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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 97 58 80
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +22
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 47 101 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.68% 3.16% 2.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.12% 3.90% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 77 45
Median daily rate £363 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £465 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.59%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
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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
2218 2590 2506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 79.50% 81.14% 76.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1509 1819 1687
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 106 126
Median hourly rate £37.50 £41.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.27 £25.60 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 0 17 £365 +4.28% 2
Somerset -10 8 £356 -5.00% 6
Gloucestershire -2 7 £425 -8.10% 1
Wiltshire 0 4 £575 +59.72% 2
Dorset -2 2 £363 -21.62% 5
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 76 (75.25%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (52.48%) Scrum
2 53 (52.48%) C#
3 49 (48.51%) TDD
4 48 (47.52%) .NET
5 35 (34.65%) SQL
6 33 (32.67%) SQL Server
7 29 (28.71%) Automated Testing
7 29 (28.71%) Security Cleared
8 26 (25.74%) Software Engineering
9 25 (24.75%) ASP.NET
9 25 (24.75%) .NET Framework
9 25 (24.75%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (23.76%) Team Foundation Server
10 24 (23.76%) JavaScript
10 24 (23.76%) MVC
11 23 (22.77%) Git (software)
11 23 (22.77%) Kanban
12 22 (21.78%) SC Cleared
13 21 (20.79%) QA
13 21 (20.79%) Pair Programming
13 21 (20.79%) HTML
14 20 (19.80%) CSS
15 19 (18.81%) Java
16 18 (17.82%) Microsoft Azure
17 17 (16.83%) Amazon AWS
18 15 (14.85%) ASP.NET MVC
18 15 (14.85%) Line Management
18 15 (14.85%) Continuous Delivery
19 14 (13.86%) iOS Development

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 13 (12.87%) NServiceBus
2 7 (6.93%) IIS
2 7 (6.93%) K2 blackpearl
3 5 (4.95%) Confluence
4 4 (3.96%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.98%) Apache
6 2 (1.98%) CMS
6 2 (1.98%) JBoss
6 2 (1.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.98%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.98%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.98%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.99%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.99%) CICS
7 1 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.99%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (2.97%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.99%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.99%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 18 (17.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (16.83%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.95%) TestFlight
4 3 (2.97%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.98%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.98%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.95%) HTTP
2 2 (1.98%) NAS
2 2 (1.98%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (32.67%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (6.93%) MongoDB
4 5 (4.95%) Azure SQL Database
4 5 (4.95%) CouchDB
4 5 (4.95%) MySQL
4 5 (4.95%) SQLite
5 4 (3.96%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.97%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.97%) Redis
6 3 (2.97%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.98%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.98%) Cognos Impromptu
7 2 (1.98%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.98%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.98%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.98%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.99%) OLTP
8 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (23.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (22.77%) Git (software)
3 8 (7.92%) Jenkins
4 7 (6.93%) JIRA
4 7 (6.93%) Visual Studio
5 6 (5.94%) NUnit
6 5 (4.95%) JUnit
7 4 (3.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (3.96%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.97%) GoCD
8 3 (2.97%) ReSharper
9 2 (1.98%) Ant
9 2 (1.98%) Capybara
9 2 (1.98%) git-flow
9 2 (1.98%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (1.98%) RSpec
9 2 (1.98%) Selenium
9 2 (1.98%) Subversion
10 1 (0.99%) Maven
10 1 (0.99%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (8.91%) Finance
2 4 (3.96%) Back Office
3 3 (2.97%) Banking
3 3 (2.97%) Marketing
4 2 (1.98%) Advertising
4 2 (1.98%) Electronics
4 2 (1.98%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.98%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.99%) Automotive
5 1 (0.99%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 84 (83.17%) Developer
2 32 (31.68%) .NET Developer
3 26 (25.74%) C# Developer
4 14 (13.86%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (11.88%) SQL Developer
6 11 (10.89%) ASP.NET Developer
7 10 (9.90%) iOS Developer
7 10 (9.90%) Senior Developer
8 8 (7.92%) Java Developer
8 8 (7.92%) Software Developer
9 6 (5.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 6 (5.94%) WPF Developer
10 5 (4.95%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 5 (4.95%) Senior iOS Developer
10 5 (4.95%) UI Developer
11 4 (3.96%) Analyst
11 4 (3.96%) Full Stack Developer
11 4 (3.96%) Senior Front-End Developer
11 4 (3.96%) Senior UI Developer
12 3 (2.97%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (47.52%) .NET
2 25 (24.75%) .NET Framework
2 25 (24.75%) ASP.NET
3 21 (20.79%) HTML
4 20 (19.80%) CSS
5 15 (14.85%) ASP.NET MVC
6 13 (12.87%) ASP.NET Web API
7 12 (11.88%) AngularJS
7 12 (11.88%) SOAP
7 12 (11.88%) Web Services
7 12 (11.88%) WPF
8 11 (10.89%) HTML5
8 11 (10.89%) REST
9 8 (7.92%) CSS3
9 8 (7.92%) XML
10 7 (6.93%) Spring
10 7 (6.93%) WF
11 6 (5.94%) Cocoa
12 5 (4.95%) Cocoa Touch
12 5 (4.95%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.94%) User Experience
2 5 (4.95%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.96%) iPad
4 3 (2.97%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.98%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.98%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.98%) Digital TV
5 2 (1.98%) STB
5 2 (1.98%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.99%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.99%) iPhone
6 1 (0.99%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.86%) Apple iOS
2 13 (12.87%) Linux
2 13 (12.87%) Windows
3 7 (6.93%) Unix
4 4 (3.96%) Android
5 2 (1.98%) Debian
5 2 (1.98%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.98%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.99%) CentOS
6 1 (0.99%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.99%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (75.25%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (52.48%) Scrum
3 49 (48.51%) TDD
4 29 (28.71%) Automated Testing
5 26 (25.74%) Software Engineering
6 25 (24.75%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (23.76%) MVC
8 23 (22.77%) Kanban
9 21 (20.79%) Pair Programming
10 15 (14.85%) Continuous Delivery
10 15 (14.85%) Line Management
11 14 (13.86%) BDD
11 14 (13.86%) iOS Development
12 11 (10.89%) Test Automation
13 10 (9.90%) E-Commerce
14 9 (8.91%) Progressive Enhancement
15 7 (6.93%) DevOps
15 7 (6.93%) Front End Development
15 7 (6.93%) Workflow
16 5 (4.95%) OO
Programming Languages
1 53 (52.48%) C#
2 35 (34.65%) SQL
3 24 (23.76%) JavaScript
4 19 (18.81%) Java
5 13 (12.87%) Python
6 10 (9.90%) Apple Swift
6 10 (9.90%) Objective-C
7 6 (5.94%) PL/SQL
7 6 (5.94%) Scala
8 5 (4.95%) T-SQL
9 4 (3.96%) Bash Shell
9 4 (3.96%) C
10 3 (2.97%) C++
10 3 (2.97%) PHP
10 3 (2.97%) Ruby
10 3 (2.97%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.98%) Lua
11 2 (1.98%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.99%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.99%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 29 (28.71%) Security Cleared
2 22 (21.78%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.94%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.98%) CCNA
4 2 (1.98%) CCNP
4 2 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.98%) Degree
5 1 (0.99%) MCP
5 1 (0.99%) MCSA
5 1 (0.99%) MCSE
5 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (20.79%) QA
2 2 (1.98%) ISO 14001
2 2 (1.98%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.99%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 8 (7.92%) Docker
2 3 (2.97%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.97%) LXC
3 2 (1.98%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.99%) HDFS
4 1 (0.99%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (3.96%) Ansible
1 4 (3.96%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (3.96%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (3.96%) Puppet
2 2 (1.98%) Packer
2 2 (1.98%) PowerCLI
2 2 (1.98%) Terraform
3 1 (0.99%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.99%) zSecure
Vendors
1 7 (6.93%) Microsoft
1 7 (6.93%) Oracle
2 3 (2.97%) SAP
3 2 (1.98%) Cognos
3 2 (1.98%) Google
3 2 (1.98%) HP
3 2 (1.98%) IBM
3 2 (1.98%) VMware
4 1 (0.99%) Apple
4 1 (0.99%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.99%) Guidewire
4 1 (0.99%) Informatica
4 1 (0.99%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.99%) Talend
4 1 (0.99%) Telerik
4 1 (0.99%) Teradata
4 1 (0.99%) Zend
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