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 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 101 77
Rank change year-on-year +11 -24  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 52 39 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.90% 1.30% 2.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.32% 1.65% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 30 51
Median daily rate £350 £356 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.75% +1.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £439 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.65% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.88 £42.50 £37.40
% change year-on-year +0.88% +13.63%  

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 2243 2364 2422
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.92% 78.91% 78.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1417 1565 1645
Median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £288 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 106 109
Median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -5.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £21.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £44.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

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 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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
Wiltshire +9 13 £325 -17.46% 3
Bristol 0 10 £403 +11.03% 8
Somerset -1 10 £363 - 2
Gloucestershire +14 7 £350 -15.15% 3
Unit Testing
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 67 (62.62%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (47.66%) Test Automation
3 46 (42.99%) MVC
4 45 (42.06%) SQL
5 43 (40.19%) C#
6 42 (39.25%) Scrum
7 40 (37.38%) JavaScript
8 39 (36.45%) .NET
9 37 (34.58%) TDD
10 36 (33.64%) Java
11 31 (28.97%) ASP.NET
12 30 (28.04%) HTML
13 29 (27.10%) XML
13 29 (27.10%) Security Cleared
14 25 (23.36%) Pair Programming
14 25 (23.36%) CSS
15 24 (22.43%) SQL Server
15 24 (22.43%) WPF
15 24 (22.43%) Continuous Integration
16 22 (20.56%) Git (software)
16 22 (20.56%) Oracle
17 19 (17.76%) Web Services
17 19 (17.76%) Software Engineering
18 18 (16.82%) RESTful
18 18 (16.82%) ASP.NET MVC
19 17 (15.89%) Spring
19 17 (15.89%) Continuous Delivery
20 16 (14.95%) QA
20 16 (14.95%) SC Cleared
21 15 (14.02%) .NET Framework

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 10 (9.35%) NServiceBus
2 7 (6.54%) Confluence
2 7 (6.54%) WebLogic
3 4 (3.74%) Apache
3 4 (3.74%) ColdFusion
3 4 (3.74%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.87%) IIS
4 2 (1.87%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.87%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.93%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.93%) CMS
5 1 (0.93%) Drupal
5 1 (0.93%) iPlanet
5 1 (0.93%) JBoss
5 1 (0.93%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.93%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.93%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 4 (3.74%) LaTeX
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.93%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (0.93%) SAP PP
1 1 (0.93%) SAP PP-PI
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.21%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (10.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.67%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (4.67%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.87%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.54%) Internet
2 2 (1.87%) HTTP
2 2 (1.87%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.93%) DNS
3 1 (0.93%) FCoE
3 1 (0.93%) Firewall
3 1 (0.93%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.93%) LDAP
3 1 (0.93%) NAS
3 1 (0.93%) SAN
3 1 (0.93%) VLAN
3 1 (0.93%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (22.43%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.21%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (8.41%) Relational Database
4 7 (6.54%) Oracle Database
5 6 (5.61%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.80%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.93%) Geospatial Data
8 1 (0.93%) MySQL
8 1 (0.93%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.93%) Redis
8 1 (0.93%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 22 (20.56%) Git (software)
2 15 (14.02%) Jenkins
3 14 (13.08%) Visual Studio
4 13 (12.15%) Ant
5 12 (11.21%) Maven
6 10 (9.35%) JIRA
6 10 (9.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (8.41%) JUnit
7 9 (8.41%) Mercurial
8 8 (7.48%) Apache Buildr
8 8 (7.48%) Eclipse
8 8 (7.48%) jMock
8 8 (7.48%) Subversion
8 8 (7.48%) TeamCity
9 7 (6.54%) Gradle
9 7 (6.54%) IntelliJ
10 5 (4.67%) Artifactory
10 5 (4.67%) Cucumber
11 4 (3.74%) QUnit
12 3 (2.80%) GoCD
General
1 10 (9.35%) Finance
2 5 (4.67%) Banking
3 3 (2.80%) Aerospace
3 3 (2.80%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.87%) Retail
5 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.93%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 82 (76.64%) Developer
2 32 (29.91%) .NET Developer
3 18 (16.82%) Java Developer
4 12 (11.21%) SQL Developer
5 11 (10.28%) C# Developer
6 9 (8.41%) ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (6.54%) Architect
7 7 (6.54%) Technical Architect
8 6 (5.61%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 6 (5.61%) Oracle Developer
8 6 (5.61%) PL/SQL Developer
8 6 (5.61%) Test Engineer
9 5 (4.67%) Senior Developer
10 4 (3.74%) AWS Developer
10 4 (3.74%) Python Developer
10 4 (3.74%) Software Engineer
11 3 (2.80%) C# .NET Developer
11 3 (2.80%) C++ Developer
11 3 (2.80%) Polyglot Developer
11 3 (2.80%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (36.45%) .NET
2 31 (28.97%) ASP.NET
3 30 (28.04%) HTML
4 29 (27.10%) XML
5 25 (23.36%) CSS
6 24 (22.43%) WPF
7 19 (17.76%) Web Services
8 18 (16.82%) ASP.NET MVC
8 18 (16.82%) RESTful
9 17 (15.89%) Spring
10 15 (14.02%) .NET Framework
10 15 (14.02%) ASP.NET Web API
11 14 (13.08%) Hibernate
12 12 (11.21%) AngularJS
12 12 (11.21%) HTML5
12 12 (11.21%) SOAP
13 10 (9.35%) WCF
14 9 (8.41%) JSON
14 9 (8.41%) React
15 8 (7.48%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.28%) User Experience
2 7 (6.54%) RIA
2 7 (6.54%) Web 2.0
3 4 (3.74%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (3.74%) N-Tier
4 3 (2.80%) Clustering
5 1 (0.93%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.93%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.93%) FMCG
5 1 (0.93%) Grid Computing
5 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.48%) Unix
1 8 (7.48%) Windows
2 7 (6.54%) Linux
3 2 (1.87%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.93%) AIX
4 1 (0.93%) HPUX
4 1 (0.93%) Solaris
4 1 (0.93%) SUSE
4 1 (0.93%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (62.62%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (47.66%) Test Automation
3 46 (42.99%) MVC
4 42 (39.25%) Scrum
5 37 (34.58%) TDD
6 25 (23.36%) Pair Programming
7 24 (22.43%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (17.76%) Software Engineering
9 17 (15.89%) Continuous Delivery
10 13 (12.15%) Front End Development
11 12 (11.21%) Microservices
12 11 (10.28%) Kanban
13 9 (8.41%) Refactoring
14 8 (7.48%) E-Commerce
14 8 (7.48%) XML Parsing
15 7 (6.54%) DevOps
15 7 (6.54%) Technical Architecture
15 7 (6.54%) Validation
15 7 (6.54%) Web Development
16 6 (5.61%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 45 (42.06%) SQL
2 43 (40.19%) C#
3 40 (37.38%) JavaScript
4 36 (33.64%) Java
5 13 (12.15%) C
6 12 (11.21%) PL/SQL
7 7 (6.54%) Python
8 5 (4.67%) C++
9 3 (2.80%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.80%) Scala
9 3 (2.80%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.87%) Embedded C++
10 2 (1.87%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.87%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.87%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.93%) Perl
11 1 (0.93%) PHP
11 1 (0.93%) Ruby
11 1 (0.93%) VB
11 1 (0.93%) VB6
Qualifications
1 29 (27.10%) Security Cleared
2 16 (14.95%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.61%) DV Cleared
4 4 (3.74%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (2.80%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.80%) Degree
6 1 (0.93%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.93%) ISEB
6 1 (0.93%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.93%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (14.95%) QA
2 6 (5.61%) Def Stans
2 6 (5.61%) DO-178B
2 6 (5.61%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 10 (9.35%) Docker
2 3 (2.80%) LXC
3 1 (0.93%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.93%) KVM
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.93%) Samba
3 1 (0.93%) Varnish
3 1 (0.93%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (6.54%) Ansible
2 1 (0.93%) OpenView
Vendors
1 22 (20.56%) Oracle
2 9 (8.41%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.48%) ATG
4 7 (6.54%) Google
5 2 (1.87%) CA Agile Central
5 2 (1.87%) Telerik
5 2 (1.87%) VMware
6 1 (0.93%) Apple
6 1 (0.93%) BEA
6 1 (0.93%) Cisco
6 1 (0.93%) Cognos
6 1 (0.93%) HP
6 1 (0.93%) IBM
6 1 (0.93%) Kofax
6 1 (0.93%) PlateSpin
6 1 (0.93%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.93%) SAP
6 1 (0.93%) Sourcefire
6 1 (0.93%) Sun
6 1 (0.93%) Veritas
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Modis International
Posted: 17 hours ago
Gloucestershire
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
South West England
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 7 days ago