The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 28 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.

Unit Testing
South West / Somerset
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 38 17
Rank change year-on-year +13 -21  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 11 1 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 5.39% 0.38% 10.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.96% 0.48% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 34
Median daily rate £309 £308 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.40% -3.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £308 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £308 £457
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £375 £345
% change year-on-year +4.33% +8.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Somerset with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 158 210 270
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 77.45% 79.85% 76.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 107 182
Median daily rate £365 £388 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.80% -6.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £698
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 44 16
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.25 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.32% +10.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £35.70 £13.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset 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 Somerset

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in Somerset

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in Somerset

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

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 Somerset region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Taunton - 5 £309 - 2
Yeovil - 1 - -
Unit Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 28 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 22 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (95.45%) Scrum
3 14 (63.64%) Automated Testing
3 14 (63.64%) Pair Programming
4 13 (59.09%) MVC
5 12 (54.55%) TDD
6 11 (50.00%) Software Engineering
6 11 (50.00%) Java
6 11 (50.00%) .NET
7 9 (40.91%) C#
7 9 (40.91%) .NET Framework
7 9 (40.91%) WPF
7 9 (40.91%) Kanban
7 9 (40.91%) Continuous Delivery
8 8 (36.36%) SC Cleared
8 8 (36.36%) Security Cleared
8 8 (36.36%) Git (software)
8 8 (36.36%) SQL
9 7 (31.82%) QA
9 7 (31.82%) Oracle
9 7 (31.82%) ASP.NET
10 6 (27.27%) EJB
10 6 (27.27%) CSS
10 6 (27.27%) JSP
10 6 (27.27%) SOAP
10 6 (27.27%) Struts
10 6 (27.27%) Web Services
10 6 (27.27%) XML
10 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
10 6 (27.27%) Ant

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 4 (18.18%) NServiceBus
2 1 (4.55%) Apache
2 1 (4.55%) Apache Spark
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
2 1 (4.55%) K2 blackpearl
2 1 (4.55%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 5 (22.73%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.55%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (4.55%) Big Data
3 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (4.55%) Pentaho
3 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) Git (software)
2 6 (27.27%) Ant
2 6 (27.27%) Apache Buildr
2 6 (27.27%) Eclipse
2 6 (27.27%) jMock
2 6 (27.27%) JUnit
2 6 (27.27%) Maven
2 6 (27.27%) Mercurial
2 6 (27.27%) Subversion
2 6 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (22.73%) Gradle
3 5 (22.73%) IntelliJ
3 5 (22.73%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.55%) NUnit
4 1 (4.55%) Selenium
4 1 (4.55%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (4.55%) WATIR
4 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.55%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 2 (9.09%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Back Office
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) .NET Developer
2 5 (22.73%) Architect
2 5 (22.73%) Technical Architect
3 4 (18.18%) C# Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Java Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) WPF Developer
5 1 (4.55%) .NET Applications Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Applications Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Big Data Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (4.55%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Digital Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Digital Technical Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (50.00%) .NET
2 9 (40.91%) .NET Framework
2 9 (40.91%) WPF
3 7 (31.82%) ASP.NET
4 6 (27.27%) Ajax
4 6 (27.27%) CSS
4 6 (27.27%) EJB
4 6 (27.27%) Hibernate
4 6 (27.27%) HTML
4 6 (27.27%) JSF
4 6 (27.27%) JSP
4 6 (27.27%) RESTful
4 6 (27.27%) SOAP
4 6 (27.27%) Spring
4 6 (27.27%) Struts
4 6 (27.27%) Web Services
4 6 (27.27%) XML
5 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (22.73%) JSON
6 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) RIA
1 5 (22.73%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Unix
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (95.45%) Scrum
3 14 (63.64%) Automated Testing
3 14 (63.64%) Pair Programming
4 13 (59.09%) MVC
5 12 (54.55%) TDD
6 11 (50.00%) Software Engineering
7 9 (40.91%) Continuous Delivery
7 9 (40.91%) Kanban
8 6 (27.27%) Refactoring
8 6 (27.27%) XML Parsing
9 5 (22.73%) E-Commerce
9 5 (22.73%) Line Management
9 5 (22.73%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
10 4 (18.18%) System Testing
11 3 (13.64%) BDD
12 1 (4.55%) ATDD
12 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
12 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) Java
2 9 (40.91%) C#
3 8 (36.36%) SQL
4 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.55%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) SC Cleared
1 8 (36.36%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (31.82%) QA
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Docker
2 1 (4.55%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) Ansible
2 1 (4.55%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Oracle
2 6 (27.27%) ATG
3 1 (4.55%) BEA
3 1 (4.55%) Informatica
3 1 (4.55%) Talend
3 1 (4.55%) Teradata
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