The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 25 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
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 23 21
Rank change year-on-year -26 -2  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 6 65 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.08% 11.99% 8.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 14.54% 10.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 53 28
Median daily rate £400 £388 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -9.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £501 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £328
% change year-on-year - +14.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £68.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £43.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -5.81% +14.66%  

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 South Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 461 447 407
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 83.06% 82.47% 83.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 308 292
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £465 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 29 14
Median hourly rate £33.75 £35.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +85.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £66.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.52 £30.35
% change year-on-year -1.42% +20.32%  

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in South Wales

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in South Wales over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in South Wales

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in South Wales

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 South Wales region over the 3 months to 25 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
Cardiff -13 6 £400 +3.22% 1
Unit Testing
Wales

For the 6 months to 25 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (63.16%) .NET
3 10 (52.63%) ASP.NET
4 9 (47.37%) MVC
4 9 (47.37%) jQuery
5 8 (42.11%) NUnit
5 8 (42.11%) Scrum
5 8 (42.11%) .NET Framework
5 8 (42.11%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (42.11%) MSTest
6 7 (36.84%) Inversion of Control
6 7 (36.84%) Entity Framework
6 7 (36.84%) MSBuild
6 7 (36.84%) Unity DI Container
6 7 (36.84%) Relational Database
6 7 (36.84%) Mentoring
6 7 (36.84%) Coaching
6 7 (36.84%) Business Analysis
6 7 (36.84%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (36.84%) RDBMS
6 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
6 7 (36.84%) OOP
6 7 (36.84%) SQL
7 5 (26.32%) C++
7 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
7 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Office
7 5 (26.32%) CA
7 5 (26.32%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (26.32%) Military
7 5 (26.32%) Risk Assessment

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
1 2 (10.53%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (5.26%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) RDBMS
1 7 (36.84%) Relational Database
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.26%) Apache Hive
3 1 (5.26%) Big Data
3 1 (5.26%) Couchbase
3 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
3 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) MSTest
1 8 (42.11%) NUnit
2 7 (36.84%) MSBuild
2 7 (36.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (26.32%) Rational DOORS
3 5 (26.32%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (10.53%) Grunt
4 2 (10.53%) gulp
5 1 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
5 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
5 1 (5.26%) MbUnit
5 1 (5.26%) Mercurial
5 1 (5.26%) Selenium
5 1 (5.26%) SpecFlow
5 1 (5.26%) TeamCity
5 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (26.32%) Military
2 2 (10.53%) Publishing
3 1 (5.26%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Developer
2 7 (36.84%) .NET Developer
3 5 (26.32%) Senior Developer
4 4 (21.05%) Software Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Senior Software Developer
6 2 (10.53%) .NET Software Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Senior Web Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Web Developer
7 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Consultant
7 1 (5.26%) Java Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) Python Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Senior .NET Software Developer
7 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (63.16%) .NET
2 10 (52.63%) ASP.NET
3 9 (47.37%) jQuery
4 8 (42.11%) .NET Framework
4 8 (42.11%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (36.84%) Entity Framework
5 7 (36.84%) Unity DI Container
6 5 (26.32%) AngularJS
7 4 (21.05%) CSS
7 4 (21.05%) HTML
8 3 (15.79%) HTML5
9 2 (10.53%) Ajax
9 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (10.53%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (10.53%) REST
9 2 (10.53%) Sass
9 2 (10.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (10.53%) Web Services
10 1 (5.26%) WCF
10 1 (5.26%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) NHS
1 2 (10.53%) User Experience
1 2 (10.53%) W3C
2 1 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (47.37%) MVC
3 8 (42.11%) Scrum
4 7 (36.84%) Business Analysis
4 7 (36.84%) Coaching
4 7 (36.84%) Inversion of Control
4 7 (36.84%) Mentoring
4 7 (36.84%) OOP
5 5 (26.32%) Hazard Analysis
5 5 (26.32%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (26.32%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (21.05%) Data Flow Diagram
6 4 (21.05%) TDD
6 4 (21.05%) Use Case
7 3 (15.79%) Web Development
8 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (10.53%) OO
8 2 (10.53%) Software Delivery
8 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
8 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) C++
2 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
3 4 (21.05%) C#
4 3 (15.79%) TypeScript
5 1 (5.26%) Java
5 1 (5.26%) Python
5 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) Def Stans
1 5 (26.32%) DO-178B
1 5 (26.32%) IEC 61508
1 5 (26.32%) ISO26262
1 5 (26.32%) MISRA
1 5 (26.32%) MISRA C
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) CA
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