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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 13 9 10
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 13 29 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 17.11% 17.79% 16.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 20.31% 21.97% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 25 7
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£375 £360 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +13.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £315 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £440 £339
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +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
64 132 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 84.21% 80.98% 76.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 111 26
Average daily rate £375 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £19.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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 1 September 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 36 (100.00%) .NET
2 29 (80.56%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (77.78%) ASP.NET
4 27 (75.00%) C#
5 26 (72.22%) SQL
6 25 (69.44%) Scrum
7 24 (66.67%) .NET Framework
8 21 (58.33%) Security Cleared
9 18 (50.00%) SQL Server
10 16 (44.44%) Entity Framework
10 16 (44.44%) SC Cleared
11 14 (38.89%) WPF
11 14 (38.89%) MVC
12 12 (33.33%) Automated Testing
12 12 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
13 11 (30.56%) IIS
13 11 (30.56%) Windows
13 11 (30.56%) Oracle
13 11 (30.56%) C++
13 11 (30.56%) HTML
13 11 (30.56%) JavaScript
14 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (27.78%) BDD
15 9 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
15 9 (25.00%) SharePoint
16 8 (22.22%) Service Delivery
16 8 (22.22%) Back Office
16 8 (22.22%) UML
16 8 (22.22%) Software Engineering
16 8 (22.22%) Refactoring

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 11 (30.56%) IIS
2 9 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 6 (16.67%) K2 blackpearl
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.56%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (22.22%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 36 (100.00%) Developer
2 33 (91.67%) .NET Developer
3 21 (58.33%) SQL Developer
4 3 (8.33%) C# Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Software Developer
5 2 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (5.56%) WPF Developer
6 1 (2.78%) .NET Software Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Agile .NET Developer
6 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (100.00%) .NET
2 28 (77.78%) ASP.NET
3 24 (66.67%) .NET Framework
4 16 (44.44%) Entity Framework
5 14 (38.89%) WPF
6 12 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (30.56%) HTML
8 8 (22.22%) WF
9 1 (2.78%) WCF
9 1 (2.78%) SOAP
9 1 (2.78%) Web Services
9 1 (2.78%) XML
9 1 (2.78%) REST
9 1 (2.78%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (30.56%) Windows
2 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (80.56%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (69.44%) Scrum
3 14 (38.89%) MVC
4 12 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 10 (27.78%) BDD
6 8 (22.22%) Software Engineering
6 8 (22.22%) Refactoring
6 8 (22.22%) UML
6 8 (22.22%) Service Delivery
7 7 (19.44%) ITIL
8 4 (11.11%) Workflow
9 3 (8.33%) TDD
9 3 (8.33%) Line Management
10 2 (5.56%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (75.00%) C#
2 26 (72.22%) SQL
3 11 (30.56%) C++
3 11 (30.56%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.33%) Perl
4 3 (8.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 16 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 6 (16.67%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 11 (30.56%) Oracle
2 6 (16.67%) ESRI
3 1 (2.78%) Telerik