The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South West region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 41 78 115
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +37
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 116 32 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.96% 1.48% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.42% 2.10% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 17 16
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£375 £350 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +10.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £555 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
- +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £32.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -12.16%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2141 1527 2081
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.12% 70.76% 69.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1439 989 1268
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £256 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 72 122
Average hourly rate £33.84 £17.75 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.64% -41.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £42.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
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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 22 July 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 22 July 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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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
Somerset +16 50 £325 +8.69% 3
Bristol +9 42 £375 +7.14% 7
Gloucestershire - 7 £595 - 5
Dorset +9 4 £225 -
Wiltshire -12 3 £513 -14.58% 6
Devon - 3 £450 -
Cornwall - - - - 1
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 77 (50.66%) Scrum
2 75 (49.34%) C#
2 75 (49.34%) .NET
3 70 (46.05%) Security Cleared
4 66 (43.42%) SQL
5 54 (35.53%) SC Cleared
6 47 (30.92%) MVC
7 44 (28.95%) ASP.NET
8 43 (28.29%) SQL Server
9 37 (24.34%) Continuous Integration
9 37 (24.34%) ASP.NET MVC
10 32 (21.05%) Back Office
11 30 (19.74%) Agile Software Development
12 26 (17.11%) Java
13 25 (16.45%) .NET Framework
14 24 (15.79%) TDD
14 24 (15.79%) PHP
14 24 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 23 (15.13%) T-SQL
15 23 (15.13%) Zend
16 22 (14.47%) SOA
17 21 (13.82%) HTML
17 21 (13.82%) jQuery
17 21 (13.82%) K2 blackpearl
18 19 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
18 19 (12.50%) Spring
18 19 (12.50%) Microsoft
19 18 (11.84%) JavaScript
19 18 (11.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
20 17 (11.18%) CSS

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (13.82%) K2 blackpearl
2 8 (5.26%) Confluence
3 7 (4.61%) Tomcat
4 6 (3.95%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.29%) CMS
6 4 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.32%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (1.32%) nginx
7 2 (1.32%) ColdFusion
7 2 (1.32%) Apache
7 2 (1.32%) IIS
8 1 (0.66%) Railo
8 1 (0.66%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.66%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.66%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.66%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (2.63%) InfoPath
2 3 (1.97%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.63%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.97%) Shopify
2 3 (1.97%) Magento
2 3 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.97%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.29%) Intranet
2 2 (1.32%) Firewall
2 2 (1.32%) VPN
3 1 (0.66%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (28.29%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.92%) MySQL
3 6 (3.95%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.29%) RDBMS
5 4 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.97%) Hazelcast
7 2 (1.32%) DB2
8 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.66%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (8.55%) ClearCase
3 12 (7.89%) Visual Studio
4 9 (5.92%) JUnit
4 9 (5.92%) Selenium
4 9 (5.92%) JIRA
4 9 (5.92%) Jenkins
5 8 (5.26%) Git (software)
6 7 (4.61%) Subversion
7 4 (2.63%) Eclipse
8 3 (1.97%) Hudson
8 3 (1.97%) Maven
9 2 (1.32%) NUnit
9 2 (1.32%) Mercurial
9 2 (1.32%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (1.32%) MSBuild
9 2 (1.32%) PhpStorm
10 1 (0.66%) Apache Ivy
10 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 32 (21.05%) Back Office
2 3 (1.97%) Legal
3 2 (1.32%) Banking
3 2 (1.32%) Retail
3 2 (1.32%) Finance
4 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 124 (81.58%) Developer
2 56 (36.84%) .NET Developer
3 33 (21.71%) SQL Developer
4 22 (14.47%) PHP Developer
4 22 (14.47%) Senior Developer
5 17 (11.18%) Senior PHP Developer
6 11 (7.24%) C# Developer
7 10 (6.58%) Java Developer
8 7 (4.61%) Analyst
8 7 (4.61%) ABAP Developer
9 6 (3.95%) Lead Developer
10 5 (3.29%) Architect
10 5 (3.29%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (3.29%) Senior Java Developer
11 4 (2.63%) SharePoint Developer
11 4 (2.63%) Java Engineer
11 4 (2.63%) Senior Java Engineer
11 4 (2.63%) Design Engineer
11 4 (2.63%) C++ Developer
11 4 (2.63%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (49.34%) .NET
2 44 (28.95%) ASP.NET
3 37 (24.34%) ASP.NET MVC
4 25 (16.45%) .NET Framework
5 24 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 21 (13.82%) HTML
6 21 (13.82%) jQuery
7 19 (12.50%) Spring
8 18 (11.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 17 (11.18%) CSS
9 17 (11.18%) Web Services
10 14 (9.21%) Symfony
11 11 (7.24%) XML
12 10 (6.58%) Apache CXF
12 10 (6.58%) SOAP
13 9 (5.92%) REST
13 9 (5.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 8 (5.26%) WCF
14 8 (5.26%) Ajax
14 8 (5.26%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.63%) Taxonomies
2 3 (1.97%) Mobile App
2 3 (1.97%) Management Information System
2 3 (1.97%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.66%) Client/Server
3 1 (0.66%) Open Source
3 1 (0.66%) RIA
3 1 (0.66%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.24%) Windows
2 8 (5.26%) UNIX
3 6 (3.95%) Linux
4 3 (1.97%) Fedora
4 3 (1.97%) CentOS
4 3 (1.97%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.32%) Android
5 2 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.32%) SUSE
5 2 (1.32%) Debian
6 1 (0.66%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (50.66%) Scrum
2 47 (30.92%) MVC
3 37 (24.34%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (19.74%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (15.79%) TDD
6 22 (14.47%) SOA
7 14 (9.21%) Code Coverage
8 12 (7.89%) Automated Testing
8 12 (7.89%) Configuration Management
8 12 (7.89%) Service Delivery
9 11 (7.24%) Software Engineering
10 8 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (5.26%) Data Modelling
11 7 (4.61%) OO
12 6 (3.95%) Refactoring
12 6 (3.95%) Integration Testing
12 6 (3.95%) Test Scripting
12 6 (3.95%) Data Validation
12 6 (3.95%) Kanban
12 6 (3.95%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 75 (49.34%) C#
2 66 (43.42%) SQL
3 26 (17.11%) Java
4 24 (15.79%) PHP
5 23 (15.13%) T-SQL
6 18 (11.84%) JavaScript
7 14 (9.21%) PowerShell
8 9 (5.92%) VBScript
9 8 (5.26%) PHP5
10 7 (4.61%) ABAP
10 7 (4.61%) C++
11 2 (1.32%) Ruby
11 2 (1.32%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.32%) VBA
11 2 (1.32%) Perl
12 1 (0.66%) VB
12 1 (0.66%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.66%) Python
12 1 (0.66%) Groovy
12 1 (0.66%) Lua
Qualifications
1 70 (46.05%) Security Cleared
2 54 (35.53%) SC Cleared
3 13 (8.55%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.97%) Degree
5 1 (0.66%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.66%) ISEB
5 1 (0.66%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.95%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.97%) SLA
2 3 (1.97%) ISO 14001
2 3 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.32%) QA
4 1 (0.66%) FINREP
4 1 (0.66%) Basel III
System Software
1 9 (5.92%) VMware ESX
1 9 (5.92%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.95%) XenApp
2 6 (3.95%) XenDesktop
3 3 (1.97%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.32%) Postfix
4 2 (1.32%) Samba
Systems Management
1 6 (3.95%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (2.63%) SCCM
2 4 (2.63%) SCOM
2 4 (2.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (1.32%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (15.13%) Zend
2 19 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 11 (7.24%) VMware
4 9 (5.92%) Sophos
4 9 (5.92%) McAfee
5 8 (5.26%) Altiris
6 7 (4.61%) SAP
7 6 (3.95%) hybris
7 6 (3.95%) Symantec
7 6 (3.95%) Citrix
8 5 (3.29%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.97%) Sitecore
10 2 (1.32%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (1.32%) Oracle
11 1 (0.66%) JBoss
11 1 (0.66%) Sun
11 1 (0.66%) CA
11 1 (0.66%) ESRI
Taunton, Somerset
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
Next Ventures Limited
Rate: £0 - £250 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 26 days ago