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 26 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 110 77 48
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -29
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 38 70 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.25% 2.18% 3.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 2.82% 5.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 57 96
Median daily rate £363 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
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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
2373 2478 2313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 77.88% 77.32% 77.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1588 1662 1550
Median daily rate £390 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 111 103
Median hourly rate £36.25 £39.25 £33.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.64% +15.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.63 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.25 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 26 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 26 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
Bristol -20 9 £363 -3.33% 6
Gloucestershire -2 8 £413 -8.33%
Devon - 6 £320 - 1
Dorset -4 5 £363 - 2
Somerset +3 2 £290 -22.66% 3
Wiltshire -9 2 £450 +35.84% 1
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 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 35 (42.17%) HTML
2 32 (38.55%) JavaScript
3 30 (36.14%) Java
3 30 (36.14%) CSS
4 28 (33.73%) SQL
5 24 (28.92%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (24.10%) Web Services
7 16 (19.28%) .NET
7 16 (19.28%) Security Cleared
7 16 (19.28%) Git (software)
8 15 (18.07%) Web Development
8 15 (18.07%) C#
9 14 (16.87%) TDD
9 14 (16.87%) RESTful
10 13 (15.66%) Python
10 13 (15.66%) Finance
11 12 (14.46%) Configuration Management
11 12 (14.46%) Software Engineering
11 12 (14.46%) Relational Database
12 11 (13.25%) Front End Development
12 11 (13.25%) Subversion
12 11 (13.25%) MongoDB
12 11 (13.25%) Mainframe
13 10 (12.05%) Migration
13 10 (12.05%) Data Migration
13 10 (12.05%) Ruby
13 10 (12.05%) SDLC
14 9 (10.84%) Visualisation
14 9 (10.84%) Management Information System
14 9 (10.84%) Microsoft

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 8 (9.64%) WebLogic
2 7 (8.43%) CICS
2 7 (8.43%) JBoss
2 7 (8.43%) WebSphere
3 6 (7.23%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (4.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (4.82%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.41%) CMS
6 1 (1.20%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.20%) GemFire
6 1 (1.20%) GlassFish
6 1 (1.20%) IIS
6 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) BASE24
1 1 (1.20%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (1.20%) SAP CRM
1 1 (1.20%) SAP HR
1 1 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.23%) GitHub
2 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.61%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.23%) HTTP
2 1 (1.20%) ATM
2 1 (1.20%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.20%) DAB
2 1 (1.20%) NFC
2 1 (1.20%) OFDM
2 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.46%) Relational Database
2 11 (13.25%) MongoDB
3 7 (8.43%) DB2
3 7 (8.43%) SQL Server
4 6 (7.23%) MySQL
4 6 (7.23%) NoSQL
4 6 (7.23%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (7.23%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.61%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (3.61%) CouchDB
5 3 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.61%) SQLite
6 2 (2.41%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (2.41%) Cognos Impromptu
6 2 (2.41%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.20%) Essbase
7 1 (1.20%) OLAP
7 1 (1.20%) OLTP
7 1 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (19.28%) Git (software)
2 11 (13.25%) Subversion
3 9 (10.84%) JUnit
4 6 (7.23%) Capybara
4 6 (7.23%) Cucumber
4 6 (7.23%) git-flow
4 6 (7.23%) RSpec
5 3 (3.61%) ClearCase
5 3 (3.61%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.61%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (3.61%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (3.61%) Vagrant
5 3 (3.61%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.41%) JIRA
6 2 (2.41%) NUnit
7 1 (1.20%) CppUnit
7 1 (1.20%) Maven
7 1 (1.20%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (1.20%) VisualAge
General
1 13 (15.66%) Finance
2 5 (6.02%) Marketing
2 5 (6.02%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.41%) Banking
3 2 (2.41%) Electronics
3 2 (2.41%) Retail
4 1 (1.20%) Advertising
4 1 (1.20%) Automotive
4 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 60 (72.29%) Developer
2 15 (18.07%) Java Developer
3 8 (9.64%) Software Developer
4 7 (8.43%) Web Developer
5 6 (7.23%) COBOL Developer
5 6 (7.23%) Java Software Developer
5 6 (7.23%) Java Web Developer
5 6 (7.23%) Software Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) .NET Developer
6 5 (6.02%) Analyst
6 5 (6.02%) DB2 Developer
6 5 (6.02%) iOS Developer
6 5 (6.02%) Python Developer
7 4 (4.82%) C++ Software Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Consultant
7 4 (4.82%) Full Stack Developer
7 4 (4.82%) Programmer
7 4 (4.82%) Senior Developer
7 4 (4.82%) Senior iOS Developer
8 3 (3.61%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (42.17%) HTML
2 30 (36.14%) CSS
3 20 (24.10%) Web Services
4 16 (19.28%) .NET
5 14 (16.87%) RESTful
6 8 (9.64%) Hibernate
6 8 (9.64%) jQuery
6 8 (9.64%) JSON
6 8 (9.64%) Spring
7 7 (8.43%) AngularJS
7 7 (8.43%) GWT
7 7 (8.43%) J2EE
7 7 (8.43%) Sass
8 6 (7.23%) Dropwizard
8 6 (7.23%) HTML5
8 6 (7.23%) Ruby on Rails
9 5 (6.02%) REST
9 5 (6.02%) XML
10 4 (4.82%) ASP.NET
10 4 (4.82%) Cocoa Touch
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.25%) Mainframe
2 9 (10.84%) Management Information System
2 9 (10.84%) Visualisation
3 6 (7.23%) N-Tier
4 5 (6.02%) iPhone
5 4 (4.82%) Blackberry
5 4 (4.82%) Mobile App
6 3 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.61%) Cybercrime
7 2 (2.41%) Health Informatics
7 2 (2.41%) Informatics
7 2 (2.41%) iPad
7 2 (2.41%) User Experience
8 1 (1.20%) BYOD
8 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.20%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.84%) Unix
1 9 (10.84%) zOS
2 8 (9.64%) Linux
3 6 (7.23%) Mac OS X
4 5 (6.02%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.41%) Android
6 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.20%) Windows
6 1 (1.20%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.92%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (18.07%) Web Development
3 14 (16.87%) TDD
4 12 (14.46%) Configuration Management
4 12 (14.46%) Software Engineering
5 11 (13.25%) Front End Development
6 10 (12.05%) Data Migration
6 10 (12.05%) Migration
6 10 (12.05%) SDLC
7 8 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (9.64%) ETL
7 8 (9.64%) UML
8 7 (8.43%) Integration Testing
8 7 (8.43%) Responsive Web Design
8 7 (8.43%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (7.23%) BDD
9 6 (7.23%) Build Automation
9 6 (7.23%) Open Source
9 6 (7.23%) Performance Analysis
9 6 (7.23%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (38.55%) JavaScript
2 30 (36.14%) Java
3 28 (33.73%) SQL
4 15 (18.07%) C#
5 13 (15.66%) Python
6 10 (12.05%) Ruby
7 6 (7.23%) C
7 6 (7.23%) COBOL
7 6 (7.23%) Scala
8 5 (6.02%) C++
8 5 (6.02%) PowerShell
9 4 (4.82%) Apple Swift
9 4 (4.82%) Delphi
9 4 (4.82%) Objective-C
9 4 (4.82%) PHP
9 4 (4.82%) PL/1
10 3 (3.61%) Embedded C++
10 3 (3.61%) Perl
10 3 (3.61%) PL/SQL
11 2 (2.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (19.28%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.43%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.41%) Degree
3 2 (2.41%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.20%) MCP
4 1 (1.20%) MCSA
4 1 (1.20%) MCSE
4 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.02%) QA
2 2 (2.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.20%) Def Stans
3 1 (1.20%) IEC 61508
3 1 (1.20%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.20%) TickIT
System Software
1 4 (4.82%) ACF2
2 2 (2.41%) RACF
Systems Management
1 6 (7.23%) zSecure
2 4 (4.82%) AirWatch
3 3 (3.61%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (3.61%) Puppet
4 2 (2.41%) Ansible
4 2 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (10.84%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.64%) Oracle
3 7 (8.43%) Google
4 3 (3.61%) Apple
5 2 (2.41%) CA
5 2 (2.41%) Cognos
5 2 (2.41%) HP
5 2 (2.41%) IBM
5 2 (2.41%) SAP
6 1 (1.20%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.20%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.20%) Splunk
6 1 (1.20%) Zend
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