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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 77 43 75
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +32
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 70 123 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.19% 4.01% 1.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.89% 5.40% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 100 25
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
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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
2422 2276 1539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.69% 74.19% 71.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1621 1512 999
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 107 66
Average hourly rate £39.25 £33.84 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.98% +88.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.91 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £41.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Bristol -15 28 £375 -6.25% 13
Somerset -23 14 £375 +13.63% 4
Gloucestershire +2 9 £450 -24.36% 2
Dorset +3 7 - - 5
Wiltshire +1 7 £331 -35.36% 2
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 99 (68.75%) .NET
2 93 (64.58%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (51.39%) C#
4 64 (44.44%) ASP.NET
5 56 (38.89%) SQL
6 53 (36.81%) SQL Server
6 53 (36.81%) Scrum
7 47 (32.64%) JavaScript
8 46 (31.94%) .NET Framework
9 44 (30.56%) Security Cleared
10 37 (25.69%) MVC
11 34 (23.61%) Oracle
11 34 (23.61%) BDD
12 29 (20.14%) SC Cleared
12 29 (20.14%) TDD
13 28 (19.44%) Web Services
13 28 (19.44%) HTML
14 27 (18.75%) Windows
15 26 (18.06%) Continuous Integration
16 24 (16.67%) Automated Testing
17 23 (15.97%) ASP.NET MVC
17 23 (15.97%) Entity Framework
17 23 (15.97%) Java
17 23 (15.97%) XML
18 21 (14.58%) CSS
18 21 (14.58%) WPF
19 20 (13.89%) Team Foundation Server
19 20 (13.89%) OO
20 19 (13.19%) C++
20 19 (13.19%) Web Development

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 17 (11.81%) IIS
2 15 (10.42%) K2 blackpearl
3 10 (6.94%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.47%) Node.js
5 4 (2.78%) Apache
6 3 (2.08%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.39%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.69%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.69%) CMS
8 1 (0.69%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.69%) DNN
8 1 (0.69%) Drupal
Applications
1 5 (3.47%) MS Office
2 2 (1.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.69%) Summit
1 1 (0.69%) SAP PM
1 1 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.69%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (36.81%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.94%) Relational Database
3 7 (4.86%) SQLite
3 7 (4.86%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.78%) MySQL
4 4 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (2.78%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.08%) Oracle ODI
5 3 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.08%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.08%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.69%) OLAP
6 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 20 (13.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (6.25%) Selenium
3 8 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 8 (5.56%) NUnit
4 7 (4.86%) Subversion
4 7 (4.86%) SpecFlow
4 7 (4.86%) Jenkins
5 6 (4.17%) JUnit
6 5 (3.47%) Maven
6 5 (3.47%) Ant
6 5 (3.47%) Rhino Mocks
7 4 (2.78%) Visual Studio
7 4 (2.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (2.78%) ClearCase
7 4 (2.78%) Apache Ivy
7 4 (2.78%) Mechanoid
7 4 (2.78%) Robolectric
7 4 (2.78%) Robotium
8 3 (2.08%) Jasmine
8 3 (2.08%) RSpec
General
1 14 (9.72%) Back Office
2 11 (7.64%) Finance
3 7 (4.86%) Banking
4 4 (2.78%) Retail
5 2 (1.39%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.69%) Marketing
6 1 (0.69%) Advertising
6 1 (0.69%) Publishing
6 1 (0.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 122 (84.72%) Developer
2 64 (44.44%) .NET Developer
3 29 (20.14%) SQL Developer
4 17 (11.81%) C# Developer
5 16 (11.11%) Senior Developer
6 13 (9.03%) C# .NET Developer
7 10 (6.94%) Software Developer
7 10 (6.94%) Java Developer
8 7 (4.86%) Agile .NET Developer
9 6 (4.17%) Android Developer
9 6 (4.17%) Senior Android Developer
9 6 (4.17%) Analyst
9 6 (4.17%) Test Analyst
9 6 (4.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (3.47%) Agile C# Developer
11 4 (2.78%) SAP Analyst
11 4 (2.78%) WPF Developer
11 4 (2.78%) iOS Developer
11 4 (2.78%) AWS Developer
11 4 (2.78%) SAP Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (68.75%) .NET
2 64 (44.44%) ASP.NET
3 46 (31.94%) .NET Framework
4 28 (19.44%) HTML
4 28 (19.44%) Web Services
5 23 (15.97%) XML
5 23 (15.97%) ASP.NET MVC
5 23 (15.97%) Entity Framework
6 21 (14.58%) WPF
6 21 (14.58%) CSS
7 17 (11.81%) SOAP
8 12 (8.33%) WCF
9 9 (6.25%) WF
10 8 (5.56%) AngularJS
11 7 (4.86%) REST
12 5 (3.47%) HTML5
12 5 (3.47%) Hibernate
12 5 (3.47%) Spring
12 5 (3.47%) ASP.NET Web API
13 4 (2.78%) ActionBarSherlock
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.25%) User Experience
2 7 (4.86%) Mobile Payment
3 5 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.78%) iPhone
4 4 (2.78%) iPad
5 3 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.08%) Economics
5 3 (2.08%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.39%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.69%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.69%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 27 (18.75%) Windows
2 16 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (7.64%) Apple iOS
4 9 (6.25%) Android
5 7 (4.86%) Linux
5 7 (4.86%) Windows Phone
5 7 (4.86%) Windows Phone 7
6 5 (3.47%) UNIX
6 5 (3.47%) Windows XP
6 5 (3.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (3.47%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.69%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (64.58%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (36.81%) Scrum
3 37 (25.69%) MVC
4 34 (23.61%) BDD
5 29 (20.14%) TDD
6 26 (18.06%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (16.67%) Automated Testing
8 20 (13.89%) OO
9 19 (13.19%) Web Development
10 16 (11.11%) Software Engineering
11 15 (10.42%) E-Commerce
12 12 (8.33%) ITIL
12 12 (8.33%) Integration Testing
13 10 (6.94%) OOP
13 10 (6.94%) Refactoring
14 9 (6.25%) Service Delivery
14 9 (6.25%) UML
14 9 (6.25%) OOD
14 9 (6.25%) Android Development
14 9 (6.25%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 74 (51.39%) C#
2 56 (38.89%) SQL
3 47 (32.64%) JavaScript
4 23 (15.97%) Java
5 19 (13.19%) C++
6 15 (10.42%) VB.NET
7 12 (8.33%) Perl
8 10 (6.94%) PHP
9 7 (4.86%) PL/SQL
10 5 (3.47%) Python
10 5 (3.47%) Objective-C
10 5 (3.47%) VBScript
10 5 (3.47%) PowerShell
10 5 (3.47%) Bash Shell
11 4 (2.78%) Lua
11 4 (2.78%) C
12 3 (2.08%) Ruby
13 2 (1.39%) PHP5
13 2 (1.39%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 44 (30.56%) Security Cleared
2 29 (20.14%) SC Cleared
3 12 (8.33%) DV Cleared
4 5 (3.47%) ISTQB
5 4 (2.78%) Sun Certification
6 3 (2.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.25%) QA
2 1 (0.69%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.69%) SLA
2 1 (0.69%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 7 (4.86%) Active Directory
1 7 (4.86%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (4.86%) vSphere
2 5 (3.47%) VMware ESX
3 3 (2.08%) RACF
3 3 (2.08%) XenApp
4 2 (1.39%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.69%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 3 (2.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 3 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (2.08%) yum
1 3 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.08%) zSecure
Vendors
1 34 (23.61%) Oracle
2 9 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.86%) VMware
4 6 (4.17%) SAP
4 6 (4.17%) ESRI
5 5 (3.47%) Symantec
5 5 (3.47%) Google
6 4 (2.78%) Sun
7 3 (2.08%) Citrix
8 2 (1.39%) Telerik
8 2 (1.39%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.69%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.69%) Zend
9 1 (0.69%) Apple
9 1 (0.69%) IBM
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