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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unit Testing
South West / Dorset
Rank 19 22 31
Rank change year-on-year +3 +9  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 2 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 2.13% 2.58% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 3.19% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Median daily rate £375 £575 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.78% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £375 £347
% change year-on-year +4.33% +7.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £44.85 £37.50
% change year-on-year -9.69% +19.60%  

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 85 188 190
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 90.43% 80.69% 84.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 116 105
Median daily rate £413 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £241 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 19 17
Median hourly rate £10.98 £42.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -73.85% +31.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.69 £14.40 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing in Dorset.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in Dorset

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

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

1 3 (60.00%) HTML
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (60.00%) C#
1 3 (60.00%) CSS
2 2 (40.00%) OOD
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (40.00%) Ajax
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (20.00%) Front End Development
3 1 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) QA
3 1 (20.00%) WCF
3 1 (20.00%) WPF
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (20.00%) iPad
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) SoapUI

Unit Testing
Top Related 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 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (20.00%) Jasmine
2 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (20.00%) Toad
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Front-End Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) CSS
1 3 (60.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) Ajax
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (20.00%) SOAP
3 1 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (20.00%) WCF
3 1 (20.00%) WinForms
3 1 (20.00%) WPF
3 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) iPad
1 1 (20.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) OOD
1 2 (40.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (20.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Guidewire
1 1 (20.00%) HP