Period
to 20 January 2018

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 20 January 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
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 57 28
Rank change year-on-year +18 -29 +49
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 42 30 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 4.11% 2.69% 7.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.94% 3.18% 9.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 29 84
South Wales median daily rate £375 £375 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.45% +8.77%
10th Percentile £325 £184 £275
90th Percentile £479 £638 £526
Wales median daily rate £380 £380 £400
% change year-on-year - -5.00% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
South Wales median hourly rate - - £62.25
Wales median hourly rate - - £62.25

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 South Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 850 943 1,024
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 83.25% 84.50% 83.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 568 680 784
South Wales median daily rate £393 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.88% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £198 £185 £227
90th Percentile £525 £538 £475
Wales median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 43 36
South Wales median hourly rate £36.25 £18.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +101.39% +12.50% +10.34%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.75 £10.31
90th Percentile £77.50 £61.00 £51.02
Wales median hourly rate £35.50 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +97.22% +12.50% +2.40%

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 20 January 2018.

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 20 January 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
Cardiff +13 42 £375 +7.14% 1
Unit Testing
Wales

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 32 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (61.90%) .NET
3 25 (59.52%) ASP.NET
4 23 (54.76%) NUnit
5 22 (52.38%) MVC
5 22 (52.38%) MSTest
6 21 (50.00%) TDD
7 20 (47.62%) SQL
7 20 (47.62%) ASP.NET MVC
7 20 (47.62%) .NET Framework
8 19 (45.24%) JavaScript
9 18 (42.86%) Git (software)
10 17 (40.48%) HTML
10 17 (40.48%) CSS
10 17 (40.48%) Microsoft
10 17 (40.48%) Scrum
11 16 (38.10%) RDBMS
11 16 (38.10%) OOP
11 16 (38.10%) Test Automation
11 16 (38.10%) HTML5
11 16 (38.10%) jQuery
11 16 (38.10%) CSS3
11 16 (38.10%) Relational Database
12 15 (35.71%) Mentoring
12 15 (35.71%) Coaching
12 15 (35.71%) Entity Framework
12 15 (35.71%) LINQ
12 15 (35.71%) BDD
13 14 (33.33%) SQL Server
14 12 (28.57%) Continuous Integration

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 (4.76%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 9 (21.43%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (38.10%) RDBMS
1 16 (38.10%) Relational Database
2 14 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 9 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (9.52%) Couchbase
5 4 (9.52%) MongoDB
5 4 (9.52%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (54.76%) NUnit
2 22 (52.38%) MSTest
3 18 (42.86%) Git (software)
4 9 (21.43%) Grunt
4 9 (21.43%) gulp
4 9 (21.43%) SonarQube
4 9 (21.43%) Visual Studio
5 7 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 7 (16.67%) MbUnit
5 7 (16.67%) Mercurial
5 7 (16.67%) Selenium
5 7 (16.67%) SpecFlow
5 7 (16.67%) TeamCity
6 4 (9.52%) Gradle
6 4 (9.52%) JUnit
7 3 (7.14%) Eclipse
7 3 (7.14%) JProfiler
8 2 (4.76%) JIRA
8 2 (4.76%) JSUnit
8 2 (4.76%) Subversion
General
1 6 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Back Office
3 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.38%) Games
4 1 (2.38%) Retail
4 1 (2.38%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 37 (88.10%) Developer
2 21 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 9 (21.43%) UI Developer
4 7 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
4 7 (16.67%) SQL Developer
5 6 (14.29%) C# Developer
6 5 (11.90%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 4 (9.52%) Senior Developer
8 3 (7.14%) Lead Developer
8 3 (7.14%) React Developer
8 3 (7.14%) Software Developer
9 2 (4.76%) C# Software Developer
9 2 (4.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 2 (4.76%) Java Developer
9 2 (4.76%) JavaScript Developer
9 2 (4.76%) Scrum Master
9 2 (4.76%) Senior .NET Developer
9 2 (4.76%) Software Engineer
9 2 (4.76%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (61.90%) .NET
2 25 (59.52%) ASP.NET
3 20 (47.62%) .NET Framework
3 20 (47.62%) ASP.NET MVC
4 17 (40.48%) CSS
4 17 (40.48%) HTML
5 16 (38.10%) CSS3
5 16 (38.10%) HTML5
5 16 (38.10%) jQuery
6 15 (35.71%) Entity Framework
6 15 (35.71%) LINQ
7 12 (28.57%) Node.js
8 9 (21.43%) Ajax
8 9 (21.43%) AngularJS
8 9 (21.43%) ASP.NET Web API
8 9 (21.43%) JSON
9 7 (16.67%) Gherkin
9 7 (16.67%) WCF
10 5 (11.90%) XSLT
11 4 (9.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (4.76%) User Experience
3 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.38%) Fintech
3 1 (2.38%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.38%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (52.38%) MVC
3 21 (50.00%) TDD
4 17 (40.48%) Scrum
5 16 (38.10%) OOP
5 16 (38.10%) Test Automation
6 15 (35.71%) BDD
6 15 (35.71%) Coaching
6 15 (35.71%) Mentoring
7 12 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (28.57%) Responsive Web Design
8 9 (21.43%) Performance Optimisation
9 8 (19.05%) OO
10 7 (16.67%) ATDD
10 7 (16.67%) Test-First Development
11 6 (14.29%) Web Development
12 4 (9.52%) DevOps
12 4 (9.52%) Software Engineering
13 3 (7.14%) Data Protection
13 3 (7.14%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (47.62%) SQL
2 19 (45.24%) JavaScript
3 11 (26.19%) C#
4 7 (16.67%) Java
5 4 (9.52%) TypeScript
6 2 (4.76%) XPath
7 1 (2.38%) ES6
7 1 (2.38%) Kotlin
7 1 (2.38%) Scala
7 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (26.19%) Degree
2 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.38%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (40.48%) Microsoft
2 9 (21.43%) Perforce
3 3 (7.14%) Oracle
4 1 (2.38%) Apple