Period
to 13 November 2018

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 13 November 2018 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 79 74
Rank change year-on-year +22 -5 -19
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 75 36 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 3.54% 1.84% 1.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.17% 2.23% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 20 32
Bristol median daily rate £425 £405 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +11.34% -1.36%
10th Percentile £363 £324 £295
90th Percentile £460 £475 £575
South West median daily rate £400 £350 £364
% change year-on-year +14.29% -3.78% -3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £43.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year +14.67% - -

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 1,799 1,613 1,470
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 84.94% 82.63% 85.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,216 1,093 1,058
Bristol median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £275 £256 £255
90th Percentile £538 £533 £552
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 45 69
Bristol median hourly rate £41.50 £28.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.21% +12.00% +51.52%
10th Percentile £15.44 £12.43 £12.00
90th Percentile £67.63 £49.00 £45.40
South West median hourly rate £41.68 £35.00 £29.60
% change year-on-year +19.08% +18.24% -22.11%

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 13 November 2018.

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 13 November 2018, 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 69 (92.00%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (69.33%) HTML
3 50 (66.67%) CSS
4 48 (64.00%) C#
5 46 (61.33%) .NET
6 42 (56.00%) JavaScript
7 40 (53.33%) ASP.NET Web API
8 37 (49.33%) SQL
9 35 (46.67%) Scrum
10 34 (45.33%) ASP.NET
11 31 (41.33%) Node.js
12 26 (34.67%) MVC
13 24 (32.00%) Problem-Solving
14 23 (30.67%) Web Development
14 23 (30.67%) Analytical Skills
15 22 (29.33%) .NET Framework
15 22 (29.33%) SQL Server
16 21 (28.00%) HTTP
16 21 (28.00%) Git (software)
17 20 (26.67%) Test Automation
17 20 (26.67%) XML
18 18 (24.00%) JSON
19 17 (22.67%) TDD
20 16 (21.33%) Java
20 16 (21.33%) XMLUnit
20 16 (21.33%) DevOps
21 15 (20.00%) Code First Entity Framework
21 15 (20.00%) Entity Framework
21 15 (20.00%) Oracle
21 15 (20.00%) Strategic Thinking

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 4 (5.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (4.00%) Apache Spark
2 3 (4.00%) JBoss
2 3 (4.00%) Kentico
2 3 (4.00%) Umbraco
3 2 (2.67%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.33%) Apache
4 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.33%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 15 (20.00%) npm
2 13 (17.33%) NuGet
3 11 (14.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.67%) SaaS
5 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.33%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 21 (28.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (29.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.67%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (2.67%) Big Data
2 2 (2.67%) Hadoop
2 2 (2.67%) HBase
2 2 (2.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.33%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.33%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (1.33%) GIS
3 1 (1.33%) JasperReports
3 1 (1.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.33%) Power BI
3 1 (1.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 21 (28.00%) Git (software)
2 16 (21.33%) XMLUnit
3 13 (17.33%) Moq
3 13 (17.33%) Selenium
3 13 (17.33%) SpecFlow
3 13 (17.33%) xUnit.net
4 9 (12.00%) Maven
5 5 (6.67%) Ant
5 5 (6.67%) Eclipse
5 5 (6.67%) Jenkins
6 4 (5.33%) CruiseControl
6 4 (5.33%) JUnit
6 4 (5.33%) Mockito
7 3 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (4.00%) SonarQube
7 3 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.67%) Grunt
8 2 (2.67%) gulp
8 2 (2.67%) Jasmine
8 2 (2.67%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 5 (6.67%) Banking
2 4 (5.33%) Finance
3 1 (1.33%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.33%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 66 (88.00%) Developer
2 29 (38.67%) .NET Developer
3 13 (17.33%) Lead Developer
3 13 (17.33%) Senior Developer
4 9 (12.00%) Senior .NET Developer
5 8 (10.67%) Java Developer
6 7 (9.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 5 (6.67%) C# Developer
7 5 (6.67%) React Developer
8 3 (4.00%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (2.67%) C# WPF Developer
9 2 (2.67%) Consultant
9 2 (2.67%) Hadoop Developer
9 2 (2.67%) Lead .NET Developer
9 2 (2.67%) Silverlight Developer
9 2 (2.67%) Software Engineer
9 2 (2.67%) WPF Developer
10 1 (1.33%) Functional Consultant
10 1 (1.33%) Software Developer
10 1 (1.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (69.33%) HTML
2 50 (66.67%) CSS
3 46 (61.33%) .NET
4 40 (53.33%) ASP.NET Web API
5 34 (45.33%) ASP.NET
6 31 (41.33%) Node.js
7 22 (29.33%) .NET Framework
8 20 (26.67%) XML
9 18 (24.00%) JSON
10 15 (20.00%) Code First Entity Framework
10 15 (20.00%) Entity Framework
11 14 (18.67%) ASP.NET Core
11 14 (18.67%) Redux
12 13 (17.33%) Autofac
12 13 (17.33%) D3.js
13 11 (14.67%) jQuery
14 8 (10.67%) HTML5
14 8 (10.67%) Sass
15 7 (9.33%) REST
15 7 (9.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 23 (30.67%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.00%) User Experience
4 2 (2.67%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.67%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.67%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.67%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.33%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.00%) Linux
2 2 (2.67%) Windows
3 1 (1.33%) Android
3 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (92.00%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (46.67%) Scrum
3 26 (34.67%) MVC
4 24 (32.00%) Problem-Solving
5 23 (30.67%) Web Development
6 20 (26.67%) Test Automation
7 17 (22.67%) TDD
8 16 (21.33%) DevOps
9 15 (20.00%) Strategic Thinking
10 14 (18.67%) Dependency Injection
11 9 (12.00%) Microservices
12 7 (9.33%) SDLC
13 6 (8.00%) BDD
13 6 (8.00%) Front End Development
14 5 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
14 5 (6.67%) Software Engineering
15 4 (5.33%) ETL
16 3 (4.00%) Content Management
16 3 (4.00%) OO
16 3 (4.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 48 (64.00%) C#
2 42 (56.00%) JavaScript
3 37 (49.33%) SQL
4 16 (21.33%) Java
5 2 (2.67%) Python
5 2 (2.67%) Scala
6 1 (1.33%) Java 8
6 1 (1.33%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.33%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.33%) Ruby
6 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (2.67%) Degree
2 1 (1.33%) ISEB
2 1 (1.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) HL7
2 1 (1.33%) QA
System Software
1 10 (13.33%) Docker
2 1 (1.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (13.33%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.33%) Ansible
2 1 (1.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (20.00%) Oracle
2 5 (6.67%) Adobe
3 3 (4.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.00%) Perforce
4 2 (2.67%) Coverity
4 2 (2.67%) Tableau
5 1 (1.33%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.33%) Cisco
5 1 (1.33%) Cognos
5 1 (1.33%) Google
5 1 (1.33%) Hortonworks
5 1 (1.33%) hybris
5 1 (1.33%) Juniper
5 1 (1.33%) Ruckus Wireless
5 1 (1.33%) Talend