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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 80 112 68
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -44
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 64 22 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.06% 0.78% 2.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.76% 1.05% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 11 38
Average daily rate
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£375 £338 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
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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
2319 2099 1732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 74.71% 74.25% 70.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1515 1276 1095
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 £275 £255 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 87 72
Average hourly rate £36.00 £24.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £12.31 £13.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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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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 - 26 £327 - 5
Bristol +1 14 £425 +57.40% 9
Devon +1 8 £399 -0.31%
Gloucestershire -7 7 £385 -
Dorset +1 3 £240 - 3
Wiltshire -3 1 £350 +16.66% 1
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 82 (62.12%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (53.79%) .NET
3 63 (47.73%) C#
4 61 (46.21%) ASP.NET
5 59 (44.70%) SQL
6 45 (34.09%) Security Cleared
7 44 (33.33%) Scrum
8 39 (29.55%) Continuous Integration
9 37 (28.03%) MVC
9 37 (28.03%) JavaScript
10 35 (26.52%) ASP.NET MVC
11 34 (25.76%) Automated Testing
12 31 (23.48%) Team Foundation Server
13 30 (22.73%) SC Cleared
14 29 (21.97%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 27 (20.45%) T-SQL
15 27 (20.45%) SQL Server
16 25 (18.94%) Java
17 24 (18.18%) PHP
18 23 (17.42%) TDD
19 22 (16.67%) HTML
20 20 (15.15%) Git (software)
21 17 (12.88%) Oracle
21 17 (12.88%) Code Coverage
22 16 (12.12%) CSS
22 16 (12.12%) XML
23 15 (11.36%) DV Cleared
24 14 (10.61%) .NET Framework
24 14 (10.61%) Back Office
24 14 (10.61%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 10 (7.58%) K2 blackpearl
1 10 (7.58%) CMS
2 6 (4.55%) Drupal
3 4 (3.03%) Apache Solr
3 4 (3.03%) Apache
4 3 (2.27%) OpenStack
4 3 (2.27%) Umbraco
5 2 (1.52%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.76%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Agresso
1 2 (1.52%) Summit
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (20.45%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.06%) Relational Database
3 7 (5.30%) MySQL
3 7 (5.30%) NoSQL
4 6 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (3.79%) MongoDB
6 4 (3.03%) Oracle Database
6 4 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.27%) MS Access
7 3 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.76%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 1 (0.76%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.76%) Hazelcast
9 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 31 (23.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (15.15%) Git (software)
3 10 (7.58%) Jenkins
4 9 (6.82%) JIRA
5 8 (6.06%) Visual Studio
5 8 (6.06%) Maven
6 7 (5.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 6 (4.55%) Subversion
8 5 (3.79%) ClearCase
8 5 (3.79%) Ant
8 5 (3.79%) Bitbucket
9 4 (3.03%) Apache Ivy
9 4 (3.03%) NUnit
10 3 (2.27%) Hudson
10 3 (2.27%) Selenium
11 2 (1.52%) GoogleTest
11 2 (1.52%) Rhino Mocks
11 2 (1.52%) Oracle Forms
12 1 (0.76%) PhpStorm
12 1 (0.76%) dotCover
General
1 14 (10.61%) Back Office
2 10 (7.58%) Finance
3 2 (1.52%) Marketing
3 2 (1.52%) Electronics
4 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.76%) Automotive
4 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 118 (89.39%) Developer
2 53 (40.15%) .NET Developer
3 29 (21.97%) SQL Developer
4 17 (12.88%) C# Developer
5 15 (11.36%) Java Developer
6 14 (10.61%) C# .NET Developer
7 13 (9.85%) PHP Developer
8 11 (8.33%) Senior Developer
9 7 (5.30%) Senior PHP Developer
10 6 (4.55%) Drupal Developer
10 6 (4.55%) Database Developer
11 5 (3.79%) ASP.NET Developer
11 5 (3.79%) Agile .NET Developer
11 5 (3.79%) Hybris Developer
12 4 (3.03%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 4 (3.03%) Oracle Developer
12 4 (3.03%) Programmer
12 4 (3.03%) Applications Developer
13 3 (2.27%) Project Manager
13 3 (2.27%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (53.79%) .NET
2 61 (46.21%) ASP.NET
3 35 (26.52%) ASP.NET MVC
4 29 (21.97%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 22 (16.67%) HTML
6 16 (12.12%) CSS
6 16 (12.12%) XML
7 14 (10.61%) .NET Framework
8 13 (9.85%) Web Services
8 13 (9.85%) jQuery
9 12 (9.09%) Symfony
9 12 (9.09%) Spring
10 9 (6.82%) XSLT
10 9 (6.82%) HTML5
11 8 (6.06%) JSON
11 8 (6.06%) AngularJS
11 8 (6.06%) Doctrine
12 6 (4.55%) RESTful
12 6 (4.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 5 (3.79%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.55%) Mobile App
2 3 (2.27%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.52%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.76%) Internet of Things
4 1 (0.76%) User Experience
4 1 (0.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.76%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.76%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.76%) DTV
4 1 (0.76%) iPad
4 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.76%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.58%) UNIX
1 10 (7.58%) Linux
2 8 (6.06%) Windows
3 3 (2.27%) CentOS
3 3 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.52%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (62.12%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (33.33%) Scrum
3 39 (29.55%) Continuous Integration
4 37 (28.03%) MVC
5 34 (25.76%) Automated Testing
6 23 (17.42%) TDD
7 17 (12.88%) Code Coverage
8 11 (8.33%) OOP
9 10 (7.58%) BDD
10 9 (6.82%) OO
10 9 (6.82%) Web Development
11 7 (5.30%) Software Engineering
11 7 (5.30%) E-Commerce
12 6 (4.55%) Web Design
13 5 (3.79%) User Acceptance Testing
14 4 (3.03%) Test Scripting
14 4 (3.03%) Release Management
14 4 (3.03%) Configuration Management
15 3 (2.27%) Migration
15 3 (2.27%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 63 (47.73%) C#
2 59 (44.70%) SQL
3 37 (28.03%) JavaScript
4 27 (20.45%) T-SQL
5 25 (18.94%) Java
6 24 (18.18%) PHP
7 12 (9.09%) VB.NET
8 11 (8.33%) PHP5
9 9 (6.82%) PL/SQL
10 7 (5.30%) Python
11 4 (3.03%) Lua
11 4 (3.03%) Ruby
11 4 (3.03%) Perl
12 3 (2.27%) VB6
12 3 (2.27%) Embedded C++
12 3 (2.27%) C++
12 3 (2.27%) VB
12 3 (2.27%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.52%) XPath
14 1 (0.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 45 (34.09%) Security Cleared
2 30 (22.73%) SC Cleared
3 15 (11.36%) DV Cleared
4 4 (3.03%) VCP4
4 4 (3.03%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.79%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.27%) SLA
2 3 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.27%) QA
3 2 (1.52%) WCAG
3 2 (1.52%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 4 (3.03%) Varnish
2 3 (2.27%) vCloud
3 1 (0.76%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.76%) Firmware
3 1 (0.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (3.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (2.27%) Puppet
2 3 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.76%) SCCM
4 1 (0.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (12.88%) Oracle
2 14 (10.61%) Microsoft
3 9 (6.82%) Zend
4 8 (6.06%) hybris
5 4 (3.03%) Sun
6 3 (2.27%) ATG
7 2 (1.52%) SAP
8 1 (0.76%) McAfee
8 1 (0.76%) Sophos
8 1 (0.76%) Altiris
8 1 (0.76%) VMware
8 1 (0.76%) Apple
8 1 (0.76%) Atmel
8 1 (0.76%) DevExpress
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