Period
to 8 December 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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 116 106 100
Rank change year-on-year -10 -6 +8
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 118 142 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.85% 2.22% 2.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.19% 2.58% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 105 66
South West median daily rate £433 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.13% +14.29% -3.45%
10th Percentile £356 £308 £309
90th Percentile £506 £503 £488
England median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 2
South West median hourly rate £42.75 £43.00 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.58% +17.01% -
10th Percentile £33.55 £40.63 £33.73
90th Percentile £46.15 £46.13 £39.98
England median hourly rate £44.00 £49.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +10.00% +12.50%

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 5,394 5,498 4,692
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 84.52% 86.07% 83.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,418 3,514 2,949
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £250
90th Percentile £625 £575 £559
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 215 197
South West median hourly rate £42.25 £41.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.81% +22.06% +3.82%
10th Percentile £13.68 £13.55 £11.74
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £23.70 £22.00 £24.13
% change year-on-year +7.73% -8.81% +7.22%

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 8 December 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unit Testing in the South West over the 6 months to 8 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 8 December 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
Wiltshire -8 31 £433 +1.76% 7
Bristol -35 21 £400 -5.88% 15
Somerset +7 19 £450 +24.14% 10
Devon -4 18 £450 +21.62% 5
Gloucestershire +11 16 £450 +17.26% 9
Dorset +2 3 £425 +30.77% 10
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 70 (59.32%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (38.14%) C#
3 34 (28.81%) C++
3 34 (28.81%) Security Cleared
4 33 (27.97%) Azure
5 31 (26.27%) SC Cleared
6 30 (25.42%) DevOps
6 30 (25.42%) .NET
7 29 (24.58%) Git (software)
8 28 (23.73%) JavaScript
8 28 (23.73%) Windows
9 25 (21.19%) OO
10 24 (20.34%) HTML
11 23 (19.49%) Software Engineering
11 23 (19.49%) CSS
12 22 (18.64%) Python
12 22 (18.64%) Test Automation
12 22 (18.64%) Product Roadmap
13 21 (17.80%) Java
13 21 (17.80%) Visual Studio
14 19 (16.10%) AngularJS
15 17 (14.41%) SQL Server
15 17 (14.41%) OOD
16 16 (13.56%) C
16 16 (13.56%) WPF
16 16 (13.56%) Bash Shell
17 15 (12.71%) Node.js
18 14 (11.86%) Information Security
18 14 (11.86%) Computer Forensics
18 14 (11.86%) Linux

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 4 (3.39%) CICS
1 4 (3.39%) Confluence
2 2 (1.69%) Moodle
3 1 (0.85%) CMS
3 1 (0.85%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (27.97%) Azure
2 8 (6.78%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (5.08%) npm
4 4 (3.39%) AWS
5 3 (2.54%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.69%) GCP
7 1 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.85%) Amazon ECS
7 1 (0.85%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.85%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.85%) Azure Functions
7 1 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.85%) Heroku
7 1 (0.85%) Route 53
7 1 (0.85%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.63%) TETRA
2 2 (1.69%) DHCP
2 2 (1.69%) DNS
2 2 (1.69%) FTP
2 2 (1.69%) HTTP
2 2 (1.69%) IPsec
2 2 (1.69%) Tactical Data Link
2 2 (1.69%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.41%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.39%) DB2
3 3 (2.54%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.69%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.85%) Event Store
5 1 (0.85%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 29 (24.58%) Git (software)
2 21 (17.80%) Visual Studio
3 10 (8.47%) Moq
4 8 (6.78%) Jenkins
5 7 (5.93%) Jasmine
5 7 (5.93%) Karma Test Runner
5 7 (5.93%) Subversion
6 5 (4.24%) JIRA
6 5 (4.24%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (3.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (3.39%) Bitbucket
7 4 (3.39%) Bitbucket Server
8 3 (2.54%) Eclipse
8 3 (2.54%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (2.54%) webpack
9 2 (1.69%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.69%) Gradle
9 2 (1.69%) Maven
9 2 (1.69%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.85%) Apache Buildr
General
1 8 (6.78%) Manufacturing
1 8 (6.78%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.93%) Public Sector
3 4 (3.39%) Finance
4 1 (0.85%) Banking
4 1 (0.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 69 (58.47%) Developer
2 26 (22.03%) C# Developer
3 24 (20.34%) Software Engineer
4 15 (12.71%) .NET Developer
5 14 (11.86%) C++ Software Engineer
6 12 (10.17%) C# WPF Developer
6 12 (10.17%) WPF Developer
7 11 (9.32%) Angular Developer
8 10 (8.47%) C# .NET Developer
9 8 (6.78%) Java Developer
9 8 (6.78%) JavaScript Developer
10 6 (5.08%) C++ Developer
10 6 (5.08%) C++/C# Developer
11 4 (3.39%) Applications Developer
11 4 (3.39%) SC Cleared Java Developer
11 4 (3.39%) Senior Developer
11 4 (3.39%) Software Developer
11 4 (3.39%) Test Manager
11 4 (3.39%) WebOps Engineer
12 3 (2.54%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (25.42%) .NET
2 24 (20.34%) HTML
3 23 (19.49%) CSS
4 19 (16.10%) AngularJS
5 16 (13.56%) WPF
6 15 (12.71%) Node.js
7 13 (11.02%) HTML5
8 12 (10.17%) REST
9 11 (9.32%) LESS
9 11 (9.32%) Sass
9 11 (9.32%) XML
10 10 (8.47%) .NET Framework
10 10 (8.47%) RabbitMQ
10 10 (8.47%) RESTful
11 9 (7.63%) JSON
12 8 (6.78%) Web Services
13 7 (5.93%) SOAP
13 7 (5.93%) Swing
14 6 (5.08%) Java EE
14 6 (5.08%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.17%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (9.32%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (5.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (5.08%) Data Structures
5 5 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.24%) Client/Server
5 5 (4.24%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (3.39%) Cyberthreat
6 4 (3.39%) Digital Media
6 4 (3.39%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.69%) Life Science
7 2 (1.69%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.69%) User Experience
8 1 (0.85%) State Machine
8 1 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 28 (23.73%) Windows
2 14 (11.86%) Linux
3 4 (3.39%) CentOS
3 4 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.69%) Android
4 2 (1.69%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (59.32%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (25.42%) DevOps
3 25 (21.19%) OO
4 23 (19.49%) Software Engineering
5 22 (18.64%) Product Roadmap
5 22 (18.64%) Test Automation
6 17 (14.41%) OOD
7 14 (11.86%) Computer Forensics
7 14 (11.86%) Information Security
7 14 (11.86%) Multithreaded Programming
7 14 (11.86%) Multithreading
7 14 (11.86%) System Testing
8 13 (11.02%) OOP
9 12 (10.17%) Dependency Injection
9 12 (10.17%) MVVM
10 11 (9.32%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (8.47%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (7.63%) Sprint Planning
12 9 (7.63%) Sprint Review
13 8 (6.78%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 45 (38.14%) C#
2 34 (28.81%) C++
3 28 (23.73%) JavaScript
4 22 (18.64%) Python
5 21 (17.80%) Java
6 16 (13.56%) Bash Shell
6 16 (13.56%) C
7 10 (8.47%) SQL
7 10 (8.47%) TypeScript
8 7 (5.93%) ES6
9 6 (5.08%) PHP
10 5 (4.24%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.69%) Embedded C
11 2 (1.69%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.85%) Clojure
12 1 (0.85%) Groovy
12 1 (0.85%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 34 (28.81%) Security Cleared
2 31 (26.27%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.93%) Degree
4 2 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.69%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.69%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.08%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.85%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (3.39%) RACF
2 2 (1.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (3.39%) CA Endevor
1 4 (3.39%) zSecure
2 3 (2.54%) Ansible
3 2 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.69%) Puppet
3 2 (1.69%) Salt
3 2 (1.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (11.02%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.08%) Siemens
3 4 (3.39%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.69%) Google
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle
5 1 (0.85%) Xamarin