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 20 April 2015 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 73 110 56
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -54
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 74 36 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.33% 1.08% 3.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.03% 1.41% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 19 38
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£325 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £28.50 £42.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.94% +21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
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
2445 2550 1676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 76.86% 76.83% 71.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1588 1575 1046
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 112 61
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £42.50 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 20 April 2015.

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 20 April 2015. 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 +25 38 £314 -1.87% 8
Bristol +7 11 £438 +59.09% 10
Gloucestershire 0 8 £375 +14.50%
Devon +6 5 £398 +24.21%
Wiltshire +5 4 £350 +7.69% 4
Dorset +2 1 - - 5
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England

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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 88 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (60.42%) .NET
3 67 (46.53%) ASP.NET
4 66 (45.83%) C#
5 62 (43.06%) SQL
6 55 (38.19%) Security Cleared
7 51 (35.42%) Scrum
8 50 (34.72%) MVC
9 40 (27.78%) ASP.NET MVC
10 38 (26.39%) SC Cleared
11 33 (22.92%) .NET Framework
11 33 (22.92%) JavaScript
12 30 (20.83%) SQL Server
12 30 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
13 27 (18.75%) Automated Testing
14 24 (16.67%) Entity Framework
15 23 (15.97%) BDD
15 23 (15.97%) Team Foundation Server
15 23 (15.97%) TDD
15 23 (15.97%) Java
16 22 (15.28%) HTML
16 22 (15.28%) WPF
17 20 (13.89%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 19 (13.19%) PHP
18 19 (13.19%) T-SQL
19 18 (12.50%) Back Office
19 18 (12.50%) Git (software)
20 17 (11.81%) Oracle
21 16 (11.11%) CSS
21 16 (11.11%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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 16 (11.11%) K2 blackpearl
2 8 (5.56%) CMS
3 6 (4.17%) Drupal
4 4 (2.78%) Apache
4 4 (2.78%) Apache Solr
5 3 (2.08%) Node.js
5 3 (2.08%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.39%) IIS
6 2 (1.39%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.69%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.69%) DNN
Applications
1 4 (2.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.39%) Summit
2 1 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.25%) MySQL
2 9 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 7 (4.86%) MongoDB
3 7 (4.86%) NoSQL
4 6 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.78%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (2.08%) MS Access
6 3 (2.08%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.39%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.69%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 23 (15.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 10 (6.94%) Jenkins
4 9 (6.25%) JIRA
5 7 (4.86%) Visual Studio
6 6 (4.17%) Selenium
6 6 (4.17%) Maven
7 5 (3.47%) Bitbucket
8 4 (2.78%) SpecFlow
8 4 (2.78%) NUnit
8 4 (2.78%) JUnit
9 3 (2.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (2.08%) Subversion
9 3 (2.08%) Jasmine
9 3 (2.08%) RSpec
10 2 (1.39%) Hudson
10 2 (1.39%) Rhino Mocks
10 2 (1.39%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (1.39%) Ant
11 1 (0.69%) PVCS
General
1 18 (12.50%) Back Office
2 9 (6.25%) Finance
3 2 (1.39%) Electronics
3 2 (1.39%) Marketing
4 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.69%) Automotive
4 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 133 (92.36%) Developer
2 65 (45.14%) .NET Developer
3 33 (22.92%) SQL Developer
4 14 (9.72%) Java Developer
5 12 (8.33%) C# Developer
5 12 (8.33%) PHP Developer
6 10 (6.94%) C# .NET Developer
7 9 (6.25%) Senior Developer
8 7 (4.86%) Senior PHP Developer
9 6 (4.17%) Database Developer
9 6 (4.17%) Drupal Developer
9 6 (4.17%) Software Developer
10 5 (3.47%) Hybris Developer
10 5 (3.47%) AWS Developer
11 4 (2.78%) WPF Developer
11 4 (2.78%) Oracle Developer
11 4 (2.78%) ASP.NET Developer
11 4 (2.78%) Agile .NET Developer
12 3 (2.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 3 (2.08%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (60.42%) .NET
2 67 (46.53%) ASP.NET
3 40 (27.78%) ASP.NET MVC
4 33 (22.92%) .NET Framework
5 24 (16.67%) Entity Framework
6 22 (15.28%) WPF
6 22 (15.28%) HTML
7 20 (13.89%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 16 (11.11%) XML
8 16 (11.11%) CSS
9 14 (9.72%) Spring
10 13 (9.03%) Web Services
11 11 (7.64%) Symfony
12 10 (6.94%) HTML5
13 9 (6.25%) jQuery
13 9 (6.25%) WF
14 8 (5.56%) AngularJS
15 7 (4.86%) WCF
15 7 (4.86%) XSLT
15 7 (4.86%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.17%) Mobile App
2 2 (1.39%) Management Information System
2 2 (1.39%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.69%) iPhone
3 1 (0.69%) Open Source
3 1 (0.69%) iPad
3 1 (0.69%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (0.69%) Internet of Things
3 1 (0.69%) User Experience
3 1 (0.69%) Data Structures
3 1 (0.69%) Algorithms
3 1 (0.69%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.25%) Linux
2 8 (5.56%) Windows
3 6 (4.17%) UNIX
4 3 (2.08%) CentOS
4 3 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.39%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.69%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (35.42%) Scrum
3 50 (34.72%) MVC
4 30 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (18.75%) Automated Testing
6 23 (15.97%) TDD
6 23 (15.97%) BDD
7 13 (9.03%) Code Coverage
8 9 (6.25%) OOP
8 9 (6.25%) Web Development
9 8 (5.56%) E-Commerce
10 6 (4.17%) Workflow
10 6 (4.17%) Software Engineering
10 6 (4.17%) Web Design
10 6 (4.17%) OO
11 4 (2.78%) Configuration Management
11 4 (2.78%) System Testing
12 3 (2.08%) Feature Driven Development
12 3 (2.08%) Change Control
12 3 (2.08%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (45.83%) C#
2 62 (43.06%) SQL
3 33 (22.92%) JavaScript
4 23 (15.97%) Java
5 19 (13.19%) PHP
5 19 (13.19%) T-SQL
6 14 (9.72%) VB.NET
7 11 (7.64%) PHP5
8 9 (6.25%) PL/SQL
9 6 (4.17%) Ruby
10 4 (2.78%) Python
10 4 (2.78%) Perl
11 3 (2.08%) VB
11 3 (2.08%) VB6
11 3 (2.08%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.39%) C++
12 2 (1.39%) Embedded C++
12 2 (1.39%) XPath
13 1 (0.69%) X++
13 1 (0.69%) Lua
Qualifications
1 55 (38.19%) Security Cleared
2 38 (26.39%) SC Cleared
3 16 (11.11%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.69%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.78%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.39%) SLA
2 2 (1.39%) ISO 14001
2 2 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.39%) WCAG
2 2 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.78%) Varnish
2 3 (2.08%) vCloud
3 1 (0.69%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (2.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (2.08%) Puppet
2 3 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (11.81%) Oracle
2 10 (6.94%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.56%) hybris
4 6 (4.17%) ESRI
4 6 (4.17%) Zend
5 3 (2.08%) ATG
6 2 (1.39%) Telerik
6 2 (1.39%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.39%) SAP
7 1 (0.69%) IBM
7 1 (0.69%) Sun
7 1 (0.69%) Apple
7 1 (0.69%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.69%) Atmel
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Rate: £500 - £510 per day
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Spring Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £325.00 per day
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Rate: £300.00 - £325.00 per day
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