Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for Unit Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Unit Testing over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Unit Testing
South West > Bristol
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 77 65
Rank change year-on-year -7 -12 +5
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 36 32 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.82% 1.88% 2.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.30% 2.26% 3.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 31 39
Bristol median daily rate £405 £363 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.72% - -9.38%
10th Percentile £330 £295 £288
90th Percentile £475 £575 £438
South West median daily rate £350 £365 £375
% change year-on-year -4.11% -2.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Bristol median hourly rate - - £37.50
South West median hourly rate £36.75 - £37.50

Unit Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1568 1417 1410
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 79.35% 83.45% 81.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1068 1022 1099
Bristol median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - -
10th Percentile £263 £255 £263
90th Percentile £538 £555 £536
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 65 37
Bristol median hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +31.58% -24.00%
10th Percentile £11.90 £12.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £46.75 £46.30 £48.50
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -19.23% +41.82%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing Unit Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in Bristol

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in Bristol

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Bristol over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in Bristol

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 26 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (52.78%) C#
3 15 (41.67%) HTML
3 15 (41.67%) .NET
3 15 (41.67%) CSS
3 15 (41.67%) MVC
4 14 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (36.11%) Software Engineering
5 13 (36.11%) Java
6 12 (33.33%) Scrum
7 11 (30.56%) TDD
7 11 (30.56%) Mockito
7 11 (30.56%) Jenkins
8 10 (27.78%) SQL
8 10 (27.78%) SQL Server
8 10 (27.78%) Finance
9 9 (25.00%) JavaScript
9 9 (25.00%) BDD
10 8 (22.22%) OSGi
10 8 (22.22%) Coverity
10 8 (22.22%) PowerMock
10 8 (22.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 8 (22.22%) SonarQube
10 8 (22.22%) Sonatype Nexus
10 8 (22.22%) Banking
10 8 (22.22%) Maven
10 8 (22.22%) jQuery
10 8 (22.22%) JSR 170
10 8 (22.22%) Adobe
11 7 (19.44%) Microsoft

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (22.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (8.33%) CMS
3 2 (5.56%) Drupal
3 2 (5.56%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (2.78%) Apache
4 1 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.78%) iPlanet
4 1 (2.78%) JBoss
4 1 (2.78%) MQSeries
4 1 (2.78%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.78%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.78%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) DNS
1 1 (2.78%) FCoE
1 1 (2.78%) Firewall
1 1 (2.78%) HTTP
1 1 (2.78%) iSCSI
1 1 (2.78%) LDAP
1 1 (2.78%) NAS
1 1 (2.78%) SAN
1 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.78%) VLAN
1 1 (2.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.89%) Relational Database
3 3 (8.33%) MongoDB
4 2 (5.56%) Jackrabbit
5 1 (2.78%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (2.78%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.78%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.78%) Spatial Data
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (30.56%) Jenkins
1 11 (30.56%) Mockito
2 8 (22.22%) Maven
2 8 (22.22%) SonarQube
2 8 (22.22%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (13.89%) Git (software)
4 4 (11.11%) Moq
5 3 (8.33%) JUnit
6 2 (5.56%) GoCD
6 2 (5.56%) NUnit
6 2 (5.56%) TeamCity
6 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.78%) Grunt
7 1 (2.78%) gulp
7 1 (2.78%) LoadUI
7 1 (2.78%) Mercurial
7 1 (2.78%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.78%) webpack
7 1 (2.78%) Zephyr
General
1 10 (27.78%) Finance
2 8 (22.22%) Banking
3 4 (11.11%) Law
4 3 (8.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (69.44%) Developer
2 9 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 6 (16.67%) C# Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Python Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) AWS Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Banking Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Banking Business Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Business Continuity Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Polyglot Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.78%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (2.78%) C++ Developer
7 1 (2.78%) C++/C# Developer
7 1 (2.78%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (41.67%) .NET
1 15 (41.67%) CSS
1 15 (41.67%) HTML
2 8 (22.22%) jQuery
2 8 (22.22%) JSR 170
2 8 (22.22%) OSGi
2 8 (22.22%) PowerMock
3 6 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 6 (16.67%) WPF
4 5 (13.89%) AngularJS
5 4 (11.11%) REST
5 4 (11.11%) WCF
6 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET
6 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (8.33%) Hibernate
6 3 (8.33%) Java EE
6 3 (8.33%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (8.33%) Spring
6 3 (8.33%) XML
7 2 (5.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.78%) Algorithms
2 1 (2.78%) Clustering
2 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.78%) Grid Computing
2 1 (2.78%) Renewable Energy
2 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Windows
2 3 (8.33%) Linux
2 3 (8.33%) Unix
3 1 (2.78%) AIX
3 1 (2.78%) HPUX
3 1 (2.78%) Solaris
3 1 (2.78%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (41.67%) MVC
3 14 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (36.11%) Software Engineering
5 12 (33.33%) Scrum
6 11 (30.56%) TDD
7 9 (25.00%) BDD
8 7 (19.44%) Kanban
9 6 (16.67%) Coaching
9 6 (16.67%) Mentoring
10 4 (11.11%) Asset Management
10 4 (11.11%) Information Management
10 4 (11.11%) Microservices
10 4 (11.11%) OO
10 4 (11.11%) Risk Management
10 4 (11.11%) Test Automation
11 3 (8.33%) OOP
11 3 (8.33%) Software Architecture
12 2 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
12 2 (5.56%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 19 (52.78%) C#
2 13 (36.11%) Java
3 10 (27.78%) SQL
4 9 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (16.67%) Python
6 2 (5.56%) Scala
6 2 (5.56%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.78%) C
7 1 (2.78%) C++
7 1 (2.78%) C-shell
7 1 (2.78%) Delphi
7 1 (2.78%) Korn
7 1 (2.78%) Perl
7 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (2.78%) Degree
1 1 (2.78%) ISEB
1 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Docker
1 2 (5.56%) LXC
2 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.78%) KVM
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.78%) Samba
2 1 (2.78%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) OpenView
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) Adobe
1 8 (22.22%) Coverity
2 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.56%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.78%) Cisco
4 1 (2.78%) Cognos
4 1 (2.78%) F5
4 1 (2.78%) HP
4 1 (2.78%) Opsware
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle
4 1 (2.78%) PlateSpin
4 1 (2.78%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.78%) Sun
4 1 (2.78%) Veritas
4 1 (2.78%) VMware