Period
to 12 November 2018

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 12 November 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
England > South West
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 99 111
Rank change year-on-year +3 +12 -37
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 143 111 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.29% 2.00% 1.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.67% 2.40% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 66 91
South West median daily rate £400 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -4.11% -2.67%
10th Percentile £306 £313 £295
90th Percentile £488 £438 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 0
South West median hourly rate £43.00 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.67% - -
England median hourly rate £49.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +16.47% +6.25% +6.67%

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 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 5,358 4,632 4,783
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.92% 83.50% 82.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,369 2,921 3,180
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £253 £237
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 195 271
South West median hourly rate £41.68 £35.00 £29.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.08% +18.24% -22.11%
10th Percentile £14.05 £12.85 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.32 £22.84
% change year-on-year -5.66% +2.12% +3.80%

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 12 November 2018.

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 12 November 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
Bristol +19 75 £425 +4.94% 25
Wiltshire -23 27 £425 +21.43% 11
Devon +3 14 £370 +8.82% 9
Somerset -2 12 £363 +3.57% 13
Dorset -1 7 £325 - 12
Gloucestershire -23 3 £384 +9.64% 5
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 South West region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 107 (74.83%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (55.94%) HTML
3 77 (53.85%) JavaScript
3 77 (53.85%) CSS
4 70 (48.95%) C#
5 67 (46.85%) .NET
6 47 (32.87%) Scrum
7 46 (32.17%) SQL
8 42 (29.37%) Test Automation
8 42 (29.37%) Node.js
9 41 (28.67%) ASP.NET
9 41 (28.67%) ASP.NET Web API
10 33 (23.08%) MVC
11 32 (22.38%) Java
12 31 (21.68%) TDD
13 30 (20.98%) JSON
14 29 (20.28%) Git (software)
15 27 (18.88%) Microsoft Azure
16 26 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
17 25 (17.48%) Problem-Solving
17 25 (17.48%) Web Development
17 25 (17.48%) .NET Framework
17 25 (17.48%) SQL Server
18 24 (16.78%) jQuery
18 24 (16.78%) SDLC
19 23 (16.08%) XML
20 21 (14.69%) HTTP
20 21 (14.69%) Software Engineering
20 21 (14.69%) Redux
21 20 (13.99%) REST

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 (5.59%) JBoss
1 8 (5.59%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.90%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (2.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (2.80%) Apache Spark
4 3 (2.10%) Kentico
4 3 (2.10%) Umbraco
4 3 (2.10%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.40%) Apache
5 2 (1.40%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.70%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.70%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 27 (18.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (12.59%) npm
3 13 (9.09%) NuGet
4 4 (2.80%) SaaS
5 3 (2.10%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (1.40%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.40%) GitHub
7 1 (0.70%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 21 (14.69%) HTTP
2 7 (4.90%) Kerberos
3 2 (1.40%) Tactical Data Link
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (17.48%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.50%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.80%) MySQL
3 4 (2.80%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.10%) Big Data
4 3 (2.10%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.10%) HBase
5 2 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.40%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.40%) JasperReports
5 2 (1.40%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.70%) Biml
6 1 (0.70%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.70%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (0.70%) GIS
6 1 (0.70%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.70%) Power BI
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 29 (20.28%) Git (software)
2 16 (11.19%) XMLUnit
3 14 (9.79%) Selenium
4 13 (9.09%) Moq
4 13 (9.09%) SpecFlow
4 13 (9.09%) xUnit.net
5 11 (7.69%) Maven
6 10 (6.99%) Eclipse
7 8 (5.59%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (4.90%) Jenkins
8 7 (4.90%) JIRA
8 7 (4.90%) JUnit
9 6 (4.20%) Ant
9 6 (4.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (3.50%) CruiseControl
11 4 (2.80%) Bitbucket
11 4 (2.80%) Mockito
11 4 (2.80%) Rational DOORS
12 3 (2.10%) Jasmine
12 3 (2.10%) SoapUI
General
1 10 (6.99%) Finance
2 9 (6.29%) Banking
3 7 (4.90%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.70%) Avionics
4 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.70%) Law
4 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.70%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 114 (79.72%) Developer
2 36 (25.17%) .NET Developer
3 15 (10.49%) Java Developer
3 15 (10.49%) Lead Developer
3 15 (10.49%) Software Engineer
4 14 (9.79%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 14 (9.79%) Senior Developer
5 13 (9.09%) React Developer
6 11 (7.69%) C# Developer
7 9 (6.29%) JavaScript Developer
7 9 (6.29%) Senior .NET Developer
8 8 (5.59%) Embedded Engineer
8 8 (5.59%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 7 (4.90%) C++ Software Engineer
9 7 (4.90%) SharePoint Developer
10 6 (4.20%) C Software Engineer
10 6 (4.20%) C# .NET Developer
10 6 (4.20%) Embedded C Engineer
10 6 (4.20%) Embedded C Software Engineer
11 5 (3.50%) C/C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (55.94%) HTML
2 77 (53.85%) CSS
3 67 (46.85%) .NET
4 42 (29.37%) Node.js
5 41 (28.67%) ASP.NET
5 41 (28.67%) ASP.NET Web API
6 30 (20.98%) JSON
7 25 (17.48%) .NET Framework
8 24 (16.78%) jQuery
9 23 (16.08%) XML
10 21 (14.69%) Redux
11 20 (13.99%) REST
12 19 (13.29%) React
13 17 (11.89%) AngularJS
14 15 (10.49%) Code First Entity Framework
14 15 (10.49%) Entity Framework
14 15 (10.49%) HTML5
15 14 (9.79%) ASP.NET Core
15 14 (9.79%) Web Services
16 13 (9.09%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 26 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (10.49%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (4.20%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.80%) N-Tier
4 4 (2.80%) User Experience
5 3 (2.10%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.40%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.40%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.70%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.79%) Linux
2 8 (5.59%) Unix
3 6 (4.20%) Windows
4 4 (2.80%) Android
5 1 (0.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (74.83%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (32.87%) Scrum
3 42 (29.37%) Test Automation
4 33 (23.08%) MVC
5 31 (21.68%) TDD
6 25 (17.48%) Problem-Solving
6 25 (17.48%) Web Development
7 24 (16.78%) SDLC
8 21 (14.69%) Software Engineering
9 19 (13.29%) Front End Development
10 17 (11.89%) DevOps
11 16 (11.19%) Dependency Injection
12 15 (10.49%) Strategic Thinking
13 13 (9.09%) BDD
14 12 (8.39%) Continuous Integration
15 10 (6.99%) Pair Programming
16 9 (6.29%) Microservices
17 8 (5.59%) Continuous Delivery
17 8 (5.59%) OO
17 8 (5.59%) UML
Programming Languages
1 77 (53.85%) JavaScript
2 70 (48.95%) C#
3 46 (32.17%) SQL
4 32 (22.38%) Java
5 14 (9.79%) C++
6 11 (7.69%) C
7 8 (5.59%) Embedded C
7 8 (5.59%) Embedded C++
8 6 (4.20%) Scala
9 4 (2.80%) Python
10 3 (2.10%) ES6
10 3 (2.10%) PHP
10 3 (2.10%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.10%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.40%) Java 8
11 2 (1.40%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.70%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.70%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.70%) Ruby
12 1 (0.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (4.90%) SC Cleared
1 7 (4.90%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.50%) Degree
3 1 (0.70%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.70%) ISEB
3 1 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.40%) HL7
2 1 (0.70%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.70%) GDPR
2 1 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 10 (6.99%) Docker
2 1 (0.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (6.99%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.70%) Ansible
2 1 (0.70%) Kibana
2 1 (0.70%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (10.49%) Oracle
2 7 (4.90%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.50%) Adobe
4 4 (2.80%) Atlassian
5 3 (2.10%) IBM
5 3 (2.10%) Perforce
6 2 (1.40%) Coverity
6 2 (1.40%) Hortonworks
6 2 (1.40%) Tableau
7 1 (0.70%) Cisco
7 1 (0.70%) Cognos
7 1 (0.70%) Google
7 1 (0.70%) hybris
7 1 (0.70%) Juniper
7 1 (0.70%) Ruckus Wireless
7 1 (0.70%) Talend