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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 79 61 98
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +37
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 71 44 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.13% 1.97% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.94% 2.77% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 36 29
Average daily rate
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£375 £319 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.73% -2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £300 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £411 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
+13.84% -3.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.51%
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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
2416 1589 2145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.60% 71.06% 69.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1605 1070 1274
Average daily rate £395 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £264 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 80 148
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £11.00 £15.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £47.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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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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 +10 36 £360 +13.38% 5
Bristol -7 19 £375 +25.00% 12
Gloucestershire -10 8 £475 -7.31% 5
Wiltshire -13 4 £300 -6.61% 4
Devon -20 4 £450 +11.11% 5
Dorset -2 1 £300 - 2
Cornwall - - - -
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 132 (71.35%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (53.51%) C#
3 98 (52.97%) .NET
4 92 (49.73%) Scrum
5 84 (45.41%) Security Cleared
6 81 (43.78%) SQL
7 64 (34.59%) SC Cleared
8 63 (34.05%) ASP.NET
9 58 (31.35%) MVC
9 58 (31.35%) Continuous Integration
10 50 (27.03%) SQL Server
11 49 (26.49%) ASP.NET MVC
12 38 (20.54%) PHP
13 36 (19.46%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 35 (18.92%) T-SQL
15 33 (17.84%) Back Office
15 33 (17.84%) Team Foundation Server
16 32 (17.30%) Zend
16 32 (17.30%) Java
17 31 (16.76%) TDD
18 30 (16.22%) Automated Testing
19 29 (15.68%) .NET Framework
20 26 (14.05%) Code Coverage
20 26 (14.05%) JavaScript
20 26 (14.05%) jQuery
21 25 (13.51%) Microsoft
22 24 (12.97%) SOA
23 23 (12.43%) HTML
24 22 (11.89%) Spring
24 22 (11.89%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 21 (11.35%) K2 blackpearl
2 9 (4.86%) SharePoint
3 8 (4.32%) Confluence
4 6 (3.24%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.70%) IIS
5 5 (2.70%) CMS
6 4 (2.16%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (2.16%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (1.62%) Umbraco
8 2 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.08%) Apache
8 2 (1.08%) nginx
9 1 (0.54%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 4 (2.16%) InfoPath
2 2 (1.08%) MS Office
2 2 (1.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.16%) Shopify
2 4 (2.16%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (2.16%) Magento
3 2 (1.08%) Summit
4 1 (0.54%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.70%) Intranet
2 2 (1.08%) VPN
2 2 (1.08%) Firewall
3 1 (0.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (27.03%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.03%) Relational Database
3 12 (6.49%) MySQL
4 10 (5.41%) RDBMS
5 7 (3.78%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (3.24%) Hazelcast
7 3 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.54%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 33 (17.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (9.73%) ClearCase
3 15 (8.11%) Visual Studio
4 13 (7.03%) Selenium
5 11 (5.95%) Subversion
6 9 (4.86%) JIRA
6 9 (4.86%) JUnit
7 7 (3.78%) Git (software)
7 7 (3.78%) Maven
7 7 (3.78%) Jenkins
8 6 (3.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 5 (2.70%) Ant
9 5 (2.70%) Apache Ivy
10 3 (1.62%) Cucumber
11 2 (1.08%) PhpStorm
12 1 (0.54%) WebDriver
12 1 (0.54%) Mercurial
12 1 (0.54%) MSTest
12 1 (0.54%) PHPUnit
12 1 (0.54%) Moq
General
1 33 (17.84%) Back Office
2 4 (2.16%) Finance
3 3 (1.62%) Legal
4 2 (1.08%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.08%) Retail
5 1 (0.54%) Banking
5 1 (0.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 157 (84.86%) Developer
2 70 (37.84%) .NET Developer
3 38 (20.54%) SQL Developer
4 31 (16.76%) Senior Developer
5 28 (15.14%) PHP Developer
6 23 (12.43%) Senior PHP Developer
7 17 (9.19%) Java Developer
8 11 (5.95%) C# Developer
9 7 (3.78%) Agile .NET Developer
9 7 (3.78%) ABAP Developer
10 6 (3.24%) Hybris Developer
10 6 (3.24%) Programmer
10 6 (3.24%) Lead Developer
10 6 (3.24%) SharePoint Developer
11 5 (2.70%) Senior Java Developer
11 5 (2.70%) Architect
11 5 (2.70%) Web Developer
11 5 (2.70%) C# .NET Developer
12 4 (2.16%) Design Engineer
12 4 (2.16%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (52.97%) .NET
2 63 (34.05%) ASP.NET
3 49 (26.49%) ASP.NET MVC
4 36 (19.46%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 29 (15.68%) .NET Framework
6 26 (14.05%) jQuery
7 23 (12.43%) HTML
8 22 (11.89%) Spring
8 22 (11.89%) Web Services
9 21 (11.35%) CSS
10 20 (10.81%) Symfony
11 19 (10.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 12 (6.49%) XML
13 11 (5.95%) WCF
14 10 (5.41%) SOAP
14 10 (5.41%) Apache CXF
14 10 (5.41%) HTML5
15 9 (4.86%) Ajax
15 9 (4.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 9 (4.86%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.16%) Taxonomies
2 4 (2.16%) Computer Science
3 3 (1.62%) Mobile App
3 3 (1.62%) User Experience
4 1 (0.54%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.54%) RIA
4 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.54%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.11%) UNIX
2 14 (7.57%) Windows
3 9 (4.86%) Linux
4 3 (1.62%) CentOS
4 3 (1.62%) Ubuntu
4 3 (1.62%) Fedora
5 2 (1.08%) SUSE
5 2 (1.08%) Debian
5 2 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.08%) Android
6 1 (0.54%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (71.35%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (49.73%) Scrum
3 58 (31.35%) MVC
3 58 (31.35%) Continuous Integration
4 31 (16.76%) TDD
5 30 (16.22%) Automated Testing
6 26 (14.05%) Code Coverage
7 24 (12.97%) SOA
8 14 (7.57%) Configuration Management
8 14 (7.57%) Software Engineering
9 13 (7.03%) Service Delivery
10 12 (6.49%) OO
11 9 (4.86%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (4.32%) Refactoring
13 7 (3.78%) Integration Testing
13 7 (3.78%) E-Commerce
13 7 (3.78%) Data Modelling
13 7 (3.78%) Workflow
13 7 (3.78%) Mentoring
14 6 (3.24%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 99 (53.51%) C#
2 81 (43.78%) SQL
3 38 (20.54%) PHP
4 35 (18.92%) T-SQL
5 32 (17.30%) Java
6 26 (14.05%) JavaScript
7 14 (7.57%) PowerShell
8 12 (6.49%) PHP5
9 9 (4.86%) VBScript
10 7 (3.78%) Perl
10 7 (3.78%) C++
10 7 (3.78%) ABAP
11 6 (3.24%) Python
12 5 (2.70%) Lua
13 3 (1.62%) Ruby
14 2 (1.08%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.54%) Groovy
15 1 (0.54%) VB6
15 1 (0.54%) VBA
15 1 (0.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 84 (45.41%) Security Cleared
2 64 (34.59%) SC Cleared
3 19 (10.27%) DV Cleared
4 5 (2.70%) Sun Certification
5 4 (2.16%) Degree
6 1 (0.54%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.54%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.08%) ISO 9001
1 2 (1.08%) ISO 14001
1 2 (1.08%) QA
2 1 (0.54%) Basel III
2 1 (0.54%) FINREP
System Software
1 10 (5.41%) VMware ESX
1 10 (5.41%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.24%) XenApp
2 6 (3.24%) XenDesktop
3 3 (1.62%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.08%) Samba
4 2 (1.08%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 6 (3.24%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (2.70%) SCCM
2 5 (2.70%) SCOM
2 5 (2.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (1.08%) Puppet
4 1 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (17.30%) Zend
2 25 (13.51%) Microsoft
3 12 (6.49%) VMware
4 10 (5.41%) McAfee
4 10 (5.41%) Sophos
5 9 (4.86%) Altiris
6 7 (3.78%) SAP
7 6 (3.24%) Symantec
7 6 (3.24%) Citrix
7 6 (3.24%) hybris
8 5 (2.70%) Sitecore
8 5 (2.70%) Red Hat
8 5 (2.70%) Sun
9 1 (0.54%) ESRI
9 1 (0.54%) CA
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