The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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 April 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 / Gloucestershire
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 44 48
Rank change year-on-year +5 +4  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 7 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 1.92% 1.70% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.28% 2.31% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 6
Median daily rate £375 £700 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.42% +90.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £420 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £700 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £375 £328
% change year-on-year +0.66% +14.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £46.20 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +12.00%  

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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 307 347 365
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 84.11% 73.83% 77.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 181 223
Median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £550 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 21 21
Median hourly rate £35.75 £43.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.81% +2.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £25.00 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.20 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year - +18.03%  

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in Gloucestershire

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in Gloucestershire

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
Gloucester -3 2 £388 -44.64%
Cheltenham - 1 £265 -
Unit Testing
South West

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

1 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (72.73%) JavaScript
3 6 (54.55%) HTML
3 6 (54.55%) HTML5
4 5 (45.45%) CSS3
4 5 (45.45%) C#
4 5 (45.45%) .NET
4 5 (45.45%) Visual Studio
4 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
4 5 (45.45%) CSS
4 5 (45.45%) MVC
4 5 (45.45%) User Experience
5 4 (36.36%) QA
6 3 (27.27%) .NET Framework
6 3 (27.27%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (27.27%) Redis
6 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (27.27%) ReSharper
6 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
6 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
6 3 (27.27%) Scrum
6 3 (27.27%) Python
6 3 (27.27%) CRM
6 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
6 3 (27.27%) Linux
6 3 (27.27%) C++
6 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (27.27%) TypeScript
6 3 (27.27%) AngularJS

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 2 (18.18%) Confluence
3 1 (9.09%) Apache
3 1 (9.09%) Apache Solr
3 1 (9.09%) Drupal
3 1 (9.09%) WebLogic
3 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (9.09%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) Redis
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (9.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Visual Studio
2 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 3 (27.27%) ReSharper
2 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (18.18%) Ant
3 2 (18.18%) Artifactory
3 2 (18.18%) JIRA
3 2 (18.18%) TeamCity
4 1 (9.09%) JMeter
4 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
4 1 (9.09%) Selenium
General
1 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (45.45%) .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) C# Developer
3 2 (18.18%) C++ Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (9.09%) Drupal Developer
4 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Java WebSphere Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) HTML
1 6 (54.55%) HTML5
2 5 (45.45%) .NET
2 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
2 5 (45.45%) CSS
2 5 (45.45%) CSS3
3 3 (27.27%) .NET Framework
3 3 (27.27%) AngularJS
3 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (27.27%) Kendo UI
3 3 (27.27%) React
3 3 (27.27%) SignalR
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (18.18%) DHTML
4 2 (18.18%) WCF
4 2 (18.18%) XML
5 1 (9.09%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) User Experience
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) MVC
3 3 (27.27%) CRM
3 3 (27.27%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (18.18%) Front End Development
4 2 (18.18%) Microservices
4 2 (18.18%) TDD
4 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 1 (9.09%) Web Design
5 1 (9.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) JavaScript
2 5 (45.45%) C#
3 3 (27.27%) C++
3 3 (27.27%) Python
3 3 (27.27%) TypeScript
4 2 (18.18%) Embedded C++
5 1 (9.09%) Java
5 1 (9.09%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) QA
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Varnish
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Google
1 1 (9.09%) Kofax
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle