Period
to 16 October 2018

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 16 October 2018 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 38 39
Rank change year-on-year -7 +1 -7
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 11 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 2.12% 3.42% 2.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.53% 4.37% 3.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 13
Somerset median daily rate £363 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% - -
10th Percentile £318 £300 £288
90th Percentile £488 £435 £498
South West median daily rate £400 £350 £345
% change year-on-year +14.29% +1.45% -8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Somerset median hourly rate £43.25 - -
South West median hourly rate £43.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year +14.67% - -

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 435 366 370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 83.98% 78.21% 77.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 255 197
Somerset median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £213 £163 £192
90th Percentile £534 £516 £500
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 15 56
Somerset median hourly rate £41.83 £47.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.95% +25.00% -9.52%
10th Percentile £35.75 £13.20 £17.56
90th Percentile £44.85 £53.75 £42.50
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +18.66% - -6.04%

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 16 October 2018.

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 16 October 2018. 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 -3 7 £363 - 6
Yeovil - 4 - - 3
Unit Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Unit Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Somerset region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 7 (63.64%) Java
2 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) SDLC
3 5 (45.45%) Scrum
3 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
3 5 (45.45%) C++
4 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
5 3 (27.27%) Spring
5 3 (27.27%) Mathematics
5 3 (27.27%) Android
5 3 (27.27%) Scala
5 3 (27.27%) Spring Boot
5 3 (27.27%) HTML
5 3 (27.27%) CSS
5 3 (27.27%) JBoss
6 2 (18.18%) MVC
6 2 (18.18%) OOD
6 2 (18.18%) Eclipse
6 2 (18.18%) UML
6 2 (18.18%) OO
6 2 (18.18%) Windows
6 2 (18.18%) C#
6 2 (18.18%) SQL
6 2 (18.18%) .NET
6 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
6 2 (18.18%) BDD
6 2 (18.18%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (18.18%) Eclipse RCP
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC

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 (27.27%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Tactical Data Link
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Data Mining
1 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Eclipse
1 2 (18.18%) Eclipse RCP
1 2 (18.18%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Software Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Java Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Java Scala Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Scala Developer
4 2 (18.18%) .NET Developer
4 2 (18.18%) C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Java Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Android Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Business Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Embedded Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Java Android Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) CSS
1 3 (27.27%) HTML
1 3 (27.27%) Spring
1 3 (27.27%) Spring Boot
2 2 (18.18%) .NET
2 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
2 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Android
2 2 (18.18%) Windows
3 1 (9.09%) Linux
3 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Scrum
2 5 (45.45%) SDLC
3 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
4 3 (27.27%) Mathematics
5 2 (18.18%) BDD
5 2 (18.18%) MVC
5 2 (18.18%) OO
5 2 (18.18%) OOD
5 2 (18.18%) Pair Programming
5 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 2 (18.18%) UML
6 1 (9.09%) Android Development
6 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
6 1 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (9.09%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) Java
2 5 (45.45%) C++
2 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
3 3 (27.27%) Scala
4 2 (18.18%) C#
4 2 (18.18%) SQL
5 1 (9.09%) C
5 1 (9.09%) Embedded C
5 1 (9.09%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
1 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) GDPR