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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 81 74 76
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 59 82 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.11% 2.47% 2.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.68% 3.23% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 52 59
Median daily rate £340 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
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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
2199 2537 2578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.51% 76.48% 76.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1466 1679 1714
Median daily rate £375 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 142 86
Median hourly rate £38.00 £39.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.18% +20.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £27.50 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £47.50 £40.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 +4 20 £333 -5.67% 12
Somerset +6 13 £350 -6.66% 8
Gloucestershire -4 6 £488 +5.40% 1
Devon +5 4 £307 -24.19% 1
Dorset -7 3 £388 -3.12%
Wiltshire -1 1 £338 - 1
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 62 (63.92%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (40.21%) TDD
2 39 (40.21%) C#
3 38 (39.18%) Scrum
4 34 (35.05%) .NET
5 31 (31.96%) SQL
6 28 (28.87%) JavaScript
7 27 (27.84%) HTML
8 25 (25.77%) CSS
9 23 (23.71%) Java
9 23 (23.71%) SQL Server
10 22 (22.68%) Software Engineering
11 21 (21.65%) Security Cleared
11 21 (21.65%) Git (software)
11 21 (21.65%) Web Services
12 18 (18.56%) Automated Testing
13 17 (17.53%) Kanban
14 16 (16.49%) Team Foundation Server
14 16 (16.49%) .NET Framework
14 16 (16.49%) Pair Programming
14 16 (16.49%) ASP.NET
15 15 (15.46%) SC Cleared
15 15 (15.46%) Continuous Integration
15 15 (15.46%) Microsoft Azure
15 15 (15.46%) Apple iOS
15 15 (15.46%) iOS Development
16 14 (14.43%) RESTful
16 14 (14.43%) MVC
17 13 (13.40%) BDD
18 12 (12.37%) QA

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 11 (11.34%) NServiceBus
2 8 (8.25%) WebLogic
3 7 (7.22%) IIS
3 7 (7.22%) JBoss
3 7 (7.22%) WebSphere
4 6 (6.19%) K2 blackpearl
5 3 (3.09%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (2.06%) CMS
7 1 (1.03%) Apache Spark
7 1 (1.03%) CICS
7 1 (1.03%) GemFire
7 1 (1.03%) GlassFish
7 1 (1.03%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.03%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (1.03%) SAP CRM
1 1 (1.03%) SAP HR
1 1 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (15.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (9.28%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (6.19%) TestFlight
4 3 (3.09%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.12%) HTTP
2 1 (1.03%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.03%) DAB
2 1 (1.03%) NFC
2 1 (1.03%) OFDM
2 1 (1.03%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (23.71%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.34%) MongoDB
3 10 (10.31%) Relational Database
4 9 (9.28%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (8.25%) MySQL
6 6 (6.19%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (6.19%) CouchDB
6 6 (6.19%) RDBMS
6 6 (6.19%) SQLite
7 3 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (3.09%) NoSQL
7 3 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (2.06%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (2.06%) Cognos Impromptu
8 2 (2.06%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (2.06%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.03%) DB2
9 1 (1.03%) Essbase
9 1 (1.03%) OLAP
9 1 (1.03%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 21 (21.65%) Git (software)
2 16 (16.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (5.15%) JUnit
3 5 (5.15%) NUnit
4 4 (4.12%) Subversion
5 3 (3.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (3.09%) Capybara
5 3 (3.09%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.09%) git-flow
5 3 (3.09%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.09%) JIRA
5 3 (3.09%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (3.09%) RSpec
6 2 (2.06%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (1.03%) InstallShield
7 1 (1.03%) Maven
7 1 (1.03%) PHPUnit
7 1 (1.03%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.03%) Xcode
7 1 (1.03%) XMLUnit
General
1 11 (11.34%) Finance
2 4 (4.12%) Marketing
3 3 (3.09%) Back Office
3 3 (3.09%) Banking
4 2 (2.06%) Electronics
4 2 (2.06%) Retail
4 2 (2.06%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.03%) Advertising
5 1 (1.03%) Automotive
5 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 82 (84.54%) Developer
2 21 (21.65%) .NET Developer
3 19 (19.59%) C# Developer
4 16 (16.49%) Java Developer
5 15 (15.46%) Software Developer
6 12 (12.37%) iOS Developer
7 11 (11.34%) Senior Developer
7 11 (11.34%) SQL Developer
8 9 (9.28%) C# .NET Developer
9 7 (7.22%) ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (7.22%) Senior iOS Developer
9 7 (7.22%) Web Developer
10 6 (6.19%) Java Software Developer
10 6 (6.19%) Java Web Developer
11 5 (5.15%) Analyst
12 4 (4.12%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 4 (4.12%) Full Stack Developer
12 4 (4.12%) Programmer
12 4 (4.12%) UI Developer
13 3 (3.09%) Senior UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (35.05%) .NET
2 27 (27.84%) HTML
3 25 (25.77%) CSS
4 21 (21.65%) Web Services
5 16 (16.49%) .NET Framework
5 16 (16.49%) ASP.NET
6 14 (14.43%) RESTful
7 12 (12.37%) AngularJS
8 11 (11.34%) Spring
9 9 (9.28%) ASP.NET Web API
9 9 (9.28%) JSON
10 8 (8.25%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (8.25%) Hibernate
10 8 (8.25%) HTML5
10 8 (8.25%) WPF
11 7 (7.22%) Cocoa
11 7 (7.22%) Cocoa Touch
11 7 (7.22%) GWT
11 7 (7.22%) REST
11 7 (7.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.22%) Management Information System
1 7 (7.22%) Mobile App
2 6 (6.19%) N-Tier
3 4 (4.12%) Mainframe
4 3 (3.09%) iPad
4 3 (3.09%) Visualisation
5 2 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.06%) User Experience
6 1 (1.03%) BYOD
6 1 (1.03%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.03%) Health Informatics
6 1 (1.03%) Informatics
6 1 (1.03%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 15 (15.46%) Apple iOS
2 9 (9.28%) Windows
3 8 (8.25%) Linux
4 3 (3.09%) Android
4 3 (3.09%) Mac OS X
4 3 (3.09%) Unix
5 2 (2.06%) zOS
6 1 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (63.92%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (40.21%) TDD
3 38 (39.18%) Scrum
4 22 (22.68%) Software Engineering
5 18 (18.56%) Automated Testing
6 17 (17.53%) Kanban
7 16 (16.49%) Pair Programming
8 15 (15.46%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (15.46%) iOS Development
9 14 (14.43%) MVC
10 13 (13.40%) BDD
11 12 (12.37%) Front End Development
11 12 (12.37%) Line Management
11 12 (12.37%) Web Development
12 11 (11.34%) Continuous Delivery
12 11 (11.34%) E-Commerce
13 10 (10.31%) Progressive Enhancement
14 8 (8.25%) Test Automation
15 6 (6.19%) Build Automation
15 6 (6.19%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 39 (40.21%) C#
2 31 (31.96%) SQL
3 28 (28.87%) JavaScript
4 23 (23.71%) Java
5 11 (11.34%) Apple Swift
5 11 (11.34%) Objective-C
6 7 (7.22%) Python
7 5 (5.15%) T-SQL
8 4 (4.12%) C++
8 4 (4.12%) PHP
8 4 (4.12%) PL/SQL
8 4 (4.12%) Ruby
9 3 (3.09%) Scala
10 1 (1.03%) Assembly Language
10 1 (1.03%) C
10 1 (1.03%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.03%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.03%) VB
10 1 (1.03%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (21.65%) Security Cleared
2 15 (15.46%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.12%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.09%) Degree
5 1 (1.03%) MCP
5 1 (1.03%) MCSA
5 1 (1.03%) MCSE
5 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.37%) QA
2 2 (2.06%) ISO 14001
2 2 (2.06%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.03%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 3 (3.09%) ACF2
1 3 (3.09%) Docker
2 2 (2.06%) RACF
Systems Management
1 5 (5.15%) zSecure
2 3 (3.09%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.09%) Puppet
3 2 (2.06%) Ansible
3 2 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (7.22%) Google
2 6 (6.19%) Oracle
3 5 (5.15%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.06%) Cognos
4 2 (2.06%) IBM
4 2 (2.06%) SAP
5 1 (1.03%) Apple
5 1 (1.03%) CA
5 1 (1.03%) HP
5 1 (1.03%) Hyperion
5 1 (1.03%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.03%) Splunk
5 1 (1.03%) Telerik
5 1 (1.03%) Zend
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