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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 94 68 97
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +29
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 45 72 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.54% 2.37% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% 3.04% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 52 33
Median daily rate £363 £323 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.40% +0.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £469 £379
UK excluding London median daily rate £371 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.95% -6.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Median hourly rate £46.20 £28.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.10% -32.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £37.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+14.66% -3.22%
Unit Testing
England

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
2283 2369 2566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.08% 77.85% 79.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1494 1525 1612
Median daily rate £388 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £545 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 96 115
Median hourly rate £42.25 £37.00 £33.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.18% +9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £15.25 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.30 £47.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.63%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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
Wiltshire +7 10 £319 - 2
Devon +5 10 £375 -5.66% 3
Dorset -1 8 £575 - 5
Gloucestershire +10 7 £700 +100.00%
Bristol -7 7 £363 -17.14% 6
Somerset -21 2 - - 2
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 65 (54.17%) JavaScript
2 60 (50.00%) HTML
3 54 (45.00%) CSS
4 53 (44.17%) Java
5 47 (39.17%) SQL
6 44 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
7 39 (32.50%) Security Cleared
8 29 (24.17%) Git (software)
9 28 (23.33%) Web Development
10 26 (21.67%) Python
10 26 (21.67%) Migration
11 25 (20.83%) Scrum
11 25 (20.83%) Unix
11 25 (20.83%) Relational Database
12 24 (20.00%) MongoDB
12 24 (20.00%) .NET
12 24 (20.00%) Configuration Management
12 24 (20.00%) Ruby
12 24 (20.00%) Data Migration
13 23 (19.17%) Subversion
13 23 (19.17%) Linux
14 22 (18.33%) TDD
14 22 (18.33%) Open Source
14 22 (18.33%) Sass
15 21 (17.50%) NoSQL
15 21 (17.50%) Ruby on Rails
15 21 (17.50%) PostgreSQL
16 20 (16.67%) Web Services
16 20 (16.67%) ETL
16 20 (16.67%) C#

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 16 (13.33%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (5.83%) CICS
2 7 (5.83%) IIS
2 7 (5.83%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.00%) Node.js
3 6 (5.00%) WebLogic
4 4 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (3.33%) JBoss
4 4 (3.33%) Skype for Business
4 4 (3.33%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.67%) Apache
6 1 (0.83%) CMS
6 1 (0.83%) ExpressionEngine
6 1 (0.83%) nginx
6 1 (0.83%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.83%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) BASE24
1 1 (0.83%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 16 (13.33%) GitHub
2 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (15.83%) HTTP
2 1 (0.83%) ASN.1
2 1 (0.83%) ATM
2 1 (0.83%) Bluetooth
2 1 (0.83%) DAB
2 1 (0.83%) GSM
2 1 (0.83%) LDAP
2 1 (0.83%) NFC
2 1 (0.83%) OFDM
2 1 (0.83%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.83%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (20.83%) Relational Database
2 24 (20.00%) MongoDB
3 21 (17.50%) NoSQL
3 21 (17.50%) PostgreSQL
4 20 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 9 (7.50%) RDBMS
6 7 (5.83%) DB2
7 4 (3.33%) MySQL
8 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.83%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.83%) GIS
9 1 (0.83%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 29 (24.17%) Git (software)
2 23 (19.17%) Subversion
3 19 (15.83%) JUnit
4 16 (13.33%) Capybara
4 16 (13.33%) Cucumber
4 16 (13.33%) git-flow
4 16 (13.33%) RSpec
5 10 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (5.83%) Jenkins
6 7 (5.83%) SpecFlow
7 5 (4.17%) Rational DOORS
8 4 (3.33%) ClearCase
8 4 (3.33%) gulp
8 4 (3.33%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (3.33%) Visual Studio
9 3 (2.50%) Vagrant
10 2 (1.67%) CppUnit
10 2 (1.67%) NetBeans
10 2 (1.67%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (1.67%) Selenium
General
1 14 (11.67%) Finance
2 5 (4.17%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.50%) Marketing
4 2 (1.67%) Electronics
4 2 (1.67%) Military
5 1 (0.83%) Banking
5 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 98 (81.67%) Developer
2 17 (14.17%) Java Developer
3 15 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 14 (11.67%) Ruby Developer
5 12 (10.00%) Software Developer
6 10 (8.33%) Software Engineer
6 10 (8.33%) Web Developer
7 9 (7.50%) Java Web Developer
8 7 (5.83%) C++ Software Engineer
8 7 (5.83%) COBOL Developer
8 7 (5.83%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 7 (5.83%) JavaScript Developer
8 7 (5.83%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 6 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
9 6 (5.00%) C# Developer
9 6 (5.00%) DB2 Developer
9 6 (5.00%) Senior Developer
10 5 (4.17%) Angular Developer
10 5 (4.17%) Java Software Developer
10 5 (4.17%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (50.00%) HTML
2 54 (45.00%) CSS
3 24 (20.00%) .NET
4 22 (18.33%) Sass
5 21 (17.50%) Ruby on Rails
6 20 (16.67%) Web Services
7 15 (12.50%) AngularJS
8 14 (11.67%) RESTful
9 12 (10.00%) ASP.NET
10 10 (8.33%) Entity Framework
11 9 (7.50%) .NET Framework
12 8 (6.67%) jQuery
12 8 (6.67%) WPF
12 8 (6.67%) XML
13 7 (5.83%) Managed Extensibility Framework
13 7 (5.83%) React
14 6 (5.00%) J2EE
15 5 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
15 5 (4.17%) HTML5
15 5 (4.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.83%) Visualisation
2 11 (9.17%) Mainframe
3 10 (8.33%) N-Tier
4 7 (5.83%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.33%) Blackberry
5 4 (3.33%) Cybercrime
5 4 (3.33%) iPhone
6 3 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.50%) iPad
7 2 (1.67%) Health Informatics
7 2 (1.67%) Informatics
7 2 (1.67%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.83%) Tandem
8 1 (0.83%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (20.83%) Unix
2 23 (19.17%) Linux
3 16 (13.33%) Mac OS X
4 10 (8.33%) zOS
5 8 (6.67%) Windows
5 8 (6.67%) Windows Server
6 7 (5.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.67%) Android
7 2 (1.67%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.83%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (23.33%) Web Development
3 26 (21.67%) Migration
4 25 (20.83%) Scrum
5 24 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 24 (20.00%) Data Migration
6 22 (18.33%) Open Source
6 22 (18.33%) TDD
7 20 (16.67%) ETL
8 19 (15.83%) Front End Development
8 19 (15.83%) Software Engineering
9 18 (15.00%) Integration Testing
10 16 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (13.33%) Responsive Web Design
10 16 (13.33%) UML
10 16 (13.33%) Web Design
11 14 (11.67%) BDD
12 13 (10.83%) SDLC
13 12 (10.00%) OO
13 12 (10.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 65 (54.17%) JavaScript
2 53 (44.17%) Java
3 47 (39.17%) SQL
4 26 (21.67%) Python
5 24 (20.00%) Ruby
6 20 (16.67%) C#
7 18 (15.00%) C++
8 16 (13.33%) Scala
9 14 (11.67%) C
10 7 (5.83%) COBOL
11 5 (4.17%) PowerShell
12 4 (3.33%) Delphi
12 4 (3.33%) Embedded C++
12 4 (3.33%) Groovy
12 4 (3.33%) Perl
12 4 (3.33%) PHP
12 4 (3.33%) PL/1
13 3 (2.50%) PL/SQL
14 2 (1.67%) VC++
15 1 (0.83%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 39 (32.50%) Security Cleared
2 16 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.83%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.67%) Degree
5 1 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.83%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.83%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.33%) QA
2 2 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.67%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.83%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.83%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.83%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.83%) TickIT
System Software
1 4 (3.33%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 4 (3.33%) AirWatch
1 4 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (3.33%) yum
1 4 (3.33%) zSecure
2 2 (1.67%) Data Guard
2 2 (1.67%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (13.33%) Oracle
2 10 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.83%) Telerik
4 5 (4.17%) Google
5 4 (3.33%) Sybase
6 2 (1.67%) Apple
6 2 (1.67%) CA
7 1 (0.83%) HP
7 1 (0.83%) SAP
7 1 (0.83%) Sun
7 1 (0.83%) Zend
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