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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 9 8 17
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +9
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 21 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 16.41% 15.09% 8.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 20.19% 19.51% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 1
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£330 £318 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% +5.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £337
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.51%
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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
104 41 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 81.25% 77.36% 70.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 28 13
Average daily rate £400 £339 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.83% -11.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £253 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £19.30 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 September 2014.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 41 (87.23%) C#
1 41 (87.23%) .NET
2 40 (85.11%) Scrum
3 39 (82.98%) Security Cleared
4 36 (76.60%) SQL
4 36 (76.60%) SC Cleared
5 35 (74.47%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (57.45%) ASP.NET
7 21 (44.68%) ASP.NET MVC
8 17 (36.17%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 17 (36.17%) T-SQL
8 17 (36.17%) TDD
9 16 (34.04%) SOA
10 14 (29.79%) K2 blackpearl
11 13 (27.66%) Code Coverage
12 12 (25.53%) SQL Server
12 12 (25.53%) Team Foundation Server
12 12 (25.53%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (23.40%) Back Office
14 10 (21.28%) Automated Testing
15 9 (19.15%) MVC
16 8 (17.02%) .NET Framework
16 8 (17.02%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 6 (12.77%) WCF
17 6 (12.77%) User Acceptance Testing
17 6 (12.77%) SAP
17 6 (12.77%) ABAP
18 5 (10.64%) DV Cleared
19 4 (8.51%) Test Scripting
19 4 (8.51%) WPF

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (29.79%) K2 blackpearl
2 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (25.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (25.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (6.38%) Selenium
General
1 11 (23.40%) Back Office
2 1 (2.13%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 46 (97.87%) Developer
2 37 (78.72%) .NET Developer
3 21 (44.68%) SQL Developer
4 6 (12.77%) ABAP Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Agile .NET Developer
5 3 (6.38%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (6.38%) C# Developer
6 1 (2.13%) SAP Developer
6 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (2.13%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (87.23%) .NET
2 27 (57.45%) ASP.NET
3 21 (44.68%) ASP.NET MVC
4 17 (36.17%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 8 (17.02%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 8 (17.02%) .NET Framework
6 6 (12.77%) WCF
7 4 (8.51%) WPF
7 4 (8.51%) WF
7 4 (8.51%) LINQ
7 4 (8.51%) jQuery
7 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (8.51%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 4 (8.51%) Task Parallel Library
8 2 (4.26%) LINQ to SQL
9 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (85.11%) Scrum
2 35 (74.47%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (36.17%) TDD
4 16 (34.04%) SOA
5 13 (27.66%) Code Coverage
6 12 (25.53%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (21.28%) Automated Testing
8 9 (19.15%) MVC
9 6 (12.77%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (8.51%) Test Scripting
10 4 (8.51%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 41 (87.23%) C#
2 36 (76.60%) SQL
3 17 (36.17%) T-SQL
4 6 (12.77%) ABAP
5 4 (8.51%) C++
6 3 (6.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 39 (82.98%) Security Cleared
2 36 (76.60%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.64%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.13%) ISO 14001
Vendors
1 6 (12.77%) SAP
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft