The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Taunton 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 23 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
Somerset / Taunton
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 - 11
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Unit Testing 2 0 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Taunton 3.70% - 13.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.08% - 14.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 11
Median daily rate £350 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 - £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.88 £43.00 £37.40
% change year-on-year -0.29% +14.97%  

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 Taunton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Taunton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 49 31 82
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Taunton 90.74% 75.61% 90.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 21 68
Median daily rate £388 £500 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +42.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £317 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £900 £536
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £21.83 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Unit Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Taunton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Taunton 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 Taunton

Unit Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Unit Testing in Taunton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unit Testing in Taunton

For the 6 months to 23 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 Taunton region with a requirement for Unit Testing.

1 8 (100.00%) Scrum
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (62.50%) Continuous Delivery
2 5 (62.50%) Software Engineering
2 5 (62.50%) WPF
2 5 (62.50%) .NET
2 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
2 5 (62.50%) MVC
3 4 (50.00%) Pair Programming
4 3 (37.50%) BDD
4 3 (37.50%) Hadoop
4 3 (37.50%) System Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Java
5 2 (25.00%) C#
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (25.00%) TDD
5 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
5 2 (25.00%) QA
5 2 (25.00%) Kanban
5 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (25.00%) NServiceBus
5 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (12.50%) Line Management
6 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared

Unit Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Taunton 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 2 (25.00%) NServiceBus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Hadoop
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
2 4 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Java Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
1 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
1 5 (62.50%) WPF
2 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) Scrum
1 8 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (62.50%) Continuous Delivery
2 5 (62.50%) MVC
2 5 (62.50%) Software Engineering
3 4 (50.00%) Pair Programming
4 3 (37.50%) BDD
4 3 (37.50%) System Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Kanban
5 2 (25.00%) TDD
6 1 (12.50%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA