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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 72 74 97
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +23
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 72 45 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.15% 2.00% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.93% 2.81% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 37 29
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£375 £318 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.11% -2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £411 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.51%
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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
2454 1603 2166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.14% 71.09% 69.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1625 1076 1290
Average daily rate £395 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 79 154
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 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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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
Somerset +13 35 £360 +13.38% 7
Bristol -10 19 £375 +25.00% 11
Gloucestershire -10 9 £463 -9.75% 6
Wiltshire -12 4 £300 -6.61% 4
Devon -17 4 £450 +11.11% 5
Dorset -1 1 £300 - 1
Cornwall - - - -
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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.

1 132 (70.97%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (53.23%) C#
3 98 (52.69%) .NET
4 92 (49.46%) Scrum
5 86 (46.24%) Security Cleared
6 81 (43.55%) SQL
7 64 (34.41%) SC Cleared
8 63 (33.87%) ASP.NET
9 59 (31.72%) Continuous Integration
10 58 (31.18%) MVC
11 50 (26.88%) SQL Server
12 49 (26.34%) ASP.NET MVC
13 39 (20.97%) PHP
14 36 (19.35%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 35 (18.82%) T-SQL
16 33 (17.74%) Back Office
16 33 (17.74%) Team Foundation Server
17 32 (17.20%) Zend
17 32 (17.20%) Java
18 31 (16.67%) TDD
19 30 (16.13%) Automated Testing
20 29 (15.59%) .NET Framework
21 27 (14.52%) JavaScript
22 26 (13.98%) Microsoft
22 26 (13.98%) Code Coverage
22 26 (13.98%) jQuery
23 24 (12.90%) SOA
24 22 (11.83%) Spring
24 22 (11.83%) HTML
24 22 (11.83%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 21 (11.29%) K2 blackpearl
2 9 (4.84%) SharePoint
3 8 (4.30%) Confluence
4 6 (3.23%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.69%) IIS
5 5 (2.69%) CMS
6 4 (2.15%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (2.15%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.61%) Umbraco
8 2 (1.08%) nginx
8 2 (1.08%) Apache
8 2 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.54%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 4 (2.15%) InfoPath
2 2 (1.08%) MS Office
2 2 (1.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.15%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (2.15%) Magento
2 4 (2.15%) Shopify
3 2 (1.08%) Summit
4 1 (0.54%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.69%) Intranet
2 2 (1.08%) VPN
2 2 (1.08%) Firewall
3 1 (0.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (26.88%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.99%) Relational Database
3 12 (6.45%) MySQL
4 10 (5.38%) RDBMS
5 7 (3.76%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (3.23%) Hazelcast
7 3 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.54%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 33 (17.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (10.75%) ClearCase
3 15 (8.06%) Visual Studio
4 13 (6.99%) Selenium
5 12 (6.45%) Subversion
6 9 (4.84%) JIRA
7 8 (4.30%) Maven
7 8 (4.30%) JUnit
8 7 (3.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 7 (3.76%) Git (software)
8 7 (3.76%) Jenkins
9 6 (3.23%) Apache Ivy
9 6 (3.23%) Ant
10 3 (1.61%) Cucumber
11 2 (1.08%) PhpStorm
12 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 1 (0.54%) MSBuild
12 1 (0.54%) Behat
12 1 (0.54%) NUnit
12 1 (0.54%) TeamCity
General
1 33 (17.74%) Back Office
2 4 (2.15%) Finance
3 3 (1.61%) Legal
4 2 (1.08%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.08%) Retail
5 1 (0.54%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.54%) Banking
Job Titles
1 157 (84.41%) Developer
2 70 (37.63%) .NET Developer
3 38 (20.43%) SQL Developer
4 30 (16.13%) Senior Developer
5 28 (15.05%) PHP Developer
6 23 (12.37%) Senior PHP Developer
7 17 (9.14%) Java Developer
8 11 (5.91%) C# Developer
9 7 (3.76%) ABAP Developer
9 7 (3.76%) Agile .NET Developer
10 6 (3.23%) SharePoint Developer
10 6 (3.23%) Programmer
10 6 (3.23%) Lead Developer
10 6 (3.23%) Hybris Developer
11 5 (2.69%) Architect
11 5 (2.69%) Web Developer
11 5 (2.69%) C# .NET Developer
12 4 (2.15%) Java Engineer
12 4 (2.15%) Senior Java Engineer
12 4 (2.15%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (52.69%) .NET
2 63 (33.87%) ASP.NET
3 49 (26.34%) ASP.NET MVC
4 36 (19.35%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 29 (15.59%) .NET Framework
6 26 (13.98%) jQuery
7 22 (11.83%) Spring
7 22 (11.83%) HTML
7 22 (11.83%) Web Services
8 20 (10.75%) CSS
8 20 (10.75%) Symfony
9 19 (10.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 11 (5.91%) WCF
10 11 (5.91%) XML
11 10 (5.38%) SOAP
11 10 (5.38%) Apache CXF
11 10 (5.38%) HTML5
12 9 (4.84%) Ajax
12 9 (4.84%) REST
12 9 (4.84%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.15%) Taxonomies
2 4 (2.15%) Computer Science
3 3 (1.61%) Mobile App
3 3 (1.61%) User Experience
4 1 (0.54%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.54%) RIA
4 1 (0.54%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.60%) UNIX
2 15 (8.06%) Windows
3 9 (4.84%) Linux
4 3 (1.61%) Fedora
4 3 (1.61%) Ubuntu
4 3 (1.61%) CentOS
5 2 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.08%) Android
5 2 (1.08%) SUSE
5 2 (1.08%) Debian
6 1 (0.54%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (70.97%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (49.46%) Scrum
3 59 (31.72%) Continuous Integration
4 58 (31.18%) MVC
5 31 (16.67%) TDD
6 30 (16.13%) Automated Testing
7 26 (13.98%) Code Coverage
8 24 (12.90%) SOA
9 15 (8.06%) Configuration Management
10 14 (7.53%) Software Engineering
10 14 (7.53%) Service Delivery
11 13 (6.99%) OO
12 9 (4.84%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (4.30%) Refactoring
14 7 (3.76%) Integration Testing
14 7 (3.76%) E-Commerce
14 7 (3.76%) Data Modelling
14 7 (3.76%) Workflow
15 6 (3.23%) Validation
15 6 (3.23%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 99 (53.23%) C#
2 81 (43.55%) SQL
3 39 (20.97%) PHP
4 35 (18.82%) T-SQL
5 32 (17.20%) Java
6 27 (14.52%) JavaScript
7 14 (7.53%) PowerShell
8 12 (6.45%) PHP5
9 9 (4.84%) VBScript
10 8 (4.30%) Perl
11 7 (3.76%) C++
11 7 (3.76%) ABAP
11 7 (3.76%) Python
12 6 (3.23%) Lua
13 3 (1.61%) Ruby
14 2 (1.08%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.54%) Groovy
15 1 (0.54%) VB6
15 1 (0.54%) VBA
15 1 (0.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 86 (46.24%) Security Cleared
2 64 (34.41%) SC Cleared
3 21 (11.29%) DV Cleared
4 6 (3.23%) Sun Certification
5 4 (2.15%) Degree
6 1 (0.54%) ISEB
6 1 (0.54%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.08%) ISO 9001
1 2 (1.08%) ISO 14001
1 2 (1.08%) QA
2 1 (0.54%) Basel III
2 1 (0.54%) FINREP
System Software
1 11 (5.91%) Active Directory
1 11 (5.91%) VMware ESX
2 6 (3.23%) XenApp
2 6 (3.23%) XenDesktop
3 3 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.08%) Postfix
4 2 (1.08%) Samba
Systems Management
1 6 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
1 6 (3.23%) SCCM
1 6 (3.23%) SCOM
1 6 (3.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (1.08%) Puppet
3 1 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (17.20%) Zend
2 26 (13.98%) Microsoft
3 13 (6.99%) VMware
4 11 (5.91%) McAfee
4 11 (5.91%) Sophos
5 10 (5.38%) Altiris
6 7 (3.76%) SAP
7 6 (3.23%) Sun
7 6 (3.23%) Citrix
7 6 (3.23%) Symantec
7 6 (3.23%) hybris
8 5 (2.69%) Sitecore
8 5 (2.69%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.54%) ESRI
9 1 (0.54%) CA
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