Period
to 19 September 2019

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 19 September 2019 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
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 94 60 91
Rank change year-on-year -34 +31 -8
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 22 70 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.14% 3.50% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 4.14% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 45 12
Bristol median daily rate £506 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.50% +1.27% +10.88%
10th Percentile £329 £363 £328
90th Percentile £645 £467 £466
South West median daily rate £450 £395 £350
% change year-on-year +13.92% +12.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £43.00 £42.75 £35.25
% change year-on-year +0.58% +21.28% -22.10%

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 1,633 1,692 1,497
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 84.74% 84.56% 83.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,045 1,139 996
Bristol median daily rate £425 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £281 £275 £255
90th Percentile £606 £538 £538
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 53 41
Bristol median hourly rate £36.00 £42.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.29% +37.10% +4.03%
10th Percentile £13.55 £12.85 £12.38
90th Percentile £52.50 £68.50 £50.00
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £41.53 £39.50
% change year-on-year +2.34% +5.14% +11.27%

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 19 September 2019.

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 19 September 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) User Stories
2 9 (40.91%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (31.82%) DevOps
3 7 (31.82%) Continuous Delivery
3 7 (31.82%) .NET
4 6 (27.27%) CSS
4 6 (27.27%) Pair Programming
5 5 (22.73%) Business Analysis
5 5 (22.73%) Ruby
5 5 (22.73%) Ruby on Rails
5 5 (22.73%) Integration Testing
5 5 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (22.73%) QA
5 5 (22.73%) C#
5 5 (22.73%) HTML
5 5 (22.73%) MVC
5 5 (22.73%) SQL
5 5 (22.73%) Kubernetes
5 5 (22.73%) Docker
5 5 (22.73%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (18.18%) jQuery
6 4 (18.18%) TDD
6 4 (18.18%) Service Delivery
7 3 (13.64%) Mainframe
7 3 (13.64%) Programme Management
7 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (13.64%) Azure
7 3 (13.64%) CA Endevor
7 3 (13.64%) CICS

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 3 (13.64%) CICS
2 1 (4.55%) OpenROAD
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Simulink
1 2 (9.09%) Stateflow
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Azure
2 2 (9.09%) AWS
2 2 (9.09%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (9.09%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) DHCP
1 2 (9.09%) DNS
1 2 (9.09%) FTP
1 2 (9.09%) HTTP
1 2 (9.09%) IPsec
1 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) DB2
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.55%) Ingres
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
1 2 (9.09%) Rational Statemate
2 1 (4.55%) JSUnit
2 1 (4.55%) NUnit
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.55%) webpack
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
1 1 (4.55%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 3 (13.64%) .NET Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Angular Developer
4 2 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (9.09%) RACF Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) DevOps Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Lead DevOps
5 1 (4.55%) MATLAB Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) RACF Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Report Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Senior DevOps
5 1 (4.55%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) .NET
2 6 (27.27%) CSS
3 5 (22.73%) HTML
3 5 (22.73%) Ruby on Rails
4 4 (18.18%) jQuery
5 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
6 2 (9.09%) AngularJS
6 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (9.09%) Spring
6 2 (9.09%) WCF
6 2 (9.09%) XML
7 1 (4.55%) CSS3
7 1 (4.55%) Entity Framework
7 1 (4.55%) HTML5
7 1 (4.55%) LESS
7 1 (4.55%) Node.js
7 1 (4.55%) React
7 1 (4.55%) REST
7 1 (4.55%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Mainframe
2 2 (9.09%) Algorithms
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) Problem-Solving
2 9 (40.91%) User Stories
3 7 (31.82%) Continuous Delivery
3 7 (31.82%) DevOps
4 6 (27.27%) Pair Programming
5 5 (22.73%) Business Analysis
5 5 (22.73%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (22.73%) Integration Testing
5 5 (22.73%) MVC
6 4 (18.18%) Service Delivery
6 4 (18.18%) TDD
7 3 (13.64%) Acceptance Criteria
7 3 (13.64%) Programme Management
7 3 (13.64%) Resource Allocation
8 2 (9.09%) Anomaly Detection
8 2 (9.09%) Software Architecture
8 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
8 2 (9.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) C#
1 5 (22.73%) Ruby
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) Bash Shell
2 2 (9.09%) C
2 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 2 (9.09%) MATLAB
3 1 (4.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
1 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) QA
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Docker
2 3 (13.64%) RACF
3 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) Kubernetes
2 3 (13.64%) CA Endevor
2 3 (13.64%) zSecure
3 2 (9.09%) Ansible
3 2 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (9.09%) Puppet
3 2 (9.09%) Salt
3 2 (9.09%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Google
1 2 (9.09%) IBM