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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 49 72 112
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +40
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 110 39 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.62% 1.82% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.02% 2.58% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 25 21
Average daily rate
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£375 £339 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.47% +6.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £481 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +6.06%
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%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2193 1512 2124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.11% 70.62% 69.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1463 974 1298
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £265
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 97 67 132
Average hourly rate £33.84 £17.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.37% -46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
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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 1 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 1 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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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 +12 46 £355 +14.51% 1
Bristol +1 39 £400 +14.28% 6
Gloucestershire - 7 £595 - 4
Wiltshire -4 6 £513 -14.58% 7
Dorset +9 4 £225 - 1
Devon -9 4 £450 +22.53% 1
Cornwall - - - -
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 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 84 (52.50%) C#
1 84 (52.50%) .NET
2 80 (50.00%) Scrum
3 74 (46.25%) Security Cleared
4 71 (44.38%) SQL
5 58 (36.25%) SC Cleared
6 53 (33.13%) ASP.NET
7 48 (30.00%) MVC
8 47 (29.38%) SQL Server
9 44 (27.50%) Continuous Integration
10 43 (26.88%) ASP.NET MVC
11 33 (20.63%) Back Office
12 30 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
12 30 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 29 (18.13%) T-SQL
14 28 (17.50%) .NET Framework
15 27 (16.88%) Java
16 25 (15.63%) PHP
17 24 (15.00%) HTML
17 24 (15.00%) TDD
17 24 (15.00%) Zend
18 23 (14.38%) Team Foundation Server
19 22 (13.75%) jQuery
19 22 (13.75%) SOA
19 22 (13.75%) Microsoft
20 21 (13.13%) JavaScript
20 21 (13.13%) K2 blackpearl
21 20 (12.50%) CSS
22 19 (11.88%) Code Coverage
22 19 (11.88%) Spring

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 (13.13%) K2 blackpearl
2 8 (5.00%) Confluence
3 7 (4.38%) Tomcat
3 7 (4.38%) CMS
4 6 (3.75%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.13%) IIS
6 4 (2.50%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.25%) ColdFusion
7 2 (1.25%) Apache
7 2 (1.25%) nginx
8 1 (0.63%) Railo
8 1 (0.63%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.63%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.63%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.63%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 4 (2.50%) MS Excel
1 4 (2.50%) InfoPath
2 2 (1.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.88%) Shopify
2 3 (1.88%) Magento
2 3 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.88%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.13%) Intranet
2 2 (1.25%) Firewall
2 2 (1.25%) VPN
3 1 (0.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (29.38%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.50%) MySQL
3 9 (5.63%) Relational Database
4 8 (5.00%) RDBMS
5 5 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.88%) Hazelcast
7 2 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 23 (14.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (9.38%) Visual Studio
3 13 (8.13%) ClearCase
4 12 (7.50%) Selenium
5 9 (5.63%) JIRA
5 9 (5.63%) JUnit
6 8 (5.00%) Jenkins
6 8 (5.00%) Git (software)
7 7 (4.38%) Subversion
8 4 (2.50%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.88%) Hudson
9 3 (1.88%) Maven
10 2 (1.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (1.25%) PhpStorm
11 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.63%) PhoneGap
11 1 (0.63%) Apache Ivy
11 1 (0.63%) Eclipse RCP
11 1 (0.63%) MSBuild
11 1 (0.63%) MSTest
General
1 33 (20.63%) Back Office
2 3 (1.88%) Finance
2 3 (1.88%) Legal
3 2 (1.25%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.25%) Banking
3 2 (1.25%) Retail
4 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 131 (81.88%) Developer
2 62 (38.75%) .NET Developer
3 37 (23.13%) SQL Developer
4 24 (15.00%) Senior Developer
5 23 (14.38%) PHP Developer
6 18 (11.25%) Senior PHP Developer
7 10 (6.25%) C# Developer
7 10 (6.25%) Java Developer
8 7 (4.38%) Analyst
8 7 (4.38%) ABAP Developer
9 6 (3.75%) Lead Developer
10 5 (3.13%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (3.13%) Senior Java Developer
10 5 (3.13%) Programmer
10 5 (3.13%) Web Developer
10 5 (3.13%) Architect
11 4 (2.50%) C++ Developer
11 4 (2.50%) Design Engineer
11 4 (2.50%) Software Engineer
11 4 (2.50%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (52.50%) .NET
2 53 (33.13%) ASP.NET
3 43 (26.88%) ASP.NET MVC
4 30 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 28 (17.50%) .NET Framework
6 24 (15.00%) HTML
7 22 (13.75%) jQuery
8 20 (12.50%) CSS
9 19 (11.88%) Spring
10 18 (11.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 17 (10.63%) Web Services
12 15 (9.38%) Symfony
13 11 (6.88%) HTML5
13 11 (6.88%) XML
14 10 (6.25%) SOAP
14 10 (6.25%) Apache CXF
15 9 (5.63%) REST
15 9 (5.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 8 (5.00%) WCF
16 8 (5.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.50%) Taxonomies
2 3 (1.88%) Mobile App
2 3 (1.88%) Computer Science
2 3 (1.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.63%) Open Source
3 1 (0.63%) RIA
3 1 (0.63%) Data Integration
3 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.88%) Windows
2 9 (5.63%) UNIX
3 6 (3.75%) Linux
4 3 (1.88%) CentOS
4 3 (1.88%) Ubuntu
4 3 (1.88%) Fedora
5 2 (1.25%) SUSE
5 2 (1.25%) Debian
5 2 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.25%) Android
6 1 (0.63%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (50.00%) Scrum
2 48 (30.00%) MVC
3 44 (27.50%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (15.00%) TDD
6 22 (13.75%) SOA
7 19 (11.88%) Code Coverage
8 15 (9.38%) Automated Testing
9 13 (8.13%) Configuration Management
10 12 (7.50%) Service Delivery
10 12 (7.50%) Software Engineering
11 8 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (4.38%) Content Management
12 7 (4.38%) Data Modelling
13 6 (3.75%) Validation
13 6 (3.75%) SEO
13 6 (3.75%) Project Management
13 6 (3.75%) E-Commerce
13 6 (3.75%) OO
13 6 (3.75%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 84 (52.50%) C#
2 71 (44.38%) SQL
3 29 (18.13%) T-SQL
4 27 (16.88%) Java
5 25 (15.63%) PHP
6 21 (13.13%) JavaScript
7 14 (8.75%) PowerShell
8 9 (5.63%) VBScript
9 8 (5.00%) PHP5
10 7 (4.38%) C++
10 7 (4.38%) ABAP
11 3 (1.88%) Ruby
11 3 (1.88%) Perl
12 2 (1.25%) VBA
12 2 (1.25%) Python
12 2 (1.25%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.63%) Groovy
13 1 (0.63%) Lua
13 1 (0.63%) VB6
13 1 (0.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 74 (46.25%) Security Cleared
2 58 (36.25%) SC Cleared
3 13 (8.13%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.88%) Degree
5 1 (0.63%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.63%) ISEB
5 1 (0.63%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.75%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.88%) SLA
2 3 (1.88%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.63%) FINREP
3 1 (0.63%) Basel III
System Software
1 9 (5.63%) Active Directory
1 9 (5.63%) VMware ESX
2 6 (3.75%) XenApp
2 6 (3.75%) XenDesktop
3 3 (1.88%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.25%) Samba
4 2 (1.25%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 6 (3.75%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (2.50%) SCCM
2 4 (2.50%) SCOM
2 4 (2.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (1.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (15.00%) Zend
2 22 (13.75%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.88%) VMware
4 9 (5.63%) Sophos
4 9 (5.63%) McAfee
5 8 (5.00%) Altiris
6 7 (4.38%) SAP
7 6 (3.75%) Symantec
7 6 (3.75%) Citrix
7 6 (3.75%) hybris
8 5 (3.13%) Sitecore
8 5 (3.13%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.63%) JBoss
9 1 (0.63%) Sun
9 1 (0.63%) CA
9 1 (0.63%) ESRI
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