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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 95 71 63
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -8
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 48 67 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.64% 2.24% 2.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.10% 2.93% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 48 61
Median daily rate £356 £328 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.61% +0.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £300 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £470 £427
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Median hourly rate £46.20 £28.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.10% -32.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £37.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+14.66% -3.22%
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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
2285 2290 2383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.17% 76.67% 79.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1493 1517 1570
Median daily rate £393 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.87% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 97 124
Median hourly rate £41.50 £37.00 £33.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.16% +9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.65 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +6 13 £320 -17.15% 3
Gloucestershire -6 11 £413 +17.85%
Dorset +3 8 £550 - 7
Bristol -8 7 £363 -14.70% 5
Wiltshire -2 4 £288 - 3
Somerset -15 2 - - 5
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 58 (50.43%) Java
1 58 (50.43%) JavaScript
2 54 (46.96%) CSS
3 53 (46.09%) HTML
4 40 (34.78%) SQL
5 37 (32.17%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (30.43%) Security Cleared
7 29 (25.22%) Web Development
8 26 (22.61%) Git (software)
8 26 (22.61%) Relational Database
9 25 (21.74%) Web Services
9 25 (21.74%) Migration
10 24 (20.87%) Configuration Management
10 24 (20.87%) Unix
10 24 (20.87%) Python
10 24 (20.87%) MongoDB
11 23 (20.00%) Data Migration
11 23 (20.00%) Ruby
11 23 (20.00%) Linux
12 22 (19.13%) Subversion
13 21 (18.26%) Open Source
13 21 (18.26%) Sass
14 20 (17.39%) NoSQL
14 20 (17.39%) Ruby on Rails
14 20 (17.39%) PostgreSQL
15 19 (16.52%) ETL
15 19 (16.52%) RESTful
16 18 (15.65%) Visualisation
16 18 (15.65%) HTTP
16 18 (15.65%) JUnit

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 15 (13.04%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (8.70%) WebLogic
3 7 (6.09%) CICS
3 7 (6.09%) JBoss
3 7 (6.09%) WebSphere
4 6 (5.22%) Node.js
5 4 (3.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (3.48%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.74%) Apache
7 1 (0.87%) CMS
7 1 (0.87%) ExpressionEngine
7 1 (0.87%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.87%) IIS
7 1 (0.87%) nginx
7 1 (0.87%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.87%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.74%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.87%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) BASE24
1 1 (0.87%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.04%) GitHub
2 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (15.65%) HTTP
2 1 (0.87%) ASN.1
2 1 (0.87%) ATM
2 1 (0.87%) Bluetooth
2 1 (0.87%) DAB
2 1 (0.87%) LDAP
2 1 (0.87%) NFC
2 1 (0.87%) OFDM
2 1 (0.87%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.87%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (22.61%) Relational Database
2 24 (20.87%) MongoDB
3 20 (17.39%) NoSQL
3 20 (17.39%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (11.30%) SQL Server
5 11 (9.57%) RDBMS
6 7 (6.09%) DB2
7 5 (4.35%) MySQL
8 2 (1.74%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.74%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.74%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.87%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.87%) GIS
9 1 (0.87%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 26 (22.61%) Git (software)
2 22 (19.13%) Subversion
3 18 (15.65%) JUnit
4 15 (13.04%) Capybara
4 15 (13.04%) Cucumber
4 15 (13.04%) git-flow
4 15 (13.04%) RSpec
5 5 (4.35%) Rational DOORS
5 5 (4.35%) SpecFlow
5 5 (4.35%) Visual Studio
6 4 (3.48%) ClearCase
6 4 (3.48%) gulp
6 4 (3.48%) Jenkins
7 3 (2.61%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.61%) Vagrant
8 2 (1.74%) JIRA
8 2 (1.74%) Maven
8 2 (1.74%) NetBeans
8 2 (1.74%) Selenium
General
1 15 (13.04%) Finance
2 5 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.61%) Marketing
4 2 (1.74%) Military
4 2 (1.74%) Retail
5 1 (0.87%) Banking
5 1 (0.87%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 91 (79.13%) Developer
2 23 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 16 (13.91%) Software Developer
4 13 (11.30%) Ruby Developer
5 12 (10.43%) Web Developer
6 11 (9.57%) Java Web Developer
7 10 (8.70%) Software Engineer
8 9 (7.83%) Java Software Developer
9 7 (6.09%) C++ Software Engineer
9 7 (6.09%) COBOL Developer
9 7 (6.09%) Ruby on Rails Developer
10 6 (5.22%) DB2 Developer
11 5 (4.35%) .NET Developer
11 5 (4.35%) Analyst
11 5 (4.35%) Python Developer
11 5 (4.35%) Senior Developer
12 4 (3.48%) Consultant
12 4 (3.48%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 4 (3.48%) JavaScript Developer
12 4 (3.48%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (46.96%) CSS
2 53 (46.09%) HTML
3 25 (21.74%) Web Services
4 21 (18.26%) Sass
5 20 (17.39%) Ruby on Rails
6 19 (16.52%) RESTful
7 15 (13.04%) Dropwizard
8 14 (12.17%) .NET
9 11 (9.57%) AngularJS
10 9 (7.83%) J2EE
11 8 (6.96%) Entity Framework
11 8 (6.96%) jQuery
11 8 (6.96%) XML
12 7 (6.09%) GWT
12 7 (6.09%) Hibernate
12 7 (6.09%) React
12 7 (6.09%) Spring
13 6 (5.22%) HTML5
13 6 (5.22%) Managed Extensibility Framework
13 6 (5.22%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.65%) Visualisation
2 13 (11.30%) Mainframe
3 12 (10.43%) N-Tier
4 10 (8.70%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.48%) Blackberry
5 4 (3.48%) Cybercrime
5 4 (3.48%) iPhone
6 3 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.61%) iPad
7 2 (1.74%) Health Informatics
7 2 (1.74%) Informatics
7 2 (1.74%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.87%) BYOD
8 1 (0.87%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.87%) Tandem
8 1 (0.87%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (20.87%) Unix
2 23 (20.00%) Linux
3 15 (13.04%) Mac OS X
4 10 (8.70%) zOS
5 2 (1.74%) Android
5 2 (1.74%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.87%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.87%) Windows
6 1 (0.87%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (32.17%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (25.22%) Web Development
3 25 (21.74%) Migration
4 24 (20.87%) Configuration Management
5 23 (20.00%) Data Migration
6 21 (18.26%) Open Source
7 19 (16.52%) ETL
8 18 (15.65%) Front End Development
9 17 (14.78%) Integration Testing
9 17 (14.78%) Scrum
10 16 (13.91%) TDD
11 15 (13.04%) Responsive Web Design
11 15 (13.04%) Software Engineering
11 15 (13.04%) Web Design
12 13 (11.30%) SDLC
13 12 (10.43%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (10.43%) OO
13 12 (10.43%) UML
14 11 (9.57%) Build Automation
14 11 (9.57%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (50.43%) Java
1 58 (50.43%) JavaScript
2 40 (34.78%) SQL
3 24 (20.87%) Python
4 23 (20.00%) Ruby
5 15 (13.04%) Scala
6 13 (11.30%) C
6 13 (11.30%) C#
7 10 (8.70%) C++
8 7 (6.09%) COBOL
9 5 (4.35%) PHP
9 5 (4.35%) PowerShell
10 4 (3.48%) Delphi
10 4 (3.48%) Embedded C++
10 4 (3.48%) Groovy
10 4 (3.48%) Perl
10 4 (3.48%) PL/1
10 4 (3.48%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.87%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.87%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 14 (12.17%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.35%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.74%) Degree
5 1 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.87%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.48%) QA
2 2 (1.74%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.87%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.87%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.87%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.87%) TickIT
System Software
1 6 (5.22%) ACF2
2 1 (0.87%) RACF
Systems Management
1 7 (6.09%) zSecure
2 4 (3.48%) AirWatch
3 2 (1.74%) Data Guard
3 2 (1.74%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.87%) Puppet
4 1 (0.87%) yum
Vendors
1 12 (10.43%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.57%) Oracle
3 8 (6.96%) Google
4 6 (5.22%) Telerik
5 4 (3.48%) Sybase
6 2 (1.74%) Apple
6 2 (1.74%) CA
7 1 (0.87%) HP
7 1 (0.87%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.87%) Splunk
7 1 (0.87%) Sun
7 1 (0.87%) Zend
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