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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unit Testing
Rank 10 22 -
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 5 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 10.42% 4.35% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.90% 5.80% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 0
Average daily rate £465 £413 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.59% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +10.29%
Unit Testing
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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
42 69 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 87.50% 75.00% 69.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 59 45
Average daily rate £433 £500 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.50% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £313 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £725 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 30 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (85.29%) C#
2 29 (85.29%) HTML
2 29 (85.29%) JavaScript
2 29 (85.29%) .NET
3 28 (82.35%) SQL Server
3 28 (82.35%) IIS
3 28 (82.35%) Automated Testing
3 28 (82.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 27 (79.41%) ASP.NET
5 22 (64.71%) SQL
6 20 (58.82%) Scrum
7 19 (55.88%) C++
7 19 (55.88%) Oracle
7 19 (55.88%) Windows
7 19 (55.88%) SharePoint
7 19 (55.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (55.88%) SpecFlow
7 19 (55.88%) Windows Server
8 16 (47.06%) Security Cleared
8 16 (47.06%) Software Engineering
9 15 (44.12%) .NET Framework
9 15 (44.12%) SC Cleared
10 14 (41.18%) Refactoring
10 14 (41.18%) Selenium
10 14 (41.18%) UML
10 14 (41.18%) ITIL
10 14 (41.18%) Service Delivery
11 10 (29.41%) MVC
11 10 (29.41%) CSS

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 28 (82.35%) IIS
2 19 (55.88%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (82.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 28 (82.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (55.88%) SpecFlow
3 14 (41.18%) Selenium
4 9 (26.47%) Jenkins
4 9 (26.47%) TeamCity
5 5 (14.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (14.71%) Back Office
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 31 (91.18%) Developer
2 23 (67.65%) .NET Developer
3 5 (14.71%) C# Developer
3 5 (14.71%) SQL Developer
4 4 (11.76%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Software Developer
5 3 (8.82%) WPF Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (85.29%) .NET
1 29 (85.29%) HTML
2 27 (79.41%) ASP.NET
3 15 (44.12%) .NET Framework
4 10 (29.41%) CSS
4 10 (29.41%) WCF
5 9 (26.47%) ASP.NET Web API
5 9 (26.47%) HTML5
6 8 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (17.65%) Entity Framework
7 6 (17.65%) WPF
8 5 (14.71%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 1 (2.94%) Ajax
9 1 (2.94%) XHTML
9 1 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (26.47%) Inversion of Control
2 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 19 (55.88%) Windows
1 19 (55.88%) Windows Server
1 19 (55.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (82.35%) Automated Testing
3 20 (58.82%) Scrum
4 16 (47.06%) Software Engineering
5 14 (41.18%) ITIL
5 14 (41.18%) Refactoring
5 14 (41.18%) Service Delivery
5 14 (41.18%) UML
6 10 (29.41%) MVC
7 9 (26.47%) Dependency Injection
7 9 (26.47%) Release Management
8 5 (14.71%) BDD
8 5 (14.71%) Line Management
8 5 (14.71%) MVVM
9 4 (11.76%) System Testing
9 4 (11.76%) TDD
10 2 (5.88%) Mentoring
11 1 (2.94%) Automation Testing
11 1 (2.94%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 29 (85.29%) C#
1 29 (85.29%) JavaScript
2 22 (64.71%) SQL
3 19 (55.88%) C++
4 9 (26.47%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (47.06%) Security Cleared
2 15 (44.12%) SC Cleared
3 4 (11.76%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 19 (55.88%) Oracle
2 5 (14.71%) Telerik