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 2 July 2016 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
2 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 109 80 47
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -33
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 36 66 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.20% 2.11% 3.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 2.71% 4.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 52 89
Median daily rate £356 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.78% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £350 £354
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.29% +6.85%
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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
2348 2433 2355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 77.95% 77.88% 78.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1558 1632 1571
Median daily rate £388 £388 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 111 120
Median hourly rate £34.00 £37.00 £33.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% +9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.30 £17.20 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £28.91
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +3.77%

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 2 July 2016.

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 2 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Devon - 8 £320 - 1
Bristol -15 6 £369 -1.66% 5
Dorset -3 5 £340 - 4
Gloucestershire -7 5 £350 -22.22%
Somerset -1 3 - - 8
Wiltshire -10 3 £394 +21.15% 4
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 July 2016, 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 45 (46.88%) Java
2 41 (42.71%) JavaScript
2 41 (42.71%) HTML
3 40 (41.67%) CSS
4 34 (35.42%) SQL
5 24 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (25.00%) Web Development
5 24 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 22 (22.92%) Web Services
7 21 (21.88%) Relational Database
8 20 (20.83%) Python
9 19 (19.79%) Git (software)
9 19 (19.79%) MongoDB
9 19 (19.79%) Configuration Management
10 18 (18.75%) Migration
10 18 (18.75%) Linux
10 18 (18.75%) RESTful
10 18 (18.75%) Ruby
11 17 (17.71%) Subversion
11 17 (17.71%) Data Migration
11 17 (17.71%) Unix
12 16 (16.67%) Sass
13 15 (15.63%) PostgreSQL
13 15 (15.63%) Integration Testing
13 15 (15.63%) Visualisation
13 15 (15.63%) Open Source
13 15 (15.63%) NoSQL
13 15 (15.63%) Ruby on Rails
14 14 (14.58%) ETL
14 14 (14.58%) Front End Development

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 12 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
2 11 (11.46%) WebLogic
3 9 (9.38%) JBoss
3 9 (9.38%) WebSphere
4 7 (7.29%) CICS
5 4 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (4.17%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.04%) Apache
6 1 (1.04%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.04%) CMS
6 1 (1.04%) ExpressionEngine
6 1 (1.04%) GemFire
6 1 (1.04%) GlassFish
6 1 (1.04%) IIS
6 1 (1.04%) nginx
6 1 (1.04%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.04%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.04%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.04%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.04%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) BASE24
1 1 (1.04%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (1.04%) Magento
1 1 (1.04%) SAP CRM
1 1 (1.04%) SAP HR
1 1 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.50%) GitHub
2 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.04%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.50%) HTTP
2 1 (1.04%) ASN.1
2 1 (1.04%) ATM
2 1 (1.04%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.04%) DAB
2 1 (1.04%) NFC
2 1 (1.04%) OFDM
2 1 (1.04%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.04%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (21.88%) Relational Database
2 19 (19.79%) MongoDB
3 15 (15.63%) NoSQL
3 15 (15.63%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (10.42%) SQL Server
5 9 (9.38%) RDBMS
6 7 (7.29%) DB2
7 5 (5.21%) MySQL
8 1 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.04%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (1.04%) Big Data
8 1 (1.04%) CouchDB
8 1 (1.04%) Essbase
8 1 (1.04%) GIS
8 1 (1.04%) Hyperion Smart View
8 1 (1.04%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.04%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 19 (19.79%) Git (software)
2 17 (17.71%) Subversion
3 13 (13.54%) JUnit
4 12 (12.50%) Capybara
4 12 (12.50%) Cucumber
4 12 (12.50%) git-flow
4 12 (12.50%) RSpec
5 5 (5.21%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (3.13%) ClearCase
6 3 (3.13%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.13%) JIRA
6 3 (3.13%) Vagrant
6 3 (3.13%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.08%) NUnit
7 2 (2.08%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.04%) CppUnit
8 1 (1.04%) Maven
8 1 (1.04%) MSTest
8 1 (1.04%) Oracle APEX
General
1 11 (11.46%) Finance
2 6 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.17%) Marketing
4 3 (3.13%) Banking
5 2 (2.08%) Electronics
5 2 (2.08%) Retail
6 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.04%) Military
Job Titles
1 72 (75.00%) Developer
2 20 (20.83%) Java Developer
3 11 (11.46%) Software Developer
4 10 (10.42%) Web Developer
5 9 (9.38%) Java Web Developer
5 9 (9.38%) Ruby Developer
5 9 (9.38%) Software Engineer
6 8 (8.33%) Java Software Developer
7 7 (7.29%) COBOL Developer
8 6 (6.25%) C++ Software Engineer
8 6 (6.25%) DB2 Developer
8 6 (6.25%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 5 (5.21%) .NET Developer
9 5 (5.21%) Python Developer
10 4 (4.17%) Analyst
10 4 (4.17%) Consultant
10 4 (4.17%) PHP Developer
10 4 (4.17%) Senior Developer
11 3 (3.13%) Programmer
11 3 (3.13%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (42.71%) HTML
2 40 (41.67%) CSS
3 22 (22.92%) Web Services
4 18 (18.75%) RESTful
5 16 (16.67%) Sass
6 15 (15.63%) Ruby on Rails
7 13 (13.54%) .NET
8 12 (12.50%) Dropwizard
9 9 (9.38%) GWT
9 9 (9.38%) J2EE
10 8 (8.33%) Hibernate
10 8 (8.33%) Spring
11 7 (7.29%) jQuery
11 7 (7.29%) JSON
12 6 (6.25%) AngularJS
12 6 (6.25%) XML
13 4 (4.17%) ASP.NET
14 3 (3.13%) .NET Framework
14 3 (3.13%) HTML5
14 3 (3.13%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.63%) Visualisation
2 13 (13.54%) Mainframe
3 10 (10.42%) N-Tier
4 9 (9.38%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.17%) Blackberry
5 4 (4.17%) Cybercrime
5 4 (4.17%) iPhone
6 2 (2.08%) Health Informatics
6 2 (2.08%) Informatics
6 2 (2.08%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.04%) BYOD
7 1 (1.04%) iPad
7 1 (1.04%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 18 (18.75%) Linux
2 17 (17.71%) Unix
3 12 (12.50%) Mac OS X
4 10 (10.42%) zOS
5 2 (2.08%) Android
5 2 (2.08%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.04%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.04%) Windows
6 1 (1.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 24 (25.00%) Web Development
2 19 (19.79%) Configuration Management
3 18 (18.75%) Migration
4 17 (17.71%) Data Migration
5 15 (15.63%) Integration Testing
5 15 (15.63%) Open Source
6 14 (14.58%) ETL
6 14 (14.58%) Front End Development
7 13 (13.54%) Software Engineering
8 12 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
8 12 (12.50%) SDLC
8 12 (12.50%) Web Design
9 10 (10.42%) TDD
9 10 (10.42%) UML
10 9 (9.38%) Build Automation
10 9 (9.38%) Dependency Injection
11 8 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (8.33%) OO
11 8 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (46.88%) Java
2 41 (42.71%) JavaScript
3 34 (35.42%) SQL
4 20 (20.83%) Python
5 18 (18.75%) Ruby
6 13 (13.54%) C#
7 12 (12.50%) Scala
8 10 (10.42%) C
9 8 (8.33%) C++
10 7 (7.29%) COBOL
11 5 (5.21%) PowerShell
12 4 (4.17%) Delphi
12 4 (4.17%) Embedded C++
12 4 (4.17%) PHP
12 4 (4.17%) PL/1
13 3 (3.13%) Groovy
13 3 (3.13%) Perl
14 2 (2.08%) PL/SQL
15 1 (1.04%) T-SQL
15 1 (1.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (9.38%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.13%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.21%) QA
2 2 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.04%) Def Stans
3 1 (1.04%) IEC 61508
3 1 (1.04%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.04%) TickIT
System Software
1 6 (6.25%) ACF2
2 1 (1.04%) RACF
Systems Management
1 7 (7.29%) zSecure
2 4 (4.17%) AirWatch
3 3 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (3.13%) Puppet
4 2 (2.08%) Ansible
4 2 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.04%) Data Guard
5 1 (1.04%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 11 (11.46%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.42%) Google
3 9 (9.38%) Oracle
4 2 (2.08%) Apple
4 2 (2.08%) CA
4 2 (2.08%) HP
4 2 (2.08%) SAP
4 2 (2.08%) Sybase
5 1 (1.04%) Hyperion
5 1 (1.04%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.04%) Splunk
5 1 (1.04%) Zend
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