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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 62 48
Rank change year-on-year +1 -14  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 10 7 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.17% 0.82% 2.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 1.00% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 21
Median daily rate £403 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.03% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £340 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £430 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.88 £42.50 £37.40
% change year-on-year +0.88% +13.63%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 696 699 758
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 81.69% 82.33% 82.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 517 586
Median daily rate £388 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £276 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 24 17
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.26% +6.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £12.88 £17.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £44.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing Unit Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 27 June 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 18 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (53.85%) C#
3 11 (42.31%) SQL
3 11 (42.31%) MVC
3 11 (42.31%) Git (software)
4 10 (38.46%) .NET
4 10 (38.46%) JavaScript
4 10 (38.46%) Microservices
5 9 (34.62%) XML
5 9 (34.62%) Scrum
5 9 (34.62%) Test Automation
6 8 (30.77%) HTML
7 7 (26.92%) Java
7 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET
7 7 (26.92%) TDD
7 7 (26.92%) JIRA
7 7 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (26.92%) HTML5
7 7 (26.92%) User Experience
8 6 (23.08%) REST
8 6 (23.08%) WPF
8 6 (23.08%) TeamCity
8 6 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (23.08%) CSS
8 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
8 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
9 5 (19.23%) Python
9 5 (19.23%) Finance
9 5 (19.23%) DHTML
9 5 (19.23%) Unix

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 5 (19.23%) Confluence
2 2 (7.69%) Apache
2 2 (7.69%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.85%) iPlanet
3 1 (3.85%) JBoss
3 1 (3.85%) MQSeries
3 1 (3.85%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.85%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (11.54%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.85%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) HTTP
2 1 (3.85%) DNS
2 1 (3.85%) FCoE
2 1 (3.85%) Firewall
2 1 (3.85%) iSCSI
2 1 (3.85%) LDAP
2 1 (3.85%) NAS
2 1 (3.85%) SAN
2 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.85%) VLAN
2 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 4 (15.38%) Relational Database
3 2 (7.69%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.85%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.85%) Spatial Data
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (42.31%) Git (software)
2 7 (26.92%) JIRA
3 6 (23.08%) TeamCity
4 3 (11.54%) Ant
4 3 (11.54%) Artifactory
4 3 (11.54%) GoCD
4 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
5 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.85%) Mercurial
6 1 (3.85%) NuGet
6 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.85%) Xcode
6 1 (3.85%) XMLUnit
General
1 5 (19.23%) Banking
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (96.15%) Developer
2 8 (30.77%) C# Developer
3 6 (23.08%) .NET Developer
4 5 (19.23%) Java Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Python Developer
6 3 (11.54%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (11.54%) Polyglot Developer
6 3 (11.54%) SQL Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Angular Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Data Migration Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Software Developer
7 2 (7.69%) UI Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Access Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Administrator
8 1 (3.85%) C++ Developer
8 1 (3.85%) C++/C# Developer
8 1 (3.85%) HTML Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
8 1 (3.85%) Unix Administrator
8 1 (3.85%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (38.46%) .NET
2 9 (34.62%) XML
3 8 (30.77%) HTML
4 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET
4 7 (26.92%) HTML5
5 6 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (23.08%) CSS
5 6 (23.08%) REST
5 6 (23.08%) WPF
6 5 (19.23%) DHTML
6 5 (19.23%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (15.38%) AngularJS
7 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (15.38%) SOAP
7 4 (15.38%) Spring
8 3 (11.54%) .NET Framework
8 3 (11.54%) CSS3
8 3 (11.54%) Kafka
9 2 (7.69%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (7.69%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) User Experience
2 4 (15.38%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.85%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.85%) Clustering
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.85%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Unix
2 4 (15.38%) Linux
2 4 (15.38%) Windows
3 1 (3.85%) AIX
3 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.85%) HPUX
3 1 (3.85%) Solaris
3 1 (3.85%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (42.31%) MVC
3 10 (38.46%) Microservices
4 9 (34.62%) Scrum
4 9 (34.62%) Test Automation
5 7 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (26.92%) TDD
6 5 (19.23%) Front End Development
7 4 (15.38%) Kanban
8 3 (11.54%) ERP
8 3 (11.54%) User Stories
9 2 (7.69%) Data Migration
9 2 (7.69%) DevOps
9 2 (7.69%) Integration Testing
9 2 (7.69%) Matrix Organization
9 2 (7.69%) Migration
9 2 (7.69%) Pair Programming
10 1 (3.85%) Data Analysis
10 1 (3.85%) Data Management
10 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 14 (53.85%) C#
2 11 (42.31%) SQL
3 10 (38.46%) JavaScript
4 7 (26.92%) Java
5 5 (19.23%) Python
6 3 (11.54%) Scala
7 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
7 2 (7.69%) T-SQL
7 2 (7.69%) VB.NET
8 1 (3.85%) Apple Swift
8 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
8 1 (3.85%) C
8 1 (3.85%) C++
8 1 (3.85%) C-shell
8 1 (3.85%) Korn
8 1 (3.85%) Objective-C
8 1 (3.85%) Perl
8 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
8 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) Degree
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Docker
1 3 (11.54%) LXC
2 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.85%) KVM
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (3.85%) Samba
2 1 (3.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) OpenView
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) CA Agile Central
2 2 (7.69%) Google
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) Apple
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco
3 1 (3.85%) Cognos
3 1 (3.85%) F5
3 1 (3.85%) HP
3 1 (3.85%) Opsware
3 1 (3.85%) PlateSpin
3 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.85%) Sun
3 1 (3.85%) Veritas
3 1 (3.85%) VMware