Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 21 November 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
England > South West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 108 80
Rank change year-on-year +8 -28 -10
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 117 101 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.07% 1.77% 2.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.55% 2.21% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 86 126
South West median daily rate £350 £364 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.78% -3.00% -
10th Percentile £313 £294 £300
90th Percentile £488 £575 £450
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
South West median hourly rate £36.75 - £37.50
10th Percentile £33.73 - £29.35
90th Percentile £39.98 - £38.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -0.66%

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 the South West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4592 4562 5205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 81.33% 79.95% 79.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2899 3072 3531
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £256 £240 £255
90th Percentile £559 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 269 257
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -19.23% +47.17%
10th Percentile £12.23 £12.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £49.51
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.74% +8.53% +18.42%

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Unit Testing in the South West

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in the South West

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in the South West over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unit Testing in the South West

Unit Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unit Testing in the South West

Unit Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 21 November 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
Bristol -2 36 £405 +11.72% 11
Wiltshire +13 23 £350 -31.71% 4
Somerset -10 16 £346 -13.77% 1
Dorset +9 13 £475 +31.03% 6
Gloucestershire +19 11 £350 -22.22% 6
Devon +4 9 £340 +10.75% 1
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 West region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 80 (68.38%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (45.30%) C#
3 51 (43.59%) SQL
4 48 (41.03%) JavaScript
4 48 (41.03%) MVC
5 47 (40.17%) .NET
6 45 (38.46%) HTML
6 45 (38.46%) Java
6 45 (38.46%) Scrum
7 44 (37.61%) CSS
8 35 (29.91%) TDD
9 34 (29.06%) Software Engineering
9 34 (29.06%) Continuous Integration
10 31 (26.50%) ASP.NET
11 30 (25.64%) Test Automation
12 27 (23.08%) SQL Server
13 25 (21.37%) Web Development
14 24 (20.51%) Jenkins
15 23 (19.66%) AngularJS
15 23 (19.66%) ASP.NET MVC
16 22 (18.80%) OO
17 19 (16.24%) .NET Framework
18 18 (15.38%) jQuery
19 17 (14.53%) Linux
19 17 (14.53%) Microsoft
20 16 (13.68%) Git (software)
21 15 (12.82%) Security Cleared
21 15 (12.82%) C
21 15 (12.82%) Visual Studio
21 15 (12.82%) Relational Database

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 8 (6.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 7 (5.98%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (5.13%) NServiceBus
4 5 (4.27%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.56%) Apache
5 3 (2.56%) Apache Spark
5 3 (2.56%) CMS
5 3 (2.56%) Confluence
5 3 (2.56%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.71%) Drupal
6 2 (1.71%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.71%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (1.71%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.85%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.85%) IIS
7 1 (0.85%) JBoss
7 1 (0.85%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.85%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.85%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.85%) LaTeX
2 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Magento
1 1 (0.85%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.27%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.85%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.71%) Internet
2 1 (0.85%) DNS
2 1 (0.85%) FCoE
2 1 (0.85%) Firewall
2 1 (0.85%) HTTP
2 1 (0.85%) iSCSI
2 1 (0.85%) LDAP
2 1 (0.85%) NAS
2 1 (0.85%) SAN
2 1 (0.85%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.85%) VLAN
2 1 (0.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 15 (12.82%) Relational Database
3 10 (8.55%) NoSQL
3 10 (8.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (7.69%) MongoDB
5 8 (6.84%) RDBMS
6 7 (5.98%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (4.27%) Ingres
8 4 (3.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (3.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (2.56%) Hadoop
9 3 (2.56%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (1.71%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (1.71%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (1.71%) Jackrabbit
10 2 (1.71%) MySQL
10 2 (1.71%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 24 (20.51%) Jenkins
2 16 (13.68%) Git (software)
3 15 (12.82%) Visual Studio
4 13 (11.11%) NUnit
5 12 (10.26%) Maven
6 11 (9.40%) Mockito
7 8 (6.84%) ReSharper
7 8 (6.84%) SonarQube
7 8 (6.84%) Sonatype Nexus
7 8 (6.84%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (5.98%) FxCop
9 6 (5.13%) Eclipse
9 6 (5.13%) JIRA
9 6 (5.13%) JUnit
10 4 (3.42%) Grunt
10 4 (3.42%) Jasmine
10 4 (3.42%) Mercurial
10 4 (3.42%) Moq
10 4 (3.42%) NetBeans
11 3 (2.56%) gulp
General
1 12 (10.26%) Banking
1 12 (10.26%) Finance
2 5 (4.27%) Retail Banking
3 4 (3.42%) Law
4 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.85%) Marketing
4 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 95 (81.20%) Developer
2 25 (21.37%) .NET Developer
3 12 (10.26%) C# Developer
3 12 (10.26%) Java Developer
4 9 (7.69%) Software Engineer
5 8 (6.84%) Python Developer
6 7 (5.98%) ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (5.98%) SQL Developer
6 7 (5.98%) Web Developer
7 6 (5.13%) Full Stack Developer
7 6 (5.13%) Software Developer
8 5 (4.27%) Analyst
8 5 (4.27%) Applications Developer
8 5 (4.27%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (3.42%) JavaScript Developer
9 4 (3.42%) Senior Developer
9 4 (3.42%) Senior Web Developer
10 3 (2.56%) Architect
10 3 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 3 (2.56%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (40.17%) .NET
2 45 (38.46%) HTML
3 44 (37.61%) CSS
4 31 (26.50%) ASP.NET
5 23 (19.66%) AngularJS
5 23 (19.66%) ASP.NET MVC
6 19 (16.24%) .NET Framework
7 18 (15.38%) jQuery
8 14 (11.97%) React
8 14 (11.97%) Spring
9 13 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
9 13 (11.11%) Web Services
9 13 (11.11%) WPF
10 12 (10.26%) RESTful
11 11 (9.40%) XML
12 8 (6.84%) Hibernate
12 8 (6.84%) JSR 170
12 8 (6.84%) OSGi
12 8 (6.84%) PowerMock
13 7 (5.98%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.98%) Computer Science
1 7 (5.98%) N-Tier
2 4 (3.42%) Algorithms
2 4 (3.42%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (2.56%) Clustering
3 3 (2.56%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.56%) User Experience
4 2 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.71%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.71%) RIA
4 2 (1.71%) Web 2.0
5 1 (0.85%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.85%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.85%) Grid Computing
5 1 (0.85%) iPad
5 1 (0.85%) Renewable Energy
5 1 (0.85%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 17 (14.53%) Linux
2 9 (7.69%) Windows
3 5 (4.27%) Unix
4 4 (3.42%) CentOS
4 4 (3.42%) Ubuntu
5 3 (2.56%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.85%) AIX
6 1 (0.85%) HPUX
6 1 (0.85%) Solaris
6 1 (0.85%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (68.38%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (41.03%) MVC
3 45 (38.46%) Scrum
4 35 (29.91%) TDD
5 34 (29.06%) Continuous Integration
5 34 (29.06%) Software Engineering
6 30 (25.64%) Test Automation
7 25 (21.37%) Web Development
8 22 (18.80%) OO
9 14 (11.97%) Kanban
10 13 (11.11%) BDD
11 12 (10.26%) OOP
11 12 (10.26%) Pair Programming
12 11 (9.40%) Front End Development
13 10 (8.55%) Mentoring
13 10 (8.55%) Web Application Development
14 8 (6.84%) Coaching
15 7 (5.98%) Continuous Delivery
15 7 (5.98%) Dependency Injection
15 7 (5.98%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 53 (45.30%) C#
2 51 (43.59%) SQL
3 48 (41.03%) JavaScript
4 45 (38.46%) Java
5 15 (12.82%) C
6 11 (9.40%) Python
7 7 (5.98%) C++
7 7 (5.98%) Scala
8 6 (5.13%) Bash Shell
9 5 (4.27%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.56%) Objective-C
10 3 (2.56%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.56%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.71%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.85%) Delphi
12 1 (0.85%) Korn
12 1 (0.85%) Perl
12 1 (0.85%) PHP
12 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (12.82%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.98%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.13%) Degree
4 3 (2.56%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.85%) ISEB
6 1 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.85%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.85%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (3.42%) Docker
2 2 (1.71%) LXC
3 1 (0.85%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.85%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.85%) KVM
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.85%) Samba
3 1 (0.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.71%) Ansible
2 1 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.85%) OpenView
Vendors
1 17 (14.53%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.69%) Oracle
3 8 (6.84%) Adobe
3 8 (6.84%) Coverity
4 5 (4.27%) Google
5 3 (2.56%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.71%) ATG
6 2 (1.71%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.71%) HP
6 2 (1.71%) IBM
7 1 (0.85%) Apple
7 1 (0.85%) Cisco
7 1 (0.85%) Cognos
7 1 (0.85%) PlateSpin
7 1 (0.85%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.85%) Sun
7 1 (0.85%) Telerik
7 1 (0.85%) Veritas
7 1 (0.85%) VMware
7 1 (0.85%) Zend