Period
to 25 May 2019

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 6 months to 25 May 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 > Devon
6 months to
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 47 40 49
Rank change year-on-year -7 +9 -8
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 12 22 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 2.21% 4.01% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.51% 4.76% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 21 5
Devon median daily rate £375 £327 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.68% -0.91% +2.33%
10th Percentile £360 £281 £325
90th Percentile £390 £463 £380
South West median daily rate £500 £375 £338
% change year-on-year +33.33% +11.11% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Devon median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £44.25 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.12% +13.33% -18.83%

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 Devon with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Devon
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 479 462 449
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 88.21% 84.15% 85.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 256 296
Devon median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £267 £283 £247
90th Percentile £613 £550 £538
South West median daily rate £450 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +12.50% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 31 11
Devon median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -26.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £20.00
90th Percentile £134.39 £47.50 £45.00
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £31.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year +37.10% -21.52% -1.25%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

Job postings citing Unit Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Devon.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Devon over the 6 months to 25 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 25 May 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Exeter -14 2 £500 +52.91%
Unit Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 Devon region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 11 (91.67%) Java
1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (91.67%) Test Automation
1 11 (91.67%) Relational Database
2 10 (83.33%) HTML
2 10 (83.33%) Build Automation
2 10 (83.33%) Front End Development
2 10 (83.33%) RESTful
2 10 (83.33%) Dependency Injection
2 10 (83.33%) RDBMS
2 10 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 10 (83.33%) CSS
2 10 (83.33%) Web Services
3 1 (8.33%) Apache
3 1 (8.33%) MySQL
3 1 (8.33%) NHS
3 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (8.33%) Spring
3 1 (8.33%) QA
3 1 (8.33%) Selenium
3 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Test Management
3 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (8.33%) Multithreading
3 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (8.33%) REST
3 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (8.33%) Rapid Prototyping

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 (8.33%) Apache
1 1 (8.33%) Apache Spark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (91.67%) Relational Database
2 10 (83.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (8.33%) MySQL
3 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (8.33%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Developer
1 11 (91.67%) Java Developer
2 1 (8.33%) Automation Test Lead
2 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (83.33%) CSS
1 10 (83.33%) HTML
1 10 (83.33%) RESTful
1 10 (83.33%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) REST
2 1 (8.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (91.67%) Test Automation
2 10 (83.33%) Build Automation
2 10 (83.33%) Dependency Injection
2 10 (83.33%) Front End Development
3 1 (8.33%) API Development
3 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Microservices
3 1 (8.33%) Multithreading
3 1 (8.33%) Rapid Prototyping
3 1 (8.33%) Test Management
3 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) Java
2 10 (83.33%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA