The table below looks at the statistics for Unit Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unit Testing over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unit Testing
Rank 40 49 50
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +1
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 37 20 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 4.06% 2.88% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.24% 3.83% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 13 5
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£431 £385 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.01% +28.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £264 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £420 £316
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £66.00 - -
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 Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
706 522 418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 77.41% 75.22% 72.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 365 278
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 9 13
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.90 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.59% +32.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.10 £10.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.00 £21.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

Unit Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Unit Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Unit Testing across the Wales region.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Unit Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unit Testing across the Wales region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Unit Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

Unit Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing across the Wales region.

Unit Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the Wales region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +4 29 £450 +16.88% 6
West Wales -5 4 £325 - 1
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Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 65 (77.38%) Scrum
2 56 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (64.29%) REST
4 52 (61.90%) .NET
5 51 (60.71%) C#
5 51 (60.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 50 (59.52%) MVC
7 49 (58.33%) .NET Framework
8 47 (55.95%) SQL Server
9 45 (53.57%) Visual Studio
10 44 (52.38%) TDD
10 44 (52.38%) SQL Server 2008
11 41 (48.81%) BDD
12 39 (46.43%) SOAP
12 39 (46.43%) Web Services
13 38 (45.24%) XML
14 32 (38.10%) Security Cleared
15 29 (34.52%) SQL
16 28 (33.33%) ASP.NET
16 28 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
16 28 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 27 (32.14%) SC Cleared
18 26 (30.95%) WCF
19 25 (29.76%) Entity Framework
19 25 (29.76%) ASP.NET Web API
20 24 (28.57%) IIS
20 24 (28.57%) SOA
21 21 (25.00%) jQuery
22 20 (23.81%) Git (software)
23 18 (21.43%) Ajax

Unit Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 24 (28.57%) IIS
2 13 (15.48%) JBoss
2 13 (15.48%) Tomcat
2 13 (15.48%) WebSphere
2 13 (15.48%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 7 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.76%) Skype
2 3 (3.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (55.95%) SQL Server
2 44 (52.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (20.24%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (16.67%) Relational Database
5 13 (15.48%) RDBMS
6 7 (8.33%) Firebird
6 7 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (8.33%) Oracle9i Database
6 7 (8.33%) Oracle Database
7 4 (4.76%) InterBase
8 2 (2.38%) MySQL
9 1 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.19%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.19%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 51 (60.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 45 (53.57%) Visual Studio
3 20 (23.81%) Git (software)
4 15 (17.86%) Subversion
5 14 (16.67%) Selenium
5 14 (16.67%) SpecFlow
6 12 (14.29%) Eclipse
7 10 (11.90%) Cucumber
8 6 (7.14%) Oracle Forms
9 5 (5.95%) Maven
9 5 (5.95%) JUnit
9 5 (5.95%) Jenkins
10 3 (3.57%) MSBuild
11 2 (2.38%) JSUnit
12 1 (1.19%) TeamCity
12 1 (1.19%) CruiseControl
12 1 (1.19%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 15 (17.86%) Back Office
2 5 (5.95%) Finance
3 2 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 83 (98.81%) Developer
2 44 (52.38%) .NET Developer
3 18 (21.43%) Java Developer
4 11 (13.10%) Software Developer
5 9 (10.71%) Senior Developer
5 9 (10.71%) SQL Developer
6 8 (9.52%) Senior Software Developer
7 6 (7.14%) PHP Developer
8 3 (3.57%) Agile .NET Developer
9 2 (2.38%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (2.38%) Full Stack Developer
9 2 (2.38%) C# Developer
9 2 (2.38%) Delphi Developer
10 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET Developer
10 1 (1.19%) Senior .NET Developer
10 1 (1.19%) PHP Web Developer
10 1 (1.19%) PL/SQL Developer
10 1 (1.19%) Oracle Developer
10 1 (1.19%) Analyst
10 1 (1.19%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (64.29%) REST
2 52 (61.90%) .NET
3 49 (58.33%) .NET Framework
4 39 (46.43%) SOAP
4 39 (46.43%) Web Services
5 38 (45.24%) XML
6 28 (33.33%) ASP.NET
6 28 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 26 (30.95%) WCF
8 25 (29.76%) Entity Framework
8 25 (29.76%) ASP.NET Web API
9 21 (25.00%) jQuery
10 18 (21.43%) Spring
10 18 (21.43%) Ajax
10 18 (21.43%) Hibernate
11 13 (15.48%) MyBatis
12 12 (14.29%) Java SE
13 9 (10.71%) CSS
14 8 (9.52%) LINQ
15 7 (8.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.29%) NHS
2 5 (5.95%) User Experience
3 1 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.10%) Windows
2 4 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (3.57%) UNIX
3 3 (3.57%) Linux
4 1 (1.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (77.38%) Scrum
2 56 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (59.52%) MVC
4 44 (52.38%) TDD
5 41 (48.81%) BDD
6 24 (28.57%) SOA
7 18 (21.43%) OOP
8 7 (8.33%) OO
8 7 (8.33%) SDLC
9 6 (7.14%) Waterfall
9 6 (7.14%) Automated Testing
10 5 (5.95%) Migration
11 4 (4.76%) UML
11 4 (4.76%) E-Commerce
12 3 (3.57%) MVVM
13 2 (2.38%) Mobile Development
13 2 (2.38%) SEO
14 1 (1.19%) Unified Process
14 1 (1.19%) Web Design
14 1 (1.19%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 51 (60.71%) C#
2 29 (34.52%) SQL
3 18 (21.43%) Java
4 13 (15.48%) PL/SQL
5 7 (8.33%) Delphi
6 6 (7.14%) PHP
7 5 (5.95%) T-SQL
7 5 (5.95%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.19%) R
8 1 (1.19%) C
Qualifications
1 32 (38.10%) Security Cleared
2 27 (32.14%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.95%) Sun Certification
4 1 (1.19%) Degree
4 1 (1.19%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 9 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.52%) Oracle
3 4 (4.76%) Zend
4 1 (1.19%) SAP
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