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 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 59 68 104
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +36
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 89 43 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.86% 1.93% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.01% 2.72% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 31 21
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£388 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £408 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -12.16%
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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
2220 1579 2179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 71.38% 70.74% 68.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1478 1039 1299
Average daily rate £380 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 69 156
Average hourly rate £33.50 £17.23 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.48% -44.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £8.00 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.70 £43.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 August 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 20 August 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 +14 44 £370 +16.53% 7
Bristol -6 29 £400 +23.07% 10
Gloucestershire - 6 £595 - 3
Wiltshire -14 5 £300 -50.00% 6
Devon -8 4 £450 +22.53% 2
Dorset +2 2 £300 -
Cornwall - - - -
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 97 (55.43%) C#
1 97 (55.43%) .NET
2 93 (53.14%) Scrum
3 83 (47.43%) SQL
3 83 (47.43%) Security Cleared
4 66 (37.71%) SC Cleared
5 65 (37.14%) ASP.NET
6 54 (30.86%) ASP.NET MVC
7 52 (29.71%) Continuous Integration
7 52 (29.71%) MVC
8 51 (29.14%) SQL Server
9 41 (23.43%) T-SQL
9 41 (23.43%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 38 (21.71%) Back Office
11 32 (18.29%) Team Foundation Server
12 31 (17.71%) Agile Software Development
13 29 (16.57%) PHP
14 28 (16.00%) Java
14 28 (16.00%) .NET Framework
15 27 (15.43%) TDD
15 27 (15.43%) Zend
15 27 (15.43%) Code Coverage
16 25 (14.29%) Automated Testing
17 23 (13.14%) jQuery
17 23 (13.14%) SOA
17 23 (13.14%) Microsoft
18 22 (12.57%) HTML
19 21 (12.00%) K2 blackpearl
20 20 (11.43%) Spring
21 19 (10.86%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (12.00%) K2 blackpearl
2 8 (4.57%) Confluence
3 7 (4.00%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.43%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.86%) IIS
5 5 (2.86%) CMS
6 4 (2.29%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (2.29%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.14%) nginx
7 2 (1.14%) Apache
8 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.57%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.57%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.57%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (2.29%) InfoPath
2 3 (1.71%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.29%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (2.29%) Magento
1 4 (2.29%) Shopify
2 3 (1.71%) Summit
2 3 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.86%) Intranet
2 2 (1.14%) VPN
2 2 (1.14%) Firewall
3 1 (0.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (29.14%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.86%) MySQL
3 9 (5.14%) Relational Database
4 8 (4.57%) RDBMS
5 5 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.29%) Hazelcast
7 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.57%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 32 (18.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (8.00%) Visual Studio
2 14 (8.00%) ClearCase
3 12 (6.86%) Selenium
4 9 (5.14%) JIRA
4 9 (5.14%) JUnit
5 7 (4.00%) Subversion
6 6 (3.43%) Git (software)
6 6 (3.43%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.71%) Maven
8 2 (1.14%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (1.14%) PhpStorm
9 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.57%) Apache Ivy
9 1 (0.57%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.57%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.57%) Ant
9 1 (0.57%) NUnit
9 1 (0.57%) Mercurial
General
1 38 (21.71%) Back Office
2 4 (2.29%) Finance
3 3 (1.71%) Legal
4 2 (1.14%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.14%) Banking
4 2 (1.14%) Retail
5 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 147 (84.00%) Developer
2 73 (41.71%) .NET Developer
3 43 (24.57%) SQL Developer
4 26 (14.86%) Senior Developer
5 25 (14.29%) PHP Developer
6 20 (11.43%) Senior PHP Developer
7 11 (6.29%) Java Developer
7 11 (6.29%) C# Developer
8 7 (4.00%) ABAP Developer
9 6 (3.43%) Programmer
9 6 (3.43%) Lead Developer
9 6 (3.43%) C# .NET Developer
9 6 (3.43%) Hybris Developer
10 5 (2.86%) Agile .NET Developer
10 5 (2.86%) Senior Java Developer
10 5 (2.86%) SharePoint Developer
10 5 (2.86%) Analyst
10 5 (2.86%) Architect
10 5 (2.86%) Web Developer
11 4 (2.29%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (55.43%) .NET
2 65 (37.14%) ASP.NET
3 54 (30.86%) ASP.NET MVC
4 41 (23.43%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 28 (16.00%) .NET Framework
6 23 (13.14%) jQuery
7 22 (12.57%) HTML
8 20 (11.43%) Spring
9 19 (10.86%) Web Services
10 18 (10.29%) CSS
10 18 (10.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 17 (9.71%) Symfony
12 11 (6.29%) XML
13 10 (5.71%) SOAP
13 10 (5.71%) Apache CXF
14 9 (5.14%) WCF
14 9 (5.14%) HTML5
14 9 (5.14%) REST
14 9 (5.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 8 (4.57%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.29%) Taxonomies
1 4 (2.29%) Computer Science
2 3 (1.71%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.14%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.57%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.57%) RIA
4 1 (0.57%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.57%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 13 (7.43%) Windows
2 9 (5.14%) UNIX
3 7 (4.00%) Linux
4 3 (1.71%) Fedora
4 3 (1.71%) Ubuntu
4 3 (1.71%) CentOS
5 2 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.14%) Android
5 2 (1.14%) SUSE
5 2 (1.14%) Debian
6 1 (0.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (53.14%) Scrum
2 52 (29.71%) MVC
2 52 (29.71%) Continuous Integration
3 31 (17.71%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (15.43%) TDD
4 27 (15.43%) Code Coverage
5 25 (14.29%) Automated Testing
6 23 (13.14%) SOA
7 14 (8.00%) Configuration Management
8 13 (7.43%) Service Delivery
8 13 (7.43%) Software Engineering
9 8 (4.57%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (4.00%) Integration Testing
10 7 (4.00%) OO
10 7 (4.00%) Data Modelling
11 6 (3.43%) E-Commerce
11 6 (3.43%) Project Management
11 6 (3.43%) B2C
11 6 (3.43%) Refactoring
11 6 (3.43%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 97 (55.43%) C#
2 83 (47.43%) SQL
3 41 (23.43%) T-SQL
4 29 (16.57%) PHP
5 28 (16.00%) Java
6 19 (10.86%) JavaScript
7 14 (8.00%) PowerShell
8 9 (5.14%) VBScript
8 9 (5.14%) PHP5
9 7 (4.00%) ABAP
9 7 (4.00%) C++
10 3 (1.71%) Perl
10 3 (1.71%) Ruby
11 2 (1.14%) Python
11 2 (1.14%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.57%) VB6
12 1 (0.57%) VBA
12 1 (0.57%) Lua
12 1 (0.57%) Groovy
12 1 (0.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 83 (47.43%) Security Cleared
2 66 (37.71%) SC Cleared
3 15 (8.57%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.29%) Degree
5 1 (0.57%) ISEB
5 1 (0.57%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.29%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.71%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.57%) QA
3 1 (0.57%) Basel III
3 1 (0.57%) FINREP
3 1 (0.57%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (5.71%) Active Directory
1 10 (5.71%) VMware ESX
2 6 (3.43%) XenApp
2 6 (3.43%) XenDesktop
3 3 (1.71%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.14%) Postfix
4 2 (1.14%) Samba
Systems Management
1 6 (3.43%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (2.86%) SCCM
2 5 (2.86%) SCOM
2 5 (2.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (1.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 27 (15.43%) Zend
2 23 (13.14%) Microsoft
3 12 (6.86%) VMware
4 10 (5.71%) McAfee
4 10 (5.71%) Sophos
5 9 (5.14%) Altiris
6 7 (4.00%) SAP
7 6 (3.43%) Citrix
7 6 (3.43%) Symantec
7 6 (3.43%) hybris
8 5 (2.86%) Sitecore
8 5 (2.86%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.57%) CA
9 1 (0.57%) JBoss
9 1 (0.57%) Sun
9 1 (0.57%) ESRI
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Roc Search
Posted: 12 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Network ITR
Rate: 300 to 330 per day GBP
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Intapeople
Rate: £300 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Sanderson
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Somerset
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 26 days ago