Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 128 83 99
Rank change year-on-year -45 +16 -18
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 107 126 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.70% 2.41% 2.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 2.93% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 75 85
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £341 £306 £281
90th Percentile £575 £500 £565
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 2
South West median hourly rate £43.50 £37.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.23% +0.67% -
10th Percentile £40.80 £33.83 £36.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £42.68 £38.75
England median hourly rate £48.50 £43.75 £40.50
% change year-on-year +10.86% +8.02% +8.00%

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 5,409 4,304 4,422
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.91% 82.40% 82.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,476 2,688 2,928
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £285 £256 £231
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 210 175 296
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £31.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -11.43% -10.26%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.45 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.45 £47.50
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.44 £24.00
% change year-on-year +0.27% -2.34% +4.35%

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019. 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 -16 46 £445 +1.71% 21
Wiltshire -33 25 £500 +42.86% 6
Devon -4 14 £375 +10.29% 12
Somerset -4 12 £419 +19.64% 7
Gloucestershire -23 4 £325 -7.14% 14
Dorset -5 3 £370 -22.11% 13
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 87 (81.31%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (45.79%) JavaScript
3 46 (42.99%) C#
4 45 (42.06%) CSS
5 44 (41.12%) HTML
6 40 (37.38%) .NET
6 40 (37.38%) Scrum
7 35 (32.71%) SQL
8 34 (31.78%) Java
9 33 (30.84%) Test Automation
10 28 (26.17%) TDD
11 26 (24.30%) ASP.NET
11 26 (24.30%) Microsoft Azure
11 26 (24.30%) SDLC
12 24 (22.43%) Node.js
13 21 (19.63%) Web Services
13 21 (19.63%) ASP.NET Web API
14 20 (18.69%) Git (software)
15 17 (15.89%) JSON
16 16 (14.95%) Eclipse
16 16 (14.95%) REST
17 15 (14.02%) RESTful
18 14 (13.08%) Microsoft
18 14 (13.08%) Spring
18 14 (13.08%) Software Engineering
18 14 (13.08%) Finance
18 14 (13.08%) Front End Development
19 13 (12.15%) .NET Core
19 13 (12.15%) Problem-Solving
19 13 (12.15%) Maven

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 9 (8.41%) JBoss
2 8 (7.48%) Apache Spark
3 4 (3.74%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.74%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.80%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.80%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (2.80%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.87%) Apache
5 2 (1.87%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.87%) CMS
5 2 (1.87%) Confluence
5 2 (1.87%) IIS
5 2 (1.87%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (7.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.93%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 26 (24.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (8.41%) npm
3 8 (7.48%) Dynamics 365
4 6 (5.61%) Azure Functions
4 6 (5.61%) Serverless
5 5 (4.67%) SaaS
6 4 (3.74%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (3.74%) NuGet
6 4 (3.74%) PaaS
7 3 (2.80%) GitHub
8 2 (1.87%) IaaS
9 1 (0.93%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.61%) HTTP
2 3 (2.80%) Kerberos
3 2 (1.87%) Tactical Data Link
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.28%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.61%) Apache Cassandra
2 6 (5.61%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.67%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.80%) Big Data
4 3 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.80%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.80%) HBase
4 3 (2.80%) MySQL
4 3 (2.80%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.87%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.87%) GIS
5 2 (1.87%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.93%) Biml
6 1 (0.93%) JasperReports
6 1 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.93%) Power BI
6 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 20 (18.69%) Git (software)
2 16 (14.95%) Eclipse
3 13 (12.15%) Maven
4 9 (8.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 8 (7.48%) JUnit
6 7 (6.54%) Ant
6 7 (6.54%) CruiseControl
7 6 (5.61%) JIRA
7 6 (5.61%) Rational DOORS
7 6 (5.61%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (5.61%) XMLUnit
8 5 (4.67%) Bitbucket
8 5 (4.67%) Selenium
9 4 (3.74%) Eclipse RCP
9 4 (3.74%) Jenkins
9 4 (3.74%) Moq
9 4 (3.74%) Rational Rhapsody
9 4 (3.74%) SpecFlow
9 4 (3.74%) Visual Studio
9 4 (3.74%) xUnit.net
General
1 14 (13.08%) Finance
2 8 (7.48%) Banking
3 4 (3.74%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.87%) Legal
5 1 (0.93%) Law
5 1 (0.93%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 87 (81.31%) Developer
2 22 (20.56%) Java Developer
3 20 (18.69%) .NET Developer
4 15 (14.02%) Senior Developer
5 10 (9.35%) C# Developer
5 10 (9.35%) Software Engineer
6 7 (6.54%) Lead Developer
6 7 (6.54%) Microsoft Developer
6 7 (6.54%) Senior .NET Developer
7 6 (5.61%) React Developer
7 6 (5.61%) Systems Developer
8 5 (4.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 4 (3.74%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (3.74%) C++ Software Engineer
9 4 (3.74%) Java Scala Developer
9 4 (3.74%) Scala Developer
9 4 (3.74%) Senior Java Developer
10 3 (2.80%) C# WPF Developer
10 3 (2.80%) Embedded Engineer
10 3 (2.80%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (42.06%) CSS
2 44 (41.12%) HTML
3 40 (37.38%) .NET
4 26 (24.30%) ASP.NET
5 24 (22.43%) Node.js
6 21 (19.63%) ASP.NET Web API
6 21 (19.63%) Web Services
7 17 (15.89%) JSON
8 16 (14.95%) REST
9 15 (14.02%) RESTful
10 14 (13.08%) Spring
11 13 (12.15%) .NET Core
11 13 (12.15%) React
12 12 (11.21%) AngularJS
12 12 (11.21%) XML
13 11 (10.28%) .NET Framework
13 11 (10.28%) SOAP
14 10 (9.35%) Redux
15 9 (8.41%) jQuery
16 7 (6.54%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.48%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (4.67%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.74%) Algorithms
4 4 (3.74%) Data Structures
4 4 (3.74%) N-Tier
5 3 (2.80%) State Machine
6 1 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.93%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.48%) Windows
2 6 (5.61%) Linux
3 4 (3.74%) Android
4 2 (1.87%) Unix
4 2 (1.87%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (81.31%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (37.38%) Scrum
3 33 (30.84%) Test Automation
4 28 (26.17%) TDD
5 26 (24.30%) SDLC
6 14 (13.08%) Front End Development
6 14 (13.08%) Software Engineering
7 13 (12.15%) BDD
7 13 (12.15%) Problem-Solving
8 12 (11.21%) MVC
9 11 (10.28%) OO
9 11 (10.28%) UML
10 9 (8.41%) Dependency Injection
11 8 (7.48%) CRM
11 8 (7.48%) DevOps
11 8 (7.48%) ETL
12 7 (6.54%) Task Automation
13 6 (5.61%) Collaborative Working
13 6 (5.61%) Microservices
13 6 (5.61%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 49 (45.79%) JavaScript
2 46 (42.99%) C#
3 35 (32.71%) SQL
4 34 (31.78%) Java
5 11 (10.28%) C++
6 6 (5.61%) Scala
7 5 (4.67%) C
7 5 (4.67%) ES6
7 5 (4.67%) TypeScript
8 3 (2.80%) Python
9 2 (1.87%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.87%) Embedded C
9 2 (1.87%) Embedded C++
9 2 (1.87%) ES7
10 1 (0.93%) Ada 95
10 1 (0.93%) Java 8
10 1 (0.93%) PHP 5
10 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.93%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (7.48%) SC Cleared
1 8 (7.48%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.74%) Degree
3 1 (0.93%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.93%) ISEB
3 1 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.93%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.67%) HL7
2 2 (1.87%) GDPR
2 2 (1.87%) QA
System Software
1 6 (5.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (6.54%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.93%) Ansible
2 1 (0.93%) Kibana
2 1 (0.93%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (13.08%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.48%) Oracle
3 6 (5.61%) Perforce
4 3 (2.80%) Atlassian
4 3 (2.80%) IBM
5 2 (1.87%) ESRI
5 2 (1.87%) Hortonworks
5 2 (1.87%) Tableau
6 1 (0.93%) Adobe
6 1 (0.93%) Cognos
6 1 (0.93%) hybris
6 1 (0.93%) Talend