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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 54 60
Rank change year-on-year +3 +6  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 16 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.97% 1.97% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.48% 2.40% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 3
Median daily rate £413 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.85% -22.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £325 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £371 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £375 £345
% change year-on-year +4.33% +8.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £44.85 £37.50
% change year-on-year -9.69% +19.60%  

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 644 750 662
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 79.31% 82.15% 78.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 538 477
Median daily rate £390 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £282 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £493 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 27 10
Median hourly rate £37.50 £39.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.84% -4.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £31.00 £16.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £44.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 22 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (54.55%) Git (software)
3 15 (45.45%) JavaScript
4 14 (42.42%) SQL
4 14 (42.42%) Scrum
5 13 (39.39%) HTML
5 13 (39.39%) Java
5 13 (39.39%) Microservices
6 12 (36.36%) C#
6 12 (36.36%) XML
6 12 (36.36%) MVC
7 11 (33.33%) CSS
8 10 (30.30%) Python
8 10 (30.30%) TDD
8 10 (30.30%) HTML5
8 10 (30.30%) JIRA
8 10 (30.30%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (27.27%) REST
9 9 (27.27%) Unix
9 9 (27.27%) User Experience
10 8 (24.24%) Front End Development
10 8 (24.24%) Linux
10 8 (24.24%) SQL Server
10 8 (24.24%) .NET
10 8 (24.24%) Confluence
11 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (21.21%) TeamCity
11 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
11 7 (21.21%) Banking
11 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET

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 (24.24%) Confluence
2 3 (9.09%) Apache
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (9.09%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.03%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (18.18%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (12.12%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (9.09%) GitHub
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (24.24%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.15%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.06%) MongoDB
3 2 (6.06%) NoSQL
3 2 (6.06%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (6.06%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 18 (54.55%) Git (software)
2 10 (30.30%) JIRA
3 7 (21.21%) TeamCity
4 5 (15.15%) Ant
4 5 (15.15%) Artifactory
4 5 (15.15%) Jenkins
5 4 (12.12%) GoCD
6 3 (9.09%) Cucumber
7 2 (6.06%) Capybara
7 2 (6.06%) git-flow
7 2 (6.06%) JUnit
7 2 (6.06%) RSpec
7 2 (6.06%) Subversion
8 1 (3.03%) Bitbucket
8 1 (3.03%) NUnit
8 1 (3.03%) PHPUnit
8 1 (3.03%) Selenium
8 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (21.21%) Banking
2 6 (18.18%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) Advertising
3 1 (3.03%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 31 (93.94%) Developer
2 8 (24.24%) C# Developer
3 7 (21.21%) Java Developer
4 6 (18.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 5 (15.15%) Python Developer
6 4 (12.12%) .NET Developer
6 4 (12.12%) Polyglot Developer
7 3 (9.09%) SQL Developer
7 3 (9.09%) UI Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Angular Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Automation Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Data Migration Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 1 (3.03%) Agile Developer
9 1 (3.03%) C# .NET Developer
9 1 (3.03%) Digital Developer
9 1 (3.03%) Embedded Developer
9 1 (3.03%) Embedded Engineer
9 1 (3.03%) Integration Developer
9 1 (3.03%) Java Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (39.39%) HTML
2 12 (36.36%) XML
3 11 (33.33%) CSS
4 10 (30.30%) HTML5
5 9 (27.27%) REST
6 8 (24.24%) .NET
7 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET
7 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (21.21%) DHTML
7 7 (21.21%) SOAP
8 6 (18.18%) AngularJS
8 6 (18.18%) CSS3
8 6 (18.18%) RabbitMQ
8 6 (18.18%) Spring
8 6 (18.18%) WPF
9 5 (15.15%) .NET Framework
10 4 (12.12%) Kafka
10 4 (12.12%) Web Services
11 3 (9.09%) Node.js
11 3 (9.09%) React
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) User Experience
2 2 (6.06%) Digital TV
2 2 (6.06%) STB
Operating Systems
1 9 (27.27%) Unix
2 8 (24.24%) Linux
3 4 (12.12%) Windows
4 2 (6.06%) Mac OS X
5 1 (3.03%) Android
5 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.03%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (42.42%) Scrum
3 13 (39.39%) Microservices
4 12 (36.36%) MVC
5 10 (30.30%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (30.30%) TDD
6 8 (24.24%) Front End Development
7 5 (15.15%) Automated Testing
7 5 (15.15%) User Stories
8 4 (12.12%) Integration Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Kanban
9 3 (9.09%) Data Integration
9 3 (9.09%) ERP
9 3 (9.09%) Information Architecture
9 3 (9.09%) IT Strategy
9 3 (9.09%) OO
9 3 (9.09%) Open Source
9 3 (9.09%) SOA
9 3 (9.09%) Web Design
9 3 (9.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (45.45%) JavaScript
2 14 (42.42%) SQL
3 13 (39.39%) Java
4 12 (36.36%) C#
5 10 (30.30%) Python
6 6 (18.18%) Scala
7 3 (9.09%) Bash Shell
7 3 (9.09%) PL/SQL
7 3 (9.09%) T-SQL
8 2 (6.06%) C
8 2 (6.06%) Lua
8 2 (6.06%) Ruby
9 1 (3.03%) PHP
9 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) Degree
4 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) QA
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) Docker
1 4 (12.12%) LXC
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle
3 2 (6.06%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (6.06%) Google
4 1 (3.03%) Atlassian
4 1 (3.03%) Zend
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