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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unit Testing
England / South West
Rank 87 74 96
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +22
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 52 69 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.93% 2.34% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.34% 2.85% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 49 34
Median daily rate £330 £350 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -10.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £314 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £450 £421
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.36% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Median hourly rate £37.50 £46.20 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.83% -2.73%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £41.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-1.21% +5.80%

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
2223 2421 2468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 82.49% 81.98% 78.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1476 1652 1618
Median daily rate £400 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £283 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 119 90
Median hourly rate £38.00 £42.50 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.58% +16.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £20.38 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Unit Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 21 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the South West region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -10 18 £350 - 9
Somerset +2 12 £280 -35.26% 9
Devon -1 6 £330 +1.53% 3
Gloucestershire -4 5 £375 +10.29% 6
Wiltshire -6 4 - - 4
Dorset +1 3 £369 +5.35%
Unit Testing
England

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 85 (78.70%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (53.70%) Scrum
3 49 (45.37%) C#
4 47 (43.52%) .NET
5 42 (38.89%) MVC
6 41 (37.96%) TDD
7 39 (36.11%) ASP.NET
7 39 (36.11%) JavaScript
8 36 (33.33%) HTML
9 34 (31.48%) Automated Testing
9 34 (31.48%) Security Cleared
10 32 (29.63%) CSS
11 31 (28.70%) SQL
12 30 (27.78%) SQL Server
12 30 (27.78%) ASP.NET MVC
13 29 (26.85%) Software Engineering
14 28 (25.93%) .NET Framework
15 27 (25.00%) Java
16 26 (24.07%) Git (software)
16 26 (24.07%) SC Cleared
17 25 (23.15%) Kanban
17 25 (23.15%) WPF
17 25 (23.15%) Pair Programming
18 23 (21.30%) Team Foundation Server
19 22 (20.37%) QA
20 21 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
20 21 (19.44%) XML
21 19 (17.59%) HTML5
22 17 (15.74%) Front End Development
23 16 (14.81%) JIRA

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (12.04%) Confluence
2 12 (11.11%) NServiceBus
3 5 (4.63%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.78%) Apache
6 2 (1.85%) ColdFusion
6 2 (1.85%) IIS
6 2 (1.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.85%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.85%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.85%) WordPress
7 1 (0.93%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.93%) CMS
7 1 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.93%) K2 blackpearl
7 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (4.63%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.85%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 4 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.93%) SAP PP
2 1 (0.93%) SAP PP-PI
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.70%) GitHub
4 3 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.93%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.63%) HTTP
2 2 (1.85%) Internet
2 2 (1.85%) NAS
2 2 (1.85%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.48%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (3.70%) RDBMS
4 4 (3.70%) Redis
5 3 (2.78%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.78%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.85%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.93%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.93%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.93%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.93%) MySQL
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.93%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.93%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 26 (24.07%) Git (software)
2 23 (21.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (14.81%) JIRA
4 11 (10.19%) Ant
4 11 (10.19%) Jenkins
5 10 (9.26%) Visual Studio
6 9 (8.33%) TeamCity
7 8 (7.41%) Cucumber
8 7 (6.48%) Artifactory
9 6 (5.56%) JUnit
10 5 (4.63%) Subversion
11 4 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (3.70%) Eclipse
11 4 (3.70%) Maven
11 4 (3.70%) ReSharper
11 4 (3.70%) Selenium
12 3 (2.78%) Apache Buildr
12 3 (2.78%) GoCD
12 3 (2.78%) jMock
12 3 (2.78%) Mercurial
General
1 9 (8.33%) Finance
2 7 (6.48%) Banking
3 3 (2.78%) Back Office
4 2 (1.85%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.93%) Advertising
5 1 (0.93%) Electronics
5 1 (0.93%) Marketing
5 1 (0.93%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.93%) Retail
5 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 91 (84.26%) Developer
2 31 (28.70%) .NET Developer
3 21 (19.44%) C# Developer
4 13 (12.04%) Java Developer
5 12 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
6 11 (10.19%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 9 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
7 9 (8.33%) SQL Developer
8 7 (6.48%) UI Developer
9 6 (5.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 6 (5.56%) Senior Developer
9 6 (5.56%) Software Developer
9 6 (5.56%) Software Engineer
10 5 (4.63%) iOS Developer
10 5 (4.63%) WPF Developer
11 4 (3.70%) Senior Front-End Developer
11 4 (3.70%) Senior UI Developer
12 3 (2.78%) Oracle Developer
12 3 (2.78%) PL/SQL Developer
12 3 (2.78%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (43.52%) .NET
2 39 (36.11%) ASP.NET
3 36 (33.33%) HTML
4 32 (29.63%) CSS
5 30 (27.78%) ASP.NET MVC
6 28 (25.93%) .NET Framework
7 25 (23.15%) WPF
8 21 (19.44%) XML
9 19 (17.59%) HTML5
10 15 (13.89%) CSS3
11 14 (12.96%) AngularJS
12 13 (12.04%) Spring
13 10 (9.26%) SOAP
13 10 (9.26%) Web Services
14 9 (8.33%) DHTML
15 8 (7.41%) REST
16 7 (6.48%) React
17 6 (5.56%) Ajax
17 6 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
17 6 (5.56%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.89%) User Experience
2 2 (1.85%) Data Centre
2 2 (1.85%) Digital TV
2 2 (1.85%) N-Tier
2 2 (1.85%) RIA
2 2 (1.85%) STB
2 2 (1.85%) Web 2.0
3 1 (0.93%) FMCG
3 1 (0.93%) iPad
3 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.96%) Linux
2 9 (8.33%) Apple iOS
3 8 (7.41%) Unix
4 7 (6.48%) Windows
5 4 (3.70%) Android
6 2 (1.85%) Debian
6 2 (1.85%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.85%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.93%) CentOS
7 1 (0.93%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (78.70%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (53.70%) Scrum
3 42 (38.89%) MVC
4 41 (37.96%) TDD
5 34 (31.48%) Automated Testing
6 29 (26.85%) Software Engineering
7 25 (23.15%) Kanban
7 25 (23.15%) Pair Programming
8 21 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (15.74%) Front End Development
10 15 (13.89%) Continuous Delivery
11 14 (12.96%) Microservices
12 10 (9.26%) Line Management
13 9 (8.33%) iOS Development
14 8 (7.41%) BDD
15 7 (6.48%) DevOps
15 7 (6.48%) E-Commerce
15 7 (6.48%) Test Automation
16 6 (5.56%) Integration Testing
16 6 (5.56%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 49 (45.37%) C#
2 39 (36.11%) JavaScript
3 31 (28.70%) SQL
4 27 (25.00%) Java
5 15 (13.89%) Python
6 7 (6.48%) C
7 6 (5.56%) PL/SQL
7 6 (5.56%) Scala
8 5 (4.63%) Apple Swift
8 5 (4.63%) Objective-C
9 4 (3.70%) Bash Shell
9 4 (3.70%) T-SQL
9 4 (3.70%) TypeScript
10 3 (2.78%) C++
10 3 (2.78%) PHP
10 3 (2.78%) Ruby
11 2 (1.85%) Lua
11 2 (1.85%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.93%) Perl
12 1 (0.93%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 34 (31.48%) Security Cleared
2 26 (24.07%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.41%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.78%) Degree
5 2 (1.85%) CCNA
5 2 (1.85%) CCNP
5 2 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.85%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.93%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.93%) ISEB
6 1 (0.93%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.93%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (20.37%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 10 (9.26%) Docker
2 4 (3.70%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.78%) LXC
4 2 (1.85%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.93%) HDFS
5 1 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (3.70%) Ansible
2 2 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.85%) Packer
2 2 (1.85%) PowerCLI
2 2 (1.85%) Puppet
2 2 (1.85%) Terraform
3 1 (0.93%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (10.19%) Oracle
2 7 (6.48%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.78%) ATG
4 2 (1.85%) CA Agile Central
4 2 (1.85%) Google
4 2 (1.85%) SAP
4 2 (1.85%) VMware
4 2 (1.85%) Zend
5 1 (0.93%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.93%) BEA
5 1 (0.93%) Guidewire
5 1 (0.93%) HP
5 1 (0.93%) IBM
5 1 (0.93%) Informatica
5 1 (0.93%) Kofax
5 1 (0.93%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.93%) Talend
5 1 (0.93%) Telerik
5 1 (0.93%) Teradata
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