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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 32 31
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 10 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 4.76% 1.24% 4.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.10% 1.62% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 12
Median daily rate £363 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 - £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 - £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.88 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.88% +6.25%  

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 164 185 271
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 78.10% 76.76% 78.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 95 156
Median daily rate £400 £378 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.96% +7.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £275 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 26 29
Median hourly rate £50.00 £38.75 £38.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -0.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £21.83 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.45 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 26 June 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
Bath +8 5 £375 - 2
Taunton - 2 £350 -
Yeovil - 1 - -
Unit Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 21 (95.45%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (90.91%) Scrum
3 17 (77.27%) Java
4 16 (72.73%) Test Automation
5 13 (59.09%) RESTful
5 13 (59.09%) SQL
5 13 (59.09%) Oracle
5 13 (59.09%) Web Services
5 13 (59.09%) XML
5 13 (59.09%) MVC
5 13 (59.09%) Hibernate
6 12 (54.55%) Pair Programming
6 12 (54.55%) Maven
7 11 (50.00%) Jenkins
8 10 (45.45%) TDD
9 9 (40.91%) Spring
9 9 (40.91%) Continuous Delivery
10 8 (36.36%) XML Parsing
10 8 (36.36%) Apache Buildr
10 8 (36.36%) Mercurial
10 8 (36.36%) Git (software)
10 8 (36.36%) JSF
10 8 (36.36%) Subversion
10 8 (36.36%) Ajax
10 8 (36.36%) Refactoring
10 8 (36.36%) jMock
10 8 (36.36%) ATG
10 8 (36.36%) E-Commerce
10 8 (36.36%) Eclipse
10 8 (36.36%) JavaScript

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 6 (27.27%) WebLogic
2 2 (9.09%) NServiceBus
3 1 (4.55%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle Database
2 3 (13.64%) Hadoop
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (54.55%) Maven
2 11 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 8 (36.36%) Ant
3 8 (36.36%) Apache Buildr
3 8 (36.36%) Eclipse
3 8 (36.36%) Git (software)
3 8 (36.36%) jMock
3 8 (36.36%) JUnit
3 8 (36.36%) Mercurial
3 8 (36.36%) Subversion
4 7 (31.82%) Gradle
4 7 (31.82%) IntelliJ
5 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (4.55%) Selenium
6 1 (4.55%) WATIR
6 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
6 1 (4.55%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 2 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Developer
2 7 (31.82%) Architect
2 7 (31.82%) Technical Architect
3 5 (22.73%) Java Developer
4 4 (18.18%) .NET Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Java Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.55%) C# Software Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Digital Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Digital Technical Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Hybris Developer
6 1 (4.55%) J2EE Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (59.09%) Hibernate
1 13 (59.09%) RESTful
1 13 (59.09%) Web Services
1 13 (59.09%) XML
2 9 (40.91%) Spring
3 8 (36.36%) Ajax
3 8 (36.36%) CSS
3 8 (36.36%) EJB
3 8 (36.36%) HTML
3 8 (36.36%) JSF
3 8 (36.36%) JSP
3 8 (36.36%) SOAP
3 8 (36.36%) Struts
4 7 (31.82%) JSON
5 5 (22.73%) .NET
5 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET
5 5 (22.73%) Java EE
5 5 (22.73%) JDBC
5 5 (22.73%) JPA
5 5 (22.73%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) RIA
1 7 (31.82%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (95.45%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (90.91%) Scrum
3 16 (72.73%) Test Automation
4 13 (59.09%) MVC
5 12 (54.55%) Pair Programming
6 10 (45.45%) TDD
7 9 (40.91%) Continuous Delivery
8 8 (36.36%) E-Commerce
8 8 (36.36%) Refactoring
8 8 (36.36%) XML Parsing
9 7 (31.82%) Technical Architecture
10 6 (27.27%) Software Engineering
11 4 (18.18%) BDD
11 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (18.18%) DevOps
12 3 (13.64%) System Testing
13 2 (9.09%) Kanban
14 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
14 1 (4.55%) SOA
14 1 (4.55%) UML
Programming Languages
1 17 (77.27%) Java
2 13 (59.09%) SQL
3 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 5 (22.73%) PL/SQL
5 2 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
System Software
1 7 (31.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) Ansible
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Oracle
2 8 (36.36%) ATG
3 1 (4.55%) BEA
3 1 (4.55%) hybris