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 29 August 2016 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 98 79 68
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -11
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 44 68 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.53% 2.07% 2.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% 2.67% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 52 68
Median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £301 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £31.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £38.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+9.03% +3.33%
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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
2239 2549 2427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 77.69% 77.67% 75.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1512 1703 1605
Median daily rate £400 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 135 90
Median hourly rate £32.50 £39.25 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.19% +13.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £25.35 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.53 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.26% +26.36%

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 29 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Bristol -12 13 £363 -3.33% 4
Somerset +9 9 £418 +11.33% 12
Devon +10 5 £307 -24.19%
Dorset -7 4 £356 - 2
Gloucestershire +4 3 £550 +18.91%
Wiltshire -4 2 £450 +33.33% 3
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, 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 44 (50.57%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (34.48%) HTML
3 29 (33.33%) C#
4 28 (32.18%) JavaScript
4 28 (32.18%) TDD
5 27 (31.03%) SQL
6 26 (29.89%) .NET
6 26 (29.89%) Java
7 25 (28.74%) CSS
8 21 (24.14%) Git (software)
9 20 (22.99%) Web Services
9 20 (22.99%) Scrum
10 16 (18.39%) Security Cleared
11 15 (17.24%) SQL Server
12 14 (16.09%) Finance
12 14 (16.09%) Software Engineering
12 14 (16.09%) Web Development
12 14 (16.09%) QA
12 14 (16.09%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (16.09%) RESTful
13 12 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
14 11 (12.64%) BDD
14 11 (12.64%) MongoDB
14 11 (12.64%) Python
15 10 (11.49%) .NET Framework
15 10 (11.49%) Relational Database
15 10 (11.49%) ASP.NET Web API
15 10 (11.49%) Front End Development
16 9 (10.34%) iOS Development
16 9 (10.34%) JSON

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 8 (9.20%) WebLogic
2 7 (8.05%) JBoss
2 7 (8.05%) WebSphere
3 6 (6.90%) IIS
3 6 (6.90%) K2 blackpearl
3 6 (6.90%) NServiceBus
4 4 (4.60%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.30%) CICS
5 2 (2.30%) CMS
6 1 (1.15%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.15%) GemFire
6 1 (1.15%) GlassFish
6 1 (1.15%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.15%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (1.15%) SAP CRM
1 1 (1.15%) SAP HR
1 1 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (8.05%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.75%) TestFlight
4 4 (4.60%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.75%) HTTP
2 1 (1.15%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.15%) DAB
2 1 (1.15%) NFC
2 1 (1.15%) OFDM
2 1 (1.15%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 11 (12.64%) MongoDB
3 10 (11.49%) Relational Database
4 8 (9.20%) MySQL
5 7 (8.05%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (6.90%) RDBMS
7 5 (5.75%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (5.75%) CouchDB
7 5 (5.75%) SQLite
8 4 (4.60%) NoSQL
8 4 (4.60%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (2.30%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (2.30%) Cognos Impromptu
10 2 (2.30%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (2.30%) DB2
11 1 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (1.15%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 1 (1.15%) OLAP
11 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 21 (24.14%) Git (software)
2 9 (10.34%) Subversion
2 9 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (8.05%) JUnit
4 5 (5.75%) NUnit
5 4 (4.60%) Capybara
5 4 (4.60%) Cucumber
5 4 (4.60%) git-flow
5 4 (4.60%) RSpec
6 3 (3.45%) ClearCase
6 3 (3.45%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.45%) JIRA
6 3 (3.45%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (3.45%) Vagrant
7 2 (2.30%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.15%) CppUnit
8 1 (1.15%) NetBeans
8 1 (1.15%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (1.15%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (1.15%) Xcode
General
1 14 (16.09%) Finance
2 5 (5.75%) Marketing
3 3 (3.45%) Banking
3 3 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.30%) Electronics
4 2 (2.30%) Retail
5 1 (1.15%) Advertising
5 1 (1.15%) Automotive
5 1 (1.15%) Back Office
5 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 70 (80.46%) Developer
2 16 (18.39%) .NET Developer
3 15 (17.24%) Java Developer
4 13 (14.94%) C# Developer
5 11 (12.64%) Software Developer
6 8 (9.20%) iOS Developer
7 7 (8.05%) Senior Developer
7 7 (8.05%) SQL Developer
7 7 (8.05%) Web Developer
8 6 (6.90%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (6.90%) Java Software Developer
8 6 (6.90%) Java Web Developer
8 6 (6.90%) Senior iOS Developer
9 5 (5.75%) Analyst
9 5 (5.75%) Python Developer
10 4 (4.60%) Full Stack Developer
10 4 (4.60%) Programmer
10 4 (4.60%) Software Engineer
11 3 (3.45%) Ruby on Rails Developer
11 3 (3.45%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (34.48%) HTML
2 26 (29.89%) .NET
3 25 (28.74%) CSS
4 20 (22.99%) Web Services
5 14 (16.09%) RESTful
6 10 (11.49%) .NET Framework
6 10 (11.49%) ASP.NET Web API
7 9 (10.34%) JSON
8 8 (9.20%) Hibernate
8 8 (9.20%) Spring
9 7 (8.05%) AngularJS
9 7 (8.05%) GWT
9 7 (8.05%) HTML5
9 7 (8.05%) J2EE
9 7 (8.05%) REST
10 6 (6.90%) ASP.NET
10 6 (6.90%) Cocoa
10 6 (6.90%) Cocoa Touch
10 6 (6.90%) SOAP
10 6 (6.90%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.20%) Management Information System
2 7 (8.05%) Visualisation
3 6 (6.90%) Mainframe
3 6 (6.90%) Mobile App
3 6 (6.90%) N-Tier
4 3 (3.45%) iPad
5 2 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.30%) Health Informatics
5 2 (2.30%) Informatics
5 2 (2.30%) iPhone
5 2 (2.30%) User Experience
6 1 (1.15%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.15%) BYOD
6 1 (1.15%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.15%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.34%) Apple iOS
2 7 (8.05%) Unix
3 6 (6.90%) Linux
3 6 (6.90%) Windows
4 4 (4.60%) Mac OS X
4 4 (4.60%) zOS
5 1 (1.15%) Android
5 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (50.57%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (32.18%) TDD
3 20 (22.99%) Scrum
4 14 (16.09%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (16.09%) Software Engineering
4 14 (16.09%) Web Development
5 11 (12.64%) BDD
6 10 (11.49%) Front End Development
7 9 (10.34%) Automated Testing
7 9 (10.34%) Configuration Management
7 9 (10.34%) iOS Development
8 8 (9.20%) E-Commerce
8 8 (9.20%) Kanban
9 7 (8.05%) Line Management
9 7 (8.05%) MVC
9 7 (8.05%) Pair Programming
9 7 (8.05%) SDLC
9 7 (8.05%) Test Automation
10 6 (6.90%) Validation
10 6 (6.90%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 29 (33.33%) C#
2 28 (32.18%) JavaScript
3 27 (31.03%) SQL
4 26 (29.89%) Java
5 11 (12.64%) Python
6 8 (9.20%) Ruby
7 7 (8.05%) Apple Swift
7 7 (8.05%) Objective-C
8 5 (5.75%) C++
9 4 (4.60%) Delphi
9 4 (4.60%) PHP
9 4 (4.60%) PL/1
9 4 (4.60%) Scala
9 4 (4.60%) T-SQL
10 3 (3.45%) C
10 3 (3.45%) Perl
10 3 (3.45%) PL/SQL
11 2 (2.30%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.15%) MATLAB
12 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (18.39%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.20%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.30%) Degree
4 1 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.15%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.15%) MCP
4 1 (1.15%) MCSA
4 1 (1.15%) MCSE
4 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (16.09%) QA
2 3 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (3.45%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.30%) ISO 14001
4 1 (1.15%) Def Stans
4 1 (1.15%) IEC 61508
4 1 (1.15%) TickIT
System Software
1 4 (4.60%) ACF2
2 2 (2.30%) RACF
Systems Management
1 6 (6.90%) zSecure
2 3 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.45%) Puppet
3 2 (2.30%) Ansible
3 2 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.15%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 8 (9.20%) Oracle
2 7 (8.05%) Google
3 6 (6.90%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.30%) CA
4 2 (2.30%) Cognos
4 2 (2.30%) IBM
4 2 (2.30%) SAP
5 1 (1.15%) Apple
5 1 (1.15%) HP
5 1 (1.15%) Hyperion
5 1 (1.15%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.15%) Splunk
5 1 (1.15%) Zend
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Somerset
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Old Street, London
Gorkana
Rate: £0 - £500+ per day
Posted: 13 days ago