The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset 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 23 June 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 / Dorset
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 28 23
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 0 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset - 2.37% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 3.06% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Median daily rate - £340 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £45.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.88 £43.00 £37.40
% change year-on-year -0.29% +14.97%  

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 Dorset with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Dorset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 105 196 149
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 80.77% 77.47% 76.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 140 83
Median daily rate £375 £400 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +15.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 9
Median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +1.69%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dorset 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 Dorset

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in Dorset

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in Dorset

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Dorset region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) WinForms
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) WCF
1 1 (50.00%) WPF
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Jasmine
1 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
1 1 (50.00%) Front End Development

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Jasmine
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Front-End Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (50.00%) WCF
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) WinForms
1 1 (50.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Front End Development
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript