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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 8 23 19
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -4
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 25 20 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 21.55% 8.93% 2.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 24.04% 10.31% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 16 1
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£320 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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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
104 194 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 89.66% 86.61% 56.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 162 14
Average daily rate £435 £350 £458
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.28% -23.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £695 £425 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £12.31 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 May 2015.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 39 (100.00%) .NET
2 31 (79.49%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (79.49%) ASP.NET
3 28 (71.79%) C#
4 26 (66.67%) Security Cleared
5 25 (64.10%) Scrum
6 21 (53.85%) SQL
7 20 (51.28%) SC Cleared
8 19 (48.72%) .NET Framework
9 18 (46.15%) Entity Framework
10 15 (38.46%) MVC
11 14 (35.90%) WPF
11 14 (35.90%) K2 blackpearl
12 13 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
13 12 (30.77%) SQL Server
14 11 (28.21%) VB.NET
14 11 (28.21%) Back Office
15 9 (23.08%) BDD
15 9 (23.08%) DV Cleared
16 8 (20.51%) WF
17 6 (15.38%) ESRI
17 6 (15.38%) Oracle
18 5 (12.82%) Automated Testing
19 4 (10.26%) Workflow
20 3 (7.69%) Perl
20 3 (7.69%) T-SQL
20 3 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
21 2 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
21 2 (5.13%) System Testing
21 2 (5.13%) SpecFlow

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (35.90%) K2 blackpearl
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.13%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (28.21%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 39 (100.00%) Developer
2 36 (92.31%) .NET Developer
3 17 (43.59%) SQL Developer
4 3 (7.69%) Software Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Agile .NET Developer
5 2 (5.13%) WPF Developer
6 1 (2.56%) .NET Applications Developer
6 1 (2.56%) C# Developer
6 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Applications Developer
6 1 (2.56%) AWS Developer
6 1 (2.56%) .NET Software Developer
6 1 (2.56%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (100.00%) .NET
2 31 (79.49%) ASP.NET
3 19 (48.72%) .NET Framework
4 18 (46.15%) Entity Framework
5 14 (35.90%) WPF
6 13 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (20.51%) WF
8 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 1 (2.56%) WCF
9 1 (2.56%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (79.49%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (64.10%) Scrum
3 15 (38.46%) MVC
4 9 (23.08%) BDD
5 5 (12.82%) Automated Testing
6 4 (10.26%) Workflow
7 2 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (5.13%) System Testing
7 2 (5.13%) Code Coverage
7 2 (5.13%) OO
7 2 (5.13%) Web Development
7 2 (5.13%) TDD
8 1 (2.56%) Migration
8 1 (2.56%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 28 (71.79%) C#
2 21 (53.85%) SQL
3 11 (28.21%) VB.NET
4 3 (7.69%) Perl
4 3 (7.69%) T-SQL
5 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 26 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 20 (51.28%) SC Cleared
3 9 (23.08%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (15.38%) ESRI
1 6 (15.38%) Oracle
2 1 (2.56%) Telerik
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft