The table below looks at the statistics for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Taunton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 8 6 19
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +13
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 29 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 18.13% 16.98% 3.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 22.14% 23.68% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 7 0
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£355 £318 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.81% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -12.75%
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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 Taunton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
131 38 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 81.88% 71.70% 73.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 22 10
Average daily rate £400 £325 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -15.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £226 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £410 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £19.30 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

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

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

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

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unit Testing across the Taunton region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 46 (88.46%) C#
1 46 (88.46%) .NET
2 45 (86.54%) Scrum
3 43 (82.69%) Security Cleared
4 40 (76.92%) SQL
4 40 (76.92%) SC Cleared
5 32 (61.54%) ASP.NET
6 26 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 22 (42.31%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 21 (40.38%) T-SQL
9 17 (32.69%) TDD
10 16 (30.77%) SOA
10 16 (30.77%) Code Coverage
11 15 (28.85%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (28.85%) Team Foundation Server
12 14 (26.92%) K2 blackpearl
12 14 (26.92%) SQL Server
13 13 (25.00%) Back Office
14 10 (19.23%) MVC
15 9 (17.31%) Automated Testing
16 8 (15.38%) .NET Framework
16 8 (15.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 6 (11.54%) WCF
17 6 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
17 6 (11.54%) SAP
17 6 (11.54%) ABAP
18 5 (9.62%) DV Cleared
19 4 (7.69%) Managed Extensibility Framework
19 4 (7.69%) Task Parallel Library
19 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 14 (26.92%) K2 blackpearl
2 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (26.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (28.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.77%) Selenium
General
1 13 (25.00%) Back Office
2 1 (1.92%) Finance
2 1 (1.92%) Legal
Job Titles
1 51 (98.08%) Developer
2 42 (80.77%) .NET Developer
3 24 (46.15%) SQL Developer
4 6 (11.54%) ABAP Developer
5 5 (9.62%) C# Developer
5 5 (9.62%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Agile .NET Developer
7 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (1.92%) C++ Developer
8 1 (1.92%) SAP Developer
8 1 (1.92%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (88.46%) .NET
2 32 (61.54%) ASP.NET
3 26 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 22 (42.31%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 8 (15.38%) .NET Framework
5 8 (15.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 6 (11.54%) WCF
7 4 (7.69%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 4 (7.69%) Task Parallel Library
7 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (7.69%) jQuery
7 4 (7.69%) WPF
7 4 (7.69%) WF
7 4 (7.69%) LINQ
8 2 (3.85%) LINQ to SQL
9 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (86.54%) Scrum
2 17 (32.69%) TDD
3 16 (30.77%) SOA
3 16 (30.77%) Code Coverage
4 15 (28.85%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (19.23%) MVC
6 9 (17.31%) Automated Testing
7 6 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (7.69%) Test Scripting
8 4 (7.69%) Business Analysis
9 1 (1.92%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 46 (88.46%) C#
2 40 (76.92%) SQL
3 21 (40.38%) T-SQL
4 6 (11.54%) ABAP
5 4 (7.69%) C++
6 3 (5.77%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 43 (82.69%) Security Cleared
2 40 (76.92%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.62%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) ISO 9001
1 2 (3.85%) ISO 14001
Vendors
1 6 (11.54%) SAP
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
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