The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Devon 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 30 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 / Devon
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 24 29
Rank change year-on-year -3 +5  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 8 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 2.92% 4.79% 2.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.40% 5.70% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 3
Median daily rate £330 £375 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.00% -5.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +4.66% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £43.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -6.89% +16.00%  

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 Devon with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Devon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 235 158 206
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Devon 85.77% 84.04% 80.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 115 106
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £320 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 8
Median hourly rate £20.00 £29.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.20% -18.05%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Devon 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 Devon

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Devon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in Devon

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in Devon

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unit Testing within the Devon region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Exeter -6 3 - - 3
Plymouth -9 1 £410 +2.50%
Unit Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 30 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 Devon region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 7 (87.50%) Java
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) HTML
2 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 5 (62.50%) CSS
2 5 (62.50%) Front End Development
3 4 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
3 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 4 (50.00%) Build Automation
3 4 (50.00%) Relational Database
3 4 (50.00%) Web Services
3 4 (50.00%) N-Tier
3 4 (50.00%) RDBMS
3 4 (50.00%) C
3 4 (50.00%) Web Development
3 4 (50.00%) RESTful
4 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) Spring
4 3 (37.50%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
6 1 (12.50%) CMS
6 1 (12.50%) ISEB
6 1 (12.50%) A+ Certification
6 1 (12.50%) OOP
6 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (12.50%) Refactoring
6 1 (12.50%) QA
6 1 (12.50%) FreeMarker
6 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Devon 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 1 (12.50%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 4 (50.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (12.50%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
1 7 (87.50%) Java Developer
2 3 (37.50%) AWS Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Analytics Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Support
3 1 (12.50%) Cloud Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Java Applications Developer
3 1 (12.50%) OAT Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) CSS
1 5 (62.50%) HTML
2 4 (50.00%) RESTful
2 4 (50.00%) Web Services
3 3 (37.50%) Spring
4 1 (12.50%) CSS3
4 1 (12.50%) FreeMarker
4 1 (12.50%) HTML5
4 1 (12.50%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) Front End Development
2 4 (50.00%) Build Automation
2 4 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
2 4 (50.00%) Web Development
3 1 (12.50%) Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 1 (12.50%) OOP
3 1 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Refactoring
3 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) Java
2 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
3 4 (50.00%) C
4 1 (12.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) A+ Certification
3 1 (12.50%) ISEB
3 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Virtual Machines