The table below looks at the statistics for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 42 33 39
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +6
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 6 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 1.33% 1.55% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 2.03% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
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£325 £425 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +11.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £36.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year
+1.36% -4.57%
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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 Swindon region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
368 246 289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 81.42% 76.16% 76.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 188 246
Average daily rate £450 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £520 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 8
Average hourly rate £22.69 £22.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% +55.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £22.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the Swindon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Unit Testing across the Swindon region.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the Swindon region.

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 8 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 7 (87.50%) Visual Studio
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (87.50%) C#
2 7 (87.50%) .NET Framework
3 6 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (62.50%) CSS
4 5 (62.50%) Web Services
4 5 (62.50%) XML
4 5 (62.50%) XSLT
4 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
5 4 (50.00%) CMS
5 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
5 4 (50.00%) HTML
5 4 (50.00%) jQuery
5 4 (50.00%) HTML5
5 4 (50.00%) CSS3
6 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
6 3 (37.50%) ITIL V3
6 3 (37.50%) Hudson
6 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
6 3 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (37.50%) LINQ
6 3 (37.50%) SLA
6 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (37.50%) VB.NET
6 3 (37.50%) ISO 9001
6 3 (37.50%) VSS/SourceSafe

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 4 (50.00%) CMS
2 2 (25.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (25.00%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (25.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (25.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) Visual Studio
2 6 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (37.50%) Hudson
3 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
3 3 (37.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
4 2 (25.00%) Selenium
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Applications Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Web Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Programmer
4 1 (12.50%) C# Programmer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Programmer
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Web Developer
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Programmer
4 1 (12.50%) Web Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (87.50%) .NET Framework
3 5 (62.50%) CSS
3 5 (62.50%) Web Services
3 5 (62.50%) XML
3 5 (62.50%) XSLT
4 4 (50.00%) HTML
4 4 (50.00%) jQuery
4 4 (50.00%) CSS3
4 4 (50.00%) HTML5
5 3 (37.50%) LINQ
6 2 (25.00%) Sass
6 2 (25.00%) LAMP
6 2 (25.00%) Ajax
6 2 (25.00%) JSON
6 2 (25.00%) WCF
6 2 (25.00%) ADO.NET
6 2 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Change Management
1 3 (37.50%) MVC
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
1 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL V3
2 2 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 2 (25.00%) Web Development
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (25.00%) Content Management
2 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Web Design
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) TDD
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) BDD
3 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (87.50%) C#
3 3 (37.50%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) ISO 9001
1 3 (37.50%) SLA
1 3 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (25.00%) WCAG
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Sitecore