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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unit Testing
England / South West
Rank 83 75 74
Rank change year-on-year -8 -1  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 57 64 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.19% 2.21% 2.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.69% 2.77% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 44 54
Median daily rate £363 £350 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +3.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £283 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £375 £345
% change year-on-year +4.33% +8.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Median hourly rate £39.00 £46.20 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.58% +62.10%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £44.85 £37.50
% change year-on-year -9.69% +19.60%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2117 2314 2462
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.49% 79.99% 78.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1384 1529 1598
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 135 84
Median hourly rate £39.00 £42.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +20.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £27.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 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
Bristol 0 16 £413 +17.85% 8
Somerset +15 12 £280 -8.94% 8
Wiltshire -2 9 £489 +69.93% 3
Devon -4 8 £330 -12.00% 4
Gloucestershire -2 5 £375 +8.69% 1
Dorset +3 2 £375 -34.78% 2
Unit Testing
England

Unit Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 73 (72.28%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (45.54%) Scrum
3 40 (39.60%) MVC
3 40 (39.60%) JavaScript
4 39 (38.61%) C#
5 37 (36.63%) HTML
6 36 (35.64%) .NET
7 35 (34.65%) Java
8 33 (32.67%) CSS
9 32 (31.68%) SQL
10 31 (30.69%) TDD
11 30 (29.70%) ASP.NET
12 28 (27.72%) Security Cleared
12 28 (27.72%) Git (software)
13 27 (26.73%) Automated Testing
14 25 (24.75%) XML
15 23 (22.77%) SQL Server
15 23 (22.77%) ASP.NET MVC
16 22 (21.78%) .NET Framework
16 22 (21.78%) QA
17 21 (20.79%) Software Engineering
18 20 (19.80%) WPF
18 20 (19.80%) SC Cleared
19 19 (18.81%) Continuous Integration
19 19 (18.81%) Pair Programming
20 18 (17.82%) HTML5
21 17 (16.83%) Team Foundation Server
21 17 (16.83%) Oracle
21 17 (16.83%) Front End Development
22 16 (15.84%) User Experience

Unit Testing
Top Related 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 13 (12.87%) Confluence
2 7 (6.93%) NServiceBus
3 5 (4.95%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.96%) Apache
4 4 (3.96%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (2.97%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.98%) ColdFusion
6 2 (1.98%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.99%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.99%) CMS
7 1 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.99%) IIS
7 1 (0.99%) K2 blackpearl
7 1 (0.99%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.99%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (5.94%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.98%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 4 (3.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.99%) SAP PP
2 1 (0.99%) SAP PP-PI
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.89%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.96%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (3.96%) GitHub
4 2 (1.98%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.95%) HTTP
1 5 (4.95%) Internet
2 2 (1.98%) NAS
2 2 (1.98%) SAN
3 1 (0.99%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (22.77%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.91%) Relational Database
3 6 (5.94%) RDBMS
4 5 (4.95%) Hadoop
5 4 (3.96%) Redis
5 4 (3.96%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.97%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.97%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.97%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.98%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.98%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.99%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.99%) Apache Accumulo
8 1 (0.99%) Big Data
8 1 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.99%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.99%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 28 (27.72%) Git (software)
2 17 (16.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (15.84%) JIRA
4 14 (13.86%) Ant
5 12 (11.88%) Jenkins
6 11 (10.89%) Visual Studio
7 10 (9.90%) JUnit
8 9 (8.91%) Cucumber
8 9 (8.91%) TeamCity
9 8 (7.92%) Subversion
10 7 (6.93%) Artifactory
10 7 (6.93%) Eclipse
10 7 (6.93%) Maven
11 6 (5.94%) Apache Buildr
11 6 (5.94%) jMock
11 6 (5.94%) Mercurial
12 5 (4.95%) Gradle
12 5 (4.95%) IntelliJ
12 5 (4.95%) Selenium
13 4 (3.96%) GoCD
General
1 13 (12.87%) Finance
2 7 (6.93%) Banking
3 3 (2.97%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.98%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.98%) Retail
5 1 (0.99%) Advertising
5 1 (0.99%) Back Office
5 1 (0.99%) Electronics
5 1 (0.99%) Marketing
5 1 (0.99%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 78 (77.23%) Developer
2 25 (24.75%) .NET Developer
3 17 (16.83%) C# Developer
3 17 (16.83%) Java Developer
4 9 (8.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 8 (7.92%) SQL Developer
6 6 (5.94%) ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (5.94%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (5.94%) Software Engineer
7 5 (4.95%) Architect
7 5 (4.95%) Python Developer
7 5 (4.95%) Senior Developer
7 5 (4.95%) Technical Architect
7 5 (4.95%) WPF Developer
8 4 (3.96%) AWS Developer
8 4 (3.96%) Java Engineer
8 4 (3.96%) Oracle Developer
8 4 (3.96%) PL/SQL Developer
8 4 (3.96%) Polyglot Developer
8 4 (3.96%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (36.63%) HTML
2 36 (35.64%) .NET
3 33 (32.67%) CSS
4 30 (29.70%) ASP.NET
5 25 (24.75%) XML
6 23 (22.77%) ASP.NET MVC
7 22 (21.78%) .NET Framework
8 20 (19.80%) WPF
9 18 (17.82%) HTML5
10 16 (15.84%) Spring
10 16 (15.84%) Web Services
11 14 (13.86%) CSS3
11 14 (13.86%) SOAP
12 11 (10.89%) RESTful
13 9 (8.91%) Ajax
13 9 (8.91%) AngularJS
13 9 (8.91%) DHTML
13 9 (8.91%) REST
14 7 (6.93%) ASP.NET Web API
14 7 (6.93%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.84%) User Experience
2 5 (4.95%) RIA
2 5 (4.95%) Web 2.0
3 4 (3.96%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.98%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.98%) Digital TV
4 2 (1.98%) STB
5 1 (0.99%) FMCG
5 1 (0.99%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.87%) Linux
2 11 (10.89%) Unix
3 7 (6.93%) Windows
4 2 (1.98%) Debian
4 2 (1.98%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.98%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.99%) Android
5 1 (0.99%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.99%) CentOS
5 1 (0.99%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (72.28%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (45.54%) Scrum
3 40 (39.60%) MVC
4 31 (30.69%) TDD
5 27 (26.73%) Automated Testing
6 21 (20.79%) Software Engineering
7 19 (18.81%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (18.81%) Pair Programming
8 17 (16.83%) Front End Development
9 16 (15.84%) Kanban
10 15 (14.85%) Microservices
11 12 (11.88%) Continuous Delivery
12 9 (8.91%) Test Automation
13 7 (6.93%) Refactoring
13 7 (6.93%) Web Development
14 6 (5.94%) E-Commerce
14 6 (5.94%) Integration Testing
14 6 (5.94%) User Stories
14 6 (5.94%) XML Parsing
15 5 (4.95%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (39.60%) JavaScript
2 39 (38.61%) C#
3 35 (34.65%) Java
4 32 (31.68%) SQL
5 15 (14.85%) Python
6 9 (8.91%) C
7 8 (7.92%) PL/SQL
8 7 (6.93%) Scala
9 5 (4.95%) C++
10 4 (3.96%) Bash Shell
10 4 (3.96%) TypeScript
11 3 (2.97%) PowerShell
11 3 (2.97%) Ruby
11 3 (2.97%) Shell Script
11 3 (2.97%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.98%) Embedded C++
12 2 (1.98%) Lua
12 2 (1.98%) PHP
13 1 (0.99%) Perl
13 1 (0.99%) VB6
Qualifications
1 28 (27.72%) Security Cleared
2 20 (19.80%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.95%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.97%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.98%) CCNA
5 2 (1.98%) CCNP
5 2 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.98%) Degree
5 2 (1.98%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.99%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.99%) ISEB
6 1 (0.99%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (21.78%) QA
System Software
1 11 (10.89%) Docker
2 4 (3.96%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.96%) LXC
3 2 (1.98%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.99%) HDFS
4 1 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (6.93%) Ansible
2 2 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.98%) Packer
2 2 (1.98%) PowerCLI
2 2 (1.98%) Puppet
2 2 (1.98%) Terraform
3 1 (0.99%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (16.83%) Oracle
2 8 (7.92%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.94%) ATG
4 2 (1.98%) CA Agile Central
4 2 (1.98%) Google
4 2 (1.98%) SAP
4 2 (1.98%) VMware
5 1 (0.99%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.99%) BEA
5 1 (0.99%) Guidewire
5 1 (0.99%) HP
5 1 (0.99%) IBM
5 1 (0.99%) Informatica
5 1 (0.99%) Kofax
5 1 (0.99%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.99%) Talend
5 1 (0.99%) Teradata
5 1 (0.99%) Zend
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