6.36%) K2 blackpearl
3 4 (3.64%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.73%) Apache
4 3 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.82%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.82%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.82%) WordPress
6 1 (0.91%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.91%) CICS
6 1 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.91%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.73%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (15.45%) Amazon AWS
1 17 (15.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.64%) TestFlight
3 3 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.82%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.82%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.55%) HTTP
2 2 (1.82%) NAS
2 2 (1.82%) SAN
3 1 (0.91%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.91%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (5.45%) MongoDB
4 4 (3.64%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (3.64%) CouchDB
4 4 (3.64%) MySQL
4 4 (3.64%) SQLite
5 3 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.73%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.73%) Redis
5 3 (2.73%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.82%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.91%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.91%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 30 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (22.73%) Git (software)
3 9 (8.18%) Jenkins
4 8 (7.27%) JIRA
4 8 (7.27%) Visual Studio
5 6 (5.45%) Ant
5 6 (5.45%) Cucumber
6 5 (4.55%) JUnit
6 5 (4.55%) NUnit
7 4 (3.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (3.64%) Selenium
7 4 (3.64%) Subversion
8 3 (2.73%) Artifactory
8 3 (2.73%) Eclipse
8 3 (2.73%) GoCD
8 3 (2.73%) Maven
8 3 (2.73%) ReSharper
8 3 (2.73%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.82%) Apache Buildr
9 2 (1.82%) Capybara
General
1 8 (7.27%) Finance
2 4 (3.64%) Back Office
2 4 (3.64%) Banking
3 1 (0.91%) Advertising
3 1 (0.91%) Electronics
3 1 (0.91%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.91%) Marketing
3 1 (0.91%) Multimedia
3 1 (0.91%) Retail
3 1 (0.91%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 93 (84.55%) Developer
2 38 (34.55%) .NET Developer
3 31 (28.18%) C# Developer
4 15 (13.64%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (10.91%) SQL Developer
6 11 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
7 9 (8.18%) iOS Developer
7 9 (8.18%) Senior Developer
7 9 (8.18%) Software Developer
8 8 (7.27%) Java Developer
9 7 (6.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 6 (5.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (5.45%) WPF Developer
11 5 (4.55%) Software Engineer
11 5 (4.55%) UI Developer
12 4 (3.64%) C# Software Developer
12 4 (3.64%) Senior Front-End Developer
12 4 (3.64%) Senior iOS Developer
12 4 (3.64%) Senior UI Developer
13 3 (2.73%) C# WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (50.00%) .NET
2 36 (32.73%) ASP.NET
3 34 (30.91%) .NET Framework
4 25 (22.73%) ASP.NET MVC
5 24 (21.82%) HTML
6 23 (20.91%) CSS
7 22 (20.00%) WPF
8 13 (11.82%) ASP.NET Web API
9 12 (10.91%) HTML5
9 12 (10.91%) SOAP
9 12 (10.91%) XML
10 11 (10.00%) AngularJS
11 10 (9.09%) Web Services
12 9 (8.18%) CSS3
12 9 (8.18%) REST
12 9 (8.18%) Spring
13 7 (6.36%) WF
14 5 (4.55%) Ajax
14 5 (4.55%) Cocoa
15 4 (3.64%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.36%) User Experience
2 4 (3.64%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.73%) iPad
4 2 (1.82%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.82%) Data Integration
4 2 (1.82%) Digital TV
4 2 (1.82%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.82%) STB
4 2 (1.82%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.91%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.91%) iPhone
5 1 (0.91%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.91%) RIA
5 1 (0.91%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.82%) Apple iOS
1 13 (11.82%) Linux
1 13 (11.82%) Windows
2 8 (7.27%) Unix
3 4 (3.64%) Android
4 2 (1.82%) Debian
4 2 (1.82%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.82%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.91%) CentOS
5 1 (0.91%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.91%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (79.09%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (60.00%) Scrum
3 55 (50.00%) TDD
4 39 (35.45%) Automated Testing
5 36 (32.73%) MVC
6 32 (29.09%) Kanban
6 32 (29.09%) Software Engineering
7 27 (24.55%) Pair Programming
8 24 (21.82%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (19.09%) Continuous Delivery
10 16 (14.55%) Line Management
11 14 (12.73%) BDD
12 13 (11.82%) iOS Development
13 12 (10.91%) Test Automation
14 9 (8.18%) E-Commerce
15 8 (7.27%) Front End Development
15 8 (7.27%) Progressive Enhancement
16 7 (6.36%) Workflow
17 6 (5.45%) Microservices
17 6 (5.45%) OO
Programming Languages
1 61 (55.45%) C#
2 35 (31.82%) SQL
3 27 (24.55%) JavaScript
4 21 (19.09%) Java
5 14 (12.73%) Python
6 9 (8.18%) Apple Swift
6 9 (8.18%) Objective-C
7 6 (5.45%) Scala
8 5 (4.55%) PL/SQL
8 5 (4.55%) T-SQL
9 4 (3.64%) Bash Shell
9 4 (3.64%) C
9 4 (3.64%) C++
10 3 (2.73%) PHP
10 3 (2.73%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.82%) Lua
11 2 (1.82%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.82%) Ruby
12 1 (0.91%) Perl
12 1 (0.91%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 37 (33.64%) Security Cleared
2 30 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.45%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.82%) CCNA
4 2 (1.82%) CCNP
4 2 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.82%) Degree
5 1 (0.91%) MCP
5 1 (0.91%) MCSA
5 1 (0.91%) MCSE
5 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (25.45%) QA
2 2 (1.82%) ISO 14001
2 2 (1.82%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.91%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 9 (8.18%) Docker
2 3 (2.73%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.73%) LXC
3 2 (1.82%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.91%) HDFS
4 1 (0.91%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (2.73%) Ansible
2 2 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.82%) Packer
2 2 (1.82%) PowerCLI
2 2 (1.82%) Puppet
2 2 (1.82%) Terraform
3 1 (0.91%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.91%) zSecure
Vendors
1 9 (8.18%) Oracle
2 6 (5.45%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.82%) ATG
3 2 (1.82%) VMware
3 2 (1.82%) Zend
4 1 (0.91%) Apple
4 1 (0.91%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.91%) BEA
4 1 (0.91%) Cognos
4 1 (0.91%) Guidewire
4 1 (0.91%) HP
4 1 (0.91%) IBM
4 1 (0.91%) Informatica
4 1 (0.91%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.91%) SAP
4 1 (0.91%) Talend
4 1 (0.91%) Telerik
4 1 (0.91%) Teradata
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