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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 76 40 77
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +37
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 69 119 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.24% 4.15% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.96% 5.50% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 93 17
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.40 £35.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year
+6.85% +5.26%
Unit Testing
England

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
2330 2162 1452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.60% 75.36% 70.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1557 1439 915
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 112 64
Average hourly rate £38.00 £33.84 £25.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.29% +31.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.87 £16.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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
Bristol -15 27 £375 - 19
Somerset -18 12 £320 -1.69% 7
Gloucestershire 0 9 £450 -12.19% 1
Wiltshire +9 8 £331 -35.36% 3
Dorset 0 5 - - 5
Unit Testing
England

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 93 (65.49%) .NET
2 92 (64.79%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (48.59%) C#
4 63 (44.37%) ASP.NET
5 55 (38.73%) Scrum
5 55 (38.73%) SQL
6 44 (30.99%) SQL Server
6 44 (30.99%) Security Cleared
7 40 (28.17%) .NET Framework
7 40 (28.17%) JavaScript
8 39 (27.46%) MVC
9 33 (23.24%) BDD
10 32 (22.54%) Continuous Integration
11 31 (21.83%) ASP.NET MVC
12 30 (21.13%) TDD
13 27 (19.01%) SC Cleared
14 25 (17.61%) Oracle
14 25 (17.61%) Web Services
15 24 (16.90%) XML
15 24 (16.90%) Entity Framework
16 22 (15.49%) HTML
16 22 (15.49%) Java
17 21 (14.79%) CSS
17 21 (14.79%) WPF
18 18 (12.68%) Web Development
18 18 (12.68%) Team Foundation Server
19 17 (11.97%) OO
20 16 (11.27%) SOAP
20 16 (11.27%) VB.NET
21 15 (10.56%) Back Office

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 15 (10.56%) K2 blackpearl
2 6 (4.23%) IIS
2 6 (4.23%) Apache
3 5 (3.52%) Node.js
4 4 (2.82%) Drupal
5 3 (2.11%) Apache Solr
5 3 (2.11%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.41%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.70%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.70%) CMS
7 1 (0.70%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.70%) DNN
Applications
1 4 (2.82%) MS Office
2 3 (2.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.70%) Summit
1 1 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.70%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (30.99%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.34%) Relational Database
3 7 (4.93%) MySQL
3 7 (4.93%) MongoDB
4 6 (4.23%) SQLite
5 5 (3.52%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.82%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (2.11%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.11%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.11%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.70%) OLAP
9 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 18 (12.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (6.34%) Selenium
2 9 (6.34%) Git (software)
2 9 (6.34%) NUnit
3 8 (5.63%) Jenkins
4 6 (4.23%) SpecFlow
4 6 (4.23%) JUnit
4 6 (4.23%) Rhino Mocks
5 5 (3.52%) Subversion
6 4 (2.82%) Maven
6 4 (2.82%) Visual Studio
6 4 (2.82%) Ant
6 4 (2.82%) JIRA
7 3 (2.11%) RSpec
7 3 (2.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (2.11%) ClearCase
7 3 (2.11%) Robotium
7 3 (2.11%) Jasmine
7 3 (2.11%) Apache Ivy
7 3 (2.11%) Mechanoid
General
1 15 (10.56%) Back Office
2 10 (7.04%) Finance
3 5 (3.52%) Banking
4 4 (2.82%) Retail
5 2 (1.41%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.70%) Marketing
6 1 (0.70%) Advertising
6 1 (0.70%) Publishing
6 1 (0.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 122 (85.92%) Developer
2 62 (43.66%) .NET Developer
3 25 (17.61%) SQL Developer
4 16 (11.27%) C# Developer
5 14 (9.86%) Senior Developer
5 14 (9.86%) C# .NET Developer
6 11 (7.75%) Java Developer
7 10 (7.04%) Software Developer
8 7 (4.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (4.93%) Agile .NET Developer
9 6 (4.23%) ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (3.52%) Agile C# Developer
10 5 (3.52%) Android Developer
10 5 (3.52%) Senior Android Developer
10 5 (3.52%) AWS Developer
11 4 (2.82%) WPF Developer
11 4 (2.82%) Drupal Developer
11 4 (2.82%) Database Developer
11 4 (2.82%) Oracle Developer
11 4 (2.82%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (65.49%) .NET
2 63 (44.37%) ASP.NET
3 40 (28.17%) .NET Framework
4 31 (21.83%) ASP.NET MVC
5 25 (17.61%) Web Services
6 24 (16.90%) XML
6 24 (16.90%) Entity Framework
7 22 (15.49%) HTML
8 21 (14.79%) CSS
8 21 (14.79%) WPF
9 16 (11.27%) SOAP
10 10 (7.04%) WCF
11 9 (6.34%) WF
12 8 (5.63%) HTML5
12 8 (5.63%) REST
12 8 (5.63%) AngularJS
13 7 (4.93%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 7 (4.93%) Spring
14 6 (4.23%) jQuery
14 6 (4.23%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.93%) User Experience
2 5 (3.52%) Mobile Payment
3 3 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.11%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.11%) Economics
3 3 (2.11%) Mathematics
3 3 (2.11%) iPhone
3 3 (2.11%) iPad
4 2 (1.41%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.41%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.70%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.70%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.70%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.70%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.15%) Windows
2 9 (6.34%) Linux
2 9 (6.34%) Apple iOS
3 7 (4.93%) Android
4 5 (3.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (3.52%) Windows Phone
4 5 (3.52%) Windows Phone 7
5 4 (2.82%) UNIX
5 4 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.82%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.82%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.70%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (64.79%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (38.73%) Scrum
3 39 (27.46%) MVC
4 33 (23.24%) BDD
5 32 (22.54%) Continuous Integration
6 30 (21.13%) TDD
7 18 (12.68%) Web Development
8 17 (11.97%) OO
9 15 (10.56%) Automated Testing
10 14 (9.86%) E-Commerce
11 10 (7.04%) Software Engineering
11 10 (7.04%) Integration Testing
12 9 (6.34%) SDLC
13 8 (5.63%) OOP
14 7 (4.93%) OOD
14 7 (4.93%) Android Development
15 5 (3.52%) User Acceptance Testing
15 5 (3.52%) System Testing
15 5 (3.52%) Kanban
15 5 (3.52%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 69 (48.59%) C#
2 55 (38.73%) SQL
3 40 (28.17%) JavaScript
4 22 (15.49%) Java
5 16 (11.27%) VB.NET
6 11 (7.75%) PHP
7 10 (7.04%) Perl
8 8 (5.63%) PL/SQL
8 8 (5.63%) C++
8 8 (5.63%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.82%) VBScript
9 4 (2.82%) Objective-C
9 4 (2.82%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.82%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.11%) Lua
10 3 (2.11%) Ruby
10 3 (2.11%) Python
11 2 (1.41%) C
11 2 (1.41%) PHP5
11 2 (1.41%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 44 (30.99%) Security Cleared
2 27 (19.01%) SC Cleared
3 15 (10.56%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.82%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.82%) Degree
5 3 (2.11%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.23%) QA
2 1 (0.70%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.70%) SLA
2 1 (0.70%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 5 (3.52%) Active Directory
1 5 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (3.52%) vSphere
2 4 (2.82%) VMware ESX
3 3 (2.11%) RACF
3 3 (2.11%) Varnish
3 3 (2.11%) XenApp
4 1 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (2.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 3 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (2.11%) yum
1 3 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 25 (17.61%) Oracle
2 9 (6.34%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.23%) SAP
3 6 (4.23%) ESRI
4 5 (3.52%) VMware
5 4 (2.82%) Google
5 4 (2.82%) Symantec
6 3 (2.11%) Sun
6 3 (2.11%) Citrix
7 2 (1.41%) Telerik
7 2 (1.41%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.70%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.70%) hybris
8 1 (0.70%) Zend
8 1 (0.70%) IBM
8 1 (0.70%) Apple
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Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Somerset
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Rate: £400 per day + .
Posted: 5 hours ago
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Rate: £395 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
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Connectus
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
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Computer People
Rate: £320 - £340 per day + Good depandant on skills
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon
Recruitment Genius
Rate: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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Edge Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per hour
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Rate: £250 - £350 per day
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