Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 46 29
Rank change year-on-year +17 -17 +12
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 12 5 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 4.07% 1.12% 4.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.00% 1.49% 5.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 5
Dorset median daily rate £450 £363 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.14% -19.44% +50.00%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £325
90th Percentile £488 £406 £490
South West median daily rate £350 £370 £375
% change year-on-year -5.41% -1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Dorset median hourly rate £33.00 - £37.50
South West median hourly rate £36.75 - £37.50

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 Dorset with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Dorset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 240 336 337
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 81.36% 75.00% 76.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 243 183
Dorset median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - +13.64%
10th Percentile £205 £226 £231
90th Percentile £500 £523 £538
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 50
Dorset median hourly rate £41.15 £22.00 £41.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.05% -46.65% +146.65%
10th Percentile £11.45 £14.25 £24.73
90th Percentile £48.75 £28.65 £46.77
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -18.18% +48.08%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Dorset over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

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 Dorset region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Bournemouth +11 4 £425 +23.64% 1
Weymouth - 4 £325 -
Poole - 1 £475 -
Unit Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 9 (75.00%) Java
2 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (58.33%) Linux
3 7 (58.33%) SQL
4 6 (50.00%) OO
5 5 (41.67%) Windows
5 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
6 4 (33.33%) C
6 4 (33.33%) C++
6 4 (33.33%) Ingres
6 4 (33.33%) Eclipse
6 4 (33.33%) UML
6 4 (33.33%) NetBeans
6 4 (33.33%) Multithreading
7 3 (25.00%) Scrum
7 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (25.00%) Degree
7 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
7 3 (25.00%) MVC
7 3 (25.00%) NUnit
7 3 (25.00%) HTML
7 3 (25.00%) C#
7 3 (25.00%) .NET
7 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
7 3 (25.00%) CSS
7 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (25.00%) AngularJS

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Ingres
2 2 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 2 (16.67%) NoSQL
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
2 4 (33.33%) Eclipse
2 4 (33.33%) NetBeans
3 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (25.00%) NUnit
4 2 (16.67%) FxCop
4 2 (16.67%) ReSharper
5 1 (8.33%) JIRA
5 1 (8.33%) MSTest
5 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
5 1 (8.33%) Toad
General
1 2 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Applications Developer
3 2 (16.67%) C++ Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Full Stack Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Software Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Support
4 1 (8.33%) C Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Ingres Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Integration Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Integration Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Java Applications Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
1 3 (25.00%) AngularJS
1 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (25.00%) CSS
1 3 (25.00%) HTML
2 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (8.33%) jQuery
3 1 (8.33%) Kendo UI
3 1 (8.33%) SOAP
3 1 (8.33%) Spring
3 1 (8.33%) WCF
3 1 (8.33%) Web Services
3 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (8.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Linux
2 5 (41.67%) Windows
3 1 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) OO
3 4 (33.33%) Multithreading
3 4 (33.33%) UML
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (25.00%) MVC
4 3 (25.00%) Scrum
5 2 (16.67%) Data Extraction
5 2 (16.67%) OOP
5 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 2 (16.67%) Web Application Development
5 2 (16.67%) Web Development
6 1 (8.33%) Change Management
6 1 (8.33%) Defect Management
6 1 (8.33%) Issue Tracking
6 1 (8.33%) ITIL
6 1 (8.33%) Kanban
6 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) Java
2 7 (58.33%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) C
3 4 (33.33%) C++
4 3 (25.00%) C#
4 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
1 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Guidewire
2 1 (8.33%) HP