The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 108 63 106
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +43
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 36 67 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.09% 2.88% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 4.11% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 36 28
Average daily rate £320 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -23.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+6.87% +7.37%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2508 1631 2548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.72% 70.12% 70.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1546 1015 1521
Average daily rate £375 £350 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -11.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 60 154
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.20 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
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England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Somerset -15 12 £320 - 2
Bristol -22 9 £275 -8.33% 9
Wiltshire -30 5 £325 -40.90% 6
Devon -10 4 £320 +10.34% 2
Gloucestershire +2 1 £328 +0.76% 3
Dorset -6 1 - -
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 26 (45.61%) C#
1 26 (45.61%) SQL
2 24 (42.11%) .NET
3 22 (38.60%) Scrum
4 19 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 18 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (29.82%) SQL Server
7 15 (26.32%) Security Cleared
8 14 (24.56%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (24.56%) ASP.NET MVC
8 14 (24.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 14 (24.56%) T-SQL
8 14 (24.56%) HTML
9 12 (21.05%) CSS
9 12 (21.05%) Microsoft
10 11 (19.30%) Java
11 10 (17.54%) JavaScript
11 10 (17.54%) MVC
11 10 (17.54%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (17.54%) SC Cleared
12 8 (14.04%) Content Management
12 8 (14.04%) Web Services
12 8 (14.04%) OO
12 8 (14.04%) Jenkins
13 7 (12.28%) Git (software)
13 7 (12.28%) jQuery
13 7 (12.28%) Data Modelling
13 7 (12.28%) XML
13 7 (12.28%) Back Office
13 7 (12.28%) CMS

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 7 (12.28%) CMS
2 6 (10.53%) Tomcat
3 5 (8.77%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (5.26%) Confluence
5 2 (3.51%) IIS
5 2 (3.51%) ColdFusion
5 2 (3.51%) Node.js
6 1 (1.75%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.75%) nginx
6 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.75%) Apache
6 1 (1.75%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.75%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 5 (8.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Agresso
2 1 (1.75%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) Network Security
2 1 (1.75%) VPN
2 1 (1.75%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (29.82%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.53%) MySQL
3 5 (8.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (8.77%) Relational Database
3 5 (8.77%) RDBMS
4 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.51%) DB2
5 2 (3.51%) MS Access
5 2 (3.51%) MongoDB
5 2 (3.51%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (17.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (14.04%) Jenkins
3 7 (12.28%) Git (software)
4 6 (10.53%) Selenium
5 5 (8.77%) Subversion
6 4 (7.02%) NUnit
6 4 (7.02%) Eclipse
6 4 (7.02%) Visual Studio
6 4 (7.02%) MSBuild
6 4 (7.02%) Mercurial
6 4 (7.02%) TeamCity
6 4 (7.02%) JIRA
7 3 (5.26%) Hudson
7 3 (5.26%) ClearCase
7 3 (5.26%) JUnit
8 2 (3.51%) PhpStorm
9 1 (1.75%) FitNesse
9 1 (1.75%) MSTest
9 1 (1.75%) Moq
9 1 (1.75%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 7 (12.28%) Back Office
2 5 (8.77%) Finance
3 4 (7.02%) Retail
4 2 (3.51%) Banking
5 1 (1.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (70.18%) Developer
2 16 (28.07%) .NET Developer
3 9 (15.79%) C# Developer
3 9 (15.79%) SQL Developer
4 5 (8.77%) Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Java Developer
5 4 (7.02%) Test Leader
5 4 (7.02%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (5.26%) PHP Developer
6 3 (5.26%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Test Manager
7 2 (3.51%) Software Developer
7 2 (3.51%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.51%) Web Developer
7 2 (3.51%) Lead Developer
7 2 (3.51%) Programmer
7 2 (3.51%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (3.51%) MI Analyst
8 1 (1.75%) Microstrategy Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (42.11%) .NET
2 19 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 14 (24.56%) ASP.NET MVC
3 14 (24.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 14 (24.56%) HTML
4 12 (21.05%) CSS
5 8 (14.04%) Web Services
6 7 (12.28%) jQuery
6 7 (12.28%) XML
7 5 (8.77%) Spring
8 4 (7.02%) RESTful
8 4 (7.02%) HTML5
9 3 (5.26%) .NET Framework
9 3 (5.26%) Ajax
9 3 (5.26%) Zend Framework
9 3 (5.26%) JSON
9 3 (5.26%) CSS3
9 3 (5.26%) XHTML
9 3 (5.26%) SOAP
9 3 (5.26%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.51%) Open Source
3 1 (1.75%) PKI
3 1 (1.75%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.75%) RIA
3 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.77%) Windows
2 3 (5.26%) UNIX
3 2 (3.51%) Linux
4 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.75%) SUSE
4 1 (1.75%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (38.60%) Scrum
2 18 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (24.56%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (17.54%) MVC
5 8 (14.04%) Content Management
5 8 (14.04%) OO
6 7 (12.28%) Data Modelling
7 6 (10.53%) Code Coverage
7 6 (10.53%) E-Commerce
7 6 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (8.77%) Configuration Management
9 4 (7.02%) ITIL
9 4 (7.02%) OOD
9 4 (7.02%) Test Automation
9 4 (7.02%) Waterfall
9 4 (7.02%) Time Management
9 4 (7.02%) Web Development
10 3 (5.26%) Software Engineering
10 3 (5.26%) Incident Management
10 3 (5.26%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (45.61%) C#
1 26 (45.61%) SQL
2 14 (24.56%) T-SQL
3 11 (19.30%) Java
4 10 (17.54%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.02%) PowerShell
6 3 (5.26%) VBA
6 3 (5.26%) VBScript
6 3 (5.26%) PHP
7 2 (3.51%) VB.NET
7 2 (3.51%) XQuery
7 2 (3.51%) PHP5
7 2 (3.51%) XPath
8 1 (1.75%) Ruby
8 1 (1.75%) Groovy
8 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.75%) C
8 1 (1.75%) C++
8 1 (1.75%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 10 (17.54%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.77%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.75%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.75%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) ISO 9001
2 3 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (5.26%) SLA
3 2 (3.51%) QA
4 1 (1.75%) Basel III
4 1 (1.75%) FINREP
4 1 (1.75%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 3 (5.26%) XenApp
1 3 (5.26%) XenDesktop
1 3 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 3 (5.26%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.75%) Postfix
2 1 (1.75%) Samba
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.75%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.77%) Sitecore
2 5 (8.77%) hybris
2 5 (8.77%) Oracle
3 4 (7.02%) VMware
4 3 (5.26%) Zend
4 3 (5.26%) Citrix
4 3 (5.26%) Symantec
4 3 (5.26%) McAfee
4 3 (5.26%) Sophos
5 2 (3.51%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (1.75%) JBoss
6 1 (1.75%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.75%) CA
6 1 (1.75%) Altiris
6 1 (1.75%) ESRI
Bristol, Avon
Intapeople
Rate: £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Wiltshire
Jam Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £700 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Bristol
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: 23 days ago