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 29 July 2015 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 14 12 11
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 13 36 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 14.13% 21.05% 10.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.05% 25.35% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 33 3
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£375 £330 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £300 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £316
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 £40.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
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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
81 142 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 88.04% 83.04% 71.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 119 18
Average daily rate £400 £353 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.47% +8.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £488 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 29 July 2015, 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 48 (100.00%) .NET
2 41 (85.42%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (83.33%) ASP.NET
4 37 (77.08%) C#
5 32 (66.67%) SQL
6 30 (62.50%) Scrum
7 28 (58.33%) Security Cleared
8 27 (56.25%) .NET Framework
9 23 (47.92%) SC Cleared
10 21 (43.75%) SQL Server
11 18 (37.50%) Entity Framework
12 17 (35.42%) Automated Testing
13 16 (33.33%) Oracle
13 16 (33.33%) MVC
14 14 (29.17%) WPF
14 14 (29.17%) K2 blackpearl
15 13 (27.08%) JavaScript
16 12 (25.00%) Back Office
16 12 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
17 11 (22.92%) C++
17 11 (22.92%) HTML
17 11 (22.92%) VB.NET
17 11 (22.92%) IIS
17 11 (22.92%) Windows
18 10 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
18 10 (20.83%) BDD
19 9 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
19 9 (18.75%) SharePoint
20 8 (16.67%) Service Delivery
20 8 (16.67%) UML

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 (29.17%) K2 blackpearl
2 11 (22.92%) IIS
3 9 (18.75%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (43.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.17%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (25.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 48 (100.00%) Developer
2 45 (93.75%) .NET Developer
3 26 (54.17%) SQL Developer
4 3 (6.25%) Software Developer
4 3 (6.25%) C# Developer
5 2 (4.17%) Agile .NET Developer
5 2 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (4.17%) WPF Developer
6 1 (2.08%) .NET Software Developer
6 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (2.08%) Applications Developer
6 1 (2.08%) .NET Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (100.00%) .NET
2 40 (83.33%) ASP.NET
3 27 (56.25%) .NET Framework
4 18 (37.50%) Entity Framework
5 14 (29.17%) WPF
6 12 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (22.92%) HTML
8 8 (16.67%) WF
9 1 (2.08%) WCF
9 1 (2.08%) SOAP
9 1 (2.08%) Web Services
9 1 (2.08%) XML
9 1 (2.08%) REST
9 1 (2.08%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.92%) Windows
2 10 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (85.42%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (62.50%) Scrum
3 17 (35.42%) Automated Testing
4 16 (33.33%) MVC
5 10 (20.83%) BDD
6 8 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 8 (16.67%) Refactoring
6 8 (16.67%) UML
6 8 (16.67%) Service Delivery
7 7 (14.58%) ITIL
8 4 (8.33%) Workflow
9 3 (6.25%) TDD
9 3 (6.25%) Line Management
10 2 (4.17%) System Testing
10 2 (4.17%) Web Development
10 2 (4.17%) OO
11 1 (2.08%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 37 (77.08%) C#
2 32 (66.67%) SQL
3 13 (27.08%) JavaScript
4 11 (22.92%) C++
4 11 (22.92%) VB.NET
5 3 (6.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 28 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 23 (47.92%) SC Cleared
3 6 (12.50%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 16 (33.33%) Oracle
2 6 (12.50%) ESRI
3 1 (2.08%) Telerik