The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Taunton region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unit Testing
Rank 31 15 -
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 7 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 3.30% 13.16% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.05% 24.39% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Average daily rate £350 £310 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +6.55%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
173 41 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 81.60% 53.95% 81.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 13 19
Average daily rate £350 £310 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -15.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £272 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.31 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Unit Testing
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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 20 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 7 (100.00%) Scrum
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 6 (85.71%) SC Cleared
2 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) T-SQL
3 5 (71.43%) Code Coverage
3 5 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (71.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (28.57%) Back Office
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (14.29%) ISO 14001
5 1 (14.29%) ISO 9001
5 1 (14.29%) MVC
5 1 (14.29%) Summit

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (28.57%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
1 7 (100.00%) .NET Developer
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Developer
3 2 (28.57%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) C# Developer
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Scrum
2 5 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (71.43%) Code Coverage
3 1 (14.29%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) SC Cleared
1 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO 9001
1 1 (14.29%) ISO 14001