Period
to 22 July 2017

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 6 months to 22 July 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
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 28 37
Rank change year-on-year -6 +9 +37
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 47 78 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 4.31% 7.54% 4.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.07% 9.21% 5.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 66 37
South Wales median daily rate £370 £394 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.03% -7.35% +13.33%
10th Percentile £225 £285 £295
90th Percentile £425 £523 £450
Wales median daily rate £366 £400 £425
% change year-on-year -8.44% -5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
South Wales median hourly rate £23.14 £68.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.22% - -
Wales median hourly rate £23.14 £68.50 -
% change year-on-year -66.22% - -

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 927 847 888
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 85.05% 81.91% 82.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 656 590 656
South Wales median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £186 £225 £223
90th Percentile £538 £515 £475
Wales median daily rate £380 £375 £356
% change year-on-year +1.33% +5.34% -5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 47 33
South Wales median hourly rate £25.00 £19.63 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.39% +30.83% -26.83%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.10 £9.85
90th Percentile £77.50 £69.40 £33.75
Wales median hourly rate £25.00 £17.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year +44.93% +18.97% -29.27%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

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 6 months to 22 July 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 6 months to 22 July 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
Cardiff +4 40 £370 -7.50% 4
Newport -10 2 £400 -11.11%
Bridgend - 1 - -
Unit Testing
Wales

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 35 (74.47%) .NET
2 32 (68.09%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (61.70%) .NET Framework
4 28 (59.57%) Visual Studio
4 28 (59.57%) C#
4 28 (59.57%) SQL
4 28 (59.57%) OOP
5 27 (57.45%) LINQ
5 27 (57.45%) Entity Framework
6 26 (55.32%) Relational Database
6 26 (55.32%) Windows
6 26 (55.32%) RDBMS
7 25 (53.19%) Microsoft
8 21 (44.68%) Team Foundation Server
9 20 (42.55%) WCF
10 18 (38.30%) ASP.NET
11 17 (36.17%) UML
12 16 (34.04%) Oracle9i Database
12 16 (34.04%) Oracle
12 16 (34.04%) PL/SQL
12 16 (34.04%) WinForms
12 16 (34.04%) MVC
12 16 (34.04%) Scrum
12 16 (34.04%) Oracle Database 11g
12 16 (34.04%) Oracle Database
13 15 (31.91%) Code First Entity Framework
13 15 (31.91%) Test Automation
13 15 (31.91%) Oracle Forms
14 13 (27.66%) jQuery
14 13 (27.66%) Informatics

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 3 (6.38%) SharePoint
1 3 (6.38%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (4.26%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (4.26%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.13%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.13%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (55.32%) RDBMS
1 26 (55.32%) Relational Database
2 16 (34.04%) Oracle Database
2 16 (34.04%) Oracle Database 11g
2 16 (34.04%) Oracle9i Database
3 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
4 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (4.26%) MongoDB
5 2 (4.26%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.13%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (2.13%) Apache Hive
6 1 (2.13%) Big Data
6 1 (2.13%) Couchbase
6 1 (2.13%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (59.57%) Visual Studio
2 21 (44.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (31.91%) Oracle Forms
4 12 (25.53%) MSBuild
5 8 (17.02%) NUnit
6 7 (14.89%) MSTest
7 5 (10.64%) Git (software)
8 3 (6.38%) Jenkins
8 3 (6.38%) Subversion
9 2 (4.26%) Grunt
9 2 (4.26%) gulp
9 2 (4.26%) Selenium
9 2 (4.26%) SonarQube
10 1 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (2.13%) FxCop
10 1 (2.13%) Mercurial
10 1 (2.13%) ReSharper
10 1 (2.13%) TeamCity
10 1 (2.13%) WebDriver
10 1 (2.13%) Xcode
General
1 1 (2.13%) Back Office
1 1 (2.13%) Finance
1 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.13%) Marketing
1 1 (2.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 34 (72.34%) Developer
2 25 (53.19%) .NET Developer
3 8 (17.02%) Senior Developer
3 8 (17.02%) Software Engineer
3 8 (17.02%) SQL Developer
4 6 (12.77%) Oracle Developer
4 6 (12.77%) Software Developer
5 5 (10.64%) Senior Software Developer
6 4 (8.51%) .NET Software Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Oracle Forms Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Senior .NET Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) .NET Software Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (6.38%) C# Developer
7 3 (6.38%) C# Software Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Senior .NET Software Developer
8 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Senior Oracle Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (74.47%) .NET
2 29 (61.70%) .NET Framework
3 27 (57.45%) Entity Framework
3 27 (57.45%) LINQ
4 20 (42.55%) WCF
5 18 (38.30%) ASP.NET
6 16 (34.04%) WinForms
7 15 (31.91%) Code First Entity Framework
8 13 (27.66%) AngularJS
8 13 (27.66%) jQuery
9 11 (23.40%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (19.15%) Web Services
11 6 (12.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 6 (12.77%) SOAP
12 5 (10.64%) CSS
12 5 (10.64%) HTML
13 3 (6.38%) HTML5
14 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web API
14 2 (4.26%) CSS3
14 2 (4.26%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.15%) NHS
2 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.13%) Handset
3 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.13%) User Experience
3 1 (2.13%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 26 (55.32%) Windows
2 5 (10.64%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.13%) Android
3 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (68.09%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (59.57%) OOP
3 17 (36.17%) UML
4 16 (34.04%) MVC
4 16 (34.04%) Scrum
5 15 (31.91%) Test Automation
6 13 (27.66%) Informatics
7 10 (21.28%) Software Engineering
8 8 (17.02%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (17.02%) MVVM
9 7 (14.89%) Integration Testing
9 7 (14.89%) Mentoring
10 6 (12.77%) Coaching
10 6 (12.77%) SDLC
10 6 (12.77%) TDD
11 5 (10.64%) API Development
11 5 (10.64%) Requirements Analysis
12 4 (8.51%) OO
13 3 (6.38%) BDD
13 3 (6.38%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (59.57%) C#
1 28 (59.57%) SQL
2 16 (34.04%) PL/SQL
3 8 (17.02%) JavaScript
4 6 (12.77%) C++
5 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.26%) TypeScript
6 1 (2.13%) Apple Swift
6 1 (2.13%) Java
6 1 (2.13%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.13%) Python
6 1 (2.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (25.53%) Degree
2 4 (8.51%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.26%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.13%) Def Stans
2 1 (2.13%) DO-178B
2 1 (2.13%) IEC 61508
2 1 (2.13%) ISO 13485
2 1 (2.13%) ISO 26262
2 1 (2.13%) MISRA
2 1 (2.13%) MISRA C
Vendors
1 25 (53.19%) Microsoft
2 16 (34.04%) Oracle
3 3 (6.38%) HP
4 2 (4.26%) Nintex
5 1 (2.13%) Apple
5 1 (2.13%) CA
5 1 (2.13%) Perforce
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