Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 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 > Somerset
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 31 31
Rank change year-on-year -7 0 -16
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 16 18 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 3.16% 3.96% 8.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.13% 5.41% 9.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 50
Somerset median daily rate £346 £401 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.77% +7.00% +15.21%
10th Percentile £271 £293 £309
90th Percentile £414 £494 £400
South West median daily rate £350 £364 £375
% change year-on-year -3.78% -3.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Somerset median hourly rate - - -
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 Somerset with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Somerset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 387 333 597
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 76.48% 73.19% 84.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 181 352
Somerset median daily rate £375 £351 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.99% -3.31% +10.02%
10th Percentile £159 £194 £263
90th Percentile £513 £500 £488
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 53 66
Somerset median hourly rate £40.25 £38.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.92% -9.52% +20.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.40 £16.13
90th Percentile £53.75 £43.00 £55.00
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £38.89
% change year-on-year +11.11% -18.99% +49.56%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in Somerset over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 20 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
Bath 0 6 £350 +20.69% 1
Taunton -7 6 £315 -21.25%
Unit Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 20 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (62.50%) SQL
3 9 (56.25%) Scrum
4 8 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 7 (43.75%) MVC
6 6 (37.50%) Refactoring
6 6 (37.50%) C#
6 6 (37.50%) HTML
6 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
6 6 (37.50%) CSS
6 6 (37.50%) Git (software)
7 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (31.25%) Jenkins
7 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET
7 5 (31.25%) Java
7 5 (31.25%) .NET
7 5 (31.25%) Pair Programming
8 4 (25.00%) Spring
8 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
8 4 (25.00%) Ubuntu
8 4 (25.00%) Linux
8 4 (25.00%) Python
8 4 (25.00%) Pandas
8 4 (25.00%) Bash Shell
8 4 (25.00%) SciPy
8 4 (25.00%) NumPy
8 4 (25.00%) CentOS
8 4 (25.00%) Image Processing
9 3 (18.75%) RESTful
9 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server

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 3 (18.75%) Apache Spark
2 2 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (6.25%) Apache
3 1 (6.25%) Umbraco
3 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
3 1 (6.25%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Hadoop
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 2 (12.50%) NoSQL
3 1 (6.25%) MySQL
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Git (software)
2 5 (31.25%) Jenkins
3 3 (18.75%) Maven
3 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (12.50%) Ant
4 2 (12.50%) Apache Buildr
4 2 (12.50%) Eclipse
4 2 (12.50%) FxCop
4 2 (12.50%) Gradle
4 2 (12.50%) IntelliJ
4 2 (12.50%) jMock
4 2 (12.50%) JUnit
4 2 (12.50%) Mercurial
4 2 (12.50%) NUnit
4 2 (12.50%) ReSharper
4 2 (12.50%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Python Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Software Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Architect
4 2 (12.50%) C# Developer
4 2 (12.50%) C# Software Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Full Stack Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Architect
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Software Developer
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Hybris Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Machine Learning Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Magento Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Sitecore Developer
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) CSS
1 6 (37.50%) HTML
2 5 (31.25%) .NET
2 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET
2 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (25.00%) NumPy
3 4 (25.00%) Pandas
3 4 (25.00%) SciPy
3 4 (25.00%) Spring
4 3 (18.75%) Hibernate
4 3 (18.75%) JSON
4 3 (18.75%) Keras
4 3 (18.75%) RESTful
4 3 (18.75%) Web Services
4 3 (18.75%) XML
5 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
5 2 (12.50%) EJB
5 2 (12.50%) JSP
5 2 (12.50%) SOAP
5 2 (12.50%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Algorithms
2 2 (12.50%) RIA
2 2 (12.50%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) CentOS
1 4 (25.00%) Linux
1 4 (25.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Scrum
3 8 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 7 (43.75%) MVC
5 6 (37.50%) Refactoring
6 5 (31.25%) Pair Programming
7 4 (25.00%) Image Processing
7 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
8 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
8 3 (18.75%) Machine Learning
8 3 (18.75%) OO
8 3 (18.75%) TDD
9 2 (12.50%) Line Management
9 2 (12.50%) OOP
9 2 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (12.50%) Web Application Development
9 2 (12.50%) Web Development
9 2 (12.50%) XML Parsing
10 1 (6.25%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) C#
2 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 5 (31.25%) Java
4 4 (25.00%) Bash Shell
4 4 (25.00%) Python
5 3 (18.75%) Scala
6 1 (6.25%) PHP
6 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) ATG
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) hybris
3 1 (6.25%) Sitecore
3 1 (6.25%) Zend